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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

The Three Kingdoms Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection

By: Afanasiev; Alexander

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Moscow, Raduga Publisher: 1998

Edition: New Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 110672

ISBN: 5050043905

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Pictorial green boards. No dustjacket. The covers have slightly bumped corners and smudges which can only be seen if held up to the light. The rear free endpaper has a Russian price sticker. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 166 pp. Superbly illustrated in colour by Alexander Kurkin; reminiscent of Dulac, Harry Clarke and Kay Nielson. Endpapers are also beautifully illustrated. Overall, apart from the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. " Here is a collection of Folk Tales from the Russian version of the Grim... 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

ARCHIBALD An Hilarious History

By: Alborough, Jez

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London and Basingstoke, Macmillan Childrens Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 50433

ISBN: 0333539125

Condition: Near Fine


Comical story about "a curly-headed man. He lived in a wooden shack, his name was Archie Hackenback. His locks were long and carrot red, in curls, they twirled around his head." and about his 'hair' antics. All written and illustrated by the talented Jez Alborough. Unpaginated (30pp.), corners have some brumping, and a sm. marks to ther inner edge of the ffep. No Inscriptions and o/w pages clean, tight and mark-free. A Scarce Title.; 4to View more info

The Clock's Story

By: Alborough, Jez

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107314

ISBN: 057504070X

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Laminated covers, clean, colour illustrated. Illustrated title page, 28pp, profusely illustrated throughout in full colour, NO INSCRIPTIONS, hinges sound, excellent copy, CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT."Fable for young children" "Come inside Featherby House and meet the Clock in his cosy home. Discover how he sorts out his ticks from his tocks in this witty tale, on of Jez Alborough's ingenious Featherby House Fables."; 8vo (small) View more info

Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times . Second Edition, Revised.

By: Allen, J. Romilly

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: 2nd Edition Revised

Seller ID: 110981

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. There is slight edge wear to the corners of the boards and the page fore-edges are uiniformly tanned with foxing (brown) spots. The endpapers are also browned. The paper/plates is/are generally Very Clean and the paper uniformly cream. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxii) + 315pp. Illustrated with b/w prints. (Plates Collated). Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults' as detailed above, this is a Tight and Bright, Near 'Very Good' copy. "This work is an attempt to give a concise summary as to the origin and develo... View more info

The Steadfast Tin Soldier .

By: Andersen, H.C.; Lewis, Naomi & Patrick Lynch

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Andersen Press Ltd: 1991

Edition: First Edition Thus; 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 112153

ISBN: 0862643554

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with striking colour plates by P. J. Lynch. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. "This is the classic and powerful tale by Hans Christian Andersen of a one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a little paper dancer. P. J. Lynch's stunning illustrations perfectly complement Naomi Lewis's haunting translation of a much loved fairy story." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London (H & S), By Hodder and Stoughton Limited for Boots Pure Drug Co. , Ltd. ; Nottingham.: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 114950

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Burgundy-red cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling, banding and 'Boots logo' to the spine, with bright gilt titling and gilt illustration of little children watching a snail wearing a hat to the front board. Black double borders to the front cover. NO dustjacket. There is a small indent to the spine and a split (1 cm x 0.5 cm) to the front edge of the spine - now coloured in so not too noticable. All titling/decoration/base colour is clear and deep and overall the covers look near VG. Light toning and some foxing (pale browny spotting) to the page fore-edges. Internally a presentation ... View more info

The Dandy-Andy Book

By: Anderson, Anne

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Nelson: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112802

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Light Grey/Beige cloth covered boards with colour pictorial pastedown to the upper board surrounded with a tan coloured border and tan coloured titling. No dustjacket, but the book is now protected in a removable clear plastic cover. The covers are a little grubby with smudge marks, stains, spots, particularly to the spine/rear spine edge, but the front board and rear board are pretty clean - certainly there is no defect to the coloured onlay/titling. There are light foxing (brown) spots and some 'thumb' marks to the endpapers. Each page has a blank side and a former child owner has used these... View more info

A Liberal State at War English Politics and Economics During the Crimean War

By: Anderson, Olive

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aldershot, Gregg Revivals: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110829

ISBN: 0751202797

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Navy blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket. Covered by a former owner with a clear protective plastic that is stuck down to the endpapers of the book. There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the top corner of the front free endpaper, otherwise NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xi) + 306 pp. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Bibliograpy; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. It would have been 'as New' had it not been for the stuck-down plastic cover. "This study reveals the Crimean War as E... View more info

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Postcard Illustrated by Ethel Parkinson

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faulkner & Co (printed by): 1908

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003914

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Colour illustration of mother/girl carrying a small girl, another child standing by her side. Greeting reads 'To greet you heartily with every good wish.' Written on the front by the previous owner/sender, with their name and date-1908. Stamped (Sent from South Shields) , postmarked, written on the reverse with a ? Christmas & New Year Greeting but this is obscured, as there is something all over the back as if it had been stuck in an album (but not sticky). Front illustration = Bright and Clean. Lovely example of Ethel Parkinsons artwork. See Image. ; Postcard; 14 cm x 9 cm View more info

