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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

Picture Show Annual

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: USA, Fleetway Publications Ltd: 1959

Seller ID: 000121


Near Fine. Early Edition. 4to. Knocked corners of boards. Light spots on cloth of spine otherwise VERY GOOD. Paper bound boards with photograph of Doris Day and Richard Widmark in Tunnel of Love in full colour. Frontispiece is photograph of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot. Includes SIGNED PRINTED PHOTOS of MAJOR/MINOR STARS of the decade. Profusely illustrated.; 000121 View more info

Picture Show Annual 1958. For People Who go to the Pictures

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Amalgamated Press: 1957/8

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 000134

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No Jacket. Early Edition. 4to. Pictorial boards, knocked corners otherwise VERY GOOD. Facsimile 'signed' printed photographs of the major/minor stars of the period. Front covers pictures Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in a scene from War and Peace. Frontispiece - Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant in a scene from An Affair to Remember. Contains interesting information about the stars and their home lives, their latest films - with loads of 'clips', and plenty of lively gossip and pictures about the week's events and personalities. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall View more info

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Picture Show Annual 1959. For People Who Go to the Pictures

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Amalgamated Press: 1958/9

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000136

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Pictorial Board Covers. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 4to. On front cover - Dirk Bogarde and Yoko Tani in 'The Wind Cannot Read'. Frontispiece - Danny Kaye and Pier Angeli with Angelina the Chimpanzee in 'Merry Andrew'. Includes facsimile signed prints of photographs of the stars of the time including Audrey Hepburn; Mel Ferrer; Danny Kaye; Pier Angeli; Debroah Kerr; Grace Kelly; Marlon Brando; Cary Grant; Marilyn Monroe. Contains interesting information about the stars and their home lives, their latest films - with loads of 'clips', and plenty of lively gossip and pictures about the we... View more info

Star T.V & Film Annual 1967

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Books Ltd: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000137

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Pictorial Board Covers. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 4to. Roger Moore who was then the Saint before he was James Bond is pictured on the front cover. Includes an article about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Also an article about Cliff Richard. Profusely illustrated with photographs of the stars of the time. 86 pp.; 000137; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

An Original Theatre Royal BATH Poster for May the 6th 1840

By: Anon

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Bath, Meyler and Son Printers (Herald Office) Abbey Church-Yard,: 1840

Seller ID: 002871


.....Mr Woulds Has the Honour to Acquaint the Nobility, Gentry, and Public Generally, of Bath and Its Vicinities, That G. B. Davidge, Esq Has Without Solicitation, Most Generously Permitted His Taking A BENEFIT, on Wednesday, May the 6th, 1840, When Mr W. humbly hopes his friends and patrons will take into their kind consideration his heavy losses and reversed circumstances, and confer on him the distinguished mark of favour, by their presence and support. - he will be assisted on the occasion by his daughter, Miss M Woulds... Mr Henry Bedford...Mr and Miss Saunders, Mrs Belville Penley, an... View more info

Film Pictorial Annual 1938

By: Anon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Amalgamated Press Ltd: 1938

Seller ID: 107091

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Illustrated paper covered boards very worn, edgeworn, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, cloth spine, covers grubby, some damp staining to rear board and endpaper, Name/writing on front endpaper, "Photographs, film stills, articles. A 12-page article on Boris Karloff and a 21-page feature with photos of Charles Boyer The Romantic Lover" "terrific collection of photographs of Hollywood stars, promotional cinema material, pictorial features, and articles about fashion and beauty as inspired by the glamorous actress of the day. Includes photos of and/or articles about Greta Garbo... View more info

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The Original, Amazing Dancing Charlie Illusion A Charlie Chaplin ' Dancing Charlie '

By: Anon

Price: £158.00

Publisher: UK, World Copyright - British Made: (1924)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 114376

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The Original Amazing Dancing Charlie Illusion - Moveable card puppet/doll set, complete with Original envelope and Instructions. The Charlie Chaplin figure, with his signature mustache and bowler cap, is decked out in a red waistcoat with a matching red bow tie and orange-red flower. His legs are jointed at the hips and knees to move freely. A very good unusual animated item - a dancing articulated card model of Charlie Chaplin which can be made to 'dance' following the instructions printed on a separate piece of paper. Both 'Charlie' and the instructions are in a blue/red illustrated, lettere... View more info

Sarah Bernhardt A French Actress on the English Stage

By: Aston, Elaine

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Oxford, Berg Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47805

ISBN: 0854960198

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Ex- Library with relatively minimal library markings. (ix) + 173 pp. Illustrated in b/w. No underlining; no highlighting and overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. 'As a repository of factual information about the French and English theatres of the period 1870-1914 ... Dr Aston's book is invaluable.' . "Aston focuses on Bernhardt's London stage career, from her dazzling early performances to her later years, when the septuagenar... View more info

Background to Shakespeare

By: Badawi, M.M.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, MacMillan Education: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 47613

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (viii) + 142 pp. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 150 pages View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 106988

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Grey card covers, pencil name/writing on corner, foxing spots, fading, stain to front cover which runs through to the reverse of black/white frontispiece. Foxing spots to page edges, (10) + 64pp, rough cut pages, illustrated in black and white, hinges sound, internally clean and bright. Papers reprinted from the "Transactions of the West Wales Historical Society", Vols IX-XII. Includes papers on "The Reb... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 113159

