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With the First in the Field

By: Cowton, Albert E.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Norwich, Mrs A. E. Cowton: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109773

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In pale (faded? ) blue cloth boards with Gilt title to spine. Gilt aeroplane motif on front cover. A previous owner has coloured in parts of the boards to try to match the colour where it has been faded/sunned/marked. Spine and boards sound and look OK, but discoloured and the covers are marked. Head/tail of spine bumped. The book is now protected in a clear book plastic cover, and looks quite good. Light blue endpapers with the edges 'browned'. All Page fore edges browned. Internally VERY GOOD. (i-xvi) + 496 pp. B & W photographic frontispiece. Quotation. Preface. Foreword by Air Commodore St... View more info

The Poetical Works of George Crabbe. Complete in One Volume

By: Crabbe George

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Paris, A & W Galignani and Co. ,: (1833/5?)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 112221

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


NO date shown and nothing internally to indicate a date, but Copac (Copac National, Academic, & Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1829, but it has to be later as Crabbe didn't die until 1832 and this copy includes a short 'Memoir of his life'. Probably rushed out shortly after his death...? . Bound in full contemporary green leather with 5 gilt decorated raised bands on spine and a gilt border decoration in the compartments on the spine. The title in gilt on a burgundy leather label on the spine. Gilt borders around the edges of covers front and rear, and gilt decoration on the o... View more info

Records of the General Eyre (Public Record Office Handbooks No. 20)

By: Crook David

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London (248, Strand, Wc), Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113236

ISBN: 0114401233

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Some light edgewear/creased corners, but all is complete and tight, and the book is generally very clean and sound. The page fore-edges are a little 'dusty'. Internally, the former owner's name, location and date is written on the half-title page, o/w NO other inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 272 pp. " The General Eyre was the main Court administering Royal Justice, both Civil and Criminal, in the English Counties from the Reign of Henry II until the late Thirteenth century and continued to be of importance into the reign of Edward III. This h... View more info

The Exploration of North America, 1630-1776

By: Cumming, William P. ; S. Hillier, D. B. Quinn, G. Williams, et al

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112465

ISBN: 0236310550

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Green cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is price-clipped. There is some chipping/edge-wear to the dustjacket corners and there is a gift note addressed to the former owner, on the front free-endpaper. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 227 pp. Illustrated throughout with b/w and colour maps and plates. Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Index. Overall, apart from the faults, as detailed above, this is a Clean, Tight and Bright , 'Very Good Plus' copy. "By 1630, Euro... View more info

Martin Luther. The Man and His Work

By: Cushman, Arthur; Mr Giffert

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, T Fisher Unwin: 1911

Edition: First Edition (UK)

Seller ID: 107332

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Light Olive green covers with bright gilt titling and embellisment to front cover, gilt titling to spine, spine faded, worn at edges, 3 faded spots to front cover, corners bumped/rubbed. Offsetting from pencil Name/writing on rear endpaper. Rear inner hinge sprung. Tissue guarded frontis, black and white illustrations. Collated. 397pp, index, pencil lines and annotations, foxing spots to page edges, Previous owners name written to front endpaper covered up by small printed label. Despite all this Overall internally the book is Very good+, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Luther was a German monk, prie... View more info

ANGLIA JUDAICA or A History of the Jews in England by D'Blossiers Tovey LL.D

By: D'Blossiers Tovey; edited and Retold by Elizabeth Pearl

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson in Association With Martin Green: 1990

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 113560

ISBN: 029781107X

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


"The first anecdotal history of the Jews in England from 1066-1738. First published in 1738, Rewritten in modern English for today's reader." Fine Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped, but the price is neatly 'blacked out'. NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. (xvii) + (3) + 199 pp. Editor's Preface; Facsimile Title Page; Facsimile Dedication; Facsimile Author's Preface; Author's Preface, Edited. Introduction - The History = Chapters are separated according to each Monarch's reign in turn, f... View more info

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Will Adams, The First Englishman in Japan. A Romantic Biography.

By: Dalton William

Price: £128.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood & Co. ,: 1870

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114870

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An early edition. No date but likely circa 1870s. (The original was published in 1861 and other publishers quickly followed suit). In the original pictorial cloth covered boards, with gilt titling to the spine and front board. No dust-jacket. Spine ends and corners are a little bumped, but no damage. The spine is slightly faded and rubbed, but the gilt is quite bright. Page fore-edges dust-ingrained and with some marks. Internally pale lemon endpapers, some thumbing/marks on the front free endpaper, a few small neatly closed edge tears, and a top corner crease to the first 6 pages of the first... View more info

A Poet's Pilgrimage

By: Davies W. H.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1927

Edition: 1st Thus (Travellers' Library Edition); First Printing

Seller ID: 111989

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Blue boards with Very Bright Gilt titling to the spine. Head/Tail of spine very slightly bumped. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped, - '3/6d net' still present - although, as usual with Cape, all 4 corners are clipped as issued. The yellow of the dustjacket is fading/discolouring, but all black decoration/titling is clear and bright, but the d/j covers, and particularly the spine of the d/j, are a little faded/discoloured/dusty, and the d/j has some light edgewear, with some VERY slight loss at the corners. The Head/tail of the spine has been ... View more info

Pennar Davies . Cyfrol Deyrnged

By: Davies, Dewi Eirug

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Abertawe, Ty John Penry: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112263

ISBN: 0903701456

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Welsh Language Book. Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. The former owner has written their name to the top of the front free-endpaper and there are very light scratch marks to the dustjacket covers. There are NO other inscriptions or marks. 151 pp. Bibliography. Overall, this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "This welsh-language text is the seminal Biography of Pennar Davies." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Daniel . A Biography of Daniel Hopkin (SIGNED Copy)

By: Davies, Eric

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Carmarthen, Eric Davies: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 112583

