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The Four Horsemen Ride .

By: " Trooper "

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1935

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111565

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original brick-red boards with deep black titling to the spine. The base colour to the spine is slightly faded but all lettering is 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 uniformly browning/foxed (brown spotted) but internally there are NO Inscriptions or Marks and... View more info

Letters from Wales

By: Abse, Joan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Bridgend, Seren (The Book Imprint of Poetry Wales Press): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113435

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered/decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 336 pp. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "This fascinating anthology of letters ranges over eight centuries of life in Wales and provides an enthralling commentary on its development. The letters bring Welsh history to life through vivid vignettes of personal experience and all too human opinion. While seemingly devoted to events in Wales the correspondents are also measuring Wales' place in Bri... View more info

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Michael Adams. Development of a Grandmaster (SIGNED Copy)

By: Adams, Bill & Michael Adams

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford UK, Pergamon Chess: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114756

ISBN: 0080378021

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. (viii) + 147pp + (1) , with illustrations of the usual chess game example diagrams in b/w and some b/w photo illustrations. Includes commentary on 50 games. SIGNED in ink by Michael Adams on the half title page under the printed title. Covers are very good, smooth clean spine, but the page fore-edges are oddly very grubby, it almost looks as if someone had rubbed them with charcoal or just very badly stored, hence down-graded to Good rather than VG. Internally some of the edge 'grey' has made a nice curly border to the half title page, ... View more info

L. of C. (Lines of Communication). Being the Letters of a Temporary Officer in the Army Service Corps

By: Agate, Captain James E.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Company Ltd: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109792

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Green cloth boards, which a former owner has attempted to 'improve' by re-titling/lettering the spine (which has faded) in ink. The rubbed and worn extremities have been coloured green in an attempt to match the cloth colour. No dustjacket. The inner hinges have been reglued neatly but, apart from some light foxing/browning mainly to the first few and the last few pages, internally the book is Good plus to VG with no marks. An old Mudies Library Label on the front pastedown. A Previous owners' name/date on the front free e/p and again to the top corner of the Title Page. (x) + (2) + 288 pp. Ov... View more info

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War Diaries 1939-1945 Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke

By: Alanbrooke Field Marshal Lord (edited by Alex Danchev and Daniel Todman)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld &Nicolson: 2001

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 114499

ISBN: 0297607316

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


FINE Green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt tilting to the spine, in the original publishers' dustjacket. A former owner has closed one tear with tape to the inside of the rear d/j cover, but the d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. Top and front page fore-edges are lightly tanned (more 'cream') with a few tiny spots from storage, but the rest of the book is very clean and tight. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. Text block white & clean. (lii) + 763 pages. With a central suite of b/w photo illustrations. The diaries were sanitised b... View more info

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Ben Nicholson - An Express Art Book, British Painters Series

By: Alley Ronald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Beaverbrook Newspapers Limited,: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119592

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Large portfolio style stiff cardboard covers in pictorial card wraps. Very slight sunning to the spine and some slight bumping/discolouration to the very head/tail of the spine, but all titling very clear. Together with the original clear cellophane protective cover, with some small loss to the head /tail of the spine where lightly sunned only. The book is o/w FINE. The contents are fresh, bright, vivid and vibrant and with NO Inscriptions or Marks. This volume forms part of a set originally produced by the 'Daily Express Art Treasures Book Club'. Also enclosed is an loose order form to order ... View more info

Peter the Great . New Appreciations in History 7.

