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AARONOVITCH**, BEN:
DOCTOR WHO: REMEMBRANCE of the DALEKS.**

Imprint: LONDON.TARGET/W.H.ALLEN,1990.
Edition: UK,12mo paperback,1st edn.
Binding: Colour,pictorial card covers., No dw/dj,p/back as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo paperback 1st edn.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Light ageing fore-edges as usual/ normal.Superb copy.No.148 in the Dr WHO Library series,featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor. The novel was re-issued in a low print run of another 5,000 copies,later in the year.Cover by Alistair Pearson.McCoy logo,grey spine/backstrip with outline decal.Uncommon in as good a grade as this,plus low print run of only 25,000 copies. Please contact seller,because of the light weight and value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja57#. ISBN: 0426203372.

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AARONOVITCH**, BEN:
DOCTOR WHO - REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS.**

Imprint: LONDON.TARGET,1990.
Edition: UK,12mo paperback original,p/b 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo paperback original,p/back 1st edn. [Paperback original denotes the first format and its first appearance in print of the book/title.Paperbacks usually follow on from the HB edn,but can be published at the same time as the HB edn, but p/back originals are published prior to any other format.] NMINT.An unread copy with miniscule rub to foot of spine/ backstrip.No.148 in Dr WHO Library series, an adventure featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor with Ace his assistant.Cover by Alistair Pearson.McCoy logo,grey spine/ backstrip with outline decal.Low print run of 25,000 copies.Uncommon in as high a grade as this. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja1445. ISBN: 0426203372.

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AARONOVITCH**, BEN:
DOCTOR WHO: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS.**

Imprint: LONDON.TARGET/W.H. ALLEN,1989.
Edition: UK,paperback 1st edn.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj -p/back as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo p/back,1st edn.FINE.A SYLVESTER McCOY novelisation.No.148,in the Doctor WHO Library series.Print run of only 25,000 copies;though there was a subsequent reissue 1990 of 5,000. Cover by Alistair Pearson,McCoy logo,white spine/backstrip,outline decal. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja1052#. ISBN: 0426203372.

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AARONOVITCH**, BEN:
DOCTOR WHO: REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS.**

Imprint: LONDON.TARGET/W.H.ALLEN,1989.
Edition: UK,12mo paperback,1st edn.
Binding: Ppaperback., No dw/dj,p/back - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo p/back,1st edn.FINE.A SYLVESTER McCOY novelisation.No.148 in the Doctor WHO Library series.Print run of only 25,000 copies; though there was a subsequent reissue 1990 of 5,000. Cover by Alistair Pearson,McCoy logo,white spine /backstrip,outline decal. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja1052. ISBN: 0426203372.

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AARONOVITCH**, BEN:
WHISPERS UNDER GROUND.

Imprint: LONDON.GOLLANCZ,2012.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1-10 ascending.] NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,3-colour block; blue,black+red map illustrated dw/dj,with b/w,red+blue lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound,near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked fluorescent blue ink letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-433pp [paginated] includes 29 chapters,and an exclusive short story at rear.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,poetry/verse extract: ('The Engine',Alexander Anderson).Book 3 of the 5 (so far,2015 published) 'Rivers of London' series.See rja545315 and rja548315 for other titles from this same series. In Tufnell Park,North London,a pair of railway tracks dive under a school,taking trains to and from Kings Cross.Wet,filthy, dangerous. Lovely place.And one Sunday before Christmas a sweet (sort of) kid called Abigail took me and my long suffering colleague Lesley May down there to look for a ghost. We found one. And that was that,I thought,because come Monday I got to do some proper policing. Person Unknown has been stabbed to death on the tracks at Baker Street tube.Magic may have been involved.And sure enough,in the blood; vistigia,the tell-tale trail magic leaves. Person Unknown turns out to be the son of a US senator and before you can say 'International Incident',FBI agent Kimberley Reynolds and her firmly held religious beliefs are on my case. And down in the dark,in the tunnels of London's Underground,the buried rivers,the Victorian sewers,I'm hearing whispers of ancient arts and tortured,vengeful spirits . . . This special edition of 'Whispers Under Ground' includes an exclusive short story. Ben Aaronovitch has written for many popular TV series,including 'Casualty',the late,lamented space soap 'Jupiter Moon' and 'Doctor Who' - his screenplay 'Remembrance of the Daleks' is considered a Doctor Who classic (see book ID's rja57#,rja1445 and rja1052 for examples/edns of that title.). He has published a number of tie-in novels ('Rivers of London' - see book ID rja548315,and 'Moon Over Soho' - see book ID rja545315,and works as a bookseller when he is not writng. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included.Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja548415. ISBN: 9780575097568.

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ABBOTT, COLIN J:
ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - Aston Villa's Division 3 Odyssey.

Imprint: UK.WORCESTER.abz PUBLICATIONS,[n.d.]
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,undated. MINT.[Removed from original,issued security chip/tag labelled packaging for collation and then replaced in same original packaging.] No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj - as issued.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy,football team colour photographic upper panel with claret+blue lettering,sepia photographic rear panel with contributor quotes to rear panel; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean,a blue+white striped headband and immaculate plain white eps.UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,4-244pp [paginated] includes recto of title page,a contents list/table,foreword by Mervyn King [Lord King of Lothbury],4 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w photographs (the majority) interspersed throughout the text and the book,16pp colour illus+photographs in 1 block at rear,a bibliography,thanks and acknowledgements, Roll of Honour.Plus [unpaginated] blank,title page,5pp colour adverts and 2pp blanks at rear. Author's 3rd book following on from 'In Safe Hands: Nigel Simm's Football Memories' and 'Seventh Heaven: Aston Villa's Victorious '57 Cup Campaign'. The book predominantly covers Aston Villa Football Club's time in the third flight of the English game,the seasons of 1970/71 - 1971/1972. Other 'big' sides have previously dropped to the same depths including twice European Cup winners Nottingham Forest and a Leeds United side that during the early 1970's under Don Revie were undeniably at the top of their game. Please contact seller because of the value and book's weight - 1.06 Kg unpackaged - for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja595916. ISBN: 9780957215122.

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ABNETT**, DAN:
2000 A.D. SINISTER DEXTER: GUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS. [Colour illus by Simnon B. Davis.]

Imprint: LONDON.HAMLYN,1998.
Edition: UK,Qrto wraps,1st edn.
Binding: Colour,pictorial card covers., No dw/dj,wraps as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto wraps,s/back Original,1st edn. [Softback original,1st edn.] NMINT.No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj,wraps as issued,wrapped and protected from day of purchase/issue.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial card wraps; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners and no reading creases to spine/backstrip.UK,slim Qrto wraps,112pp [unpaginated] colour illus by Simon B. Davis,strip format. Meet Finnigan Sinister and Ramone Dexter. Contract killing kings with chalk outlines round their souls. They are the best gunsharks money can buy,21st century killers living in the Eurotrash city of Downlode. They never reject a contract,no matter how dangerous.Sinister Dexter's devotion to duty has landed them in big trouble.They killed the greatest gangster in Downlode,the legendary Holy Moses Tanenbaum,after being hired by his girlfriend,Demi Octavo.Now there is a power vacuum in the city's crime community and Sinister Dexter are caught in the crossfire. . . . . . 'Sinister Dexter: Wish Upon a Czar' first appeared in 2000 AD progs 992-993. 'Sinister Dexter: Gunshark Vacation' first appeared in 2000 AD progs 1024-1031. 'Sinister Dexter: Murder 101' first appeared in 2000 AD progs 1051-1061. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page. N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja415012. ISBN: 0600596419.

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ABNETT**, DAN:
2000 A.D. SINISTER DEXTER: GUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS. [Colour illus by Simon B. Davis.]

Imprint: LONDON.HAMLYN,1998.
Edition: UK,Qrto wraps, s/back Original,1st edn.
Binding: No dw/dj s/back wraps - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto wraps,s/back Original,1st edn.[Softback original,1st edn.] NMINT.No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj,wraps as issued, wrapped and protected from day of purchase /issue.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial card wraps; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners and no reading creases to spine/ backstrip.UK,slim Qrto wraps,112pp [unpaginated] colour illus by Simon B. Davis,strip format. Meet Finnigan Sinister and Ramone Dexter. Contract killing kings with chalk outlines round their souls. They are the best gunsharks money can buy,21st century killers living in the Eurotrash city of Downlode. They never reject a contract,no matter how dangerous.Sinister Dexter's devotion to duty has landed them in big trouble. They killed the greatest gangster in Downlode,the legendary Holy Moses Tanenbaum,after being hired by his girlfriend,Demi Octavo.Now there is a power vacuum in the city's crime community and Sinister Dexter are caught in the crossfire. . . . . . 'Sinister Dexter: Wish Upon a Czar' first appeared in 2000 A.D. progs 992-993. 'Sinister Dexter: Gunshark Vacation' first appeared in 2000 A.D. progs 1024- 1031. 'Sinister Dexter: Murder 101' first appeared in 2000 A.D. progs 1051-1061. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page. ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja982021. ISBN: 0600596419.

