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Richards, D. and Hilary St. George Saunders ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945 VOLUME II THE FIGHT AVAILS. H.M.S.O., London. 1954. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good+ / No Jacket 415pp. Illustrated with black & white plates and folding maps. Appendices. Index. B/W frontispiece showing Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder and Air Vice Marshal Coningham. Based on official RAF documents, the book covers RAF operations and the policy governing them from the period from the Japanese attack to the path to Rome. A good copy in blue cloth. Gilt titles on scuffed navy title plate on sunned spine. Cloth lightly soiled. Binding tight. RAF stamp on flyleaf dated 25 April 1954. No inscriptions. ( RAF history. Second World War )
(cat. 000001 )
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Hawkes, Captain E. BRITAIN’S WONDERFUL FIGHTING FORCES. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1941. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good+ / No Jacket 384pp. No date, but previous owner’s signature on front pastedown dated 1 December 1941. Original dark blue embossed front boards and spine. Illustrated with photographs, maps, drawings. B/W illustrated endpapers. Foreword by First Sea Lord, Sir Dudley Pound. A good example of morale boosting work of British propaganda, with chapters on the Royal Air Force, Navy and Army. Includes much technical information and sections on their administration and organization that is hard to find elsewhere. Dulled gilt titles to spine. Front hinge a little shaken, otherwise a clean and tight copy. ( Second World War, British propaganda )
(cat. 000002 )
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Bacon, Admiral Sir Reginald H.S. (ed.) BRITAIN’S GLORIOUS NAVY. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1942. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 320pp. No date but circa 1942. Copiously illustrated with photos and diagrams. A morale boosting work of British propaganda with a flag waving foreword by Admiral Sir Edward Evans. Blue cloth worn and faded at the edges with corners bumped and spine sunned. Illustrated endpapers. Previous owner’s inscription on inside flyleaf. Pages clean overall, a few light spots. Binding tight. ( Royal Navy, Second World War, British propaganda )
(cat. 000003 )
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THE FIFTH YEAR OF WAR IN PICTURES. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1945. Cloth Bound, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall . Good / No Jacket 256pp. No date, circa 1945. Original boards. B/W illustrated endpapers. Copiously illustrated with B/W photos and accompanying text of major WWII events 1943-44. Blue embossed cloth, minor bumps to corners. Gilt titles dulled on lightly sunned spine. ( Second World War, propaganda )
(cat. 000004 )
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THE FIRST YEAR OF THE WAR IN PICTURES. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1940. Cloth Bound, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall . Good / No Jacket 320pp. No date, circa 1940. Colour illustrated endpapers showing warships at sea. Original blue cloth embossed at front. A good example of morale boosting British wartime propaganda. Copiously illustrated with B/W photographs and accompanying text. Cloth a little soiled. Gilt titles dulled on lightly sunned spine, with some minor wear to spine top. Corners bumped, minor wear. Light spotting/staining on one or two pages otherwise clean. ( Second World War, propaganda )
(cat. 000005 )
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BRITAIN’S MODERN ARMY. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1940. Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 320pp. No date, circa early 1940s. Embossed blue cloth, illustrated endpapers in red. Illustrated with photographs with accompanying text and diagrams. Frontispiece B/W photo showing British Tanks in the Desert. A morale boosting work of British wartime propaganda extolling the virtues of Britain’s armies. Includes chapters on the Daily Life of a Soldier, tactics, weapons, ammunition, transport, the territorial service and the Home Guard. Light marking to boards, minor bumping. Spine sunned, a little rubbed, gilt titles dulled. Pages clean, binding tight. ( Second World War, British propaganda )
(cat. 000006 )
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£ 7.98
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Williams, Eric THE TUNNEL. Collins, London. 1951. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 255pp. Blue cloth. Endpapers inscribed by previous owner Patrick Watkins who knew the author in Stalag Luft III. Minor knocks and bumps. Dulled gilt titles on sunned spine with ends frayed. Bookplate, signature and date on front pastedown. ( Second World War, escape book )
(cat. 000007 )
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£ 25.00
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THE STORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN PICTURES; THE COUNTRIES OF THE EMPIRE, HOW THEY ARE GOVERNED, AND THE LIFE AND WORK OF THEIR PEOPLES. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1948. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 256pp. No date, but bookplate dated 1948. Blue pictorial cloth. Illustrated with B/W photographs and maps throughout. Introduction by J.A. Williamson. Illustrated endpapers showing the British Commonwealth of Nations. Corners bumped and worn, spine rubbed. Shaken at front and rear. Bookplate on flyleaf verso, occasional spotting / browning, otherwise clean. ( British Empire )
(cat. 000008 )
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£ 7.50
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Flannery, Harry W. ASSIGNMENT TO BERLIN. The Right Book Club, London. 1943. Book Club Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 310pp. Dark blue cloth, gilt spine titles. The account of an American war correspondent in Berlin 1940 to 1941. Titles a little worn. Corner bumped, corner board crease, some light scuffs. Minor spotting to endpapers, otherwise clean. ( Second World War, Nazi Germany, Hitler, Berlin )
(cat. 000009 )
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Hodges, Sheila GOLLANCZ; THE STORY OF A PUBLISHING HOUSE 1928-1978. Victor Gollancz Limited, London. 1978. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 256pp. Illustrated with plates, drawings. Bibliography, references, index. The story of the Gollancz Pubishing house that over 50 years revolutionised publishing methods in the United Kingdom. Light edgewear, some creasing and small closed tear to dustjacket. ( Publishing history )
(cat. 000010 )
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Brickhill, Paul REACH FOR THE SKY; DOUGLAS BADER HIS LIFE STORY. Collins, London. 1956. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Good 384pp. Eleventh impression. Blue cloth. Illustrated with plates. Index. minor bump to corner. Edges dusty. DJ browned inside, chipped, otherwise intact. A nice copy. ( Second World War, RAF, Douglas Bader )
(cat. 000011 )
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£ 40.00
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Garnett, David (ed.) THE LETTERS OF T.E. LAWRENCE. Spring Books, London. 1964. First Thus, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Poor 896pp. Tan cloth. Foreword by Capt. Liddell Hart. Frontispiece showing B/W portrait of Lawrence. Index. Flyleaf with previous owner’s signature, writing and remains of sticker. Pages and edges age-tanned. DJ with edgewear, some creases, closed tears and chips, browned inside spine, neat tape. A solid copy. ( Lawrence of Arabia )
(cat. 000012 )
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£ 5.50
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Janes, Hurford THE RED BARREL; A HISTORY OF WATNEY MANN. John Murray, London. 1963. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 226pp. Red cloth. Colour frontispiece showing “The Woodman on the road to Highgate”. Illustrated with B/W plates. Bibliography. Index. Commissioned history of the Watney brewery, commissioned. Cloth a little worn at corners and spine ends. Spine titles faded. Inscription to front pastedown, remains of sticker on scuffed ffep. Some light spots to endpapers and title page, otherwise clean. ( Breweriana )
(cat. 000013 )
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Gribble, Francis THE ROMANCE OF THE OXFORD COLLEGES. Mills & Boon Limited, London. 1912. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, Illustrated by Messrs. Hills and Saunders. Good / No Jacket 324/32pp. Original blue cloth, light blue titles to front board and spine. Illustrated with B/W plates. 32pp publisher’s catalogue at rear. An account of the curious stories and traditions surrounding the Oxford Colleges. Spine and front board sunned. Lightly wear to corners, spine a little sunned and top frayed. Page clean in tight binding. ( Oxford University )
(cat. 000014 )
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Small, Sidney Aylmer THE BOYS’ BOOK OF ELECTRICITY; A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF THE MODERN IDEAS ABOUT ELECTRICITY WITH MANY SIMPLE EXAMPLES. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London. 1923. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Illustrated by S.A. Small & Charles E. Cartwright. Very Good / No Jacket 333pp. Green cloth, embossed front board. Illustrated with drawings. Minor marking to cover, bumps to corners. Endpapers toned. A nice copy. ( Hobbies, Electricity )
(cat. 000015 )
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£ 25.00
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Minney, R.J. CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE; THE STORY OF VIOLETTE SZABO. The Childrens’ Book Club, London. 1964. Book Club Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / Good 191pp. No date, circa 1964. Blue cloth, white DJ with red titles and parachute illustration. The story of a working class south London girl who worked for SOE and was shot by the Gestapo. Front board creased and sunned at top. Bookplate to pastedown. DJ chipped with closed tears otherwise complete. ( Second World War, SOE, Violette Szabo )
(cat. 000016 )
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Howarth, David WE DIE ALONE. Collins, London. 1955. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 255pp. Black cloth. Illustrated with plates, map, appendices. A story of escape during the Second World War, when Jan Baalsrud and 11 colleagues sailed from the Shetland Islands in a fishing boat to sabotage the airbase from which the Germans were attacking British convoys heading for Russia. Cover lightly marked, endpapers spotted, inked inscription to front pastedown. ( Second World War, escape )
(cat. 000017 )
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£ 5.00
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Cumberledge, Geoffrey WAR REPORT 6 JUNE1944 TO 5 MAY 1945; A RECORD OF DISPATCHES BROADCAST BY THE BBC’S WAR CORRESPONDENTS WITH THE ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. Oxford University Press, London. 1946. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Fair 452pp. Frontispiece plate showing Field-Marshal General Montgomery seated, broadcasting. Illustrated with 12 plates, 1 map, index. A living day-to-day account of teh events and incidents of the war by the men of the services and by correspondents who broadcast in the BBC’s War Report. Blue cloth, some marks to front board. Flyleaf missing, a little shaken. Endpapers and title pages spotted. DJ intact but chipped with loss to spine. ( Second World War, journalism )
(cat. 000018 )
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Schaeffer, Heinz U-BOAT 977. William Kimber, London. 1953. 5th or later Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Very Good 207pp. Foreword by Nicholas Monsarrat. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Illustrated with B/W plates. Illustrated endpapers showing U-Boat schematic and route map. Fascinating story about the German U-Boat commander who was rumoured to have smuggled Hitler out of Germany to Argentina remaining submerged for sixty-six days. Minor closed tears to DJ, otherwise a very clean copy. ( Second World War, Adolf Hitler )
(cat. 000019 )
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C.P. SCOTT 1946-1932; THE MAKING OF THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN. Frederick Muller Ltd, London. 1946. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 252pp. Black cloth, gilt titles, index. Frontispiece, plates, drawings, plus old-out facsimile of 1821 prospectus announcing the impending publication of first issue. The history of the newspaper that was to become The Guardian. Sunned to top and spine. Bookplate to front pastedown, rear endpapers spotted. ( History of publishing, newspapers )
(cat. 000020 )
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Monsarrat, Nicholas THE CRUEL SEA. Cassell & Company Ltd, London. 1951. 2nd Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Good 416pp. Blue cloth, light marks, sunning to spine. Neat inked inscription to flyleaf. Some spotting to endpaper, textblock, otherwise clean. Binding tight. DJ intact but chipped, closed tears. A genuine British edition of this sought-after classic story with double map page of north Atlantic on pp8-9.
