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Commander of the Karteria: Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home. (Signed), Abney-Hastings, Maurice
1 Abney-Hastings, Maurice
Commander of the Karteria: Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home. (Signed)
U.S.A. AuthorHouse 2011 1456783203 / 9781456783204 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall v +262pp, index, 10pp illustrations, 3 appendices. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed by the author on half title 'With very best wishes, Maurice Abney-Hastings'. Underneath is 11/500 with authors initials alongside, indicating that this is perhaps one of a limited edition. Included is a small pamphlet 'Karteria - The Story of the First Steam Paddle Ship used in Naval Warfare' by Dianne Williams. 
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Seamarks and Landmarks: Being Leaves from the Log of Surgeon Captain O.W. Andrews C.B.E. R.N., Andrews, Surgeon Captain OW
2 Andrews, Surgeon Captain OW
Seamarks and Landmarks: Being Leaves from the Log of Surgeon Captain O.W. Andrews C.B.E. R.N.
London Ernest Benn Ltd 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 359pp + x + folding chart at rear, illustrations, index, appendix. Gilt on blue boards, slight edge rubbing, slight dulling to spine, general light foxing only, mainly to endpapers, a Good+ solid tight copy without dustwrapper. Gift inscription from the author to his (un-named) god-daughter, dated March 1927, frontispiece of the author signed and dated February 1927. 
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Blue Skirts into Blue Stockings, or, Recollections of Christ's Hospital, Angus, Louie
3 Angus, Louie
Blue Skirts into Blue Stockings, or, Recollections of Christ's Hospital
London Ian Allan 1981 0711012261 / 9780711012264 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 152pp, illustrated endpapers, illustrated. Blue boards, VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Memories of Christ's Hospital by the author, a Child of the House from 1916 to 1925 in Ward Three. 
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A Priest's Life, Arbuthnott, Canon Edmund
4 Arbuthnott, Canon Edmund
A Priest's Life
St. Jacques 1990 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall clxxxi pp, card wrappers, 4 illustrations. Undated, circa 1990. The author was born c. 1910 into the well-known Scottish family, from whence came the only Scottish missal to survive the reformation. Scarce. 
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Transactions of the William Morris Society: Bernard Shaw and William Morris. A Lecture Given on May 11, 1956, on Behalf of the William Morris Society, at a Joint Meeting with the Shaw Society During the Shaw Centenary Year, Arnot, R Page
5 Arnot, R Page
Transactions of the William Morris Society: Bernard Shaw and William Morris. A Lecture Given on May 11, 1956, on Behalf of the William Morris Society, at a Joint Meeting with the Shaw Society During the Shaw Centenary Year
London The William Morris Society 1957 Limited Edition Booklet Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 26pp, 1 of 350 copies printed. Card covers, slight creasing to upper front corner otherwise light wear only, a VG copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Battle and the Breeze: The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore, Ashmore, Sir Edward / Grove, Eric (Editor)
6 Ashmore, Sir Edward / Grove, Eric (Editor)
The Battle and the Breeze: The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore
Stroud Sutton Publishing Ltd 1997 0750912529 / 9780750912525 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall vi + 282pp, index, 32pp illustrations. Blue boards, light wear only, a VG copy in a Good+ (edge chipping with small loss, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Detail of life as an Officer and then in higher command in the postwar Royal Navy. 
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A Sea Affair: An Autobiography, Baillie, Captain D.G.O.
7 Baillie, Captain D.G.O.
A Sea Affair: An Autobiography
London Hutchinson 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 290pp, index, 15pp plates. Blue boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. 
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Full Circle: An Autobiographical Journal, Baker, Janet
8 Baker, Janet
Full Circle: An Autobiographical Journal
London Julia MacRae Books 1982 0862031079 / 9780862031077 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xvi + 270pp, appendix, illustrated with black and white photographs by Zoe Dominic. Green cloth boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed by the author, 'Greetings, Janet Baker', to title page. 
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One of the Damned: The Life and Times of Robert Tressell, Author of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', Ball, F.C.