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Marine Blue cloth spine with Bright Gilt titling, and blue patterned paper covered boards. The boards are lightly rubbed to the tips of the corners o/w in VG plus condition. Light foxing spots to page fore edges. Internally there is a stamped name/address and a separate n/a sticker of 2 former owners on the plain white front free endpaper. (10) + 64pp. Black/white frontispiece (A Recantation - in Welsh - 1849) , and... View more info

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The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett. Volume I. (Volume One). WAITING FOR GODOT

By: Beckett, Samuel & (edited by Dougald McMillan and James Knowlson)

Price: £210.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114888

ISBN: 0571145434

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


In the original black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The covers are very clean and tight - all hinges secure - the edges and the corners are sharp and crisp, & this is an EXCELLENT copy. In the original publishers' decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is FINE and Complete, without any tears or nicks, and is not price-clipped (Original price £75.00) . The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks NEW. NO cardboard slipcase. The only 'flaw' to this book is that the page fore-edges/edges are lightly 'tanned' (more a so... View more info

Aladin . et la Lampe Merveilleuse

By: Behounek, Jiri

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Paris, Grund: 1977

Edition: First French Edition

Seller ID: 111881

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


French Language Book. Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are smudge marks to the boards, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 56 pp. Illustrated with colour drawings. Overall, apart from the smudges, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "This French language edition tells the marvelous story of Aladdin and his lamp. "; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Memoirs of Mr John Tobin Author of the Honey-Moon with a Selection from His Unpublished Writings.

By: Benger

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown: 1820

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 61239

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Good/No d/w. First Edition. EX-LIBRARY Usual stamps and marks. Ex-library Binding. Label on front pastedown. Foxing to half-title and title page. Writing on the title page. John Tobin (1770- 1804) , dramatist. "From 1789 Tobin had devoted all his spare time and energy to dramatic composition. His talent was essentially imitative, but he imitated now Sheridan, now the Elizabethans, and now Gay or Foote, with remarkable taste and ingenuity. Superior, however, as was his work to the leaden and mechanical dramas produced at the close of the last century. He came to the conclusion that editing... View more info

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The Gwentian Poems of Dafydd Benwyn. A selection from the works of Dafydd Benwyn. The Tudor bard of the Morgans of Tredegar. Arranged with notes and introduction by J. Kyrle Fletcher (SIGNED by the Compiler - J. Kyrle Fletcher)

By: Benwyn Dafydd - Arranged, with Notes and Introduction, by J. Kyrle Fletcher

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Rees' Electric Printing Works: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: M006641

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A good hardback book with the signed and dated (1912) dedication by J. Kyrle Fletcher, who arranged this collection, etc, in the top margin of the title page, to a Mr J. Rees-Jones. The signature of Mr Rees-Jones, the former owner of this dedication, is written by him inside the front cover. Green cloth boards with gilt titling to the front cover. Fading to the unlettered spine. 51 pp. Mild tanning/foxing to page edges and endpapers, rusting to staples, which are only seen on the endpapers, A few very small ink amendments/alterations by the Editor in the book, otherwise Internally VERY clean a... View more info

Image for Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

By: Blyton Enid (and Others - Various)

Price: £149.00

Publisher: London, Willbank Publications Ltd By Odhams Press Ltd: 1951/2

Edition: 1st Editions - Pre-Publication

Seller ID: 113436

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12 issues of the 'Mickey Mouse Weekly' Comic from 22nd December 1951 to March 8th 1952. Each issue = Pictorial paper wraps c. 38 cm x 27 cm (c. 15" x 10.75"). Most issues consisting of 12 pages (INCLUDING the covers which are paginated) , with colour covers and colour centre pages, the remainder in b/w. 3 of the Issues are ENLARGED issues with 16 pages, with colour covers, 2 other colour pages and colour centre pages. The comics overall range from Good to Very Good. None have been folded (as usually found) but some of the spines are rubbed and slightly chipped, to a greater or lesser e... View more info

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The Enid Blyton Dossier

By: Blyton, Enid; Brian Stewart and Tony Summerfield

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cornwall, Hawk Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114829

ISBN: 1899441700

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


FINE Laminated pictorial boards. Near AS NEW. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are some very light 'smudge' marks to the boards - no damage or major marks, etc, just light storage handling. Perfect clean page fore-edges. Internally there are NO inscriptions or marks. Unread - bought from New and never opened/used. PIctorial endpapers. 96 pp. Illustrated throughout in full colour and with some b/w illustrations. Contents cover : - The Enid Blyton Story = which works it's way through her life and publications in text and pictures; plus The Illustrators; Chronology; Select Bibliography. O... View more info

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Batman Return of the Joker Caped Crusader Classics No 5

By: Bob Kane, etc, (DC Comics)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Titan Books Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Titan Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114956

ISBN: 1852861266

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


1st Titan Edition. August 1989. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. VERY minor wear/scuffing to the very edges of covers = negligible. A Very Good to Near Fine copy. Light, but uniform, toning to the page fore-edges. NO Inscriptions or Marks. VERY tight, clean and bright. Looks unused. Unpaginated. Rian Hughes/Carol Thomas = Cover. First Edition By This Publisher. In the 'Caped Crusader Classics'. This is No. 5. In the usual b/w graphic illustrated format throughout. "Four vintage Batman tales including the first ever (untitled) Joker story, and including a guest appe... View more info

William Shakespeare and Robert Burton

By: Brownlee A.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Reading, The Crown Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7613

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine In the original publisher's plain lettered dustjacket. Ex-Library but with relatively minimal library markings. Protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. (xi) + 337 pp. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info