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SOUTH SEA YARNS, BASIL THOMSON
21 BASIL THOMSON SOUTH SEA YARNS
EDINBURGH WILLIAM BLACKWOOD 1894 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original Beige cloth bevelled boards with gilt titles to spine and brown blocked illustration and titles to front panel. 195 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 326pp + 32 page publisher's catalogue. Frontis with guard + 9 other illustrations as called for. Folk and other tales told on the Island of Fiji in the nineteenth century. Good (Book- shelf wear to cloth, Front free end paper- clipped to top corner and ink gift inscr. dated April 1894 and note of gift by the recipient to subsequent owner on reverse dated 1913. A few pages unopened and fore edges of some pages ragged where carelessly opened.Light foxing to front and rear blanks and edges of book block. Binding sound with no cracks to end papers). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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ALDOUS HUXLEY A Biography 2 VOLUMES .Volume One 1894-1939 , Volume Two 1939-1963 [ 2 Vols Volume 1 & Volume 2 ], BEDFORD , Sybille , Distinguished Writer, Biographer & Friend of some 30 Years
22 BEDFORD , Sybille , Distinguished Writer, Biographer & Friend of some 30 Years ALDOUS HUXLEY A Biography 2 VOLUMES .Volume One 1894-1939 , Volume Two 1939-1963 [ 2 Vols Volume 1 & Volume 2 ]
London CHATTO & WINDUS Ltd/ William Collins Sons & Co.Ltd / Published Jountly 1973 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Very Good Book 240X160 Mm approx. 
2 FINE H/b.2 VG D/j's.Both 1st ed.Biographer S Bedford " as a girl she lived for long periods in his household - details of his life, gossip, picnics, jokes, money, work , the endless house moves, all familiar to her first-hand.His friends were often her friends. His immense reading helped to form her mind - like him her great distinction as a writer extends.." The renowned Aldous Huxley translated & studied worldwide.- one of the most outstanding English men of letters of his time.[ blue cloth & gilt titles , no inscsp., both books Fine throughout but minor fox tan starting to top foredge.] Dust jackets No fade to the Blue & Red covers, both price clipped. light handling wear.Vol 1. 3 small closed tear-lines 10mm,10mm & 20mm.[ common as publisher covers thin paper] Vol.2. light crease lines. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 29.00 GBP
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MED KAMERA OCH SKRIVBLOCK PA HAVSBOTTNEN [ Swedish Text ], BEEBE, William , Strovtag Kring Haiti Transaltor
23 BEEBE, William , Strovtag Kring Haiti Transaltor MED KAMERA OCH SKRIVBLOCK PA HAVSBOTTNEN [ Swedish Text ]
Sweden Bokforlaget Natur Och Kultur 1928 Hard Back VG Book 230X160mm Approx. 
H/b Half LEATHER binding.Famous Classic.Swedish Text.Dark Red Marbled paper cover.187pp. Haiti Map. illus. 54x b/w photographic plates. translation of William Beebe's famous underwater exploration first published under the title " Beneath Tropic Seas." [ Divers /Diving ] A sound clean and attractive copy. 230x160mm approx. [ Swedish Text] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.[ camera flash has lightened red] 
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EVENING CLASS, BINCHY , Mauve ,
24 BINCHY , Mauve , EVENING CLASS
London ORION 1996 0752804510 / 9780752804514 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 240X165mm Appprox. Ireland , William , jacket Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy.H/b+D/j.both FINE.book as new. 407pp. Signed, in name only to front End paper, upon the publisher's book plate [The Orion Publishing Group]. No other inscsps.The new Italian evening class, in Dublin , attended by dreamers ... by Irish Author M Binchy.[ maroon cloth Gilt titles ,, illus. end papers, Fine] Dust Jacket not price clipped, Fine. .now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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EARLY TO RISE A Sussex Boyhood, BOB COPPER
25 BOB COPPER EARLY TO RISE A Sussex Boyhood
LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1976 0434144576 / 9780434144570 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 
Brick Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine,225 x 145 mm approx. illustrated end papers, 268 pp. 26 b/w photos on 12 glossy paper plates as called for and with numerous unspecified line drawings by the author. The third volume of Memories of childhood days in the then rural/fishing community and of the family tradition of folk singing by a former member of the Rottingdean "Copper" family. The book also contains the words and score of 25 old songs from Rottingdean. VG/Good (Book- Light shelf rubbing to cloth at bottom edge. Small ink gift insc. to half title page. The book has a mild cigarette smoke odour. No other notable defects. Dust Jacket- colour rubbed at extremities - to which this chalky paper is prone, with a couple of small tears and a little loss principally at head of spine. Non price clipped. Remains quite presentable on the shelf and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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26 BOTT,ALAN THE LONDONER'S ENGLAND CONTEMPARY WATER COLOURS AND DRAWINGS OF LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES
LONDON AVALON PRESS AND WILLIAM COLLINS 1947 First Edition Hard Copy VG Book 285x220mm Approx. 
