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A DAY WITH BROWNING

By: -----

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER & STOUGHTON:

Seller ID: 5900

Condition: Very Good


Pastel Green paper covered boards with green cloth quarter binding, laid on colour portrait painting of Robert Browning to front board and gilt ltitle. Undated ( circa 1920's) and unpaginated. Green dec. endpapers. Frontis colour plate by W.J.Neatby and 4 full colour plates by Russell Flint. to accompany uncredited text about the life of Browning with extracts of his works. In the Hodder "Days With The Poets" Series. VG/G (book- no previous owner name or insc. Light to Moderate foxing throughout - not affecting plates. Boards clean with a little shelf wear to top and bottom edges. The ... View more info

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CHRISTOPH MARTIN WIELAND 1733 to 1813 A Literary Biography

By: ABBE, Derek Maurice van , MA PhD

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co.Ltd: 1961

Edition: Ist Edition

Seller ID: 4679

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG D/j. 190x126mm.1st ed.1st print.192pp. Dr. D M van Abbe , MA PhD [sometime scholar King's College, Cambridge. Depmt. Head of German, University Adelaide.] He has spent 7 years studying all aspects of Wieland's works. Frontispiece - Portrait Wieland by Graff. During his lifetime Wieland was a household word amongst the German reading public:.& the most popular of the poets.[ blue boards gilt titles, book Fine - slim neat Cambridge booksellers plate to bottom inner fep, no inscsps] Paper Dust Jacket not price clipped, 18/-, sunned spine and rear margins. Please see our images of ... View more info

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HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole

By: ABRAMSON , Howard S ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, Paragon House: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7271

ISBN: 1557783225

Condition: VG


H/b D/j VG/Gd.1st ed.1st print.10987654321.251pp.illustrated 23 photo-plates & 2 Route Maps." .Accurately & poignantly captures the life of Dr Frederick A Cook who is the rightful discoverer of the North Pole " - Warren B Cook , Sr. A riveting & meticulous researched work. Set in 3 parts.23 chpts , Foreword, Intro;acks,Epilogue, Notes, select Biblio; [ internally Fine, no inscsp, tight binding] covers starting to fox-tan] Dust Jacket not price clipped, $21.95.[1991].light handling soil, covers also starting to fox cream.a powder discolouring to the green band.light edgewear. Please see... 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: £12.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11673

ISBN: 1856197212

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG+ D/j.Discovering the Roots of the English Cultural Society..P Ackroyd holder of numerous Awards [ Factual / historic fiction / poetry / criticism biographies [.such as TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a Biography ] 4 pages List illustraions.53 chpts.Thick format 516pp.Chronology , Biblio; illus. end papers.Colour & b/w illus .as expected [ maroon cloth gilt titles, No inscsp. book as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped , £25 , light wrinkling top/tail spine, no other defect. NB Oversea orders only will incur extra postage. Please see our image of the actua... 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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LONDON The Biography

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

Price: £14.00

Publisher: LONDON, VINTAGE: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11589

ISBN: 0099422581

Condition: VG+


Larger format chunky Epic P/b VG+. 822pp.no inscsp, pages clean throughout.not clipped.Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc.Profusely illustrated 36 b/w plates+32 in colour & line illust throughout text.79 chpts , chronology , Maps , ackns;,Essay on sources [ History / Social history ] tight binding, clean copy, no inscsp. several light crease lines to spine. 1st ed thus- Vintage p/b 2001. PLS see our image View more info

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THE LIFE OF LORD FISHER OF KILVERSTONE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, OM GCB GCVO LLD ( Two vols complete)

By: ADMIRAL SIR R.H.BACON , KCB KCVO DSO.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, HODDER AND STOUGHTON: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122609

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and dreadnaught crest to upper panels.250 x 160 mm approx. Vol I xxviii + 312pp Frontis + 22 other plates. Vol II viii + 328pp. Frontis + 14 other plates all as called for. First Edition 1st Printing of this biography of a most remarkable servant of the country who effected complete reorganization and rebuilding of the British Navy. VG no d/j's (Books - Light shelf wear and soiling. Previous owner name in ink to front free end paper of vol I and Book plates of subsequent owner (same family) to front paste downs of both vols-Sir John Barnes late Brit... View more info

