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Image for William Shakespeare: An Illustrated Biography [ a Fine Unread First Printing ]

William Shakespeare: An Illustrated Biography [ a Fine Unread First Printing ]

By: Holden, Anthony

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845276

ISBN: 0316851590

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , a new un-read copy , fine book in fine dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks , no damage , is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , clean , unfaded. , corners are sharp. in fine jacket that is not faded , no tears , no marks , no creases , no bumps , not price-clipped, not a remainder , not an ex-library copy We accept Paypal . All orders are sent... View more info

To Stroke a Cheetah: The Extraordinary Story of a Very Ordinary Person [ a Signed First Printing ]

By: Hopkins, D.B.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: UK, Captain D B Hopkins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88847506

ISBN: 1904244076

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , SIGNED by the author without inscription on the half title page , a fine book in fine dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no damage , no spine lean , corners are sharp. pages are clean and complete, just a very small owners lable to bottom corner of front endpaper , jacket is not faded , no tears , no creases , not price-clipped, We accept Paypal . All orders are sent in professional removable dust jac... View more info

Image for Rain Upon Godshill a Further Chapter of Autobiography 1939 First Edition Hardback in Jacket

Rain Upon Godshill a Further Chapter of Autobiography 1939 First Edition Hardback in Jacket

By: J B Priestley

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88849214

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , black boards with gilt titles to spine , 331 printed pages , Book has no inscriptions , no marks to boards , no spine lean , no tears and no creases to pages , corners and spine tips are pushed with minor wear , usual page tonng with age , in jacket that is not faded , not price-clipped showing £12s 6d net on flap , large piece missing top spine tip and bottom spine tip , various other chips and tears , please see... View more info

Image for James Joyce By J I M Stewart Writers and Their Works No 91

James Joyce By J I M Stewart Writers and Their Works No 91

By: J I M Stewart

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Longmans: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88843278

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing paperback original , published for the British Council and the National Book Leage , 43 printed pages plus list of other titles on last page , pages are clean and complete , slight foxing to page edges , staples are rusty , but a nice bright copy . Sent well packaged . . We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999 View more info

William Heath Robinson [ First Printing in Dustjacket ]

By: James Hamilton

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88848502

ISBN: 1851457194

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , a fine book in near fine dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks , no spine lean , in tight binding , corners are sharp. full number sequence 2,4,6,8,10,9,7,5,3,1 . pages are clean and complete with all pictures , no tears , no creases, in near fine jacket that is slightly faded at top part of spine , no tears , no marks , no creases , no bumps , not price-clipped, not a remainder , not an ex-library c... View more info

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Glimpses and Refelctions 1937 First Edition Hardback

By: John Galsworthy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88852118

Condition: Fine


First edition first impression hardback in blue boards with gilt titles to spine . no dust jacket , a near fine book that has no inscriptions , no marks to boards other than 4 tiny dots of colour , no spine lean , no tears and no creases to pages , corners are sharp , `bottom spine tip pushed , usual page toning with age , not a remainder , not an ex-library copy. All orders are sent in professional removable dust jacket plastic , double bubble-wrapped and in a stro... View more info

Life of Herod [ 1st Folio Society in Slipcase ]

By: Josephus

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88847489

Condition: Fine


Folio Society hardback in slipcase , no dust jacket as issued , First printing a fine copy , illustrated boards with gilt tiles to spine , introduction by Martin Goodman , pictoral endpapers , maps and colour pictures, no inscriptions , no tears , book is clean and bright , no spine lean , unfaded, corners are sharp , slipcase is also fine , no marks , not faded , super copy , A heavy book but no extra shipping will be asked for , not a remainder , not an ex-library... View more info

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Elvis In the Twilight of Memory [ an Uncorrected Proof Very Fine Unread Copy ]

By: Juanico , June

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Little Brown: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88844432

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing Proof Copy issued as a large size paperback , picture of Elvis with lady on his lap on cover , no crease to spine , a fine unread copy , pages clean and complete , no marks , no tears , not an ex-library copy . Sent well packaged . We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999 View more info

Enchanted Evening Book 3 of Authors Autobiography

By: Kaye, M. M.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Viking UK: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 88839983

ISBN: 0670886831

Condition: Near Fine


First edition second printing hardback in dust jacket , near fine book in near fine dust jacket. not price-clipped , not faded , no tears , full number sequence 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 . All orders are sent in professional removable dust jacket plastic , double bubble-wrapped and in a strong box . We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999 View more info

Captain Albert Hall VC DSO [ Two Bars ] MC

By: Kiernan , R H

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Aviation Book Club: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88848469

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in black covers with gilt titles to spine , no dust jacket , no marks , neat name S Weaver March 1939 on fron endpaper , no tears , book is clean and bright , pages are clean and complete with all 15 illustrations and index , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , top corners are sharp , bottom corners pushed , very minor wear to spine tips , a nice clean copy , not a remainder , not ... View more info