(cat. 000021 )
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Curie, Eve JOURNEY AMONG WARRIORS. William Heinemann Ltd, London. 1943. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 522pp. Illustrated endpapers, index. The author was the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, the discoverers of radium and Nobel Prize winners. This book is a chronicle of her travel to the fronts during World War II. Navy cloth, light scuffs, bumps. Creasing and indentations to flyleaf and tile pages ( Second World War, women, biography, travel, Soviet, India )
(cat. 000022 )
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£ 4.00
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Beckwith, Lilliam THE HILLS IS LONELY. Hutchinson, London. 1967. Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by Douglas Hall. Very Good / Very Good 208pp. Reprint. Tan cloth. The story of a north of england teacher who goes to convalesce in a croft in a fishing village in the hebrides. Light edgewear and chips to DJ ( Scotland, Escape )
(cat. 000023 )
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Niven, C.R. A SHORT HISTORY OF NIGERIA. Longmans, Green and Co Ltd, London. 1937. Stated First Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 262pp. Scarce FIRST EDITION. Green cloth. Bibliography, index. Including 7 maps showing place names, boundaries of ancient empires, British Administrations, railways, tribes and provinces. Illustrated endpapers showing map of Nigeria (front) and Comparative Table of Dates (rear). Includes chapters on External influences; West African influences; Bornu; Hausaland: Kano, Katsina, Zaria, Gobir, Zamfara & Kebbi; Niger Provinces; Yoruba provinces; The Fulani rising; Eastern Fulani empire; Western Fulani empire; Yoruba & Ilorin; North-eastern provinces; The Coast; European exploration of the interior; Trade and administration in the north. Previous owner’s name written neatly on flyleaf, light scuffs to spine otherwise clean. A nice copy of this book written in the Age of Empire. ( History, British Empire, Africa, Nigeria )
(cat. 000024 )
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£ 45.00
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Hilton, James and Barbara Burnham GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPS; A PLAY IN THREE ACTS. Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1938. First Edition First Printing, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / Fair 139pp. Red cloth. Very light marks to boards, tight binding. Light spotting to endpapers, pencil indentation to flyleaf. DJ has original bookseller’s green label to bottom spine and is intact but unfortunately a little browned inside, with closed tears and significant chip to front corner. Overall a very good copy of the FIRST EDITION of this very scarce book, which formed the basis of the screenplay for the 1939 British Film directed by Sam Wood. ( James Hilton )
(cat. 000025 )
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Hilton, James GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPS. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1934. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 128pp. Blue cloth, gilt titles. Stated 2nd Impression, October 1934. White spots to spine top and water-mark to bottom corners. Minor edgewear. Neat pencilled signature to flyleaf. ( James Hilton )
(cat. 000026 )
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Grenfell, Russell THE BISMARCK EPISODE. Faber and Faber Limited, London. 1948. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 219pp. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles. 14 B/W plates, 7 maps, appendices, index. The definitive story of the sinking of the Bismarck, principally based on interviews with Naval Officers taking part in the engagement. Spine and top of boards sunned, endpapers and text foxed. Neat inked signature and date and bookseller’s pencilled marks to flyleaf. Binding tight. Scarce FIRST EDITION. ( Bismarck, battleship, German navy, Second World War )
(cat. 000027 )
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Buller, Amy E. DARKNESS OVER GERMANY. Longmans, Green and Co, London. 1943. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fair / Fair 196pp. Black cloth. Frontispiece. Illustrated with 14 B/W plates incl. images of Adolf Hitler, Hitler Youth &c. In Three Parts. Foreword by A.D. Lindsay. A fascinating contemporary account of the rise of the Nazis in Germany, covering the background to the rise of the Nazi teaching and the Third Reich, the author allowing Church members, professionals, and some army representatives to speak to present their own views; “although in opposition to Nazi teaching they remained in their posts in the mistaken and tragic belief that they could best serve Germany and in the end oppose or replace the Nazis”. The second half of the book deals specifically with the German youth and their devotion to Hitler. Cloth cockling on boards, minor rubbing. Endpapers spotted, neat signature and date to flyleaf, binding tight. DJintact but worn and chipped. Scarce FIRST EDITION of this fascinating book. ( Germany, Nazis, Second World War )
(cat. 000028 )
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£ 15.00
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Fleming, P. INVASION 1940; AN ACCOUNT OF THE GERMAN PREPARATIONS AND THE BRITISH COUNTER-MEASURES. Readers’ Union, London. 1958. Book Club Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 288pp. Red cloth, gilt spine titles. 21 illustrations, including plates and drawings, appendix, bibliography. The book describes the German invasion preparations and the British measures to repel them. Based on documents from German and American sources, further material provided by the Royal Family. Corner bumped, neat inked inscription and pencil indentation to flyleaf, otherwise clean. Yellow dustwrapper worn and chipped at edges with sunned spine. A solid copy. ( Hitler, Operation Sea Lion )
(cat. 000029 )
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£ 8.00
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Churchill, Winston GREAT WAR SPEECHES. Corgi Books; Transworld Publishers, London. 1958. 1st Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Good / 384pp. 2nd impression. Selection of Churchill’s famous war speeches arranged to provide a brief history of World War II. Cover creased, binding tight. ( Churchill, speeches )
(cat. 000030 )
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Williams, Eric COMPLETE AND FREE. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. 1957. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 207pp. Green cloth, gilt spine titles. The story of how the WW2 escape book author escaped settled life in England to tour post-war Europe. Very good, no marks. Dustwrapper complete, a little tanned inside, some edgewear and closed tear to front. A solid copy. ( Escape, Biography )
(cat. 000031 )
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£ 30.00
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Terraine, John THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LORD MOUNTBATTEN. Hutchinson & Co, London. 1968. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 197pp. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles, frontispiece. Illustrated with photographs. A biography based on the television history by John Terraine with a foreword by Lord Mountbatten. Light rubbing to extremities, ink marks and pencil indentation to front endpapers. A solid copy, binding tight. ( Mountbatten, Biography )
(cat. 000032 )
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Lindbergh, Charles A. THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS. John Murray, London. 1953. Stated First Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 531pp. Green cloth, gilt spine titles. Illustrated with plates, diagrams, appendix, glossary. Describes the planning and execution of the first non-stop flight between America and Europe. Much of the book describes the flight in detail. Includes full details and specifications of the Ryan aircraft “The Spirit of St Louis” and of its Wright Whirlwind aero-engine. Scarce FIRST EDITION. Ex-library, a little rubbed, edges tanned, minor marks to cover. Flyleaf removed, usual stamps incl. to verso. Otherwise clean, binding tight. ( Flight, Biography )
(cat. 000033 )
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£ 10.00
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Koehler, Pauline I WAS HITLER’S MAID. John Long, London. 1940. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 128/24pp. Tan cloth, no date, circa 1940s. Frontispiece portrait of author. Factual account of the life of the woman who became a maid in Berchtesgarden even though her parents and husband had previously been arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo. However, later claimed to have been a hoax work of British Black Propaganda. Cover marked, rubbed, spine frayed and sunned. Binding tight but shaken at the front, remains of sticker at front hinge and neat inscriptions to flyleaf and pastedown. SCARCE. ( Hitler, Berghof, British propaganda )
(cat. 000034 )
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£ 25.00
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Kermode, A.C. FLIGHT WITHOUT FORMULAE; HOW AND WHY AN AEROPLANE FLIES EXPLAINED IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE. Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, London. 1941. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 239pp. 2nd impression (1941). Blue cloth, red titles. Frontispiece. Illustrated with plates and diagrams. Index. Covers both piston engines and turbines. Spine and rear board cloth a little sunned, previous owner’s name inked to ffep. Very clean pages in tight binding. No dustjacket. A nice copy. ( Flight, aeroplanes, aircraft construction )
(cat. 000035 )
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Feuchtwanger, Lion JEW SUSS. Martin Secker, London. 1927. Cloth Bound, Good / No Jacket 424pp. 1927 Reprint. Trans. Willa and Edwin Muir. Tan cloth a little scuffed and spotted, otherwise good. Original paper spine titles, endpapers tanned, inscription to flyleaf. A nice tight copy. Prophetic story about Jewish persecution set in Germany early times. ( Jews, Second World War, Germany )
(cat. 000036 )
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Barres, Philippe CHARLES DE GAULLE. Hutchinson & Co, London. 1941. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / Fair 172pp. Circa 1941. Red cloth, frontispiece plate. The first complete and authoritative account of the Free French forces by author who personally knew De Gaulle, telling how he fought in vain to get his ideas on modern warfare adopted by the French government and the tragic vindication of de Gaulle by the success of Hitler’s blitzkrieg method of mobile warfare. Cloth sunned at spine end, boards a little cocked. Dustwrapper intact but with closed tears and chips. Otherwise clean, binding tight. Scarce. ( Second World War, De Gaulle, French )
(cat. 000037 )
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‘Cassius’ aka Michael Foot THE TRIAL OF MUSSOLINI: BEING A VERBATIM REPORT OF THE FIRST GREAT TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMINALS HELD IN LONDON SOMETIME IN 1944 OR 1945. Victor Gollancz Limited, London. 1943. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / Good 82pp. 4th impression. Blue cloth. A little known book penned by the late Michael Foot under a pseudonym. Neat inscription to flyleaf. Some light edgewear and closed tears to dustwrapper. ( Mussolini, Michael Foot )
(cat. 000038 )
