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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... 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... View more info

Charles Darwin . A Man of Enlarged Curiosity

By: Brent, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111218

ISBN: 0434085952

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Rebound by the Library in a textured burgundy black flecked 'rexine' type binding with NO titling to the spine or covers. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which has been slightly close trimmed to the bottom edge (presume during the re-binding) , but is Not price-clipped and although there is some slight edgewear to the top edge of the dustjacket, the d/j has NO library markings and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and... View more info

Would I Fight

By: Briant, Keith. Wilkes, Lyall. (edited by)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell: 1938

Seller ID: 000110


Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Orange cloth bound boards. Name/Writing on front paste down. E/p's browning. Slight foxing. 'Would I Fight' sets out to present the views of men and women on what they believe is worth killing and being killed for. In selecting the essayists the editors have attempted to choose only those who can fairly be said to be representative of the various cross sections into which the country is divided. Some of the essayists that are included ... View more info

1914: The Coming of the First World War . New Appreciations in History 10.

By: Bridge F. R. (edited by J. M. Bourne)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Historical Association: 1994

Edition: Reprint - Second Edition

Seller ID: 112970

ISBN: 0852782985

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Number Ten in the 'New Appreciations in History' Series. 36 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Chronological Table; Notes; Further Reading. Looks Unread/untouched. Other titles in similar condition in this series available - please enquire if interested. ; New Appreciations in History; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Bent Larsen - The Fighter. (Together with an Official Score Sheet of a Match - US Chess Fed. - between Bent Larsen and A. J. Miles. SIGNED by Both Players)

By: Brondrum Eric

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Dansk Skakforlag,: 1978

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 114143

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards in pink/black/white/greyscale. Light shelfwear to covers = a little light rubbing to edges/corners - pretty negligible. Binding firm and tight. No dustjacket (as issued) , but the book is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks near Fine. Page fore-edges VERY lightly toned with age but generally crisp and clean with NO foxing or similar. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. Text very c... View more info

The Women and Men of 1926 . A Gender and Social History of the General Strike and Miners' Lockout in South Wales.

By: Bruley, Sue

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 112940

ISBN: 0708322751

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


HARDBACK. Black cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. A few VERY light smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light = Negligible, o/w As New. The dustjacket is NOT clipped and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. (xiv) + 202pp. Illustrated in b/w. One Map (The South Wales Coalfield). Notes; Appendix; Bibliographical Notes; Bibliography; Index.... View more info

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F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century

By: Bryer, Jackson R. & Ruth Prigozy & Milton R. Stern

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa And London, University of Alabama Press: 2003

Edition: Presumed First USA Edition

Seller ID: 114523

ISBN: 0817312161

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


NO Dustjacket. In Near Fine black boards with bright metallic blue titling to the spine. The book is now in a now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. (xiv) + 372 pp. "This collection grew out of the F. Scott Fitzgerald conference that convened in Princeton at the centennial of this author's birth (1996). Bringing together dozens of scholars and commentators, the conference and the book celebrate the growing legacy of Fitzger... View more info

Historical Sketches of Glamorgan. A Series of Papers Read before the Glamorgan Society, London. Volume One and Two.

By: Brynmor-Jones, D; W. Llewelyn Williams; D. Bryant

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Western Mail, Limited: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition Thus (1st issue of the Two Volumes Complete)

Seller ID: 112689

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Two Volumes bound as One. Brick/Brown cloth bound boards with no titling to the spine and bright gilt titling to the front cover. No dustjacket. There is a very little light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and there is a very small stain to the front boards. There are foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges and the former owner has written his/her name on the top of the front free-endpaper. There are NO other inscriptions or marks. (xx) + 136 pp. Illustrate... View more info

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The Second Volume of Miscellaneous Works Written by George, Late Duke of Buckingham. Containing a KEY to the REHEARSAL, and Several Pieces in Prose and Verse ; Never before PRINTED.....

By: Buckingham Lord George (Late Duke Of Buckingham) Collected and Prepar'd ...by The Late Ingenious Mr. Tho. Brown

Price: £195.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Sam. Briscoe, and Sold By J. Nutt Near Stationers-Hall,: 1705

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113011

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The Title continues = …." With a Collection Of Poems, Satyrs, Letters, Dialogues, Essays, Characters, Maxims of State Valuable Speeches, in both Houses of Parliament, by Several Lords and Commons: Printed from Original Manuscripts, that give a light into the Secret History of the Times. Written by the Late Duke of Buckingham; Duke of Lauderdal; Marquis of Halifax; … Earl Of Rochester; … Sir William Temple… Sir Edward Seymour; … Mr Dryden; Sir George Ethereg... View more info

