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HOLD YER HOSSES ! THE ELEPHANTS ARE COMING By the Last of BARNUM'S CLOWNS

By: SHERWOOD , " UNCLE BOB "

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York USA, The MACMILLAN COMPANY: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7168

Condition: VG


UNCOMMON 1st ed.1932.1st print. Frontis - Costume pose of Bob sherwood the Clown using identical make- up from his act in 1878.illustrated b/w plates & 15 inline; plus a Circus Layout Plan. [ circus performances before the Barnham circus era / Petie / strange people & others / lion den / livestock / the social kinship of yesteryear.[Autobiography / Entertainment - the Circus] H/b Thick format 361pp.very mild handling, small dab white paint to spine. eggsahell-col-cloth c... View more info

ARTHUR BERRIEDALE KEITH 1879 - 1944 THE CHIEF ORNAMENT OF SCOTTISH LEARNING

By: SHINN , RIDGEWAY F [Juinor] Professor

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Scotland, ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6996

ISBN: 0080377378

Condition: Fine


H/b+ Dust Jacket FINE/ VG.1st ed.c classic.386pp.Appendix , biblio , 3 parts; Professor RF Shinn Junior combines Biography with Narrative -analysis of the Achievements & Failures of a man in whose life was reflected many of the significant features of the Scottish both Empire & Commonwealth. AB Keith became a World leading authority / outstanding scholar / many languages / lawyer .illustrated 14 b/w plates [book as new , no inscp. blue cloth+ gilt titles] D/j not clipped... View more info

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THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD An Autobiography

By: SHIPTON , Eric , Renouned Climber & Mountaineer

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119140

Condition: VG


H/b Dust Jacket[by Biro] VG/G, 1st ed.286pp. Autobiography of renouned climber/mountaineer/ explorer Eric Shipton.[ 1951 Everest Expedition / East Africa / Himalayan / Karakoram/ Kashgar/ Kunming/ Nepal /Patagonia / / Tierra del Fuego / etc].Maps to end papers show Central & S'E'Asia and Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego.illustrated 8 Maps & 27 b/w plates & in line by Biro [ Jacket also by Biro] bright green cloth+ gilt titles, tight binding, ink inscsp.top 1/2 title page.fox... View more info

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CHURCHILL A LIFE (Two Vol set complete in Slip Case)

By: SIR MARTIN GILBERT , CBE FRSL , Honour Fellow & Historian & Churchill Authority

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE FOLIO SOCIETY: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition Thus,

Seller ID: 123510

Condition: As New


Black cloth boards with Blue Rexine book cloth quarter binding, Gilt titles. Two Vol set in slip case. 240 x 175 mm approx. Vol I xxvi + 568pp Vol II x + 569 to 1198pp. 142 b/w photo. illustrations & 31 line maps all as called for. First published as a single volume in 1991 by Heinemann the text of this the first Folio Edition 2004 follows that of the First Edition save for a few minor emendations by the author. As New / Slip Case near fine. Book- no previous owner name... View more info

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LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

By: SIR WALTER SCOTT

Price: £150.00

Publisher: EDINBURGH, A & C BLACK: 1855

Seller ID: 120201

Condition: Very Good


Half Leather Calf with five raised bands, blind dec. compartments, gilt line tooling, red morocco title label with gilt titles, Marbled paper sides. Plain slate blue end papers, applied two colour head and tailbands. (All contemporaneous with binder's paper label to top front paste down) xvi +868pp. Text of substantive work printed in two columns. Frontis Portrait of Napoleon by Steuben and illustrated title page by Turner from the earlier edition "Life of Napoleon B... View more info

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A SHIPBUILDER'S YESTERDAYS Burntisland Shipbuilding Company in Fife

By: SIR WILFRID AYRE

Price: £95.00

Publisher: ABERDOUR , Scotland, Privately Published: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123718

Condition: Near Fine


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 225 x 145 mm approx. [vi] + 352 pp. Portrait Frontis + 20 b/w photo illustrations as called for. Autobiography of Wilfrid Ayre whom with his brother Amos founded the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company in Fife in 1918 as a First World War emergency shipyard. During WWII it built three Loch-class frigates: HMS Loch Fyne, HMS Loch Killin and HMS Loch Glendhu. Itt was taken over by Robb-Caledon Shipbuilders in 1969 which in turn wa... View more info

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HARLEY- DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES Everything You Need to Know

By: STERMER , Bill , a Biker & Mechanic

Price: £19.95

Publisher: USA, MOTORBOOKS: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121409

