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QUAKER WAYS An attempt to explain Quaker beliefs and practices and to illustrate them by the lives and activites of Friends of former days.

By: A.RUTH FRY

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121676

Condition: Good


SIGNED Copy.Olive Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine.220 x 150 mm approx.[vi] + 280pp. First Edition 1st printing of this eminently readable work on the christian beliefs and social responsibilities held by Quakers together with brief details of notable Quakers in various fields of life and endeavor written by a prominent Quaker who did much relief work and campaigning. The copy offered by us is inscribed and signed by her in ink to the front free end paper. Good (Book Spine sunned and with moderate shelf wear to cloth at extremities. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actu... View more info

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A COUNTRY PARISH Great Budworth in the County of Chester ( New Naturalist No 9 SIGNED by Author)

By: A.W.BOYD M.A.MC., Naturalist & Ornithologist

Price: £150.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS / N/N: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 124388

Condition: Very Good


Green Buckram Cloth Boards with gilt titles and NN monograph to spine. 220 x 155 mm approx. xvi + 278 pp.+ 2 of publisher's adverts.34 colour and 48 b/w photos + 9 text figs as called for. First Edition 1st printing of No 9 in the New Naturalist Series by Collins signed by the author in blue ink to reverse of the half title page. Arnold Boyd was an Ornithologist and Naturalist who lived in the parish of Antrobus, part of the old parish of Great Budworth, Cheshire and a long-time contributor to The Guardian 's "Country Diary" column. He is probably best known now for his revised new ed... View more info

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POEMS OF LAKELAND An Anthology

By: ABRAHAM, MRS ASHLEY P. (LUCY B.ABRAHAM)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: LONDON, FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Compiler to title pa

Seller ID: 119618

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy .LEATHER.Full Morocco Green Goatskin Boards with Gilt titles to spine and front board. 190x135mm approx. Sewn Headbands, green silk marker, top edge gilt, Marble Printed end papers, xii + 180pp. Frontispiece in colour and 12 Full page sepia photographic illustrations. Forward by Hugh Walpole. Preface by the compiler using her own name rather than as wife of one of the famous climbing/photographers - Known as the "Keswick Brothers" Ashley P.Abraham.Very Good (Book- Light shelf wear to boards and rear blank and rear end paper have minor loss at bottom corner due probably to i... View more info

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ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO and WINDUS: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 120916

ISBN: 1856197212

Condition: Fine


SIGNED.Larger H/b+D/j.both FINE, book as new. Epic. 516pps.Colour & b/w illustrated.Peter Ackroyd Award Winning [ many awards] author of historic fiction, poetry, criticism, biographies. - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a biography , Thames etc] 4pages Lists illustrations.53 chpts , chronology , biblio; ackns;, History/Social history. [ maroon cloth Gilt titles No inscsp Fine - Loosely laid-in Posted Envelope addressed by Peter Ackroyd containing a Petr Ackroyd Card Signed in name only & in protective plastic cover.] Dust Jacket not price clipped, Fine. now in clear easily R... View more info

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MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS

By: AGNES WESTON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, JAMES NISBET: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121200

Condition: Good


SIGNED Copy.Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. 205 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 330 + 4pp of publisher's adverts. Frontis b/w photo portrait with tissue guard + 16 other b/w illustrations as called for. Autobiography of English philanthropist "Aggie Weston" or Ma Weston who founded sailors missions and rests to support the men and families of the Royal Navy.Her work continues through the charity "Aggies".First published in October 1909 the copy offered by us is of the 4th impression of 1910 and is inscribed and signed by the author to the front free end pape... View more info

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WRITING HOME ( Author Signed)

By: ALAN BENNETT

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER AND FABER: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123343

ISBN: 0571191541

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Card Covers (Mass Market Paperback) 175 x 110 mm approx. xviii + 634 pp + 4 of publisher's adverts. 51 b/w photo. illustrations on glossy paper + one line illustration by David Gentleman as listed. First printing 1997 of the "New Edition" with additional material. The book brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews. This edition also includes Bennett's introduction to his screenplay The Madness of King George + more recent diaries. The copy offered by us is signed by Alan Bennett in ink to the title page with no other name or insc. VG ( Moderate bump to head of spin... View more info

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SALMON AND SEA TROUT FISHING

By: ALAN WRANGLES , Experienced International Angler etc[ ED ], CHANDLER , John , FZS Scientific Fellow etc , HARTLEY , W G , BSc MIBiol, DipRMS FZS , BARK , Conrad Ross , Jounalist/Broadcaster

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, DAVIS-POYNTER: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 119665

