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Liddell Hart:
T. E. Lawrence: In Arabia and After.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. First edition. 454pp, with a number of plates and maps (some fold-out), and a portrait frontispiece by Augustus John. Contents extraordinarily fresh, as new. Faint toning to endpapers. Text block top edge red, bottom edge uncut. In the original binding of russet cloth titled in gilt, all bright and sharp [pale corner in photo is lighting error]. In the protected light brown dust jacket printed in green and black: this is clean and fresh, but for fading to the green on the spine: there is a 2cm closed tear to the head of the upper joint, and there are small knocks to one corner and on the bottom edge. A brilliant copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £300.00


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Tessa Newcomb: with Philip Vann, and with a foreword by Richard Mabey:
The Adorable Plot. Paintings and writings about garden allotments. [Signed copy]

Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2012. First edition. 96pp, richly illustrated in colour. The title sounds as though this could be an anthology, but the paintings and, after the introduction, the writings, are all by Newcomb. Quarto glossy paperback, 27x21cms, in fresh, unread condition. Brings together her art, her sly writing, and her love of country process and growing things: full of delight, and firmly rooted in earthy and concise observation. Half title signed by Tessa Newcomb. Lovely copy. Mint.

Price: £85.00


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Richard Chamberlain:
Cyprus Scenes and Way of Life in 1954.

Collective Colour, 2010. First edition. [iii-iv], [172]pp. Glossy production, 24.3x16.8cms. Monochrome photographs of people, ships and scenery, taken in the author's youth, before the division of the island, captioned from memory. Appears to be a proof copy: unlike another copy seen, the pages are not numbered, and the first (half-title) page is missing. Crease across lower corner of cover, and slight cockling to edge of first two pages. Otherwise all very bright, clean and fresh. VG.

Price: £25.00


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Gabriel Gorodetsky:
Stafford Cripps in Moscow 1940-1942: Diaries and Papers.

London: Valentine Mitchell, 2007. First edition. x, 253, illustrated with photographs. Small margin stains at 145 & 147, and perhaps two dozen pages have emphases or queries in pencil (of possible interest, as previous owner was a diplomat). Otherwise a clean, fresh copy, in the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, bright and firm, corners sharp, spine ends blunted. The protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket is in fine condition. Very Good in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £45.00


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Sharne Rolfe:
Rethinking Attachment for Early Childhood Practice. [Inscribed copy]

London: Allen & Unwin 2004. First UK edition. 255pp. Very clean and fresh copy, appears unread. Half title with warm inscription by the author. Paperback: covers also as new. Fine.

Price: £25.00


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Brian Cassidy.
Flying Empires: Short 'C' class Empire flying boats. [Signed copy]

Bath: Queens Parade, 1996. First edition. pp xi, 159. Illustrated with drawings and b/w photos. Contents fresh and clean. Cassidy's 1997 signature on title page, and a post-it note saying "NH/ Please accept this with my compliments as a review copy. BC." Large quarto glossy paperback, with pictorial blue covers. Slight compression at foot of spine, otherwise nearly as new. Near-Fine.

Price: £32.00


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Collected by John Howson:
Songs sung in Suffolk: Folk Songs, Sentimental Songs, Comic Songs, Songs of the Sea.

Stowmarket: Veteran Tapes, 1992. First edition. [vi], 163pp, illustrated with photographs. Pages in very fresh unread condition. Pale ochre pictorial covers, firm, square and bright, with a few marks on the back cover. Very scarce! Near Fine.

Price: £45.00


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Edited by M.W. Dick, D.N. Pegler, & B.C. Sutton:
Contributions to Mycology. A tribute to Professor C.T. Ingold on his eightieth birthday. Reprinted from the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

London: Academic Press, for the Linnean Society, 1985. First edition in book form. xvi, 375pp, illustrated with drawings, photographs and charts, including one fold-out. Contents clean and unmarked. Small quarto, 25.5x18cms, in the original blue cloth-textured softcovers. Rear corners slightly knocked. Very nice clean fresh copy. Very Good+.

