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THE FORM AND ORDER OF SERVICE THAT IS TO BE PERFORMED AND THE CEREMONIES THAT ARE TO BE OBSERVED IN THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II IN THE ABBEY CHURCH OF ST PETER WESTMINSTER ( WITH EPHEMERA AND THE HARDBACK / DUSTJACKET BOOK ,THE YOUNG QUEEN)

By: -----------

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODE: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124402

Condition: Near Fine


Card Covers - stapled paperback 32pp. Official order of service for the Coronation of HM Elizabeth II 2nd June 1953 with a silk book mark, photograph of the Queen by Dorothy Wilding, 2 post cards and the book "The Young Queen" by Godfrey Winn published by Hutchinson in 1952 with d/j in VG+ condition. Order of Service - near fine with no previous owner name or insc. Book Mark - in original sealed cellophane wrapping with black card backing strip. Post cards - Royal Family and Queen with Charles and Anne - Unused and all in mint condition. Book- No previous owner name or insc. No notable... View more info

RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS

By: .---.

Price: £5.50

Publisher: LONDON, " SISLEY'S Ltd Makers of Beautiful books":

Seller ID: 3839

Condition: Good +


SCARCE Title-Small slim Hard Back Good+, Undated- c.early 1900? - 65 pp card covers white mottled with time+olive green 1/4 binding, title to front and spine ,Embellished with several portrait plates [ Francis Rabelais /Francis 1 after Titian /Cardinal du Bellay / Ettiene Pasquier / Pope Paul 111] publisher's "Sisley's Makers of Beatiful Books" / a Miniature Memoir.[no insscsp] PLs see our image View more info

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THE MAGIC WORLD OF THE BULLFIGHTER

By: A. DIAZ-CANABATE , Toros Authority , ( R.H.STEVENS - Translator)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, BURKE Publishing Co.: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124189

Condition: Very Good


Red Cloth Boards with Gilt titles to spine, 225 x 150 mm approx. 324 pp. 37 b/w photo. illustrations on 16 plates all as called for. Written by a Castilian writer with a life long passion for bullfighting, since 1925 constantly moved in bullfighting circles.He has been the friend, companion & confident of nearly every torero of repute. The book essentially tells the life stories of four of the greatest bullfighters of the twentieth century- Juan Belmonte, Domingo Ortega, Manolete and Luis Miguel Dominguin. Translated by R.H.Stevens and with an intro. by John Marks. VG/Poor (Book - Mild general... View more info

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QUAKER WAYS An attempt to explain Quaker beliefs and practices and to illustrate them by the lives and activites of Friends of former days.

By: A.RUTH FRY

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121676

Condition: Good


SIGNED Copy.Olive Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine.220 x 150 mm approx.[vi] + 280pp. First Edition 1st printing of this eminently readable work on the christian beliefs and social responsibilities held by Quakers together with brief details of notable Quakers in various fields of life and endeavor written by a prominent Quaker who did much relief work and campaigning. The copy offered by us is inscribed and signed by her in ink to the front free end paper. Good (Book Spine sunned and with moderate shelf wear to cloth at extremities. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actu... View more info

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CHRISTOPH MARTIN WIELAND 1733 to 1813 A Literary Biography

By: ABBE, Derek Maurice van , MA PhD

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co.Ltd: 1961

Edition: Ist Edition

Seller ID: 4679

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG D/j. 190x126mm.1st ed.1st print.192pp. Dr. D M van Abbe , MA PhD [sometime scholar King's College, Cambridge. Depmt. Head of German, University Adelaide.] He has spent 7 years studying all aspects of Wieland's works. Frontispiece - Portrait Wieland by Graff. During his lifetime Wieland was a household word amongst the German reading public:.& the most popular of the poets.[ blue boards gilt titles, book Fine - slim neat Cambridge booksellers plate to bottom inner fep, no inscsps] Paper Dust Jacket not price clipped, 18/-, sunned spine and rear margins. Please see our images of ... View more info

Image for HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole

HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole

By: ABRAMSON , Howard S ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, Paragon House: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7271

ISBN: 1557783225

Condition: VG


H/b D/j VG/Gd.1st ed.1st print.10987654321.251pp.illustrated 23 photo-plates & 2 Route Maps." .Accurately & poignantly captures the life of Dr Frederick A Cook who is the rightful discoverer of the North Pole " - Warren B Cook , Sr. A riveting & meticulous researched work. Set in 3 parts.23 chpts , Foreword, Intro;acks,Epilogue, Notes, select Biblio; [ internally Fine, no inscsp, tight binding] covers starting to fox-tan] Dust Jacket not price clipped, $21.95.[1991].light handling soil, covers also starting to fox cream.a powder discolouring to the green band.light edgewear. Please see... View more info