ISBN: 0706702298

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Bottle Green boards with gilt titles to spine, 220x145mm approx. 179pp. The melding of hard scientific fact and opinion formed over many years of practical angling experience which forms a volume linking the past with the present and a lead into the future. Edited by Alan Wrangles, established angling writer and experienced international angler. Contributors John Chandler; Fellow of the Zoological Society; Gilbert Hartley, former Inspector of Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries and Conrad Voss Bark well known journalist and broadcaster with over 40 years fly fishing experience. The cop... View more info

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INFINITELY YOURS Miniature Book

By: ALLA T. FORD

Price: £20.00

Publisher: HONG KONG, OPIUM BOOKS: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123511

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Red Cloth Boards with gilt titles and blocked illustration of hands in prayer to front board. 60 x 50 mm approx.24pp. portrait frontis. A Miniature book of devotional text printed in red ink on blue paper stock in a limited edition of 1,000 copies signed by the author. The copy offered by us is no 64. Alla Tchikoff Ford 1910-1994 was born in the Ukraine, the daughter of a Czarist general, and was educated at the Sorbonne. She was one of the original 16 members of The International Wizard of Oz Club in 1957. She helped to establish science-fiction and children's-book collections a... View more info

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LIVERPOOL LAMPLIGHT

By: ANDREWS , Lyn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Headline Book Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 118169

ISBN: 0747215685

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Near Fine H/b in VG+ D/J. 240x160mm approx.320pp. First edition 1st printing of Andrews' book set in war torn Liverpool. Signed by her "with best wishes Lyn Andrews" , small & neat,to title page[ see image].The author was born, & lived in, Liverpool.A gem for ardent admirers/collectors of her books.(red cloth gilt titles, pages of book block a little tanned as so often the case with this imprint & a few marks to top edge. No other notable defects, no other name or inscp ] Dust Jacket not price clipped- a little shelf soiling, all else fine. Now in a removable clear propriet... View more info

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FALLEN LEAVES OF WEALDEN HISTORY

By: ANN OLLEY, GORDON & BETTY BATCHELOR

Price: £7.00

Publisher: KILNDOWN, Privately Published: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 122009

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Illustrated Paperback, 210 x 145 mm approx. 98pp (unpaginated) Produced and sold to raise funds for the restoration of the organ at Kilndown Church this is an interesting Wealden historical miscellany reproduced from hand written, typed and illustrated notes. Articles include Hops, Brewing, The Iron Industry, The Hawkhurst Line, Charcoal Burning, Smuggling, cottage industries etc etc. The copy offered by us is Signed by All Three Authors to the foot of page One. VG (Booklet- A little light rubbing to covers but no notable defects. Please see our images of the actual item offered fo... View more info

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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles

By: ANNE RICE

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121485

ISBN: 0701138874

Condition: Near Fine


Grey Cloth quarter binding with silver titles to spine, grey paper boards with embossed shield and author's initials. (vi) + 430pp. First Edition 1st printing of the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles series - as rich, as violent, as sensual, as the three runaway best-sellers that preceded it. The copy offered by us is inscribed "for Elizabeth" in ink and Signed by the author on the half title page. Fine/VG (Book- Near Fine. No other previous owner name or insc. No notable defects. Dust Jacket - a little rubbed at extremities but no nicks tears or other defects. Non price clipped. N... View more info

Image for MATO GROSSO LAST VIRGIN LAND, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MATO GROSSO BASED ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY EXPEDITION TO CENTRAL BRAZIL 1967-9 ( SIGNED COPY )

MATO GROSSO LAST VIRGIN LAND, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MATO GROSSO BASED ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY EXPEDITION TO CENTRAL BRAZIL 1967-9 ( SIGNED COPY )

By: ANTHONY SMITH , Zoologist & Scientific Fellow

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, MICHAEL JOSEPH: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123846

ISBN: 0718107349

Condition: Very Good


Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 255 x 210 mm approx. 288 pp.Illustrated with over 20 photographs most of which in colour the book is based on the investigation commissioned by the Royal Society/Royal Geographical Society into the flora, fauna, climate, soils, rocks and human inhabitants of central Brazil undertaken from 1967 to 1969. The author, a trained Zoologist and Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and of the Royal Geographical Society was on the expedition and the copy offered by us is signed by him on a compliments slip from the Royal Society and The Roy... View more info

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ANTON EDELMANN CREATIVE CUISINE CHEF'S SECRETS FROM THE SAVOY

By: ANTON EDELMANN , Maitre Chef des Cuisines & Director of The Savoy, London , & Award Winning Chef. NORMA MACMILLAN

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, PAVILION BOOKS: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123771