Price: £28.00


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Owen Chadwick:
The Popes and European Revolution. Oxford History of the Christian Church.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1981. First edition. x, 646pp. Contents very clean: there may be a few light pencil marginalia. Laid in is a signed letter from the then (1986) President of Italy, Francesco Cossiga, thanking the British Ambassador for a copy of the book which he had given him. In the original Oxford binding of navy cloth, spine titled in gilt, bright and firm, corners sharp, foot of spine blunted. In the protected price-clipped dust jacket, bright and clean, spine sunned from purple to maroon. Very nice copy. Very Good+ in very good dust-jacket.
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Price: £50.00


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Hilda Hewett:
Dancing Starlight. [Signed copy]

London: Robert Hale, 1945. First edition. 269pp. Contents in very fresh clean condition. Author's warm signed 1945 inscription to front endpaper. In the original bright red cloth, lettered gilt on spine, and author's gilt 'HH' emblem on the front cover. Very bright and sharp, with compression to 3mm at spine head. In the protected unclipped Kay Ambrose dust jacket: bright and clean, slightly dulled at spine, and top 5mm at spine head scuffed with a small chip. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £25.00


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Ernest E. Noakes: with a preface by J.N. Maskelyne:
Magical Originalities: A chat on practical magic.

London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1914. First edition. xii, 161, [2] adverts; including a portrait frontis and many text illustrations. Contents very good, with a few small stains at pp75-81. In the original binding of carmine cloth, top edge gilt: firm, upper board illustrated and titled in gilt, bright; spine dulled, and lower board has cup rings and a couple of small indentations, extremities slightly blunted. Good copy. VG.

Price: £110.00


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Charles and Mary Lamb: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Tales from Shakespeare.

London: Dent, 1909. First edition thus with coloured plates. xii, 304pp, with illustrations in line and the 12 colour plates, plus the original (tanned) pictorial endpapers and the original pictorial gilt-on-blue cloth front cover, which are bound in at the back. Contents notably bright and fresh. There are surface indentations to title page, faint spotting to the plain backs of some plates, and inconsequential spots to a few page margins. Handsomely bound in later three-quarter binding of black calf with blue cloth boards: spine with raised bands, ruled, titled, and decorated in gilt: clean, bright and firm, with faint scuffs. A very attractive sound copy. Near Fine..

Price: £130.00


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Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, illustrated by Ernest Griset:
Vikram and the Vampire, or Tales of Hindu Devilry (Memorial edition of Burton's works, Vol. V).

London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Memorial edition. xxi, [iii], 243, [i], [3], with a guarded frontis and 32 other illustrations. With Burton's original Preface, and that of Isabel Burton for this edition. Some tanning to prelims and endpapers, and armorial bookplate to front pastedown. In the original binding of smooth black cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Spine ends professionally (invisibly) refurbished with Japanese tissue. A firm and attractive copy. VG+.

Price: £65.00


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Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount S. Alban [Sir Francis Bacon]:
The Historie of Life and Death. With Observations Naturall and Experimentall for the Prolonging of Life.

London: Printed by I. Okes, for Humphrey Mosley, 1638. First edition. [xiv]*, 323pp +[blank]. The imprimatur leaf has small repairs to its slightly frayed edges, and an 1826 ownership name in sepia to the back of it has bled through to the front. No other marks. Pages in very good order, tanned at the edges. 12mo, c.14.3x8.8cms, in the early or original blind-ruled brown calf boards, with a new blind-ruled brown calf spine with off-white endpapers. A very nice and complete copy. *[The unpaginated prelims consist of (ii) imprimatur, (iii) engraved title, (v) title, (vii-xi) Mosley's dedication, (xii-xiv) To the Living and Posterity/ to the Reader. i, iv, & vi are blanks.] Very Good.

Price: £820.00


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Handley, Rima:
A Homeopathic Love Story: The Story of Samuel and Melanie Hahnemann.

California: North Atlantic Books and Homeopathic Educational Services, 1990. First edition. xii, 252pp. Unread copy, very fresh and clean. Large format paperback (9" tall). Queen Elizabeth II's physician Dr Ronald W.Davey writes: 'At last we have a serious and enchanting book which approaches the story of these extraordinary people in a historical and critical light..... This book is a must for any lover of biography as well as anyone interested in the history of medicine or homeopathy.' Fine.