9 Ball, F.C.
One of the Damned: The Life and Times of Robert Tressell, Author of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1973 0297766511 / 9780297766513 First Edition Hard Cover Nr VG Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xiii + 266pp, index, appendix, 8pp plates. Brown boards, top edge red, light foxing mainly to endpapers and edges, minor edge marks, overall a near VG copy in VG dustwrapper. Uncommon 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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Grivas: Portrait of a Terrorist, Barker, Dudley
10 Barker, Dudley
Grivas: Portrait of a Terrorist
London The Cresset Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 202pp, 8pp plates. Blue boards, light wear only, a little foxing to endpapers otherwise general light ageing to contents, a VG clean tight copy in (small loss to front panel, light edge wear with slight loss, to be supplied in removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Years Flew Past: 40 Years at the Leading Edge of Aviation, Beamont, Roland 'Bee'
11 Beamont, Roland 'Bee'
The Years Flew Past: 40 Years at the Leading Edge of Aviation
Shrewsbury Airlife Publishing Ltd 2001 1840372990 / 9781840372991 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 192pp, index, bibliography, 11 appendices, photographs, including 8pp in colour. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. The author was one of Britain's greatest pilots, this book includes his wartime reminiscences together with experiences as Chief Test Pilot for the English Electric Canberra, and later one of only 3 pilots to fly the ill-fated TSR2. Scarce. 
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Sun on My Wings, Bednall, Dundas
12 Bednall, Dundas
Sun on My Wings
Pembrokeshire Paterchurch Publications 1989 1870745027 / 9781870745024 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 140pp, index, references, illustrations. Softback, light reading wear, a VG copy. The author's career in the RAF during WW2 on Sunderland Flying Boats in the Mediterranean and later in Africa. 
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The Honeysuckle and the Bee: The Story of a Musician, Bee, Janet (compiler)
13 Bee, Janet (compiler)
The Honeysuckle and the Bee: The Story of a Musician
Janet Bee 1985 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 52pp, 27 illustrations. Softback, colour fading to spine and adjacent edges otherwise a VG clean tight copy. Biography of an organist, of local interest to Worcester and Malvern. 
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Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral JH Godfrey, CB, Beesley, Patrick (Foreword By Captain SW Roskill)
14 Beesley, Patrick (Foreword By Captain SW Roskill)
Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral JH Godfrey, CB
London Hamish Hamilton 1980 0241103835 / 9780241103838 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xxv + 345pp, index, bibliography, 8pp illustrations, maps. Green boards, light ageing only, very slight spine twist, a VG clean tight copy in (slight spine fading) dustwrapper. Biography of John Godfrey who was appointed Director of Naval Intelligence in 1939. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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My Life, a Loaded Gun: Dickinson, Plath, Rich, and Female Creativity, Bennett, Paula
15 Bennett, Paula
My Life, a Loaded Gun: Dickinson, Plath, Rich, and Female Creativity
USA University of Illinois Press 1990 0252061179 / 9780252061172 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xv + 300pp, index, notes, not illustrated. Card covers, slightly sunned, light ageing to contents, a VG copy. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Transience Captured: The Life and Art of Kenneth Draper, Berthoud, Roger
16 Berthoud, Roger
Transience Captured: The Life and Art of Kenneth Draper
London The Hart Gallery 1996 0952075970 / 9780952075974 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 120pp, bibliography, biographical notes, illustrated including 64 colour plates. Large format softback, slight edge rubbing/creasing to covers, overall a VG copy. Text in English/German/Spanish. Undated, assumed to be 1996 1st edition. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Lucie Rie, Birks, Tony
17 Birks, Tony
Lucie Rie
Dorset Alphabooks Ltd 1987 0906670462 / 9780906670460 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 224pp, bibliography, chronology, illustrations throughout, many in colour. The story of the life of Lucie Rie, her friendship with Bernard Leach and Hans Coper and illustrates a wide range of work from tableware to specially commissioned pots. Brown cloth boards, a VG copy in (price-clipped, colour fading to spine and adjacent edges) dustwrapper. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Dear Popsy: Collected Postcards of a Private Schoolboy to His Father, Bishop-Potter, E.