ISBN: 0760328102

Condition: VG+


Large P/b.Colour illustrated all pages.160pp.Choosing the right one / riding tips / maintenance / performance .A Comprehensive book with invaluable information.- your gear - your trip etc. Harley's have an effect - you mount like Woody Allen - you get off like Clint Eastwood. Author B Stermer, Biker & Mechanic. [ internal Fine, no inscsp] laminated covers minor rub/loss nicks- & top front.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

Image for VAILIMA LETTERS Being Correspondence Addressed by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON to Sidney Colvin November 1890 - October 1894

VAILIMA LETTERS Being Correspondence Addressed by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON to Sidney Colvin November 1890 - October 1894

By: STEVENSON , Robert Louis

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, METHUEN & Co.Ltd: 1912

Seller ID: 3455

Condition: VG


11th ed.1912.Suede LEATHER.281pp.Poet & Author , R L Stevenson 's Vailima letters; being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin, who held the poet as one of his closest friends: November 1890 to October 1894.[ marbled end papers , small neat ink inscp.,light fox spot fox tan to some edges 30x5mm side fray away to soft front margin edge, bright Gilt to top foredge.bright Gilt titles to spine & front.front thistle illus.with blue/green colour. View more info

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WINNING IS NOT ENOUGH The Autobiography

By: STEWART , JACKIE

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, HEADLINE: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9098

ISBN: 0755315375

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j with Exclusive DVD showing rare and dramatic yet unseen footage. illustrated 16 pages of b/w photographic plates with further 4 pages in Colour .Jackie Stewart bon Scotland , moving to Formula 1 in 1965 partnering Graham Hill , retiring after competing in 99 F1 races , 1972 awarded OBE.[ 548pp.blue cloth white titles, tight binding, no inscsp.light shelfwear] Dust Jacke tnot price clipped, also light shelfwear. Please see our image of the actual book o... View more info

NO GUTS NO GLORY Conversations with Bette Davis

By: STINE , WHITNEY

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIRGIN: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8894

ISBN: 1852273437

Condition: VG+


H/b+ D/j.VG+/VG+ , 1st ed. Whitnety Stine author of Mother Goddam - a now classic Bette Davis] An extraordinary testament about one of the cinema's greatest actresses , well illustrated b/w plates , Intro , acknms ,308pp. 18 chpts , postscript , Awards presented to Bette Davis , Filmography , index [ book small edge crease to rear. No inscsp , tight binding, clean copy ] photo illus Dust Jacket no notable defects, not price clipped.Please see our actual image of the book... View more info

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ONLY THE BEST WILL DO The Eddie Stobart Story

By: STOBART, Eddie , STOBART , Nora , DAVIDSON , Noel ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: BELFAST, AMBASSADOR: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 119191

ISBN: 1840300434

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Laminated Card Covers (Paperback) 198pp + appendix. Biographical book on the part faith has played in the life, business ventures and Christian work of Nora and Eddie Stobart founder of the Logistics Trucking Company with their named vehicles so often seen on the motorways of the UK. The copy offered for sale by us is a Dec 1998 reprint signed in ink on the title page by both Nora and Eddie Stobart. VG (Book- A little light rubbing to covers. No other notable... View more info

Image for THE PANTOMIME LIFE of JOSEPH GRIMALDI Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain's Greatest Comedian [ 1778 - 1837 ]

THE PANTOMIME LIFE of JOSEPH GRIMALDI Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain's Greatest Comedian [ 1778 - 1837 ]

By: STOTT , Andrew McDonnell , Award Winning Comedy Specialist & Associate Professor of English

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Canongate Books Ltd: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123109

ISBN: 1847672957

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Near Fine D/j.1st ed.1st print.Thick format 433pp.Winner of the first Prize Royal Soc.Literature Jerwood Non-Fiction Awards [2007] The son of a deranged italian immigrant, Joseph Grimaldi [ 1778 - 1837 ] , was the most celebrated English Clowns. 29 illus. most in Colour & some b/w plates[ black cloth gilt titles, illus. end papers in line.No inscsp,] Dust Jacket not price clipped,light shelf-wear edge-wear col/rub/loss. Bright & clean. Please see our images o... View more info

Image for ELMER McCURDY The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw Born 1880 , died 1911 , Buried 1977

ELMER McCURDY The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw Born 1880 , died 1911 , Buried 1977

By: SVENVOLD , Mark ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118656

ISBN: 046508348x

Condition: Near Fine


H/b+jacket NearFINE/FINE.Historically researched & well penned by M Svenvold.- the bizairre afterlife of E McCurdy where folk were charged a nickel a look at carnival sideshows.- also used as a prop in Films. Originally a plumber-cum-miner - then drifter - the outlaw.[ book & Dust Jacket as new however blank rear end-aper has been folded at some time hence is creas-lined] no inscsp. not clipped. PLS See our image - Pls note the paper wrinkles are deliberate by the publis... View more info

