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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 offered for sale. 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 offered for sale. 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 of the actual book offered for sale. 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 publisher & are Not actual wrinkles. View more info

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G.E.M.SKUES The Way of a Man with a Trout

By: T.DONALD OVERFIELD , World-Recognised Authority Fly-Fishing , International Director Flyfishers Foundation of America etc

Price: £14.00

Publisher: LONDON, ERNEST BENN: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124276

ISBN: 0510225063

Condition: Very Good


Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 288 pp. 12 illustrations as called for on 8 pp. Major compilation of Skues' work including unique collection of 71 articles and 30 letters being items which appeared in the Journal of the Fly Fishers' Club between 1911 and 1948 + chapters on the man, his fly patterns, his rod, the nymph controversy etc. Note on author to D/j rear.VG/VG (Book- No notable shelf soiling or wear to boards. Ink gift insc. to free front end paper.Dust Jacket- a little light rubbing to extremities no nicks or tears). Please see our images of the actual book... View more info

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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. 1975 First Edition Thus. Near Fine /VG (Book- no faults. No previous owner name. Dust Jacket- price clipped, slight sun fade... 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 Price of Painters & The Divine Raphael.( dark brown cloth gilt titles , No inscsp, tight binding, all Fine apart from the fact... 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 tears or nicks.now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS See our image View more info

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TROWEL AND ERROR

By: TITCHMARSH , Alan , Gardening Expert & BBC Presenter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, HODDER & Stoughton: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119317

ISBN: 0340765429

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j.Ist ed.1st print. 13579108462 , Full Tile is Trowel & Error Notes from a Life on Earth . 322pp A warm & witty Author & Presenter of BBC's Gardener's World since 1996. An Autobiography. illus. 25 Colour photo- plates+ 37 b/w. [ Laminated white boards matching the jacket , No inscsp.] 240X165mm.. Dust Jacket not price clipped £18.99 [2002] now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 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 various inks to the title page. Near Fine/Near Fine - No notable defects to book or dust jacket. The former has no previous own... View more info

THE ARNOLDS Thomas Arnold and His Family

By: TREVOR, MERIOL

Price: £6.50

Publisher: LONDON, THE BODLEY HEAD: 1973

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9469

ISBN: 0370013921

Condition: VG


H/b , Dust jacket , VG/VG , 1st edition ,illustrated , Red boards with gilt lettering to spine, 206pp 8 b/w photo. illustrations. Biography of Thomas Arnold and family by a noted English Historian [Book - Printed name and address sticker of a previous owner to front paste down. A couple of small marks to rear paste down- 5mm diam. approx. No other notable defects. D/J non price clipped.minor rubbing to front foredge flap - loss of colour only. Small closed tear of 6mm approx to bottom front panel. minor general shelf soiling but very respectable in clear proprietary protective cover View more info

Image for BONEY FULLER The Intellectual General 1878 - 1966 [ Major-General J.F.C.Fuller ]

BONEY FULLER The Intellectual General 1878 - 1966 [ Major-General J.F.C.Fuller ]

By: TRYTHALL , Anthony John , M.A. Award Winning Author [ Former Brigadier ]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.Ltd: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122935

ISBN: 0304298433

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG D/j.1st ed. This book will be of the greatest value to military historians: when Fuller died in 1966 Liddell Hart wrote, in The Times, " Fuller was one of the most renarkable men in mind, & personality, that I have known in any sphere" The general reader will finf the account of this controversal figure entertaining & provoking.The author is now Chief Education Officer U.K.Land foces.Born 1927 - Read History at Oxford - saw national service -etc - [Note on author] [ Fritz Fuller 1878 / Enter the Tank / Reformer of war / Science of War / Tidworth Affair] illus. 22 b/w pl... View more info

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF RADCLYFFE HALL Biography

By: UNA, LADY TROUBRIDGE , [ Close Friend of Radclyffe Hallfor over 30 Years ]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HAMMOND, HAMMOND & CO: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124190

Condition: Very Good


Navy Blue Cloth Boards with Silver titles to spine, 205 x 140 mm approx. 190 pp. Frontis b/w photo. + 8 other b/w illustrations. Biography of the author's close friend and companion of 30 years the writer Radclyffe Hall probably best known for her books "The Well of Lonliness, The Master of the House and Adam's Breed. VG/VG (Book- mild general shelf wear to cloth to extremities- colour loss only. No previous owner name. Binding sound with no other defects. Dust Jacket colour rubbed/chipped to extremities with tiny loss to corner tips. No notable shelf soiling and non price clipped- cover... View more info

LEONARDO DA VINCI THE TRAGIC PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

By: VALLENTIN, ANTONINA DICKES E.W.(TRANSLATOR)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10525

Condition: VG


H/b , Dust Jacket once white background appears a l;ittle grubby now-Black cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 606pp. Portrait frontis + 31 other b/w plts as called for. Celebrated biography which draws extensively from Da Vinci's own note books and the Codex Atlanticus revealing hundreds of discoveries not worked out by scientists until centuries later. VG/VG (Book- No previous owner name or insc. Light foxing /tanning to end papers. Dust Jacket- moderate rubbing with some loss a few tears and general shelf soiling. Max area of loss up to 15x25mm around head. Max tear 15mm approx. No othe... View more info

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ROGER FRY A BIOGRAPHY

By: VIRGINIA WOOLF

Price: £50.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, HARCOURT BRACE AND COMPANY: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120084

Condition: Very Good


Apple Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 150 mm approx. 308 pp. Portrait Frontis. + 17 other b/w illustrations printed on glossy paper as called for. First American Edition, 1st printing of Virginia Woolf's Biography of the artist and art critic most noted for bringing the Post-Impressionist movement to England and America and some time director of the Metropolitan Museum New York. VG+/VG+ (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling to cloth. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - A little colour rubbing / chips to colour at extremities but no nicks or tears and only light ... View more info

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PILGRIMS of the WILD FACTUAL

By: WA SHA QUON ASIN , GREY OWL

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, LOVAT DICKSON Ltd: 1937

Inscription: Signed Copy

Seller ID: 119930

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy,Hard Back 8th printing 1937 , illustrated b/w photographic plates.282pp.navy-blue+ light blue titles.light-med tan fox heavier 1st/last few pages.a sound copy,No inscsp.[external - 2mm softness top/tail spine with associated cloth colour rub/fade.edge-nicks top & tail .very minor corner rub/fade.numerous shadow-fades to boards. Signed by Grey Owl in name only to initial blank page.Inside front board ink no F7 & L-shape rub-away of the blank paper.Book set out in 2 parts [or 2 books] - Touladi and Queeen of the Beaver People.; Anahareo , the Indians, McGinty, McGinnis, Rawhide lake ... View more info

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SOCCER IN THE BLOOD

By: WALKER , Billy ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul & Co Ltd: 1960

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 120633

Condition: Good


H/b+ D/j Good/Poor+.1st ed. illustrated 21 b/w photographic paltes+ 2 of Norman Edwards cartoons. 128pp.Legendary Billy Walker of Aston Villa & England; - one of greatest palyers - later one of shrewdest managers - Sheffield Wednesday - Nottingham Forest.12 chpts. index.[ boards fading , titles & motif bright, ink inscsp to initial blank page [ ffep], 1st few pages light staining , text contents fine, paper creamed, tight binding] grubby Dust Jacket from handling, not price clipped , 15s, some colour rub/fade/loss, few marks & nicks.uncommon in a cover.now in clear easily Removable proprietary... View more info