18 Bishop-Potter, E.
Dear Popsy: Collected Postcards of a Private Schoolboy to His Father
London Andre Deutsch 1984 0233976922 / 9780233976921 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Cox, Paul 192pp, illustrated by Paul Cox. Cream boards, general slight browning to pages, otherwise a VG clean tight copy in (price-clipped, slight colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. Signed by author on front endpaper. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Faulkner: Conflict and Consent in Irish Politics, Bleakley, David
19 Bleakley, David
Faulkner: Conflict and Consent in Irish Politics
Oxford Mowbrays 1974 026466227X / 9780264662275 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xi + 204pp, index, 5 appendices, references, 16pp plates. Blue boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Dated gift inscription to 'Lord Edmund-Davies' to the front endpaper, signed by the author. 
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Modern Critical Views: Philip Roth, Bloom, Harold (Edited and with an Introductionm by)
20 Bloom, Harold (Edited and with an Introductionm by)
Modern Critical Views: Philip Roth
USA Chelsea House Publishers 1986 0877546614 / 9780877546610 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall x + 188pp, index, bibliography, a collection of 14 essays. Maroon boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Rothko, Borchardt-Hume, Achim (Editor)
21 Borchardt-Hume, Achim (Editor)
Rothko
London Tate Publishing 2008 185437737X / 9781854377371 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Published for the exhibition 'Rothko: The Late Series' 2008-2009 in London and Sakura. 256pp, index, bibliography, notes, fully illustrated in colour. Large format softback, small scratch to rear cover otherwise light wear only, a VG copy. 
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Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830, Boteler, Captain John Harvey / Bonner-Smith, David (Editor)
22 Boteler, Captain John Harvey / Bonner-Smith, David (Editor)
Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830
London The Navy Records Society 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xiii + 272pp, index, map. Quarter bound in blue buckram over grey boards, gilt banding and decoration, light wear, light foxing mainly to rough cut edges, a few pages uncut. Pencilled notes to rear endpaper, occasional pencil marks to text, easily removed but left for interest, overall a VG copy, no dustwrapper as issued. 
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My Dear Max: The Letters of Brendan Bracken to Lord Beaverbrook, 1925-58 (Sources for Modern British History), Bracken, Brendan / Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken / Cockett, Richard (Edited with an Introduction by)
23 Bracken, Brendan / Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken / Cockett, Richard (Edited with an Introduction by)
My Dear Max: The Letters of Brendan Bracken to Lord Beaverbrook, 1925-58 (Sources for Modern British History)
London The Historians' Press 1990 095089009X / 9780950890098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall vii + 224pp, index, bibliography. Blue boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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Picture a Country Vicarage, Brode, Anthony
24 Brode, Anthony
Picture a Country Vicarage
London Elek Books 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair to Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 183pp. Brown boards, slight sunning to spine, general foxing with spotting to page edges, overall a Good clean copy in a Fair (edge chipped with loss mainly to spine and adjacent top edge, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Interesting dedicated gift inscription from the author to front pastedown. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story as Told to Yannick Bruynoghe, Broonzy, William (as Told to) Bruynoghe, Yannick / Dance, Stanley (Foreword)
25 Broonzy, William (as Told to) Bruynoghe, Yannick / Dance, Stanley (Foreword)
Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story as Told to Yannick Bruynoghe
London Cassell & Co 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Oliver, Paul xii + 139pp, index, discography, 8pp photographs plus frontispiece, 4 drawings by Paul Oliver. Gilt on brown boards, light foxing mainly to endpapers, occasional minor marks, overall a VG tight copy in a Good (edge chipped/tears with small losses, general browning/minor marks to rear panel, not price-clipped, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. Signed 'Big Bill Broonzy' on 1/2 title page. Very scarce. 
