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MARGARET OGILVY By her Son

By: J.M.BARRIE

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 1927

Seller ID: 121781

Condition: Very Good


Full navy blue calf LEATHER covers with Gilt titles and decorations to spine and author's initials in bright gilt roundel to front panel.180 x 120 mm approx. Decorative end papers ribbon marker. 164 pp. Pocket edition, Biographical tribute to the author's mother. Uniform edition of the works of J.M.Barrie. . VG (Book- Leather a little rubbed to extremities. No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. A tactile... View more info

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HINDOO HOLIDAY AN INDIAN JOURNAL

By: J.R.ACKERLEY

Price: £5.00

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, PENGUIN BOOKS: 1983

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 122727

ISBN: 0140095071

Condition: Near Fine


Mass Market Paperback 200x130 mm approx. 276pp . First Penguin printing in the Travel Library Series 1983. First published in Great Britain in 1932 the book is a journal of the author's experiences and observations whilst companion to the Maharajah of Chhokrapur, in the 1920's. Marvellously observed and extremely funny, it extracts the irony, absurdity and farce of life in India at the time whilst recording the dignity and richness of an ancient culture- per review David... View more info

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THE LANDLORD COMETH

By: JACK CUMMINS

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BRIGHTON, QUEENSPARK BOOKS: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120983

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated stapled Paperback. 210 x 150 mm approx. 48pp. Illustrated with b/w photos and reproductions of Ephemera. No 10 in a series of books published by Queenspark to encourage local residents of the area to put "their story" in print. This is the story of Jack Cummins alias Jack Malcolm who lived in Brighton from 1959 until his death shortly prior to it's publication. He was active in the Fabian Society in Norwood and in the Labour party, spoke on Women's Su... View more info

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EDWARD BURRA : TWENTIETH CENTURY EYE

By: JANE STEVENSON

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, PIMLICO: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122094

ISBN: 009950166X

Condition: Fine


Illustrated Card covers (Paperback) 230 x 150 mm approx. xvi + 496pp. 39 b/w photo. illustrations as called for. First Published by Jonathan Cape in 2007 the copy offered by us is a first printing of the Pimlico paperback edition of 2008." Stevenson's triumphant debut as a Biographer" Sunday Times. Fine (Book - no previous owner name or insc. No notable signs of use) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

THE LIFE OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK IN TWO EPOCHS in 2 Volumes

By: JERROLD, BLANCHARD

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1882

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10376

Condition: VG


Full calf LEATHER, 6 raised bands with red leather title blocks in gilt and gilt decs. 2 Vols, xvi+ 284 & viii+280pp. All plates and illustrations as expected. VG (The volumes have recently been pulled, resewn on three tapes and bound in full calf. A few marginal tears/ loss to foredges and some pencil annotations. Occasional foxing spots to prelim and last few pages. New endpapers) Please see our image of the actual books. View more info

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40 YEARS ON

By: JOCK WATSON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: CRAWLEY, Privately Published: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121702

Condition: Very Good


Laminated card covers. 210 x 145 mm approx. Reminiscences (including wartime) of Big Jock Jamie Watson 20 Squadron R.A.F. who served in the Burma Campaign as a Hurricane Pilot. The copy offered by us is Signed by the author and two others of the Squadron including Wing Commander R.J.(Dick) Wharmby,Officer Commanding 20 Squadron, VG (A little light shelf rubbing to covers and some marginal soiling to a couple of pages. No other notable defects and now in a removable propr... View more info

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SIR WALTER SCOTT

By: JOHN BUCHAN

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL: 1933

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 120570

Condition: Very Good


Green Cloth boards with red title block with gilt titles. 220x150mm approx. 288pp. Frontis portrait. Respected biography of Scott by a noted fellow Scottish author first published in 1932. The copy offered by us is the 5th edition (1st Cheap Edition) of 1933. VG/Good (Book- moderate shelf wear to tail of spine- No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket Rubbed with chips /loss to head and tail of spine and corners with moderate to heavy general shelf soiling. Now in a r... View more info

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THE LIFE PILGRIMAGE OF MONCURE DANIEL CONWAY

By: JOHN M. ROBERTSON

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, WATTS & CO: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122854

