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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

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PAULINA PREFERRED a Loverof Nature Finds His Shangri-La in the High Cascades

By: LINCK , JAMES G

Price: £8.50

Publisher: OREGON, BINFORDS & MORT: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 3300

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.1st ed. Blue boards+ gilt title.220pp. illustrated 32 b/w plates., Autobiography "A nature lover finds his Shangri-la in the High Cascades" .Iin 4 parts - Birds / Beasts ,/ Picturesque / the Fishermen / Fish and "Cony Highland " [the Adirondacks / Crater/ Lakes/ Trout /Solitude etc.] Signed with inscsription by the authorto 1/2 title page - no other inscsp.paper begining to fox tan, tight binding , clean copy.End papers blue line illus of The ... View more info

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WILLIAM MORRIS Prophet of England's New Order

By: LLOYD ERIC GREY

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL & CO: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123719

Condition: Very Good


Navy Blue Cloth Boards with Gilt blocked titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. xiv + 386 pp. Portrait frontis + 9 line illustrations as called for. comprehensive biography of the man, the poet, the artist, the craftsman and the indefatigable revolutionary who was William Morris. Described by Burne Jones as "a sort of Viking, set down in these strange times" he foresaw the struggles for power in every realm of human conduct; the battles over modern art, letters a... View more info

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THE TEST MATCH CAREER of TED DEXTER

By: LODGE , Dereck , Leading Cricket Historian & Statistician & Cricketer

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, The Nutshell Publishing Co Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 12064

ISBN: 1871876303

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.Near Fine D/j.1st. illus 13 b/w photo-plates+ one to rear of cover. D Lodge a well known leading Cricket Historian & Statistician , a Specialised Noted Quiz Master , contributor , Wisden Cricket . One of the fittest 60yr olds' in MCC: Ted Dexter dominated the cricket scene of the 1960's [navy cloth gilt titles, No inscsp , tight binding ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, no notable defect. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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AN ITALIAN JOURNEY

By: MANNIN , Ethel ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123597

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j.1st ed.1st print.Loosely laid in is a bookmark from the publisher to celebrate 50 years with them. Ethel Mannin " insists this is not a book about Italy but simply an account of an Italinan journey" mostly in the North; ending in Venice. However, this would be an invaluable guide for a visitor to Northern Italy.[ navy cloth glit titles, No inscsp, tight binding] Dust Jacket not price clipped , No spine fade, no notable defects. Please see our i... View more info

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SHACKLETON

By: MARGERY AND JAMES FISHER

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, BARRIE: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123565

Condition: Near Fine


Navy Buckram Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine220 x 150 mm approx. Maps to end papers, xvi + 560pp, 48 plates and 37 drawings and maps in text. (Illustrations by W.E.How who served with the Endurance Expedition).The authors were given access to previously unpublished papers diaries and correspondence and produced this continuous exciting narrative... of men's challenge of the unknown and of one man's wits set against unpredictable and untamed nature. Near Fine/ Near... View more info

ODYSSEY The Authorised Biography of Arthur C Clarke CBE

By: McALEER , NEIL , CLARKE , ARTHUR C , CBE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8333

ISBN: 0575054484

Condition: VG+


H/b+d/j.VG+/VG+.1st ed.430pp. A C Clarke CBE - born 1917 , 1st Class Honours Physics and Mathmatics , Chairman many scientific organisations / institutions, he predicted satelite communications .Chancellor Sri Lanka University - Founder centre Advanced Technology , awarded CBE 1989 - his science fiction Space ODYSSEY 2001 , 2010 , [ both major films ] 2061, 3001 - [ computer HAL , Frank Poole , The Monolith] Biography by author N McAleer - won 1988 Robert S Ball Award fr... View more info

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DISPATCHES FROM THE HOME FRONT The War Diaries of JOAN STRANGE 1939 - 1945

By: McCOOEY , Chris , edited by

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, JAK: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121649

