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

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 S... 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 ... 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 extremitie... View more info

MARIE STOPES AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION

By: ROSE , JUNE

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER AND FABER: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2594

Condition: VG


Dust Jacket , 1st edition , green boards with gilt lettering, , minor colour loss edging corners , not price clipped, 272 pgs, J Rose author of biographies [The Perfect Gentleman / Elizabeth Fry ] illustrated 19 photographic plates [courtesy mainly of Harry Stopes-Roe ],notes /chronology/ bibliography. In 1918 Marie Stopes wrote a book about the plain facts of marriage ,Married Love was an immediate sucess, selling over 1 million copies ,translated into 13 languages. she... 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... 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 ... 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 l... 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, ... 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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THE WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY with His Life (TWO VOLUME SET)

By: SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE; SHELLEY MARY AND OTHERS

Price: £325.00

Publisher: LONDON, JOHN ASCHAM: 1834

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118648

Condition: Good


Original quarter leather bindings with blue title slips lettered in gold with brown paper covered boards, 170x110mm 2 vol set. Printed and published by John Aschem of Holborn London and sold by James Pattie Bloomsbury and all Booksellers in town and country 1834, each work or collection has it's own title page also dated 1834, with notes, prefaces and short biography the latter anonymous.Some reference to Medwin's Life of Shelley 1832 . Frontis steel engraved portrait of... 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... 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... View more info

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HOLD YER HOSSES ! THE ELEPHANTS ARE COMING By the Last of BARNUM'S CLOWNS

By: SHERWOOD , " UNCLE BOB "

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York USA, The MACMILLAN COMPANY: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7168

Condition: VG


UNCOMMON 1st ed.1932.1st print. Frontis - Costume pose of Bob sherwood the Clown using identical make- up from his act in 1878.illustrated b/w plates & 15 inline; plus a Circus Layout Plan. [ circus performances before the Barnham circus era / Petie / strange people & others / lion den / livestock / the social kinship of yesteryear.[Autobiography / Entertainment - the Circus] H/b Thick format 361pp.very mild handling, small dab white paint to spine. eggsahell-col-cloth c... 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... 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... View more info

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CHURCHILL A LIFE (Two Vol set complete in Slip Case)

By: SIR MARTIN GILBERT , CBE FRSL , Honour Fellow & Historian & Churchill Authority

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE FOLIO SOCIETY: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition Thus,

Seller ID: 123510

Condition: As New


Black cloth boards with Blue Rexine book cloth quarter binding, Gilt titles. Two Vol set in slip case. 240 x 175 mm approx. Vol I xxvi + 568pp Vol II x + 569 to 1198pp. 142 b/w photo. illustrations & 31 line maps all as called for. First published as a single volume in 1991 by Heinemann the text of this the first Folio Edition 2004 follows that of the First Edition save for a few minor emendations by the author. As New / Slip Case near fine. Book- no previous owner name... View more info

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LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

By: SIR WALTER SCOTT

Price: £150.00

Publisher: EDINBURGH, A & C BLACK: 1855

Seller ID: 120201

Condition: Very Good


Half Leather Calf with five raised bands, blind dec. compartments, gilt line tooling, red morocco title label with gilt titles, Marbled paper sides. Plain slate blue end papers, applied two colour head and tailbands. (All contemporaneous with binder's paper label to top front paste down) xvi +868pp. Text of substantive work printed in two columns. Frontis Portrait of Napoleon by Steuben and illustrated title page by Turner from the earlier edition "Life of Napoleon B... 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

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VAILIMA LETTERS Being Correspondence Addressed by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON to Sidney Colvin November 1890 - October 1894

By: STEVENSON , Robert Louis

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, METHUEN & Co.Ltd: 1912

Seller ID: 3455

Condition: VG


11th ed.1912.Suede LEATHER.281pp.Poet & Author , R L Stevenson 's Vailima letters; being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin, who held the poet as one of his closest friends: November 1890 to October 1894.[ marbled end papers , small neat ink inscp.,light fox spot fox tan to some edges 30x5mm side fray away to soft front margin edge, bright Gilt to top foredge.bright Gilt titles to spine & front.front thistle illus.with blue/green colour. View more info