Image for The Picture Printer of the Nineteenth Century  George Baxter 1804-1867  [ 1st Printing 1911 ]

The Picture Printer of the Nineteenth Century George Baxter 1804-1867 [ 1st Printing 1911 ]

By: Lewis , C T Courteney

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88847010

Condition: Very Good


First edition dated 1911 at bottom of title page , green buckram covers with gilt decor to front and spine plus colour picture to front , 363 printed pages , complete with all colour prints with tissue guards and all black and white plates , pages have slight foxing to the riough cut edges , prelims show toning with age , covers are clean and bright , slightly pushed to corners and spine tips , a nice complete copy . sent well packed , we are an independent booksel... View more info

Image for The Leisure of an Egyptian Official  [ 1st 1921]

The Leisure of an Egyptian Official [ 1st 1921]

By: Lord Edward Cecil

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88850096

Condition: Very Good


First edition , red boards with gilt titles to spine , 336 printed pages , boards are a little toned with age , spine is faded , spine tips and corners are pushed and worn , the pages are complete , one page has a cellotape repair , rough cut edges , toned with age , initials and date 1921 on front endpaper , hinges are weak but holding , interesting item about the Suez Canal , sent in bubblewrap and a stong box . View more info

Image for The Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume One Edited By J Middleton-Murry  [  1st Printing 1928 ]

The Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume One Edited By J Middleton-Murry [ 1st Printing 1928 ]

By: Mansfield , Katherine

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845788

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in hard covers with titles to spine and front , no dust jacket , no marks , no inscriptions apart from a signature to front endpaper , pages are clean and complete with photo of author as frontpiece , slight toning with age , no tears , book is clean and bright spine has faded but still readable , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , corners are pushed , spine tips are pushed and... View more info

Image for The Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume Two Edited By J Middleton-Murry  [  1st Printing 1928 ]

The Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume Two Edited By J Middleton-Murry [ 1st Printing 1928 ]

By: Mansfield , Katherine

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845789

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in hard covers with titles to spine and front , no dust jacket , no marks , no inscriptions apart from a signature to front endpaper , pages are clean and complete with photo of author as frontpiece , slight toning with age , no tears , book is clean and bright spine has faded but still readable , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , corners are pushed , spine tips are pushed and... View more info

The Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume Two Edited By J Middleton-Murry [ 1st Printing 1928 ]

By: Mansfield , Katherine

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845790

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in hard covers with titles to spine and front , no dust jacket , no marks , no inscriptions apart from a signature to front endpaper , pages are clean and complete with photo of author as frontpiece , slight toning with age , no tears , book is clean and bright spine has faded but still readable , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , corners are pushed , spine tips are pushed and... View more info

Image for Wind-Harps [ 1929 Illustrated Edition in Jacket ]

Wind-Harps [ 1929 Illustrated Edition in Jacket ]

By: Marion Cran

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1929

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 88849800

Condition: Very Good


First edition Second impression hardback in dust jacket , a vg book in vg dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks to boards , no spine lean , no tears and no creases to pages , corners are pushed , spine tips are pushed and faded , pages are clean and complete with all illustrations ,usual page toning with age , in vg jacket that is not faded , not price-clipped , white areas and flaps are toned with age , minor chips to corners and spine tips , not a remai... View more info

Image for Ink in Her Blood Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham (a Very Fine First Printing )

Ink in Her Blood Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham (a Very Fine First Printing )

By: Martin, Richard

Price: £18.00

Publisher: University of Rochester Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88846585

ISBN: 0835719235

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , as new un-read copy , fine book in fine dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks , no damage , is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , corners are sharp. pages are clean and complete , in fine jacket that is not faded , no tears , no marks , no creases , no bumps , not price-clipped, not a remainder , not an ex-library copy We accept Paypal ... View more info

Image for In the Mill a Chapter of Autobiography [ 1941 First Printing ]

In the Mill a Chapter of Autobiography [ 1941 First Printing ]

By: Masefield , John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845791

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , a near fine book in very good dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks , no damage , is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , clean , unfaded. , corners are sharp. slight page toning with age , in vg jacket that is not faded , not price-clipped showingb 7/6d , jhas loss to both spine tips , and has a long cklosed tear half way up the back spine edge and... View more info

Dickens Translated By Hamish Miles [ 1934 First Printing ]

By: Maurois , Andre

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, John Lane the Bodley Head: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88846006

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in brown hard covers with titles to spine , no dust jacket , no marks to covers, no inscriptions , bookplate of Ewen David Hay on front pastedown , pages are clean and complete , just the occasional spot of foxing to paghe edges , no tears , book is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , 3 corners are sharp one pushed , small dirty mark on front endpaper , possibly a s... View more info

The Undertaker's Daughter [an Unread Fine First Printing ]

By: Mayfield , Kate

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Simon and Schuster: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88843729

