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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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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 of colour. Generally a very clean copy - rear a wee bit grubby as once white. PLS see our image 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 / Catholic teachings / Conversion /London / Battlefield / Liberia / Mexico.Notes , Acks; ( black boards+ gilt titles,no prev... 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 , fsde to spine+ top margins, not effecting titles , scuff to top/rear corner & closed tear line approx 15mm] 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 tan to end paper & top/side foredge only med-heavy but not inside - all pages clean.[ illus.D/j price clipped, light tan to ... View more info

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JAMIE OLIVER , The Biography

By: STAFFORD , Hildred , EWBANK , Tim , OLIVER , Jamie ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, BLAKE Publishing Ltd / John Blake: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7903

ISBN: 1903402557

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j.1st Print 13579108642. Illus.38 Colour photo-plates. Biography of Jammie Oliver, the chef of the quick and easy style of cooking, by Hildred Stafford well known TV Critic & Tim Ewbank - Aberdeen University - Fleet Street writer - TV correspondent.[ Note on both authors ] black cloth silver titles, book Fine, no inscsp.Dust Jacket not price clipped, no spine fade 250pp.240x160mm. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE LUMIE TREE - STANLEY WOOLF REMEMBERS MAIDENHEAD Town and Thames inthe '20s

By: STANLEY WOOLF , ENSA Member [ Born & Lived in Maidenhead ]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: BUCKINGHAM, SAGA BARRACUDA BOOKS: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124315

ISBN: 0860232964

Condition: Near Fine


Black Boards with silver titles to spine, 190 x 130 mm approx. Street Plans to end papers. 200pp. Black and White frontis photograph + 36 other b/w illustrations. The author was born in 1912 in All Saints Ave. Maidenhead, after his schooling at Maidenhead County Boys School he joined ENSA and made his name in showbusiness. He died in 1988 shortly before the publication of this book in which he recollects life in Maidenhead in the 1920's. Nicholson's Brewery, Spindler's Bakery,, Murray's Club, Skindles, The Riviera Hotel, R Martin's Drapery store, E T Biggs and Sons Jewellers etc. The book was ... 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

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WINNING IS NOT ENOUGH The Autobiography

By: STEWART , JACKIE

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, HEADLINE: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9098

ISBN: 0755315375

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j with Exclusive DVD showing rare and dramatic yet unseen footage. illustrated 16 pages of b/w photographic plates with further 4 pages in Colour .Jackie Stewart bon Scotland , moving to Formula 1 in 1965 partnering Graham Hill , retiring after competing in 99 F1 races , 1972 awarded OBE.[ 548pp.blue cloth white titles, tight binding, no inscsp.light shelfwear] Dust Jacke tnot price clipped, also light shelfwear. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

NO GUTS NO GLORY Conversations with Bette Davis

By: STINE , WHITNEY

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIRGIN: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8894

ISBN: 1852273437

Condition: VG+


H/b+ D/j.VG+/VG+ , 1st ed. Whitnety Stine author of Mother Goddam - a now classic Bette Davis] An extraordinary testament about one of the cinema's greatest actresses , well illustrated b/w plates , Intro , acknms ,308pp. 18 chpts , postscript , Awards presented to Bette Davis , Filmography , index [ book small edge crease to rear. No inscsp , tight binding, clean copy ] photo illus Dust Jacket no notable defects, not price clipped.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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THE PANTOMIME LIFE of JOSEPH GRIMALDI Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain's Greatest Comedian [ 1778 - 1837 ]

By: STOTT , Andrew McDonnell , Award Winning Comedy Specialist & Associate Professor of English

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Canongate Books Ltd: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123109

ISBN: 1847672957

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Near Fine D/j.1st ed.1st print.Thick format 433pp.Winner of the first Prize Royal Soc.Literature Jerwood Non-Fiction Awards [2007] The son of a deranged italian immigrant, Joseph Grimaldi [ 1778 - 1837 ] , was the most celebrated English Clowns. 29 illus. most in Colour & some b/w plates[ black cloth gilt titles, illus. end papers in line.No inscsp,] Dust Jacket not price clipped,light shelf-wear edge-wear col/rub/loss. Bright & clean. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ELMER McCURDY The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw Born 1880 , died 1911 , Buried 1977

By: SVENVOLD , Mark ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118656

ISBN: 046508348x

Condition: Near Fine


H/b+jacket NearFINE/FINE.Historically researched & well penned by M Svenvold.- the bizairre afterlife of E McCurdy where folk were charged a nickel a look at carnival sideshows.- also used as a prop in Films. Originally a plumber-cum-miner - then drifter - the outlaw.[ book & Dust Jacket as new however blank rear end-aper has been folded at some time hence is creas-lined] no inscsp. not clipped. PLS See our image - Pls note the paper wrinkles are deliberate by the publisher & are Not actual wrinkles. View more info

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G.E.M.SKUES The Way of a Man with a Trout