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ABNETT**, DAN:
DOCTOR WHO: The Silent Stars Go By.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC BOOKS,2011.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj,with silver gilt+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain pale grey endpapers.UK,small 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,11-304pp [paginated] includes a prologue,18 chapters,acknowledgements and a note on the author,plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,contetns list/table,a dedication, carol lyrics and to the rear 16pp publisher's advert for other available titles. For centuries the Morphans have worked.With no help from other worlds,they subsist on the food they can grow and that's little enough.But their purpose, their whole life is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth. Life used to be hard.Now as their crops fail, livestock sickens,and the temperature drops,it's becoming impossible.This year's winter festival won't be the usual celebration.It's not time for optimism or hope - and it's not a time to welcome unexpected guests.The Doctor,Amy and Rory find a society breaking apart under the strain.Tensions are mounting,old rivalries are coming to the fore,people are dying. . . And then the Doctor's old enemies the Ice Warriors make their move.With the cold-hearted threat of invasion,the real battle for survival begins.Or does it? The Doctor begins to suspect that behind everything lies a deadlier,and even more chilling danger. . . A thrilling,all-new adventure featuring the Doctor,Amy and Rory,as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja760218 . ISBN: 9781849902434.

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ABNETT**, DAN:
DOCTOR WHO: The Silent Stars Go By.

Imprint: LONDON.BBC BOOKS,2011.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj,with silver gilt+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain pale grey endpapers.UK,small 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,11-304pp [paginated] includes a prologue,18 chapters,acknowledgements and a note on the author; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,contents list/table,a dedication, carol lyrics and to the rear 16pp publisher's advert for other available titles. For centuries the Morphans have worked.With no help from other worlds,they subsist on the food they can grow and that's little enough.But their purpose,their whole life is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth.Life used to be hard.Now as their crops fail,livestock sickens,and the temperature drops,it's becoming impossible.This year's winter festival won't be the usual celebration.It's not time for optimism or hope - and it's not a time to welcome unexpected guests.The Doctor,Amy and Rory find a society breaking apart under the strain.Tensions are mounting,old rivalries are coming to the fore,people are dying. . . And then the Doctor's old enemies the Ice Warriors make their move.With the cold-hearted threat of invasion,the real battle for survival begins.Or does it? The Doctor begins to suspect that behind everything lies a deadlier,and even more chilling danger. . . A thrilling,all-new adventure featuring the Doctor,Amy and Rory,as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja760218. ISBN: 9781849902434.

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ABNETT**, DAN:
DOCTOR WHO: THE SILENT STARS GO BY.

Imprint: LONDON.BBC BOOKS/an imprint of Ebury Publishing,2011.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,wrap-around,matt,white+grey pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj with capitalised silver gilt DOCTOR WHO logo, capitalised,black-lettered title,author name and strap lines; spine/backstrip with silver gilt TARDIS logo to its head,similarly coloured+ lettered title+author name as the front's and publisher’s capitalised black-lettered name+ coloured colophon respectively to foot of same, rear panel of dw/dj with story's black-lettered prose extract and silver gilt DOCTOR WHO logo as front's.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+ fore-edges bright crisp, clean without blemish/foxing/spotting; contents bright, tight,clean, solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages’ corner tips – unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher’s bright,crisp,clean/unblemished,sharp-cornered,original dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt lettering to spine,and immaculate plain dark grey endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,11-304pp [paginated] includes a Prologue,18 chapters, Acknowledgements and a Note about the Author; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a Contents list/table,a dedication,an epigram [O little town of Bethlehem],and to the rear,16pp publisher's advertisement for  available and forthcoming Doctor WHO titles/books etc.                                        Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional and particularly internally,is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 10+ year-old age.It really is an exceptional,exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of detracting faults.                            For centuries the Maintainers have worked. With no help from other worlds,they subsist on the food they can grow and that''s little enough. But their purpose,their whole life is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth.Life used to be hard.Now as their crops fail,livestock sickens,and the temperature drops,it''s becoming impossible.This year''s Winter Season Feast won''t be the usual celebration.It''s not a time for optimism or hope - and it''s not a time to welcome unexpected guests.The Doctor, Amy, and Rory find a society breaking apart under the strain.Tensions are mounting,old rivalries are coming to the fore, people are dying. . . And then the Doctor''s old enemies, the Ice Warriors,make their move. With the cold-hearted threat of invasion,the real battle for survival begins. Or does it? The Doctor begins to suspect that behind everything lies a deadlier, and even more chilling danger. . .       A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor,Amy and Rory,as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series fro BBC Television. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded, after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.                                            ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1129024. ISBN: 9781849902434.

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ABRAHAM,TOM:
THE CAGE.

Imprint: LONDON.BANTAM PRESS/TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS,2002.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£16.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour+b/w subject photographic illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of spine/ backstrip of dw/dj bumped with reciprocal creasing,the heavier to head of same,book has a slight lean.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/tanned but generally clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread? Bright,crisp,clean,sharp -cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a green headband,and immaculate monochrome facsimile medal award citations illustrated eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1- 299pp [paginated] includes prologue,Pts I-IV (England,America,Vietnam,The Cage) comprising 25 chapters,16pp contemporary b/w+colour subject's biographical photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp50/1 and pp242/3 respectively and a glossary.Plus,[unpaginated] half- title+title pages,dedication,contents list /table,acknowledgements,Vietnamese Central Highlands b/w map,title separator page,Pts separator pages,and 6pp blanks at rear. Tom 'Bud' Abraham was one of the very few Englishmen to serve in Vietnam.As an officer in the 1st Cavalry Division during 1967/68,he saw combat in some of the fiercest encounters of the war.His gallantry earned him a chestful of medals, including the Silver Star,one of the highest decorations awarded by the American Army. During the Tet Offensive,Tom was captured by the Vietcong.The suffering he endured when he was interrogated and tortured tested him to the limits.His daring escape into the surrounding jungle was only the beginning of a new ordeal,in which his struggle to survive,naked and alone,would drag him down to the level of a primitive beast. After he returned to England from Vietnam,Tom made a new life.He married, became a father,and started a successful career in business.It seemed that he had forgotten the nightmare of the past.But more than thirty years later,a trivial encounter with the police began a catastrophic chain of events.He lost everything - his family,his home,his self- respect.It became all too obvious that the psychological and emotional wounds he received in Vietnam were still festering. In trying to rebuild his life,Tom had once more to confront those traumatic memories that he had buried so deep.If he were to have any chance of a future,he would have to relive the past.His terrifying yet inspiring journey is the story of this book.

Stock number: rja500414. ISBN: 0593049683.

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ABRAMS, REBECCA:
TOUCHING DISTANCE. [Author SIGNED copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2008.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: 'Rebecca Abrams Oxford,2009'.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+dated,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,but author's neat,handwritten,black ink dated, location+signature - without dedication:'Rebecca Abrams Oxford,2009' to title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with red+b/w lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Some minor,miniscule rubbing to 2 top corners of inner flaps of dw/dj along with a couple of tiny,tiny snicks to top edges also,the majority of minimal creasing is to the top edges.Top+fore- edges generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly unread? Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine /backstrip,and immaculate plain white eps. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn,5-310pp [paginated] includes Pts 1-3 comprising 62 chapters and acknowledgements at rear,plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED title page,a dedication,prose extracts page,and Pts separator pages. It is 1790.After ten years' training in the great medical schools of Europe,Alec Gordon has returned to Scotland to take up the post of Physician to the Aberdeen Dispensary.Alec has ambitious plans for modernizing medical practice in the town, starting with the local midwives,whose ignorance and old-fashioned methods appall him. But Alec's dreams of progress are thrown into disarray when a mysterious disease suddenly strikes the town,attacking and killing every newly delivered mother for miles around.Alec alone recognises it as childbed fever,a disease more deadly than the plague,a condition that has baffled the greatest physicians of the age,an illness with no known cause and no known cure. Desperate to save his patients' lives, Alec sets out on an astonishing medical quest to conquer the disease.But while Alec struggles to find solutions that lie far in the future,his wife Elisabeth is increasingly lost in the past,prey to terrifying memories of her childhood in Antigua.As she knows and he will learn, some diseases lie beyond the reach of reason. Author's debut novel.Based on a true story,'Touching Distance' is a stunning historical novel that brings to life a fascinating period in world history, exploring the tragic limitations of knowledge and the deep-seated tension between reason and passion in the Age of Enlightenment. A regular contributor to the 'Guardian' and a former columnist for the 'Daily Telegraph'.She lives in Oxford,where this book was signed.Her most recent non-fiction book (then 2008),'Three Shoes,One Sock and No Hairbrush' was a UK bestseller. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item, for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja511615. ISBN: 9780230015555.