ISBN: 0952349108

Condition: Fine


SIGNED Copy. A delightful mix of wartime dramatic events to the daily mundane; a daily diary kept by Joan Strange at home in Worthing, Sussex. reveals much of the stoic character of the English character . A Times Literary Supplement appraisal to rear .b/w illustrated all pages. Edited by C McCooey and signed in ink by him to the title page with no other name or insc.[ Laminated P/b book Fine as new,no spine fade ] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale... View more info

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MADONNA Her Story

By: MCKENZIE , Michael , MADONNA

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London / New York, Bobcat Books: 1987

Seller ID: 118957

ISBN: 0711911819

Condition: VG+


VG+.Laminated P/b larger slim format.Michael McKenzie known madonna since she was an unknown featured in one of his cabarets. Profuselly illustrated b/w.95pp.no inscps, tight binding PLS See our image. View more info

FLICKERING SHADOWS a Lifetime in Film

By: MITCHELL , JOHN

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Malvern Wells, Harold Martin: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9623

ISBN: 1901394018

Condition: VG+


#NB.ABE has used OUR ACTUAL IMAGE for it's stock image.# Large H/b + D/j VG+/VG+. 320pps. Film History told with refreshing warmth and honesty by Yorkshire born J Mitchel - entering film industry aged 16 yrs in 1933 - after war service - re-joined with Rank etc. Foreword by Sir John Mills.Preface, 21 chpts , appendix - a tribute to Cubby Broccoli. [ appears as new however front board slight indentations causing a barely noticable zig-zag line to D/j - all else Fine to bo... View more info

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ALFRED MYNN and the Crickters of His Time [1807-61 ]

By: MORRAH , Patrick , Former Telegraph Editor

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.Ltd: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123074

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b.VG+D/j.1st ed.1st print." no cricketer , with the single exception of WG Grace himself, captured so completely by prowess & personality alike, the hearts of his generation .he was a national institution & men flocked to see him wherever he played".Author- born 1907 - Oxford History Scholar - Daily Telegraph ed - Active Serviced WW2.[ tight binding, fine throughout, previous owner's neat, Hampton Lodge ,typed, bookplate, no other inscsp.] Dust Jacket not price cli... View more info

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REMINISCENCES

By: NATANIEL PAINE BLAKER , M.R.C.S.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: HURSTPIERPOINT SUSSEX, PRIVATELY PUBLISHED: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121068

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Short autobiography of NP Blaker MRCS. who was Consulting Surgeon of Sussex County Hospital Brighton from 1864.Red cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and front board.185 x 130 mm iv + 108pp. Original light green floral design end papers. The book was re issued by Combridges of Hove in 1919 under the title Sussex in Bygone Days: Reminiscences of Nathaniel Paine Blaker. Blaker was born in 1835 at "Mays" Selmeston , a farm, the property of his matern... View more info

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Tony Doyle : Six-Day Rider

By: Nicholson, Geoffrey

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Huddersfield, Springfield Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: SIGNED BY SUBJECT

Seller ID: 118535

ISBN: 0947655360

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Black boards with gilt titles to spine,215x150mm approx. 192pp. 60 photo. illust. of which 22 in colour. Biography of the former British International cyclist and star of the six-day racing circuit. A story of triumph over misfortune and frustration . Winner of 23 sixes, and in over a century of the sport no other team has surpassed his 19 victories with his Australian partner Danny Clark. Born in Ashford Middx in 1958 he was awarded the MBE in 1989. He was t... View more info

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JOHN BEWICK Engraver on Wood 1760-1795 An Appreciation of his Life together with an Annotated Catalogue of his Illustrations and Designs

By: NIGEL TATTERSFIELD , Visiting Reasearch Fellow & Author

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE BRITISH LIBRARY & OAK KNOLL PRESS: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123406

ISBN: 0712347070

Condition: As New


Red Cloth Boards with black title block and gilt titles. 250 x 170 mm approx. 256pp. Colour Frontis + many reproductions of John Bewick's work. With a brief but revealing biography and a comprehensive catalogue, the book represents a significant contribution to the history not only of early children's books but also of popular art in the late eighteenth century. Younger brother of Thomas, he was one of if not the earliest , designer-engraver in England who during a tragi... View more info