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Rolls, Ralph and Carlton Wallace (Eds.) IDEAS FOR YOUR GARDEN. The Garden Book Club, London. 1950. Book Club Edition, Cloth Bound, Very Good / Very Good 144pp. Circa 1950s. Yellow cloth. A fascinating old “How To” book with instructions for Things to Make: incl. wheelbarrows, ladder, frame, shed, greenhouse, summer house, garden furniture, trellis, gates, garage doors, swings, dog kennels, duck house and pond, pigeon cote, seed boxes &c., walls, streams, building a swimming pool, fountain, motorizing a lawnmower; Things to Grow, incl. growing and curing tobacco. Endpapers and inside dustwrapper spotted, otherwise clean. A nice copy. ( gardening )
(cat. 000039 )
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Wedgwood, C.V. WILLIAM THE SILENT; WILLIAM OF NASSAU, PRINCE OF ORANGE 1533-1584. Jonathan Cape, London. 1944. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 256pp. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Frontispiece. Illustrated with 2 plates, foldout map. Original bookseller’s sticker to front board, minor scuffs. Previous owner’s sticker on flyleaf, remains of sticker on rear pastedown. Clean copy, tight binding. ( Biography )
(cat. 000040 )
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Dickens, Charles A CHRISTMAS CAROL; PRINTED IN THE ADVANCED STYLE OF PITMAN’S SHORTHAND. Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, London. 1921. Cloth Bound, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 106pp / 6pp. Centenary Edition. Burgundy cloth, blind-tooled front board with embossed titles and Dickens signature embossed and blind to front board. Gilt spine titles faded. Inscribed in neat script on flyleaf, dated 1921. SCARCE. ( Pitman’s, shorthand, Dickens )
(cat. 000041 )
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Smith, Frederick, D. and Barbara Wilcox LIVING IN THE COUNTRY; A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK. Adam & Charles Black, London. 1940. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by Norman J. Dakers. Near Fine / Near Fine 256pp. Green cloth with red spine titles. Frontispiece. Illustrated with drawings, plans, diagrams. Bibliography. Index. A wartime book for “people going to live in the countryside for the first time, and for those who have a country cottage or house for week-ends or the summer. It is a practical introduction to country life and how to ive it to the best advantage all year round… for all who intend to live in the country on the modest scale or more ambitiously; it should initiate the city-bred into country ways and dispel the uneasiness of the inexperienced… “. Containing ” advice on the acquiring and converting of a house to the right way to split a log… health and sanitation, water supplies, heating and lighting; country house-keeping; village life and how to get on with country neighbours, small holding, poultry, gardens; the care of paddock, copse and wood; country policemen and the law; country sports”. DJ in protective mylar cover. Neat pencil indented inscription of previous owner dated January 24th 1941, one corner lightly bumped. Pages crisp, binding tight. Ephemera: publisher’s original card. ( countryside, downsizing )
(cat. 000042 )
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£ 40.00
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Corke, Hessenhigh; G. Clarke Nuttall WILD FLOWERS AS THEY GROW; PHOTOGRAPHED IN COLOUR DIRECT FROM NATURE – PART 16. Cassell & Company Ltd, London. 1912. Wrappers, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / 40/viii pp. Part 16 of a series in fortnightly parts. Original publisher’s wrappers in photographic green tint, advertisement to rear cover. Colour Lifebuoy soap ad tipped in. Binding intact with some loss to spine, minor cover stains and creases. Pages spotted. SCARCE in original wrappers. ( botany )
(cat. 000043 )
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Haslam, Fred SIMPLE WOODEN TOYS; HOW TO MAKE THEM, WITH CHAPTERS ON TOOLS, THE MAKING OF WHEELS, AND PAINTING. The Studio, London. 1945. Stated First Edition, Cloth Bound, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket Scarce First Edition (1945). 63pp. Red cloth with black spine titles. Diagrams and pictures and instructions, with chapters on tools, the making of wheels, and painting. Light scuffs to cloth edges, binding tight and pages clean. ( modelling, toys, woodwork )
(cat. 000044 )
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Cowell, Henry J. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON; AN ENGLISHMAN’S RE-STUDY. The Epworth Press, London. 1945. Stated First Edition, Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / Poor 104pp. Original cloth. DJ front and rear intact but chipped and torn with loss to spine, price clipped. Pencil indentations to flyleaf. Pages clean, binding tight. A nice copy. ( biography )
(cat. 000045 )
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Heisler, J.B. and J.E. Mellon UNDER THE CARPATHIANS; HOME OF A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE. The Travel Book Club, London. 1949. Book Club Edition, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 124pp. 2nd impression. Illustrated with B/W plates. Light green cloth. Gilt spine titles. Following the in tradition of Margaret Mead the book documents the disappearing culture of the native traits and customs of a small branch of the Ukrainian people living under the Carpathians following the Second World War. Light warp, binding tight, pages clean. DJ intact but chipped and edge worn. ( cultural anthropology )
(cat. 000046 )
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Richardson, Rosamund and Erica Griffiths DISCOVERING PATCHWORK. British Broadcasting Corporation, London. 1978. 1st Edition, Soft cover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by Diana Groves; photographed by Ed Buziak. Good / 64pp. 3rd impression. Paperback to accompany BBC TV series ‘Discovering Patchwork’ first broadcast on BBC2, January 1978. Illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams and instructions. ( patchwork, needlecraft )
(cat. 000047 )
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McCourt, Frank ANGELA’S ASHES; A MEMOIR OF CHILDHOOD. Flamingo, London. 1999. First Thus, Cloth Bound, Fine / Fine 364pp. Publisher’s brown cloth. Little sign of having been previously owned.
(cat. 000048 )
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Keating, Tom; Geraldine Norman, Frank Norman THE FAKE’S PROGRESS; TOM KEATING’S STORY. Hutchinson & Co, London. 1977. Stated First Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Fair 272pp. Illustrated with plates. Frontispiece. Appendix. Auto-biography of the Cockney master art forger Tom Keating, who fooled the art world and whose forgeries still hang in galleries. Cloth clean, previous owner’s name to flyleaf. Pages clean, binding tight. DJ worn and chipped. Scarce edition. ( art, forgery )
(cat. 000049 )
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Lord, Graham ARTHUR LOWE. Orion, London. 2002. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, Good / Very Good 258pp. Illustrated with B/W plates. Burgundy cloth, gilt spine titles and publisher’s colophon. Biography of actor who starred as Dad’s Army Captain Mainwaring, covering Lowe’s early childhood poverty, his bizarre army career during World War II and his subsequent career on theatre and screen. Light mark to front board and DJ, edges and DJ tanned. Pages clean and binding tight. ( Biography, Dad’s Army, Captain Mainwaring )
(cat. 000050 )
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Allen, Fletcher PORTS AND HAPPY HAVENS. Frederick Muller Ltd, London. 1947. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 213pp. Association copy, inscribed by the author to the novelist H.E. Bates on title page. Original blue cloth, fading red spine titles. Cloth rubbed and lightly bumped, a little worn near top rear groove. In his autobiography World in Ripeness (1969: 28-32), Bates relates his working relationship with his commanding officers in the Air Ministry, one of whom, Fletcher Allen, encouraged Bates to engage his first literary agent, Laurence Pollinger, in 1944. Scarce collectable copy. ( H.E. Bates, association copy )
(cat. 000051 )
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£ 50.00
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Edersheim, Rev. Dr. SKETCHES OF JEWISH SOCIAL LIFE IN THE DAYS OF CHRIST. Religious Tract Society, London. [n.d.]. Cloth Bound, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / Religious Tract Society, 12mo. Book. Good / n.d. [1876]. Frontispiece. xii, 342pp, x. Original blue cloth, white titles to front board and spine, with paper colour illustration pastedown to front board entitled ‘A Jew of the Holy Land’ by Harold Copping. Minor wear to extremities, endpapers tanned, with previous owner’s name, otherwise clean. Scarce in this edition. ( Jewish history )
(cat. 000052 )
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£ 125.00
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Ussher, James and H. Kendra Baker GLASTONBURY TRADITIONS CONCERNING JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA. The Covenant Publishing Co., Ltd., London. 1930. 1st Edition, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / 46pp. Black gothic titles on brown leatherette card. Translated from the Latin of Archbishop Ussher’s 1639 text ‘Britannicarum Ecclesiarum Antiquitates’, with original footnotes. Edges and flyleaf tanned, rear page spotted. Small chip to top front wrapper edge. Very scarce early grail text. ( Grail legends, Glastonbury )
(cat. 000053 )
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£ 50.00
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Pudney, J. THE THOMAS COOK STORY. The Non-Fiction Book Club, London. 1954. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / Good 264pp. 1st impression. Clean blue cloth and clean age-tanned pages in tight binding. Previous owner’s name to front pastedown and ffep, otherwise clean. Dustjacket with very light edgewear and minor soiling, otherwise good. ( Thomas Cook )
(cat. 000054 )
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£ 7.25
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Le Bond, Aubrey TRUE TALES OF MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE: FOR NON-CLIMBERS YOUNG AND OLD. Thomas Nelson and Sons, London. 1903. Hardcover, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Fair / No Jacket [1903] dated preface. 383pp. Glossary. Frontispiece plate. 16mo. 383pp, glossary. Blue cloth, a little scuffed and bumped with crease to rear. Illustrated endpapers a little spotted with previous owner’s name to ffep. Clean pages in tight binding. A nice old well-worn book for the mountaineer’s bookshelf. ( Mountaineering )
(cat. 000055 )
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£ 20.00
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Barrie, J.M. THE PLAYS OF J. M. BARRIE: QUALITY STREET: A COMEDY. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London. 1927. Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 143pp. Collectable Uniform edition. 12mo. Cloth, bumped, small closed tear to spine. Paper title labels to front board and worn spine label. Endpapers tanned with neat gift inscription dated 1927. Clean pages in good binding. ( J.M. Barrie )
(cat. 000056 )
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£ 6.75
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Moore, Patrick THE TRUE BOOK ABOUT WORLDS AROUND US. Frederick Muller Ltd, London. 1955. 32mo – over 4 – 5″ tall . Illustrated by A.L. Helm and Patrick Moore. Good / Good 142pp+. 2nd impression. Red cloth with gilt spine titles. Endpapers tanned with neat inked inscription to ffep. Clean pages in tight binding. Dustjacket with edgewear and small closed tear to top edge, price-clipped. A nice copy of a scarce book by the famous astronomer.
