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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

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THE LIFE OF WESLEY; AND RISE AND PROGRESS OF METHODISM in TWO VOLS.

By: ROBERT SOUTHEY , Esq,. LLD.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS: 1846

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 123086

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's Original Blind Blocked Decorative Burgundy Cloth Boards with gilt tiles to spine. Third Edition 1946 with notes by the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Esq. and remarks on the life and character of John Wesley, by the late Alexander Knox, Esq. edited by The Rev. Charles Cuthbert Southey, M.A. Curate of Cockermouth In Two Volumes. Vol I xxxvi + 508pp + 32 pp publisher's catalogue for Oct 1846. Frontis Plate with tissue guard. Vol II [ii] + 550 pp + 2pp publisher's list. Frontis with tissue guard. NB The notes by Coleridge and the critique on the life and character of Wesley by Knox wer... View more info

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THE LIFE OF GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA ,Dominican Friar

By: ROBERTO RIDOLFI , Eminent Scholar- Devoted 20 years of Study into the Life & Writings of Savonarola (CECIL GRAYSON - TRANSLATOR)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123832

Condition: Very Good


Red Cloth Boards with Gilt titles to spine and Gilt blocked ornament to front board. 240 x 165 mm approx. x + 326 pp. Portrait frontis. First published in Italy as Vita Di Girolamo Savonarola in 1952 the copy offered is the first English edition translated by Cecil Grayson. Biography of one of the most controversial figures of the Italian Renaissance. Savonarola, a Dominican Friar became virtual ruler of Florence for four years after the fall of the Medici.Detailed Note on Author to jacket back inner flap. VG/Good (Book- A little general shelf wear to extremities of boards, previous owner ink ... View more info

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RAINIER & GRACE

By: ROBINSON , JEFFREY

Price: £9.95

Publisher: LONDON, SIMON & SCHUSTER: 1989

Seller ID: 531

ISBN: 0671655035

Condition: Fine


Black boards with silver lettering to spine.FINE/VG.309pp. illustrated 32pages of b/w photographs. The inside story of the legendary romance between Prince Rainier and the American movie star Grace Kelly.[book tight binding no inscsp, fine] photo illus Dust jacket not price clipped,15.95, several tiny white dots to front - no other defects[ no tears/creases] PLS see our image View more info

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ONE MAN IN HIS TIME The Biography of David James , Laird of Torosay Castle , Traveller, War-Time Escaper & Parliment Member

By: ROBSON , John , MC.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Staplehurst, Kent, Spellmount Ltd: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 119801

ISBN: 1862270368

Condition: Fine


SIGNED Copy in name only with no other inscriptions.Dust Jacket in clear removable proprietary protective cover.Selective family Tree to end papers.illustrated both Colour & B/w plates.Back of cover shows illus. of the four masted Viking barque on which he sailed - illus. when captured at sea off the Hook of Holland 1943 - b/w photo Antartica Operation Tabarin.[book fine - D/j NF with no notable defects] Pls see our image View more info

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BRANGWYN

By: RODNEY BRANGWYN

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, WILLIAM KIMBER: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121724

ISBN: 0718301269

Condition: Near Fine


Navy Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine.240 x 160 mm approx. 336pp 23 b/w photos as called for. Biography of Sir Frank Brangwyn R.A. (1867-1956) British Artist- the first to achieve world-wide recognition in his own life time, written by his great nephew. Famous for his vivid colour large panel installations his commissions ranged from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Rockefeller Centre in New York to the House of Lords. The latter were ultimately presented to Swansea for the town's then new Civic Centre and amount to tree thousand square feet having occupied him for seven years. He h... View more info

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SHAKESPEARE THE BOY with Sketches of the Home & School Life, Games & Sports, Manners & Customs & Folklore of the Time REVISED Edition

By: ROLFE, WILLIAM JAMES, LiTT.D

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2224

Condition: Fair


H/b Fair,1st ed.thus Revised New Edition 1900. Maroon cloth+ gilt & silver Emblem to front.256pp+ 4pp of Shakespeare Courses+ 24pp advertis.Bioggraphy and Social History of the era. William Shakepeares' childhood at home & school. manners & customs by William Rolfe LiTT.D. illus. 41 b/w plates by prominent artists of the time.Index to Plays & Passages. 5 Sections- includes holidays, fairs & festivals[ book in fair to good condition, inscsps. to fep, Preface. heavy-foxed brown Tissue-guard to clean Frontis: - Portrait of of the young boy. Tissue browning passed onto Title page. browned foredge... View more info

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JOHN CONSTABLE THE MAN AND HIS ART

By: RONALD PARKINSON , Member V & A ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, V & A PUBLICATIONS: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122799

