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Hand On the Alibi: A Novel of Detection by John Bude [Ernest Elmore] (£453.00)Publisher: London: Skeffington & Son — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short, closed, tears and a little loss at the tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is halved at the spine with a rather amateur tape repair,yellowing, to the reverse. Boards dulled. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned overall but with spotting to both pastedowns. Description: 4th impression.Notes: Jacket designed by Nick. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 256 [16] pages. Tags: nick fiction novels literature stories story novella short keywords unentered
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Enchanted Forest by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite & Grenbry Outhwaite (£284.00)Publisher: A & C Black — 1921Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. A binding copy only. Boards are rubbed, discoloured, frayed at the margins with the pasted on title part missing. Spine strip detached but included. Light spotting to the text leaves, plates bright and clean. Shaken and now quite fragile. All colour [16] and black & white [15] plates present but the plate at page 71 is now detached but included. Some light creasing to a couple of the plates but overall a copy worth saving. Description: Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Pictorial boards. 93 [2] pages. Tags: books children childrens grenbry illustrated juvenile literature outhwaite
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To Find A Golden Pony by Amanda Gavin [Clodagh Micaela Gibson Jarvie] (£278.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with corresponding grazing to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title. Description: From the cover: “This is a pony book with a difference. It deals sensitively with a young girl’s companionship with animals, and how she learns to manage them while at the same time developing self-reliance during a period of delicate readjustment. Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies, and her father wisely sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with cousins in Sussex. So, until she is ten, she comes under the spell of ponies, caring for them as well as riding them. She then returns to the farm, and her father is pleased to notice what a self-confident child she has become, with definite ideas of her own as to what she wants from life. Jo’s personality is also contrasted with all the others in the story — both human and animal — who come fully alive as individuals in this entertaining account of country life. Finally, Jo’s slow adjustment to the idea of her father’s remarriage is described with understanding and insight..”Notes: Jacket designed by Elisabeth Grant. Illustrated by Elisabeth Grant. Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers agination american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces historical history hunter imaginary invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngster youngsters youth youthful
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The Narrow Corner by W. Somerset Maugham (£169.00)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 1932Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing to the head of the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is nicked at the head of the spine. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight overall if a little age-toned. A nice copy in the right dust wrapper. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Youngman Carter. Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 293 pages. Tags: youngman carter fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english
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The Young 'Un by Norah [Tempe] Pulling (£153.00)Publisher: London, New York: Transatlantic Arts Ltd. — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and top of the upper panel, further nicks and chips and some markings. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Hazel Sibbitt. Size: 9½" x 7¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 0 pages. Tags: pulling hazel sibbitt young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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Cyprian Masques by Pierre Louys (£152.00)Publisher: London: The Fortune Press — 1929Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several small nicks and chips. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty but with the splits starting at a couple of the gathers with some leaves unopened at the top edge.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [6]; Publishing date unstated, dated from references. This edition, printed by the Whitefriars Press, is limited to 75 copies on heavy unbleached hand-made paper, numbered 1-75, and 1200 copies on Kelmscott hand-made paper, numbered 76-1275 this copy being number 80.Notes: Illustrated by Beresford Egan. Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Marbled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 137 pages. Tags: ruby melvill fiction novels literature stories story novella short louy¨s pierre 1870-1925 egan beresford
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Medieval Welsh Poems by Joseph P. Clancy (£152.00)Publisher: Dublin: Four Courts Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851827838]Condition: Very Good — in Near Fine Dustwrapper. Faint spotting to the top edge of the text block, again to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight. A genuinely nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary;

From the cover: “This anthology of Welsh poems from c. 575 to c. 1525 offers the general reader the most substantial collection of medieval Welsh verse yet rendered into English, in translations that will support the claim that this poetry is one of the finest literary achievements of the Middle Ages.