Price: £10.00


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Wisden, John:
John Wisden's Cricketer's Almanack for 1923. Sixtieth Edition.

Stone, Staffordshire: Willows Publishing Company, 2006. First facsimile edition. This facsimile edition limited to 500 copies: 607pp, reproducing the plate of Cricketers of the Year and the original advertisements, and with the facsimile deep yellow printed card covers bound in. Tan buckram titled in gilt, with the limitation stamped on the lower board. Very fresh, bright, and sharp, contents clean and unmarked: all like new. Fine.

Price: £55.00


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Wisden, John:
John Wisden's Cricketer's Almanack for 1921. Fifty-eighth Edition.

Stone, Staffordshire: Willows Publishing Company, 2005. First facsimile edition. This facsimile edition limited to 500 copies: 523pp, reproducing the photograph of P.F.Warner and the original advertisements, and with the facsimile ochre printed card covers bound in. Tan buckram titled in gilt, with the limitation stamped on the lower board. Very fresh, bright, and sharp, contents clean and unmarked: all like new. Fine.

Price: £55.00


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Wisden, John:
John Wisden's Cricketer's Almanack for 1920. Fifty-seventh Edition.

Stone, Staffordshire: Willows Publishing Company, 2003. First facsimile edition. This facsimile edition limited to 500 copies: xii, 431pp, reproducing the plate of Batsmen of the Year and the original advertisements, and with the facsimile deep yellow printed card covers bound in. Tan buckram titled in gilt, with the limitation stamped on the lower board. Very fresh, bright, and sharp, contents clean and unmarked: all like new. Fine.

Price: £55.00


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Parker, Tony:
The People Of Providence, A Housing Estate.

London: Hutchinson, 1983. First edition. 374pp. New unread copy. Contents fresh and clean. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, spine ends slightly blunted. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very bright. Tony Parker's classic portrait of a South London High Rise estate, through the mouths of its residents. This copy from the author's estate, and with a tiny bit of foxing to the front endpaper and a little very faint foxing to the closed edges of the pages from long storage. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £25.00


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Opera North: Festival of Britten. [Programme book]

2013. Quarto softcover, 144pp, richly illustrated. Fresh, clean and sharp, with small crease to bottom corner of front cover. Excellent copy. Near Fine.

Price: £30.00


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Compiled by Glen Martin and John Pigneguy:
Southwold Town Football Club: A History of the First 100 Years.

Southwold Town Football Club, 1995. First edition. 119pp, illustrated with many photographs and tables: contents fresh and unmarked. Landscape format paperback, 14.5x21cms, in pictorial yellow covers. Fresh and bright, corners sharp, almost like new. Fine.

Price: £15.00


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Carol Somerset:
Aldeburgh in Old Picture Postcards.

Zaltbommel / Netherlands: European Library, 1993. First edition. (iv), followed by the 74 pages of captioned reproductions of postcards. Very clean and fresh throughout. Landscape format, 14x20.5cms, in the original glazed pictorial cloth-textured boards, firm, sharp and clean. Fine.

Price: £15.00


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Thankam R. Varma:
Clinical Gynaecology.

London: Edward Arnold, 1991. First edition. x, (ii), 1053pp, illustrated with charts, diagrams, and monochrome photographs. Contents clean and unmarked: some foxing to endpapers. Quarto, in the original binding of red cloth titled in silver and with a design in silver on black. Bright, firm, and clean, corners sharp, head of spine slightly pulled. Very nice copy. Near Fine.
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Price: £60.00


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Derrick Neave:
A Third Look at Saxmundham and Area. Remembered in old postcards, photographs etc. Includes: Aldeburgh, Framlingham, Leiston, Middleton, Yoxford, Saxmundham from 1876 and 19th-Century Woodbridge. [Inscribed by author]

Halesworth: Community Publications, nd [c.1990] Presumed first and only edition. 176pp of captioned photographs. Signed inscription by Neave to first page. Contents clean and unmarked. Landscape format paperback, 14.5x21cms, in pictorial red covers, with a few light scuffs to head of spine and extreme edges. Nice copy. VG.