unpaginated pages,neat fading rubber Rangoon Booksellers stamp to corner fep,no inscsp,buff/ khaki boards with red lettering,illustrated colour and duochrome lithography/half tone, assembled and edited by the author,Listed plates,Listed Artists[Musman/Shephard/Fairclough etc..],Index topographical refs;,Acks,[Central/West End/Northwards/westeards/southward/eastwadr/London River/Home counties,N/W/S][Full page illusrations] 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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HOW CANADA WAS WON A Tale of Wolfe and Quebec, BRERETON , Captain F S , RAINEY , William , RI ,
27 BRERETON , Captain F S , RAINEY , William , RI , HOW CANADA WAS WON A Tale of Wolfe and Quebec
London BLACKIE & Son Ltd 1909 1st Edition Hard Back Good Book 195x150mm Approx. Rainey , William, RI 
1909.Good early re-print.[or 1st ed? waxed foredge ]Thick format H/b 391pp+ 16pp publisher adverts.Artist W Rainey RI, illus. 8x b/w plates & 3 Maps: 1755 Colony/ Triangular Route & Quebec.[ French / George Washington / St Lawrence River/ Louisbourg ] Green illus. boards [ green/blue/brown & bold Gilt] both front & spine..ink inscsps. sound binding. clean pictures.med fox tan spotting throughout. cover light handling marks, 2mm softness top & tail spine, edgewear col/rub-loss all corners & spine.Bright bold gilt titles to front cover. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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JUDGE FOR YOURSELF, BRISTOW, Sir Peter , Queen's Bench Judge
28 BRISTOW, Sir Peter , Queen's Bench Judge JUDGE FOR YOURSELF
London WILLIAM KIMBER 1986 0718306163 / 9780718306168 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG Book 240 x 155mm Approx Inscribed By Author on Front Free Endpaper.
SIGNED Copy , H/b+D/j.VG+/VG.1st ed. 236pp. 23 b/w photo; plates.. Memoirs of Queens Bench Judge Sir Peter Bristow in which he recalls some of his early cases at the Bar, his six years in the RAF and what those experiences taught him. 236pp. 23 b/w photo; plates..[mid brown boards+ gilt titles, no notable defects, Signed with inscsp. by the author, no other inscsp, ink inscribed ffep "For ---- and ------ to remind you of some of the more printable stories- with warmest affection Peter 26 March '87 ".] Dust Jacket not price clipped, minor edgwear, sunned titles [ red to pink]Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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THE CLOCKMAKER'S LIBRARY The Catalogue of the Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, BROMLEY, JOHN
29 BROMLEY, JOHN THE CLOCKMAKER'S LIBRARY The Catalogue of the Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
LONDON Philip Wilson Publishers for Sotheby Parke Bernet 1977 0856670332 / 9780856670336 1st Edition Hard Back VG G Book 290x220mm Approx 
Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked Livery Device to front board. 136pp.52 b/w plates. Interesting work which not only catalogues the contents of the library founded in 1813 but reproduces some of the notable contents including much on the John and William Harrison "Longitude" prize, Watch Papers, Title pages of important works etc etc. VG/G (Book- no previous owner name or insc. No notable defects. Dust Jacket- Moderate to heavy wear to corners and foredge of flaps now in a proprietary protective wrapper) See our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Illustrations of William Makepeace THACKERAY [ 1811 - 1863 ], BUCHANAN-BROWN , John , Author of Phiz !
30 BUCHANAN-BROWN , John , Author of Phiz ! The Illustrations of William Makepeace THACKERAY [ 1811 - 1863 ]
North Pomfret, USA DAVID & CHARLES Inc. 1979 0715378112 / 9780715378113 1st Edition Hard Back Near Fine Very Good Book 250x175 mm Approx 
Essential for all interested in the Evolution of Book Illustration, in the progress of the English novel & in this extraordinary man who was such a fine practitioner in both fields: brilliant novelist & artist - cariacature- humour - human foilbles of the first half of the 19th c.[ Dark brown cloth Gilt titles, No inscsp.fine throughout.book has been packed with string at some point leaving the wee tell-tell indentations to board edge] Dust Jacket price clipped, very minor edgwear & handling soil.now in clear easily Removable protective plastic cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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SURREY AND SUSSEX FROM THE BRITANNIA OF WILLIAM CAMDEN, CAMDEN, WILLIAM (TRANSLATOR PHILEMON HOLLAND
31 CAMDEN, WILLIAM (TRANSLATOR PHILEMON HOLLAND SURREY AND SUSSEX FROM THE BRITANNIA OF WILLIAM CAMDEN
REIGATE SURREY PRIVATE 1905 1st Edition Thus Half Leather Very Good Book 260x200mm Approx. 