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


SIGNED Copy. Laminated pictorial card covers with black titling to the front cover. No dustjacket, as issued. Signed By the Author on the inside of the front cover, otherwise There are NO other inscriptions or marks. 100 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Chronology. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. "Daniel Hopkin will always be remembered as the first Labour Member of Parliament for Carmarthen. The whole Labour movement will forever be grateful for his life and work and for the high standard of care which he established for the constituency." ;... View more info

Lewis Tymbl . o'r Mynydd-Bach i'r Mynydd Mawr

By: Davies, Ieuan

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Abertawe (Swansea), Ty John Penry: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110515

ISBN: 1871799007

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers with white and blue titling to the spine. No dustjacket as issued. No Inscriptions or Marks. 156pp. The text is written in Welsh. This is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. " LEWIS , DAVID JOHN (‘ Lewis Tymbl ’; 1879 - 1947 ) , Congregational Minister, popular preacher and lecturer ; born. At Mynydd-bach , a smallholding in the village of Hermon , in the parish of Llanfyrnach, Pembs. , 28 Dec. 1879. He was ordained at Bethesda , Tumble, in July 3, 1907 and he remained there for the rest of his life, and became known as ‘ Lew... View more info

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Welsh Life in the Eighteenth Century

By: Davies, Leonard Twiston, Sir and Averyl Edwards

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113434

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Very Good crimson red cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine, and white titling to the front cover. NO dustjacket. Head/Tail of the spine a little bumped. Page fore-edges slightly 'dusty'/browning with a few brown spots on the lower edges. An old gift note in ink on the front free blank endpaper. (xii) + 243 pp, b/w frontispiece and 29 other b/w plates. Foreword + Chapters on Agriculture and Country Life, Literature, Industry, Religion Education and Politics, Science, Medicine, Architecture, Furniture and Decoration, Art, Folklore and with a Bibliography. Overall, apart from the mi... View more info

The Adventures of Johnny Walker Tramp

By: Davies, W. H.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112139

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Blue Boards fair only, complete but titling all but disappeared to the spine, and a former owner has decided to 'improve' this book by colouring in the faded edges of boards. Corners and head/tail of spine lightly 'bumped'. Rear edge of the spine splitting, but holding fast. There is a circular stain on the back board and the publishers blind stamped logo. Extremeties rubbed. Internally generally very clean, but a few blind stamps on few pages including title page, (Bradford Library and Literary Society). No other indications of this having been in a library. Top page edge discoloured, the rem... View more info

Essai Sur Le Journal De Voyage De Montaigne "Etudes de litterature etrangere et comparee."

By: Dedeyan, Charles

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Paris, Boivin & Cie:

Seller ID: 106314

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Card covers, pages and covers browning with age, NO INSCRIPTIONS, spine split, edges slightly worn, map, pages uncut, tall 8vo, 218pp, Text in French. Pages edges slightly chipped.; 106314; 8vo (large) View more info

Queen Victoria . A Life of Contradictions

By: Dennison, Matthew

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, William Collins: 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113335

ISBN: 0007504578

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


AS NEW. First Edition and First Printing with the Publisher's Key = 1. Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Looks unread. (xvi) + 189 pp. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. The book includes Queen Victoria's Family Tree (simplified) ; An Introduction; Notes; Bibliography and Index. "Fresh, witty and accessible, this brilliant new book from Matthew Dennison gives a compelling assessment of Victoria’s mercurial character and her impact, written with the irony,... View more info

Burns in His Time

By: Dent, Alan

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, Nelson: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47785

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with the usual library markings. 162 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall a Clean, Tight copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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This Guy Marciano

By: Diamond Wilfrid

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Kingswood, Surrey, UK, The World's Work: 1955

Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114933

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


In overall a very clean red cloth with clear black titles to spine, a dark stain near the inner side of the top of the spine - fairly negligible - all titling deep and clear. In the original un-clipped publisher's dust-jacket which has a dark stain to the top of the spine, a chunk torn away from the edge of the spine and now lacking the title on the front cover o/w the rest of the d/j is present and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks much better. See Images. The page fore-edges have some light toning and pale spotting (foxing) with age, but are gene... View more info

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My Roots A Decade in the Garden

By: Don, Montagu & Monty Don

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114566

ISBN: 0340834617

Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket


FINE blue boards with bright copper-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers' 'as new' pictorial dustjacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 1. The tail to the spine is slightly 'bumped' due to storage. There are some very light yellow-brown flecks to the page fore-edges and the very bottom edge is lightly tanned. Apart from these very minor 'faults' from storage, the book is 'As New' with NO Inscriptions or marks. The book looks unread and is immaculate internally. (xii) + 324 pp. Some b/w illustrations. "Monty Don, the face of British gardening,... View more info

The Enduring Brontes

By: Donald Hopewell, Phyllis Bentley, W R Childe, Beatrice E Stanley, Edith M Weir, W L Andrews

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Shipley, Outhwaite Bros: N.D.

Seller ID: 107996

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Offsetting to pale brown/beige covers, blue/black titling, staples rusting. 48pp. Previous owners owners name written to inner front cover. Internally excellent, clean and bright. Contents include;THE BRONTES IN OUR THOUGHTS TODAY, THE NOVELS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE, THE BRONTES AS POETS, THE PARSONAGE AT HAWORTH, THE BRONTE SOCIETY.; 107996; 8vo View more info

P. G. Wodehouse A Biography

By: Donaldson, Frances

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1982

Edition: First Edition; First Impression

Seller ID: 111990

ISBN: 0297781057

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Tan boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is light edge-wear to the dustjacket corners and light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (xviii) + 399 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Works about P. G. Wodehouse; Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "This work is the definitive biography of P. G. Wodehouse." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info