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LONDON The Biography

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £14.00

Publisher: LONDON, VINTAGE: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11589

ISBN: 0099422581

Condition: VG+


Larger format chunky Epic P/b VG+. 822pp.no inscsp, pages clean throughout.not clipped.Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc.Profusely illustrated 36 b/w plates+32 in colour & line illust throughout text.79 chpts , chronology , Maps , ackns;,Essay on sources [ History / Social history ] tight binding, clean copy, no inscsp. several light crease lines to spine. 1st ed thus- Vintage p/b 2001. PLS see our image View more info

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THE LIFE OF LORD FISHER OF KILVERSTONE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, OM GCB GCVO LLD ( Two vols complete)

By: ADMIRAL SIR R.H.BACON , KCB KCVO DSO.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122609

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and dreadnaught crest to upper panels.250 x 160 mm approx. Vol I xxviii + 312pp Frontis + 22 other plates. Vol II viii + 328pp. Frontis + 14 other plates all as called for. First Edition 1st Printing of this biography of a most remarkable servant of the country who effected complete reorganization and rebuilding of the British Navy. VG no d/j's (Books - Light shelf wear and soiling. Previous owner name in ink to front free end paper of vol I and Book plates of subsequent owner (same family) to front paste downs of both vols-Sir John Barnes late Brit... View more info

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MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS

By: AGNES WESTON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, JAMES NISBET: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121200

Condition: Good


SIGNED Copy.Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. 205 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 330 + 4pp of publisher's adverts. Frontis b/w photo portrait with tissue guard + 16 other b/w illustrations as called for. Autobiography of English philanthropist "Aggie Weston" or Ma Weston who founded sailors missions and rests to support the men and families of the Royal Navy.Her work continues through the charity "Aggies".First published in October 1909 the copy offered by us is of the 4th impression of 1910 and is inscribed and signed by the author to the front free end pape... View more info

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WRITING HOME ( Author Signed)

By: ALAN BENNETT

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER AND FABER: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123343

ISBN: 0571191541

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Card Covers (Mass Market Paperback) 175 x 110 mm approx. xviii + 634 pp + 4 of publisher's adverts. 51 b/w photo. illustrations on glossy paper + one line illustration by David Gentleman as listed. First printing 1997 of the "New Edition" with additional material. The book brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews. This edition also includes Bennett's introduction to his screenplay The Madness of King George + more recent diaries. The copy offered by us is signed by Alan Bennett in ink to the title page with no other name or insc. VG ( Moderate bump to head of spin... View more info

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RANJI PRINCE OF CRICKETERS

By: ALAN ROSS

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121515

ISBN: 0002170752

Condition: Very Good


Green Boards with gilt titles to spine, 235 x 155 mm approx. 256 pp. 28 b/w photo. plates as called for. Biography of the England /Sussex Cricketer 1872-1933. VG/VG (Book- Previous owner or cricketing association signature ? and date 25-12-83 in ink to title page- see our image. Related newspaper cutting loosely laid in.No notable defects. Dust Jacket- 20mm tear to top of rear flap fold and a little rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped and no other notable defects. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN (MARIANNA ALCOFORADO) Revised edition

By: ALCOFORADO, MARIANNA PRESTAGE, EDGAR (TRANSLATOR)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, DAVID NUTT In the Strand: 1897

Seller ID: 118349

Condition: Very Good


2nd Revised Edition.Green cloth boards with gilt titles to front board, 170x115mm approx. 80pp incl. Bibliography and opinions on the 1st edition. 24pp Introduction by the translator followed by the text of 5 letters written in 1667 by Marianna Alcoforado who had been "let down" by her lover a French Army Officer. The bibliography runs to 6 pages and is testament to the intensity and power of the letters. VG (Minor shelf wear to boards, Front free end paper replaced, a few foxing spots to prelims and last few pages. No other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for... View more info

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MY HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS WITH NOTES ON SPORT AND NATURAL HISTORY

By: ALFRED ERSKINE GATHORNE-HARDY

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS GREEN AND CO: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123859

Condition: Very Good


Salmon Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, blind impressed to upper board and gilt blocked illustrations to spine and upper board.225 x 150 mm approx. xii + 274 pp + 2pp of publisher's adverts. Frontis with tissue guard 31 b/w photos, double page colour cartoon drawing by Sir Frank Lockwood + all other drawings/reproductions as called for.First Edition 1st printing 1914. Born Alfred Hardy, he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Gathorne in 1878 like the rest of his family. The same year he was elected to the House of Commons for Canterbury, a seat he held until 1880, when th... View more info

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IMMEDIATE ACTION

By: ANDY McNAB , DCM MM.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, Bantam Press / Transworld Publishers Ltd: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123758

