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Image for Commander of the Karteria: Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home. (Signed)

Commander of the Karteria: Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home. (Signed)

By: Abney-Hastings, Maurice

Price: £30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Authorhouse: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019631

ISBN: 1456783203

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Addicted

By: Adams, Tony / with Ian Ridley

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, CollinsWillow: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 022434

ISBN: 0002187949

Condition: Very Good


288pp, index, 2 appendices, 24pp illustrations. Black boards, light browning to pages, a VG copy in (slightly edge rubbed) dustwrapper. Flat signed on title page by the author. View more info

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When I Was a Child

By: An Old Potter (Charles Shaw) / with an Introduction By Robert Spence Watson

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021409

Condition: Good


xv + 258pp, index, not illustrated. Red boards, rubs to spine head/tail. a few minor marks spine sunned, general foxing to contents, overall a Good copy without dustwrapper. Autobiography of the author, his life growing up in the Potteries. View more info

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The Life and Work of Robert Gibbings

By: Andrews, Martin J

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Bicester, Primrose Hill Press Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021861

ISBN: 1901648311

Condition: Very Good


xii + 426pp, index, further reading, notes, 399 illustrations. Blue cloth boards, minor marks very slight lean to spine, overall a VG copy in (slight edge creasing) dustwrapper. This is the first book to be published on Robert Gibbings which encompasses his whole life and provides a context for his work and achievemnets. Many of the illustrations, of Gibbing's own work and those recording his life, are previously unpublished. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at ... View more info

Image for Seamarks and Landmarks: Being Leaves from the Log of Surgeon Captain O.W. Andrews C.B.E. R.N.

Seamarks and Landmarks: Being Leaves from the Log of Surgeon Captain O.W. Andrews C.B.E. R.N.

By: Andrews, Surgeon Captain OW

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Ltd: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017484

Condition: Good+


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. View more info

Image for Blue Skirts into Blue Stockings, or, Recollections of Christ's Hospital

Blue Skirts into Blue Stockings, or, Recollections of Christ's Hospital

By: Angus, Louie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: R15218

ISBN: 0711012261

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for A Brief Sketch of the Life, Family and Labours of Edward Heneage Dering  of Baddesley Clinton

A Brief Sketch of the Life, Family and Labours of Edward Heneage Dering of Baddesley Clinton

By: Anon

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Art and Book Company:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021716

Condition: Good


50pp, 8 plates (7 called for), all tissue guarded, errata slip, 2 relevant newspaper obituaries. White boards, edges browning, a few marks, patterned endpapers, general foxing to contents, creases to one tissue guard, some crinkling to pages. Overall a Good copy. Undated gift inscription from R Dering (Rebecca, formerly Ferres, nee Orpen) to 'The Rev Bernard Grafton, In Memoriam of EHD'. View more info

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Six Months in the West Indies, in 1825

By: Anonymous (Coleridge, Henry Nelson)

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1826

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022369a

Condition: Good+


332pp, not illustrated. Half bound in calf over marbled boards, some edge rubbing, bookplate of Marmion Edw'd Ferrers, Baddesley Clinton, to front pastedown, general light ageing, overall a Good+ copy. Published anonymously, it was written by HN Coleridge (ref British Library). View more info

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A Priest's Life

By: Arbuthnott, Canon Edmund

Price: £50.00

Publisher: St. Jacques: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015360

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Arnot, R Page

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The William Morris Society: 1957

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 019380

Condition: Very Good


26pp, 1 of 350 copies printed. Card covers, slight creasing to upper front corner otherwise light wear only, a VG copy. View more info

Image for The Battle and the Breeze: The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore

The Battle and the Breeze: The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore

By: Ashmore, Sir Edward / Grove, Eric (Editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020086

ISBN: 0750912529

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Chet Atkins: Me and My Guitars

Chet Atkins: Me and My Guitars

By: Atkins, Chet / Cochran, Michael

Price: £40.00

Publisher: USA, Hal Leonard Corporation: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022459

ISBN: 0634055658

Condition: Very Good


184pp, photographs throughout, mainly colour. Large format softback, slight corner creasing to covers, light reading wear overall, a VG copy. View more info

