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Ian Fleming:
Goldfinger.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. First edition. 318pp. First owner's name to front endpaper. 3cm pale splash (tea?) at the copyright / contents page (pp4-5). Fore-edge margins of pp.5-13 have a small foxing spot and small light stain. Rest of book very clean. Closed top edge faintly foxed. In the original cloth-textured binding, front decorated with skull in blind with gilt eye sockets, spine titled in gilt, clean and bright. Very minimal blunting to extremities, very slight ridging towards head of spine, and a tiny blemish (a 1mm dark spot) to the gilt eye on the right. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket [front flap blurbs are about equal size = first state]. Jacket rather tired but reasonably bright: toned and soiled, with scuffs and nicks to the spine ends and corners. A reasonable copy in a modest jacket. VG in good dust-jacket.

Price: £390.00


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Ian Fleming:
From Russia with Love.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First edition. 253pp. Contents very clean and unmarked, front endpaper with the lightly-pencilled (easily erased) ownership name of J.Chichester-Constable (46th Lord Paramount of the Seigneury of Holderness). In the original black cloth-textured binding decorated and titled in silver and metallic red: bright and sharp, with a tiny tip knock to top corner of upper board, and light compression to head of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: jacket slightly toned, with four tiny dark dots (just below gun barrel), nicks at corners and joint ends, and a small hole nearly a centimetre long, abraded through the front panel near the edge (an inch above 'Fleming'). At the corresponding point on the textured board, there is tiny pressed-smooth line (c.7x1mm). A very nice copy in a slightly wounded jacket. Near Fine in VG- dust-jacket.

Price: £850.00


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Ian Fleming:
Moonraker.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First edition. 256pp. Contents very clean and unmarked. First owner's ink name to front endpaper. Fore-edge of closed text block toned. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver: bright and sharp, with a small knock to top corner of lower board. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: tiny nicks to spine ends and corners; front mostly bright, spine dulled and tanned, and some tanning to top edge and leading edges. A very nice copy in a rather marred jacket. Near Fine in G dust-jacket.

Price: £2,700.00


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Rob and Nick Carter: with an essay by Kate Bryan.
Transforming.

London: Fine Art Society, 2013. First and only edition. 335pp, richly illustrated in colour. A conspectus of the couple's extraordinary work over 15 years. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London, 4 October-2 November 2013. Contents fresh and unmarked: (light 1cm smudge to white of p.143). Some of the high gloss pages adhere to each other slightly and may require a gentle peeling apart to open, a momentary operation: all checked opening ok with no surface damage. 30.5x24.5cms, in the black pictorial boards. Fine and bright, with minimal signs of handling - slight compression at foot of spine, an inch of slight ridging to the edge of one board, and a few faint pressure lines visible when they catch the light. One of 2,000 copies printed. Extremely scarce: a lovely copy. Near Fine.
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Price: £950.00


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Dennis Wheatley:
The Scarlet Imposter.

London: Hutchinson, [1940]. First edition. 454, [8] Wheatley ads, [ii] blank, 32 ads: with map endpapers illustrated by Diana Younger. First owner's neat name, with a circled number, to half title. Contents otherwise very clean, with faint yellowing to pages, perhaps twenty of which have an occasional small grease spot or minor edge stain. A little tanning to the endpapers. Closed text block edges browned, with some foxing, not encroaching on page surfaces. All firm, in the original binding of black cloth: spine titling very rubbed, as often, and soil marks to boards. Corner tips slightly scuffed, but not knocked, joints and spine ends rubbed. Tiny spot of fraying at foot of lower joint. Has the air of having been enthusiastically read at the time, but carefully housed since. A good sound copy of the first edition (no 'xth thousand' or date on title or copyright page). [The Gregory Sallust character in this series is widely regarded as a precursor to Ian Fleming's James Bond.] Good+. Hardcover. (#19407101) £80.00 Good+.

Price: £80.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
Busman's Honeymoon.

London: Gollancz, 1937. Second impression before publication. 446pp, [1]. First owner's name to front endpaper. Contents fine: fresh and clean. In the original binding of black cloth, rubbed, spine titling largely eroded. Fraying at heads of joints, small snag at foot of spine, and tips of corners slightly blunted. Good firm copy with some external wear. Good.

Price: £60.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club.

London: Gollancz, 1935. First 2/6 edition. 285pp. 1935 ownership name to front endpaper. Contents very clean, with slight toning, and slight nose from the ageing fibre. In original binding of red cloth, titled in black: boards bright and clean, corners good, some fading to the spine. A very nice early copy. Very Good+.

