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" Langemarck " and " Cambrai " A War Narrative 1914 - 1918 . PRESENTATION Copy by "The Author". ( Langemarck and Cambrai A War Narrative 1914 - 1918)

By: Dugdale, M. C. , Captain Geoffrey

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Wilding & Son Ltd. ,: 1932

Edition: 2nd Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 111570

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Black cloth boards with the (white) titling to the spine dulled to the point of invisibility, but the titling to the front board - which is White - is Very Bright and Clear. No dustjacket, BUT the former owner has made his own d/j by using a clear plastic cover then photocopying, in b/w, the title, author, the publisher and a photo from the book and making a 'collage' of the copies appropriately inside the clear plastic cover to the spine and the front cover, thus protecting the book and simulating a d/j. The page fore-edges are 'rough-cut' and uniformly browning. There is a Presentation note ... View more info

God and My Right

By: Duggan, Alfred

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1963

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 110326

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. No Inscriptions or Marks. 352pp. This is an Excellent Clean, Tight and Bright 'AS NEW' copy. " Alfred Duggan's biographical novel about Thomas Becket of Canterbury and King Henry II is one of the best of all his books, and one of the best historical studies of the subject in existence". ; 8vo 8" - 9" View more info

Augustus John

By: Earp, T. W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London And Edinburgh, T Nelson & Sons Ltd and T. C. & E. C. Jack: (1930s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113381

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


In the Publisher's original green cloth covers, black titling/lettering on front board & spine, black wavy bordering around edges of the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket = White based colour pictorial dustjacket, with dark green lettering, with a green " 2/6 net " and a colour illustration of Augustus John's 'lady cello player Suggia' on the front cover. Not clipped, but a little dusty/grubby (as usual with a white based d/j) and with a couple of closed (neatly repaired to the reverse) tears from age/storage. Possible First Edition. Slim 8vo. NO Date (? 193... View more info

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Martin Harvey . Some Pages of His Life

By: Edgar George

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards Ltd: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114375

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth boards with bright gilt titling/decoration to to the spine and to the front cover. An Oval black and white portrait tipped on to front cover with gilt borders. Head/tail of spine slightly 'bumped' from storage only. Rough-cut page edges, a few pages roughly opened. Top edge of pages Gilt. The former owner's name/address in ink written on the front free endpaper with some light foxing (Light yellow-tan spotting/patching) to endpapers, and to the prelims mainly, and to the page edges and fore-edges. The main text is clean and tight. (2) + 340pp. Black/white tissue guarded frontispiece... View more info

They Fought with What They Had The Story of the Army Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific, 1941-1942

By: Edmonds Walter D.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1951

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 109997

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Blue boards with silver-gilt titling to the spine. The spine is 'sunned' turning the base colour a grey-blue. No dustjacket, BUT the former owner has made his own d/j by using a clear plastic cover then photocopying, in b/w, the title, author, the publisher and making a 'collage' of the copies appropriately inside the clear plastic cover to the spine and the front cover, thus protecting the book and simulating a d/j. The page fore-edges are slightly, but uniformly, browned and there is some light foxing mainly to the top edge only. NO Inscriptions but there is a running light stain which gradu... View more info

The Pennard Manor Court Book 1673-1701. No 15 in the Series - Publications of the South Wales Record Society

By: Edmunds, Michael J. (Transcribed by) & Joanna Martin (Introduction)

Price: £31.00

Publisher: Cardiff, South Wales Record Society: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113106

ISBN: 0952596156

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


Bound in original maroon cloth boards, with Bright Gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped. 'As new' condition in a Fine dustwrapper (just the very slightest of edge creasing due to storage - negligible). No Inscriptions or Marks. Map endpapers. (xxxvi) + 109 pp. Illustrated with a b/w frontispiece and one line drawn map. Glossary; Index of Place-names; Index of Personal-names. The complete record of the business transacted in the Manor Courts held at Pennard, Gower, South Wales, from 1673 to 1701, together with a ... View more info

Narrative Shape-Shifting. Myth, Humor and History in the Fiction of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing and Yvonne Vera

By: Elder, Arlene A.