Price: 1200.00 GBP
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Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit), Bryant, Jennifer Fisher
26 Bryant, Jennifer Fisher
Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit)
USA William B Eerdmans Publishing Co 1997 0802851401 / 9780802851406 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall viii + 207pp, index, bibliography, 16pp plates. Softback, light wear only, a VG copy. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Jim Clark: Photographic memories, Bryce, Eric
27 Bryce, Eric
Jim Clark: Photographic memories
Scottish Borders Council Museum and Gallery Service 1998 0953301109 / 9780953301102 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 24pp, a mixture of colour and black and white photographs. Landscape format booklet, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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H.C.S. Bullock: His Life and Locomotives, Bullock, Kenneth Allan
28 Bullock, Kenneth Allan
H.C.S. Bullock: His Life and Locomotives
Surrey Plateway Press 1987 0951110896 / 9780951110898 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 64pp, illustrated throughout. Softback, an excellent clean tight copy. Engineering biography of HCS Bullock, who built live-steam model locomotives in his spare time! He is best known for 12 large passenger locomotives built 1931 - 1937. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Peter the Great (Critical Issues in History Ser) (Critical Issues in World and International History), Bushkovitch, Paul
29 Bushkovitch, Paul
Peter the Great (Critical Issues in History Ser) (Critical Issues in World and International History)
USA Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2003 0847696391 / 9780847696390 First Thus Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xii + 187pp, index, chronology, notes. Softback, a VG clean tight copy. Signed and dated to 1/2 title, almost certainly by the author. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Colored (Coloured) Reading: The Graphic Art of Frances Butler, Butler, Frances
30 Butler, Frances
Colored (Coloured) Reading: The Graphic Art of Frances Butler
USA Lancaster Miller Publishers 1979 0895810115 / 9780895810113 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 7pp + 39 illustrations. White boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Victorian Sketchbook, Bye, Ranulph / Richie, Margaret Bye (text)
31 Bye, Ranulph / Richie, Margaret Bye (text)
Victorian Sketchbook
U.S.A. Haverford House Inc 1980 0910702047 / 9780910702041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall viii + 128pp, index, bibliography, glossary, 94 plates, many in colour. Gilt on red boards, small mark to front board, overall a VG clean tight copy in (short closed edge tear, slight fading to spine and adjacent edge, price-clipped) dustwrapper. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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George Lawrence: An Illustrated Biography, Campbell, Jean
32 Campbell, Jean
George Lawrence: An Illustrated Biography
Australia Australian Artist Editions 1980 0959839550 / 9780959839555 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 127pp, 45 colour plates plus pages from the artist's sketch books. Silver on blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in (slight edge rubbing) dustwrapper. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Will Carling: My Autobiography, Carling, Will (with Paul Ackford)
33 Carling, Will (with Paul Ackford)
Will Carling: My Autobiography
London Hodder & Stoughton 1998 0340696583 / 9780340696583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 312pp, index, 32pp photographs, many in colour. Mauve boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed 'Best Wishes' by the author on title page. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Bittersweet: The Clifford T.Ward Story, Cartwright, Dave
34 Cartwright, Dave
Bittersweet: The Clifford T.Ward Story
Worcester Moonicorn Books 1999 095353880X / 9780953538805 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 327pp, 8pp photographs. Red boards, bumping to upper front corners, light ageing to contents, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Biography of the singer-songwriter. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Harding of Petherton. Field-Marshal. A Biography, Carver, Michael
35 Carver, Michael
Harding of Petherton. Field-Marshal. A Biography
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1978 0297775073 / 9780297775072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall ix + 246pp, index, bibliography, 8pp plates, 6 maps. Red boards, light ageing only, owner's name to front pastedown, a VG copy in (some edge staining, not price-clipped) dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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An Erk's-Eye View: Memories of National Service in the Royal Air Force 1952-54, Caton, Ted
36 Caton, Ted
An Erk's-Eye View: Memories of National Service in the Royal Air Force 1952-54
