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BRIGHTON BEACH to BENGAL BAY The Adventures of a Young Man in the Thirties London and Wartime India

By: GOLDMAN , Leonard ,

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Bright0n , Sussex, Privately Published by Author: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121910

ISBN: 0953059316

Condition: G+


G+ P/b. [Internal FINE]The Life of a Soldier as a young man in 1930's London and war-time India.Internal book block Fine.No inscsp.However unfortunate creasing & slight pale marks to Laminate covers.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE REVEREND WILLIAM GILPIN VICAR OF BOLDRE 1777-1804 [ Hampshire ]

By: GRAHAM S. BOWEN

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LYMINGTON , Hampshire, ST BARBE MUSEUM: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123174

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated card wraps (Stapled Paperback) 210 x 145 mm approx. 32pp. Frontis + 11 b/w illustrations. Short biography on the life and work of William Gilpin populariser of the picturesque movement in art who was the model on which Rowlandson based the Dr Syntax satirical series. Near Fine ( Covers- clean with no notable sign of shelf wear or soiling. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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WINGED VICTORY The Story of AMY JOHNSON

By: GREY , Elizabeth ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Constable Young Books Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120917

Condition: Very Good


h/b+D/j VG/VG.1st ed.Famous Solo Female Pilot Amy Johnson biography by biographer E Grey.Set in 2 parts;- The Steep Ascent & The Far Horizon. May 1930 27 yr old Amy set off in her Tiger Moth Bi-plane, in an open cockpit. Nineteen and a half days later she was in Australia, During the 30's she went on to beak record after record. [ black cloth gilt titles No inscsp. tight binding, fox tan 1st few pages & foredge] illus Dust Jacket not price clipped, 15 s, & slighter erased price to base of inner D/j flap.light edgewear, handling, markings & tan. No loss, no tear-lines or crease.Please see our i... View more info

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THE MEANING of HITLER

By: HAFFNER , Sebastian , Freelance Writer , Former Observer Correspondent in Germany

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122938

ISBN: 0297775723

Condition: VG


VG H/b.VG D/j.1st.Unique in departing from traditional chronological treatment of Hitler's life; written with a brilliance & provocative insight that is rear, Sebastian Haffner emerges after this book as one of the most significant interpreter of contemporary history. His summing up of Hitler, the order that he built & the world that he destroyed , will rank as a Masterpiece.[Military History/Biography]translated by Edwald Osers. Set out in 7 parts:- Life / Achievements / Successes / Misconceptions / Mistakes / Crimes / Betrayal.[ red cloth gilt titles, clean throughout, mild fox to end papers... View more info

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HENRIETTA MARIA

By: HAMILTON , Elizabeth , MA

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120354

ISBN: 0241893364

Condition: VG+


VG+/VG.290pp.1st printing.E Hamilton MA. - Author, Teacher & Lecturer. this is her 4th Biography of a famous historic person.Marie de Medici , Queen of france , wife of Henry V111, gave birth to her 6th child at the Palace de Louvre 1609 - christened her Henriette-Marie.- by her 16th birtday she was known by the name of Henrietta Marie & was married to Charles 1.Well written & researched illustrated with 34 b/w plates.[ apart from end papers & foredge tanning book is Fine, no inscsp, tight binding] Dust Jacket not price clipped,light even spine fade.same paper tan to rear.tiny dot col. loss/ru... 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 then owned and operated by her and known as Hohes Licht. The book we are privileged to offer for sale is signed by her in ink ... 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 cloth which has bubbled slightly towards fore edge of front board and titles dulled. Light foxing to end papers with faded in... 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 shelf wear to boards. Offset browning to end papers, no previous owner name or insc paper of book block evenly tanned with a li... 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 losses 98%. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 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 Jacket not clipped, no loss.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .## NB. For oversea orders only unfort... 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 [ Dustjacket price-clipped , a clean copy, pale even fade to spine VG/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 $1200 etc ]. A black/white photographic film history of Bob Hope's career in set out in 3 parts - Where there's Life,-/ Hope o... View more info

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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[ black cloth gilt titles , not price clipped] Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. 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],with 12 chpts[Early days/Childhood/sucesses/struggles/Josephine/Italy/Egypt/First Consul/ the French Emperor/Marie Louise/Ru... View more info