ISBN: 0593037820

Condition: Near Fine


Black Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. [vi] + 390 pp. 36 photos on 16 glossy paper plates. First Edition 1st printing of the author's 2nd book following the success of "Bravo Two Zero". Immediate Action is a no-holds-barred account of an extraordinary life, from the day McNab was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the day he went to fight in the Gulf War. As a delinquent youth he kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS Regiment he was at the cent... View more info

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THE ART OF BEATRIX POTTER Revised Edition

By: ANNE CARROLL MOORE & ENID AND LESLIE LINDER

Price: £24.00

Publisher: LONDON, FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd: 1978

Edition: Revised/Reset Edition

Seller ID: 122680

ISBN: 0723214573

Condition: Near Fine


Mottled Grey Rexine cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and mouse to front panel. 240 x 175 mm approx. Blue end papers. Applied head and tail bands. Top edge of book block stained red. xxvi + 406 pp. Colour frontis + over 300 other reproductions in colour and monochrome including a collection of photographs of Hill Top and Sawrey giving a setting of Beatrix Potter's life from 1905 onwards. First published in 1955 the copy offered by us is a 1978 reprint of the Revised and Enlarged Edition of 1972 in collectible condition but lacking it's slip case. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- Red staining to... View more info

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MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A LONDON PHYSICIAN IN THREE PARTS

By: ANON [ Samual Dickson ]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIRTUE BROTHERS: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121112

Condition: Good


SCARCE book which is quite difficult to source. Burgundy Shagrin effect cloth boards with black title label and gilt titles to spine. 230 x 150 mm approx. Yellow made end papers, 276pp + 20pp publisher's catalogue dated June 1863. Published anonymously the book is attributed as being the work of Samuel Dickson 1802-1869 a pioneer in the work of Chron-Thermal Medicine, on treating cholera and other diseases and who crusaded against the practice of blood letting and other now outmoded "cures". The book conveys his feeling of injustice at not receiving recognition for his work and which w... View more info

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THE RECREATIONS of a COUNTRY PARSON Second Series 1885

By: Anonnymous Country Parson

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, LONGMANS, GREEN & Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 122956

Condition: VG-


1885 VG- H/b.Rural morality.Autobiography of an unknown Parson. His reflections on life , morals , observations , beliefs.392pp.185x140mm [ original dark green Victorian cloth gilt titles & blind embossing to front & back .Ink name to first blank page opposite a List of this Parson's books - minor paper nick to the margin.Sound binding, mild fordge tan & mild cloth rub/fade edgewear, very slight spine lean.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GLOVES , GLORY AND GOD , An Autobiography [ Boxing ]

By: ARMSTRONG , Henry , A Boxer

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, The Sportsmans Book Club: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122423

Condition: VG+


Small VG+ H/b in G+ D/j.1960.1st ed.thus.Sportsmans ed.illustrated 8 b/w photographic plates.Henry Armstrong [ 1912 - 1988 ] was the only Professional Boxer to hold World Championship Titles on 3 weight divisions simultaneously.[ King Cotton / v. Roderick / Henry & Harry / Lou Ambers / Baby Arizmendi / Cerfino Garcia] blinded in the fight with the Croatian boxer Zivic.[ maroon boards gilt titles, No inscsp.tight binding, paper fox tanned ] Dust Jacket not clipped.light marks to rear, small edge wear col/rub/loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image... View more info

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THE STORY OF A SOUTHDOWN SHEPHERD

By: ARTHUR DULEY (ANDREW LUSTED - EDITOR)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: SUSSEX, PRIVATELY PUBLISHED: 1988

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 124230

Condition: Very Good


Cream Illustrated card covers with black titles. (Stapled Paperback) 210 x 145 mm approx. 48 pp , 14 b/w illustrations. The booklet is primarily a reprint of Duley's life story published in the Sussex County Magazine in 1931, edited by Andrew Lusted and with additional biographical information on the Tuppen and Packham families. with illustrations. VG ( Ink gift insc. and date 1992 to top of title page, else no shelf wear or soiling or sign of use).[ camera flash has lightened image ] Please see our images of the actual booklet offered for sale. View more info

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THE STORY OF THEODOR HERZL A Biography for Young People , Famous Jews Series

By: ARTHUR SAUL SUPER

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, VALLENTINE MITCHELL: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123995

Condition: Very Good


Blue Rexine Book Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 190 x 130 mm approx. 160 pp Line Drawing Portrait frontis. Undated copyright 1960. Born in Hungary in 1860 Herzl as a newspaper correspondent attended the trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in 1894 and shocked by the injustice and general persecution of Jews in Europe was moved to write a book urging the formation of a Jewish State. He organised the first Zionist Congress in 1897 and although he died in 1904 is generally credited with the subsequent movement for the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. A book in the publisher's ... View more info