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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

Katechismus Der Christlichen Lehre. Zum Gebrauch in Den Evangelischen Kirchen Und Schulen Des Köningreichs Hannover. Mit Könglichem Allergnädigstem Privilegio.

By: (Lutheran Catechism)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Hannover (hanover), P. S. Schluter: (1790/1840?)

Edition: Stereotype Edition

Seller ID: 112316

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In Contemporary (to the book) brown cloth boards with No titling to the spine. Plain endpapers. Lacks all before Title page. Vignette to Title page. No Date - but presumably a reprint as 'Stereotyp Ausgabe' is printed under the attractive b/w vignette on the Title page. - the detail (dedication? ) on the reverse of the Title page is dated 1790, but...? . The paper/print is certainly late 18th/19th Century. 175 pp. (+1 page at the end = 'Das Ein mal Ein'. ). NO Inscriptions or Marks. Lemon page edges. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy of what appears to be a scarce imprint.... View more info

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Pen-Rhys: The Historical Background 1179-1538.

By: A Member of Y Cylch Catholig.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Catholic Truth Society.: 1950

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: M009784

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A good 28 page stapled A5 booklet with "C21" written in ink on the front cover, otherwise unmarked. Staples rusted and this shows through to the inner gutters - but just holding. 9 chapters, no illustrations other than the cover desgn which is an heraldic map showing the principal Cistercian foundations in Wales. "Penrhys is a meadow on the nose of the forest, Mass bread and holy water". So wrote the Welsh poet Gwilym Tew in the fifteenth century. At that time Pen rhys was one of the holiest places in Wales. Pilgrims came 'over land and sea' (or so the poets said) to worship at... 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

Illuminations . A Novel

By: Aczel, Tamas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1982

Edition: 1st UK Edn

Seller ID: 112595

ISBN: 0571118275

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Grey blue cloth bound boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are crease marks running through the surface of the boards and there is very light creasing to the dustjacket corners. There is a scratch mark and a crease line to the rear dustjacket cover, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. (vii) + 375 pp. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, 'Very Good' copy. "In this, Aczel's first novel in English, the award-winning Hungarian wr... View more info

Puritans . Religion and Politics in Seventeenth Century England and America

By: Adair, John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, Sutton Publishing: 1998

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition (2nd Edition Revised)

Seller ID: 110113

ISBN: 0750919507

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Large format paperback, In the original publisher's pictorial card covers which have a very few smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light. No dustjacket as issued. There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the top corner of the 'Half-Title' page o/w NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 302 pp; Index. This is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'New' copy that looks as if it is unread/untouched. " This volume traces the origins of the Puritans in the religious and political turmoil of 17th-century England with the foundation of New England an... View more info

Through Gates of Seoul . Trials and Tales of Yi Dynasty. Volume I

By: Adams, Edward B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Seoul, Korea, Taewon Publishing Company: 1974

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 112440

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Green cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and bright gilt Korean titling to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. The dustjacket is near complete but is rubbed and worn all over; along with edge-wear, chipping and tears which are neatly repaired to the inside with clear archive tape. There is fading to the base colour of the dustjacket spine although the lettering is still bright and clear. There is also rubbing to the corners of the cloth board's along with light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges. There ar... View more info

The Noble Revolt The Overthrow of Charles I

By: Adamson, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 110708

ISBN: 0297842625

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Burgundy boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket. The boards have a couple of very slightly bumped corners and a very slightly creased spine. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxii) + 742 pp. Illustrated in colour with b/w maps. Appendix; List of Abbreviations; Notes; Index. Overall, apart fom the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "A magnificent new study of the political c... View more info

Grandeur and Misery France's Bid for Power in Europe, 1914-1940

By: Adamthwaite, Anthony

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Arnold (A Division of Hodder Headline): 1995

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 108930

ISBN: 0713165766

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. (xx) + 276 pp, illustrated in b/w, plus maps, and tables. There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the bottom corner of the front half-title endpaper o/w No Inscriptions or Marks. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright, near 'AS New' copy. "A central question in European history is how did a great power pre-eminent in 1918 lie defeated by the same enemy less than twenty years later. Until recently the explanation has been sought in fundamental weaknesses that could only leave the Fr... View more info

The Champagne Campaign The Spectacular Airborne Invasion That Turned the Tide of Battle in France in 1944

By: Adleman, Robert H. & Colonel George Walton

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110688

ISBN: 0856320587

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Green boards that have No titling or publisher's details. (? ) Odd but as the Map endpapers are securely in place and bright and clean, it doesn't look rebound. (? ) . The Pictorial Dustjacket is not price-clipped. Otherwise No Inscriptions or Marks. (xiv) + 298 pp. Illustrated with b/w photos and map endpapers. Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. " This gives a remarkable account of the highly successful military manoeuvre known as 'The Champagne Campain' as well as providing a human account of those that participated. &... View more info

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BENARES and its GHATS

By: Agarwala K. N. Executive Engineer. (The Kashi Tirth Sudhar Trust)

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Benares, The Kashi Tirth Sudhar Trust: 1931

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M007012

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A very good hardback book, green cloth with a black printed paper label to the spine and black printed with decoration to the front cover. Roughly 6.5" high by 10" wide (landscape style) . Some very light shelfwear to the corners and head/tail of the spine, but no damage. Very good, generally clean, sound covers. A gentle 'wave' to the whole book but which is hardly noticable. Internally, a former owner's details to the top front corner of the front free endpaper been partially cut off, but a name and "Benares 15 July '45" is still present in ink, otherwise unmarked throughout.... 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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A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc.

