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THE SNOW GOOSE, 1946
1 1946 THE SNOW GOOSE
LONDON MICHAEL JOSEPH 1946 1st Ediition Thus Hardcover Very Good None Book PETER SCOTT Signed by Artist/Author
SIGNED Copy.Publisher original Cream Buckram Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked goose in flight to front board. 290 x 225 mm approx.Top edge of book block gilt, others uncut. 64pp. Tipped in frontis colour plate + 3 others and numerous b/w line illustrations, chapter head and tail vignettes by Peter Scott. The copy offered by us is a first printing of the 1946 edition printed on mould-made paper and Signed by both Author and Artist. No 43 of a limited edition of 750 copies. The book was issued with a plain d/j which is lacking on this copy. VG (Book- negligible shelf rubbing and no notable soiling. No previous owner name or insc. No other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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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., A.RUTH FRY
2 A.RUTH FRY QUAKER WAYS An attempt to explain Quaker beliefs and practices and to illustrate them by the lives and activites of Friends of former days.
LONDON CASSELL 1933 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Inscribed by Author(s)
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 actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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POEMS OF LAKELAND An Anthology, ABRAHAM, MRS ASHLEY P. (LUCY B.ABRAHAM)
3 ABRAHAM, MRS ASHLEY P. (LUCY B.ABRAHAM) POEMS OF LAKELAND An Anthology
LONDON FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd 1934 1st Edition Full Leather Very Good Book Signed by Compiler to title page
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 ingression of damp or insect - not significant but worthy of mention. The copy offered by us has the added attribute of being inscribed "With kind regards and signed by Lucy B.Abraham" to the title page with no other name or previous owner name/insc. A very desirable item for Lakeland / Abraham Bros collectors). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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ALBION  the Origins of an English Imagination, ACKROYD , Peter , Award Winning Author
4 ACKROYD , Peter , Award Winning Author ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination
London CHATTO and WINDUS 2002 1856197212 / 9781856197212 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 240x160mm Approx Signed by Author(s)
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 Removable proprietary protective cover. Unfortunate heavy tomb will incur extra postage for outside UK.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS, AGNES WESTON
5 AGNES WESTON MY LIFE AMONG THE BLUEJACKETS
LONDON JAMES NISBET 1910 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Signed by Author(s)
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 paper. Good (Book- Moderate rubbing to extremities of boards.Offset browning to end papers. Mild foxing to edges of book block. Binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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SALMON AND SEA TROUT FISHING, ALAN WRANGLES (EDITOR) CHANDLER, JOHN; HARTLEY, W.G.; BARK, CONRAD VOSS
6 ALAN WRANGLES (EDITOR) CHANDLER, JOHN; HARTLEY, W.G.; BARK, CONRAD VOSS SALMON AND SEA TROUT FISHING
LONDON DAVIS-POYNTER 1979 0706702298 / 9780706702293 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book ROBERTSHAW, BRIAN Signed by Author(s)
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 copy offered by us for sale is signed by Wrangles and Chandler to the front free end paper. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- Touch of shelf rubbing to extremities and Date and initials of former owner? above signatures on free end paper. Dust Jacket- Light rubbing - no nicks or tears and non price clipped. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Liverpool Lamplight, Andrews, Lyn
7 Andrews, Lyn Liverpool Lamplight
London, United Kingdom Headline Book Publishing 1996 0747215685 / 9780747215684 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book Signed by Author on Title Page
SIGNED Copy.Red Boards with gilt titles to spine240x160mm approx.320pp. First edition 1st printing of Andrews's book set in war torn Liverpool signed by her in Ink "With Best Wishes Lyn Andrews" to title page. A gem for ardent admirers/collectors of her books. Near Fine/VG+ (Book- Pages of book block a little tanned as so often the case with this imprint and a few marks to top edge. No other notable defects and no other name or insc. Dust Jacket- non price clipped- a little shelf soiling to rear panel. Now in a proprietary protective wrapper) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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FALLEN LEAVES OF WEALDEN HISTORY, ANN OLLEY, GORDON & BETTY BATCHELOR
8 ANN OLLEY, GORDON & BETTY BATCHELOR FALLEN LEAVES OF WEALDEN HISTORY
KILNDOWN Privately Published 1982 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book AUTHORS Signed by Author(s)
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 for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles, ANNE RICE
9 ANNE RICE THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles
LONDON Chatto & Windus Ltd 1992 0701138874 / 9780701138875 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book Inscribed by Author(s)
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. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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THE INDOOR BOY, ANTONY SHER
10 ANTONY SHER THE INDOOR BOY
LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS 1991 0701136871 / 9780701136871 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Signed by Author on Title Page
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. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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THE FOURTH ESTATE, ARCHER, JEFFREY
11 ARCHER, JEFFREY THE FOURTH ESTATE
LONDON HARPER COLLINS 1996 0002253186 / 9780002253185 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 240X160 Mm approx. Signed by Author on Title Page
SIGNED Copy,Black boards with white titles to spine, 240x160mm approx.550pp 1st Edition 1st Imp. Signed by author in blue felt tip to title page with no other inscr. or name. Complete with Harrods Waterstones wrap around signed book band. VG+/VG+ (Book- no previous owner name or insc. Very slight tanning to edges of book block. Dust Jacket- negligable rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped. No other notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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BIBLE HANDBOOK FOR TEACHERS OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION, ARTHUR B. ALLEN (The Rev.)
