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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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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

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FACES AT THE WINDOW

By: MAURICE WIGGIN

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LONDON, NELSON: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122733

ISBN: 0171420136

Condition: Very Good


Blue Boards with gitl titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. x + 194 pp. The late Sunday Time columnist and author reflects on memorable events in his life and personalities and influential people he met including:- Life in a Mining Village during the depression, life on provincial newspapers during the inter war years, the 2nd world war, fishing and fisher folk,Henry Williamson, Siegfried Sassoon, Argon, prince of China, etc. VG/VG (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling... 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

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 o... 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, 1s... View more info

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A HUNDRED YEARS IN THE HIGHLANDS

By: OSGOOD HANBURY MACKENZIE

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEOFFREY BLES: 1963

Seller ID: 122831

Condition: Near Fine


Green Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked crest of the Mackenzies of Gairloch to upper panel. 220 x 145 mm approx. 222 pp. Frontis + 9 other illustrations on glossy plates as called for. First published by Edward Arnold in 1921 the copy offered by us is the eighth impression of the New and revised edition 1963 with an additional illustrations and new chapter by the author's daughter M.T.Sawyer of Inverewe. Autobiography which encompasses the old life in the... View more info

Image for THE GWILLIAM SEASONS John Gwilliam and the Second Golden Era of Welsh Rugby [ late -40's Early -50's ]

THE GWILLIAM SEASONS John Gwilliam and the Second Golden Era of Welsh Rugby [ late -40's Early -50's ]

By: PARRY-JONES , David , Rugby Football Authoritative Commentator

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bridgend , WALES, Seren / Poetry Wales Press Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119520

ISBN: 1854113275

Condition: VG+


H/b , Dust jacket ,VG+/VG+.227pp.illustrated 31 b/w plates. A Rugby Football Authoritative Commentator D Parry-Jones - the Second Golden Era of Welsh Rugby [ late -40's- Early -50's ][- the Welsh Rugby team was at its highest peak - the 1953 side beat New Zealand - Cliff Morgan , Bleddyn Williams , Lewes Jones , Ken Jones & lead by John Gwilliam . [green cloth gilt titles to book , no ink inscp.tight binding] illus D/j not price clipped. No notable defects to book or jac... View more info

OLIVER CROMWELL His Life and Character

By: PATERSON , ARTHUR

Price: £16.00

Publisher: LONDON, JAMES NISBET & Co Ltd: 1899

Seller ID: 9944

Condition: VG


Hard Back larger format , VG , Dated 1899 , Biography by A Paterson [ Royal History / Government & Politics / Parliment ] Oliver Cromwell his life and his true character [ very few books reveal this side of true intent ] 315pps+4 pages publishers adverts , Preafce , index , 19 chpts , appears to lack one of 2 plates as 2 Tissue-guard's , remaining plate of his mother [ book - Navy cloth book Bright clear Gilt Emblem to front board+bright clear Gilt lettering to spine , b... View more info

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AN EYE FOR DESIGN an AUTOBIOGRAPHY [ Industry / Buildings ]

By: PAUL REILLY

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, MAX REINHARDT: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123116

ISBN: 0370310675

Condition: Near Fine


Green Boards with gilt titles to spine, 225 x 150 mm approx. 174pp 39 illustrations of which 38 being b/w photos on glossy art paper and 1 line drawing all as called for. Autobiography of long time promoter of British Design who with Gordon Russell established the Council of Industrial Design (later the Design Council). The copy offered by us is inscribed to John and Cynthia and signed by the Author to the half title page. Affixed to the free front end paper is an invita... View more info