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ACHILLEOS**, CHRIS:
SIRENS.

Imprint: UK.SURREY.DRAGON'S WORLD LTD.,1986.
Edition: UK,Qrto wraps,1st edn.
Binding: Wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto wraps,1st edn softback.NFINE.No owner inscrptn.Colour,pictorial illustrated,laminated wraps with minimal shelf-wear and negligible creasing with no nicks or tears present,but light rubbing and,tiny dog-ear creasing to all corners. Top edge clean;fore-edge lightly thumbed, contents bright,tight and near pristine. Qrto,2-128pp includes coloured title-page,full-colour,full-page frntis, colour illustrated title-page;contents lists+ illustrations index, foreword by Ray Harryhausen, text by Nigel Suckling and 7 chapters.Profusely illustrated with 35 full-page, full-colour illus, 9 full-colour double-page illus and many others throughout the text. A second book of illustrations by Achilleos;sequel to Beauty and the Beast.

Stock number: rja1780. ISBN: 1850280134.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
ALFRED HITCHCOCK.

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,2015.
Edition: UK,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,matt monochrome,subject's b/w portrait photograph against black background silhouette of subject's profile to front with glossy black-lettered author's name and glossy orange book title,black spine/backstrip with orange and other pale grey and white lettering to same,rear panel of dw/dj with b/w photograph of Tippi Hedren with a crow perched on her raised forearm; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present - majority of lght creasing to top edges of dw/dj,head+foot of spine with minimal bumping and reciprocal creasing. Internally to head of d/w spine a small fluid and residual splash with a couple of tiny blemsihes at head of top edges towards the headband area but no other blemishes present,nor any to fore-edges; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation. Publisher’s bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt lettered spine/backstrip and immaculate/clean plain orange endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-viii+1-279pp [paginated] includes illustrations list,11 chapters,8pp of 22 contemporary b/w subject's and others,biographical photographs in 1 block,between pp88/9,a bibliography and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and a contents list/table. Despite the honest and fair description of minor faults,visually the exterior appearance is still acceptable,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child.Fat, lonely,burning with fear and ambition,his childhood was an isolated one,scented with fish from his father' shop.Afraid to leave his bedroom,he would plan great voyages,using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe.So how did this fearful figure become one of the most respected film directors of the 20thC? As an adult,Hitch rigorously controlled his public image,drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out.In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes,who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life.Iconic film stars make cameo appearances,just as Hitch did in his own films.Grace Kelly,Cary grant and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style and,perhaps most famously of all,Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real -life flock of birds. 'Alfred Hitchcock' wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks in the corner of the shot. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja976421. ISBN: 9780701169930.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
BLAKE.

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1995.
Edition: UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE+/FINE. Owner inscrptn but no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour photographic painting ('The Good and Evil Angels Struggling for Possession of a Child') illustrated dw/dj, with gilt+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Some light,superficial scoring to rear panel of dw/dj,but without affecting bd beneath.Top edges slightly aged - due to light dust-soiling(?) and lightly, sporadically foxed/spotted,fore-edges brighter and cleaner and without foxing or spotting; contents bright,tight,clean - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain dark green endpapers.UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,10-399pp [paginated] includes illus list/table,28 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w illus/sketches/diagrams etc,throughout the text and the book,16pp b/w plates in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp64/5 and pp336/7 respectively, 24pp colour plates,between pp192/3,source notes, a bibliography and an index.Plus [unpaginated] b/w drawing illustrated half-title page,similar title page,similar dedication,an epigram also with a b/w illustration,to it's reverse. Four years after his innovative masterpiece, 'Dickens',Peter Ackroyd present us with his imaginative and eagerly awaited biography of William Blake. Born in 1757,the son of a London hosier,Blake was one of England's most fascinating and original sons. Poet,painter,engraver and visionary,his was a radical spirit fired by genius.Yet his life has remained an enigma,with much of his poetry unknown to the general reader and his art only properly studied by scholars and art historians. Now,Peter Ackroyd discloses the true nature of Blake's life and art. He traces his progression from early childhood in a Dissenting household,through his apprenticeship as an engraver and his studies at the newly formed Royal Academy Schools,to his full maturity when he produced the masterpieces upon which his reputation rests - works such as 'Jerusalem','Milton' and 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience',works that were as neglected during his lifetime as they are celebrated today. But we also see Blake in the context of his period; we see him caught up in the Gordon Riots,excited by the French Revolution,being tried for sedition during the Napoleonic Wars, attracted to various forms of spiritual radicalism and sexual magic.He was a man whose faith in the eternal world of the spirit was fiercely mocked and attacked by those who were attracted to the prevailing belief in scientific rationalism.Yet he remained true to his own vision of the world,a vision that is wonderfully confirmed in all of his work. This is the first biography to reveal the true affinities between Blake's art and his poetry; in the magnificent biographical narrative we see Blake as a Cockney visionary and a London tradesman,as a prophet and an artisan.In the course of Blake's history,Peter Ackroyd brilliantly recreates 18thC London in a manner of which only he is capable.'Blake' is the work of a major writer at the height of his powers. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja592816. ISBN: 9781856192781.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
Chatterton.

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,1987.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. NFINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Colour decorated dw/dj.Red paper-covered boards with gilt letters to spine/backstrip and plain white endpapers.Fore-edges aged as usual/normal but contents clean.Short-listed for Booker Prize in 1987. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja343. ISBN: 0340510773.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DAN LENO AND THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1994.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Colour, pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with minimal shelf-wear and negligible creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Minisculey bumped with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of spine/ backstrip.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged,but generally clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine.Maroon paper-covered boards with two small spots/smudges to upper board,but otherwise generally clean,with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain maroon endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-281pp includes title+half-title pages and 51 chapters. Historical mystery set in Victorian London. Published in the USA as 'The Trial Of Elizabeth Cree'. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1979. ISBN: 1856195074.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DAN LENO AND THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1994.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st reprint.[UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn originally and first published 1994.This the first reprint,also in the same year,1994,by same publisher.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour portrait painting,by Alan Baker,illustrated dw/dj panels,with white+ red lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges slightly toned with some minimal,sporadic foxing/spotting,fore-edges also lightly toned but without foxing/spotting and generally brighter and clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,a red+yellow striped headband and immaculate plain maroon endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st reprint,1-281pp [paginated] includes 51 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages and 2pp blanks at the rear. Dan Leno,the great music hall comedian,was known in his lifetime as 'the funniest man on earth'.So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London's history when,in a short period during the autumn of 1880,a series of murders was attributed to the mysterious 'Limehouse Golem'? In Peter Ackroyd's novel the world of late Victorian music hall and pantomime becomes implicated in a number of sinister scenes and episodes,and the connection between the light and dark sides of nineteenth century London begins to attract such contemporary figures as George Gissing and Karl Marx.But there are also less well known characters who play a significant role in the narrative which Peter Ackroyd has described as 'part fable,part adventure and part Gothic comedy'. What,for example,is the secret of Elizabeth Cree,about to hang for the murder of her husband? Peter Ackroyd has recreated 19thC London in a manner rarely achieved in modern fiction.His deep love for Victorian popular culture is combined here with an extraordinary cityscape in which the myth, science and philosophy of the period are seen as part of a universal pattern of human life and destiny. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja712917. ISBN: 1856195074.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj - an adhesive price label in situ,to lower corner of inner,front flap of dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's small,colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Most of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - rear,top,internal corner with a small accidental,diagonal crease. Top+fore -edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - though the book is very,very lightly cocked. Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB +dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters, profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page, subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table. For more and other works of this author,see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues. A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens. Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind. At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood.However, his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially.Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs, Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time. Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja449313. ISBN: 0563534737.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's small,colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Most of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - rear,top internal corner with a small accidental,diagonal crease.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - though the book is very,very lightly cocked.Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers. UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table. For more and other works of this author, see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues. A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens. Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind. At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially. Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs,Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time. Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

