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Image for THE CHURCHILLS Portrait of a Great Family , Three Centuries of the Churchill Family

THE CHURCHILLS Portrait of a Great Family , Three Centuries of the Churchill Family

By: WATNEY , John , Sir Winston Churchill's war-time Bodyguard

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Gordon & Ceremonesi Publishers: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118217

ISBN: 0860330435

Condition: VG+


H/b+jacket VG+/VG.1st ed.168pp.1977.[ Rt Hon Winston S Churchill CH MP], Three Centuries of the Churchill Family by J Watney Sir Winston Churchill's war-time Bodyguard who also took part in the D-Day landings -now full-time author.24 chpts, illustrated 17 b/w plates.[book no inscsp, tight binding , light fox tanspotting to foredge.VG , internal book no inscsp , sound binding , med fof to foredge] green cover totally covered in Silver deorations, light even fade to spine.no nicks or tears, few feint slight markings. PLS SEe our image View more info

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A HUNDRED YEARS RAILWAY WEIGHELLS Three Generations of a Railway Family SIGNED Copy

By: WEIGHELL , Sidney , General Secretary National Union of Railwaymen 1975 - 1982 [ Aged 16 he joined the Old London & North-Eastern Railway ]

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books Ltd: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 124244

ISBN: 0860512630

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j.1st. An Authoritative insight into the history of Britain's Railways.Tellis a story where Chapel, Labour Party & Union all played their part.Unsentimental remembrances of sheer hard work that the age of steam demanded. Includes an interview with Sir pater Parker, former Chairman o British Rail [The author's grandfather was a Passenger Guard towards the end of 19th c.; his father was a Signalman ; his brother is a train driver at Teeside] bright sky-blue cloth gilt titles, Signed , in name only, to title page [ the only page with a ting fox spot as pages paper starting to cr... View more info

Image for RASPAIL Scientist and Reformer [ Francois-Vincent Raspail 1794-1878] WITH A Chapter by Simone Raspail , Great-Granddaughter & Pharmicist / Biologist

RASPAIL Scientist and Reformer [ Francois-Vincent Raspail 1794-1878] WITH A Chapter by Simone Raspail , Great-Granddaughter & Pharmicist / Biologist

By: WEINER , Dora B , Assoc.Professor & Research Assoc.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York / London, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121587

Condition: VG+


The First Scholarly biography of this 19th c. scientist Founder Histochemistry - prolific writings in Science & Politics -he believed that science & democracy are allied forces - Mid-1820's he accurately analized the growing cell in biology - way before Pasteur, he pointed out the role of " infinitely small parasites "as disease spreaders etc.illustrated b/w ;- includes Genealogical tree / his photo aged 40 yrs / his statue in Paris / his handwriting samples etc.Biblio. [ red cloth silver titles on title block , minor base shelfwear all else Fine, No inscsp] once white Dust Jacket now ... View more info

Image for THE ZEAL OF THE CONVERT The Life of Erskine Childers [ Distinguished Service Cross WW1]

THE ZEAL OF THE CONVERT The Life of Erskine Childers [ Distinguished Service Cross WW1]

By: WILKINSON , Burke

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Gerrards Cross, Colin Smythe Ltd: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118953

ISBN: 0901072982

Condition: VG+


H/b jacket VG+/VG+.1st ed.The complex life of Erskine Childers an Anglo-Irishman of Protestant background - executed - died for the Irish Republic . Born England - Cambridge Universirty - Parlimentary Clerk against Home Rule - Author of Riddle of the Sands etc , WW1 war Hero - Distinguished Service Cross . [biography] Known Author B Wilkinson varied carrer - US Naval Officer - State Depmt. State Off." well qualify him to write this story"[ book green cloth+gilt titles, no inscsp.tight binding, clean throughout [Dust Jacket not price clipped however publishers price sticker still presen... View more info

Image for ANTONIO STRADIVARI  MASTER LUTHIER CREMONA ITALY 1644-1737 His Life and Instruments REVISED Edition

ANTONIO STRADIVARI MASTER LUTHIER CREMONA ITALY 1644-1737 His Life and Instruments REVISED Edition

By: WILLIAM HENLEY , Renouned Violinist , C.WOODCOCK - Editor & Violin Authority

Price: £35.00

Publisher: BRIGHTON , Sussex, AMATI PUBLISHING: 1961

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 123469

Condition: Near Fine


[SIGNED By Editor] Green Rexine Book cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked violinist to upper board, 240 x 150 mm approx. [iv] + 97 + 1 + [94 leaves of sepia photographs printed on glossy art paper on the reverse of each leaf of Violins, Violas and Violoncellos and some labels. The book is an extract from the "Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers" by William Henley(1874-1957 a violinist of renown. Forward and introduction by C Woodcock an authority and dealer in violins and who has edited the work of Henley and brought it up to date recording all known instrume... View more info

Image for THE WILTSHIRE CENTENARIAN: HER EVENTFUL LIFE AND HAPPY DEATH AT THE AGE OF ONE HUNDRED AND TWO YEARS

THE WILTSHIRE CENTENARIAN: HER EVENTFUL LIFE AND HAPPY DEATH AT THE AGE OF ONE HUNDRED AND TWO YEARS

By: WILLIAM JEFFRY REV.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, E.STOCK: 1890