By: Anderson M. S. (edited by E. W. Ives)

Price: £2.99

Publisher: London, The Historical Association: 1993

Edition: Reprint - Second Edition

Seller ID: 112968

ISBN: 0852783612

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Number Seven in the 'New Appreciations in History' Series. 32 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Notes; Further Reading. Looks Unread/untouched. Other titles in similar condition in this series available - please enquire if interested. ; New Appreciations in History; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Welsh Dylan. An Exhibition to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary of the Poet's Death

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Welsh Arts Council: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106150

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Sepia illustrations/photographs. Illustrated card covers, corners bumped/creased. NO INSCRIPTIONS, internally some light foxing spots/thumbing, overall CLEAN AND BRIGHT.; 106150; 8vo Square View more info

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Lord Methuen in South Africa. Nynehead Monograph Number Two

By: Anon

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Nynehead, Somerset, Nynehead Local History Society: 1971

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 107935

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


No date shown (c1971/2? ) Printed typescript. Clean beige card covers, stapled (rusting slightly). Top edge of rear cover slightly faded. Black and white illustration of medal to front cover (The Queen's South Africa Medal ? ) (2) + 42 pp. Slight foxing mainly to page edges. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Black and white illustrations/map. Small red ink? Mark to edge of first few pps. Internally CLEAN AND BRIGHT. "Letters from General Lord Methuen, to his father in law, William Ayshford Sanford of Nynehead Court. The letters are to be found in the Sanford Manuscripts at Somerset County Records Office, T... View more info

The Life of Madam De Maintenon.

By: Anon

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, J Robinson / G Woodfall / Lockyer Davis: 1753

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108062

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


THIS IS THE FIRST PART ONLY - (A SECOND PART WAS PUBLISHED LATER IN 1760). Leather covers, rubbed/scuffed/worn, corners and head/tail of spine knocked, chipping to head/tail of spine. 5 raised bands to spine, faded gilt bands/decs. Inner hinges splitting. Small initial written to front endpaper. Light staining to top edges of front few pps. 263pp. Translated from the French. Contents include; the birth of Madam de Maintenon, infancy and marriage of Mademoiselle d'Aubigne, the armours of Louis XIV, etc.; 108062; 8vo View more info

The Official Year-Book of the Church of England 1945 . Abridged War-Time Issue

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Church Assembly: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111057

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Decorated/blue lettered card covers. In the original publisher's red lettered dustjacket which is not price-clipped but does have some very light smudging to the covers. The page fore-edges are lightly tanned with light foxing (brown) spots and a couple of page corners are slightly creased. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxiv) + 260 pp. List Of Organisations; A List Of Corrigenda. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright 'Very Good' copy. "Abridged War-Time Issue Including Lists of Diocesan Dignitaries, Officials, Church Assembly representatives, etc. Also Informa... View more info

Our Conservative and Unionist Statesmen. 2 Volume Set Complete.

By: Anon (Photographs)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Newman, Graham & Co: (1905)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112098

Condition: Very Good


No date but from internal evidence this was published circa 1905 or just after. Burgundy Red bevelled edged thick morocco leather covers with gilt titling and crown decoration to the front covers and the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt to the rear covers. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. All Edges Gilt. The leather is a bit marked/rubbed and the edges/extremities have some scuffing/chipping - particularly the corners which in some cases are through to the boards - but the Set is Complete and all Hinges are secure if a bit shaky at the back - amazing considering each volume is HUGE and weigh a... View more info

Yr Eglwysydd a'r Cenhadwr Eglwysig. Cyfrol XI. 1857 (Complete Year)

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Treffynnon ( Holywell, Flint, North Wales), Treffynnon: Argraphwyd a Chyhoeddwyd yn Swyddfa'r ' Cymro ', Gan W. Morris: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112365

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Welsh Text. A bound volume of this journal running the full year from Ionawr (January) 1857 complete to Rhagfyr (December) , 1857. A VERY Attractive Binding. Bound in full dark burgundy leather with Bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine. Both front and rear covers have a double gilt border with luxurious corner decoration. The edges and inner dentelles are also decorated in gilt. The corners of the boards are lightly bumped, rubbed and worn, as are the edges and head/tail of the spine. All hinges, outer and inner, are Tight and Secure. All edges Gilt. Plain endpapers, and there is a ... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register and Mentor, Volume V (5) BOUND with ' the Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia ....' & 'The History of the Revolution in Portugal, in the Year 1640; or an Account Of....' This Volume 5 Covering December 1812 - April 1813.