Drawing on Professor Clancy’s acclaimed Medieval Welsh Lyrics (1965) and The Earliest Welsh Poetry (1970) this comprehensive anthology presents over 150 poems, eloquently translated, that render poetry as poetry. A lucid introduction, ample notes and a glossary provide the background needed for a full appreciation of the poems.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 396 pages. Tags: clancy welsh poetry translations english wales literature language middle ages lore songs 1851827838 9781851827831 1550
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Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue Between Literature and Christian Doctrine by Paul S. Fiddes (£128.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333491424]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Writers of novels, plays and poems use their imagination with an evident freedom; by contrast, makers of Christian doctrine seem to impose limits, reducing the open-ended meaning of images to exact concepts and summing up the loose ends of stories in one unified Story. But the author of this study sets out to show how images and stories in literature can actually help the theologian to make doctrinal statements, while at the same time careful theological thinking can assist the critical reading of literary texts. Such a dialogue is worked out in studies of the poetry of William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Iris Murdoch and William Golding. Here the tension between the freedom of imagination and the limits of doctrine is seen to be only a part of more far-reaching tensions of freedom in human life, which account for a sense of ‘fallenness’ and which a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine can do much to illuminate. In all this, the relationship between imagination and revelation is never far from the centre of discussion.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: english literature history and criticism religion england christian doctrine bible christianity theology religious aspects special subjects viewpoints great britain paul fiddes first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Á La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust (£116.00)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1941Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. All volumes are a little tanned at the spines, more lightly to the boards. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. A presentable set. Description: From the cover: “Marcel Proust’s continuous novel Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du Cote de Chez Swann (1913); II. À I’Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs (1918), awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1919; III. Le Cote de Guermantes I (1920); IV. Le Cote de Guermantes II, Sodome et Gomorrhe I (1921); V. Sodome et Gomorrhe II (1922); VI. La Prisonnière (1923); VII. Albertine Disparue (1925); VIII.

Le Temps Retrouve Du Côté de Chez Swann has been published in English as Swann’s Way: A I’Ombre des Jeunes Filles en Fleurs as Within A Budding Grove: Le Côté de Guermantes as The Guermantes Way: Sodome et Gomorrhe as Cities Of The Plain: La Prisomière as The Captive: Albertine Disparue as The Sweet Cheat Gone: and Le Temps Retrouvé as Time Regained. The first seven parts were translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff; the eighth by Stephen Hudson.”

In this uniform edition the volumes are:

1. Swann’s Way. Part I [1943]
2. Swann’s Way. Part II [1943]
3. Within A Budding Grove. Part I [1943]
4. Within A Budding Grove. Part II [1943]
5. The Guermantes Way. Part I [1943]
6. The Guermantes Way. Part II [1943]
7. Cities of The Plain. Part I [1943]
8. Cities of The Plain. Part II [1943]
9. The Captive. Part I [1941]
10. The Captive. Part II [1941]
11. The Sweet Cheat Gone [1944]
12. Time Regained [1944]
Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue boards with Gilt on Red Title Plate titling to the Spine. Tags: scott moncrieff stephen hudson 8th volume fiction novels literature stories story novella short recherche temps perdu english swann way within budding grove guermantes cities plain captive sweet cheat gone time regained marcel proust
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Dragons Live Forever by Robert Swindells (£103.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340227699]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine. Boards faded at the margins and the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Illustrated by Petula Stone. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: 0340227699 fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st swindells dragons children english
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Sunrise Over Hell by Ka-tzetnik 135633 (£103.00)Publisher: London: W. H. Allen — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491017073]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Don Grant. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Salmon boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st ka-tzetnik 135633 translations english holocaust jewish 1939-1945 jews history 20th century hebrew israeli third reich racial persecution auschwitz-birkenau concentration extermination camp warsaw ghetto uprising
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
Aunt Judy's Christmas Volume for 1874 by H. K. F. Gatty & J. H. Ewing (£102.00)Publisher: George Bell & Sons — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a rubbed at extremities, fraying at head, tail and corners. Offset to endpapers. Edges of text block tanned and spotted. Hinges weak at the title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with light spotting throughout.Description: Red half leather binding with gilt titling to spine with 7 gilt bands. 760pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Illustrated by W.H. Petherick; A. W. Bayes; Gordon Browne; A. S. Gatty;.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5½". 760 pages. Tags: ewing young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Bed That Knew How to Fly by Frances Maitland-Nimmo (£101.00)Publisher: London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tone. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Vignette to the title page; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Once upon a time there was a little girl called Rosemary who slept in a cot with sides, but she was growing so fast that her feet touched the bottom and her head touched the top. It was clearly time that she had a new bed. Buy me, whispered a funny little bed in the corner of the furniture store — so Rosemary did, and very glad she was too, because this bed knew how to fly! An enchanting little story by an author who really knows the ways of children. They will be entranced by Rosemary’s visits to the seaside, the circus and the gypsy encampment, and last of all her journey with Father Christmas, all in her magic bed. Molly Brett’s imaginative illustrations blend well with the story, making a picture book which will be a firm bedtime favourite.”
Notes: Illustrated by Molly Brett. Size: 8½" x 6½". Yellow boards. 45 pages. Tags: maitland-nimmo molly brett young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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John Trusty by S. G. [Sydney George] Hulme Beaman (£99.00)Publisher: Wm. Collins Sons & Co. — 1938Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine, less so to the boards. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Shaken, with the colour frontis now loose. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Plates remain bright and clean. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [11]; Black & White Drawings; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Illustrated by S. G. Beaman. Size: 11" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 117 pages. Tags: beaman literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Commentaries on the Historical Plays of Shakspeare by Right Hon. Thomas Peregrine Courtenay (£88.00)Publisher: London: Henry Colburn — 1840Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, with rubbing to the leather. Chip to the head of volume I which is held in place with tape. Ex-Public Library: Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page; Description: Contains: Marbled end papers & blanks; All edges marbled;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 4¾". Marbled boards with Gilt on Five Raised Bands titling to the Spine. [XI] 314/340 pages. Tags: william Shakespeare criticism interpretation, historical drama, english history criticism, literature history great britain, kings rulers literature, middle ages literature, great britain literature, books written right hon. thomas peregrine courtenay
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Jack Skeffington: A Sporting Novel by Guy Gravenhil (£83.00)Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall — 1891Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards of both volumes, both leaning. Hinges weak in both. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Ruled & Blind-stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII/VII] 318/304 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short english miscellaneous
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Colonel Rolfe's Story, and Other Stories by J. [John] Erskine Clarke (£68.00)Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine dulled. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Prize plate to the pastedown. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside some pencil notes relating to the content of the book and the author. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Contains: Colonel Rolfe's Story; Barbara's Cross; Going for a Soldier; Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece to each book;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 36/36/36 [16] pages. Tags: young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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The Khufra Run by James Graham [Jack Higgins] (£68.00)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333146484]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges and a little age-tanned. Boards toned at the top edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Ron Bowen. Size: 8" x 5¼". Turquoise boards with Black titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st them been successful films soldiers fortune air pilots vietnam war
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The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov (£64.00)Publisher: London: Collins & Harvill Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002619059]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, without loss although untidy and now tape-reinforced on the verso, with sunning to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise bar for small tear at the foot of the last two leaves. Description: From the cover: “The time — 1918. The place — Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, torn by revolution and civil war. The people — the Turbin family of two brothers and a sister, whose home is a calm pool of affection, warmth and humanity in a maelstrom of cold, snow, violence and sudden death. Alexei Turbin, eldest brother and head of the family, is a doctor returned from the war; his sister Elena is married to an unpleasant Baltic German who scuttles away like a rat as soon as danger threatens. The youngest is Nikolka, at seventeen just out of officer-cadet school and a volunteer in one of the scratch units manned by officers which formed the White Guard in the Ukraine. A cuckoo in their nest is their hopeless cousin from Zhitomir, Lariosik, a charming bungler who always says the wrong thing, breaks everything he touches, yet is welcomed into the Turbins’ charmed circle with love and kindness.

At the beginning, the Germans are still occupying Kiev, propping up the feeble regime of the Hetman Skoropadsky. Their cause lost in advance by the Hetman’s ignoble defection, Alexei and Nikolka Turbin and their White Guard officer friends make a brave but futile attempt to resist the capture of Kiev by the adventurer Petlyura and his army of long-moustached, baggy-trousered, trigger-happy Ukrainian roughnecks.