ISBN: 185177243x

Condition: Near Fine


Black Boards with gilt titles to spine, 275 x 225 mm approx. 144pp. 111 plates in colour and black and white. First Edition 1st printing. The book looks in detail at both his life and his work from his early days in Suffolk to his last in Hampstead. The text draws on his own letters and accounts of his life by friends and contemporaries.Author joined the V & A 1972. Near Fine/VG+ (Book- no previous owner name - no notable defects. Dust Jacket- minor rubbing to extremities. No nicks or tears. Non price clipped- cover £25). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MARIE STOPES and THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION [ Marie Stopes Founder of First Free Birth Control Clinic ] [ 1880-1958 ]

By: ROSE , June , Biographer

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, FABER and Faber Ltd: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2594

ISBN: 0571162606

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG D/j.1st ed.1st print.By the Biographer of The Perfect Gentleman / Elizabeth Fry etc. illust.19 Sepia photo- plates [ courtesy mainly of Harry Stopes-Roe ] In 1918 Marie Stopes penned a book about the plain facts of marriage called Married Love . It was an immediate Success, selling over 1 million copies & translated into 13 languages . One of the first women liberators she led a very varied & interesting life. 272pp.240x152mm.[ green cloth gilt tiles, no inscsp. tight binding, Fine throughout, paper tanned ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, minor edge-wear col/rub/loss. Please se... View more info

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MILLY WITKOP/ ROCKER

By: RUDOLF ROCKER

Price: £5.00

Publisher: SANDAY, ORKNEY, CIENFUEGOS PRESS: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123777

Condition: Near Fine


Printed Stapled Card covers, (wire stitched) 180 x 105 mm approx. 22pp incl. rear blanks. 1981 Reprint of an essay first published in June 1956 for private circulation by the Oriole Press on the Ukrainian-born Jewish anarcho-syndicalist, feminist writer and activist who was inturned as an enemy alien by the British Government during WWI. Near Fine (Covers and contents show little sign of use or shelf wear/soiling. No previous owner name or insc. Slight rusting to staples). Please see our image of the actual booklet offered for sale. View more info

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A VAGABOND'S ODYSSEY Being Further Reminiscences of a Wandering Sailor-Troubadour in Many Lands

By: SAFRONI-MIDDLETON , A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards Ltd: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10350

Condition: VG-


VG- H/b.1st ed.1916. illus.16 b/w plates. 328pp , A Safroni-Middleton of [ Sailor & Beachomber / The Wandering Sailor Troubadour etc] 27 chpts from Boston - to - a deck-hand aboard the Eldorado - New Zealand tracks - Rivers - Maori's - West Africa - Wharfs - Gold coast - Samoa - Bombay - "a negro violinist" - Yokohama etc [ light fox tan 1st/last few pages & Frontis tissue over b/w photo of the explorer author.No inscp. tight binding ] external cloth fade patches top front margin area. bright Gilt titles to front & spine. NB. camera flash has lightened the colour from Dark Red/Maroon .... View more info

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Christopher Columbus. Being the Life of the Very Magnificent Lord Don Cristóbal Colón.

By: Salvador De Madariaga

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118909

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth Boards with gilt titles and sailing ships to front board. 230x170mm approx. Map to front end papers, xi + 524pp. Frontis portrait with tissue guard + three other fold out illustrations as called for and 2 other fold out maps as listed. Detailed biography of Don Crisobal Colon whom against his wish the world chose to call Christopher Columbus. Who was this enigmatic figure, who at the close of the fifteenth century discovered the New World? VG/Good (Book- Ink gift insc. to half title page. Dust Jacket - Spine tanned with a few liquid splash marks and chips to head and tail of spine ... View more info

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GALLOPER JACK A GRANDSON'S SEARCH FOR A FORGOTTEN HERO

By: SCOTT, BROUGH

Price: £40.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11425

ISBN: 0333989384

Condition: VG


Green boards with gilt titles to spine. xviii + 394pp.41 plates +6 other maps and illustrations, Biography of Jack Seely, formidable soldier, brave politician and misunderstood statesman written by his Grandson the Ex Jockey, Racing Pundit and Sports writer Brough Scott. VG/VG (Book- Light shelf soiling/wear to boards. Light discolouration patch to ffep typical of removed sticker 80x30mm approx. (Not obtrusive but worthy of mention) Dust Jacket Price clipped and with a little rubbing to head of spine. Now in a proprietary protective wrapper. No other notable defects to book or jacket). Please ... View more info

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DOROTHY WORDSWORTH A Biography [ Poet Wordsworth's Sister & a Most Permanent Influence ]

By: SELINCOURT , Ernest de ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: OXFORD, Claredon Press: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122920