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ACKROYD**, PETER
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap with a printed production fault of a tiny circular black printing ink spot to subject's hand resting of chair back - not replicated on similar copies; with capitalised,glossy red-lettered part-title,capitalised,glossy white-lettered remainder of title and capitalised, glossy white-lettered author's name to front panel of dw/dj; a slightly sunned/faded spine/ backstrip with lightly sunned capitalised,glossy red-lettered whole title,capitalised white-lettered author name and publisher's b/w capitalised lettered+illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear panel of dw/dj silvered background with author's small thumbnail colour portrait photograph; with a critics' black lettered review below.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present.Majority of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - the head of spine with noticeable bumping+reciprocal creases.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips.Publisher's bright, clean,sharp-cornered,original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean plain white endpapers. UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+ sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table.  Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY, GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues.  For more and other works of this author, see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Please check either my SIGNED, BIOGRAPHY, MODERN FIRSTS2, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable,and particularly internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 20+-year-old age.It is only the exterior faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that,it really is still an exceptional example for its cleanliness and brightness.  A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens.             Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind.At a remarkably young age, Dickens achieved the public respectability, wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially. Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character, with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life. Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs,Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time.  Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Please contact seller,because of the weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1081723. ISBN: 0563534737.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj - an adhesive price label in situ,to lower corner of inner,front flap of dw/dj - that flap with an accidental,diagonal corner tip crease.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's thumbnail,glossy colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright,crisp and clean without blemish and without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,other than my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, original plain grey cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,a profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illustrations,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table.  For more and other works of this author,see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215.    Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues.          A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens.                  Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind.                                At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially.Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan.                            As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work.                      Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs, Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time.                  Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002.                     Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED, BIOGRAPHY, MODERN FIRSTS2, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles.                              Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!  N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.  ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **                                                                

Stock number: rja1139424. ISBN: 0563534737.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
First Light. **

Imprint: LONDON.HEINEMANN,1989.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. NFINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price clip to dw/dj.Minimal rubbing to dw/dj edges.Fore-edges aged as usual/ normal.Contents clean,solid and sound. See my book ID rja1149324 for a UK,Uncorrected Proof copy of same title. First Light is a pastoral novel of the late twentieth century,in which Ackroyd meditates upon the nature of history,the problem of time and the true qualities of the English landscape.It is a novel in which comedy aligns with lyricism and in which the most illuminating speculations fit easily in the context of rural life.Author's 3rd novel,the previous 2; 'Hawksmoor' was a bestseller and prize-winner, 'Chatterton' was nominated for Booker Prize. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja806. ISBN: 0802111610.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
FIRST LIGHT. [UK,Uncorrected Proof copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,April,1989.
Edition: UK,8vo wraps ('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Proof copy.
Binding: Paperback Proof., No dw/dj - Proof copy - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo wraps ('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Proof copy. [Publication date April,1989. Often of limited availability,the text of a forthcoming book,is printed and bound in softcovers for use by the author,editors,proofreaders and some favoured reviewers.For undecorated printed wraps,with minimal publication data imprinted - the produced/released number of copies would almost certainly be less than 500,and most probably would tend to be around 200 copies.For glossy pictorial illustrated wrappers, produced numbers are often higher than 200,but either have a scarcity to them.Often errors or earlier versions of text appear in these proofs.Versions where the text has changed considerably are obviously considered more desirable by their nature.] VG+. No owner inscrptn and no price removal from card cover.Lightly and sporadically blemished,but sharp-cornered,wrap-around white background with an upright,black single line bordered,white rectangular panel/box with capitalised,black-lettered title,author's namee and publisher's name and b/w illustrated colophon at panel's lower edge.A flat,reading crease-free spine/backstrip similarly coloured+ lettered title+author name as the front's and publisher's b/w illustrated colophon alone - no name,to foot of same,rear cover with black typewriter style lettered synopsis and other information on author's 'Hawksmoor' and 'Chatterton' titles; publisher's Uncorrected Proof etc., legend and other information oof publication date,format,pagination and approx. price in separate black-single line bordered, horizontal rectangles.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks.tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges with minimal ageing/toning and minimal blemish but no foxing/spotting; contents remarkably bright,crisp and clean near pristine - with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread other than my own collation.UK,8vo wraps ('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Proof copy,3-308pp [paginataed] includes Pts 1-6 comprising 80 chapters in total; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and individual Pts separator pages each with a literary epigram from various authors. Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable and particularly internally,is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 30+ year-old age and nature, i.e an ephemeral paperback Proof copy.It is only the faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading overall.Despite them,it really is still an acceptable example for its lack of  other common detracting faults found in a decades old paperback. See my book IDs rja512715 and rja428212 for UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edns 'Hawksmoor' and rja343 for a UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,and rja.                        'First Light' is not the darkest of Peter Ackroyd's novels (Hawksmoor has that honor),but fans of the macabre will relish its exhilarating combination of cosmic awe, ancient beings, and creepy underground tunnels, in a humorous suspense story as cleverly paced as a Hitchcock thriller.                                     The story is that the excavation of a neolithic, astronomically aligned grave under the pastoral hills of Dorset, England, coincides with the startling reappearance of ancient stars (including H. P. Lovecraft's Aldebaran) in the night sky.A group of deliciously eccentric characters - archaeologists, astronomers, a stuffy civil servant, a stand-up comic, and vaguely menacing local villagers - converge at the site and collide with each other.            Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1149324. ISBN: 0802111610.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
HAWKSMOOR.**

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,1985.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated brown+black montaged photographic illustrated upper panel with white+yellow typography; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - spine/backstrip NOT faded.There is a minor scoring/indentation to upper panel of dw/dj along the spine/backstrip's edge/gutter. Inevitable bumping with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges lightly toned,a much lesser degree than is usually seen and expected,and for which this book is universally known for; contents clean, tight with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,but with the page-edge toning.Two accidental,horizontal page edge tears (each approx 1.5" in length) to unpaginated page after the dedication page and also to the following unpaginated Pt I separator page - no other nicks or tears to any other page.Last pp217,cracked to bottom 1".Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain,dark brown weave-patterned cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and bright, crisp,mmaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-1+2 comprising 12 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication page and novel's opening page (these 2pp with the tear).Author's 3rd novel and uncommon.Described hard - but fairly and honestly - and still an exceptional copy,even with the listed faults! Regarded as Ackroyd's breakthrough as a novelist.Set in two different time frames - the early 18thc and the 20thC.A detective novel deliberately subverting any concept one might have of either of detection or history.In the 20thC narrative,detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is assigned to investigate a series of murders when the bodies of tramps and boys are discovered at seven churches in the city.There are six real London churches designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor; in the world of the novel however,the 18thC architect of the London churches is given the name of Nicholas Dyer. Time and history are drawn together in the voices of the two characters of the novel; each chapter united by a repetition of the closing words of the previous one. Turning on the notion of repetition,in turn, leads to one of the most spectacular and at the same time,peculiar ending to any novel. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja428212. ISBN: 0241116643.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
HAWKSMOOR.**

Imprint: LONDON.HAMISH HAMILTON,1985.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated brown+black montage'd-photographic illustrated upper panel with white+yellow typography; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - spine/backstrip NOT faded. Inevitable bumping with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of spine/backstrip.Top+fore- edges heavily toned,a much more degree than is usually seen and expected,and for which this book is universally known for; contents though generally clean with the page-edge toning,tight and sound,with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages corner tips.Publisher's bright,clean, sharp-cornered,original plain,dark brown weave-patterned cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and bright, crisp,near immaculate plain white endpapers.UK, 8vo+dw/dj,1st edn,5-217pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 12 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication page and novel's opening page (these 2pp with the tear).Author's 3rd novel and uncommon. Described hard - but fairly and honestly - and still an exceptional copy,even with the listed faults! See also rja428212 for another listing of same title. Regarded as Ackroyd's breakthrough as a novelist.Set in two different time frames - the early 18thc and the 20thC.A detective novel deliberately subverting any concept one might have of either of detection or history.In the 20thC narrative,detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is assigned to investigate a series of murders when the bodies of tramps and boys are discovered at seven churches in the city.There are six real London churches designed by the architect Nicholas Hawksmoor; in the world of the novel however,the 18thC architect of the London churches is given the name of Nicholas Dyer. Time and history are drawn together in the voices of the two characters of the novel; each chapter united by a repetition of the closing words of the previous one. Turning on the notion of repetition,in turn, leads to one of the most spectacular and at the same time,peculiar ending to any novel. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja512715. ISBN: 0241116643.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top edge slightly aged,minimally dust-soiled and an elliptical grubbed stain,fore-edges slightly aged,but clearer and less affected; contents generally bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original plain weave-patterned khaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4 blank pp at rear. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London,had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict, treachery, hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja437512. ISBN: 1856196968.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - a small, accidental(?) diagonal crease to top corner of dw/djs' front inner flap.Top+fore-edges both slightly aged/toned,but clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original weave-patterned,plain khaki cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/ backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4 blank pp at rear.See also,book ID rja545215 for another UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn of this title. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London, had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict,treachery,hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller,for correct,insured (where necessary)shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja545215. ISBN: 1856196968.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no major nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges both slightly aged/toned,a seemingly ubiquitous fault,but clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original weave-patterned,plain khaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated],half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4pp blanks at rear.See also,book ID rja545215 for another UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn of this title. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS and MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London,had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict,treachery,hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller,for correct,insured (where necessary)shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja553015. ISBN: 1856196968.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
THAMES: SACRED RIVER.