THE BEANO BOOK 1996

By: Anon

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, D C Thomson and Co Ltd: 1996

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 004198

ISBN: 0851165966

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Price clipped otherwise FINE. NO INSCRIPTIONS. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Profusely illustrated throughout in full colour.; 004198; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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Jemima Jane (Child's Storybook shaped as little girl)

By: ANON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Unknown: (1930)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 9993

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


There is no date, no publisher (tho' numbered '993' at the foot of the rear cover). I would date this c. 1920 ? - but could be 1930, or even early 40s? - but the latter date at the latest. Full colour stapled pictorial card covers with the image of a charming little girl in an old fashioned Victorian costume with ringlets and a bonnet, and with her hands in a white muff. The rear cover is her back view. The whole book is shaped around her. Internally the shaped pages have the text and illustrations printed in red/blue/black based on white paper. The story is written in verse "Jemima Jane I... View more info

MY POP UP BOOK. a Dean's De Luxe Pop Up Book

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Dean and Son Ltd: 1982

Seller ID: 106780

ISBN: 0603002927

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Tiny loss of coloured laminate to top back rear cover, All pop ups working, a FINE EXAMPLE of Anne Grahame Johnstone's work. NO MARKS OR INSCRIPTIONS, CLEAN AND BRIGHT.; 106780; 4to View more info

DOLLY TOWN TRACING BOOK

By: Anon

Price: £18.00

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 108027

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Gollies and Dollies, Fairies et al ! No date (c 1929) Large format child's tracing book. A charming period item Illus internally in b/w. Some tracing done in pencil on the tracing paper, previous owners name written to inner front cover. Brightly colour illustrated card covers (front cover shows Dolls, Teddies, Dog and Large Golliwog, etc, climbing out of a toy box), staples rusting. No Publisher - but No. 501 on the rear cover. Unpaginated. Overall very good, clean and bright. An attractive period item.; 108027; 4to Tall Slim/Sm. Folio View more info

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Types of the British Army. Scots Guards

By: Anon

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Stevenson, Clark & Co.: (1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109972

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


NO Date given - but another copy online gives it as c. 1930 - and the last print in the book is dated 1930 - so it is definitely around that date. In the original publisher's grey coloured card covers with a Ribbon binding, with the lettering/titling in dark blue, and with the Scots Guards insignia decorating the front cover. A little light shelfwear and a couple of biro marks on the covers but overall VG. (see photos) This is Volume 1 of a proposed series of Atholl Prints entitled "Types of the British Army". "The Portfolio contains 8 large ('tissue' guarded) coloured plates illus... View more info

The Book of Fishes - (Class PISCES)

By: Anon

Price: £45.00

Publisher: West Strand, London, John W. Parker: 1845

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 110063

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original blind-stamped (decorated) brown cloth boards with bright gilt titling 'Book of Fishes' to the front board. Boards are a little patchily faded/marked but tight and sound and the book looks good. Printed by Harrison and Co. , London. The page fore-edges are slightly browned and there is some very light foxing, a few marks and some inky 'Thumbing', but overall the book is pretty clean, thight and bright. There is a former owners' note in Welsh on the front free endpaper. (viii) +160 pp. A lovely b/w full page frontispiece of 'The Interior of a pilchard-curing house, in Cornwall by... View more info

Sooty's Birthday

By: Anon

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Ariel Productions Ltd: (1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111879

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. Ideal Gift Copy. There are NO inscriptions or marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with delightful colour drawings. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This is an ideal children's illustrated book about the adventure's of Sooty and Sweep." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Russian Folk Tales. Folk Tales of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R

By: Anon

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House: (1950)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113055

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


No Date given - but likely 1940s / early 1950? . In red-orange boards with blue decorative titling to the spine and decorated title stamped in blue and white to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has some closed tears (internally repaired with clear archival tape) , some chipping and surface scrapes to the edges but is otherwise complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG. Internally some browning to the endpapers o/w FINE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 243 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w by T. A. Mavrina and K... View more info

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PIGGYKIN went to market

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Vernon House, London, George Lapworth & Co. , Ltd. ,: (1944)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113583

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Lovely period childrens 'Piggy' tale. Stapled paper wraps. Staples are rusty, and some light 'rubbing' to the spine. Otherwise this is old shop stock that was never sold and is in Excellent condition apart from the staples, and one old staple 'mark' to the edge of the cover from another copy lying on top of this one. NO date but most of the books I had from this 'buy' were from the 1920s/1940s. The covers are printed in bold primary colours, and the inside is illustrated in b/w and the same primary colours (as on the covers) on alternate pages. 15 pages including the inside of the covers. Deli... View more info