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BOXERS AND THEIR BATTLES Anecdotal Sketches and Personal Recollections of Famous Pugilists

By: "THORMANBY" W. WILMOT DIXON

Price: £195.00

Publisher: LONDON, R.A.EVERETT & CO: 1900

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123199


Full Brown Calf Leather boards with 5 raised Bands to spine gilt titles, gilt decs to compartment, gilt decorative roll boards to upper and lower boards. gilt milled edges to boards and gilt dentelles. Sewn red and gold silk head and tail bands, marbled made end papers and gilt top edge to book block. Frontis b/w photo of Tom Sayers with tissue guard + 7 other portrait illustrations on glossy china art paper all as called for.viii + 340pp + 12pp publisher's catalogue.A c... View more info

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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


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. Go... 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 page

Seller ID: 119618


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.Ver... 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


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 P... 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


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 190... 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


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 Fresh... 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


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, n... View more info

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FALLEN LEAVES OF WEALDEN HISTORY

By: ANN OLLEY, GORDON & BETTY BATCHELOR

Price: £10.00

Publisher: KILNDOWN, Privately Published: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 122009


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 O... 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


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 ins... 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


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

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HARPER COLLINS: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 12003


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 actua... 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


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... 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


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 ... View more info

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BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR The History of the Royal College of Midwives 1881-1981

By: BETTY COWELL O.B.E.[ a Midwife] , & DAVID WAINWRIGHT Journalist

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, CASSELL for BAILLIERE TINDALL: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 121967


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... 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


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 i... View more info

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THE GLASS LAKE

By: BINCHY , Maeve

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, ORION: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 119809


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. Dust Jacket non price clipped, £15.99 in 1994. No nicks or tears, no spine fade. very minor lean to spine. Unfortunate large & heavy voll. will incur extra postage... View more info

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EVENING CLASS

By: BINCHY , Mauve ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, ORION: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 120913


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. View more info

GUMDROP and the BULLDOZERS

By: BIRO , VAL , Author & Artist

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 6363


SIGNED Copy.VG+ Slim large Laminated H/b.Colour illustrated to all pages. Another Gumdrop adventure - Humour in both pictures & text. [ Signed by the Author/Artist & inscribed to John 22-8-1992 no other inscsp., story fine throughout. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MANCHESTER SLINGBACK Silver Dagger Award Winner

By: BLINCOE , NICHOLAS , PhD

Price: £9.95

Publisher: LONDON, PAN Books / Macmillan Publishers Ltd: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11080


SIGNED Copy, Crime Writer's Silver Dagger Award 1998 for- Manchester Slingback "he writes with a beauty & veracity.. his portrayal of the nasty side of Gay manchester id disturbingly convincing."The Times.[Crime fiction].N Blincoe, author, journalist, broadcatser[The modern Review BBC4] screen writer and holds a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy.Here is a strong morality tale - not for the delicate.- an excursion into the dark night of the humans soul. [ book fine, ... View more info

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JERICHO

By: BOGARDE , Dirk , Dr of Letters , Commandeur de L'orde des Arts & Actor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIKING: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 7645


SIGNED copy.Blue boards with silver titles to spine.278pp , First Edition 1st Imp.Signed by D Bogarde in felt tip pen on title page, in name only.Near Fine/Near Fine (book slight taning of foredge of book block. No other name or insc.Dust Jacket non price clipped. Very minor rubbing to extremities. No other notable defects to book or jacket; the later in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info