(cat. 000057 )
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£ 9.99
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Chapman-Huston, Desmond and Ernest C. Cripps THROUGH A CITY ARCHWAY: THE STORY OF ALLEN AND HANBURYS 1715-1954. John Murray, London. 1954. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 326pp. Illustrated with plates. Clean blue cloth with gilt spine titles. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding, some occasional spotting. ( Allen and Hanbury )
(cat. 000058 )
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Bates, H.E. aka Flying Office “X” SOMETHING IN THE AIR. Jonathan Cape, London. 1944. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Fair / No Jacket 148pp. First edition in one volume comprising “The Greatest People in the World” (1942) and “How Sleep the Brave” (1943), written by Bates under the pseudonym. Blue cloth sunned and rubbed and spine with neat closed tear. Titles to front board and spine. Neat inked name and 1945 date to ffep, otherwise clean pages in tight binding. ( H.E. Bates, WWII )
(cat. 000059 )
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£ 4.99
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Wilson, Don OUR MYSTERIOUS SPACESHIP MOON. Sphere Books, London. 1976. 1st Edition, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Near Fine / 172pp. Scarce First Sphere Books edition. A very nice copy with only minor edgewear and slight dust to rear wrapper, no spine reading creases, clean pages in tight binding ( Moon conspiracy theories )
(cat. 000060 )
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£ 32.00
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Austen, Jane SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. W. Nicholson & Sons, London. [n.d.]. Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / n.d. [1890]. 400pp. Scarce Victorian copy in pictorial green cloth, bevelled boards, some minor rubbing. Gilt titles to front board, spine titles a little faded. ffep missing. Engraved frontispiece and title page illustrations. Clean pages in tight binding, front pastedown and rear yellow illustrated endpapers a little darkened. ( Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility )
(cat. 000061 )
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£ 150.00
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Superintendent Bent CRIMINAL LIFE: REMEMBRANCES OF FORTY-TWO YEARS AS A POLICE OFFICER. John Heywood, London. [n.d.]. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / n.d. [1891] First Edition. 322pp. Original cloth with gilt titles a little faded, corners rubbed. Endpapers age-tanned with minor cockling. Tissue guarded frontispiece of the author. Stamped “Entered at Stationer’s Hall” to title page. Otherwise clean pages in tight binding. A nice copy of a scarce book.
(cat. 000062 )
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£ 65.00
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Bell, J.J. THE PIERS PLOWMAN SOCIAL & ECONOMIC HISTORIES BOOK I: PRIMEVAL TIMES TO 1066. George Philip & Son Ltd, London. 1922. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / 244pp. Illustrated. Original green cloth a little rubbed, illustrated endpapers. Clean pages in tight binding.
(cat. 000063 )
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£ 10.99
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Curie, Eve (trans. Vincent Sheean) MADAME CURIE. William Heinemann Ltd, London. 1943. 1st Edition, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 396pp.Reprint 1943. Frontispiece. Original cloth, spine titles sunned, rubbed. Endpapers tanned, pencilled name and 1942 date to ffep. Illustrated with plates, clean pages in tight binding. ( Radium, Madame Curie )
(cat. 000064 )
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Wildeblood, Peter AGAINST THE LAW: THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF A HOMOSEXUAL IN 1950S BRITAIN. Weidenfield & Nicholson, London. 1999. 2nd Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fine / Near Fine 190pp. 50th Anniversary Edition. Clean cover and clean pages in tight binding. Dustjacket with very light edgewear to corner and two very minor closed tears to bottom edge. Light indendations to ffep and neat gift inscription to title page. A nice copy
(cat. 000065 )
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£ 18.99
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Blyton, Enid THE CHRISTMAS BOOK. Macmillan and Co, Limited, London. 1945. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Illustrated by Treyer Evans. Near Fine / No Jacket 179pp. 2nd impression. Clean green cloth with gilt mistletoe and spine titles, minor cloth cockle to front board. Illustrated coloured endpapers showing traditional Christmas scenes, frontispiece. Clean pages in tight binding, light spotting to edges, very minor warp. One or two illustrations lightly colour crayoned. A nice copy of the second impression of Blyton’s book first published the previous year.
(cat. 000066 )
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Quennel, Peter (Ed.) LONDONS UNDERWORLD; BEING SELECTIONS FROM THOSE THAT WILL NOT WORK, THE FOURTH VOLUME OF LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR. Spring Books, London. [n.d.]. First Thus, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket n.d.[1969]. 427pp. Green cloth with sunned spine and extremities. Pages clean and crisp in tight binding. Neat penned previous owner’s name to front pastedown. ( London underworld )
(cat. 000067 )
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£ 3.59
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Mayhew, Henry MAYHEW’S LONDON- BEING SELECTIONS FROM LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR. Spring Books, London. [n.d.]. First Thus, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket n.d. [1969]. 574pp. Light blue cloth a little sunned to spine and extremities. Otherwise clean and crisp pages in tight binding. Previous owner’s name neatly inked to front pastedown. A nice copy.
(cat. 000068 )
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£ 4.98
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Davies, W.H. COLLECTED POEMS OF W. H. DAVIES. Jonathan Cape, London. 1942. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fair / No Jacket 525pp. Scarce 2nd impression (1942). Blue cloth, a little scuffed and sunned, corners bumped. Age-tanned pages clean in tight binding. Previous owner’s name neatly inked to ffep. Rear endpaper crease folded. Otherwise a nice collectable copy. ( W.H.Davies, poetry )
(cat. 000069 )
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£ 11.50
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Bates, H.E. WENT THE DAY WELL. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, London. 1942. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 240pp. Clean cloth a little rubbed, minor warp and corner bumps. Previous owner’s name to ffep. Otherwise clean pages in tight binding
(cat. 000070 )
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£ 10.50
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Mayo, Jeff THE ASTROLOGER’S ASTRONOMICAL HANDBOOK NO. 1. L.N. Fowler & Co. Ltd, Romford, Essex. 1979. 4th Edition, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / 126pp. Scarce book. (1979) 4th imp. with white cover. Light crease to cover, otherwise clean pages in a tight binding. ( astrology )
(cat. 000071 )
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£ 13.99
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Howe, Leslie THE MERCHANT SERVICE TO-DAY. Oxford University Press, London. 1945. Reprint, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / 159pp. Illustrated with B/W plates. Cover clean, some light spots to rear. Previous owner’s name and date neatly inscribed to ffep, otherwise clean pages in tight binding. No dustjacket. A nice copy.
(cat. 000072 )
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£ 2.75
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Liddell Hart, B.H. THE ROMMEL PAPERS. Collins, London. 1945. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 545pp. Illustrated with maps and plates. Clean red cloth, a little rubbed at extremities, spine titles faded. Illustrated coloured endpapers. Foldout map at rear a little creased with dusty edge.
(cat. 000073 )
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£ 14.99
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Leslie, Desmond and George Adamski FLYING SAUCERS HAVE LANDED. Werner Laurie, London. 1953. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 232pp. 3rd impression. Frontispiece. Bibliography. Gilt spine titles. Rubbed, endpapers lightly spotted with previous owner’s name to ffep. Otherwise clean pages in tight binding.
(cat. 000074 )
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£ 8.50
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Douhet, Giulio THE COMMAND OF THE AIR. Coward-McCann Inc., New York. 1942. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 394pp. Original black cloth, gilt spine titles, red airplane motif to front, red top edge. A little rubbed at extremities, slight cockle to cloth near spine top. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. The most important book on air power every written. A very nice copy. Scarce edition. ( WWII, air force )
(cat. 000075 )
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£ 65.00
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Hamilton, Edwin T. TIN-CAN CRAFT. Dodd, Mead & Company, New York. 1945. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fair / No Jacket 508pp. Illustrated with plates and diagrams. Cloth rubbed and scuffed, paper glued to corner of front board. Stamps to endpapers indicate ex-USAF. Fore edge sheared but not affecting readability. Pages otherwise clean in tight binding. Scarce book showing how to make useful everyday objects from tin cans.
(cat. 000076 )
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£ 20.00
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Probert, Henry BOMBER HARRIS HIS LIFE AND TIMES. Greenhill Books, London. 2001. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Near Fine / Near Fine 432pp. Black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Illustrated with plates, charts, maps. The definitive history of his life and controversial work in RAF Bomber Command. Previous owner’s name to ffep, otherwise very clean pages in tight binding. A very clean copy in near fine dustjacket, no edgewear.
(cat. 000077 )
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£ 12.99
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Mirabelli, Eugene NO RESTING PLACE. The Viking Press, New York. 1972. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Very Good 243pp. Half cloth, gilt and white spine titles. Light warp. Ex-lib with usual stamps and artefacts. Edges a little dusty. Endpapers with remains of tape. Light wear to dustjacket, otherwise clean pages in a tight binding. A scarce book. ( Eugene Mirabelli )
(cat. 000078 )
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£ 12.50
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Hunter, Richard and Ida Macalpine THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF PSYCHIATRY 1563-1860. Oxford University Press, London. 1963. 1st Edition, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 1107pp. Tan linen cloth, gilt spine titles in slightly rubbed spine panel. Cloth a little dusty. Endpapers with ex-lib artefacts and previous owner’s name to ffep. A little shaken at the front hinge. Edges dusty otherwise clean pages in tight binding. A scarce edition. A heavy item of nearly 2 kilos. ( psychiatry, medical history )
(cat. 000079 )
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£ 110.00
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HANDBOOK OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY 1938 VOL 1 MAGNETISM AND ELECTRICITY. H.M.S.O., London. 1938. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 442pp, appendices, index. Green cloth lightly cockled, scuffed, some ink marks to rear. Age-tanned pages in tight binding. A pre-war textbook which was restricted to H.M. Forces wireless training personnel. ( wireless, WW2 )
(cat. 000080 )
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£ 5.50
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Foot, M.R.D. & J.M. Langley MI9 ESCAPE AND EVASION 1939-1945. Book Club Associates, London. 1979. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Very Good 365pp. Frontispiece plate. Clean grey cloth, gilt spine titles. Clean pages in tight binding. Dustjacket with light shelfwear, small nick to rear. BCA edition. MI9 the British Secret Service that fostered escape and evasion 1939-1945 and its American counterpart. ( escape, WW2, secret service )
(cat. 000081 )
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£ 3.40
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Leslie, Anita JENNIE THE LIFE OF LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL. Hutchinson of London, London. 1971. 5th or later Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Poor 370pp. Red cloth and pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket chipped and scuffed at the top. 6th imp. ( Lady Randolph Churchill, Jennie Jerome )
(cat. 000082 )
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£ 2.80
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Hamilton, J.A.B. BRITISH RAILWAY ACCIDENTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. 1967. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Fair First edition (1967) 180pp. Red cloth. Endpapers tanned, otherwise clean pages in tight binding. Dustjacket creased and chipped, reinforced internally with Japanese tissue. Scarce.