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RANJI PRINCE OF CRICKETERS

By: ALAN ROSS

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121515

ISBN: 0002170752

Condition: Very Good


Green Boards with gilt titles to spine, 235 x 155 mm approx. 256 pp. 28 b/w photo. plates as called for. Biography of the England /Sussex Cricketer 1872-1933. VG/VG (Book- Previous owner or cricketing association signature ? and date 25-12-83 in ink to title page- see our image. Related newspaper cutting loosely laid in.No notable defects. Dust Jacket- 20mm tear to top of rear flap fold and a little rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped and no other notable defects. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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IMMEDIATE ACTION

By: ANDY McNAB , DCM MM.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, Bantam Press / Transworld Publishers Ltd: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123758

ISBN: 0593037820

Condition: Near Fine


Black Boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. [vi] + 390 pp. 36 photos on 16 glossy paper plates. First Edition 1st printing of the author's 2nd book following the success of "Bravo Two Zero". Immediate Action is a no-holds-barred account of an extraordinary life, from the day McNab was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital to the day he went to fight in the Gulf War. As a delinquent youth he kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets and fields of South Armagh. As a member of 22 SAS Regiment he was at the cent... View more info

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GLOVES , GLORY AND GOD , An Autobiography [ Boxing ]

By: ARMSTRONG , Henry , A Boxer

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, The Sportsmans Book Club: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122423

Condition: VG+


Small VG+ H/b in G+ D/j.1960.1st ed.thus.Sportsmans ed.illustrated 8 b/w photographic plates.Henry Armstrong [ 1912 - 1988 ] was the only Professional Boxer to hold World Championship Titles on 3 weight divisions simultaneously.[ King Cotton / v. Roderick / Henry & Harry / Lou Ambers / Baby Arizmendi / Cerfino Garcia] blinded in the fight with the Croatian boxer Zivic.[ maroon boards gilt titles, No inscsp.tight binding, paper fox tanned ] Dust Jacket not clipped.light marks to rear, small edge wear col/rub/loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image... View more info

CAPTAIN OF THE QUEEN PASSENGER LINER

By: ARNOTT,CAPTAIN ROBERT HARRY

Price: £4.50

Publisher: LONDON,NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY,FIRST EDITION 1982:

Seller ID: 3362


1st ed. 220x140mm approx,blue boards with gilt lettering,cocked,332 pages, ,with dustjacket-Ex Library copy - nos. to spine,missing ffep[blank front page],cellotape strip[80mm]to rear fep,neat stamp and clipped top/r corner to 1/2 title page.,-with 43 photographic illustrations,this is the biography of the most famous sea captain.master of the largest and most luxourios passenger liner.Queen Elizabeth 11."captain Bob went to sea at the tender age of 17yrs with the Blue Funnel Line.,a read only copy. View more info

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THE STORY OF THEODOR HERZL A Biography for Young People , Famous Jews Series

By: ARTHUR SAUL SUPER

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, VALLENTINE MITCHELL: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123995

Condition: Very Good


Blue Rexine Book Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 190 x 130 mm approx. 160 pp Line Drawing Portrait frontis. Undated copyright 1960. Born in Hungary in 1860 Herzl as a newspaper correspondent attended the trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in 1894 and shocked by the injustice and general persecution of Jews in Europe was moved to write a book urging the formation of a Jewish State. He organised the first Zionist Congress in 1897 and although he died in 1904 is generally credited with the subsequent movement for the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. A book in the publisher's ... View more info

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MONROE, MARILYN PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM THE FILES OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL BETTMANN

By: BAKER,ROGER

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, Grange Books: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3499

ISBN: 1856274691

Condition: Fine


1st edition thus- Grange publishers.White laminated photo illus boards+ matching Dust Jacket.Illustrated 150 b/w plates.Roger Baker Film Reviewer & Author,176pp. book fine no inscsp.; D/j not clipped, small closed tear 4mm to f/r/corner o/w fine.B iography tells Marilyn Monroe 's story without sensationalism,gossip or rumour[ Norma Jeane / N J Dougherty / Marilyn Monroe / Dimaggio / MIller ] Hollywood Star Model.Fine/vg.unfortunately extra postage will be required for overses orders due to weight of this book. PLS See our image View more info

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COMFORTLESS MEMORY

By: BARING , Maurice ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM HEINEMANN: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120921

Condition: Good


H/b.1st ed.Comfortless Memory by Maurice Baring being part-fiction-part biography - in a letter with his will , found after his death , he said it was truth. He was referring to the essence of the story. Fiction Novel Faction.[ No insscp. tight biinding, browning tan to 1st/last few pages plus some page margins] outer cover mild handling, very slight spine lean. Read only copy. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