Price: £13.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom, James Currey. An Imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 112546

ISBN: 1847010121

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy laminated boards. No dustjacket as issued. First Edition, First Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 1 2 3 4 5 12 13 11 10 09. Some very light negligible smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright near 'As New' copy. A few small 'ticks' by titles in the bibliography o/w NO Inscriptions or Marks. (vi) + 168 pp. Short Biographies; Bibliography, Index. "Responding to many of the same neo-colonial concerns as earlier African writers, Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing and Yvonne Vera bring contemporary, ... View more info

Kate Greenaway . A Biography

By: Engen, Rodney

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, MacDonald Futura Publishers: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112093

ISBN: 0354042009

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. The boards are lightly 'mottled' on the front half of the front and rear boards, and there is some light edge-wear to the dustjacket and the d/j corners. The Dustjacket is in an older clear plastic removable cover and looks 'Very Good'. The Green/White 'Family Tree' front endpaper has a small (1.5 cm) white patch on the top corner where possibly a price has been erased taking the (green) colour with it. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 240 pp. Ilustrated wit... View more info

Lucrezia Borgia . A Biography

By: Erlanger, Rachel

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111964

ISBN: 0718118200

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is a crease to the spine of the boards and there is light edge-wear/chipping to the corners/head/tail of the dustjacket. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (x) + 372 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and map endpapers. Notes and Sources; Bibliography; Index. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright, VG copy. "This highly readable biography will revolutionise the way we understand Lucrezia Borgia.... View more info

BERNARD SHAW His Life, Work and Friends

By: ERVINE, St John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Co: 1956

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 113657

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


In repaired dustjacket, chipped/torn. In VG/Near Fine Very Clean blue boards with bright gilt titling to spine, NO INSCRIPTIONS. 628pp. Black and white frontis portrait. VERY CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 8vo (large) View more info

Just Business . An uncommercial story (Signed Copy)

By: Estorick, Michael

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Privately Printed (At Stamperia Valdonega, Verona & Produced By the Cygnet Press): 1996

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 350 copies only

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 110732

ISBN: 0907435122

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


SIGNED Copy. This was Privately Printed by The Cygnet Press. Limited to 350 copies of which 300 copies were for sale. Blue boards with dark blue titling to the spine. In the original publisher's plain blue dustjacket with blue titlting to the d/j spine and a blue block over the Title on the front cover. There is a very slight fade to the base colour of the d/j spine but all titling is clear and bright. The Author's son has written a Presentation inscription on the Dedication page (dedicated to Alexander) - to 'For Arthur from Alexander (and the Author has added) and Michael ! ! With love'. The... View more info

The Last Strongholds

By: Etherton Colonel P.T.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds Publishers: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8144

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Brick red coloured cloth boards with dulled darkened (? Gilt ? ) titling to the spine. No dustjacket. There is a blind-stamped ? Logo/motif? To the lower half of the clean front board, the spine is a bit darkened/spotted/discoloured, rear board clean. Corners and head/tail of spine slightly bumped but overall good clean sound covers. ALL hinges tight and secure. Page fore-edges a little 'dusty'/age-browned. A faded name/date from a former owner on the ffep. The book is in a protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Near VG. Internally some light foxing/spotting and pale e... View more info

Lampeter (SIGNED, Limited Edition)

By: Evans George Eyre

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, (Printed for the Author) by William Jones,:

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 110 copies only; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113111

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Stated 'Subscriber's copy' No. 166 (of a Limited Edition) with the Signature in ink of the Author under the Limitation note. The Subscribers list at the front of the book lists around 203 subscribers only, but the actual limitation isn't noted. Bound in original light blue paper covered boards with black printed motif on front cover, with a 'new' (done before it got to me) - but near identical to the original - cloth spine and with the Original (rubbed/sunned) paper label mounted on the spine as on the original. Likely new endpapers too, but as these are blank and older... View more info

An Early History of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen, 1576-1800

By: Evans Martin

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Swansea, Martin Evans/W. Walters & Son Ltd: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119561