Price: £140.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
Clouds of Witness.

London: Ernest Benn, 1929. First reprint. 288pp. Contents very fresh and clean. Faintly-pencilled 1934 ownership name to front endpaper, easily erased. Firm, in the orginal binding of red cloth. Boards bright, faintly mottled, spine red faded, black titling clear: corners nearly sharp, spine ends slightly puckered. A very nice copy: scarce Benn edition. Very Good+.

Price: £50.00


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Alan Hunter:
Gently to a Sleep.

London: Cassell, 1978. First edition. Mint unread copy emerging for the first time from a contemporary Cassell's box. 172pp. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver, sharp and fresh, in new condition. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and immaculate, with faint age-related variegation to the black of the rear panel (not discernible in photo). No other signs of age or wear. Brilliant archive-quality copy. Mint in Mint dust-jacket.

Price: £42.00


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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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Roger Mais: with an Introduction by N.W. Manley:
The Three Novels of Roger Mais: The Hills were Joyful Together; Brother Man; Black Lightning. (aka: The 3 Novels of Roger Mais).

London: Cape, 1970. Reprint. 288, 191, 222: illustrated. Unread copy from storage, contents fresh and unmarked, faint spotting endpapers and some foxing to closed edges. In the original red binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp. In the protected unclipped dust jacket, titled in black and with a portrait of Mais to the front. Faint soiling or spotting, chiefly to the spine, and a tiny nick to back upper corner. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £30.00


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Laura Ingalls Wilder: with illustrations by Garth Williams:
Little House on the Prairie.

London: Methuen, 1957. First UK printing. 209pp, with Garth Williams' lovely illustrations. Library stamp to title page, but no other evidences. Faint soiling at p.88, contents otherwise very clean. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in red. Faint marks to boards from old tape, and a few millimetres at spine ends sunned. Firm and otherwise clean, with minimal blunting of corners. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Clean and bright, with a pale mark and a 3cm closed tear at the upper corner, and some fraying at spine ends made good. VG in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £65.00


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Dennis Wheatley:
The Quest of Julian Day.

London: Hutchinson, [1939]. First edition. 422, [viii] (Wheatley ads), [ii] blank, 16 (publisher's ads): with map endpapers. First owner's name to half title. Contents very clean. p.400 is tanned, and there's light tanning to the subsequent pages. Some foxing to closed edges of text block. All firm, in the original binding of black cloth: corners good, spine titling fairly bright: publishers' name on front partly rubbed. Spine ends slightly blunted. Has the air of having been carefully housed since first read. A very good sound copy of the first edition (first owner's purchase date '24/1/39' on half-title, and no 'xth thousand' or date on title or copyright page). Very Good.

Price: £80.00


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Worsley, Commander F.A.:
Under Sail in the Frozen North.

London: Stanley Paul, 1937. Early reprint. [iv], 295pp, illustrated, contents very clean, including the foldout map in crisp, clean condition. Pencilled 1927 ownership name on front pastedown. In the original binding of pale blue cloth titled in navy, and with a ship in navy on the front. [Some copies are described as decorated in gilt rather than navy, which suggests that this copy may be a reprint.] Clean and bright, with some puckering to the spine ends. Very Good+.

Price: £75.00


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H.A.L. Fisher:
A History of Europe. 3 vols complete: I: Ancient and Mediaeval; II: Renaissance, Reformation, Reason; III: The Liberal Experiment.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1935. First editions (vols II & III), Second Impression (vol I). 1237pp (continuous pagination) + prelims and extensive Indices. Unread set, contents extremely fresh and bright, but with small ownership name stamps to both title page and front free endpaper of each volume, and the endpapers of Vol II have a little faint foxing. In the original bindings of navy cloth titled in gilt: these also are near-immaculate, there being only some compression to the foot of the spine of Vol III. All are in protected unclipped cream dust jackets: slightly knocked to the edges and quite foxed, but with very little spotting to the spines. A lovely fresh set. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.
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Price: £50.00


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Sir Aurel Stein:
On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks.

London: Macmillan, 1933. First edition. xxiv, 342pp. Minor foxing at pp 44-45, and slight browning to edge of map. Contents otherwise fresh and clean. Foxing to uncut edges of text block, but not intruding onto pages at all. Top edge gilt. Firm in the original smooth red-brown cloth with gilt medallion and spine title, bright and firm, corners good, slight puckering to spine ends. Exceptional copy. Near Fine.
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Price: £800.00


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Winston Churchill, M.P.: edited by Col. F. Rhodes, D.S.O.:
The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan.

