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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 ... 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 an... View more info

Nazism and Stalinism . A Suitable Case for Comparison? . New Appreciations 39.

By: Acton Edward

Price: £3.99

Publisher: London, The Historical Association: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112986

ISBN: 0852784082

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Number Thirty-Nine in the 'New Appreciations' series (formerly 'New Appreciations in History' Series). A former owners' small b/w name and address label on the foot of the title page o/w No Inscriptions or Marks.. 48 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Notes; Further Reading. "Soviet and German Society; Ideology; The Dictator; The State - Autonomous, Propaganda; Murderous.....". Looks Unread/untouched. Other titl... 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... 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 pasted... 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 Mark... 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 Ay... 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'Aub... 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. "A... 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 t... 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 an... 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 ... 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 collat... View more info

Image for Cours d'histoire a l'usage de la jeunesse. - Tome Quatrieme. Histoire ancienne des Egyptiens, des Assyriens des Medes et des Perses, des Grecs, des Carthaginois avec cartes a l'usage des Maisons d'education.

Cours d'histoire a l'usage de la jeunesse. - Tome Quatrieme. Histoire ancienne des Egyptiens, des Assyriens des Medes et des Perses, des Grecs, des Carthaginois avec cartes a l'usage des Maisons d'education.

By: Anon (Various?)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Lyon, J. B. Pelagaud et Cie: 1851

Edition: Nouvelle Edition (New Edition)

Seller ID: 113859

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


All text in FRENCH. A charming little mid-nineteenth century French educational volume in the original blue paper covered boards and grey cloth spine, a little light rubbing to the extremities of the edges/corners, with a black-printed paper label with a black decorative border to the spine. A former owner's name, address and date (1855) in old ink on the front pastedown. An oval blue (booksellers) stamp under the half title opposite. 232pp. 2 Fold out maps in b/w after ... 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... 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... 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

The Dutch Revolt Witnessed At 's-Hertogenbosch. (The Dutch Revolt: a Chronicle of the First Ten Years by a Nun of S'-Hertogenbosch. Manuscript 131 H 20 of the Royal Library in the Hague. Translated, Introduction and Notes by Paul Arblaster)

By: Arblaster Paul (Translated From The Mss by A Nun Of 's-Hertogenbosch)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Davenant Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112999

ISBN: 1859441882

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The Dutch Revolt: a Chronicle of the First Ten Years by a Nun of S'-Hertogenbosch. Manuscript 131 H 20 of the Royal Library in the Hague. Translated, Introduction and Notes by Paul Arblaster. In the original publisher's white based/black printed card covers. Stapled. (staples a little rusty - o/w As New) (6) + 38 pp. Small print booklet. A former owners' small b/w name and address label at the top of the title page o/w No Inscriptions or Marks. A very useful help/succinc... View more info