Condition: Very Good


Blue Cloth Boards with Gilt titles to spine and upper board. 170 x 110 mm approx. 76pp. The 5th Conway Memorial Lecture which was delivered on 27th March 1914 at South Place Institute by John M. Robertson M.P. with EDward Clodd in the Chair and being on the subject for whom the lectures were established. Dr Moncure Daniel Conway the social reformer and ethical preacher who was born in Stafford County Virginia, came to England in 1863 and preached at South Place Chapel Lo... View more info

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A SHORT HISTORY OF NAPOLEON THE FIRST

By: JOHN ROBERT SEELEY , Regius Professor of Modern History

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, SEELEY AND CO: 1890

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121335

Condition: Very Good


JR Seeley Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge.Plum Cloth boards with gilt tiles to spine and Eagle to front board. Original Cream end papers, 195 x 135 mm approx. xvi + 336 pp. Portrait frontis with tissue guard. 1890 reprint Fourth Thousand. A respected biography of Napoleon Bonaparte which was reprinted numerous times. The author also comments on Napoleon's place in history and the extent to which he was shaped by circumstances. The copy offered... View more info

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TOM JONES Biography of a Great Star

By: JONES, PETER

Price: £3.00

Publisher: LONDON, ARTHUR BARKER: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2141

ISBN: 0213002477

Condition: Good


Mauve boards+gilt lttering to spine.120pp. illustrated 40 B/w photographic plates. Discography. Behind the scenes story of a true giant in popular music. G/ VG+ ( Book - ex public lib copy with usual stamps. New endpapers. D/J Clean and bright, no notable defects, not price clipped. In protective clear proprietary cover. PLS see our image View more info

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NORMA JEAN A Hollywood Love Story of Marilyn Monroe

By: JORDAN ,TED, MONROE, MARILYN , JEAN, NORMA

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3633

ISBN: 0283998792

Condition: Fine


H/b+jacket FINE/VG, 1st UK Edition.[blue boards+ gilt titles] blue d/j. 234pp.,illustrated 30 b/w photographic plates, author T Jordon - Hollywood stuntman and actor - was 19 when he met the then Norma Jean- now Marilyn Monroe. They married , seperated but always remained close up until the day she died. Marilyns' role model was Lili St Cyr the striptease queen [whom the author later married].An insightful , caring and superbly written account.[book Fine no incssp] Blue ... View more info

HITLER 1936 - 1945 Nemesis

By: KERSHAW , IAN , Profesor & Leading Authority on Hitler

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, ALLEN LANE The Penguin Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123696

ISBN: 0713992298

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b & VG+D/j 1st ed.1st print.Thick format 1115pp+ i -xxxv. illus.92 b/w photo- plates+ 8 Maps all Listed. Preface, Ackns;H 1936 Hitler Triumphant Epilogue. Gloss of abbreviations , Notes , List of works Cited , index..17 chpts. History Professor and Many Award[s] award wiining author Ian Kershaw is also one of the world's leading authorities on HItler - the definative work on Hitler. [ black cloth bold gilt ttiles, No inscsp., Tight binding , pages lightly tanning ]... View more info

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LOST NAMES Scenes from a Korean Boyhood FACTION

By: KIM , Richard E, Lecturer

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch Ltd: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120676

ISBN: 0233963049

Condition: Fine


FINE/VG.1st UK.ed.1st print.1971.The Japanese Occupation of Korea 1932-1945 the imprisoned Koreans , oppression forced to speak & take Japanese identity [man's inhumanity] The grim fact of subjugation and the appalling conditions as they struggle to survive.Each of the seven incidents recalled by the author explores aspects of oppression.Faction a Fiction novel based on factual accounts:author RE Kim - Born Korea 1932 - grew up during the Japanese occupation - Korean Arm... View more info

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WILLIAM BLAKE His life

By: KING , James , Professor & Award Winning Biographer

Price: £19.95

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123182

ISBN: 0297811606

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/B.FINE D/J.Professor of English J King , biography author on the lives of Cowper, Nash & Read etc.The life of Award- wining writer William Blake, Poet & Artist ,is one of the most important controversial figures in English cultural history.[ young Antiquarian / Conservative revolutionary / rural pen / Albion / patronage / "Bob Screwmuch"& infamy of Patronage 1805-8] illus. 8 pages b/w plates+ 45 in line.264pp.240x165mm.[ dark brown cloth, gilt titles, A tidy ... View more info