Savage while it lasts, Petlyura’s occupation of Kiev is at least short and as his motley troops slink away, Bulgakov coins an image of power which is the perfect antithesis to the cosy, womb-like interior of the Turbin’s home: on the track outside Kiev, hissing gently, waiting to grind inexorably into the city, stands the huge steel-clad articulated juggernaut of a Bolshevik armoured train.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill. Foreword or introduction by Viktor Nekrasov. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st fiction bulgakov translations english ukraine history revolution russian literary classic classics
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Scholar Gypsies by John Buchan (£57.00)Publisher: London: John Lane The Bodley Head; New York: Macmillan & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly soiled. Blanks tanned. Small name card to the pastedown. Tissue-guards tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd edition. Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece [Tissue-guarded]; Tissue-guarded Black & White Plates [7];Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Brown Spine Strip to Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Arcady Library series. [206] [16] pages. Tags: arcady library fiction novels literature stories story novella short
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An Ageing Population: A Reader and Sourcebook by Edited by Vida Carver & Penny Liddiard (£56.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340233737]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “At the beginning of this century, approximately seven per cent of the population was aged sixty or more. Today, the proportion is twenty per cent and is likely to rise still further, bringing with it an increased demand for the provision of services for the elderly, and placing new emphasis on the problems — personal, social, medical, economic — associated with old age. An Ageing Population examines these problems and the ways in which they affect the elderly individual, his family, the caring professional and the community as a whole. The papers in this book have been drawn from a variety of sources to provide a broad perspective on the needs and circumstances of the elderly. Thus extracts from the literature of sociology, psychology, medicine, social work and nursing appear side by side with personal accounts of ageing, disability and the activities of voluntary workers. Together, they reinforce the view that the problems and challenges associated with longevity require a community response matched with inter-professional understanding and cooperation. An Ageing Population, a set book for the Open University post-experience course of the same title (P252), will be invaluable to all those professionally responsible for the care of the elderly, as well as the concerned general reader.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 434 pages. Tags: addresses aged aspects britain demography essays geriatrics gerontology health lectures medicine older persons press readings services social university welfare
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Graves & Sassoon by Helen McPhail; Philip Guest; (£54.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850528380]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War series. 192 pages. Tags: 9780850528381 autobiography battleground literature europe-on siegfried biography soldiers sassoon english century britain 821.912 graves poetry robert world poets trail great 20th war and the
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Gems of Chinese Literature by Herbert A. Giles (£54.00)Publisher: Kelly & Walsh — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with some fraying to the corners. Previous owner’s inscription to the pastedown of both volumes. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd, enlarged & revised, edition in two volumes — Prose & Verse.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Cream & Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: chinese poetry rhymed verse and prose old national ballads china confucius wei ying-wu chang chiu-ling wang pieh hsieh tao-heng chiang yen t’ao yuan-ming meisheng sung chinese literature tso-ch’iu ming chuang tzu t’an kung meng tzu Mencius hsun tzu kao tung-fang prince chung-shan wen-shu yung ch’ing dynasty yuan ming dynasties chang chih-tung literature china
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Are You Dave Gorman? by Gorman Dave; Wallace Danny; (£53.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091879647]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Dave German and Danny Wallace are flatmates and drinking partners, a combination that results in one of the most unusual and intriguing bets ever made. During a night out in an East End pub, the pair had an argument. Dave thought there must be hundreds of people in the world who shared his name. Danny didn’t. They were drunk. Five hours later they were on a train to Scotland… That morning, they unwittingly kick-started an uncontrollable adventure that would eventually take them over 25,000 miles around the world, finding and meeting complete strangers with only one thing in common — they were all called Dave German too. During their six month odyssey, Dave and Danny were caught in a tornado in New York, they lost their shoes in Norway and they caused a security alert at an Israeli airport. They met greenkeepers, booksellers, carpetfitters, gurus, policemen, film stars and a semi-retired lighthouse technician.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 314 pages. Tags: absurdity amusing and anecdotes article author book chuckle clowning comedian comedy comic comical danny dave english essayist essays farce fiction funniness funny gag general gorman hilarious hilarity hoax humor humorist humorous humour jest jesting joker jokes journeys laugh literature narrative novel novelist prose pun satirist side slapstick stand-up story tale tall text the travelogues travels voyages wallace wit witticism witty writer writing yarn