ISBN: 1471134474

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , a new un-read copy , fine book in fine dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks , no damage , full number sequence 1,3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4,2 , in fine jacket that is not faded , no tears , no marks , no creases , not price-clipped , not a remainder , not an ex-library copy All orders are sent in professional removable dust jacket plastic , double bubble-wrapped and in a strong box . We are a full time Ind... View more info

Crazy Horse [ a UK First Printing ]

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88838604

ISBN: 0297842803

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , fine book, in fine dust jacket. not price-clipped , not faded , no tears , nice copy . All orders are sent in professional removable dust jacket plastic , double bubble-wrapped and in a strong box . We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999 View more info

Image for English Spinster a Portrait [ 1939 1st Printing ]

English Spinster a Portrait [ 1939 1st Printing ]

By: Meynell , Esther

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845771

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in turquoise hard covers with gilt titles to spine and front , no dust jacket but the original front flap with blurb is loosely inserted , , no marks , no inscriptions to pages , neat signature and date 1939 to front endpaper , small gothic bookplate to front pastedown , pages are clean and complete , very minor foxing to endpapers , no tears , book is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in ... View more info

For My Children [ a Signed First Printing ]

By: Moray , Barbara

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, St George's Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88846005

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing SIGNED by the author to Ewen David Hay , hardback in hard covers with titles to spine front , no dust jacket as issued , no other inscriptions , bookplate of Ewen David Hays to front pastedown , pages are clean and complete , no tears , book is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , corners are sharp , covers partly faded, not a remainder , not an ex-library copy All orders are sent in ,... View more info

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A B O A Wee Boy's Progress [ Unread Fine Signed Paperback ]

By: Neil , Allan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Allan Neil:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 88844764

ISBN: 1477624120

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing trade paperback original , Signed by the author without dedication , a new unread copy , the autobiography of a Scottish working class boy who ended up in the Brighton police Commandoes Surveillance and Close Protection team , and head of security at the the Brighton bombing , and his involvement in the early days of helicopter policing and much more , very fine , no crease to spine , no marks , no tears , no inscriptions , The book is cl... View more info

Black Beech and Honeydew an Autobiography

By: Ngaio Marsh

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88849700

Condition: Very Good


First edition first impression hardback in dust jacket , a vg book in vg dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks to boards , no spine lean , no tears and no creases to pages , corners are sharp , bottom spine tip pushed , usual page toning with age , in vg jacket that is not faded , price-clipped , flaps are toned with age , minor wear to corners and spine tips , not a remainder , not an ex-library copy We accept Paypal . All orders are sent in profession... View more info

Escape to Danger

By: Paul Brickhill

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Faber: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88850224

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in black hard covers with gilt titles to spine , no dust jacket , no inscriptions other than a small owners signature to front endpaper , pages are clean and complete will all illustratuions by Ley Kenyon present , no tears , no spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , 3 corners are sharp 1 pushed , covers are a little mottled , not a remainder , not an ex-library copy All orders are sent in bubble-wra... View more info

Elizabeth 1 the Word of a Prince a Life from Contemporary Documents [ 1st Folio Society in Slipcase ]

By: Perry , Maria

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845946

Condition: Fine


First printing Folio Society hardback in slipcase , no dust jacket as issued , cream boards , elephant hyde spine , gilt tiles to spine and front , no marks , no inscriptions , no tears , book is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , clean , unfaded. , corners are sharp , all illustrations are present , in maroon slipcase with gilt decorations throughout , slipcase is also fine , no marks , not faded , no dents , supe... View more info

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Campions Career a Study of the Novels of Margery Allingham [ a Fine First Printing ]

By: Pike , B A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Bowling Green University Popular Press,US: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88846586

ISBN: 0879723793

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , as new un-read copy , fine book in fine dust jacket. Book has no inscriptions , no marks , no damage , is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , corners are sharp. pages are clean and complete , in fine jacket that is not faded , no tears , no marks , not price-clipped, tiniest push to one corner , not a remainder , not an ex-library copy We accept Pay... View more info

Image for Queen Victoria Great Lives [ 1933 1st Printing in d w ]

Queen Victoria Great Lives [ 1933 1st Printing in d w ]

By: Ponsonby , Arthur

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 88845618

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , Book has no inscriptions but has a neat gothic bookplate on front pastedown , no marks , no damage , is clean and bright , no rolling or spine lean , no weakness to hinges, in tight binding , unfaded. , corners are sharp.slight toning to pages with age , in jacket that is slightly faded to spine , not price-clipped, small chips missing top spine tip and corners , plus a coui[ple of small closed tears , not a re... View more info

E M Forster (Writers & Their Work) 1970 Revised Edition with Longer Bibiography

By: Rex Warner

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Longman: 1970

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 88843632

ISBN: 0582010071

Condition: Very Good


First printing of this revised edition , a softcover in card covers , a very good copy , covers a little faded , no inscriptions , top back corner creased , black and white picture intact , not an ex-library copy . We have many similar titles in stock . All orders are sent well wrapped and in a strong box . We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999 View more info