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Image for ALEXANDER GIBB The Story of an Engineer New edition with Preafce by Sir Hugh Beaver

ALEXANDER GIBB The Story of an Engineer New edition with Preafce by Sir Hugh Beaver

By: HARRISON , Godfrey ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, GEOFFREY BLES: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 121209

Condition: VG


The Famous Consulting Engineer Alexander Gibb: the 5th Civil engineer in line from father to son.illus b/w plates & maps/plans.222pp.[ Foundations - the boy - student- resident - the contractor - Bridges, Dock sides , Railways - Rosyth - WW1 & WW2 - MOT - the Empire - at home & abroad] also himself as an individual with the fine balance between realism & idealism. [ green cloth even fade to spine , marron/ gilt laid-on title plates] tight binding, clean throughout, No in... View more info

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THE QUEST for RADOVAN KARADZIC FACT

By: HAWTON , Nick , Correpondent

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 118330

ISBN: 0091925681

Condition: Fine


FINE. 1st P/b ed. 24681097531. no inscsp. illustrated 8 pages b/w photographic plates. War Criminial R Karadzic by Corespondent Nick Hawthorn. [ The Balkans ]For more than a decade Europe's most wanted man. 15 chpts. 226pp. 235x150mm. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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CAVOUR

By: HEARDER, H

Price: £1.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 117790

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated stapled card wraps,215x135mm approx. 32pp, 4 b/w illust. + map. No G.80 in the Historical Association General Series. Short study of the life of Camillo di Cavour, his place in history and Piedmontese (The Kingdom of Sardinia). VG (Booklet- no previous owner name, insc nor annotations. A little light rubbing/ shelf soiling to covers). Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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REMBRANDT

By: HENRIETTE L.T.DE BEAUFORT (GEORGE CLARK- TRANSLATOR)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, ALLAN WINGATE: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author.

Seller ID: 119569

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy by author.Black cloth boards with gilt titles and monograph to front panel.200 x 155mm approx. 134 nos.pp Frontis portrait + 18 other b/w illustrations as called for. Much acclaimed biography of the Dutch Artist Rembrandt van Rijn by a well respected writer who should perhaps be best remembered by her work in assisting Jewish children to escape to Switzerland in the 1930's through the provision of false papers when at a children's home in Oberstdorf Bavaria t... View more info

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THE LONE SWALLOWS And Other Essays of Boyhood and Youth

By: HENRY WILLIAMSON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, G.P.PUTNAM'S SONS: 1937

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 121749

Condition: Very Good


Apple Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked owl publisher's device to front panel. 190 x 130 mm approx. xvi + 244pp. Frontis + 23 other full page wood engravings and other chapter head and tail pieces by Charles Tunnicliffe RA CBE . First published in 1922 additional essays were added and some revised for the illustrated edition of 1933 of which the copy now offered by us is the reprint of 1937. VG (Book- Mild shelf rubbing and general soiling to ... View more info

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Q The Biography of DESMOND LLEWELYN

By: HERNU , Sandy

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Seaford , Sussex, S B PUBLICATIONS: 2000

Seller ID: 119492

ISBN: 1857701879

Condition: VG+


VG+ P/b [ Internal FINE ] Tall Slim Laminated. no inscp. Biography , by Sandy Hernu, of trhe Welsh born Desmond Llewelyn: " the Gadget Man of the James Bond films. OO7 ". Includes a Comprehensive List of all the gadgets.168pp.Profusely illustrated throughout text with b/w plates. Brief Intro;[ theatre , POW , war , cinema ] Biblio; Note.[ internal Fine ] covers light top front margin & spine fade.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THAT WAS MY RAILWAY From Ploughman's Kid to Railway Boss 1922 - 1969

By: HICK , Frank L , FCIT

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Kettering, SILVER LINK PUBLISHING , SLP: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 117877

ISBN: 0947971564

Condition: Fine


H/b+jacket FINE/NearFine. Railway history 1922-1969 with railway boss FL Hick FCIT autobiography.His career mirrors the astonishing developements in the field of transport. [ book - tight binding, no inscsp] Dust Jacketnot price clipped, the mildest of even fades to spine. PLS See our image View more info