Image for William Morris, Artist, Printer, & Man of Business. A Lecture Delivered By William Atkins Before the Parent Association of the Printers' Managers and Overseers' Association in London on November 7, 1916

William Morris, Artist, Printer, & Man of Business. A Lecture Delivered By William Atkins Before the Parent Association of the Printers' Managers and Overseers' Association in London on November 7, 1916

By: Atkins, William

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Saint Bride Foundation Printing School: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022287

Condition: Good


16pp. Oversize card covers, edge a little frayed, 6mm split to spine head, contents VG, overall a Good tight copy. View more info

Image for The Richard III Society: A History. The First Fifty Years, a Personal Account

The Richard III Society: A History. The First Fifty Years, a Personal Account

By: Awdry, George

Price: £20.00

Publisher: George Awdry: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021400

Condition: Very Good


72pp, illustrations. Red card covers, a VG copy. View more info

Image for A Sea Affair: An Autobiography

A Sea Affair: An Autobiography

By: Baillie, Captain D.G.O.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017357

Condition: Very Good


290pp, index, 15pp plates. Blue boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Full Circle: An Autobiographical Journal

Full Circle: An Autobiographical Journal

By: Baker, Janet

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Julia MacRae Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 018872

ISBN: 0862031079

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for One of the Damned: The Life and Times of Robert Tressell, Author of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'

One of the Damned: The Life and Times of Robert Tressell, Author of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists'

By: Ball, F.C.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016651

ISBN: 0297766511

Condition: Nr VG


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 View more info

Image for First Wave: The True Story of Reg Payne, the Well-Known Veteran Wireless Operator in RAF Bomber Command During World War Two

First Wave: The True Story of Reg Payne, the Well-Known Veteran Wireless Operator in RAF Bomber Command During World War Two

By: Ballantyne, Kenneth

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Shropshire, Laundry Cottage Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 022337

ISBN: 0955060168

Condition: Very Good


301pp, black and white photographs. Softback, small rub to base of rear cover otherwise a VG copy. Flat signed by the author on title page. View more info

Image for Granville Bantock: A Personal Portrait

Granville Bantock: A Personal Portrait

By: Bantock, Myrrha

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, JM Dent & Sons Ltd: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021683

ISBN: 0460039717

Condition: Very Good


xi + 203pp, index, list of principal works, 16pp illustrations, music examples and line drawings in text, top edge of pages coloured green. Black boards, light ageing only, a VG copy in a near VG (small corner loss, price-clipped) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Grivas: Portrait of a Terrorist

Grivas: Portrait of a Terrorist

By: Barker, Dudley

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Cresset Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016077

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for The Man Who Built London Transport: A Biography of Frank Pick

The Man Who Built London Transport: A Biography of Frank Pick

By: Barman, Christian

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020990

ISBN: 0715377531

Condition: Very Good


287pp, index, 32pp illustrations. Brown boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. The story of the man who was responsible for the city's transport system from the early days of the Underground to the plans for evacuation in WW2. View more info

Image for Soul of the Age: The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare

Soul of the Age: The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare

By: Bate, Jonathan

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021815

ISBN: 0670914827

Condition: Very Good


xii + 500pp, index, references, illustrations. Black boards, light wear and ageing, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for The Years Flew Past: 40 Years at the Leading Edge of Aviation

The Years Flew Past: 40 Years at the Leading Edge of Aviation

By: Beamont, Roland 'Bee'

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Airlife Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017546

ISBN: 1840372990

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Shakespeare in the Stratford Records

Shakespeare in the Stratford Records

By: Bearman, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021122

ISBN: 0750906324

Condition: Very Good


viii + 88pp, index, sources and notes, appendix, illustrations. Softback, light wear only, a VG copy. View more info

Image for 25 (Twenty-Five) Years at Brooklands Track with the 'Railton Era'

25 (Twenty-Five) Years at Brooklands Track with the 'Railton Era'

By: Beauchamp, RH

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Regency Press (London & New York) Ltd: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022427