Image for WILFRED SCAWEN BLUNT A Memoir by His Grandson The Earl of Lytton

WILFRED SCAWEN BLUNT A Memoir by His Grandson The Earl of Lytton

By: The EARL of LYTTON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald & Co.[Publishers]Ltd: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120905

Condition: Very Good


h/b+d/j both VG.1st ed. WS Blunt - Husband of Byron's daughter - politics - arts - home & abroad -oriental - Egypt - Asia - Ireland; a controversial figure & a colourful life[ green title block, gilt tile,to book light crease to rear , No inscsp. tight binding] Dust Jacket shows the Earl on his Arab stallion Pharaoh ; not clipped , small edgewear col.rub/loss- small nicks. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A MEMOIR OF THOMAS BEWICK WRITTEN BY HIMSELF

By: THOMAS BEWICK ( Editied, with an introduction, by IAIN BAIN ]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1975

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123407

ISBN: 0192554131

Condition: Near Fine


Brown Cloth Boards with green title block and gitl titles, 240 x 160 mm approx. [xlvi] + 258pp. Engraved title vignette + head and tail chapter vignettes and 8 plates as called for. With an introduction by Bains accompanied by an exposition of Bewick's methods of engraving and printing techniques of the time the book reproduces the original complete text rather than his daughter Jane Bewick's version which was first published in 1862 - 34 years after the author's death.... View more info

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RAPHAEL , the Life and the Legacy [ Artist,1483 - 1520 ]

By: THOMPSON , DAVID , Director the Institute Contempory Arts London etc

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, BBC: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11110

ISBN: 0563201495

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE Large H/b in VG D/j.1st.15th c. famous Artist Raphael [1483 - 1520 ] Biography by D Thompson the Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London who has won many International Awards for his films of famous artists [ Turner, Monet etc.] and Art Critic, Sunday Times, over 7 yrs. Profusely illustrated Collour+ B/w plates.[15th c. famous Artist Raphael [1483 - 1520 ] index of Work by Raphael & Picture credits: set in 3 parts - The Apprentice Years , The P... View more info

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SIXTY MINUTES With WINSTON CHURCHILL

By: THOMPSON , W H , B.E.M. , Ex-Detective Inspector [ Churchill's Shadow ]

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Christopher Johnson: 1957

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 123700

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in publisher's Good Glassine cover.Small.Slim.92pp.190x120mm. Author was Churchill's designated minder [ a temporary appointment that lasted 9 years ] all these recollections are that which he can vouch from his personal experience.[ sound copy, No inscsp , mild fox tan to 1st/last page/ end-papers & for-edge ] fox tanned spine, margins & starting on main cover, 5/- , light glassine edgewear rub/loss. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale View more info

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SNOB'S ISLAND

By: TIKKANEN , Henrik

Price: £29.95

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118060

ISBN: 070112265x

Condition: VG+


H/b+D/j VG+/VG.1st ed.Renouned Scandinavian Author Henrik Tikkanen [ novels & plays; & Artist] translated here by M Sandbach.Snob's island set in Finland an autobiographical novel in the tiny section that is by language & heritage Swedish.barbed, witty satire pre-war & into WW2. 122pp.[ olive cloth+gilt titles to book No inscsp, tight binding, no notable defects] orange/cream line illustrated Dust Jacket - in line by the author - not price clipped, minor edgewear , no te... View more info

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TROWEL AND ERROR Notes from a Life on Earth

By: TITCHMARSH , Alan ,

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, HODDER & Stoughton: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119317

ISBN: 0340765429

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j.st ed. 13579108462 , 322 pps. GardenerA Ttitmarsh a warm and witty Author and Presenter of BBC Gardener's World since 1996. Trowel & Error is his autobiography - told in the same manner.42 chpts. illustrated 25 Colour plates & 37 b/w. [ Laminated white boards, No inscsp, tight binding, Fine throughout, small crease line to top book spine laminate] matching illus. Dust Jacket not price clipped ,no notable defect.now in clear easily Removable proprietary... View more info

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TITO GOBBI MY LIFE

By: TITTO GOBBI & IDA COOK , LEONARD BODEN, R.S.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACDONALD AND JANE'S: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Artist/Author

Seller ID: 122269

ISBN: 0354043684

Condition: Near Fine


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. Illustrated end papers,[iv] + 218pp. 41 b/w photos. Biography of the baritone, opera producer and teacher Tito Gobbi written with the help of his friend Ida Cook. The copy offered by us has the attribute of being inscribed to --- and signed not only by Tito Gobbi, but his wife Tilde, the Artist of the Full length portrait of Gobbi as Scarpia in Tosca - Leonard Boden and the ghost writers Ida and Louise Cook in va... View more info