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Artist -Venturer. the Life and Letters of Fred Richards Etcher and Author. (SIGNED by AUTHOR)

By: Collins W. J. Townsend

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Newport, R. H. Johns and Co: (1940s/50s)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 107410

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No Date c. 1940s/50s? . Now In a protective clear plastic cover, the book is overall in clean red boards but with a slightly faded spine and with clear, but dulled, gilt titling to the spine but brighter gilt titling to the front cover, with a couple of scuff marks/indentations to front board. No dustjacket. Foxing to endpapers and page edges mainly but scattlered foxing throughout. Inscription on the front endpaper written by author who is quoting from the book...... Hi... View more info

The Portrait of a General A Chronicle of the Napoleonic Wars

By: Colville, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Salisbury, Michael Russell Publishing Ltd: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7757

ISBN: 0859550761

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's (Portrait) pictorial dustjacket. Ex Reference Library copy with minimal markings - only a couple of (removed) labels and a few small stamps, etc. (ix) + 246 pp. Full Colour Portrait Frontispiece of General Colville. Plus Maps Illustrated in b/w. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

"Uncle Dick" Wootton . The Pioneer Frontiersman of the Rocky Mountain Region. An Account of the Adventures and Thrilling Experiences of the Most Noted American Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Scout, and Indian Fighter Now Living.

By: Conard, Howard Louis.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Virginia, Time Life Books: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112825

ISBN: 0809439522

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


From the prestigiously-bound Time-Life series "Classics of The Old West". A 1980 Facsimile reprint of the First edition of 1890, it preserves the historical authenticity including typographical errors and printing irregularities. Hardback in brown leather boards (Time-Life actually state that these bindings are Leather, but they look more like 'leatherette' to me - but presumably the publishers know what they are talking about? ) with Bright Gilt titling to the f... View more info

The Americans. Fifty Letters from America on Our Life and Times. (SIGNED Copy)

By: Cooke, Alistair

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113126

ISBN: 0370301633

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


SIGNED Copy. Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. A Tiny SLIVER of fading to the very top edge of the spine and a slightly bumped bottom front corner - negligible - NO damage. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is price-clipped. Plain white endpapers. Signed by the Author (name only) on free front endpaper. No other Inscriptions or Marks. Internally FINE. 323 pp. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near Fine, UK First Ed... View more info

Agenda New English and U. S. Poems - an Anthology, Volume 14, No. 4 - Vol. 15, No. 1 Winter-Spring 1977

By: Cookson William (editor)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Agenda (William Cookson): 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110742

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original white, black lettered, stiff laminate card covers. Some Very Light shelfwear with a few light marks and some smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light. No dustjacket as issued. A Special Double Issue, with Poetry, Essays and Reviews by many UK & US poets and academics, etc, including contributions by John Gurney, Andrew Motion, Lotte Kramer, Alan Massey, Jeffrey Wainwright, William Bedford, Pamala Stewart, Alexander Small, Reginald Gib... View more info

Agenda U. S. Poetry Special Issue . Volume 13, No. 4 - Vol. 14, No. 1 Winter-Spring 1976

By: Cookson William (editor). This Issue Guest Edited by Grey Gowrie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Agenda (William Cookson): 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110746

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the original white, black lettered, stiff laminate card covers. Some Very Light shelfwear with some smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - Negligible. No dustjacket as issued. A Special Double Issue, with US Poetry, Essays and Reviews by many poets and academics, etc, including an Essay by Michael Alexander on 'Ezra Pound's 'Seafarer' ; and Kenneth Cox on 'Louis Zukofsky's 'A'; with other poetry, etc, by John Ashbery, Mary Barnard, Frank Bidar... View more info

A History of the Davis Cup Being the Story of the International Lawn Tennis Championship 1900-48

By: COOMBE, D. C

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Hennel Locke Ltd: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 105504

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


"The book contains 16 pages of illustations vividly portraying famous players in action..." Dustjacket has been internally repaired by previous owner with masking tape which overlaps at the edges and is coloured to match, NOT PRICE CLIPPED, grubby. Green cloth covered boards, blind stamped decoration to front board, bright silver titling to spine. Corners and head/tail of spine lightly bumped. NO INSCRIPTIONS. 288pp. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 105504; 8vo View more info

PAUL KLEE - Penguin Modern Painters

By: Cooper Douglas

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1952

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 9889

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


In the original publisher's grey-blue, lettered in black/white, card covers. Quite Scarce in the original dustjacket. Small amount foxing. A couple of repaired tears, & some foxing/discolouration to the dustjacket, but all repairs are to the inside of the covers with archive tape, and the d/j is complete with No loss and looks very good. Reprint Edition. In 'The Penguin Modern Painters' series. With 32 colour and b/w plates (16 of which are in colour) and an essay on Kle... View more info

Gale Force 10 The Life and Legacy of Admiral Beaufort 1774-1857

By: Courtney, Nicholas

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Review: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 110781

ISBN: 0747272107

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Black boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket which is not price-clipped but does have a former owner's small b/w address sticker covering the price. There are No Inscriptions or Marks. (xii) + 340 pp. Illustrated with colour plates and b/w drawings. B/w map endpapers. Four Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index. Overall, this ... View more info

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 brown... 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 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 t... 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. Ove... 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 print... 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 Prefac... 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/discoloure... 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 Biograph... 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 ... 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 w... 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,... View more info