Condition: VG


VG H/b.1st.Preface followed by The Early Years[ 1771 -1778] , Forncett , Halifax and the North ; to the end chapter Posthumous life [ 1835 - 1855] Preface & Appendixes;-.Abridged Table showing Connections between Families of Monkhouse, Hutchinson, Cookson & Wordsworth / Tour in Scotland / Letter extracts.Index & Fold-out Westmorland Map to back.illus.b/w as expected. 428pp.225x150mm.[ Navy cloth Gilt titles & motif to spine base.No inscsp, sound binding , vg throughout, paper tanned foredge & margin edges ] several tiny dot spots/ light marks to covers, shelf rub/ wear top/tail spine.Please se... View more info

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MOULSECOOMB MEMORIES

By: SHEILA WINTER

Price: £5.00

Publisher: BRIGHTON, QUEENSPARK BOOKS: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121400

ISBN: 0904733602

Condition: Near Fine


Laminated Card covers, Paperback 205 x 145 mm approx. 56pp. Illustrated with a double page map and numerous b/w photos. No 31 in the Queenspark series of books in which local history and the lives of local residents are recorded. This recalls the hardships and deprivations of the second world war and of the community that developed. Near Fine (Booklet- no previous owner name or insc. No notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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PARSON'S PITCH

By: SHEPPARD, DAVID

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1299

Condition: VG+


1st edition 1st Printing. Black Cloth+ gilt lettering .253pp. illustrated 20 b/w photo.plates.David Sheppard's Autobiography ,written honestly of the Ducks as well as the Hundreds in his life , his cricketing career, but there are no sermons at the back ! VG+/VG[ Book has ink insc. on pasted down fep but is otherwise very clean and free from bumps etc. Dust Jacket is price clipped and has a few small marks to back and is slightly rubbed at extremites but no tears or loss of colour. Generally a very clean copy - rear a wee bit grubby as once white. PLS see our image View more info

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THE LIFE OF GRAHAM GREENE Vol 1 1904 - 1939

By: SHERRY , Norman , Dr. [ Distinguished Professor of Literature] ,GREENE , Graham

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119014

ISBN: 0224026542

Condition: VG+


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG+/VG+ , 1st edition , 283pps.Larger thick format. Biography Vol One of this renouned author by Dr N Sherry a Distinguished Professor of Literature specialising in writers - he has travelled far researching this writer - resulting id sight loss for 6 months / fever / gangrene from Hiati / Argentna / Paraquay etc.Profusely illustrated with 3 pages Listing B/w photographic plates ,Preface,Our man in Antibes. 42 chpts set in 8 parts ; childhood / Oxford / Catholic teachings / Conversion /London / Battlefield / Liberia / Mexico.Notes , Acks; ( black boards+ gilt titles,no prev... View more info

ARTHUR BERRIEDALE KEITH 1879 - 1944 THE CHIEF ORNAMENT OF SCOTTISH LEARNING

By: SHINN , RIDGEWAY F [Juinor] Professor

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Scotland, ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6996

ISBN: 0080377378

Condition: Fine


H/b+ Dust Jacket FINE/ VG.1st ed.c classic.386pp.Appendix , biblio , 3 parts; Professor RF Shinn Junior combines Biography with Narrative -analysis of the Achievements & Failures of a man in whose life was reflected many of the significant features of the Scottish both Empire & Commonwealth. AB Keith became a World leading authority / outstanding scholar / many languages / lawyer .illustrated 14 b/w plates [book as new , no inscp. blue cloth+ gilt titles] D/j not clipped , fsde to spine+ top margins, not effecting titles , scuff to top/rear corner & closed tear line approx 15mm] View more info

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THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD An Autobiography

By: SHIPTON , Eric , Renouned Climber & Mountaineer

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119140

Condition: VG


H/b Dust Jacket[by Biro] VG/G, 1st ed.286pp. Autobiography of renouned climber/mountaineer/ explorer Eric Shipton.[ 1951 Everest Expedition / East Africa / Himalayan / Karakoram/ Kashgar/ Kunming/ Nepal /Patagonia / / Tierra del Fuego / etc].Maps to end papers show Central & S'E'Asia and Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego.illustrated 8 Maps & 27 b/w plates & in line by Biro [ Jacket also by Biro] bright green cloth+ gilt titles, tight binding, ink inscsp.top 1/2 title page.fox tan to end paper & top/side foredge only med-heavy but not inside - all pages clean.[ illus.D/j price clipped, light tan to ... View more info

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HARLEY- DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES Everything You Need to Know

By: STERMER , Bill , a Biker & Mechanic

Price: £19.95

Publisher: USA, MOTORBOOKS: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121409

ISBN: 0760328102

Condition: VG+


Large P/b.Colour illustrated all pages.160pp.Choosing the right one / riding tips / maintenance / performance .A Comprehensive book with invaluable information.- your gear - your trip etc. Harley's have an effect - you mount like Woody Allen - you get off like Clint Eastwood. Author B Stermer, Biker & Mechanic. [ internal Fine, no inscsp] laminated covers minor rub/loss nicks- & top front.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info