London: Nelson, [c.1915] Edition not known. 457, +xxiii adverts: with frontis portrait of Churchill and a double-page map, plus fifteen maps in the text. Contents clean and fresh throughout, with some very faint tanning to the endpapers. In the original binding of light blue cloth: boards firm and bright, corners good: spine darkened and slightly marked, gilt titling clear: ends puckered, with a small snag at the foot. Good copy. VG.

Price: £45.00


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Barry Pain:
The Memoirs of Constantine Dix.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905. First edition. [vi], 206, (ii), [8]. Neat early ownership name to front pastedown. Endpapers faintly tanned. Some foxing to prelims, and to adverts at back. Text very clean though spotting to the text block edges encroaches a little (c.2mm). In the original binding of grey pictorial cloth, bright, clean and sharp, with some mottling to the grey on the spine. A lovely copy. Very Good+.

Price: £100.00


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Webster, Richard:
The Secret of Bryn Estyn: The making of a modern witch hunt.

Oxford: The Orwell Press, 2005. First edition. xx, 722pp: with maps and a few pages of illustrations. New copy: contents completely fresh and unmarked, in the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, and with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket. ********* A landmark study, rigorous, brave, and compassionate, which brought to light and detailed the terrible miscarriages of justice which have ensued from the hunt for paedophiles in children's homes across the UK, and examines the social and psychological background to the phenomenon. ['The gulf between the official version of events and the version uncovered by Webster's investigation is so wide as to be incredible. So urgent is our need to rid the world of anyone who might conceivably be a paedophile, that the requirement for evidence has all but disappeared. His book is about the consequences for individuals and society when a large number of false allegations encouraged and borne forward by a wave of moral outrage are taken to be true and ratified by the courts. It takes a book like Webster's to force us to think what has become the unthinkable: that not every residential care worker is a paedophile just waiting to get caught.' (a collage of quotes, without permission, from Gerald Haigh of the TES, Jennie Bristow of Spiked, and the author.)] More copies available. For further information visit Richard Webster's website. ********* Fine in fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £27.50


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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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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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Shayne Rivers and Nick Umney:
Conservation of Furniture.

London: Routledge, 2013. First Routledge printing. xxxiii, 803pp, illustrated. New unread copy. 24.5x18.5cms, in pictorial soft covers. As new. Fine.
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Price: £60.00


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Robin Harris:
Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher.

London: Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, 2013. First edition (first printing). x, 494pp, (ii), [i]. Illustrated, some in colour. Contents very clean and fresh, unread copy. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, very slight blunting to spine ends. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very fresh, slightly knocked at spine ends. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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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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Tobias Meyer (introduction by):
Looking Closely: A Private Collection. Evening Auction in London 10 February 2011. [Includes the Francis Bacon Triptych wraparound.]

London: Sotheby's, 2011. 200pp, richly illustrated in colour, with some foldouts. Softcover, 11.5"x9", with grey card covers illustrated with the Lucian Freud self-portrait on the front and the Dali portrait of Paul Elouard on the back: but this copy also includes the glossy card wraparound which reproduces the Francis Bacon Triptych 'Three Studies for a Portrait of Lucian Freud' at a good size, each panel 23x19.5cms (plus margins). The catalogue is in fine condition: the wraparound has a couple of tiny scuffs to the margins. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £45.00


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Terrence J. Finnegan:
Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaisance in the First World War.

Stroud: Spellmount, The History Press, 2011. First edition. 408pp, illustrated with many text illustrations, plus a section of colour plates. Fresh unread copy, with small neat previous owner's name to front endpaper. In the original binding of straw-coloured cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and bright. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £50.00


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Yang, Haegue:
Haegue Yang: Arrivals.

Bregenz: Walther König, KUB Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2011. First edition. 351pp, illustrated. German and English text. Catalogue Raisonné 1994-2011. Fine and unmarked in the original binding of bright green cloth. Fine.
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Price: £35.00


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Jessica Douglas-Home:
A Glimpse of Empire.