Essex Ted Caton 1998 0953303004 / 9780953303007 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 174pp, bibliography, abbreviations, 52 illustrations. Softback, reading creases to spine, overall a VG clean tight copy. Signed by the author on the title page. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Rembrandt Och Hans Tid (Rembrandt and His Age):  : Människan i Centrum (Focus on Man). En Utstallning Ingaende I Nationalmuseums 200-Arsjubileum (Exhibition Catalogue), Cavalli-Björkman, Görel
37 Cavalli-Björkman, Görel
Rembrandt Och Hans Tid (Rembrandt and His Age): : Människan i Centrum (Focus on Man). En Utstallning Ingaende I Nationalmuseums 200-Arsjubileum (Exhibition Catalogue)
Stockholm Nationalmuseum 1992 9171004165 / 9789171004161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (Pictorial Boards) 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 414pp, index, bibliography, illustrations, many in colour, 7 essays. Laminated pictorial boards, light wear only, very slight fading to spine, a VG clean tight copy. Essays in dual Swedish/English text, catalogue in Swedish only. Published for an exhibition 2 October 1992 - 6 January 1993. Heavy book, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Trevor Chamberlain: A Personal View - Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour, Chamberlain, Trevor / Gair, Angela
38 Chamberlain, Trevor / Gair, Angela
Trevor Chamberlain: A Personal View - Light and Atmosphere in Watercolour
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1999 0715308459 / 9780715308455 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 128pp, index, colour illustrations throughout. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in (small laminate loss to 1 corner) dustwrapper. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Yellow Belly, Chance, John Newton
39 Chance, John Newton
Yellow Belly
London Robert Hale 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 191pp, frontispiece. Blue boards, fading to spine in a few places, owner's name to front endpaper, light ageing only, overall a VG clean tight copy in a Good (chipped with small losses, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper, designed by Biro. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Churchill War Papers: Volume II (Two, 2): Never Surrender May 1940 - December 1940, Churchill, Sir Winston S. / Gilbert, Martin
40 Churchill, Sir Winston S. / Gilbert, Martin
The Churchill War Papers: Volume II (Two, 2): Never Surrender May 1940 - December 1940
London William Heinemann Ltd 1994 0434000221 / 9780434000227 First Edition Hard Cover Nr VG Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xxxii + 1360pp, index, 11 maps, appendices, Red boards, from the library of a University Professor, his name and details to front endpaper and his annotation to text (mainly neat vertical lines adjacent to text), otherwise light ageing only and thus a near VG copy in (colour fading to spine, short closed tear) dustwrapper. Scarce. Very heavy, extra shipping may be required to non-UK address. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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A Perthshire Naturalist: Charles MacIntosh of Inver: With a Chapter on Scottish Folk-Music By Herbert Wiseman M.A., Director of Music, Edinburgh Education Authority, Coates, Henry F.S.A.Scot. (Introduction By J Arthur Thomson, M.A., LL.D., (Professor of Natural History  in Aberdeen University) & Patrick Geddes F.R.S.E., (late Professor of Botany in St Andrews University)
41 Coates, Henry F.S.A.Scot. (Introduction By J Arthur Thomson, M.A., LL.D., (Professor of Natural History in Aberdeen University) & Patrick Geddes F.R.S.E., (late Professor of Botany in St Andrews University)
A Perthshire Naturalist: Charles MacIntosh of Inver: With a Chapter on Scottish Folk-Music By Herbert Wiseman M.A., Director of Music, Edinburgh Education Authority
London T Fisher Unwin 1923 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xx + 244pp, index, 2 appendices, map of central Strathtay, 41 sepia reproductions of portraits and views around Inver, and 14 musical compositions. Quarter bound in brown buckram over grey cloth boards, gilt titling, a few marks, slight rubbing to edges, contemporary presentation plate to front endpaper, fore-edge rough cut, general foxing to contents which are otherwise clean and tight. No dustwrapper. Overall a Good copy of a very scarce title. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Jan Stewer: A West Country Biography, Cock, Douglas J. (Preface By JC Trewin)
42 Cock, Douglas J. (Preface By JC Trewin)
Jan Stewer: A West Country Biography
Wiltshire Moonraker Press 1980 0239001923 / 9780239001924 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 103pp, index, chronology of works, 9 plates. Pale brown boards, dated owner's name to front endpaper, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in (colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. The story of 2 people who were almost indivisibly one - AJ Coles, the creator and Jan Stewer, the creation. 