(cat. 000083 )
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£ 9.40
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Beaumont, Anthony TRACTION ENGINES PAST AND PRESENT. David & Charles, Newton Abbot. 1974. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Fair 96pp. Illustrated with plates. Clean cloth and pages in tight binding, occasional light tanning. Dustjacket price-clipped, flap creased, lightly marked to rear with one closed tear. ( traction engines, steam engines )
(cat. 000084 )
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£ 3.50
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Hitler, Adolf (trans. J.Gaudefroy-Demombynes and A. Calmettes) MON COMBAT [MEIN KAMPF]. Nouvelles Editions Latines, Paris. [n.d.]. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Near Fine / 687pp. n.d. [1934]. Unauthorised First French translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Scarce first limited edition, the first 25 copies are stated on the verso page as being reserved for collaborators. Unnumbered copy. This edition was translated and published without Hitler’s permission as a warning to the French people. Cased in blue buckram with navy blue and yellow headbands to top and tail of spine.
(cat. 000085 )
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£ 65.00
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Dickens, Charles A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1930. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by Gilbert Wilkinson. Fair / No Jacket n.d. [c.1930s]. 92pp. Illustrated with line drawings. Foreword by Sir John Martin-Harvey. Blue cloth with faded gilt edge decoration and titles. Edges rubbed and cloth worn to spine ends. Endpapers a little tanned, shaken at hinges. Pages clean in tight binding. ( Dickens, A Christmas Carol )
(cat. 000086 )
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£ 4.50
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Fields, Gracie SING AS WE GO. Frederick Muller Ltd, London. 1960. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good Scarce 1st ed. (1960) in original dustjacket. 203pp. Light blue cloth, gilt spine titles, edges dusty, light mark to front board. Some spots to fore and bottom edge. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket with small closed tear, edgewear, chipped at spine tail. Overall a nice copy. ( Gracie Fields, autobiography )
(cat. 000087 )
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£ 10.00
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THE VEGETABLE GARDEN DISPLAYED. The Royal Horticultural Society, London. 1966. 2nd Edition, Soft cover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / 128pp. 1966 reprint of a wartime allotment gardening book first published in 1941. Wrappers good, with clean pages in tight binding, very light rubbing and small corner crease, title page with tipped in newspaper article. ( allotments )
(cat. 000088 )
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£ 4.95
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Reeve, Bernard & P.W. Thomas SCALE MODEL SHIPS THEIR ENGINES & CONSTRUCTION. Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, London. 1951. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 284pp. Clean blue cloth, endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket in protective wrapping, closed tear and some light edgewear. Scarce First Edition in dustjacket.
(cat. 000089 )
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£ 18.00
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Durrell, Margaret WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MARGO?. Andre Deutsch, London. 1995. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Near Fine / Near Fine 226pp. Preface by Gerald Durrell. Illustrated with photographs. Black cloth clean, in very good white dustjacket with only minor marks. Very clean pages in tight binding, very tight tanning to endpapers. ( Durrell )
(cat. 000091 )
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£ 25.00
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O’Donnell, James P. THE BERLIN BUNKER. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London. 1979. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 317pp. . Illustrated with plates. Clean cloth with clean pages in tight binding. Minor scuff to black ffep, otherwise clean. Dustjacket with edgewear, a little chipped at the top edge. A nice copy. ( WWII, Hitler, Berlin, Bunker, Third Reich )
(cat. 000092 )
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£ 3.50
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Lawrence, T.E. SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM VOL I & II (1939); LETTERS OF T.E. LAWRENCE (1941) ED. DAVID GARNET. Reprint Society / World Books, London. [n.d.]. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket Uniform edition: Seven Pillars of Wisdom Vol I & II (1939), 352; 700pp, and Letters of T.E. Lawrence (1941) 384pp, ed. David Garnet. Illustrated with maps, plates, drawings. Spines a little tanned and rubbed at the tail. Endpapers with bookplate and neat previous owner’s name. Pages clean in tight binding, occasional spotting commensurate with age. This a nice 3-volume set with matching cloth and boards, sold as a set only.
(cat. 000093 )
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£ 35.00
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Kray, Roberta REG KRAY: A MAN APART. Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, London. 2002. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fine / Fine 337pp. First edition, first issue number sequence. Illustrated with plates. Clean boards and pages in tight binding. Clean red endpapers. Dustjacket near fine. A very nice copy in unread condition. ( Kray, London gangsters, 1960s London )
(cat. 000094 )
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£ 13.75
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Johns, C.A. Rev. FLOWERS OF THE FIELD. George Routledge & Sons Limited, London. [n.d.]. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by James Thomas Gwatkin. Very Good / No Jacket 378pp. Green cloth, gilt spine titles and gilt stamped flower design to front boards. A little frayed at the top of spine, otherwise clean. Pages clean in tight binding. Endpapers a little spotted with a previous owner’s bookplate to ffep. A nice copy, 14th impression (n.d.) ( Botany )
(cat. 000095 )
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£ 7.30
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Gordon Melvin, A. SEA SHELLS OF THE WORLD WITH VALUES. Charles Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont. 1966. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by Photographs by Lorna Strong Melvin. Good / Fair 167pp. 3rd imp. h/b with DJ. This is a marked up copy with occasional marginalia and loose and taped-in diary entries and ephemera to front endpapers by a collector. Cover and pages otherwise clean pages in tight binding. Dustjacket in fair condition, chipped and edgeworn. ( Sea shells. Collecting. )
(cat. 000096 )
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£ 10.00
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Waldron, T.J. and James Gleeson THE FROGMEN: THE STORY OF THE WARTIME UNDERWATER OPERATORS. Evans Brothers Limited, London. 1950. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fair / No Jacket 191pp. Illustrated with plates. Cover and spine sunned and marked to rear. Endpapers lightly spotted. Clean pages in tight binding, some lean and shaken at front and rear hinges. ( WW2. Frogmen. )
(cat. 000097 )
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£ 1.75
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Addison, William ENGLISH SPAS. B.J. Batsford Ltd, London. 1951. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Fair 152pp. Lightly rubbed at extremities. Pages clean in tight binding, some spots to fore edge, stamp on ffep, otherwise clean. DJ clipped inside front flap, edgewear and chipping.
(cat. 000098 )
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£ 3.75
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Mallery, R.D. OUR AMERICAN LANGUAGE. Halcyon House, Garden City, New York. 1947. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / 276pp. Front board spotted, colour fading at spine. Endpapers tanned, otherwise clean pages in tight binding. The book shows how Americans use, pronounce and spell words, phrases, names, and expressions which distinguish their usage of the English language from other forms.