Notes & Jottings from Animal Life

By: Buckland Frank

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder & Co: 1886

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 9329

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Light tan cloth boards with (slightly dulled) gilt titling to the spine and a gilt/maroon illustration to the front cover. No dustjacket. The boards have some rubbing to the extremities, some rub marking to the spine, and particularly to the corners where a couple of Tips only are through to the boards, a little bumping to the head/tail of the spine, but NO damage. All hinges are sound and tight. Plain dark brown endpapers - with a former owners' heraldic bookplate (Harr... View more info

Genealogies of the Carmarthenshire Sheriffs from 1539 to 1759 and from 1760 to 1913 - with a Complete List of Sheriffs and Index (Volumes One and Two - Complete)

By: Buckley, James (Compiler)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Carmarthen, W. Spurrell & Son: 1910/13

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113147

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


2 Volume SET. Both uniformly quarter bound with salmon coloured cloth spines and gilt titling, with grey paper covered boards. The head and tail of the spines are 'bumped' on both volumes (and the paper corners are scraped to volume one). Some light staining to the paper boards on volume one - but no damage inside - shows as light mottling to the paper over the boards. Two ink spots to the spine of Volume One. Top edges Gilt on both volumes. The page edges slightly brown... View more info

Native American Son. The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

By: Buford, Kate

Price: £12.50

Publisher: U. S. A, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books: 2012

Edition: Presumed 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 113218

ISBN: 0803240899

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. The tiniest of shelfwear to the very tips of the corners of the covers - negligible. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 480 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Acknowledgements; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As NEW' copy. "The first comprehensive biography of the legendary figure who defined excellence in American sports: Jim Thorpe (1888 -1953) arguably the greatest all-a... View more info

Bulfinch's Mythology. The Age of Fable. The Age of Chivalry. Legends of Charlemagne

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head Ltd: N.D.

Edition: Unknown (Reprint)

Seller ID: 000794

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Pencil note on e/p. Cloth bound boards, spine faded, extremities worn. A classic volume of mythology- immortal stories of Jupiter and Juno, Apollo and Daphne, Cupid, many more. 778 pp. Black and white illustrations. INTERNALLY CLEAN; 000794; 8vo View more info

Mirador My Term as Hitler's Guest

By: Burton, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Regency Press: 1986

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 109803

ISBN: 0721207669

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Tan coloured boards with NO titling to the spine. A little light, fairly negligible, fading to the very top of the book. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. A VERY light stain to the top of the first chapter o/w No Inscriptions or Marks. Map endpapers. 163 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "The first volume of Dr. Burton's Autobiography - A Doctor from the Royal... View more info

The Source of the Nile. The Lake Regions of Central Africa

By: Burton, Richard F.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1993

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112173

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Tan/Black/Gilt Illustrated boards with bright gilt/black decoration/ titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket. In the Original Near fine plain black SLIPCASE - some slight shelfwear = rubs/smudges, negligible. The top page fore-edge is tan-brown. There are NO Inscriptions or Marks. (xxv) +604 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and line drawings. Loosely enclosed is a large fold-out map of the routes between Zanzibar and The Great Lakes in Eastern Africa. Two Appe... View more info

The Nile Basin and Captain Speke's Discovery of the Source of the Nile .

By: Burton, Richard F; James MacQueen

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Frank Cass & Co.: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112348

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-Library Copy. Green quarter-bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are minimal Ex-Library Markings. These include a stamp to the title page and a number stamp to the publisher's details page. The front free-endpaper has been cut out and there are glue stains to the top and bottom of the boards. There are also yellow stains to the dustjacket-flaps and endpapers. There is ed... View more info

The Old Water-Colour Society's Club. The Forty-Eighth Annual Volume.

By: Bury, Adrian (edited by)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, 1973

Edition: 48th Annual Volume (1st Thus)

Seller ID: 000739

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Hardbound, in white-cream boards with gilt monogram and gilt titling to spine. Boards VERY Clean considering the colour! . This 'Journal' was issued only to members. This issue Includes articles on 'Edgar Owen Jennings' by Adrian Bury; 'The Byrne family and The 'Old Society', by J. M. Wheeler; 'A Personal Choice' by Derek Clifford & other standard contents including a small biography of Brian Hatton and 'Works shown at the Exhibition'. NO Inscriptions or Marks other than... View more info

Thomas Hardy

By: Butler Lance St John

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Cambridge, CAMBRIDGE University Press: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 47139

ISBN: 0521292719

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; 47139; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Sir Philip Sidney and the English Renaissance

By: Buxton, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1966

Edition: Second Edition Reprint

Seller ID: 47695

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Second Edition (1966 reprint). Hardback. Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. 284 pages. Ex-Library, with usual stamps markings, but contents in Very Good condition with a VG dw. The front d/j flap stuck in at the end of the book - a common but rather odd occurence in UK Libraries in the 60s/70s and 80s! . A Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy despite its X-Lib status. Contents: The Tradition of Patronage; Th... View more info