Black Leather half binding with olive cloth sides, and gilt titles to spine. Signed binding by W H Smith and Son. 260x200mm approx. 65 nos. pp printed on laid paper with grey laid paper end papers. Colophon of :- The Reigate Press 30th September 1905. A Private press established by William Bernard Adeney and John Madden at South Park Reigate. The title to the book as it appears on the handsomely designed title page with wood block shields of the counties and principal towns is :- SVRREY AND SVSSEX FROM THE BRITANNIA OF WILLIAM CAMDEN TRANSLATED BY PHILEMON HOLLAND IN 1610 AND HERE REPRINTED IN THIS YEAR 1905. The text is the translation into Elizabethan English by Dr Philemon Holland in 1610 of Camden's Sixth Edition of "Britannia" which appeared in 1607.VG (Book- Shelf wear rubbing and soiling to cloth sides and to leather at head of spine, Plain Book plate of a previous owner to front and rear paste downs. Binding sound with a little ingression of dust/soiling to the edges of the book block due to uncut pages.No other notabel defects). Although not uncommon in the Camden's Britannia County Histories series published by Hutchinsons this Private press edition is a prize for collectors of books on Surrey and Sussex as the only other copy which can be found from a search of the internet at the time of listing is held at The University of Manchester Library. 
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BOXING An Illustrated History, CARPENTER , Harry , BBC Boxing Commentator from 1962
32 CARPENTER , Harry , BBC Boxing Commentator from 1962 BOXING An Illustrated History
London William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd 1982 0004117670 / 9780004117676 1st Edition Thus Paper Back VG Book 250x210 mm Approx 
Large Laminated P/b VG+.1st P/b edition.192pps.B/w illustrated al pages. Harry Carpenter the BBC Boxing Commentator from 1962. He has also worked with Mohamed Ali since 1960.[ other titles - Masters of Boxing / The Hardest Game etc ] From 1890's & the last of the bare knuckle fighters [ pugalism ] - to - 1980's." dramatically illus.- some of the Finest boxing photographs ever published.11 chpts. Results of World Championships. Olympis Champions.[ Famous Boxers] tight binding, No inscsp , bright clean cover. [ unfortunate heavy large volume hence price] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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Feeding The Mind.  With a Prefatory Note by William Draper., CARROLL, Lewis : Dodgson : .Draper, William H.
33 CARROLL, Lewis : Dodgson : .Draper, William H. Feeding The Mind. With a Prefatory Note by William Draper.
London CHATTO & WINDUS 1907 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Grey paper wraps with red cloth quarter binding, 180x110mm approx. Text of a lecture given to a public audience in Derbyshire few of whom knew of the world-wide reputation enjoyed by the shy, slight figure before them. Introductory note by Rev. Draper at the request and in the friendship of whom the lecture was given. VG (Booklet- light shelf wear/soiling. No previous owner name or insc). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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SIR WILLIAM McALPINE A Tale of Locomotives, Carriages and Conservation, CHACKSFIELD , John , FRAeS FBIS AFAIAA C Eng.