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 124092

Condition: Good


Blue Cloth Boards with Gilt titles and black blocked frame border to upper board, 120 x 75 mm approx. 95 pp + Advert page of other works by the author. Steel Engraved portrait of subject. The title continues :- Including a report of the public Commemoration of her one hundredth birthday with the remarkable address delivered by herself on the occasion; also sketches of seventy pastoral visits. Undated 10th Edition Forty First Thousand. Born Anne Fisher on 1st January 1770 at Bampton Devon daughter of Joseph and Mary Fisher; Anne ministered to the sick and was married three times, the third to W... View more info

Image for THOMAS SHILLITOE, THE QUAKER MISSIONARY AND TEMPERANCE PIONEER

THOMAS SHILLITOE, THE QUAKER MISSIONARY AND TEMPERANCE PIONEER

By: WILLIAM TALLACK

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, S.W.PARTRIDGE: 1867

Seller ID: 120223

Condition: Good


Original Brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and front panel on bevel edged boards, 185 x 125 mm approx. Publisher's adverts to end papers, xii + 166 pp + 16 pp publisher's catalogue. Frontis Portrait of subject with tissue guard. Biography of the life and work of the universal philanthropist who laboured for Temperance, Prison Reform, Abolition of Slavery and Sabbath Observance. He owned a grocer's business in Tottenham which flourished and he from time to time left it in the charge of his foreman whilst undertaking his missionary work in Great Britain and Ireland until in 1821 at the age o... View more info

IN SEARCH OF RESTORATION AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY THEATRICAL BIOGRAPHY Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar January 25 , 1975

By: WINCHESTER STONE Jnr G , HIGHFILL Jnr P H

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Los Angeles, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library , University of California: 1976

Seller ID: 8619

Condition: VG


Paperback , 74pps , in 2 parts , David Garrick & 18th century stage , notes toward a new biography by G Winchester Stone Jnr ; A peep behind the curtain mass theatrical biography by PH Highfill Jnr , Internally fine , tight binding , no inscsp - external fade in the main to spine and rear View more info

Image for YOUNG CHARLES LAMB 1775-1802

YOUNG CHARLES LAMB 1775-1802

By: WINIFRED F. COURTNEY

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE MACMILLAN PRESS: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120984

ISBN: 0333315340

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine. 225 x 150 mm approx. Yellow end papers, applied head and tail bands.Top edge stained yellow. xviii+412 pp. Frontis + 7 other b/w plates as called for. The early life of this prominent essayist and letter writer. Contains his first known published essay. VG/Good (Book- A little light shelf wear-colour fading only, to extremities. No previous owner name, insc. nor annotations. Dust Jacket- a little rubbed at extremities with tiny nicks - max 4mm. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sa... View more info

SPORT and NATURE in SUSSEX DOWNS

By: WOOD , Frederick F ,

Price: £7.95

Publisher: London, DUCKWORTH: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124352

Condition: Good


Blue cloth H/b,1st. Frontis- b/w photo 2 dogs, Bill the Fox catcher and Blazer the Rat catcher.172pp " my experience is that if a man is a Sportsman, weather he be rich or poor, he is treated as such & no notice is taken of his position; and he is much more respected .. than the man of means who knows nothing of hunting and only goes out to gallop .". Author quote.[ Otter, Rabbit , Fox , Rat hunting , Poaching , birds , tracking, coursing , wild life & insects, hunting dogs, rural ways etc -autobiographical. illustrated b/w plates.illus. b/w photo=plates[ book- no inscp, tight bindin... View more info

Image for THE FALL AND RISE of ALFRED KRUPP

THE FALL AND RISE of ALFRED KRUPP

By: YOUNG , Gordon , Chief Correspondent in Berlin for Reuters

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company Ltd: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 117964

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b.VG- D/j.1st . Biography of a ruthless business man by G Young [ once Chief of Bureau in Paris 8 yrs] edu. London University - just prior outbreak of war he was Chief Correspondent for Reuters reporting on Re-ar armament under the Nazis. Alfred Krupps was Head of the Krupps of Essen in 1948 & the richest man in Europe - slavery & plunder - born to Gustav von Bohlen - allied himself to Hitler .Imprisoned after the Trials causing a world-wide outcry - now back as a world powe. illus. 16 b/w /w photographic plates.178pp.215x140mm [black cloth silver titles, No inscsp, tight binding, clean ... View more info

Image for FLEET WALKER'S DIVIDED HEART  The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer [ 1880's - Moses Fleet Walker ]

FLEET WALKER'S DIVIDED HEART The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer [ 1880's - Moses Fleet Walker ]

By: ZANG , David W , University Sports Studies Teacher

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Lincoln, USA / London, UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10367

ISBN: 0803249136

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG D/j.1st ed.1st print. During the 1880's a Gifted Athlete Moses Fleet Walker, reached stardom despite the racial hatred against black Americans. A student at Oberlin College - life was never going to be easy. He served time in prison - was a gifted inventor - civil right's activist & author - living precariously along the fault lines of America's racial dilemma. illus. One Map+ 13 b/w photo-plates. 158pp.240x160mm [ dark salmon cloth silver titles, No inscsp. book as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped, real miniscule edgewear & creasing to inner flaps. now in clear easily Remo... View more info