Norwich: Michael Russell, 2011. First edition. (xii), 131pp, illustrated. Very fresh, clean unread copy. In the original brown cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp. In protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very clean and fresh, with a one-inch closed tear to the upper joint. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £45.00


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Chris Wooding:
The Black Lung Captain. A Tale of the Ketty Jay. [Inscribed copy]

London: Gollancz, 2010. First edition (first printing). 442pp. Complete numberline to copyright page. Contents pristine, appears unread. The book is not inscribed to anyone, but on the title page, Chris Wooding has hand-written a quote from the first para: "The only difference between a hero and a coward was the ability to do basic maths", followed by the date (29/07/10) and his signature. In the original binding of dark blue boards, spine titled in silver: extremely fresh, corners sharp, spine ends very slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: this too is extremely fresh, although the rear panel is very slightly knocked to the top edge, and a poor attempt to remove a 3x3cm price sticker from its bottom leading corner has resulted in some surface damage. There had to be something! In all other respects an outrageously splendid copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £260.00


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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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Candice Breitz: edited by Yilmaz Dziewior:
Candice Breitz: The Scripted Life.

Bregenz: Walther König, KUB Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2010. First edition. 231pp, illustrated. German and English text. Catalogue Raisonné Video Installations 1999-2010. Fine and unmarked in the original binding of red cloth. Fine.

Price: £38.00


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Humphries, Barry:
Handling Edna: The Unauthorised Biography.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2010. First edition, first printing. (xii), 339pp, illustrated with photographs. Contents fresh and unmarked, appears unread. In the original purple cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, with very slight compression of the spine ends. In the spectacular protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean, with a slight crease at the top of the back panel. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £28.00


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Webster, Richard:
The Secret of Bryn Estyn: The making of a modern witch hunt.

Oxford: The Orwell Press, 2009. Revised paperback edition. xx, 714pp, [2]: with maps and a few pages of illustrations. With a new postscript for this edition: 'Journalism, Jersey, and the idea of evil', and a short new appendix on the legal history of the book. New copy: unread, fresh and unmarked, in glossy pictorial covers. *** A landmark study, rigorous, brave, and compassionate, which brought to light and detailed the terrible miscarriages of justice which have ensued from the hunt for paedophiles in children's homes across the UK, and examines the social and psychological background to the phenomenon. ['The gulf between the official version of events and the version uncovered by Webster's investigation is so wide as to be incredible. So urgent is our need to rid the world of anyone who might conceivably be a paedophile, that the requirement for evidence has all but disappeared. His book is about the consequences for individuals and society when a large number of false allegations encouraged and borne forward by a wave of moral outrage are taken to be true and ratified by the courts. It takes a book like Webster's to force us to think what has become the unthinkable: that not every residential care worker is a paedophile just waiting to get caught.' (a collage of quotes, without permission, from Gerald Haigh of the TES, Jennie Bristow of Spiked, and the author.)] More copies available. For further information visit Richard Webster's website. *** Fine.

Price: £15.00


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Mansfield, Michael:
Memoirs Of A Radical Lawyer.

London: Bloomsbury, 2009. First edition. xii, 496, (iii): illustrated with photographs. Contents very fresh, clean and unmarked. In the original binding of black paper-covered boards, spine titled in gilt: bright, firm and sharp. In protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright, clean and fresh, with very slight knock to top edge. Lovely copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Jeffrey D. Sachs:
Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet.

London: Allen Lane (Penguin Group), 2008. First UK edition. xiii, 386pp, illustrated. Contents very clean and fresh and unmarked, appears unread. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in white, very clean, bright, firm and sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean: as new. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £30.00


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Severis, Rita C.:
The Swedes in Cyprus.

Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre, 2008. First edition. 435pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, printed on coated stock (art paper): appears unread, very fresh and clean. Small quarto, in the original binding of black leatherette titled in gilt, very bright and fresh. In protected unclipped (unpriced) pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean, with very slight knocks to edges. Lovely copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £60.00


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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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Stephen Bull:
German Assault Troops of the First World War: Stosstrupptaktik: the First Stormtroopers.

London: Spellmount, 2007. First edition. xii, 180pp, plus a section of 40 plates, mostly photographs. Contents very fresh and clean, appears unread: small neat previous owner's name to front endpaper. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and fresh. As new. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £30.00


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Jan Blommaert:
Discourse: A Critical Introduction. Key Topics in Sociolinguistics.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007. Reprint. 299pp. Fresh unread unmarked copy. Paperback. As new, with tiny knock to one corner. Fine.

