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Image for 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

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. The title continues- With Commentaries, Chronological and Historical Facts, Data, Occurrences, etc. etc. and Copious Notes,... View more info

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NO DESTINATION An Autobiography

By: KUMAR , Satish , Editor of Resurgence Magazine

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bideford , Devon, Green Books / A Resurgence Book: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 124156

ISBN: 1870098463

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy, VG P/b. A Fascinating story - monk , peace activist , pilgrim extraordIinaire & ecological campaigner. Aged just nine years he joined the Jain Monks - campaigner for land reform - undertook 8,000- mile peace pilgrimage from India to America, without any money - through desserts, mountains, storms , snow - jailed in France - faced a loaded gun in America .. [ tight binding , paper starting to fox tan , Signed by the author & inscribed with " for Richard , with love and thanks ", no other inscsp.no annotation , clean throughout ] clean Laminated cover , very light spine cr... 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 it is a singularly honest and sincere account of a mutually rewarding relationship. VG/VG (Book- light shelf rubbing to extr... 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 War" and it's associations with the film featuring Brighton's West Pier. Near Fine (Booklet a couple of marks to front cove... 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 his great Auschwitz meditation he moved always from darkness to light - from suffering to understanding but beneath his rationa... 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 Paulina Falls.External light rub to spine mostly top area to rear corner 3-4mm. Please see our images of the actual book offe... 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 and cults; the increasing materialism of the Western world; the rise of new political ideologies, State Socialism and much mor... 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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A WORLD AWAY A MEMOIR OF MERVYN PEAKE

By: MAEVE GILMORE [ Mervyn Peake's Widow ]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124065

ISBN: 057500424X

Condition: Very Good


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 158 pp. 18 illustrations all as called for. Personal memoir by Peake's widow published two years after his death the book recounts the idyllic period following their marriage their life together variously in Maida Vale, Wallington, Smarden , Sark etc ; funny, touching, with much on their circle of friends/ well known celebrities of the day through to the collapse of his world diagnosed as premature senility and ultimate early death at the age of 57. VG/VG (Book- No notable defects. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - mild eve... 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 from Aviation/Space writer's Assoc [ black cloth+ gilt titles to book tight binding , No inscsp ] Dust Jacket not price clipped... 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 book & cover [no inscsp , tight binding , not price clipped , £24, lease see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 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 clipped, £10.95 in 1986, bright & clean, slight wrinkle top front. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 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 maternal grandfather, Joseph Fuller; a farming family for the past 300 years in and around Portslade, Kingston and Shoreham. The bo... 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 the founder director of the Tour of Britain which restarted in 1994 and in 2009, he was inducted into the British Cycling Hall... View more info

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

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 tragically short working life made his living almost exclusively by illustrating books. As New/As New (Book- no previous owner nam... View more info

ALL GOD'S CHILLUN

By: NORTHCOTT, CECIL , WILBERFORCE , WILLIAM

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, EDINBURGH HOUSE PRESS: 1961

Seller ID: 10585

Condition: VG


Stapled paper wraps, 32pp. Eagle Books No 31 First published in 1940 the copy offered for sale is a 6th Imppression of 1960. VG (Booklett- a little light rubbing to extremities, Staples rusty, respectably clean with no notable defects or previous owner name . Price uverprinted 1s. Pls see our image View more info

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STEAM LOCOMOTIVE A RETROSPECT OF THE WORK OF EIGHT GREAT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS. New Edition

By: O.S.NOCK

Price: £3.00

Publisher: LONDON, BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION: 1958

Seller ID: 121918

Condition: Near Fine


Yellow Card covers (Stapled Paperback) 215 x 140 mm approx.40pp.b/w portrait frontis + 32 other b/w photo. illustrations. Outline of the work of eight famous engineers and their contribution to British locomotive development; namely :- Robert Stephenson, John Ramsbottom, Edward Fletcher, Patrick Stirling, Samuel Waite Johnson, Dugald Drummond, GJ Churchward and HN Gresley with portraits and images of their masterpieces. First published in 1955 the copy offered by us is of the 1958 New edition. Near Fine (Booklet - no notable shelf soiling or wear. Staples a little tarnished but no significant ... View more info

THE WOMAN IN THE CORNER Her Influence on Boxing

By: ODD , Gilbert , Boxing editor & Journalist an HonoraryMember of the National Sporting Club

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books Ltd: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7261

ISBN: 0720711053

Condition: VG-


1st ed.h/b D/j.Gilbert Odd a boxing authority - Britain's best known writer on boxing. The only Journalist to become an Honorary Member of the National Sporting Club. a collection that looks into the private lives of such Boxing Champions as Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis , Henry Cooper, Sugar Ray Robinson; - this is a collection of human stories & some unusual insights. 190pp.illustated with 36 unique b/w plates from the author's private collection.[ black book gilt titles, 1st ed , paper creamed. Rubbing of some paper where an erased inscp to fep-end paper beneath inner flap of d/j.occured. Dustj J... View more info