(cat. 000099 )
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£ 20.00
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Wills, Philip WHY NO BIRDS FLY. Newnes, London. 1961. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Fair 141pp. Illustrated with plates and drawings. Cloth clean with gilt spine titles, minor warp. Photographic illustrated endpapers, clean pages in tight binding. Dustjacket has some closed tears and chips otherwise complete. ( Flight. Airplanes. Aeroplanes. )
(cat. 000100 )
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£ 5.15
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Lockwood, W.B. THE OXFORD BOOK OF BRITISH BIRD NAMES. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 1984. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fine / Fine 174pp. Brown cloth, gilt spine titles. Endpapers and pages very clean in tight binding. Dustjacket in protective covering. A pristine copy in fine condition. ( Ornithology. British birds. )
(cat. 000101 )
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£ 40.00
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Hoskins, W.G. FIELDWORK IN LOCAL HISTORY. Book Club Associates, London. 1983. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fine / Near Fine 202pp. Illustrated with plates and drawings. Green cloth with gilt spine titles. Clean endpapers and pages in tight binding. Dustjacket very lightly sunned to spine, otherwise near fine. ( Local history. Fieldwork. )
(cat. 000102 )
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£ 4.98
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Ilyin Genevsky, A.F. [Il’in-Zhenevskii, A. F. (Aleksandr Fedorovich)] FROM FEBRUARY TO OCTOBER 1917. Modern Books Ltd, London. 1931. 1st Edition, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Fair / 122pp. Pictorial wrappers with yapp edges, soiled and rubbed, and cut pages with dusty edges. Previous owner inscription neatly inked to endpaper, foxed throughout. The author took part in both Russian Revolutions. A scarce first English edition. ( Russian revolution. Soviet Communism. )
(cat. 000103 )
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£ 17.99
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Lord Russell of Liverpool THE SCOURGE OF THE SWASTIKA. Cassell & Company Ltd, London. 1955. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fair / No Jacket 260pp. 28 plates, 16 halftones. Cloth scuffed and rubbed with dulled spine titles. Small original bookshop sticker to front pastedown, previous owner’s inked inscription to ffep. Edges toned, otherwise clean in tight binding, some lean. The author was a legal advisor on Nazi war crimes to C-in-C British Occupation Zone. ( Nazis. War crimes. Concentration camps. Auschwitz. Belsen. SS. )
(cat. 000104 )
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£ 2.28
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Gill, Dennis TRAMCAR TREASURY. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London. 1963. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Fair 147pp. Clean bright red cloth, silver spine titles. Lightly foxed fffep and rfep, ffep corner marked. Otherwise very clean in tight binding. Dustjacket price-clipped, a little toned inside and light soiling to rear, some edgewear and closed tears. ( Transport. Trams. )
(cat. 000105 )
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£ 6.98
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Newnham, Group Captain Maurice PRELUDE TO GLORY: THE STORY OF THE CREATION OF BRITAIN’S PARACHUTE ARMY. Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd, London. 1948. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 2nd impression. 350pp. 47 plates. Red cloth, gilt regimental emblem to front board. Spine titles dulled, rubbed, edges age-toned. A few spots to endpapers, otherwise pages clean in tight binding. Scarce book. ( WW2. Army. Parachute regiment. )
(cat. 000106 )
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£ 19.50
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RADIO SERVICING SIMPLIFIED. The Automobile Coil Winder & Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd, London. 1940. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 175pp. 7th (revised and enlarged) edition. Red cloth, gilt titles. Cloth a little rubbed and marked to front board. Inked and pencilled inscriptions to endpapers, otherwise clean pages in tight binding. Published by the makers of the “Avo” testing instruments. ( radio servicing )
(cat. 000107 )
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£ 9.25
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Newman, Bernard THE WORLD OF ESPIONAGE. Consul Books / World Distributors, London. 1964. First Thus, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Fair / 208pp. White wrappers dusty with some creasing, rubbed at edges with some splitting at hinge, light stain to fore edge, otherwise pages clean in tight binding. Collectable cover. A detailed account of espionage activities throughout the world – organization, training, communications, devices, myths and reality. ( Espionage. Spies. Intelligence Service )
(cat. 000108 )
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£ 1.99
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Le Mesurier, John A JOBBING ACTOR. Sphere Books, London. 1985. First Thus, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / 153pp. Illustrated with plates. Clean cover, very light edgewear, a few small spots and light reading creases to rear. Clean age tanned pages in tight binding. A nice copy of a scarce book. ( Biography. Dad’s Army. Sergeant Wilson. )
(cat. 000109 )
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Avery, Alfred H THE ABC OF DYNAMO DESIGN. Percival Marshall & Co, London. [n.d.]. 4th Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / n.d. (c.1910) 144pp/17pp. 12mo. Illustrated with plates, diagrams and tables. Green cloth with white titles to front board, gold spine titles. Fold-out tissue diagram of design for 500W dynamo tipped in at title page. Cloth a little soiled. Internally sound with clean pages in tight binding. Covers designs for 30W, 500W & 2Kw dynamos, construction and wiring. ( electrical engineering )
(cat. 000110 )
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£ 50.00
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Durrell, Gerald THREE SINGLES TO ADVENTURE. Corgi / Transworld, London. 1956. Soft cover, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Very Good / Scarce Corgi First pbk edition. No. S187. 191pp. Illustrated with plates. Clean age tanned pages in tight binding. Outer cover clean, minor corner crease, few spots to inner cover and facing pages. Light reading crease to spine, light rubbing near spine, light dust to white rear cover. ( Gerald Durrell )
(cat. 000111 )
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£ 9.98
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Brickhill, Paul ESCAPE OR DIE. Pan Books Ltd, London. 1954. Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / 190pp. First Pan Edition (1954) in collectable period cover artwork by Wilton, introduction by H.E. Bates. Very clean, lightly age toned pages in tight binding. Rear cover a little foxed, light front cover crease, otherwise clean. ( WW2. Escape. RAF )
(cat. 000112 )
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£ 5.25
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Reid, P.R THE COLDITZ STORY. Pan Books Ltd, London. 1954. Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / 223pp. 4th impression. with collectable pictorial cover artwork initialled FBM, showing Colditz Castle lit against dark blue background. Small corner cover crease, minor closed tear light reading creases to spine, light dust to rear, minor rubbing. Pages clean in tight binding, edges tanned commensurate with age. ( Colditz. WW2. Escape. )
(cat. 000113 )
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£ 9.99
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Jones, R.V MOST SECRET WAR: BRITISH SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE 1939-1945. Hamish Hamilton, London. 1978. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Good 556pp. 3rd impression. Illustrated with plates and diagrams. Good in Good Dustjacket. Cover clean, very light age fading to blue cloth. Pages very clean in tight binding. Previous owner gift inscription to ffep. Endpapers and top edge lightly foxed. White Dustjacket with only light edgewear, some yellowing commensurate with age, price clipped inside front flap, a little foxed inside otherwise clean. Overall a very nice copy of this book on the development of electronic counter-measures. ( WW2. Intelligence. Electronic counter-measures. )
(cat. 000114 )
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£ 13.75
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Draaisma, Douwe WHY LIFE SPEEDS UP AS YOU GET OLDER: HOW MEMORY SHAPES OUR PAST. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 2004. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Very Good First English Edition. Trans. Arnold and Erica Pomerans. 277pp. Gilt spine titles on black cloth. Clean dustjacket, minor shelfwear, paperclip indent to front flap. Clean pages in tight binding. In unread condition. ( psychology. memory )
(cat. 000115 )
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£ 8.99
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Adamski, George INSIDE THE SPACE SHIPS. Arco Publishers / Neville Spearman, London. 1956. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 2nd impression of First Edition. 236pp. Scarce hardback edition in original dustjacket (1956). Illustrated with plates and diagrams. Clean light blue cloth with gilt spine titles. Dustjacket with minor rubbing, a little toned in places at rear, a little creasing with minor closed tears and small chips, price clipped front flap and light toning inside. Pages very clean in tight binding. Endpapers lightly foxed with previous owners’ inked names to ffep. Very collectable 2nd impression July 1956.
(cat. 000116 )
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Shewell-Cooper, W.E THE ABC OF FRUIT GROWING. The English Universities Press Ltd, London. 1949. 3rd Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 290pp. Illustrated with plates, diagrams, tables. Green cloth with black titles, spade and bird device to front board, lightly rubbed, minor spot, light warp. Pages very clean in tight binding. One of a series of books on gardening. ( gardening )
(cat. 000117 )
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£ 4.99
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Shewell-Cooper, W.E THE ABC OF VEGETABLE GARDENING. The English Universities Press Ltd, London. 1958. 2nd Edition, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket Revised 3rd impression. 289pp. Illustrated with plates and diagrams. Green cloth with black spine titles and spade and bird motif to front board, minor spots to rear. Pages clean in tight binding, small date stamp Feb 1960 to ffep. A nice copy of a book that is ideal for the allotment holder. One of a series of books on gardening. ( allotments. gardening )
(cat. 000118 )
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£ 9.99
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500 GARDENING HINTS BY 500 GARDENERS. Country Life, London. 1928. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 160pp. Paper over board wrappers, a few spots to rear, spine sunned and chipped at tail. Pages and edges a little foxed in places otherwise clean in tight binding. The book was compiled from readers’ hints culled from “Homes and Gardens” and “The Garden” during the early 1900s. Scarce Country Life publication. ( gardening )
(cat. 000119 )
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£ 10.99
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Camm, F.J EVERYMAN’S WIRELESS BOOK. George Newnes Limited, London. 1959. Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / Good 296pp. 13th Edition. Illustrated with drawings, diagrams. 1959 hardback edition in original dustjacket. Very Good in clean black cloth, dustjacket intact with some creasing, and small closed tears and chip to top. Internally very sound with clean pages in tight binding, endpapers with light spots. A book written by a radio consultant for the listener and constructor, explaining the operation, upkeep and overhaul of old valve wireless receivers, installation, and systematic fault finding. ( valve radio servicing )
(cat. 000120 )
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£ 18.99
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Ashton, J.R and F. Arnold Stocks THE OPEN AIR GUIDE. John Heywood Ltd, London. 1929. 2nd Edition, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Very Good / 181pp. Illustrated with plates, diagrams, tables, fold-out map to rear showing “Map of Properties in England and Wales Held by the National Trust 1929”. Clean decorative green cloth, lightly rubbed around the spine. Internally clean and sound, with tight binding, endpapers lightly age toned. 16mo size for pocket with rounded corners. Sections on Natural History, Photography, Walking, Climbing, Motoring. A very tidy copy. Scarce in this condition. ( rambling. National Trust. countryside )
(cat. 000121 )
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£ 12.99
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Kent, William LONDON FOR EVERYMAN. J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London. 1938. Hardcover, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket Revised edition. 294pp. Containing 48 pages of coloured maps. Green cloth a little rubbed and worn at extremities. Internally sound with clean pages in tight binding, light creasing to title pages near bottom. Age tanned endpapers with previous owner’s name neatly inked to ffep, old pencilled writing to rfep, with few spots. Interesting information about where to stay, dine and amusements. Contains a short history of London, graves etc., together with daytime and evening guided walks. Interesting information about buildings, bomb damage and collections and their whereabouts in wartime. ( London. wartime. WW2. )
(cat. 000122 )
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£ 11.99
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Wilson, Guthrie BRAVE COMPANY. Corgi / Transworld, London. 1955. Soft cover, 16mo – over 5¾ – 6¾” tall . Very Good / 253pp. Collectable period artwork cover with light rubbing to extremities, light reading crease to spine. Clean pages in tight binding, light spotting to edges commensurate with age. A novel of WW2 in Italy. Corgi Books, No. T19. ( Corgi T19. WW2 novel )
(cat. 000123 )
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£ 4.99
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West, Morris CHILDREN OF THE SUN: THE SLUM DWELLERS OF NAPLES. Pan Books Ltd, London. 1958. First Thus, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / 189pp. First Pan Edition. Illustrated with plates. Cover very clean, light corner crease and minor spine reading crease. Pages clean in tight binding, inner wrappers spotted.