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FRIENDS and NEIGHBOURS [ A Country Child of Between the Wars ]

By: KINGSCOTE-DAVIES , Tom , Fellow Royal Society Chemistry

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LEWES , Sussex, The Book Guild Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120974

ISBN: 1857769392

Condition: Fine


h/b+D/j.both FINE.184pp , illustrated 25 b/w phot-plates. The autobiography of Tom Kingscote-Davies who grew up on a Farm in Monmouthshire.- mucking out stables from the cart-horses before walking to school - life evolving around the seasons; harvest, annual pig killing etc.Pleasures were simple.- University - Welsh Choir - chartered Chemist - coal Board etc. [ green cloth gilt titles, No inscsp] Dust Jacket not price clipped.book as new. Please see our image of the actu... View more info

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THE LIFE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND THE LIVES OF THE HOLY APOSTLES AND EVANGELISTS With Cemmentaries, Chronological and Historical Facts, Data, Occurances etc.etc.And Copious Notes, Carefully Compiled From the Writings of Kitto etc

By: KITTO, FARRAR, DEAN STANLEY, SPURGEON, BAXTER & OTHERS

Price: £58.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE LONDON PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY: 1860

Seller ID: 122970

Condition: Very Good


Half Black Calf Boards with five raised bands, Maroon title slip with gilt titles and milled gilt decs to bands, Grey shagrin cloth sides, 325 x 260 mm approx. Made marbled end papers with matching marbling to edges of book block. Sewn two colour head and tailbands.780pp. Frontispiece Chromo-Illustration with tissue guard + 27 other such including maps all as called for. Many other steel and wood engravings and ornate initial letters to chapters. Undated but circa 1860's... View more info

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THIS TIMELESS MOMENT A PERSONAL VIEW OF ALDOUS HUXLEY

By: LAURA ARCHERA HUXLEY

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123332

ISBN: 0701114398

Condition: Very Good


Turquoise Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 150 mm approx. 23 b/w plates (one double page + 2 other illustrations). A moving story of Huxley's later years when he became deeply interested in Hindu philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and other mystic religions; and who experimented with psychedelic drugs. The book includes many of his letters and the first chapter of a novel he was working on at the time of his death in 1963. Written by his second wife whom he married in 1956... View more info

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OH WHAT A LOVELY SHORE Brighton in the Twenties through the eyes of a schoolboy

By: LEONARD GOLDMAN

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BRIGHTON, Privately Published by Author: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121393

ISBN: 0953059308

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated Cream card covers (paperback) with black titles to spine and front panel. 205 x 150 mm approx. 116 pp. 9 b/w illustrations incl 2 page line map. First published in March 1997 the copy offered by us is of the 2nd reprint of July 1998 which is testament to the success of this book which is of appeal to any resident of Brighton particularly from the 1920's who also has personal memories of the town. The title is a parody of the WW I song "Oh What a lovely Wa... View more info

THE DOUBLE BOND PRIMO LEVI A BIOGRAPHY

By: LEVI , PRIMO , ANGIER , CAROLE

Price: £19.95

Publisher: LONDON, Viking imprint of Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9978

ISBN: 0670883336

Condition: Fine


H/b+D/j FINE/ Near FINE [as price-slipped].1st ed. 898pps , illustrated b/w - 2 pages lists photographic plates , Award winning C Angier author of Jean Rhys LIfe and Work etc [ 1991 Writer's Guild Award Non-Fiction ] she is the Royal Literary Fund Assoc Fellow at Warwick University .Ackns; Preface , Intro , 15 chpts set in 3 parts , Paradise lost / Milan 1942 and 1947 onwards - the biography of Primo Levi one of the clearest and hopeful writers we have , starting with hi... View more info

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ALF FRANCIS RACING MECHANIC

By: LEWIS, PETER & FRANCIS, ALF

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, G.T.FOULIS & CO: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 9056

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy by Author & Subject.H/b in D/j.Both VG.1st ed.1957. Considered to be one of the greatest motor-racing autobiographies of all time with forward by Stirling Moss. Olive Green boards with gilt lettering to spine. 336pp.illus. Frontis + 29 other mono photo . illustrations. Inscribed in ink on front free end paper "with best wiishes" and signed Alf Francis and underneath Peter Lewis. ( Olive Green boards with gilt lettering to spine,no other inscsps. Pages... View more info