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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

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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 ol... 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' ... 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 ... 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 v... 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 wo... 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 gr... View more info

Royal Doulton Figures Produced At Burslem, Staffordshire, c.1890-1994 (Third Revised Edition)

By: Eyles, Desmond & Richard Dennis & Louise Irvine & Valerie Baynton

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, UK, Richard Dennis: 1994

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 113124

ISBN: 0903685353

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Third Revised Edition. This New Edition has been updated and includes the latest introductions to the range for 1994, Additional illustrations of Pre-War colourways and most of the undiscovered early models, except for six which remain elusive! . With a New chapter on Experimental glazes, etc. THE seminal reference guide for collectors of Royal Doulton Figures. In Plain Blue Cloth boards (a couple of marks ) with Bright gilt titling to the spine, in the original pictoria... View more info

A Nursery in the Nineties

By: Farjeon, Eleanor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110827

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The Title Refers to the 1890's. Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. The paper is cream and the page fore-edges are uniformly tanned. The inner paper hinge is splitting slightly, otherwise there are no Inscriptions or other Marks. 528 pp. Under the title it states "With Many Illustrations" but there are not that many - a few sepia photographic prints, etc,. Apart from the minor 'faults', as noted above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Ti... View more info

John Rylands of Manchester

By: Farnie, D.A.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Manchester, The John Rylands University Library of Manchester: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108774

ISBN: 0863731163

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial, larger format, card covers. No d/j as issued. Biography of John Rylands, textile manufacturer, of Manchester, England. 103 pages including bibliography. Illustrated throughout in b/w. No Inscriptions or Marks. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. ; 8vo 6" - 9.5" tall; 103 pages View more info

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Capablanca's Chess Career. Capablanca in the United Kingdom 1911-1920.

By: Fiala, Vlastimil

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Czech Republic, Publishing House Moravian Chess, Olomouc: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114151

ISBN: 8071895695

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original black cloth-covered boards with glossy paper panels pasted to the front cover (illustrated) , to the spine (titled) and rear cover (plain). No dustjacket, presumably as issued. VERY slight rubbling to the extremities - negligible. Very clean, white page fore-edges. Internally FINE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 379 pp. Illustrated in b/w with Chessboard/Moves and Tables, etc. Contents cover: - Foreword; Introduction; Part One: Capablanca's First Scheduled Sta... View more info

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A Pastor's Memorial of Egypt, The Red Sea, The Wilderness of Sin and Paran, Mount Sinai, Jerusalem & Other Principal Localities of the Holy Land, with Brief Notes of a Route through France, Rome, Naples, Constantinople and up the Danube

By: Fisk Rev. George, Prebendary Of Litchfield

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Burnside and Seeley, Fleet Street,: 1847

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 113045

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In original sage green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The covers and spine are also attractively decorated in blind. The spine is very LIGHTLY age-faded but not affecting the gilt - which is still bright. The corners and head/tail of the spine are a little 'bumped' and the tips/edges are slightly 'rubbed', there is also a little fading/staining to the top front corner, but overall the covers are Very Good. The book is now in a new protective ... View more info

Essays on English Writers

By: Fiswell, James Hain (By the Author of "The Gentle Life")

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sampson, Low, Son and Marston,: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 50360

Condition: Very Good+


Contemporary dark green plain Half Leather, Marbled Boards, similar marbled endpapers, and all edges marbled. Five raised bands gilt dotted, burgundy label with bright gilt titling. 'Signed' Binding, stamped on the top reverse of the ffep - J. Haines. Half Title. Tissue guarded title page with b/w illustration. viii + 360 pp. Light foxing spots but only to the plain prelims and endpapers. This book covers History and Historical Biography, the English Poets, the Ess... View more info

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Who's Who in History Set of 5. (Volumes 1 - 5) from 55 BC (Volume 1) to 1837 (Volume 5)

By: Five Individual Authors (W. O Hassall; C. R. N Routh; C. P. Hill and G. R. R Treasure - General Ed = C. R. N. Routh)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell: 1953

Edition: Mixed Editions; First Printing

Seller ID: 113975

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Each volume in various different coloured cloth-bound boards. All volumes are in overall very good condition with GOOD dustjackets - some slightly better than others but ALL Complete - but with some marks and a few repairs to 'closed' tears to the reverse with clear archive tape. The pictorial dustjackets have a little chipping/rubbing here and there and some 'tinting' to meld in - each dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and ... View more info

Renoir . His Life and Work (Revised Edition)

By: Fosca, Francois

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1969

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 111671

ISBN: 0500200130

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are very light smudge marks to the covers, there are light crease lines running down the spine and there are very light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges. There is also a price-sticker to the bottom of the half-title page, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 288 pp. 165 plates, 58 in colour. List of Works Reproduced; Photographic Sources; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very ... View more info

Hereford Then and Now (Volume One) . SIGNED Copy.

By: Foxton, Derek

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Hereford, The Author (Derek Foxton): 1993

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 111338

ISBN: 0951408100

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


SIGNED by the Author on the Title page. Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is price-clipped. There is a sticker to the front cover stating that 'This Book Is Signed By The Author'. There is some very slight edgewear/ chipping to the dustjacket corners otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 96 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. List of Places and Events. Overall, apart from th... View more info

Miners Against Fascism: Wales and the Spanish Civil War (SIGNED Copy)

By: Francis, Hywel

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Laurence and Wishart: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113103

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


SIGNED and dated (1984) by the Author to Sir Glanmor Williams (a full inscription in WELSH) on the front free blank endpaper. Bound in original sage green cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped. No other Inscriptions or Marks. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright near 'As New' copy. 304 pp. B/w frontispiece, line maps and archive black & white photo-illustration... View more info

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A Pottery by the Lagan. Irish Creamware from the Downshire Pottery, Belfast 1787-C.1806

By: Francis, Peter

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Belfast, The Institute of Irish Studies: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113568

ISBN: 0853896941

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. A couple of small marks to the edges of the covers (no loss) and some light 'shelfswear' - small smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - All negligible, o/w Near As New. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 85 pp. Contents include - Documentary History; The Pottery Site; The Wares; Catalogue of Excavated Wares; Sources of Ilustrations; Bibliography. "The F... View more info