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A Brat Remembers: The 41st and 42nd Entries of Aircraft Apprentices, March 1940 to July 1942, No.1 School of Technical Training, Royal Air Force Halton, Cocker, Max
43 Cocker, Max
A Brat Remembers: The 41st and 42nd Entries of Aircraft Apprentices, March 1940 to July 1942, No.1 School of Technical Training, Royal Air Force Halton
Glasgow Max Cocker 1989 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall ix + 81pp, 3 appendices, illustrations. Softback, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy. Personalised dedication from the author to verso of front endpaper, also includes 4pp typed reminiscences of other 'brats'. Author's recollections of his wartime apprenticeship as a 'brat' in the RAF. Scarce. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Jess Stacy: The Quiet Man of Jazz, Coller, Derek
44 Coller, Derek
Jess Stacy: The Quiet Man of Jazz
U.S.A. Jazzology Press 1997 0963889044 / 9780963889041 First Edition Soft Cover Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 296pp, cd in pocket at rear, indexes, discography, 12 appendices, illustrations. Softback, creasing to upper front corner of rear cover and adjacent pages, minor marking to edges, otherwise light reading wear only. A Good tight copy. Signed by author to 1/2 title: 'With Best Wishes, Derek Coller'. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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An Elgar Travelogue, Collett, Pauline
45 Collett, Pauline
An Elgar Travelogue
London Thames Publishing 1983 0905210212 / 9780905210216 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 153pp, indexes, bibliography, maps, photographs. Orange boards, a VG clean tight copy in (colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. The author here considers Elgar as an inveterate world-wide traveller and looks at how this impacted on his music. Scarce. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble. Sir Astley Cooper Key, Colomb, Vice-Admiral PH
46 Colomb, Vice-Admiral PH
Memoirs of Admiral the Right Honble. Sir Astley Cooper Key
London Methuen & Co 1898 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 511pp, index, errasta slip, frontispiece. Blue boards, gilt titling and decoration to spine, foxing mainly to endpapers, overall a near VG tight copy. Memoirs covering the early life of Cooper Key, and his naval exploits, including battles during the Anglo-French blockade of Rio de la Plata and the Crimean War, before becoming First Naval Lord in 1879. 
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At Home in the World: Memoirs of a Traveling (Travelling) Woman, Conlon, Dorothy S.
47 Conlon, Dorothy S.
At Home in the World: Memoirs of a Traveling (Travelling) Woman
USA Publishamerica 2007 1413791603 / 9781413791600 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 160pp, map, photographs. Softback, light reading wear only, a VG copy. Personalised gift dedication from the author to title page. 
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Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775 - 1860, Cordingly, David
48 Cordingly, David
Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775 - 1860
London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2007 074758088X / 9780747580881 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xxvi + 422pp, maps, index, notes, bibliography, glossary, appendix, 16pp colour plates, 8pp black and white plates, drawings in text, pictorial endpapers. Black boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. Signed gift dedication from the author to 1/2 title, with dedication from previous owner thereunder. 
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Thomas Hardy: Materials for a Study of His Life, Times and Works (Monographs 1 - 35), Cox, J Stevens (General Editor)
49 Cox, J Stevens (General Editor)
Thomas Hardy: Materials for a Study of His Life, Times and Works (Monographs 1 - 35)
Guernsey The Toucan Press 1968 0900749857 / 9780900749858 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Full set of monographs 1 - 35, including 172 illustrations contents listing, additional notes and corrections, with a Preface by J Stevens Cox, Introduction by Richard Curle and 'A Contemplative View of Hardy' by HSL Dewar. Blue boards, spine label, slight ageing mainly to contents, overall a VG tight copy. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Complete Poems And Selected Letters And Prose of Hart Crane, Crane, Hart (Edited with an Introduction and Notes By Brom Weber)
50 Crane, Hart (Edited with an Introduction and Notes By Brom Weber)
The Complete Poems And Selected Letters And Prose of Hart Crane
London OUP 1968 0192125443 / 9780192125446 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall xvii + 302pp, index, appendix (Hart Cranr by Waldo Frank), frontispiece. Black boards, light ageing to contents, previous owner's name to front pastedown (hidden by wrapper flyleaf), a VG copy in a Good+ (edge rubbed, slight fading to spine and adjacent edges) dustwrapper. 
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