THE BRONTES

By: BARKER , Juliet , Doctorate Medeavil Hiastory , Former Curator & Librarian of Bronte Parsonage Museum

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124446

ISBN: 0297812904

Condition: Very Good


Larger VG H/b in VG D/j.1st.The first book to strip away a century of legend, revealing the truth about the Brontes and their extraordinary lives.A spectacular achievement, a vivid picture of 19th.c.Yorkshire by this Yorkshire born author who lived within a few miles of Hawthorn House all her life.Eleven years research is behind this work. She is the author of many books about the Brontes; & a regular Radio / Television contributor .Listed b/w illustrated.2 Maps - Hawthorn & Vicinty. Intro;, Foreword.Akns; Notes, Ancillary Source Info; Characters & Places in the Juvenilia.index. Thick format... View more info

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TEDDY BALDOCK The Pride of the Popular [ An East End Boxer Biography ]

By: BELTON, Brian , Sporting Historian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, PENNANT Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11001

ISBN: 1906015155

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.FINE D/j.1st.Aged just 19 this East End boxer defeated American Archie Bell for the World Bantamweight Title - & entered into legend. llustrated 52 b/w photographic plates. Powerful glory & tears - from National hero to fallen star. Forward by Duke Mckenzie,267pp. 240X160mm [ black cloth+white titles , No inscsp, as new] Dust jacket not price clipped. as new. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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ISLAM Empire of Faith

By: BLOOM , JONATHAN , Professor , BLAIR , SHEILA , Professor

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, BBC Worldwide Ltd: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8704

ISBN: 0563534524

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Near Fine D/j.1st UK ed. Both authors are University Professors of Islamic & Asian Art. Exploring the First Millenium of the Islamic Culture, this overview shatters stereotypes & enlightens. [ Ancient times / Koran , poetry , biography / literature / 9th century travel guide / 13th c. recipe / science / medicine / art ]illus Map & Colour & B/w plates.270pp.235x160mm.[ black cloth gilt titles, no inscsp. book as new ] Dust Jacket no notable defect. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

SHELLEY A Life Story

By: BLUNDEN , EDMUND

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Seller ID: 10574

ISBN: 0582329140

Condition: Good


Hard Back , Dust Jacket , 1946, Good/Poor. E Blunden " some earlier biographies of Shelley's era have caused many to wish he would undertake that of Shelley himself. This he has now done with his fullest judgement and skill "[ Keats / Lamb etc ] He never assumes his reader to literary students nor his subject to have been simply a literary figure. 26chpts. [ book good in that it is a sound copy , clean throughout , paper evenly fox creamed , no inscsp/annotion ] D/j not price clipped , 12/6 , heavy fade to spine & front margins , rear grubby from handling - lighter to front. 12mm close... View more info

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THE EVANS OF THE BROKE Story , One Britains'Greatest Sailors & WW1 Hero

By: BOND , GEOFFREY

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, ARCO Publications: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5786

Condition: VG


Small H/b Dust Jacket VG/VG.1st ed.174pp. "Teddy" Evans was One Britains'Greatest Sailors & WW1 Hero ; - of mixed Irish & Welsh blood - rebellious nature -expelled from school, he Excelled in the Navy which he loved.[ He accompanied Captain Scott on his fatal polar expedition] inl WW 1 , his ship rammed the German G . 42 & he earned the nickname Evans of the Broke.[ Maritime History ]- . the main area of the book his polar expeditions . VG/VG (Book - No notable shelf wear or soiling, Paper of book block tanned, No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- Mild general shelf wear and so... View more info

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SOUTH EASTERN SAIL from the MEDWAY to the THE SOLENT 1840-1940

By: BOUQUET, Michael ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles [Publishers] Ltd: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119966

ISBN: 071536992x

Condition: VG


Laminated P/b.112pp."A Scholary collection of illustrations & commentary is a little treasure"./ "Interesting & thorough - first rate"Nautical Magazine. Illustrated with over 100 pictures being b/w photos, reproductions of paintings and documents. Includes the Kentish Ports, Hastings Traders, Newhaven and Lewes Sailing ships including the Bull Line, Shoreham Deepwater traders and a short biography of John Michell, Master of the schooner Bertha of Arundel who hailed from a large family from Rudgewick Sussex.[ very slight corner col.dot rub/losses , spine & edges starting to fox ... View more info