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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

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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

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MAN OF THE RAIL

By: PEARSON , A J , Railwayman for over 40 Years

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122861

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG D/j.1st.Recording a very significant period of railway history.The author moved into many different spheres of the railway organisation over the years, giving him a very wide outlook.a book that " will fascinate all railway enthusiasts, but is important reading also for the Student of Industrial Britain from the -20's - to- '60's.illus b/w plates as expected.[ red cloth gilt titles, No inscsp.tight binding, no notable defect]220x145mm. 208pp.[ no loss or te... View more info

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EWAN MCGREGOR Biography of an Actor

By: PENDREIGH, BRIAN

Price: £4.95

Publisher: London, CONSTABLE: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121309

ISBN: 0752817876

Condition: Fine


H/b+ D/j both FINE.1st ed. as new, no inscsp.not pric eclipped , 230pp. ,illustrated 23 b/w photographic plates. 16 chpts/ Select Biblio & Filmography. B Pendreigh - freelance Film journalist, Award winning Film Book of the Year & Film Journalist. Actor Ewan McGegor of "Shallow Grave/ Trainspotting etc. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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LUGARD THE YEARS OF ADVENTURE 1858-1898 & THE YEARS OF AUTHORITY 1898-1945 , 2 VOLS.

By: PERHAM, Margery , Hon.LL.D, CBE. Leading Authoriy on African History & Government

Price: £59.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10003

Condition: VG


Black boards with gilt lettering, two vols, both 1st Edition, Vol 1 xv+ 750pp, 1956 Vol ii xix+ 748pp 1960, All maps and illustrations as expected. Comprehensive history of the life and adventures of Frederick Dealtry Lugard, later Lord Lugard of Abinger, whose career covered the rise of Britain's African Empire and vividly illustrates an epoch of colonial power which was already coming to an end in 1945 when he died. His life fell into three parts. Firstly, after a peri... View more info

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A BLOODY-MINDED SAILOR

By: PHILLIPS , Jo , [ Male ]

Price: £7.95

Publisher: Southampton, Commander J Phillips: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119709

ISBN: 0946184070

Condition: Fine


Slim FINE H/b.Near Fine D/j.1st.illus. auto-biog.of A Sailor , Jo Phillips [male]. Wriiten with humour. " the bloody-minded sailor" A Brave hero, mentioned twice in Dispatches .WW2. Naval history. Foreword by W Douglas-Home, index, Appendix [naval signal officers] 6 chpts.[ HMS Royal Sovereign] well illustrated 42 B/w plates [ navy cloth silver titles, book as new.]112pp.Dust Jacket not clipped, no tears, no crease, no notable defect.Please see our image of the a... View more info

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TURNER The Artist

By: PHYTHIAN , J E ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, GRANT RICHARDS Ltd: 1910

Seller ID: 121917

Condition: Good


Small H/b good.Undated c.1910.illustrated 24 plates.Tissue-guard Frontis: Crossing the Brook.J E Phythian author of GF Watts, Burne-Jones etc.[ red cloth dulled spine, Bright Gilt to front motif & top foredge. tight binding, No inscsp.uncut side/base foredge.pages creamed.mild minor fox tan end papers & Tissue.Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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THE YOUNG NELSON in the AMERICAS Factual

By: POCOCK , Tom , Leading Authority on Horatio Nelson & Former War Correspondent

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, William Collins Sons & Co Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120374

ISBN: 0002165627

Condition: Fine


FINE/VG+, no inscsp. " a brilliant and original book ".The young seaman in America & West Indies that formed Horatio as a Sea Officer & Fighting Commander.Leading Authority on Nelson T Pocock and Life-long connections with the Royal Navy etc.note on author to inner flap of d/j. Intro; Prologue,7 chpts.[ includes hero and Traitor],Epilogue,Source notes,select biblio; illustrated 16 B/w plates and Maps.Dust Jacket slao fine bar paper starting to fox tan, not clippe... View more info

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GYPSY JEM MACE First Heavyweight Champion of the World

By: POOLMAN , Jeremy , Acclaimed Author

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119948

ISBN: 0233002251

Condition: Fine


H/b, D/j , FINE/FINE, 1st ed. A few miles from New Orleans , at La Salle's Landing [now Kenner City] stands a life-size bronze statue of two 2 men in combat. One of them is the legendry Mace - one of the of the last of the great bare-knuckle fighters. Prologue & Epilogue. 35 chpts chpts. by Acclaimed Author J Poolman ; he is the the legendry Mace - one of the of the last of the great bare-knuckle fighters of Gypsy Jem Mace 222pp, illustrated 17 b/w plates. [ brown boards... View more info