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MARIE ANTOINETTE

By: HILAIRE BELLOC

Price: £18.00

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN & CO: 1928

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 120221

Condition: Very Good


Navy cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 230 x 150 mm approx. xiv + 434 pp. Frontis + 30 plates and 5 maps as called for. First published in 1909 the copy offered by us is of the 6th Edition of 1928. This biography is brought into best relief by regarding Marie Antoinette as the heroine of a drama which unfolds around her yet in spite of her from the moment of her birth making it what the Greeks would call a "Tragedy" VVG/Good (Book - No notable soiling or sh... View more info

JAMIE OLIVER The Biography

By: HILDRED , STAFFORD , EWBANK , TIM

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, JOHN BLAKE: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7903

ISBN: 1903402557

Condition: Fine


Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , illustrated , 1st edition , 1st printing , F/F , no inscsp , colour illus d/j shows Jamie Oliver to front , shows him on his wedding day to rear , 249pp , book illus 38 colour plates , printed in larger text type , 14 chpts [ food and Drink / cooking and catering / well known chef's of today / the naked chef / quick and easy style of cooking - quick and easy manner , the boy from Essex View more info

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THE STORY OF DR WASSELL Narrative based on Fact

By: HILTON , James , WASSELL , Dr Corydon , Lietenant Commander

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11364

Condition: Good


Small Gd H/b in Poor+ D/j.1st ed.1944, Faction. The story deals with one episode in the life of Dr. C Wassell, aged 58yrs, Lieutenant Commander - awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry.- Born 1884 [ A Ship's Doctor with a handful of American sailors & a cook - Java hospital ]121pp. Foreword. Note.[ powder blue cloth+ red titles to front & spine. sound copy, fading 1944 ink inscsp & name to ffep.end papers tanne] Dust Jacket price clipped, well rubbed spine, edgwear small l... View more info

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ROBIN HOOD Revised & Enlarged with 52 Illustrations & 4 Maps

By: HOLT , J C , Professor

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 118338

ISBN: 0500251096

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust Jacket , FINE/NearFINE - , 1st edition thus - Revised & Enlarged , illustrated , 223pps , factual historical account by Professor Emeritus of Medievil History University of Cambridge JC Holt , 52 illus and 4 Maps , Preface , Prologue , 6 chpts , Postscript , notes , sorces , further reading , ackns , index - Comprehensive book " the last word on Robin Hood ", Observer" an admirable work of historical detection " ,Rowse " meticulous scholars... View more info

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ANDY WARHOL 1928 - 1987 Commerce int Art

By: HONNEF , Klaus , Arts Museum , WARHOL, Andy , Revolutionary Artist

Price: £8.00

Publisher: West Germany, Benedikt Tascen: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120893

ISBN: 382280293X

Condition: Near Fine


Large H/b+ d/j near FINE/VG.1st ed.Revolutionary Artist Andy Warhol. Part Art Catalogue - part Biography by K Honnef - History & Sociology - 2 documenta Exhibitions in Kassel - journalist - he is in charge of changing Exhibitions at the museum.Profusely illusttrated in Colour.The first Pop Star of the Arts.[ fame / technique becomes trademark / Silkscreen as art form] grey illus, boards black titles No inscsp. tight binding in near fine condition- base shelf base ] Dust ... View more info

DON'T SHOOT IT'S ONLY ME

By: HOPE , BOB , SHAVELSON , MELVILLE

Price: £6.50

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1331

ISBN: 0333548353

Condition: VG


Hard Cover , Dust jacket , 1st edition , 315 pp , illustrated 40 pages mono plates, In show business no other individual has travelled so far, and so often , to entertain. This king of comedy first stepped upon the stage at the of 23 yrs and has since had to duck bombs and bullets at battlefields as far afield as Korea, Vietnam and North Africa. To read this book is like living along side of him , [ book , tight bindings , pages fox creaming to borders , ink inscsp , VG ... View more info

THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD My Love Affair with the Movies Over 40 Yrs

By: HOPE , BOB , THOMAS , BOB

Price: £9.95

Publisher: London, W H Allen: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 3607

ISBN: 049102150x

Condition: VG


H/b larger format , Dust Jacket , 1st edition thus-UK , Profusely illustrated B/w. blue boards+ gilt lettering,- sound binding ,no inscsp ,271pp Autobiography/Biography - by Bob Hope [ actor- comedian] and Bob Thomas member Assoc.Press - covered many major events [ R Kennedy's assassination]-at age 22yrs was named AP's Hollywood correspondent , also author - King Cohn/ Marlon /Walt Disney etc.Bob Hope also author [ Have Tux will Travel / I never Left Home /I Owe Russia $... View more info

