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Image for The Living Curve. Letters to W.J.Strachan 1929-1979.

The Living Curve. Letters to W.J.Strachan 1929-1979.

By: ( STRACHAN / HEWETT, C.(ed):

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Taranman/Carcanet 1984 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 50298


Green cloth gt. Fine in very good dustwrapper. Numerous photo. plates. 230 pp. INCLUDED IS A POSTCARD FROM THE AUTHOR to Claudius Beatty, dated 16 Aug. 1991. Hand-written, and signed: “Walter Strachan”.( 7 lines of text). Correspondents incl: Sylvia Townsend Warner/ Sydney Cockerell/ Stephen Gooden/ Joan Hassall/ Henry Moore/ etc.etc.; View more info

Image for The Life of William Barnes. Poet and Philologist. With Author’s Signed Letter.

The Life of William Barnes. Poet and Philologist. With Author’s Signed Letter.

By: (BARNES); BAXTER, LUCY ("Leader Scott"):

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1887:

Seller ID: 77986


Hardback, pprox 8 x 5 inches. In dark bllue cloth with gilt lettering and banding to spine, blind embossed panelling to boards. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, slight lean and darkening to spine, Some rubbing to boards and edges, ends of spine rubbed with some small nicks. Half title page inscribed on front and verso “George Allner 1889”. Some light foxing to forntis and title page, some handling marks and sli... View more info

Image for Worthy Dr.Fuller. Illustrated with twelve pages of half-tone plates.

Worthy Dr.Fuller. Illustrated with twelve pages of half-tone plates.

By: ADDISON, WILLIAM:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: london: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd. 1951 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73883


Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to black title label on spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at ends. A couple of small tears to top edge. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 298pp. With b/w illustrations. Thomas Fuller is best know for his ‘History of the Worthies of England’. This biography gives his social and educational backg... View more info

Image for The Good Logs of Algidus. Signed copy.

The Good Logs of Algidus. Signed copy.

By: ANDERSON, MONA:

Price: £13.00

Publisher: A.H. and A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1965 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 71241


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In cream cloth covers with red gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased and rubbed along edges. Spine slightly faded. Old repairs to tears. Not price clipped). Signed on main title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 199pp. With b/w photographs and maps. The history of Mount Algidus sheep station in New Zealand and the people who worked there. View more info

Image for In Memoriam. John Rylands. Born February 7, 1801. Died December 11, 1888.

In Memoriam. John Rylands. Born February 7, 1801. Died December 11, 1888.

By: ANON:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Private 1889:

Seller ID: 58200


In black pebbled cloth covers with blind embossed decor and gilt to front. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. Slight foxing to page opposite portrait. Else a very clean and tight copy. 72pp. With portrait frontis. John Rylands (7 February 1801 – 11 December 1888) was an English entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was the owner of the largest textile manufacturing concern in the United Kingdom, and Manchester's first multi-millionaire. ... View more info

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Victoria. An Appreciation.

By: ANON:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Griffith Farran Browne & Co. n.d. ca1901.:

Seller ID: 67071


Size 4.5 x 7.5 inches. In white cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. marks to covers. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 178pp. Short biography published to mark the death of Queen Victoria. View more info

Image for An Anecdote to the Miseries of Human Life, In the History of the Widow Placid, and Her Daughter Rachel. The Seventh Edition.

An Anecdote to the Miseries of Human Life, In the History of the Widow Placid, and Her Daughter Rachel. The Seventh Edition.

By: ANON;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Printed by J. Haddon for T. Williams, London. 1812 7th ed:

Seller ID: 74590


Size approx 4 x 7 inches. Half bound in maroon calf leather to spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt decoration and lettering to spine with black leather spine label. Page edges marbled. In very good condition. Leather and boards are faded with some rubbing to edges and corners. Inside is immaculately clean and tight and pages remain bright. Owners booklabel and label “B.Hunt, Fancy Bookbinder & Stationer, Birmingham” to front endpaper... View more info

Image for Home for Christmas. A Wartime Anthology. Illustrated by Matilda Hunt.

Home for Christmas. A Wartime Anthology. Illustrated by Matilda Hunt.

By: ARCHER, JEREMY:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Century. London. 2007 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73365


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Green endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 222pp. With b/w line drawings. Collection of stories, reports, diary entries and letters relating to Christmas in wartime, from the American War of Independence to the Iraq War in 2006. View more info

Image for Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

By: ARNOLD, GUY:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Hamish Hamilton. 1980 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63231


8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 195pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Biography of G.A.Henty, examining his background, life as a War Correspondent and attitudes to Non-British people in his novels. View more info

Image for Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

By: ARNOLD, GUY:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Hamish Hamilton. 1980 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 64169


8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 195pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Biography of G.A.Henty, examining his background, life as a War Correspondent and attitudes to Non-British people in his novels. View more info

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The King’s Daughters.

By: ASQUITH, LADY CYNTHIA:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hutchinson and Co. n.d ca 1932.:

Seller ID: 72877


Size 8.75 x 11.5 inches. In white cloth covers with gilt to blue cloth spine and blue lettering to front. In good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed with small splits to edges. Old stains to boards. Front hinge slightly cracked. Clean and tight inside. 108pp. With b/w photographs mouted on grey card. The story of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, daughters of King George VI. With many b/w photographs. View more info

Image for Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times. With Portrait of Thoresby, From the Original Painting by Parmentier. In Two Volumes. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION.

Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times. With Portrait of Thoresby, From the Original Painting by Parmentier. In Two Volumes. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION.

By: ATKINSON, D. H.;

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Leeds. Walker and Laycock, 1885 1st LTD Numbered edition (260/500.):

Seller ID: 77442


2 voluems. Hardbacks, half bound in green cloth boards and vellum spines with brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, spines darkened, spine labels rubbed, label on vol.1 has repaired tear. A couple of small marks to cloth. Endpapers darkened with some neat pencil notations at front. Numbered page darkened. A couple of spots to frontis. Some neat pencil notations to margins. Else inside pag... View more info

Image for Memoirs of British Ladies, Who Have Been Celebrated for Their Writings or Skill, In the Learned Languages, Arts and Sciences.

Memoirs of British Ladies, Who Have Been Celebrated for Their Writings or Skill, In the Learned Languages, Arts and Sciences.

By: BALLARD, George;

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, T. Evans, 1775:

Seller ID: 77869


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5 inches. In full polished calf leather binding, red and brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding, plain endpapers, speckled page edges, gilt board edges. In very good condition. Professional repair to spine, corners bumped with a couple of small chips, edges rubbed, some small marks to boards. Glue repair to inside front hinge. Bookplate and neat inscription to front endpaper “Doctors Commons 1828.” Some slight darke... View more info

Image for The Greenwood Hat. Being A Memoir of James Anon 1885-1897. With a preface by The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley.

The Greenwood Hat. Being A Memoir of James Anon 1885-1897. With a preface by The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley.

By: BARRIE, J.M.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Peter Davies. 1937 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73665


Size 5.75 x 8.00 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with pieces missing. slightly rubbed around edges with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy 285pp. With 9 b/w plates. Privately printed in 1930, this the first edition published in 1937 of J.M.Barrie’s autobiography. View more info

Image for The Vanished World. An Autobiography. Vol. 1. Illustrated by John Ward.

The Vanished World. An Autobiography. Vol. 1. Illustrated by John Ward.

By: BATES, H.E.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph 1969 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73737


Size 6.0 x 9.25 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Handling and other small marks. not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 189 pp. With b/w line drawings. First volume of H.E.Bates’ autobiography up to the publication of his first novel. View more info

Image for Winter in the Morning. A Young Girl’s Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond 1939-1945.

Winter in the Morning. A Young Girl’s Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond 1939-1945.

By: BAUMAN, JANINA:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Virago. 1986 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 61852


In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge with small chips. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 195pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographs. An extraordinary story of courage and survival. Following the fall of Warsaw the family if forced into the ghetto. Early in 1943 they escaped but had to remain in hiding until the war was over. View more info

Image for Clock This. My Life as an Inventor.

Clock This. My Life as an Inventor.

By: BAYLIS, TREVOR:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Headline. 1999 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74045


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Light brown endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 272pp. With b/w and colour photographs. Autobiography of the inventor of the clockwork radio. View more info

Image for Supplement to the Photographic Pedigree of the Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson, 1740.

Supplement to the Photographic Pedigree of the Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson, 1740.

By: BENSON, R. Seymour;

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Middlesbrough. William Appleyard & Sons. 1920 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 76415


Hardback 8.5 x 6 inches. In dark green cloth with gilt lettered leather label to spine. Beveled edge boards. Floral endpapers. Red speckled edges. In very good condition. Minor mark to rear, some rubbing to corners and edges. Inside pages and endpapers very clean and tight throughout. 214pp. With many B&W photo portraits. With fold out family tree at rear. View more info

Image for Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson. Photographic Pedigree. In Four Volumes. With Boxed Supplements. Revised by M. E. & J. S. Benson in 1949. In slipcase.

Descendants of Isaac and Rachel Wilson. Photographic Pedigree. In Four Volumes. With Boxed Supplements. Revised by M. E. & J. S. Benson in 1949. In slipcase.

By: BENSON, R. Seymour; M. E. & J. S. ;

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Middlesbrough. Private. Wm Appleyard & Sons. 1949 1st thus.:

Seller ID: 76416


4 vols. Hardbacks, folio style-binding with brass screws. Approx 9 x 7.5 inches. In maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Round leading corners. Maroon endpapers. Maroon cloth covered hard slipcase. In very good conditions with very good slipcase. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges. Some small marks to cloth. Inside pages and endpapers very clean and tight throughout. Supplement box has hole to top and split corner. 4 vols. With Boxed Supplements. With many B... View more info

Image for Summoned by Bells.

Summoned by Bells.

By: BETJEMAN, JOHN:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: John Murray. London. 1960 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73354


Size 6.5 x 9.25 inches. In glossy green cloth covers with blind-stamped design of bells, gilt lettering on spine. Pictorial endpapers with "Bells" motif. With illustrated dustjacket. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at top end. Slight handling and other small marks. Not price clipped). Relevant clippings loose in front. Else a very clean and tight copy. 111pp. Num.b/w chapter head vignette illustrations. ... View more info