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A PRESLEY SPEAKS [ Elvis Presley's Uncle ] , Limited Edition inpresentation Box

By: PRESLEY, Vester , BONURA , Deda

Price: £29.00

Publisher: MEMPHIS , USA, WIMMER BROTHERS Books: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 3493

ISBN: 0918544114

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b Navy Leatheret with Gilt decoration to front: In Gilt & blue presentation box. Limited edition of 5,000 of which this is no 3487. 150pp.lilustrated Colour & b/w photo. Biography of The King of Rock and Roll by his Uncle, Vester Presley, who quote " not only loved Elvis but knew him well " . for the first time you have a chance to read the truth about . [ No inscp book Fine] Presentation box corners col/rub/loss and edge tear to one side. Gilt has reacted... View more info

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W G GRACE A Life

By: RAE , Simon , Award Winning Author & lIfe Mem.Kent County Cricket Club

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, FABER & FABER Ltd: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122902

ISBN: 0571178553

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b.VG+ D/j.1st.24681097531.This New Biography offers a radical analysis of Grace's career & reviews the more controversial aspects of his conduct - both on the field & his kidnapping of an Australian cricketer from Lord's. Plus Statistical Survey by Bill Frindall.30 b/w illus.end papers show England's Scoresheets of the first Test Match 1880.Thick format 548pp. 240x165 mm. ISBN 0571178553 [ dark green boards silver titles, no inscsp. tight binding paper just startin... View more info

GORDON RAMSAY'S PLAYING WITH FIRE

By: RAMSAY , GORDON , OBE

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10967

ISBN: 0007259891

Condition: VG+


H/b,D/j,1st, 296pp.illustrated colour+B/w.plates. , black boards+ silver titles.,illustrated 26 plates most in colour.The renouned Chef Gordon Ramsay started his career in a London kitchen aged 17 yrs , aged 31 yrs he held 3 Michelin Stars for his restaurant Royal Hospital Road , television series , a further 8 restaurants [ UK , Tokyo and Dubai ] 2006 awarded OBE.[ book - internally fine throughout with external 2mm softness to top/tail spine] D/J - not price clipped, ... View more info

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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF DAVID BEATTY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, VISCOUNT BORODALE OF WEXFORD BARON BEATTY OF THE BORTH SEA AND OF BROOKSBY PC.GCB.OM.GCVO.DSO.DCI.LLD.

By: Rear Admiral W.S.Chalmers CBE DSC

Price: £150.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Autographed By Subjects

Seller ID: 121931

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Navy Blue cloth boards with gilt titles and facsimile signature of subject in gilt to front board. xxvii + 488pp. Frontis Portrait + 22 illustrations and 13 Diagrams all as called for. Introduction by C.S.Forester. The copy offered by us for sale has a photograph of David Beatty autographed by him in Black Ink mounted to the front free end paper together with a news paper cutting of his obituary loosely laid in with a tissue guard laid over the photograph. VG... View more info

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PAST HORIZONS

By: RENNIE , James Alan ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, JARROLDS Publishers [London] Ltd: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119414

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b Good+D/j.1st ed. Scotland born Author & Historian - saw Active Service in both world wars.This autobiography deals with 12 exciting years of travel & exploration ; cowboy / mercenary / Arctic explorer/ boot-legger / timber cruiser / playboy /theatre impresario etc. [ black cloth silver & red titles, No inscp. tight binding. no notable defects] colour banded Dust Jacket not price clipped, 21s ,line illus.to pink, once white rear bit grubby now .light edgewear. Ple... View more info

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TRUFFLES FROM THE HEART

By: RENOY, GEORGES AND CICIRIELLO, LUIGI ,

Price: £40.00

Publisher: BRUSSELS, EDITIONS DE LA TRUFFE NOIRE: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed Copy.

Seller ID: 118554

ISBN: 2960003446

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy by Author; a Noted Wine Expert, journalist & Founder / editor of the SABAM Magazine. A Literary & Culinary celebration of the Truffle with many recipes employing this iconic gourmet food. Illustrated in Colour, Sepia & b/w plates with Facsimile Signatures of Patrons to his Restaurant to end papers. This being the first U.K.ed.translated by Jane Braunsky, Kimberly Patric & Jane Thulis.Near Fine/Near Fine ([ black cloth with gilt titles to spine & front. 335x24... View more info