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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley by Alexander Fairbairn-Dixon (£53.50)Publisher: York Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582772672]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the York Notes for GCSE series. 103 pages. Tags: advice analysis and annotated answers assignments author century certificate characters checkpoints collections commentary context coursework covering criticism curriculum dates each education end english etc events every exam examinations family for frankenstein gcse general glossary grade guides historical how juvenile key language life literary literature map marks mary model national nonfiction novels numbered other play profile prose questions quotations resources scene secondary section shelley stage studies study style summaries terms them themes timeline top tree use with wollstonecraft works writers
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Gedichte Und Ma¨rchen: Fu¨r So¨hne Und To¨chter Gebildeter Sta¨nde by Wilhelm Hauff (£53.00)Publisher: Rieger'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung — 1878Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, spine and boards worn and somewhat scuffed. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. First blank missing with the hinge now exposed. Pages deeply tanned by age. Description: A Later Printing. German language text.Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¾". Red Spine Strip with Beige boards with Gilt / Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 477 pages. Tags: juvenile literature german 19th century
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The Unholy Wish by Mrs. Henry Wood (£53.00)Publisher: Macmillan & Co. — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little marked. Leans faintly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: New edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1890?] Contains: The Unholy Wish; The Foggy Night At Oxford; The Surgeon’s Daughters; The Brilliant Keeper; Two Marriages; The Mail-Cart Robbery; Millicent’s Folly; The Parson’s Oath; A Mesmerist Of The Years Gone By; A Soldier’s Career;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Green boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 451 pages. Tags: English literature Fiction Miscellaneous
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Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs' by Elizabeth Evenden & Thomas S. Freeman (£49.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780521833493]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Cambrige Studies in Early Modern British History series. [XII] 387 pages. Tags: freeman 9780521833493 foxe john actes monuments day influence acts church history historiography reformation england illustrated books 15th 16th centuries christian literature publishing century english middle criticism printing martyrs biography book industries trade martyrologies
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Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock (£49.00)Publisher: London: Millennium — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185798045X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Description: Number 12 in the series. Contains: The Sleeping Sorceress; The Revenge of the Rose; The Stealer of Souls; Kings in Darkness; The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams; Stormbringer; Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Chapter Headpieces;Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Gould. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Tale of the Eternal Champion series. 659 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st english elric melnibone albino prince fantasy science short anthologies literary forms fantastic 185798045x
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Won, But Lost! Or The Mine Sprung At The Wizard's Point Volume I by Marianne H. Lumsden (£48.00)Publisher: Kerby & Endean — 1879Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Heavily faded at the spine. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Vol I of II onlyNotes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Red boards with Gilt on Black Title Plate titling to the Spine. 182 pages. Tags: english literature fiction miscellaneous lumsden
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Trafalgar Re-fought by Sir W. L. [William Laird] Clowes & A. H. [Alan Hughes] Burgoyne (£46.00)Publisher: London, Edinburgh, Dublin & New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons — 1905Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges weak at the title page. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Black & White Plates [15]; Fold-Out Battle Plans [5];Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Bevelled Illustrated Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 328 pages. Tags: burgoyne english literature fiction juvenile
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The Outline of Literature by Edited by John Drinkwater (£45.00)Publisher: London: George Newnes Limited — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 640 pages. Tags: drinkwater literature history criticism
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The Haughtyshire Hunt by Fox Russell (£44.00)Publisher: London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ld. — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with heavy fading to the spine. A binding copy, really, with many leaves detached although complete and some plates missing the tissue guards. Text is clean with occasional spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [16]; Black & White Drawings [24]; Vignette to the title page;Notes: Illustrated by R. J. Richardson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Bevelled & Illustrated Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Handley Cross series. [VI]258[6] pages. Tags: russell richardson fox hunting england english literature fiction
