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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 fr... 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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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 look... 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 ... View more info

" 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 protec... 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... View more info

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Studies in Mystical Literature. Volume 4, No. 1 January, 1984

By: Eddy Robert (editor) and Kramer Victor; Andrew Howdle; Elemire Zolla (and Other Various Contributors)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Taiwan, Republic OF China, The English Department of Tunghai University, Taichung,: 1984

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113379

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's lettered card covers. A few very light marks and the spine has 'sunned' lightly but all lettering/titling is clear and bright. (3) + 74 pages. Articles/Contents include: - " Mystical Love in Hinduism" ; "Feminine Hermeticism in H. D.' s 'Trilogy' " ; "Learning to Be. Thomas Merton's Poetic Presentation of Contemplative Awareness. An Introduction." : Reviews include = Virginia Mollenkott 'The Divine Feminine. The Biblica... 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,... 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, brown... 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 r... 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 ma... 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 possibl... 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 Cl... View more info

BERNARD SHAW His Life, Work and Friends

By: ERVINE, St John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Co: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 105759

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


In repaired dustwrap, chipped/torn. Clean blue boards with bright gilt titling to spine, NO INSCRIPTIONS. 628pp. Black and white frontis portrait. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 105759; 8vo (large) 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 Dedica... 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 i... 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 (r... View more info