Price: £15.00


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Lacquer Wares from the Museum Yamato Bunkakan Collection: Illustrated Catalogue Series No.3 - 1982.

1982. Presumed first and only edition. 112pp, illustrated throughout, including 4 colour plates. With sections of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai works. Japanese text with English contents page and captions. Contents very clean, as new. Yellow endpapers. 26x18.5cms, in the original grey-green textured boards, titled in gilt and white. Clean and bright, with a small knock to head of spine and to one corner. Near Fine.

Price: £34.00


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L.J. Bruce-Chwatt and J. de Zulueta:
The Rise and Fall of Malaria in Europe: A historico-epidemiological study.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, on behalf of the World Health Organization, 1980. First edition. xvi, 240pp, followed by a section of 48 plates. Very fresh copy, appears unread. In the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in gilt. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket: bright and clean, spine faded. A very nice fresh copy. Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £100.00


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Peter Gidal, edited and with an Introduction by:
Structural Film Anthology.

London: bfi / British Film Institute, 1978. Reprint. 144pp. Small ownership name to title page, and small neat notes, in pencil to p.15, and in biro to p.46. Small soil mark to p.10. Contents otherwise clean and fresh. In the original bright red pictorial card covers, sunned at the spine. Clean, firm, and square, with faint indentations, and a slight crease to the upper corner of the front cover. Very Good.

Price: £65.00


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Ian Hunter, lead singer for Mott the Hoople:
Diary of a Rock'n'Roll Star: Ian Hunter, lead singer for Mott the Hoople.

London: Panther Books Ltd / Granada Publishing, 1974. First edition. Paperback. The original Panther first edition. 159pp, plus 8pp of photos. Binding intact, pages toned, unmarked and clean. The black pictorial covers have taken a little wear: bright, slightly creased, scuffed at the joints, and with small creases at the tips where the corners have been knocked. Short splits to the top and bottom of the upper joint have been neatly made good. A really good read, and a copy which has survived well. Extremely scarce. VG.

Price: £180.00


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C.M. Woodhouse:
Capodistria: The Founder of Greek Independence.

London: Oxford University Press, 1973. First edition. xi, 544pp. Contents very fresh, clean and unmarked. Map endpapers. In the original binding of blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Almost as new, an excellent copy. Near fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £80.00


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Keith Skues:
Radio Onederland. The Story of Radio One.

Lavenham: Landmark Press, 1968. First edition. 224pp, illustrated with photographs. Unread copy, contents very fresh and clean. 5mm crease to top corner of frontis. In the original bright red cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, very slight bump at base of spine. The protected unclipped red and white pictorial jacket has no tears, but spine and front panel have some rubbing and soiling from storage. A very nice copy. Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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edited by James Thrall Soby: texts by Andre Breton, Paul Elouard, Rrose Selavy [Marcel Duchamp], Tristan Tzara; preface by Man Ray and a portrait by Picasso:
Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934 Paris; Photographies 1920-1934 Paris.

Hartford Connecticut: James Thrall Soby: Random House, NY & Cahiers d'Art, Paris: n.d. [1934]. First edition [spuriously stated 'Second Edition']. [vi], 104 [+8], [ii]. Very good copy with head of binder damaged. Plates and text clean and unmarked, corners good; small tears to binder holes at spine ends. Residue of small pencilled price to corner of title page. Faint greying of some white page areas from offsetting. 31x24.5cms, in the original white plastic comb binding. The Man Ray colour photograph front cover is clean and complete, with minimal (c.1mm) scuffs to the edges, a crease across the upper corner, tiny creases adjacent to the spine, a few short rubbed striations to the top edge, and one or two lesser imperfections. The white rear cover has a few minor marks, a 5mm closed tear to the leading edge, and a small loss of laminate to the bottom corner. The top two circlets of the binder have gone, and the third is present but detached. Text in French and English throughout (German and English in the case of Duchamp). The 'Deuxieme Edition' / 'Second Edition' printed on the title pages of unsold (first edition) copies was the publisher's ruse in the hope of boosting sales. Man Ray's introduction is set at the beginning of the book, and the four contributors' texts, introducing the groupings of the photographs, are titled: The visages of woman; Men before the mirror; When things dream; and Rayographs 1921-1928. A legendary production - and a very satisfactory copy. Very Good.