(cat. 000124 )
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Lightoller, Charles Herbert (Commander) TITANIC AND OTHER SHIPS. Ivor Nicolson and Watson, London. 1935. Stated First Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Fair / GENUINE SCARCE FIRST EDITION (January 1935). Cloth bound, 12mo. 344pp. Ex-library copy, original cloth scuffed and worn at extremities with tear to spine top, rear board creased, corners bumped. Rear hinge starting. Endpapers with original library stamps and markings, remains of stickers, some soiling. Binding intact with no loose pages. Occasional spotting throughout. This book is extremely scarce in any condition. Lightoller was the senior surviving officer from the Titanic. When his autobiography was published in 1935 the Marconi company threatened to sue for comments made on the role of their wireless operators in the disaster and the book was pulled from the shelves, leaving the purchased copies as the only surviving First Editions. Subsequent later editions of the book were released with amended text. This particular copy is one of the few genuine STATED FIRST EDITIONS. ( Lightoller, Titanic, biography )
(cat. 000125 )
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£ 250.00
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Lithgow, Mike MACH ONE. Allan Wingate, London. 1954. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 151pp. Illustrated with 48 plates, frontispiece. Gilt spine titles on blue cloth sunned to spine and top rear board, no bumps. Inked inscription to ffep, endpapers, top and fore edge spotted. Otherwise clean pages in tight binding. ( RAF, jet engine )
(cat. 000126 )
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£ 6.00
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Evans, Rear-Admiral SOUTH WITH SCOTT. Collins’ Clear-Type Press, London. 1921. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket Scarce First Edition. 283pp. 3 maps. Colour frontispiece showing Captain Scott. Illustrated front board, black titles and border on blue cloth. Light warp, light scuff to front board. Extremities rubbed. Spine cockled. Gift inscription dated 1931 to ffep. Occasional spotting esp. to rear endpapers, otherwise clean in tight binding. ( Captain Scott. Antarctic Expedition )
(cat. 000127 )
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£ 40.00
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Hunt, John THE ASCENT OF EVEREST. Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1953. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Poor 300pp. Illustrated with BW and colour plates. Colour frontispiece showing Tenzing on the Summit of Everest. Foreword by HRH Duke of Edinburgh. Blue cloth, spine top fraying, spine spot sunned, otherwise clean. Endpapers and DJ flaps bear remains of tape marks. Pages otherwise clean in tight binding. Dustjacket intact but chipped and faded at spine. ( Mount Everest. Himilayas. )
(cat. 000128 )
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£ 5.50
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Heisler, J.B. and J.E. Mellon UNDER THE CARPATHIANS. The Travel Book Club, London. 1949. 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Fair 1949 reprint, scarce in fair DJ. 124pp. Text illustrated with BW photographs. Gilt spine titles, green cloth very clean. Light warp. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket chipped. ( Rumania. )
(cat. 000129 )
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£ 18.00
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Marx, K. and Friedrich Engels KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS SELECTED WORKS IN TWO VOLUMES VOL II. Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow. 1962. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket Volume II only. Fifth impression, 1962. 531pp. Gold titles, embossed front board. Spine a little rubbed. Endpapers tanned, owner’s name to ffep. Pages othewise clean in tight binding. ( Marxism. Soviet Union. )
(cat. 000130 )
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£ 10.00
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Kennedy, Ludovic PURSUIT. THE SINKING OF THE BISMARCK. BCA, London. 1974. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 254pp. Blue cloth. Illustrated with plates, maps. Illustrated endpapers. Pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket chipped. ( WW2. Bismarck. Kriegsmarine. HMS Hood. )
(cat. 000131 )
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£ 2.95
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Adamski, George INSIDE THE SPACE SHIPS. Arco Publications Limited, London. 1958. 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 236pp. Illustrated. 1958. 4th impression. Scarce in DJ. Burgundy cloth gilt. Bookplate and inked name to ffep. Pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket rubbed, some chipping. ( UFOs. Close Encounters. )
(cat. 000132 )
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£ 25.00
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Ballard, Robert D. THE DISCOVERY OF THE BISMARCK. Guild Publishing, London. 1990. First Thus, Hardcover, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall . Near Fine / Near Fine 232pp. Blue cloth, gilt board and spine titles. Endpapers and pages clean and unmarked. Dustjacket with small light corner crease to rear. A very nice copy. ( WWII. Bismarck. Kriegsmarine. )
(cat. 000133 )
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Kennedy, Ludovic PURSUIT: THE CHASE AND SINKING OF THE BISMARCK. Book Club Associates, London. 1974. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 254pp. Blue cloth, illustrated endpapers showing map. Pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket with edgewear, minor closed tears and chip to spine tail. A nice copy. ( WWII. Bismarck. Kriegsmarine. HMS Hood. )
(cat. 000134 )
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£ 10.25
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Hadden, Cuthbert J. THE OPERAS OF WAGNER THEIR PLOTS MUSIC AND HISTORY. T.C. & E.C. Jack, London. 1910. 1st Edition, Limp Vellum, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Near Fine / SCARCE FIRST EDITION. 246pp. 24 plates in colour from drawings by Byam Shaw. Frontispiece. Gilt titles and stamping to front, bound in vellum with yapp edges. Gilt top edge, rough cut pages. Marbled endpapers, foxed flyleaves. Neat inscription to ffep. Occasional foxing.
(cat. 000135 )
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£ 200.00
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Armstrong, Anthony WARRIORS AT WAR. Methuen & Co., London. 1941. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / Very Good 142pp. Clean red cloth. Minor spotting to endpapers with previous owner’s name neatly inked on front pastedown. Dustjacket complete, lightly soiled, edgewear, taped inside top. Scarce FIRST EDITION in DJ. A nice example of British humour of the period. ( WW2. Humour )
(cat. 000136 )
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£ 15.50
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Fleming, Ian GOLDFINGER. The Book Club / Gildrose Productions, London. 1959. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / Fair 286pp. Cover clean, minor tanning to endpapers. Pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket edgeworn, spotted inside, chipped to spine head and tail. ( James Bond )
(cat. 000137 )
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Dickens, Charles THE PEARS’ EDITION OF CHARLES DICKENS’ CHRISTMAS BOOKS: THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. A & F Pears Ltd, London. [n.d.]. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by L. Rossi. Very Good / n.d. (c. 1912). 140pp. 22 B/W illustrations. Gilt on green cloth with colour pictorial inset, Pears advertisements to front pastedown and rear endpapers. Title page browned. Pages clean in tight binding. Light mark to rear board, minor fray at lower front hinge.
(cat. 000138 )
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£ 10.00
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Masefield, John THE NINE DAYS WONDER (THE OPERATION DYNAMO). William Heinemann Ltd, London. 1941. 1st Edition, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 61pp. 12 plates. Blue cloth, minor rubbing. Endpapers and pages clean, some spotting. Binding tight.
(cat. 000139 )
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£ 4.99
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Raman, T.A. INDIA. Oxford University Press, London. 1943. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / Good 140pp. Second printing. Published as “India” in “The World Today Series. Illustrated with plates, map. Blue cloth, titles clean. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket chipped at the top.
(cat. 000140 )
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£ 10.00
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Barrie, J.M. and May Byron J.M. BARRIE’S PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS – RETOLD FOR LITTLE PEOPLE. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London. [n.d.]. 1st Edition, Hardcover, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Poor / No Jacket Assumed 1st Ed, no date. 123pp. 6 colour illustrations by ARTHUR RACKHAM. Green cloth, faded with loss to spine tail, cloth split near spine top, corners worn. Illustrated endpapers, previous owner’s name neatly inked to front pastedown. Occasional light spots.
(cat. 000141 )
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£ 35.00
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Meynell, Viola LETTERS OF J.M. BARRIE. Peter Davies, London. 1942. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 311pp. Cloth light spots. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Pages clean in tight binding. Ex-lib copy with usual artefacts. Rear hinge starting.
(cat. 000142 )
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£ 3.10
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Freeman, William THE INCREDIBLE DE FOE. Herbert Jenkins, London. 1950. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 304pp. Red cloth and top edge, frontispiece. 5 plates, family tree. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. Dustjacket complete, with only minor edgewear and small closed tears.
(cat. 000143 )
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£ 15.00
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Middleton-Murray, J. (ed.) JOURNAL OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD. Constable & Co. Ltd, London. 1927. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 252pp. Original cloth, black titles, spine toned, light rub. Endpapers clean, original owner’s plate to front pastedown, loose contemporary review from The Bookman dated October 1924. Light pencilled marginalia on a couple of pages, otherwise very clean and tight.
(cat. 000144 )
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£ 15.00
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Shute, Neville REQUIEM FOR A WREN. William Heinemann Ltd, London. 1955. 1st Edition, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 284pp. Red cloth, rubbed, flyleaf toned. Minor highlighting. Otherwise clean in tight binding.
(cat. 000145 )
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£ 8.00
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Segal, Louis THE REAL RUSSIA. Evans Brothers Limited, London. 1943. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Good / No Jacket 160pp. Illustrated with plates, line drawings, map. Red boards, crease to front. Illustrated endpapers showing ethnic costumes of peoples of the Soviet Union. Title page spotted, otherwise clean in tight binding. A 1940s appraisal and celebration of the progress and achievements of the Soviet Union. ( Soviet Union )
(cat. 000146 )
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£ 10.00
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Tovey, Doreen CATS IN THE BELFRY. Elek Books, London. 1958. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by Maurice Wilson. Very Good / Good 150pp. 3rd imp. Illustrated with drawings. Introduction by Michael Joseph. Gilt spine on clean light blue boards, light sunning to top edge. Endpapers clean with previous owner’s name inked to ffep. Pages clean in tight binding. Dustwrapper age-toned, chipped to top edge. A humorous book on cats and cat ownership.
(cat. 000147 )
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£ 4.90
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Dutt, William A. HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS OF EAST ANGLIA. Macmillan and Co, Limited, London. 1904. Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Illustrated by Joseph Pennell. Very Good / No Jacket 412pp. 2nd imp. B/W in-text illustrations. Gilt on green boards, minor rubbing. Endpapers with previous owners’ names and original bookseller’s embossing to ffep. Spotted throughout, otherwise clean in tight binding. A fascinating book on East Anglia as it was at the turn of the last century. ( rambling. walking. English countryside. )
(cat. 000148 )
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£ 80.00
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Roger Lancelyn Green ONCE LONG AGO. Golden Pleasure Books / Bookplan, London. 1962. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall . Illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta. Very Good / No Jacket SCARCE. 301pp. Gilt on red cloth, minor rubbing. Illustrated endpapers, light splitting at lower front hinge. Pages very clean in tight binding. A very nice copy of an incredibly scarce item in this condition, comprising a rare colourfully illustrated collection of tales from all over the world: American Indian, Arabian, Armenian, Australian, Basuto, Brazilian, Chinese, Cretan, Czech, Danish, Egyptian, English, Eskimo, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Lapp, Lithuanian, Mexican, Nigerian, Norse, Persian, Peruvian, Polish, Polynesian, Portuguese, Rhodesian, Rhodian, Rumanian, Russian, Scottish, Serbian, Sicilian, Spanish, Sudanese, Swedish, Swiss, Tunisian, Turkish, and Welsh.