ISBN: 0721206190

Condition: Very Good


102pp, 2 appendices, 32 illustrations. Brown boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Sun on My Wings

Sun on My Wings

By: Bednall, Dundas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pembrokeshire, Paterchurch Publications: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018693

ISBN: 1870745027

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for The Honeysuckle and the Bee: The Story of a Musician

The Honeysuckle and the Bee: The Story of a Musician

By: Bee, Janet (compiler)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Janet Bee: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016743

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral JH Godfrey, CB

Very Special Admiral: The Life of Admiral JH Godfrey, CB

By: Beesley, Patrick (Foreword By Captain SW Roskill)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017398

ISBN: 0241103835

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for My Life, a Loaded Gun: Dickinson, Plath, Rich, and Female Creativity

My Life, a Loaded Gun: Dickinson, Plath, Rich, and Female Creativity

By: Bennett, Paula

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, University of Illinois Press: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 020395

ISBN: 0252061179

Condition: Very Good


xv + 300pp, index, notes, not illustrated. Card covers, slightly sunned, light ageing to contents, a VG copy. View more info

Image for The Rex Whistler Experience at Plas Newydd: A Personal Perspective

The Rex Whistler Experience at Plas Newydd: A Personal Perspective

By: Beretta, CW

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Isle of Anglesey, CW Beretta: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022404

Condition: Very Good


28pp, illustrations, most in colour, bibliography. Booklet, a VG copy. View more info

Image for Transience Captured: The Life and Art of Kenneth Draper

Transience Captured: The Life and Art of Kenneth Draper

By: Berthoud, Roger

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, The Hart Gallery: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020217

ISBN: 0952075970

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Lucie Rie

Lucie Rie

By: Birks, Tony

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Dorset, Alphabooks Ltd: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021227

ISBN: 0906670462

Condition: Very Good


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, slightest colour fading to spine and adjacent edges, slight edge creasing) dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Dear Popsy: Collected Postcards of a Private Schoolboy to His Father

Dear Popsy: Collected Postcards of a Private Schoolboy to His Father

By: Bishop-Potter, E.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015756

ISBN: 0233976922

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Faulkner: Conflict and Consent in Irish Politics

Faulkner: Conflict and Consent in Irish Politics

By: Bleakley, David

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Oxford, Mowbrays: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017128

ISBN: 026466227X

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Modern Critical Views: Philip Roth

Modern Critical Views: Philip Roth

By: Bloom, Harold (Edited and with an Introductionm by)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Chelsea House Publishers: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016661

ISBN: 0877546614

Condition: Very Good


x + 188pp, index, bibliography, a collection of 14 essays. Maroon boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Hotspur. Henry Percy: Medieval Rebel

Hotspur. Henry Percy: Medieval Rebel

By: Boardman, A.W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021913

ISBN: 0750928786

Condition: Very Good


x + 230pp, index, bibliography, notes, 8pp plates. Black boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Biography of the character immortalised by Shakespeare in Henry IV, his background, overbearing family and his rise to fame which brought him into direct conflict with the king. View more info

Image for Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830

Publications of the Navy Records Society Volume LXXXII: Recollections of My Sea Life from 1808 to 1830

By: Boteler, Captain John Harvey / Bonner-Smith, David (Editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Navy Records Society: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018067

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for My Dear Max: The Letters of Brendan Bracken to Lord Beaverbrook, 1925-58 (Sources for Modern British History)

My Dear Max: The Letters of Brendan Bracken to Lord Beaverbrook, 1925-58 (Sources for Modern British History)

By: Bracken, Brendan / Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken / Cockett, Richard (Edited with an Introduction by)

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, The Historians' Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018298

ISBN: 095089009X

Condition: Very Good


vii + 224pp, index, bibliography. Blue boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Picture a Country Vicarage

Picture a Country Vicarage

By: Brode, Anthony

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016693

Condition: Good


183pp. Brown boards, slight sunning to spine, general foxing with spotting to page edges, overall a Good clean copy in a Fair-to-Good (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. View more info

Image for Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story as Told to Yannick Bruynoghe

Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story as Told to Yannick Bruynoghe