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Anthologie des Poetes Francais Contemporains by G Walch (£43.00)Publisher: Delagrave (Paris) / A.-W. Sijthoff (Leyde) — 1922Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine with heavy reading creases. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned and slightly rough. Some pages uncut. Text complete, clean and tight but fragile now.Description: Le Parnasse et Les Écoles Postérieures Au Parnasse (1866-1914). A new edition. Three Volumes. Vol I, 1924; Vol II, 1925; Vol III, 1922;Notes: Size: 6½" x 4". In the Collection Pallas series. Tags: French poets poetry from france French poetic literature collection pallas
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Kavanagh: A Tale by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (£43.00)Publisher: W. Kent & Co. — 1858Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at the extremities, considerably faded. Spotting throughout, heavier toward the start and finish. A pleasant, rather than exciting, copy.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Illustrated by Birket Foster. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 136 pages. Tags: wood-engraver and birket english engraver fiction foster half-title henry humphreys illustrated kent literature longfellow metaphysical miscellaneous myles noel poetry printer vizetelly wood-engravings woods
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Two Jolly Mariners by Stewart Orr (£43.00)Publisher: London, Glasgow, Bombay: Blackie & Son Limited — 1915Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little soiling to the boards. Previous owners' gift inscription on a lable to the front pastedown, dated 1916. Pages lightly age-tanned but plates remain strong. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Verses by J. Brymer. Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings;Notes: Size: 7¼" x 9¾". Red Spine Strip with Pictorial boards. 0 pages. Tags: orr english literature poems songs juvenile
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Billy Bunter Butts In by Frank Richards (£42.00)Publisher: Charles Skilton — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine. School prize plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. Pleasant colour frontispiece.Notes: Illustrated by R. J. MacDonald. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 234 pages. Tags: bunter modern literature for children famous children’s books the english language writing give pleasure written england juvenile pre-school adolescent youngster young person adolescents education tales people fiction younger readers aiken joan alcott louisa may andersen hans christian baum frank carroll lewis coolidge susan grahame kenneth kipling rudyard mahy
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The Cross Roads, Or a Choice in Life: A Story for Young Women and Older Girls by Charlotte M. [Mary] Yonge (£42.00)Publisher: London, New York: National Society's Depository, Thomas Whittaker — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is rubbed at the joins. First blank removed. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Advertisements [24]; Chapter Headpieces;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 240 pages. Tags: yonge young children literature teen story novels teenagers youngster childrens juvenile literary reading fiction readers younger junior youth books child
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Undine by F. de la Motte Fouque (£42.00)Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co.; New York: The Macmillan Company — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little soiled. Slightly shaken with the hinges just starting. Frontispiece lacks tissue-guard. Presentation Copy blind-stamped to the bottom corer of the title page. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout which does affect some of the plates. Description: English language text. Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Rosie M. M. Pitman. Size: 8" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIII] 203 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short translated german
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The Doctor's Double: An Anglo-Australian Sensation by Nat Gould (£41.00)Publisher: London: The Modern Publishing Company — 1935Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with loss at the spine ends, staining to the spine and margins of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned with the front hinge starting. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. A later printing, but uncommon in any, originally published London, circa 1896. Illustrated by way of: Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 7" x 4½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. In the Nat Gould's Sporting Novels series. [4] 254 pages. Tags: nat gould sporting novels fiction literature stories story novella short
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The Leaping Lad and Other Stories by Sid Chaplin (£41.00)Publisher: London: Phoenix House — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends, heavy tanning to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: A Story-Teller’s Story; The Leaping Lad; Half Moon Street; ‘Hands’; The Unwanted; And The Third Day; The Boss; Green Eyes; The Bridge; Quite A Journey; Saturday Saga; Grace Before Meat; The End Of An Age; ‘Rooms’; The Shaft; ‘Ding Dong Dell’; The Pigeon-Cree; What Katie Did; The Keeper; The Liberal Education Of John Henry Johnson; Big Little Hab;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 159 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st durham england county social customs
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The Blitz Then and Now Volume 1: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940 by Edited By Winston G. Ramsey (£40.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900913452]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Volume 1 of a trilogy spanning the air war on Britain, The Blitz Then and Now, this book covers the first year, the period from phoney war to total war: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940. Beginning with endless air raid warnings and a sense of unreality, it was a phase which was to culminate in Hitler threatening to raze Britain’s cities to the ground.