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Overall an Excellent copy. A Very clean and tight copy, apart from a former owners name and date neatly written on the very top of the title page and some very slight edge rubs from storage - negligible. Otherwise near 'As New' - with no other inscriptions or marks. In the original publisher's pale blue glossy card covers, lettered and decorated in dark blue. No dustjacket as Issued. NO date but circa 1978/86. Presumed First Edition. Illustrated in b/w, 89pp + (6) pages. Externally and Internally an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy - which would have been marked 'Near As New' had it... View more info

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The History of the South Pembrokeshire Calvanistic Methodist Churches

By: Evans William and Oscar S. Symonds

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Wrexham, Hughes & Son,: 1913

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114561

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Burgundy cloth covered boards, with clear gilt titling to the front cover. The covers have some spots/marks and bottom of the spine lacks about 3/10ths of an inch. The corners are bumped and the tips scraped, but overall sound. The page fore-edges browned with age and the front inner hinge looks re-glued. Internally complete, tight and clear, BUT is quite grubby in many places. On a few pages there are some light brown spots which I have cleaned up, but they were from old candle drops! (See Images). The bottom front BLANK corner of page 29 has some loss due to a tear (? ) but not affecting the... View more info

A History of Wales 1906-2000

By: Evans, D. Gareth

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2000

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 109762

ISBN: 0708315941

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. A little very light shelfwear/creasing to the covers. No dustjacket as issued. This is an Ex-Library copy BUT although it lacks a front free (blank) endpaper, there is only one stamp on the dedication page, one at the end of the book and traces of something small erased on the reverse of the front cover o/w NO other Inscriptions or Marks. (xii) + 2 Maps + 303 pp. Overall A Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'Very Good' copy. "This text aims to cover four main area of change during the 20th century: the political scene, social changes, eco... View more info

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Where The Flying Fishes Play

By: Evans, George Brinley

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cardigan, S. W. Wales, UK, Parthian Books: 2006

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 113709

ISBN: 190263859X

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers with flaps. Some very light shelfwear to the covers - light smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - negligible. A smooth uncreased spine and NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Looks Unused/Unread. (6) + 266 pp + 8 pp. " George Evans (born in in November 1925) had been working underground as a miner for three years in the mining village of Banwen in South West Wales, when he volunteered for the British Army in 1944. He was eighteen years old. The train from Banwen across the mountains to the Brecon barracks was th... View more info

Portrait of a Pioneer. A Biography of Howell Thomas Evans

By: EVANS, Lyn

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Llandybie, Christopher Davies: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107739

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


(1982) In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. NOT PRICE CLIPPED, Red titling to d/j spine VERY slightly lighter than that on the front d/j cover - negligible . Clean maroon boards with Bright gilt titling to spine. Hinges sound. Previous owners name neatly written to front free endpaper. 190pp. Black and white photographs. Internally CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "Lyn Evans traces his father's life and career from a working-class background in Cwmbwrla, then a village on the outskirts of Swansea, through university to become teacher, author, lecturer and headmaster and a graduate of t... View more info

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Portrait of a Pioneer. A Biography of Howell Thomas Evans

By: EVANS, Lyn

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Llandybie, Christopher Davies: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113766

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Clean maroon boards with Bright gilt titling to spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is a little creased to the extremities, and to the inner flaps. NOT Price-clipped. Red titling to d/j spine VERY slightly lighter than that on the front d/j cover - negligible. All Hinges sound. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 190pp. Black and white photographs. Internally Clean, Tight and Bright. "Lyn Evans traces his father's life and career from a working-class background in Cwmbwrla, then a village on the outskirts of Swansea, through university to become teacher, author,... View more info

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GWYNFOR: Rhag Pob Brad

By: Evans, Rhys

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Ceredigion, Y Lolfa: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113640

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


As NEW, UNMARKED AND UNREAD. Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The d/j is not clipped. 544 pp. Illustrated in b/w. TEXT IN WELSH. "The first full coverage of the life of Gwynfor Evans. In addition to spanning seven decades of public life and political campaigning non-stop, there is also a gritty and honest picture of his personal life, which penetrates under the skin of this welsh icon to create a gripping portrait, of a politician and father..." . This book is overweight at 1.3 Kilos unpackaged and MAY require extra p... View more info