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,2007.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+belly band,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+belly band,1st edn.[Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.The companion volume to Ackroyd's ground-breaking 'London: The Biography.' which in turn,then spawned many other imitators.] FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to the belly band.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy,wrap-around,paper belly band with historical woodcut colour illustration reproductions,with b/w lettering to front+spine/ backstrip and critics' b/w lettered reviews to rear panel of belly band; with negligible shelf-wear,biumping,creasing to edges an corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges slightly toned but without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation.Publisher's original,sharp-cornered,paper-covered boards montage'd with a mixture of b/w+monochrome illustration reproduction and photograph respectively,and colour illustration with black lettered colour illustrated spine/backstrip,and immaculate/ clean repeated colour scenic riverbank illustrated sets of endpapers.UK,8vo HB+belly band,1st edn,xii-xivpp+4-490pp [paginated] includes illustrations list/table,XV (14) sections comprising 45 chapters,profuse historical and contemporary b/w illus reproductions and b/w+colour photographs and b/w maps interspersed throughout the text and the book over 24pp,in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece,an Alternative topography (from source to sea),a bibliography,an index,and separate,author's jacket and picture acknowledgements.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,contents list/table,Reginald Piggott's b/w maps list/table,3 double-page b/w maps (Thames from source to sea,tributaires from source to Kew and tributaries from Kew to North Sea),and each section with a b/w illustration reproduction. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the exterior toning fault described that prevent an overalla higher grading. 'Thames: Sacred River.',is about the river from source to sea.It covers history from prehistoric times to the present; the flora and fauna of the river; paintings and photographs inspired by the Thames; its geology,smells and colour; its literature, laws and landscapes; its magic and myths; its architecture,trade and weather. This book meanders gloriously,rather as the river does itself: here are Toad of Toad Hall and Julius Caesar,Henry VIII and Shelley,Turner and Three Men in a Boat.The reader learns about the fishes that swam in the river and the boats that plied on its surface; about floods and tides; hauntings and suicides; sewers,miasmas and malaria; locks,weirs and embankments; bridges,docks and palaces.All the towns and villages along the river's 215-mile length are described. Ackroyd has a genius for digging out the most surprising and entertaining details, and for writing about them in the most magisterial prose. Please contact seller,because of the weight - nearly 1Kg unpackaged - for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included.Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1001722. ISBN: 9780701172848.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
The Casebook of VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN.** [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,2008.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author's signature - without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn. FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,but author's handwritten,black ink signature - without dedication - to title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean,colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners,no nicks,tears or splits present.Publisher's circular,'Author Signed' white adhesive sticker to upper wrap of dw/dj.Both head+foot of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean,minimal,miniscule light colour stain to bottom edge towards foot of spine/backstrip; contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly an unread copy.Described fairly and honestly - not as bad as it reads or sounds! Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered, original,plain black cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain maroon endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,1-296pp [paginated] includes 22 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED title page,4pp blanks at rear. Whilst not being as prolific a signee as other authors,this particular title is uncommon SIGNED. Victor Frankenstein,a serious-minded student from Switzerland,meets 'Mad Shelley',a poet and atheist,at Oxford University.Soon,the two young men are deep in discussion of electrical science and natural philosophy.In this fervid and fervent atmosphere Frankenstein begins to contemplate new principles and new beliefs. Frankenstein embarks on his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington,just outside Oxford. But the cadavers supplied by the local coroner are frequently damaged or decaying,so he moves his coils and fluids to a deserted pottery manufactory in Limehouse.Here he makes contact with the Doomsday men - the resurrectionists - who now cross the Thames in the dead of night to bring him fresh corpses of the recently dead . . . . . 'The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein', with its spine-chilling narrative and its ingeniously clever twists of plot and character,will become a classic of the twenty-first century.It is another brilliant example of the power of Peter Ackroyd's imagination. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja410512. ISBN: 9780701182953.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
The Casebook of VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN.**

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,2008.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, clean,colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners,no nicks or tears present. Publisher's circular,white adhesive 'Author Signed' sticker to upper wrap of dw/dj.Both head +foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly an unread copy.Publisher's bright, clean,sharp-cornered original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain maroon endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-296pp [paginated] includes 22 chapters; plus [ubnpaginated] half-title+title page,4pp blanks at rear. Victor Frankenstein,a serious-minded student from Switzerland,meets 'Mad Shelley',a poet and atheist,at Oxford University.Soon,the two young men are deep in discussion of electrical science and natural philosophy.In this fervid and fervent atmosphere Frankenstein begins to contemplate new principles and new beliefs. Frankenstein embarks on his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington, just outside Oxford.But the cadavers supplied by the local coroner are frequently damaged or decaying,so he moves his coils and fluids to a deserted pottery manufactory in Limehouse.Here he makes contact with the Doomsday men - the resurrectionists - who now cross the Thames in the dead of night to bring him fresh corpses of the recently dead . . . . 'The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein', with its spine-chilling narrative and its ingeniously clever twists of plot and character,will become a classic of the twenty-first century.It is another brilliant example of the power of Peter Ackroyd's imagination. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar, SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja724617. ISBN: 9780701182953.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
THE LIFE OF THOMAS MORE. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS,1998.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author's signature - without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,but author's neat,handwritten, blue ink signature - without dedication - to title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial subject illustrated dw/dj upper ppanel,with black+gold woodcut illustrated rear wrap; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edge lightly dust-soiled with some miniscule foxing/ spotting,fore-edges lightly and sporadically spotted/foxed - less so than top edge - but generally bright and clean - contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - an unread copy? Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered - apart from lightly bumped top,upper board's corner,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain,dark green endpapers.UK,thickish 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,xi+1-434pp [paginated] includes list of illustrations,33 chapters,16pp b/w+ colour contemporary illus/plates in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece between pp148/9 (all b/w) and pp276/7 (majority colour - and 3 in b/w),source notes,a bibliography,and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED title page,a dedication,contents list/table, acknowledgements,and last page of index unpaginated. Thomas More is one of the great figures in English history,but his life and career bear little resemblance to the myth of the saint or of the 'man for all seasons'.In this remarkable new biography Peter Ackroyd reveals a man more troubled and more perplexing than that of any previous account. More was the most brilliant Englishman of his age,but one who remained guarded and silent in the matters that most concerned him.He was an eminent lawyer who wore a hair shirt and who,in the privacy of his library,whipped himself. More was a man of the Renaissance,the author of 'Utopia' and a supporter of the new learning; but he was also a profound traditionalist who gave his life in the service of the old faith.He was a man of great spirituality and deep piety; yet he was an ambitious and successful careerist who,as Lord Chancellor,dominated the court of Henry VIII. A magnificent achievement,'The Life of Thomas More' brings us closer to a man who has remained an enigma for 500 years.It offers a portrait as decisive as Holbein's famous drawing,while also brilliantly recreating the conditions of Catholic England at the end of the fifteenth century. Please contact seller,because of the heavier weight and value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja424712. ISBN: 1856197115.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
THE PLATO PAPERS - A NOVEL. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,1999.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED+dated,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author's signature + 1,April,1999.

UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,author SIGNED+dated, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.Author's handwritten,black ink signature and date [1,April,1999] to title page below his name.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to protected dw/dj.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, 3-138pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages,pale pink endpapers. Set 2,000 years in the future,Peter Ackroyd's imaginative new novel is by turns lively and surprising.Plato,the orator,summons the citizens of London on ritual occasions to impart the ancient history of their city.He dwells particularly on the unhappy era of Mouldwarp (AD 1500 - 2300),which existed before the dimming of the stars and the burning of the machines.He lectures upon the Origin of Species by the nineteenth-century novelist Charles Dickens and upon the pantomimimic routines of Sigmund Freud. He even provides a glossary of twentieth-century terms,and explains such early myths of creation as 'super-string theory' and 'relativity'.But then something happens.He has a dream,or a vision,or he goes on a real journey - opinions are divided - and enters a vast underground cavern, where citizens of Mouldwarp London still live. When Plato returns with stories of this lost world he is put on trial for corrupting the youth by means of lies and fables,since his words have spread consternation among them.Are their lives part of some greater reality? And,if they learn to doubt,perhaps they will be able to recognise a truth beyond that of their own world.All will depend upon the judgement of Plato by his fellow citizens. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja22016. ISBN: 1856197018.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
Three Brothers - A Novel.