Price: £2,750.00


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H.M. Doughty: illustrated by his daughters:
Our Wherry in Wendish Lands: From Friesland, through the Mecklenburg Lakes, to Bohemia.

London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d. [1892?]. Second edition. 406pp, with many illustrations, and with the four coloured folding maps in crisp condition. Contents very clean. Decorative endpapers tanned, with light foxing to their adjacent pages. Firm, in the original binding of navy cloth, with the decorative gilt title to the front set on the black, white and red ground of a flag. Bright and clean, spine ends puckered, no serious signs of wear: a very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £140.00


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"BB" [Denys Watkins-Pitchford], written and illustrated by:
Monty Woodpig and his Bubblebuzz Car.

London: Edward Ward, 1958. First edition. 64pp, with more than a hundred illustrations in the text, plus a colour frontis and two colour plates (total three of the four called for). Contents generally very clean and in good order, but a few pages have a small spot or two, either foxing or a stain, the rear endpaper has a faint crease, and the hedgehog plate has some creasing, with a stain at the margin. c.19x12cms, in the original red textured binding decorated and titled in yellow, firm and bright, paler at the spine, extremities slightly blunted, and with the very faint trace of some writing under the picture on the front. A very good unjacketed copy, missing a plate. Very Good.

Price: £120.00


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Marjorie Bevan:
Madcaps of Manor School.

London: Warne, 1948. First edition. 256pp, with a colour frontis. Never fully opened after the first few pages. Contents very clean. Endpapers have some foxing and an ownership name. Faint specking to closed edges of text block. In the original binding of buff cloth, titled in navy, clean, bright and sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, very bright and fresh, head of spine slightly knocked and with a 1cm closed tear to the lower joint: front flap price-clipped and with a 1949 gift inscription. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £20.00


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Anthony M. Ludovici:
The Child: An Adult's Problem

London: Carroll and Nicholson, 1948. First edition. 288pp. Contents clean and unmarked: front endpapers have very slight toning or soiling. In the original binding of glazed lurid green cloth, spine titled in gilt: firm, sharp and bright, with slight blunting of spine ends. In the protected unclipped pale green pictorial dust jacket, with paint specks to the rear panel, light soiling to the front, and darkening or soiling to the spine. A little knocked to the edges, scuffs at the corners, and fraying to the spine ends. A very good copy of a scarce title by this controversial author. Very Good+ in G dust-jacket.

Price: £80.00


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Christopher Burney:
Dungeon Democracy.

London: Heinemann, 1945. First edition. x, 100pp. Contents clean and unmarked, with faint tanning to front endpapers where newscuttings were laid in. In the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in silver. Boards in good order, spine slightly rubbed, fraying at the head, with a small split to the upper joint. The protected unclipped dust jacket is in poor condition: the front panel extensively chipped, and most of the spine gone, some internal repairs done with Magic Tape. Vehement account by a British Officer who spent 15 months in Buchenwald before liberation, with his views as to what the behaviours of the different nationalities in the camp might augur for the future of Europe. Good in poor dust-jacket.

Price: £50.00


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Enid Blyton, pictured by Eileen A. Soper:
The Dog that went to Fairyland.

Leicester: Brockhampton Book Co. Ltd., n.d. [c.1944]. Presumed first edition. 36pp: Charming full-page colour illustrations at every opening, with black and white illustrations in the facing text. Contents clean and unmarked, with some foxing to the pictorial pastedowns. Landscape format, 18x22cms, in the pictorial blue paper-covered boards. Faint soiling and a faded price in biro, spine ends scuffed with a little loss. A very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £40.00


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Robert Louis Stevenson: illustrated by Edmund Dulac:
Treasure Island.