Image for TO STROKE A CHEETAH The Extraordinary Story of a Very Extraordinary Person [ Autobiography by Captain D B Hopkins ]

TO STROKE A CHEETAH The Extraordinary Story of a Very Extraordinary Person [ Autobiography by Captain D B Hopkins ]

By: HOPKINS , Captain D P ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Lancaster, Scotforth Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 122139

ISBN: 1904244076

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.H/b as new but with prior owner's small typed owner sticker to initial blank page[ ffep][near Fine] Dust Jacket also as new apart from wrinkling to front top edge [near fine].Signed by the Author in Name only tp first page.243pp.Captain DP Hopkins describes himself as a very ordinary person: a skilled car mechanic, An Aviator , a gardener , a builder , a Diplomat .High Lieutenant / Royal Air Force Retired Commendation from the Queen . illustrated b/w plates[ ... View more info

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MASTER OF MY FATE Factual [ War] WW2

By: HOWARTH , Harry , Soldier

Price: £3.95

Publisher: Bolton, ROSS Anderson Publications: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122513

ISBN: 086360031x

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE P/b.Ist ed.Lancashire childhood - Soldier Harry Howarth -the Army:, France , Dunkirk , Thailand Burma Railway POW Prisoner of War [ Military History Autobiography] 281pp.author b/w photograph to back cover.no inscsp. tight binding.light publisher laminate crease-lines to spine, all else Fine as new. Please see our actual images of the book offered for sale. View more info

THE MAN NAPOLEON

By: HUDSON,WILLIAM HENRY,MYRBACH,BARON

Price: £37.50

Publisher: LONDON,GEORGE HARRAP & CO,FIRST EDITION 1915:

Seller ID: 3118


1st ed. 220X160mm approx,pictorial boards,brown top foredges,241 pgs,no inscps to book,the Dustjacket nick and tears to extremities,small loss to all corners[max 5x8mm],and loss to top/tail of spine[50x10mm],pastel drawing to dustjacket the same as book boards.W Hudson,Staff Lecturer ,in Literature,to the University Extension Board of the University of London.author of The Renaissance etc.;- with 15 colour illustrationsby Baron Myrbach and a Portrait Frontispiece[Vernet]... View more info

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DUET FOR A LIFETIME The Story of the Original Siamese Twins Born 1811.

By: HUNTER , Kay , Teacher

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120517

Condition: VG


H/b D/j VG/VG.1st ed.K Hunter - London University - Teacher & writer for BBC broadcasts. Biography.Twins Chang & Eng Bunker- born 1811- near Bangkok - New & hitherto unearthed material - family sources - descendants - & Captain Abel Coffin the villain who sought to rob them - sold to travelling Show - never to have time to be alone . illustrated 22 B/w plates.[black cloth gilt titles to book , small ink name only to fep, tight bindings , mild fox tan to foredge] light ed... View more info

JAMES DEAN LITTLE BOY LOST AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY

By: HYAMS , JOE

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, CENTURY: 1933

Edition: First Edition UK

Seller ID: 3495

Condition: VG +


1st UK ed. 236x154mm approx,black boards with silver lettering,no inscps to fep, 294 pages,-the dustjacket not price clipped,intact,creaswe to inner flap. The author written about Hollywood over 40 years.also an editor. .translator.screenwriter. the 1st writer authorised by the Dean family,immediately after the actor's death,to write about him. Illustrated with 43 plates,[ 1st UK Edition] VG+/VG+ View more info

JACK TINKER A LIFE IN REVIEW

By: INVERNE, JAMES

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, OBERON BOOKS 1997 FIRST EDITION: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2451

ISBN: 1840020180

Condition: VG+


1st edition , Dust Jacket , Hard Cover , Blue boards with gilt lettering to spine.278pp. Cartoons by Gary Smith to end papers.illustrated 27 b/w photo. plts. A collection of reviews and articles assembled by the author from the archives of "The Daily Mail" and the Brighton "Evening Argus" together with comments from leading figures in the theatre and show business to commemorate one of the most popular theatre critics of our time "Jack Tinker" who... View more info