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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 ap... View more info

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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 - ... 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 wi... 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 own... 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... 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 pr... View more info

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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.... View more info

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THE OPEN HEART , Book Society Recommended

By: WEEKS , EDWARD , Editor of Atlantic Monthly

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, MICHAEL JOSEPH: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11653

Condition: VG


Recommended by The Book Society. A Natural Story teller Edward Weeks Editor of Atlantic Monthly - travels 30,00 miles every year - globally in search of Authors & Stories , new writers, manuscripts & has been associated with the magazine for over 30 years.[Autobiography], known as Ted Weeks, includes his brief frustrating attempt to become a book salesman / delights also in nature navy cloth gilt titles, no inscsp, tight binding, paper tanned, vg ]Dust Jacket not price c... 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.... View more info

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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 t... View more info

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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... View more info

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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 i... View more info

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BOB DYLAN Performing Artist Book One 1960 - 1973 , 1st UK Updated Edition

By: WILLIAMS, PAUL , DYLAN , BOB

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, XANADU 1991 FIRST UK EDITION: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1843

ISBN: 1854800396

Condition: VG


1st UK Updated.black boards+white lettering to spine. 310pp. Paul Williams long awaited book on Dylan the performer.illustrated Frontis. + 6 b/w photographs "Discography" of albums, singles and other officially released recordings. Filmography and Bibliography. "A critical appreciation of Dylan's recorded work with close reference to all the extant material". - A thought provoking study which makes you want to dig out every Dylan tape you have and listen ... 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

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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 ti... View more info

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LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL 2 Volume set

By: WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL

Price: £130.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN AND CO LIMITED: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 121690

Condition: Very Good


Uncommon as a complete set.Maroon Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and front board + Gilt blocked crest. 230 x 155 mm approx. 2 Vols Complete. Vol I. xviii + 564 pp. Portrait Frontis with tissue guard + 9 other illustrations with guards. Vol II. x + 532 pp Frontis Portrait with guard + 7 other illustrations all as called for. Fore edge of book blocks uncut. First UK Edition 1st Printing with publisher's order form announcing the work being ready on 5th January loos... View more info

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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 ... View more info

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: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG D/j.1st ed. illustrated One Map+ 13 b/w plates. During the 1880's a Gifted Athlete reached stardom despite the racial hatred against black Americans. A student at Oberlin College - life was never going to be easy.His name was Moses Fleet Walker. [ Baseball - Sporting History / Biography ] 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 .author DW Zang t... View more info