Price: £25.00


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Brokensha, David:
Brokie's Way: An Anthropologist's Story: Love and Work in Three Continents. [Inscribed by author]

Fish Hoek, South Africa: Amani Press, 2007. First edition. x, 566pp, printed on glossy paper and illustrated in colour and monochrome. Half-title inscribed by author. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Fairly large format paperback (22 x 15 cms), with pictorial covers. There are small knocks at the ends of the upper joint, and a 4cms tear to the top end of the hinge: this has been made good with archival tape to discourage it from extending. Otherwise a very fresh clean firm copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £50.00


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Michael Embree:
Bismarck's First War: The Campaign of Schleswig and Jutland 1864. [Signed copy]

Solihull: Helion & Company, 2006. First edition. [signed limited edition] 473pp, with many illustrations and maps. Limitation page states hardback edition strictly limited to 500 signed copies: author signature label affixed to page. Small neat ownership name to front free endpaper. Contents clean and fresh, appears unread. In the original brown cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp, rear lower corner slightly bumped. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and fresh. Lovely copy. Near Fine in Fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £50.00


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Susan Youens:
Schubert's Late Lieder: Beyond the Song-Cycles.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press / CUP, 2006. First paperback edition. xv, 436pp, illustrated. Contents clean and fresh, appears unread. Large-format paperback, 24.2x17cms: mauve pictorial covers fresh and sharp. As new. Fine.

Price: £42.00


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Richard Aldrich: author and compiler:
Lessons from History of Education: The Collected Works of Richard Aldrich (World Library of Educationalists).

London: Routledge, 2006. First edition. xii, 234, [1] advert. Large format paperback 232x155mm. Contents clean and fresh, appears unread. Black pictorial covers firm and clean with minimal traces of handling. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £40.00


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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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Pelser, Henk:
Henk's War: A Memoir of the Dutch Underground.

London: Portell Production, 2006. First English edition. xxi, 169pp, illustrated with photographs. Fresh new unread copy, in the original brown cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, bright and sharp, in pictorial dust jacket. 'This is a story of daring, of ingenuity - and of a searing contempt for the jackbooted Germans who overran the Netherlands in May 1940.' Pelser was a young medical student at the time: 'Joining the Resistance, he began by smuggling copies of an underground newspaper and ended by smuggling Jews and others sought by the Nazis across the Netherlands, through Belgium and France to eventual safety in neutral Switzerland. .. Pelser himself was captured ..' : read the rest ! Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £20.00


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Gideon Defoe:
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Whaling. [Signed Copy].

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005. First edition, first impression. viii, 152pp, illustrated. Contents fresh and unmarked, appears unread. Author's signature on title page. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: very fresh and bright with a small nick near the top of the front flap fold. Very nice copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £50.00


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Alejandro H. Orsi and Thomas Whitworth III: Series editors Michael Sparrow, Piers Chapman and John Gould:
Hydrographic Atlas of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE): Volume 1: Southern Ocean.

Southampton, UK: WOCE International Project Office, Southhampton: 2005. First edition. xx, 223pp. With unopened CD-rom inside back cover. Oblong folio 38 x 52 cms, printed on glossy paper, spiral bound in plastic laminated pictorial binding. New and unused. New.
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Price: £90.00


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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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Webster, Richard:
The Secret of Bryn Estyn: The making of a modern witch hunt. [Included is a copy of the 2008 'Sampler' booklet with the same title, which includes a postscript about the Haut de la Garenne inquiry, 'Jounalism, Jersey and the idea of evil'.]

Oxford: The Orwell Press, 2005. First edition. xx, 722pp: with maps and a few pages of illustrations. New copy: contents completely fresh and unmarked, in the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, and with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket. *** A landmark study, rigorous, brave, and compassionate, which brought to light and detailed the terrible miscarriages of justice which have ensued from the hunt for paedophiles in children's homes across the UK, and examines the social and psychological background to the phenomenon. ['The gulf between the official version of events and the version uncovered by Webster's investigation is so wide as to be incredible. So urgent is our need to rid the world of anyone who might conceivably be a paedophile, that the requirement for evidence has all but disappeared. His book is about the consequences for individuals and society when a large number of false allegations encouraged and borne forward by a wave of moral outrage are taken to be true and ratified by the courts. It takes a book like Webster's to force us to think what has become the unthinkable: that not every residential care worker is a paedophile just waiting to get caught.' (a collage of quotes, without permission, from Gerald Haigh of the TES, Jennie Bristow of Spiked, and the author.)] More copies available. For further information visit Richard Webster's website. *** Fine in fine dust-jacket.
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Brandreth, Gyles:
Charles and Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair. [Inscribed by author]

London: Century, 2005. First edition, first impression. (viii), 356pp, with many illustrations in monochrome and colour. Title page warmly inscribed by author. Pages slightly wavy. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original binding of black clothette, spine titled in gilt. Clean and bright, spine ends blunted. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, slightly knocked at the edges, and with a small crease to the price corner of the front flap. VG+ in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £12.00


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