As a direct source of the day-to-day effects of Luftwaffe operations over Britain at the time, the book utilises extracts from the 24-hour log compiled by the Ministry of Home Security, and this provides a contemporary diary of events as they affected the Home Front. These entries ideally form the setting for a detailed record of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe over Britain and within sight of land: a barometer of the air war, showing clearly the changing climate of hostilities. Until the summer of 1940 these were mainly reconnaissance flights and attacks on shipping, which gathered pace after Dunkirk as the air attack on Britain and the Royal Air Force escalated through its several stages as a prelude to invasion. Every German crash on land is listed with its crew, and footnotes are included on all those which are known to have been investigated or excavated since the end of the war, together with photographs of some of the more interesting discoveries.

Features and special articles by historians and eyewitnesses intersperse the daily happenings, illustrating life at the time on both the civilian and service fronts, and contrasting descriptions by German airmen give us an insight into just what it was like to be on the other side.

Even now, within a single generation, it seems another world… a part of history… yet the link with the present day is depicted by the comparison ‘then and now’ photographs which are a central feature of all After the Battle publications.

For its unique photographic coverage, and its contribution to the literature of the period, this book is likely to serve as an incomparable record in the years to come.”
Notes: Jacket designed by From a painting by George A. Campbell. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german great britain air england history second military europe technology transportation aviation aircraft interest winston ramsey 0900913452 then and now first editions firsts printings 1st
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ABM ARTbibliographies Modern Volume 38 Number 1 2007 by Rachel Brockhurs; , Laura Clarke; (£37.00)Publisher: ProQuest — 2007Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) Condition: Near Fine.Description: Abstracts of the Current Literature of Modern Art, PhotographLy and Design. From the introduction: “The subject coverage starts at c.1880 (except in the case of photography which is covered from its invention), in order to include the art of the late 19th century; those artists and movements whose work represents the roots of 20th century art, and without which the latter cannot be fully studied, are also included. Within the period outlined the aim is to cover all aspects of art, crafts, design, and photography. The coverage of periodicals used to concentrate on the 12-month period prior to publication. Thus Volume 30 (1999) provided coverage of the periodical literature for 1998. However, since Volume 31, no. 1 (2000) we have aimed to become more current in our coverage, and each issue will now include journals from the current and preceding years. In cases where publication of periodicals is delayed, the most recent issue is covered; also backlog issues are sometimes included.” White boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". 694 pages. Tags: african arts american art american artist arlis/anz kunstmagazin art history aurora asian nexus backflash blueprint aesthetics photography camera obscura ceramic review connaissance des arts digital creativity arts review art magazine kunst
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Chambers Biographical Dictionary by Edited by Melanie Parry (£37.00)Publisher: Chambers — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0550160604]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: 6th (revised) edition, 4th printing, [First Published: 1897]

From the cover: “The publication of the sixth edition of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary, the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume biographical dictionary available, marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the first edition in 1897. With the addition of over 3,500 new entries, this new volume has been extensively revised and updated to include an even wider range of entries, giving increased — and unrivalled — coverage in such areas as sport, science, music, art, literature, politics, television and film.

As well as containing well over 17,500 alphabetically arranged articles describing the nationality, occupation and achievements of each person, there are new features such as the 250 panels which focus on a wide variety of individuals regarded as being particularly important, influential and interesting. The panels also contain bibliographical information and quotations. There are thousands of suggestions for further reading, and a new reader-friendly format which invites browsing and is enhanced by extensive cross-referencing.