By: Ainslie Sir Robert

Price: £1,255.00

Publisher: London, R. Bowyer: 1812

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113312

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A Folio of " A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc." . This is a Selection taken from Ainslie's 2 collection of Views, each containing 48 views, originally published separately in 1801 and 1803. The Front and Rear (grey/green paper covered) Original boards are Detached and Scuffed/Scruffy, The title label on the front cover is torn away and only retains the word 'Views', and there is No spine - but all content is present. The quality paper pages are sewn in sections and the sections are loose in the non... View more info

Turkish Gambit

By: Akunin, Boris; Andrew Bromfield

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition UK; First Printing

Seller ID: 111598

ISBN: 029764551X

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Dark green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is very light browning to the top page fore-edge, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. (6) + 230 pp. Overall, this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin, broken-hearted and disillusioned, has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. Captured by the Turks, he wins his freedom in a game of backgammo... View more info

Iron Horses . American Locomotives, 1829-1900

By: Alexander, E. P.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 111448

ISBN: 0486425312

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


This is a slightly altered reprint of the Unabridged republication of the original edition published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc,. New York, 1941. Laminated pictorial card covers with white titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are No Inscriptions or Marks. 240 pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings of Locomotives. Bibliography. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "The steam locomotives of the nineteenth century played an important role in developing America's western frontier. This book preserves many of th... View more info

Macmillan Dictionary of the Environment

By: Allaby, Michael

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1985

Edition: 2nd Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 47375

ISBN: 0333379519

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's lettered card covers. Ex Reference library usual MINIMAL stamps, marks, etc, protected in a clear plastic library cover which as been stuck/laminated to the covers. Internally VG. Overall a Clean, Tight copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 529 pages View more info

China

By: Allan, Sarah; Barnett, Cherry

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A., Cassell & Company, Limited: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107239

ISBN: 0304304581

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Schweppes Leisure Library.NOT PRICE CLIPPED, lib label to spine, lib stamp to front flap, dustwrap has been strengthened with brown paper to reverse, in protective plastic cover, dark brown boards with bright gilt titling to spine, old tape marks to edges of boards which have been coloured with black pen, stains to endpapers, map on endpapers, 186pp, illustrated in colour and black/white, stamp stain to front endpaper, hinges sound, OVERALL CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 107239; Exlib Usual Stamps and Marks; 8vo (large) View more info

Insurrection in Wales: The Rebellion of the Welsh Led by Owen Glyn Dwr (Glendower) against the English Crown in 1400

By: Allday, D. Helen

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Suffolk, T. Dalton: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107674

ISBN: 0861380010

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, price ticket to front free flap. Slight creasing to edges of dustwrap. Clean white boards with bright gilt titling to spine. Map to endpapers. Previous owners name written to front endpaper and half title. Hinges sound. xii +182pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Contents include; The first Princes, the Kings of England, Great Omens, The New Prince of Wales, The Welsh King, Castles and Places connected with Glyn Dwr, early rulers - Wales, the Tribal system etc. Index.; 107674; 8vo View more info

The Future of Family Care for Older People

By: Allen Isobel & Elizabeth Perkins (editors)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1995

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7668

ISBN: 0113215959

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy lettered card covers. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (ix) + 254 pp. Illustrated with diagrams and charts etc. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. "This book looks at what is known about the social and economic factors affecting the future supply of family care for older people. Although the review focuses on the aspect of supply, this has to be placed in the context of the future demand for such care. The extent to which these are in balance has important implications for the demand for formal health and social care services... View more info

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Modern Judaism: A Brief Account of the Opinions, Traditions, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Jews in Modern Times. Second Edition. Revised and Corrected. 1830

By: Allen John

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, Fleet Street,: 1830

Edition: 2nd Edition. Revised and Corrected

Seller ID: M009295

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A good hardcover example of the second edition 1830, revised and corrected. Rebound in a stout modern black leatherette, with a home made paper title label to spine. The previous owner's name and date on a small paper label inside front cover, and 2 small ink stamped monograms to corner of half-title and title page, otherwise unmarked. Solid, clean and tight, with some light tan (foxing) spots to to the prelims, page edges, and scattered occasionally inside. (xvi) + 451 pp. 25 chapters with the odd diagram and table. Relatively scarce in this orignal form. John Allen (1771-1839) was an English... View more info