34 CHACKSFIELD , John , FRAeS FBIS AFAIAA C Eng. SIR WILLIAM McALPINE A Tale of Locomotives, Carriages and Conservation
USK THE OAKWOOD PRESS 2009 0853616884 / 9780853616887 1st Edition Paper Back Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy. FINE P/b Signed by Sir W McAlpine, in name only, to Title page; known to everyone as Bill. Illustrated many b/w photos, line drawings & plans. No OL151 in Oakwood Series Library of Railway History Most people will associate Bill with the rescue of the Flying Scotsman from bankruptcy - and running it for 23 years - there are not many significant projects in which he has not had a supporting hand. " As one who had regular business with Sir William, over the years,I found it a fascinating education to witness him at work " author J Chacksfield FRAeS FBIS AFAIAA. Bill is a very jolly, likable person who has done so much for the Railways. A Biography for all lovers of railways.[ book fine, no other inscsp.] Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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35 CHAPPELL, WILLIAM FONTEYN IMPRESSIONS OF A BALLERINA
London,Spring Books,Undated Book 
220x140mm approx,red boards with gilt decoration to front board,red top foredges,sunfade to spine,blue illustrated feps,136 pgs,illustrated with forty studies by Cecil Beaton published for the first time.Written and decorated by W Chappell. VG- 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR WALTER RALEGH : WITH COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM HIS "HISTORY OF THE WORLD", CHARLES WHITEHEAD
36 CHARLES WHITEHEAD THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR WALTER RALEGH : WITH COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM HIS "HISTORY OF THE WORLD"
LONDON N.COOKE 1854 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original Publisher's decorative cloth boards with gilt titles and decs. 195 x 140 mm approx. xii + 310 PP + Errata. Frontis Engraved plate + 35 of 36 other illustrations (ie lacks one illustration). National Illustrated Library edition. Good (Book - some general shelf wear and soiling to cloth but very respectable for year. Previous owners names to front free end paper. A little light foxing to pages of first few signatures. Binding generally sound with no cracks to original end papers but one or two signatures separating where glue has failed but sewing and mull holding). A good example of early blocked cloth book production. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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NEW POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED OR UNCOLLECTED, CHRISTINA ROSETTI  (WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI - EDITOR)
37 CHRISTINA ROSETTI (WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI - EDITOR) NEW POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED OR UNCOLLECTED
LONDON MACMILLAN AND CO 1896 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Dark Blue cloth boards with gilt titles and line decs. 180 x 125 mm approx. xxiv + 398 pp + 2 of publisher's adverts. Portrait frontis with tissue guard. Published posthumously and with a preface and notes by her brother William this collection of poems and verse comprises mainly hitherto unpublished works gleaned from seventeen note-books and privately printed books of the author. The first edition was in dark blue cloth (there also being a variant dark green cloth). Good (Book a little light general shelf wear and soiling, Private book plate of Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse Cambridge to front paste down with latter same family book plate to front free end paper. Ink gift insc. of A W Ward 1896 to reverse of f.f.e.p. Tissue guard browned causing slight discolouration to title page and tear to margin of page xiii. Light foxing to rear end papers. Binding sound. No annotations). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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38 CLARKE, HARRY MAGIC
LONDON: BURKE 1962 Book 
250x190mm approx. Blue Boards with light blue lettering to spine. 127pp. Revised version of a book first published in 1949 under the title "The boy's book of magic" and containing an initial chapter on magic "old and new" followed by rules and equipment for the beginner and 17 chapters giving detailed instruction assisted by line drawings in the text of magic tricks including; Coin , Card, Cutting and Restoring, Manipulation, Handkerchief, Magical Rings,The Magic Wand, Moving and Multiplying balls, Comedy Levitation and other mysteries.By a former Honorary Vice President of the Magic Circle. A must for any budding magician! VG no D/J 
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ON FOOT THROUGH WHARFEDALE: DESCRIPTIVE & HISTORICAL NOTES OF THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF UPPER & LOWER WHARFEDALE, COBLEY, FRED
39 COBLEY, FRED ON FOOT THROUGH WHARFEDALE: DESCRIPTIVE & HISTORICAL NOTES OF THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF UPPER & LOWER WHARFEDALE
OTLEY WILLIAM WALKER AND SONS 1882 Hard Back Good Book 220 x150mm Approx 
Dec. red cloth boards with bevelled edges and gilt lettering.220 x 150 mm approx. xvi + 302pp. Frontis + 8 other illustrations as called for and fold out map at rear. Good ( re-backed retaining most of the original spine. Edge wear to cloth with corners of boards exposed and cloth soiled from much handling. Clearly a book which has had much use. Replacement black end papers. Occasional light spotting /soiling to pages. Binding sound,A good reading/ reference work).Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THE BOOK OF THE WOOD PIGEON, COLIN WILLOCK , a Leading Pigeon Shooter , Founder T.V. Survival series , a Shooting & Fishing Author , GARFIT , WILLIAM , Artist
40 COLIN WILLOCK , a Leading Pigeon Shooter , Founder T.V. Survival series , a Shooting & Fishing Author , GARFIT , WILLIAM , Artist THE BOOK OF THE WOOD PIGEON
CAMBRIDGE WHITE LION 1995 1874762163 / 9781874762164 1st Edition Hardcover VG+ VG+ Book WILLIAM GARFIT 
Beige boards with gilt titles and feather to top board. 240 x 160 mm approx. xviii + 158pp. 10 full page b/w drawings by Artist William Garfit + 4 charts as called for. Comprehensive study of appeal to naturalists, bird enthusiasts, farmers and the pigeon shooting fraternity. There is also a chapter on plucking and preparing pigeons together with 11 recipes ( courtesy of but not exclusively from Prue Coats, Mrs Beeton and the Hungry Monk). VG+/VG+ (Book - no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. No notable defects to either). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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