London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First Dulac edition. 256pp, with the 12 colour plates and illustrations in the text. Contents immaculate, as new. Slight toning to endpapers. In the original fawn cloth, upper board bordered in gilt, spine with black lettering-piece. Extremely bright and fresh, corners sharp, spine ends puckered, three 2mm foxing spots to closed fore-edge of final pages. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, printed on cream coated stock: this is slightly toned and handled relative to the book, and there have been a few small internal professional tissue repairs, chiefly to the head of the spine, making good small chips and an adjacent closed tear at the heads of the joints, and another to the top edge of the plain back panel. Dulac's design to the front panel is complete and clean, the spine and back panel are slightly soiled, with light scuffing to the joints. An exceptionally fine copy, with the rare dust jacket. Near Fine in very good+ dust-jacket.

Price: £1,400.00


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The New Temperance Primer.

London: Printed at the Catnach Press by W.S. Fortey, n.d. [?1870-1885?]. First or early edition. Chapbook, 8pp, 25x18.5cms, illustrated with cuts. Includes: [The] Drunkard's Looking Glass, The Tree of Dissipation, Close the Alehouse Door, alphabet rhymes, Good Drinks for Good Children, The Life of a Drunkard, The Drunkard's Dream, The Drunkard's Catechism, and several untitled verses. Vertical and horizontal creases from former folding. Frayed edges professionally made good: legible, viable and complete, and sewn into paper wrappers. [Appears to precede the copies of this title listed on Copac, which also comprise 8pp, but are published from Fortey's Juvenile Book Warehouse, with supposed date c.1890: whereas Catnach Press publications, such as this, are thought to be c.1860-1885. Of the several poems in the present copy, none is titled "An Interesting Picture of Drunkenness", which is referred to in the catalogue data of the later edition: so the text here may differ considerably from that of the later copies.] Extremely scarce: good copy. Very Good.

Price: £140.00


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W.G. Sebald: translated by Anthea Bell:
Austerlitz. [Signed Copy]

London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001. First English edition. [iv], 415pp, illustrated with photographs. Extremely fresh copy, unread and never opened beyond the prelims, signed by Sebald to the title page. In the original maroon cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, bright, corners sharp, head of spine faintly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, clean and crisp: just forward of its upper joint, there is a vertical indentation (as if someone had idly run their thumbnail down it): this is visible in the photo of the jacketed book; a few edges are very slightly blunted, and there is a small pucker to the head of the lower joint. Included, should you want it, is the Waterstones 'Signed by the author' band: this has a couple of tiny scuffs to the edges. A superb copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £625.00


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C.T. Atkinson:
The History of the South Wales Borderers 1914-1918.

Newport: Ray Westlake [facsimile of Medici Society edn], 1999 [1931]. Facsimile reprint. xii, 614pp + 2 maps. Contents fresh and unmarked. Bound in green cloth with gilt insignia to front and title to spine. Bright, fresh and sharp: as new. Fine.
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Price: £85.00


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Mark Pearman:
Essential Guide to Birding in Chile.

Worldwide Publications, 1995. First edition. 96-page booklet, illustrated with maps and drawings. Fresh, clean and sharp, as new, in pictorial white card covers, 20.5x15.5cms. Fine.

Price: £32.00


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edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes:
The Rattle Bag. An Anthology of Poetry. [aka Rattlebag].

London: Faber and Faber, 1982 First edition (first printing). 498 pp. A beautiful jacketed copy. Appears unread. In the original bright yellow cloth-textured boards, corners sharp, spine with the slightest flattening of extreme ends. Immaculate, so that a minor cloth fault at top right of upper board shows up. In the protected blue and yellow dust jacket. This is very crisp and fresh, with a slight fade to the spine, and to the top centimetre of both the front panel and the rear flap, of which the lower edge is knocked: the spine ends are also slightly knocked. A splendid copy. Near Fine in Near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £280.00


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Ronald Welch: illustrated by William Stobbs:
Escape from France.

Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1978. First Puffin printing. 235pp + (3)pp ads. Very clean fresh unread copy which has been in storage since printed. Contents very fresh, clean and square, with faint spotting to top edge of text block. Covers bright and fresh. Lovely copy. Fine.

Price: £40.00


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Ronald Welch: illustrated by William Stobbs:
Captain of Dragoons.

Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1977. First Puffin printing. 251pp + (4)pp ads. Very clean fresh unread copy which has been in storage since printed. Contents very fresh, clean and square, with faint spotting to top edge of text block. Cover illustration by Peter Jackson. Covers bright and fresh, although there is a slightly textured snow of tiny spots to the lower right of the back cover, where there was slight adhesion to a neighbouring book over the decades. Lovely copy. Fine.

Price: £40.00


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Martin Gilbert:
Plough My Own Furrow: The Story of Lord Allen of Hurtwood as told through his own writings and correspondence. [Clifford Allen].

London: Longmans, 1965. First edition. xiv, 442pp, illustrated with photographs. This is a prepublication copy with the publisher's job label on the front pastedown, giving the specification for the binding, and each of the plates has been checked with a biro slash or cross. Text clean and unmarked. Faint soiling to closed edges of text block. Firm, in the binding of black cloth with gilt spine title on a cerulean lettering-piece, bright. 'File Copy' blindstamped to lower corner of front board. Small scuffs to corners, foot of spine blunted. In the protected unclipped blue dust jacket. This is severely creased and scuffed to the bottom edge, and somewhat to the head of the spine, with further creasing to the back panel. There is negligible loss, and the portrait of Allen on the front is still good. The publisher's job number '1923' is written on the spine. A viable copy of a scarce title. Another of Britain's mistreated heroes. VG in poor dust-jacket.

Price: £120.00


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William E. Blatz:
The Five Sisters. A study of the Dionne quintuplets.

London: Dent, 1939. First UK edition. 194pp, illustrated with photographs. Title & half-title foxed, contents otherwise very good and fresh, with foxing to some margins. Text block top edge blue, fore-edge peppered with spotting. In the original binding of blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, firm, square and clean, boards bright, with some fading to spine and to top edge of lower board. A very nice little-used copy. Very Good.

Price: £30.00


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Winston S. Churchill:
Great Contemporaries.

London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937. First edition. 335pp, illustrated. Contents in very fresh condition, a few pages having very minor spotting to margins: a few spots to the fore-edge of the text block, rather more to the toned top edge. 1937 school prize label to front free endpaper. In the original binding of blue cloth titled in gilt, fresh, sharp, bright and clean: spine slightly blunted at the foot: some sunning to the top centimetre at the head has been professionally tinted and is now barely discernible. In the protected unclipped orange dust jacket, almost without loss. Front and back panels are clean and bright, with tiny chips at the corners, and the back panel has a couple of creases towards the top edge. The spine is a little faded, with faint scuffs to the surface, some fraying at the head, and a one-inch closed tear to the head of the lower joint. Some very light wear to the foot of the spine. With the publishers' yellow Home University Library advertising bookmark still laid in - echoing the advertisement for the series on the rear flap. An exceptionally well-preserved copy. Very Good+ in very good+ dust-jacket.

Price: £1,350.00


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Neville Teller:
The Search for Détente: Israel and Palestine 2012-2014. [Inscribed copy].

London: Matador, 2014. Presumed first paperback edition. xv, 328pp. 1914 gift inscription from author to first page. Contents very clean and fresh, unread: covers bright and square, as new. Fine.

Price: £25.00


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organised by The Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: and sponsored by AEA Technology Rail:
Wheels on Rails - An update: Understanding and Managing the Wheel/Rail Interface.

London: IMechE - Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 23 April 2002. Presumed first and only edition. c.80pp unpaginated A4 sheets of text, diagrams and illustrations bound with transparent covers. Comprising eleven articles: Shakedown Theory and Rolling Contact Fatigue, by Ajay Kapoor; Vehicle Dynamics and the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Jerry Evans and Simon Iwnicki; Site Observations by Brian Whitney; London Underground's Experience at the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Malcolm Dobell; Swiss Railways' Experience with Gauge Corner Cracking and its Management, by Heinz Pfarrer; London Underground's Experience at the Wheel/Rail Interface, by Steven L Clark; Lifecycle Issues, by Bridget Eickhoff; Managing the Rail Head, by David Wright; Managing the Wheel/Rail Interface: Operational Issues in Wheel Life Management, by Charles Watson, Felix Schimid; and Monitoring the Wheel and the Rail by Sylvia Wasserman. All very fresh and clean. Fine.

Price: £60.00


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