12 ARTHUR B. ALLEN (The Rev.) BIBLE HANDBOOK FOR TEACHERS OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION
LONDON BARRIE AND ROCKLIFF 1960 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book Inscribed by Author(s)
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 notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A SINISTER TWILIGHT The Fall of SINGAPORE 1942 , Factual, BARBER , Noel , Author & Journalist
13 BARBER , Noel , Author & Journalist A SINISTER TWILIGHT The Fall of SINGAPORE 1942 , Factual
Boston , USA Houghton Mifflin Co. 1968 1st Edition Hard Back VG Good Book 220x155mm Approx. 
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 .Please see our actual images of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR The History of the Royal College of Midwives 1881-1981, BETTY COWELL O.B.E.[ a Midwife]  , & DAVID WAINWRIGHT Journalist
14 BETTY COWELL O.B.E.[ a Midwife] , & DAVID WAINWRIGHT Journalist BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR The History of the Royal College of Midwives 1881-1981
LONDON CASSELL for BAILLIERE TINDALL 1981 0702008818 / 9780702008818 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy.Laminated Card covers (Paperback) 215 x 135 mm approx. 112 pp. 16 illustrations. Written to mark the centenary of the Royal College the copy offered by us has the additional attributes of being signed by the co- author Betty Cowell O.B.E. A Midwife. in ink to the half title page and loosely laid in is an invitation to a reception at the State Rooms St.James's Palace to Celebrate the Centenary on 15th July 1981. Good (Book- covers a little rubbed. Light foxing to edges of book block. Binding sound. No other inscription or previous owner name). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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STARS IN BATTLEDRESS A Light-Hearted Look at Service Entertainment in the Second World War, BILL PERTWEE
15 BILL PERTWEE STARS IN BATTLEDRESS A Light-Hearted Look at Service Entertainment in the Second World War
SEVENOAKS HODDER & STOUGHTON 1992 034054662x / 9780340546628 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book Signed Copy
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 band to entertain the camp at Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- no previous owner name. Dust Jacket - non price clipped. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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THE GLASS LAKE, BINCHY , Maeve
16 BINCHY , Maeve THE GLASS LAKE
London ORION 1994 1857979508 / 9781857979503 Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 240X165mm Appprox. Holmes , David , jacket 
SIGNED Copy.Thick format 561pp.Inscribed and signed;-." Kind Wishes Maeve Binchy" to title page. No other name or inscription. The story of how Kit McMahon carries out her mother's last wishes - faith & courage - this is the noted Irish author at her best. VG+/VG+ (Book no previous owner name or insc. D/J -non price clipped. No nicks or tears, no spine fade. very minor lean to spine. Unfortunate large & heavy voll. will incur extra postage for oversea orders.Please see our images 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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EVENING CLASS, BINCHY , Mauve ,
17 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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BOOTHBY  Recollections of a Rebel, BOOTHBY , Lord
18 BOOTHBY , Lord BOOTHBY Recollections of a Rebel
London Hutchinson 1978 0091348307 / 9780091348304 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 240x160mm Approx Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy.H/b+D/j.VG+/VG+.1st ed. Lord Boothby's Memoirs.[Battle of Jutland / European Movement 1950 ] , index , 16 chpts set in 3 Interludes of Churchill , Lloyd George and Musicians & Writers [ includes fascinating material about the personalities involved with The Brains Trust , Free Speech , Face to Face and Any Questions etc.,illustrated 16 b/w plates & 1 Colour Frontis + 2 Letters reproduced in the text from TE Shaw & W Somerset Maugham Estate , Prologue , Epilogue , 2 Appendices.272pp.[ navy cloth + gilt lettering ink Signed & dated by the author only, minor shelf wear.o/w no notable defects ] col photo illus Dust Jacket price clipped , 2 light line markings to spine o/w no notable defects. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 27.00 GBP
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19 BRABHAM , JACK JACK BRABHAM in BRABHAM-RECO FORMULA 1 CAR at Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort SIGNED POSTER
ROAD & TRACK Paper Back VG+ Poster 320x480mm Approx Cipnic , Dennis Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy.Colour photographic poster 480x315mm approx by Dennis Cipnic of Jack Brabham in Brabham-Repro Formula 1 car at Dutch Grand Prix Zandoort published by Road & Track , Signed by Jack Brabham [supplied loosely rolled in post tube] We purchased a number of these posters at a book fair from a woman who formerly worked for Jack Brabham as his secretary in Surrey.She had kept them in a pile in her garage and whilst they are in very good condition on the face of the poster; there is a hint of sporadic foxing on the rear; also the ink from the signature of the poster under has in some cases left a smudge on the rear of the poster above due to the slight damp conditions in which they had been stored. The position of the signature on the poster supplied may vary slightly from that in our image selected for display.VG. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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JUDGE FOR YOURSELF, BRISTOW, Sir Peter , Queen's Bench Judge
20 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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