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,2013.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw.dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw.dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 8 7 5 3 1.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,monochrome photographic illustrated dw/dj with black+silver gilt lettering to front+spine,rear panel with siLver gilt lettered prose extract; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Both head+ foot of spine/backstrip gently pushed with minimal reciprocal creasing and a couple of small indents to rear panel's gutter's edge/fold - but without penetration to board beneath. Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,apart from my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean and unblemished, sharp-cornered original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked black letters to spine/backstrip,and with immaculate plain charcoal black endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-246pp [paginated] includes XXII (22) chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title with publisher's b/w colophon,title page,a contents list/table,and to the rear,4pp blanks. Harry,Daniel and Sam Hanway are a trio of brothers born on a post-war council estate in Camden Town.Marked out from the start by curious coincidence,each boy is forced to make his own way in the world - a world of dodgy deals and big business,of criminal gangs and crooked landlords,of newspaper magnates,back-biters and petty thieves. London is the backdrop and the connecting fabric of these three lives,reinforcing Ackroyd's grand theme that place and history create,surround and engulf us.From bustling,cut-throat Fleet Street to hallowed London publishing houses,from the wealth and corruption of Chelsea to the smoky shadows of Limehouse and Hackney, this is an exploration of the city, peering down its streets,riding on its underground,and drinking in its pubs and clubs. Everything is possible - not only in the new freedom of the 1960s but also in London's timeless past. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded, after order receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if item is offered P+p included or postage free. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. between 1/2 to 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/ rate - sometimes arriving within a week or so,and sometimes before the quoted 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja939421. ISBN: 9780701186937.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
VENICE - Pure City.

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,2009.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£25.00) to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,b/w+colour montage'd artwork illustrated dw/dj,with gilt,brown+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Majority of any light creasing to top edges of dw/dj,head of spine/backstrip of same,minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing. Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips, appears unread - apart from my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,generally sharp-cornered,original plain pale grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,a yellow headband and immaculate contemporary medieval artwork colour illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,4-403pp [paginated] includes Pts I-XI - each with a b/w line illustration headpiece,comprising 37 chapters in total,32pp contemporary & medieval colour+b/w reproduction illustrations in 4 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp52/3,pp116/7, pp276/7 and pp340/1 respectively,a Venetian chronology,a bibliography and an Index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication with acknowledgements to it's verso,contents list/table,illustrations list/table with a b/w city map to it's verso,and b/w line illustrated Part separator pages. In this sumptuous vision of Venice,Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the River Thames to Italy and the city of myth,mystery and beauty,set like a jewel in its glistening lagoon. His account is at once romantic and packed with facts,conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges and sunlit squares,the churches and the markets,the fiestas and the flowers. He leads us through the history of the city, from the first refugees arriving in the mists of the lagoon in the 4thC to the rise of a great mercantile state and trading empire,the wars against Napoleon and the tourist invasions of today. Everything is here: the merchants on the Rialto and the Jews in the ghetto; the mosaics of St Mark's and the glass-blowers of Murano; the carnival masks and the sad colonies of lepers; the doges and the destitute,and the artists with their passion for colour and form - Bellini, Titian,Tintoretto,Tiepolo. There are wars and sieges,scandals and seductions,and crowds thronging the markets,but always with a dark undertone of shadowy corners, dead ends,prisons and punishment. The language and way of thinking of the Venetian sets them aside from the rest of Italy. They are an island people,linked to the sea and the tides rather than to the land.This book,like a magic gondola, transports its readers to that sensual,surprising realm.We could have no better guide - reading Ackroyd's 'Venice' is,in itself, a glorious journey to the ultimate city, glittering,evocative and forever fascinating. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja613716. ISBN: 9780701172855.

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ACLAND, ANNE:
A DEVON FAMILY: The Story of the Aclands.

Imprint: LONDON and CHICHESTER,PHILLIMORE & CO. LTD.,1981.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn but price-clipped dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour ppictorial portrait illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with white lettering,rear panel with publisher's b/w advert; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Spine/backstrip of dw/dj inevitably sunned/faded.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate b/w West Country map illustrated eps.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,xiii-xviiipp+1-170pp [paginated] includes illustrations list/table,a foreword by W.G. Hoskins(an eminent Westcountry historian),an author intro and acknowledgements,10 chapters,16pp of contemporary,historical b/w illustrations reproductions and b/w photographs,a postscript,footnotes,a select bibliography,an index and a list of subscribers,plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,a dedication page which has slight marking splash stain and contents list/table. The ACLANDS have lived in Devon since at least the 12th century,and the family is probably the oldest in the country which can claim a direct descent in the male line,as well as being the most distinguished in politics.Yet,in spite of a wealth of material,its history has never been written until now.Lady Acland,wife of Sir Richard Acland,the 15th Baronet,has been studying the family archives ever since she took over management of the Acland estates at the outbreak of war in 1939.Her researches have revealed a remarkable story,not only in its incidents of intrinsic interest,but in the extraordinary consistency of character and temperament over many generations by the Acland genes.Their continuity is also owed to a genetic tendency to produce sons. This enabled them to marry heiresses and so increase their possessions,century by century.By the 18thC they ranked among the largest landowners in the West,with their main bases the Killerton estate in Devon and Holnicote estate in Somerset,both of which have now been given to the National Trust.A concern for politics and public work with an emphasis on religion and education was a characteristic especially in the 19thC,and the Aclands were distinguished at the national level by a tendency to strike out on an independent line and to see a little ahead of their time.Again and again they have forfeited their careers for the sake of principle.In their paradoxical combination of tradition and originality lies the fascination of their story. The book is no ordinary genealogical record.It has a much wider appeal than most family chronicles,and very many people who are in no way related to this unusual family will discover a great deal of interest.Not least,local historians in Devon and Somerset will find that the Acland archives have enabled the author to throw new light on local affairs,and for demographers and social historians the book is in some respects a model family history. Those who are in any way allied to the Aclands will find the book an essential source and a gripping narrative. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja630016. ISBN: 0850333563.

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ACTON, PETER and JARMAN, COLIN M - Compiled by:
ROY OF THE ROVERS - THE PLAYING YEARS.

Imprint: UK.HARPENDEN,HERTFORDSHIRE.QUEEN ANN PRESS 1994.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn. FINE-. No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,generally sharp-cornered - merest hint of corner tip pushing - glossy colour pictorial illustrated front cover with black shadowed,capitalised yellow lettered part-title and capitalised white lettered sub-title to front,a red spine/ backstrip with blue shadowed,capitalised yellow lettered part-title,similarly coloured+lettered sub-title as front cover and white lettered publisher name to foot of same,rear panel illustrated with 4 facsimile colour illustrated reproductions of comics' fronts of the 80s+90s, and clean colour illustrated endpapers. Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present - minimal,superficial scoring/indents to either cover,but rear cover with the tiniest of an abrasion and book with a slight lean.Top+fore -edges lightly toned but still clean with minimal,minor thumbing but without foxing/ spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread,other than my own collation.UK,Qrto HB, minus dw/d - as issued,1st edn,7-214pp [paginated] includes joint-compilers' introduction,39 assorted b/w+colour comic strip stories spanning the years 1950's (5),1960's (10),1970's (10),1980' (10) and the 1990's with 4,and 3pp of Playing Highlights covering 1954 to 1994; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, and a Contents list/table with colour pictorial artwork illustrations and potted history of subject to its reverse. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and particularly internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its age and nature, i.e. a child’s book.It is only the minimal exterior faults that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that,it really is still an exceptional,exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and entirety. From his 1954 debut for Melchester reserves to the helicopter crash which ended his career in 1993,generations of fans have thrilled to the prolific goal-scoring exploits of Roy Race - 'Roy of the Rovers' - the king of soccer.The strip first appeared in the Tiger in 1954,before giving its name to a weekly (and then later, monthly) comic,published by IPC and Fleetway from 1976 until 1995,in which it was the main feature. Reproducing original b/w+colour comic-strip action first seen in "Tiger" (1954-1976),and then in "Roy of the Rovers",this book provides a season-by-season celebration of the greatest player in the history of the game.This is a book for everyone who ever dreamt of emulating Roy Race,player-manager and captain of Melchester Rovers.As the book reveals,Roy's ultimate achievement was his ability to conjure up victories against seemingly impossible odds with the awesome finishing power of his famous left-foot `rocket'.Winning trophies,league championships and breaking records appeared to be an everyday occurrence for "Racey",although even Melchester Rovers had their occasional off-days. The strip's first artist was Joe Colquhoun,who used the pen-name "Stewart Colwyn".He was replaced after four-and-a-half years by Derek Birnage,the editor of Tiger,who had commissioned the strip. After Joe Colquhoun's departure,he was succeeded first by Paul Trevillion,then by Yvonne Hutton,who illustrated from 1967 to 1974, before David Sque took over in 1975.He was replaced in 1986 by former 2000 AD artist Mike White,then Barrie Mitchell took over in 1992,with a style quite similar to White's. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1059223. ISBN: 185291548X.