ISBN: 1857930592

Condition: Fine


SIGNED Copy. Red Boards with gilt titles to spine, 260 x 225 mm approx. 192 pp. Numerous unspecified full colour photos. Forward by Len Deighton. Commencing with the building blocks on which recipes are based namely stocks sauces and pastries the book explores hi progressive and enterprising repertoire of dishes and reveals the secrets of his highly individual art. The First Edition 1st printing copy offered by us has the additional attribute of being inscribed in ink on the half title page "To the best cook!" and signed Anton Edelmann with no other name. Fine / Near Fine (Book- no pr... View more info

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THE INDOOR BOY

By: ANTONY SHER

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 119949

ISBN: 0701136871

Condition: Fine


Black boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 165 mm approx. 277 nos. pp. "Fast furious and richly comic" Novel by Actor Antony Sher, signed by him in blue ink to title page with no other name or inscription. Fine /Fine (Book- No other name or insc. Dust Jacket - non price clipped . No notable defects to book or jacket. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE FOURTH ESTATE

By: ARCHER , JEFFREY , Life Peer & Author

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HARPER COLLINS: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 123520

ISBN: 0002253186

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy.Black boards with white titles to spine, 240x160mm approx.550pp 1st Edition 1st Imp. Signed by author in blue ink tip to title page with no other inscpr. or name. VG/VG (Book- no previous owner name or insc. med fox browning to pages , tight binding, ] Dust Jacket Not price clipped.10mm line-tear-nick top spine area front. 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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OUR LEWES

By: ARSCOTT , David , Researched in Lewes with Microphone & Camera

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud,Gloucester, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123352

ISBN: 0750936649

Condition: VG+


SIGNED Copy.VG+ P/b.1st.Lewes, the South Downs, Sussex.THe author hexplored the town & recorded the thoughts & experiences of the Lewes follk from all walks of life; and covering a wealth of different trades & industries.From central High Street to the fringes of the town. A vivid celebration of today's community.Profusely illustrated B/w photo-plates.[ mild top edge corner crease continuing top edge following 2 pages, fine throughout, Signed, in name only, by the author.No other inscsp. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BIBLE HANDBOOK FOR TEACHERS OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION

By: ARTHUR B. ALLEN (The Rev.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, BARRIE AND ROCKLIFF: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 122186

Condition: Near Fine


Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine, 190 x 125 mm approx. 112pp. Written by a prolific author of practical, educational religious and historical books and drawing on his many years experience as an instructor and teacher. He was vicar of Selsley, Stroud, Glos. at the time of publication of this particular volume and the copy offered by us is inscribed and signed by him in ink to the front free end paper. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- Offset browning to end papers and mild foxing to edges of book block. Dust Jacket - minor rubbing to extremities with 2mm approx nick to top rear corner. No other ... View more info

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A SINISTER TWILIGHT The Fall of SINGAPORE 1942 , Factual

By: BARBER , Noel , Author & Journalist

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Boston , USA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120319

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy.VG/Gd.1st ed.1st printing.On Dec.8th 1941, the same morning ,by Far Eastern time, that the Japanese bombed pearl Harbour; anther target was struck for the first time, Singapore; The capital of the Malay Federation.Here is the story of the men and women who endured both the japanese air attacks and the seige.Maps to end papers. Inscribed & signed by the author / journalist; no other inscsps.tight binding] black/red/off-white Dust Jacket not price clipped, fox tanned paper, light edgewear, light markings but no tears, 99%.now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Pl... View more info

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GRAFT , TALES of an ACTOR

By: BERKOFF , Steven , Theatre Director, Playwright , Actor & Pioneer

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, OBERON: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 5861

ISBN: 1840020407

Condition: Fine


SIGNED COPY. FINE H/b in NrFINE D/j.1st ed.1st print.The author's personal tales of an actor spoken with a bracing honesty of all round Experience of Theatre life - a pioneer - with views both caustic and invigorating [ later also appeared in films ] " to be read by anyone interested in the theatre and in the work of actors." Paul Scofield [ the soul of the actor / acute / painful / funny /terrors of stupidity / and hilarity ] by one dynamic & unforgettable character. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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STARS IN BATTLEDRESS A Light-Hearted Look at Service Entertainment in the Second World War

By: BILL PERTWEE

Price: £55.00

Publisher: SEVENOAKS, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed Copy

Seller ID: 119857

ISBN: 034054662x

Condition: Near Fine


Numerous Signatures.Black Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160mm approx. 222pp. Stories of the famous show biz stars who entertained the forces during WWII in various theatres of war. The book also includes the post-war Combined Service Entertainment. The copy we offer for sale is not only inscribed "Best Wishes" and signed by Bill Pertwee (of Dad's Army fame) on the title page in blue ink with no other name but is also signed by some of the entertainers including Russ Conway, Stan Hall, Sella Moray and Jimmy Howe (Major James H. Howe) the later with fellow POW's established a b... View more info