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812/13

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112801

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather with gilt titling/banding/small decorations and marbled paper boards. Quite an attractive book, but scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather, and the spine edges have split on the top and bottom edges and are cracking all up the sides. Some small loss there and to the head/tail of the spine and to the rear inner edges. There is also some cracking of the leather to the centre of the spine but no loss. ALL hinges holding tight however and for it's age i... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register & Mentor, Volume IV (4). BOUND with 'the Life of Charles XII. King of Sweden". Translated from the French. & Now Published with Additions & Corrections.' This Vol 4 Covers May-November 181

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112873

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather and marbled paper boards. Lacking two thirds of the spine leather. NO Title Label. Scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather. However ALL hinges holding tight and the book is holding tight. The page fore-edges are age-toned and have some light staining. The book, as is the other I have listed (Volume 5) , is a slightly odd collation and consists of - a Full page Engraved Frontispiece of 'His Gracious Majesty George the Third' opposite a most attractive... View more info

The Nautical Magazine for 1876. New Series. A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs. Volume XLV No. I. January, 1876 to No. XII. December, 1876.

By: Anon/Various

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. , and J. D. Potter,: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113038

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In original half leather/marbled boards, gilt titling to the spine. The boards and the leather spine and corners are very rubbed and worn, the front board is completely detached, and the rear hinge of the spine is splitting down most of the length, but holding. Page fore-edges are dusty/browned. However in very good condition internally, tightly bound, and generally very clean. Formerly in the Seafarers' Education Service Library - Crew's Library with their book plate on the front pastedown and a blue 'Withdrawn' stamp, but NO other Library markings anywhere in the book. Opposing this on the f... View more info

The Nautical Magazine for 1875. New Series. a Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs. Volume XLIV No. I. January, 1875 to No. XII. December, 1875.

By: Anon/various

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. , and J. D. Potter,: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113039

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


In original half leather/marbled boards, gilt titling to the spine. The boards and the leather spine and corners are very rubbed and worn, the front and rear boards are completely detached. Page fore-edges are dusty/browned and stained. Internally in very good condition, with a VERY little sporadic foxing/staining here and there, but tightly bound, and generally very clean. Formerly in the Seafarers' Education Service library - Crew's Library with their book plate on the front pastedown and a blue 'Withdrawn' stamp, but NO other Library markings anywhere in the book. Opposing the bookplate on ... View more info

Trollope: Artist & Moralist

By: Ap Roberts, Ruth

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47226

ISBN: 0701117729

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The library have cut off the front flap, but bound it in the back. So it is still present - I find this often in Ex lib books of this period but have yet to discover why? . 203pp. Ex Reference Library -usual stamps marks, but minimal. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Dissertation on Rhetoric

By: Aristotle (translated From The Greek by) Daniel Michael Crimmin, Esq.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, J. J. Stockdale: 1812

Edition: 2nd Edition ( Corrected and Enlarged )

Seller ID: 112318

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Quarter-bound in the orginal contemporary binding with a beige cloth spine, and paper covered boards. No Titling to the spine or boards. (Probably had a paper label - now missing). All covers are a little marked/grubby and there is a 2" narrow split in the top inner edge to the cloth of the spine - but all hinges tight and sound - it's just the cloth that has split. The corners, edges and head/tail of the spine are bumped, with a little scraping to the corners but generally sound, tight and complete. Plain Endpapers with traces of a bookplate (? ) having been removed from the front pastedo... View more info

Jack Yeats

By: Arnold, Bruce

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press: 1998

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 110265

ISBN: 0300075499

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated 1998 on the Title page but has the letter 'B' (at the foot of the publishing detail - which may indicate a 2nd impression 1998? ) Either way it's exactly the same book/contents. HEAVY. Clean black boards with bright gilt titling to spine, In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped. NO INSCRIPTIONS or Marks/Markings. (x) + 418pp, numerous colour and black/white illustrations -17 colour paintings on plates, 238 b/w photographs and illustrations. "The Biography and study of the work of the major Irish twentieth-century artist - Jack B. Yeats (... View more info