By: Broonzy, William (as Told to) Bruynoghe, Yannick / Dance, Stanley (Foreword)

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 018359

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for From Engine Room to Admiralty

From Engine Room to Admiralty

By: Brown, Tommy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Hampshire, Navigator Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022021

ISBN: 0902830570

Condition: Very Good


vii + 308pp, illustrations. Card covers, a few reading creases, creases to corner tips of a few pages, overall a VG copy. View more info

Image for Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit)

Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit)

By: Bryant, Jennifer Fisher

Price: £10.00

Publisher: USA, William B Eerdmans Publishing Co: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019986

ISBN: 0802851401

Condition: Very Good


viii + 207pp, index, bibliography, 16pp plates. Softback, light wear only, a VG copy. View more info

Image for H.C.S. Bullock: His Life and Locomotives

H.C.S. Bullock: His Life and Locomotives

By: Bullock, Kenneth Allan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Surrey, Plateway Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018138

ISBN: 0951110896

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for A Pilot at Wimbledon: The Memoirs of Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett GCB, DFC, AFC

A Pilot at Wimbledon: The Memoirs of Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett GCB, DFC, AFC

By: Burnett, Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Hertfordshire, Blenheim Press Limited: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022082

ISBN: 1906302138

Condition: Very Good


ix + 324pp, index, illustrations, some in colour. Softback, laminate lifting very slightly at page edges, light ageing and wear only, overall a VG copy. A distinguished career in the RAF, followed by 10 years as Chairman of the All England Club, Wimbledon. View more info

Image for A Pilot at Wimbledon: The Memoirs of Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett GCB, DFC, AFC

A Pilot at Wimbledon: The Memoirs of Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett GCB, DFC, AFC

By: Burnett, Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Hertfordshire, Blenheim Press Limited: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022083

ISBN: 1906302138

Condition: Near Very Good


ix + 324pp, index, illustrations, some in colour. Softback, slight creasing to covers and a few pages, light ageing mainly to top edge of pages, overall a near VG copy. A distinguished career in the RAF, followed by 10 years as Chairman of the All England Club, Wimbledon. View more info

Image for Peter the Great (Critical Issues in History Ser) (Critical Issues in World and International History)

Peter the Great (Critical Issues in History Ser) (Critical Issues in World and International History)

By: Bushkovitch, Paul

Price: £10.00

Publisher: USA, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017811

ISBN: 0847696391

Condition: Very Good


xii + 187pp, index, chronology, notes. Softback, a VG clean tight copy. Signed and dated to 1/2 title, almost certainly by the author. View more info

Image for In Extremis: Worst Moments in the Lives of the Famous

In Extremis: Worst Moments in the Lives of the Famous

By: Butcher, Cyril / Foreword By Beverley Nichols

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021629

Condition: Good


224pp + 12pp adverts at rear, 8 illustrations. Red cloth boards, Boots Library label to front, slight spine fading, slight rubbing/bumping to edges, remains of library label to rear pastedown, small internal loss to front board hinge, foxing throughout, short edge tears to 1 plate, overall a Good tight copy, no dustwrapper. 35 clelbrities featured. Undated, assumed 1934 1st edn (ref British Library). View more info

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Victorian Sketchbook

By: Bye, Ranulph / Richie, Margaret Bye (text)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Haverford House Inc: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018354

ISBN: 0910702047

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for George Lawrence: An Illustrated Biography

George Lawrence: An Illustrated Biography

By: Campbell, Jean

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian Artist Editions: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017963

ISBN: 0959839550

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Cosmé Tura of Ferrara: Style, Politics and the Renaissance City, 1450 - 1495

Cosmé Tura of Ferrara: Style, Politics and the Renaissance City, 1450 - 1495

By: Campbell, Stephen

Price: £32.00

Publisher: USA, Yale University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022414

ISBN: 0300072198

Condition: Very Good


xii + 207pp, index, bibliography, notes, 117 illustrations, many in colour. Blue boards, a VG copy in dustwrapper. A study of the life and career of Cosmé Tura (c1430 - 1495) and its relationship with the style, politics and life in the Renaissance City. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info