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ADAIR, GILBERT:
THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD - AN ENTERTAINMENT.

Imprint: LONDON.FABER AND FABER,2006.
Edition: UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE++/FINE++.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,wrap-around colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - virtually as new.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,maroon paper-covered boards with bright,crisp,stamped white ink letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate white eps.UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-286pp [paginated] includes 15 chapters,plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,a dedication,quotation,b/w floor plan illus,and 10pp blanks to rear. A wonderfully entertaining homage both to the Golden Age of English murder mysteries and to its most brilliant practitioner. [Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. - see my book listing rja1048.] Boxing Day,circa 1935.A snowed-in manor on the very edge of Dartmoor.A Christmas house-party.And overhead,in the attic,the dead body of Raymond Gentry,gossip columnist and blackmailer,shot through the heart.But the attic door is locked from the inside,its sole window is traversed by thick iron bars and,naturally,there is no sign of a murderer or a murder weapon. Fortunately (though,for the murderer, unfortunately),one of the guests is the formidable Evadne Mount,the bestselling author of countless classic whodunits.In fact,were she not its presiding sleuth, 'The Act of Roger Murgatroyd' is exactly the type of whodunit she herself might have written. . . Gilbert Adair's most lucid and Clue-dic novel to date,'The Act of Roger Murgatroyd' is a tour de force. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the lighter weight/value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja426312. ISBN: 057122637X.

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ADAMS**, MAX:
ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD: NELSON'S OWN HERO.**

Imprint: LONDON.HEAD of ZEUS LTD.,2015.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[Originally and first published (UK) Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.This edn with new,extra material and illustrations,so 1st edn thus Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,montage'd colour paintings illustrated front panel of dw/dj (subject's portrait and sea-battle scene - Cape St. Vincent) with gilt,black+white lettering,rear panel with continuation of Cape St. Vincent sea-battle illustration/painting to rear panel,and white lettering to spine/backstrip; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog- ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain navy blue paper-covered boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt decoration,letters and publisher's device to spine/backstrip,a gold+ cream striped headband,a sewn in black silk bookmark ribbon and immaculate plain cream endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,pp7+13- 367pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,an introduction,11 chapters each with a b/w woodcut engraved chapter-head illustration by Thomas Bewick,3 b/w region maps (Home+Atlantic waters and the Mediterranean),16pp of colour+b/w contemporary 18/19thC illustration reproductions and modern photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp160/1 and pp208/9 respectively, source notes,appendices (1+2),a bibliography and an index; plus [unpaginated] thumbnail b/w woodcut illustrated half-title page with potted biography of author,title page,a dedication with an 'About the 2015 edn' note to its reverse,Sir Henry Newbolt poem 'Northumberland.' with a Thomas Bewick woodcut engraving to reverse - all engravings by Thomas Bewick throughout the book - and a contents list/table. Since the book's original first publication there has been a revival of interest in Collingwood's career - there is now a Collingwood Society.Two portraits,previously unknown to this author have surfaced,along with two new log books - one belonging to the brother Wilfred,from his command of HMS Rattler,the other from Cuthbert's in HMS Diamond. Also the dates of the two brothers' lieutenants' examinations are now known,in the spring of 1772.A number of new letters have also appeared. Admiral Lord Collingwood,the eldest son of a Newcastle merchant,went to sea in 1761 at the age of thirteen.In his nearly fifty years in the Navy he rose to become a fine seaman,a master of gunnery,and a battle commander the equal of his friend - and rival in love - Nelson.He was also an accomplished writer and wit,doting father, inveterate gossip and consummate diplomat and strategist. Collingwood's service took him to Boston,where he lived and fought during the American War of Independence; to Antigua,where he and Nelson both fell in love with Mary Moutray; and to Corsica,Sicily and Menorca,where he began as a young midshipman and ended his career as the effective viceroy of the Mediterranean. 'Admiral Collingwood' is an intimate portrait of a forgotten British naval hero and a thrilling portrait of the glory years of the age of sail - the same world of fictional admirals Jack Aubrey,Horatio Hornblower and Richard Bolitho - see my MODERN FIRSTS,MODERN FIRSTS2 and SIGNED catalogues for examples of these. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja851219. ISBN: 9781784081942.

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ADAMS**, MAX:
Admiral Collingwood: NELSON'S OWN HERO.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2005.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,subject's colour portrait painting (by Howard Henry) front panel+spine with white lettering,rear panel and rear inner flap with colour painting: Nelson mortally wounded on upper deck of HMS Victory (by J. M. Turner) with white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread - apart from my on collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original dadk blue cloth boards/covers with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate dark green endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,7-333pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,an introduction,3 b/w regional maps: Home waters,The Atlantic and The Mediterranean,11 chapters each with b/w woodcut illustration by Thomas Bewick,chapter headpiece,24pp colour+b/w contemporary 18/19thC illustration reproductions,b/w maps and modern colour photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp96/7,pp176/7 and pp 240/1 respectively,source notes,appendices One+ Two,a bibliography and an index,plus [unpaginated] b/w vignette illustrated half-title,title page,a dedication,a Sir Henry Newbolt poem 'Northumberland' with Bewick woodcut illustration to its reverse,a contents list/table,and 2pp blank at rear. This new biography,is the first book on Admiral Collingwood for forty years (then 2005). Admiral Lord Collingwood,the eldest son of a Newcastle merchant,went to sea in 1761,at the age of thirteen.In his nearly fifty years in the navy,keeping a diary throughout,he rose to become a fine seaman,a master of gunnery,a battle commander the equal of his friend - and rival in love - Nelson.He was also an accomplished writer and wit,a doting father,inveterate gossip,and consummate diplomat and strategist. Collingwood's service took him to Boston, where he lived and fought during the American Revolution; to Antigua,where he and Nelson both fell in love with Mary Moutray,and drew each other's portraits; to Corsica; Sicily; and Menorca,where he began as a young midshipman and ended his career as the effective viceroy of the Mediterranean,dealing with beys and pashas,kings and queens and an eighty-strong fleet.He was 'England's prime and sole minister acting upon the sea.' Max Adams,archaeologist,writer and broadcaster,fascinated by the story of the unjustly little known Newcastle hero,the admiral who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte in battle,paints a vivid,engrossing and often moving portrait in this debut biography. Based on Collingwood's letters and log-books,here is an intimate view not just of the man himself,but of his life and times,of shipboard ways and all too brief periods on shore with his family.Max Adams travelled extensively around the Mediterranean and Caribbean to research this story of a man who gave his life to the navy in the glory years of the age of sail: the world of Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower made real. Author's debut biography,resulting after being awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 2003 to travel and research Collingwood's life. Please contact seller,because of the weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja906920. ISBN: rja906920

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ADAMS, GERRY:
BEFORE THE DAWN - An Autobiography.