Covering the full range of human achievement, from Boudicca to Nelson Mandela, Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking and Dante to Maya Angelou, the centenary edition of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary is packed with fascinating biographies spanning not only all the centuries from thousands of years before Christ right up to the present day, but also every continent and all fields of human endeavour.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 2008 pages. Tags: dictionaries history sports science music arts literature politics television and film publications biography
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Literature by Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell (£37.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1991Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 015503622X]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 3rd Edition. Reading, reacting, writing.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 2095 pages. Tags: active reading allegorical framework alliteration antagonist archetype assonance aubade audience ballad stanza black comedy canon literary caricature catharsis characterization colloquialisms closet drama comedy humours conceit couplet critical thinking defining poetry denouement deus machine didactic dramatic irony environmental staging epigram epiphany evaluating literature expressionism feminist criticism figurative language
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Girl's Own Annual Xxi: The Girl's Own Paper Vol. Xxi.-no. 1032 October 7, 1899 to Vol. Xxi.-no. 1081 September 15, 1900 by Anon. (£36.00)Publisher: London: The Girl's Own Annual — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. A little sunned at the spine. Folding colour frontis is creased and tape-reinforced on the verso. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout, mainly to the margins. Description: Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Colour Plates [1]; Black & White Plates [9]; Black & White Drawings; Musical scores; Colour frontispiece; Chapter Headpieces;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Decorative Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 832 pages. Tags: children literature periodicals short stories english teenage girls england youths 20th century
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The Crowded Sky: An Anthology of Flight from the Beginnings to the Age of the Guided Missile by Edited by Neville Duke & Edward Lanchbery (£34.00)Publisher: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small tape repair at the foot of the lower panel to the join and further closed tears at the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with spotting to the blanks. Description: From the cover: “Man’s longing to fly is as old as history. The wish to escape from the earth and soar with the birds recurs in Biblical verse and ancient legend, but it was Leonardo da Vinci who first considered the practical problems involved. From da Vinci to Colonel Frank Everest, Jr. , ‘the fastest man alive’, who in 1956 flew the Bell X-2 rocket plane at nearly two thousand miles an hour, this anthology of prose and poetry takes in its stride every conceivable branch of aviation, including the first faltering experiments, and the heyday of the balloon and the airship (there is an absorbing description taken from Nevil Shute’s autobiography of the testing of the R. 100, whose sister ship the R. 101 went to her doom so soon afterwards). Beside Bleriot’s exciting story are con-temporary newspaper accounts of Britain’s first air meetings and early flying clubs, and all else which has gone to make up the panorama of aviation through the ages. The First World War brought the greatest single challenge to the improvement of the aeroplane, and is seen here from the points of view of both Allied and German air aces. But flying was still in its infancy, at a time when the officer in command of the aeroplane gave the signal to descend by means of a smack on his pilot’s helmet! From the first World War to the second, with its roll of immortal names, among them Guy Gibson, Pierre Clostermann and Cheshire, V. C.; and finally to peace and the age of jet aircraft. In a section entitled Wings of Peace the editors show that to some, flying is an escape from the cares of the earth and a retreat that gives spiritual solace. So we come up-to-date with today’s test pilot, exploring new regions of speed and altitude, and developing test flying into a skilled and complicated science.

Here is a book to be dipped into again and again for its tales of high adventure, of the incredible audacity of men battling against the eternal forces of nature, and of the progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to its present vast complexity.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XV] 421 pages. Tags: lanchbery aeronautics literature prose poetry aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering fiction anthologies verse poems aircraft aeroplanes aviation fictional drama
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Chess Questions Answered by Larry Evans (£33.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571097073]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, somewhat soiled although not unpleasant. Boards a little rubbed at extremities with a faint stain to top 2cm of upper board. Offset to endpapers. Edges soiled. Internally bright and clean.Description: By means of a question and answer format, progressing from simple to complex, the average player is led step-by-step to a clear understanding of the game. 249pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: material-winning underprotection counter-gambit correspondence international break-through simultaneous combinations adjudication nimzo-indian insufficient combination adjournment checkmating descriptive progressive resignation chaturanga federation formations fianchetto literature queen-side alekhine's checkmates structures philidor's discovered chessboard inadequate opposition repetition concluding occupation scholar's king-side advantage agreement stalemate etiquette checkmate zugszwang positions computers blindfold perpetual structure algebraic promotion caro-kann salvaging
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Maigret On Holiday by Georges Simenon (£33.00)Publisher: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1950Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little faded. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: A Summer Holiday translated from Les Vacances de Maigret, and To Any Lengths translated from Signe´ Picpus.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 274 pages. Tags: geoffrey fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st sainsbury fiction
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The Wild Palms by William Faulkner (£33.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0701106751]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition.Notes: Jacket designed by John Woodcock. Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Collected Works of William Faulkner series. 315 pages. Tags: john woodcock 0701106751 collected works william faulkner fiction novels literature stories story novella short manuscripts facsimiles american floods mississippi river valley
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