By: T.DONALD OVERFIELD , World-Recognised Authority Fly-Fishing , International Director Flyfishers Foundation of America etc

Price: £14.00

Publisher: LONDON, ERNEST BENN: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124276

ISBN: 0510225063

Condition: Very Good


Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 288 pp. 12 illustrations as called for on 8 pp. Major compilation of Skues' work including unique collection of 71 articles and 30 letters being items which appeared in the Journal of the Fly Fishers' Club between 1911 and 1948 + chapters on the man, his fly patterns, his rod, the nymph controversy etc. Note on author to D/j rear.VG/VG (Book- No notable shelf soiling or wear to boards. Ink gift insc. to free front end paper.Dust Jacket- a little light rubbing to extremities no nicks or tears). Please see our images of the actual book... View more info

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WILFRED SCAWEN BLUNT A Memoir by His Grandson The Earl of Lytton

By: The EARL of LYTTON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald & Co.[Publishers]Ltd: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120905

Condition: Very Good


h/b+d/j both VG.1st ed. WS Blunt - Husband of Byron's daughter - politics - arts - home & abroad -oriental - Egypt - Asia - Ireland; a controversial figure & a colourful life[ green title block, gilt tile,to book light crease to rear , No inscsp. tight binding] Dust Jacket shows the Earl on his Arab stallion Pharaoh ; not clipped , small edgewear col.rub/loss- small nicks. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A MEMOIR OF THOMAS BEWICK WRITTEN BY HIMSELF

By: THOMAS BEWICK ( Editied, with an introduction, by IAIN BAIN ]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1975

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123407

ISBN: 0192554131

Condition: Near Fine


Brown Cloth Boards with green title block and gitl titles, 240 x 160 mm approx. [xlvi] + 258pp. Engraved title vignette + head and tail chapter vignettes and 8 plates as called for. With an introduction by Bains accompanied by an exposition of Bewick's methods of engraving and printing techniques of the time the book reproduces the original complete text rather than his daughter Jane Bewick's version which was first published in 1862 - 34 years after the author's death. 1975 First Edition Thus. Near Fine /VG (Book- no faults. No previous owner name. Dust Jacket- price clipped, slight sun fade... View more info

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RAPHAEL , the Life and the Legacy [ Artist,1483 - 1520 ]

By: THOMPSON , DAVID , Director the Institute Contempory Arts London etc

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, BBC: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11110

ISBN: 0563201495

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE Large H/b in VG D/j.1st.15th c. famous Artist Raphael [1483 - 1520 ] Biography by D Thompson the Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London who has won many International Awards for his films of famous artists [ Turner, Monet etc.] and Art Critic, Sunday Times, over 7 yrs. Profusely illustrated Collour+ B/w plates.[15th c. famous Artist Raphael [1483 - 1520 ] index of Work by Raphael & Picture credits: set in 3 parts - The Apprentice Years , The Price of Painters & The Divine Raphael.( dark brown cloth gilt titles , No inscsp, tight binding, all Fine apart from the fact... View more info

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SIXTY MINUTES With WINSTON CHURCHILL

By: THOMPSON , W H , B.E.M. , Ex-Detective Inspector [ Churchill's Shadow ]

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Christopher Johnson: 1957

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 123700

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in publisher's Good Glassine cover.Small.Slim.92pp.190x120mm. Author was Churchill's designated minder [ a temporary appointment that lasted 9 years ] all these recollections are that which he can vouch from his personal experience.[ sound copy, No inscsp , mild fox tan to 1st/last page/ end-papers & for-edge ] fox tanned spine, margins & starting on main cover, 5/- , light glassine edgewear rub/loss. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale View more info

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SNOB'S ISLAND

By: TIKKANEN , Henrik

Price: £29.95

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118060

ISBN: 070112265x

Condition: VG+


H/b+D/j VG+/VG.1st ed.Renouned Scandinavian Author Henrik Tikkanen [ novels & plays; & Artist] translated here by M Sandbach.Snob's island set in Finland an autobiographical novel in the tiny section that is by language & heritage Swedish.barbed, witty satire pre-war & into WW2. 122pp.[ olive cloth+gilt titles to book No inscsp, tight binding, no notable defects] orange/cream line illustrated Dust Jacket - in line by the author - not price clipped, minor edgewear , no tears or nicks.now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLS See our image View more info

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TROWEL AND ERROR

By: TITCHMARSH , Alan , Gardening Expert & BBC Presenter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, HODDER & Stoughton: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119317

ISBN: 0340765429

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j.Ist ed.1st print. 13579108462 , Full Tile is Trowel & Error Notes from a Life on Earth . 322pp A warm & witty Author & Presenter of BBC's Gardener's World since 1996. An Autobiography. illus. 25 Colour photo- plates+ 37 b/w. [ Laminated white boards matching the jacket , No inscsp.] 240X165mm.. Dust Jacket not price clipped £18.99 [2002] now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info