(cat. 000149 )
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£ 750.00
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Josty, W. CHATS ON THE STUDY OF BOTANY. Boots Pure Drug Company Limited, 1927. 1st Edition, Soft cover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / 111pp. Illustrated with plates and drawings. Green wrappers very clean, light curling to corners. Clean pages in side-saddle binding. Scarce item. Reprinted in book form a series of articles written for the guidance of students of Botany which appeared in The Bee the retail house organ of Boots.
(cat. 000150 )
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£ 12.00
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Braine, John LIFE AT THE TOP. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. 1962. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / Good 288pp. Clean boards. Minor spotting to ffep/rfep. Pages clean in tight binding. Dustwrapper trimmed at top edge, taped and toned inside, flaps spotted, two closed tears. Nice period B/W cover showing hand holding cigar.
(cat. 000151 )
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£ 10.00
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MacLean, Alistair ICE STATION ZEBRA. Collins, London. 1963. 1st Edition, Hardcover, Good / No Jacket 255pp. Green cloth, rubbed at spine edge. Endpapers and pages, binding, couple of spots to title pages otherwise clean in tight binding.
(cat. 000152 )
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£ 3.50
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Warrick, F.W. EXPERIMENTS IN PSYCHICS. PRACTICAL STUDIES IN DIRECT WRITING, SUPERNORMAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND OTHER PHENOMENA, MAINLY WITH MRS. ADA EMMA DEANE.. Rider & Co., London. 1939. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall . Very Good / No Jacket 399pp. 650 illustrations, comprising plates, diagrams. Gilt on blue cloth, a little rubbed with worn corners, light glass ring to front board, cockle to spine. Small mark to front endpapers, otherwise clean in tight binding. SCARCE First Edition. ( parapsychology. psychic research )
(cat. 000153 )
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£ 108.00
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Terraine, John THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LORD MOUNTBATTEN. Hutchinson of London, London. 1968. 1st Edition, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Very Good 197pp. Gilt on blue boards. Endpapers clean with previous owner’s name to ffep. Dustjacket clean and unclipped. Clean pages in tight binding, small printing press punctures to pp1-6, otherwise a nice copy.
(cat. 000154 )
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£ 17.50
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Giskes, H.J. LONDON CALLING NORTH POLE – AN INCREDIBLE DISCLOSURE BY THE FORMER CHIEF OF GERMAN COUNTER-ESPIONAGE IN HOLLAND. William Kimber, London. 1953. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Very Good 208pp. Cloth. Endpapers clean with previous owner’s name inked to ffep, minor pencil indent. Fore edge lightly spotted. Dustjacket a little spotted, age-toned inside, minor edgewear and small chips to top edge. A nice copy. ( WWII )
(cat. 000155 )
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£ 250.00
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Lanzmann, Jacques PHOTOS KEYSTONE: PARIS DES ANNÉES 30. Editions Fernand Nathan et Keystone, Paris. 1987. 1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall . Illustrated by various. Near Fine / Near Fine 192pp. Illustrated black & white plates, text by Lanzmann in French language. Black cloth with illustrated endpapers. In very clean condition, very light remains of tape from previous mylar protective cover on fftp. DJ with very light edgewear. Scarce book in near fine condition. ( Paris 1918-1939, street photography, Keystone )
(cat. 000156 )
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£ 60.00
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Kennedy, Ludovic TEN RILLINGTON PLACE. BCA, London. 1972. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Good 308pp. Gilt on blue cloth, illustrated. 11 plates, 2 maps illustrating endpapers. Pages clean in tight binding. DJ a little rubbed at extremities, showing Richard Attenborough playing John Christie. Overall nice copy of a now scarce edition.
(cat. 000157 )
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Hobana, Ion; Julian Weverbergh UFO’S FROM BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN. Souvenir Press, London. 1974. First UK Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 309pp. 1st British edition. Illustrated with diagrams and photos. Blue cloth, silver spine titles. Pages clean in tight binding. No DJ.
(cat. 000158 )
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£ 3.99
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Maxwell, Gavin RING OF BRIGHT WATER. Longmans, London. 1960. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Good / Good 211pp. 2nd impression. Illustrated with drawings and plates. Gilt on light blue cloth, corner bumped, rear board lightly marked. Illustrated endpapers. Ffep neatly inked with previous owner. Pages clean, corners lightly bumped. Dustwrapper clipped inside flap, extremities a little rubbed and worn, otherwise good. A nice old copy of this classic book.
(cat. 000159 )
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Lockhart, R.H. Bruce MEMOIRS OF A BRITISH AGENT. Putnam, London. 1932. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 355pp. 3rd imp. Gilt on blue cloth. Bookplate to pastedown, neatly inked signature to ffep. Pages clean in tight binding. A nice copy.
(cat. 000160 )
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Noorbergen, Rene SECRETS OF THE LOST RACES: NEW DISCOVERIES OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS. New English Library, London. 1978. 1st Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine / Very Good 228pp. First British Edition. Gilt on black cloth. Endpapers and pages very clean in tight binding. Minor shelfwear to dustjacket. A very nice example of this classic book in which the author proposes evidence of an historical civilization whose technology was comparable to our own in the twentieth century.
(cat. 000161 )
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Ruddy, Jonah; Jonathan Hill THE BOGEY MAN: PORTRAIT OF A LEGEND. Souvenir Press, London. 1965. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / Fair 243pp. Gilt on burgundy cloth. Endpapers and pages clean, minor spotting to fore edge. Period Dustjacket showing illustration of Bogart a little rubbed, closed tear to front and chipped at spine ends. A rare and collectable biography of Humphrey Bogart.
(cat. 000162 )
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Cannell, J.C. THE SECRETS OF HOUDINI. Hutchinson, Tiptree, Essex. 1938. 1st Edition, Soft cover, 12mo – over 6¾ – 7¾” tall . Very Good / 252pp. Clean cover, spine lightly age toned. Two small closed tears to wrappers, small corner crease. Pages age toned, mark to fore edge, otherwise clean. A nice copy of a now scarce original edition.
(cat. 000163 )
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£ 50.00
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Miller, Harry SERVICE TO THE SERVICES: THE STORY OF NAAFI. Newman Neame, London. 1971. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / 156pp. Gilt on green cloth. Frontispiece. Illustrated with plates. Clean pages in tight binding. H.M.S. provenance inked to ffep. Dustjacket with small closed tear, minor shelfwear and chipping. A very nice copy.
(cat. 000164 )
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Aldington, Richard LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Collins, London. 1955. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Fair / No Jacket 448pp. FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece. Gilt on black cloth, spotted. Original Boots sticker to front board. Slight lean to binding. Endpapers and pages clean, frontispiece photo of Lawrence taped.
(cat. 000165 )
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£ 8.50
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Parker, Dorothy THE BEST OF DOROTHY PARKER. Methuen & Co., London. 1955. 1st Edition, Hardcover, Good / Poor 192pp. Gilt on green cloth, lightly bumped. Pages clean in tight binding. DJ taped at front inside hinge
(cat. 000166 )
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£ 15.00
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Leyland, Eric CRASH DIVE: THE STORY OF THE SUBMARINE. Edmund Ward, London. 1961. 1st Edition, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Very Good / No Jacket 128pp. 21 plates, 8 drawings. Gilt on leather spine label, yellow cloth. Endpapers and pages clean in tight binding. Light green stain to corner of rear board, otherwise very good. Scarce edition. No DJ.
(cat. 000167 )
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£ 15.00
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Seago, Edward WITH THE ALLIED ARMIES IN ITALY. Collins, London. 1945. 1st Edition, Hardcover, 4to – over 9¾ – 12″ tall . Illustrated by The Author. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included 227pp. Frontispiece. 103 pages in ink and wash illustrated by the author, 24 text. Endpapers illustrated with maps. Gilt on red cloth. Very good cloth and boards, light fray to top of spine. Otherwise clean in tight binding. [Dustjacket included but has significant loss hence included for references purposes only.]
(cat. 000168 )
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Sudell, Richard PRACTICAL GARDENING AND FOOD PRODUCTION IN PICTURES. Odhams Press Limited, London. 1946. Reprint, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Poor / 384pp. Illustrated green cloth, scuffed and marked. Spine cloth scuffed, frayed and splitting at the rear hinge. Binding tight. Endpapers and pages otherwise clean with previous owner’s name neatly inked to title page. A well-used practical book with information about adapting the garden for use as an allotment in wartime.
(cat. 000169 )
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£ 6.99
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Playfair, Guy Lyon THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED. BCA, London. 1980. Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall . Near Fine / Near Fine 288pp. FIRST EDITION thus. 33 plates. Clean cloth, endpapers and pages, no inscription. Dustwrapper lightly toned inside, otherwise near fine condition. Scarce classic book on poltergeist haunting.
(cat. 000170 )
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£ 75.00
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Ballard, Robert D. EXPLORING THE TITANIC. Pyramid Books, London. 1988. 1st Edition, Hardcover, Folio – over 12 – 15″ tall . Illustrated by Ken Marschall. Near Fine / Near Fine 64pp. Scarce First edition hard back binding in publisher’s original colour illustrated glazed boards, colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Special edition Titanic poster to rear of dustwrapper. Book and dustwrapper in near fine condition with minor edgewear to top spine of dustwrapper, no inscriptions.
(cat. 000171 )
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£ 30.00
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Burns, Robert THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS, WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. Collins’ Clear-Type Press, London. [n.d.]. Limp Vellum, 24mo – over 5 – 5¾” tall . Very Good / 648pp. c.1929. Frontispiece. Top edge gilt, cased in calf leather, yapp edges (limp vellum), gilt inlay on blindstamp illustration of ship, embossed gilt titles. Minor rubbing and small splitting near top spine not significant. Tight binding with clean pages, inscribed with date to frontispiece verso. A very nice copy.
(cat. 000172 )
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November 20, 2011 at 2:18 am