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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 invitation to Sir John and Lady Barnes from the R.S.A. for a champagne reception on the book's publication and their book plate is ... 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 tears , no creasing, mild handling, .Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 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

LALIQUE A Collector's Guide

By: PERCY , Christopher Vane , Interior Designer of Repute [Home & Abroad] & Lalique Collector

Price: £29.00

Publisher: New York, Crescent Books / Crown Publishers: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124346

ISBN: 0517690950

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j 1st ed.Author on e of London's most successful Interior Designer who has been collecting Lalique since 1971; the owner of several of the artist's most famous works.Of unique interest to collectors will be the comprehensive list of all the 1,562 objects listed in Lalique's massive trade catalogue of 1932.....some dated for the first time. illustrated 72 [ listed] large b/w photo-plates with some in Colour. Intro; [ The Man & His Glass - Glassmaker Artist Rene Lalique , Born 1860 France / for a collector / Vases / bowls / tableware , macots , scent bottles , paper weights , s... View more info

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SHAKESPEARE The Biography SIGNED COPY

By: PETER ACKROYD , Award Winning Author , Mellon Fellow at Yale

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO AND WINDUS: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 124339

ISBN: 1856197263

Condition: Very Good


Black Boards with Gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. xiv + 546 pp. 16 pp of mainly colour plates on glossy art paper + other b/w illustrations in text as called for. First Edition 3rd printing 2005 signed by the author in ink to the title page with no other previous owner name or insc. VG/VG (Book- minor shelf rubbing to boards - No other defects. Dust Jacket- minor rubbing to extremities and 2mm approx scuff to laminate of front panel with Ottakar's Signed Copy sticker affixed. Non price clipped- cover £25 and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images ... View more info

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ALF FRANCIS RACING MECHANIC

By: PETER LEWIS

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, G.T.FOULIS & CO: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 9056

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy by both author and subject.VG H/b in Good D/j.1st ed.1st print. Foreword by Stirling Moss.[ Car Classics ] Considered to be one of the greatest motor-racing autobiographies of all time. illus. Frontis;+ 29 other b/w photo-plates 336pp.240x160mm [ Olive green boards with gilt lettering to spine. Inscribed in ink on front free end paper "with best wiishes" and Signed Alf Francis & underneath, by Peter Lewis. no other previous owner name or insc. Binding sound & square] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 25/- , it has at some time been protected with a cover glued, or taped, to ... 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 actual book offered for sale. 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 clipped but price crossed through. No spine fade. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual... 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 & bright gilt to book book Fine as new No inscsp.] col photo illus D/j not price clipped , also as new. PLS See our image View more info

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

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 to some other exposure which has caused uneven patterning. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 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 starting to tan.small crease to 2 corners] Dust Jacket not price clipped, likewise 2 tiny corner crease. no other notable defect to ... 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, £18.99, numerous "scratch"feel lines rear of cover.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 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/Good (Book Light shelf rubbing to extremities of cloth, front end paper crack - of 70 mm approx probably due to the addition... 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. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale) 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. 335x245mm approx,192pp. Boldly signed & dated to half title page. Names of individuals not clear ( Please See our images) Dust Jack... View more info

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A BOOK OF GREY OWL Pages from the Writings of Wa-Sha-Quon-Asin

By: REYNOLDS , E E , DICKSON , Lovat ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, PETER DAVIES: 1942

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 118795

Condition: Good +


H/b in D/j both Good+.1942.3rd ed. 272pp.200x130mm.Edited by EE Reynolds with Preface by Lovat Dickson.Frontis; - b//w photo-plate.Glos. Epilogue [ Sajo / Shapian / beaver people / the trail / bears / moose / birds / Indian ways ]red titles & beaver drawing to boards, no inscsp. tight binding, clean copy , light edge-wear] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 6/- , slightly grubby to back, minor edgewear with dot loss to corners & top / tail spine. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale View more info

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MONTY AND PATTON Two Paths to Victory

By: REYNOLDS , Michael , Former Major General a Recognised Authority on WW2 Operations in Europe

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Staplehurst, Kent, SPELLMOUNT: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122469

ISBN: 1862272573

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Near FINE D/J.Comparing the lives & careers of two of the greatest Allied Generals of WW2. 324pp+ 16pp Maps .illustrated 38 b/w photographic plates.1st ed.Published on VE Day 8th May 2005.Intro; 26 chpts.Epilogue.Biblio;Appendix.[ no inscsp. tight binding , publishers' book promotional leaflet loosely laid-in] Dust Jacket not price clipped. minor dot-spotting top front all else fine.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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LITERARY REMINISCENCES AND GLEANINGS

By: RICHARD WRIGHT PROCTER

Price: £35.00

Publisher: MANCHESTER / LONDON, THOMAS DINHAM & Co. / SIMPKIN MARSHALL & Co: 1860

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123604

Condition: Good


Original Purple/Brown Book cloth boards with gilt title to upper board, 195 x 135 mm approx. viii + 162 pp + 2 of publisher's adverts. Steel engraved frontis + 19 other illustrations as called for by James Stephenson and William Morton. Written by the author of "the Barber's Shop" , himself a Lancastrian writer the book recalls elder and contemporary writers from Lancashire and their works with a chapter on their graves and epitaphs. Includes John Bolton Rogerson, John Byrom, John Collier, James Ogden, William Harper,Tim Bobbin, William Roscoe, Henry Liverseege, Robert Story, John Crit... View more info

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SALVADOR DALI 1904-1989

By: ROBERT DESCHARNES & GILLES NERET

Price: £20.00

Publisher: KOLN COLOGNE, TASCHEN: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition UK

Seller ID: 121050

ISBN: 3822872059

Condition: Fine


Baby Blue Paper covered boards with white titles to spine and front panel.305 x 245 mm approx. Black End Papers, 224 pp. Study of the man and the myth that was Dali, by a friend of over 30 years and to whom Dali appointed to take charge of his works within the Societe Demart Pro Art of which Descharnes was President. Painter, sculptor, writer and film maker, Dali was one of the 20th Century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics. Profusely illustrated mainly in colour with a chronology, Notes bibliography and list of Dali's Exhibitions. Fine / Near Fine (Book- no previous owner name or insc.... View more info