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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

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EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN [ Captain Lord Cochrane , Tenth Earl od Dundonald ] Factual

By: MALLALIEU , J P , MUDGE-MARRIATT ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, MACGIBBON & KEE: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124243

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in Good D/j.1957 2nd impression.Biography of one of the Finest Sea Fighters Britain has ever known , a Pioneer of Combat methods which were only fully developed nigh' 150 years later in WW2.By his skill , & daring, he did more than any one individual to bring independence to 3 great countries ; which, together, are larger than the US.Yet his name is little known.B/w illus. by Mudge-Marriatt [ black cloth gilt titles ,clean throughout , no inscsp. but real tiny ink letter top initial blank page ffep., light tan to spine & edge-wear col/rub/loss.[ NB camera flash has lightened image ] ... View more info

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BOOKS AND PORTRAITS Some further selections from the Library and Biographical writings of VIRGINIA WOOLF

By: MARY LYON (Editor) , VIRGINIA WOOLF

Price: £18.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE HOGARTH PRESS: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124565

ISBN: 0701204052

Condition: Near Fine


Orange boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. x + 222pp. Born out of extensive further research the book contains items never before reprinted of Virginia Woolf's literary and biographical writings. A fascinating diversity of subjects treated in her inimitably personal and characteristic manner. Jacket drawing by Angelica Garnett. Near Fine/ Near Fine (Book- no previous owner name or insc. No annotations. Dust Jacket- small rough patch of approx 10 mm x 10 mm approx to front flap fold - barely noticeable else fine. Non price clipped Now in a removable proprietary protective sl... View more info

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MEDICINE MY PASSPORT illustrated

By: MATTHEWS , Dr. Donald Stafford

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co.Ltd: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124363

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in Good D/j 1st The author born of a Pioneering Scottish family. An unusual & hard-hitting life story;- Took his Degree in Edinburgh - naval combat surgeon in war [ Mediterranean / Pacific ] - later study Gynaecology - off traveling - Nigeria - India - Himalayan. A fist class autobiography full of adventure .Illustrated 30 b/w photo-plates [ red cloth white titles , tight binding, no inscsp clean throughout, Small neat Calcutta Oxford rubber stamp to ffep, mild fox tan to end papers & for-edge ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 18/- light handling soil & Foxing , spine colour rubbing , e... 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

C Q B CLOSE QUARTER BATTLE ( SIGNED COPY)

By: MIKE CURTIS S.A.S.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, BANTAM PRESS / Transworld Publishers Ltd: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 124455

ISBN: 0593040325

Condition: Near Fine


Black Boards with silver titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. 396 pp. 166 pp of b/w and full colour photos on glossy paper. True story of 15 years under fire. The author served with 2 Para in the Falklands before joining the SAS in 1986. His two SAS operations were carried out in Iraq and then in Bosnia. The First Edition copy of the book offered by us has the added attribute of being signed by Mike Curtis in black ink to the title page with no other name or insc. Near Fine/ Near Fine (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Very minor tanning to page margins of book block. Dust Jacket- non pri... 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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LIVE AND LEARN A Life and Struggle for Progress , No 7 in Series

By: MOSS , Les , with QueenSpark Books

Price: £4.00

Publisher: BRIGHTON , Sussex, QUEENSPARK Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124463

Condition: VG+


VG P/b.Les Moss's Grandfather was driven out of business , in Northampton, by mass production; his Father was driven out of business by mass entertainment; His own craft, as a lathe-turner, has largely been replaced during his lifetime.[ Autobiography / Social History ] clean cover, clean throughout, no inscsp.138pp.205x145mm. Please see our images 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

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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 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

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THE LIFE and CRIMES of AGATHA CHRISTIE

By: OSBORNE , Charles , Literature Director & Award Winning Author , CHRISTIE , Agatha , Novelist

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 124537

ISBN: 1854790463

Condition: Very Good


VG.1st thus- O'Mara P/b. Profusely illus.Biography of famed prolific Detective fiction novelist Agatha Christie[ Miss Marples / Hercule Poirot] By Charles Osbourne an Award Winning Author - past Literary Journalist - theatre - Ass.Ed.London Magazine - Arts Council etc. Preface, set in 5 parts ;- Appearance & Disappearance / Vintage years / War & Peace/ The Mousetrap / Last Cases. Biblio; illus .ackns ;index. illus. 69 B/w plates.[ no inscsp. tight binding, clean throughout, even fade to spine cover] 256pp.230x150mm. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info