Imprint: USA.NY.WILLIAM MORROW AND COMPANY INC.,1997.
Edition: US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[True 1st edn, originally published in Ireland by Brandon Book Publishers Ltd.,1996.] FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn,AND no price-clip (US$25.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy laminated,subject's portrait,colour photographic illustrated upper panel of dw/dj with white letters,orange+white letters to spine/backstrip,critics' reviews to rear panel; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edge bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread? Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,plain dark brown paper-covered boards with black paper blind-spine with bright,crisp,stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip, brown+white striped headband,and immaculate plain white eps.US,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,vii-ixpp+1-332pp [paginated] includes author preface,11 chapters+ epilogue,16pp contemporary b/w photographs in 1 block between pp176/7and 6pp glossary to rear.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,poem extract,another poem extract (from Scenery Since Bloomsday by Denis Ireland),2 b/w maps (Belfast), another title separator page and 4pp blanks at rear. Gerry Adams is widely regarded a the most controversial leader in modern Irish history,yet few know what sort of man he is.For years his voice was banned from British radio and television,while commentators and politicians condemned him and all he stood for.Now,in 'Before the Dawn',with a remarkable insight into an extraordinary life,readers can judge for themselves. Born in West Belfast in 1948 into a family with close ties to both the trade union and republican movements,Gerry Adams is the eldest of ten children.He writes with affection of his mother,"an articulate and gentle woman," of his father,a republican activist who had been jailed at the age of sixteen,and of his grandmother,who nurtured in him a love of reading. He describes his childhood,despite its material poverty,in glowing and humorous terms,recollecting golden hours spent playing on the slopes of the mountain behind his home and celebrating the intimate sense of community in the tightly packed streets of working-class West Belfast. But even before leaving school to work as a barman,he had become aware of the inequalities of life in the north of Ireland.Soon he was engaged in direct action on the issues of housing, unemployment,and civil rights. Gerry Adams brings a unique perspective to the years of conflict,insurrection,and bitter struggle that ensued when,in his view,peaceful political agitation was met with hysterical reaction,and the sectarian tinder-box of Britain's last colony erupted.From the pogroms of 1969 to the hunger strikes of 1981,from the streets of West Belfast to the cages of Long Kesh, this powerful memoir is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand modern Ireland. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja498914. ISBN: 0688143121.

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ADAMS**, JANE:
Cast The First Stone.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,1996.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.A pre-publication advanced copy; it is a 1st edn identical to the regular trade edn except without the price on inside flap.Reputed to have a smaller print run than her debut novel.Scarce thus.Her second novel and 2nd featuring Detective Inspector MIKE CROFT. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included.Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja327. ISBN: 0330349198.

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ADAMS**, JANE:
CAST THE FIRST STONE.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN CRIME,1996.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscriptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Very slight crinkling to top/bottom dw/dj's edges (shelf-wear?).Reputed smaller print run than her first title. Scarce.Her second novel,again featuring Det. Inspector MIKE CROFT,and retired detective JOHN TYNAN. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included.Offer available UK only, unless indicated otherwise. ** ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to USA can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja33. ISBN: 0330349198.

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ADAMS**, JANE:
Final Frame.

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,1999.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,dw/dj unclipped.Glossy,photographic illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean also.Bright, clean,maroon paper-covered boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate tan endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-244pp includes half-title+title pages,a prologue,35 chapters and an afterword.Author's 5th novel and the 4th novel in the series featuring Detective Inspector Mike Croft. Please contact seller, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja23777. ISBN: 0333759710.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD - Selected and Introduced by:
GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES. [Illustrated by Pauline Ellison.]

Imprint: LONDON.ROUTLEDGE,KEGAN PAUL,1981.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn. FINE/FINE.Owner's small written name to top edge of fore-edge corner of half-title page and a price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,wrap-around,speckled light brown background with colour pictorial artwork by Pauline Ellison, illustrated dw/dj front and rear panels; front of dw/dj with Hansel & Gretel's gingerbread house illustration wih capitalised,white-lettered title,illustrator's name and credit and ADAMS's name and credit for selection and introduction.Spine/backstrip with capitalised, white lettered title and capitalised,black-lettered illustrator+ADAMS's names and publisher's capitalised,black-lettered initialled name to foot of same,rear panel of dw/dj with small colour pictorial illustration centrally.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners – no major nicks,tears or splits present,but miniscule laminate curl and crease at head of spine and the front panel lightly sunned/faded across its top half.Top edges with merest,faintest hint of blemish else,but along with fore-edges,still bright,crisp and clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound – virtually pristine with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips – appears unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp and clean/unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt capitalised lettered spine/backstrip,a gold headband and immaculate plain dark grey endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated,1st edn,5-128pp [paginated] includes b/w thumbnail illustrated Contents list/table,Richard Adams's Introduction,19 tales each with 19 full page, full colour illustration and b/w line illustrated chapter headpiece - all by Pauline Ellison throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] half-title page and a b/w thumbnail illustrated title page.   Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable and particularly internally,is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 40+ year-old age and nature, i.e a children's book.It is only the minimal faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite those,it really is still an exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of major detracting faults associated with children's ownership of such books.                          In this delightful collection, brave heroes and heroines like Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood battle with witches and wolves,while the Goose Girl and Rapunzel show that goodness can triumph over evil. Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin,and Snow White are among the jewels we owe to the German brothers Grimm,who began in the first decade of the 19th century to seek out and listen to village storytellers. The best-loved of the tales they discovered are now brought together with the marvellous detailed pictures by illustrator Pauline Ellison. Pauline Ellison,painter and illustrator,was born in Keighley and educated at Keighley Grammar School. She then studied at Bradford Art School,going on to colleges of art at Leicester and Cambridge,the latter with its prestigious illustration courses. She moved to London in 1967 and began a freelance career as a commercial illustrator. Her commissions include work for The Times Saturday Review, Radio Times, Harpers, Good Housekeeping, Nova, The Observer and The Sunday Times. Her book illustrations for Grimm's Fairy Tales this particular edition,are particularly striking. She has a particular fondness for commissions involving plants and animals. Her other book illustrations include: 'The Dark Lord of Pegersick.' (1976) by Richard Carlyon, 'A Love of Flowers.' (1971) in collaboration with,and by H.E. Bates,the 'Earthsea Trilogy.'(1975) by Ursula K. Le Guin, 'Master Maid.' (1997) retold by Aaron Shepard. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!          N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded, after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.                                            ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1134124. ISBN: 0710009127.

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ADAMS**, DOUGLAS:
Mostly Harmless. [Author SIGNED copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.WILIAM HEINEMANN LTD.1992.
Edition: UK,slim vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st reprint.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED - without dedication.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st reprint.[First reprint,same year as the original UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn release.Identical cover illustration as the (UK) 1st edn,but different from the US,1st edn.] NFINE.No owner inscrptn, but author's instantly recognisable,handwritten, black ink signature - without dedication - to half-title page and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,black background with random printed white spots and a pink arrow pointing to a pale blue small circular dot to front panel of dw/dj,with silver gilt author's name and titleing and other white+ pink lettered sub-title text to bottom edge of front panel,silver lettering to spine/backstrip, rear panel with a white-lettered prose extract (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Mark II - attributed); with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.All edges - top,fore and lower - are remarkably bright and clean for the book's age,uniformly and very lightly aged/toned but without any foxing/spotting or any other blemish to same; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' - appears unread,other than my own collation.Publisher's original, bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,plain pale grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked, silver gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and clean,plain white sets of endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st reprint,2-219pp [paginated] comprising 25 chapters; plus [unpaginated] author SIGNED half-title page, title page,a dedication,a 'Thanks to' page both with a blank verso,4 single sentences to 4 single pages,all also with a blank verso and to the rear,4pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional for a book of it's age,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 30+ year old age. The fifth part of the "Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series.20 years on,the Guide falls into the hands of Arthur Dent's daughter,Random, whose mother,unexpectedly to all concerned,is Trillian.Random journeys to an insignificant planet,whose entry in the Guide reads "mostly harmless". It's easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up,the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about space/time, the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob-fearing planet,and all you have to fall back on is a few simple sandwich-making skills. However,instead of being disheartened,Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit and,immediately,all hell breaks loose. Hell takes a number of forms: there is the usual Ford Prefect form of hell,fresh hell in the form of an all-new version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,and a totally unexpected hell in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn't even know he had one. Can Arthur save the Earth from total multidimensional obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter,Random,from herself? Of course not.He never works out what is going on,exactly. Will you? Please contact seller,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1004922. ISBN: 0434009261.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
A Nature Diary.

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING PENGUIN,1985.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,but price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork by John Lawrence, illustrated dw/dj,with black+red lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a pale blue+white striped headband and immaculate plain,pale blue eps.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,7-158pp [paginated] includes an author intro,January to December illustrated nature diary with b/w+colour illustrations - full and part pages and page borders - all by John Lawrence,plus [unpaginated] colour pictorial illustrated double-page title page,an epigram with acknowledgements to it's recto,and last 2pp unpaginated. This striking and original book from the author of 'Watership Down' and The Girl in the Swing' undoubtedly proves the truth of the author's assertion that "There is always something to enjoy in nature,even in January or November." The birds,animals and wild flowers of the Isle of Man are vividly described and brought before the reader's eye.Gilbert White of Selborne might well have recognized a kindred spirit in Richard Adams,who (accompanied by his faithful Welsh collie,Tetter) is out in all weathers,missing nothing of the pageant of the months,the seasons and even of the stars.The wide extent of his observation,which ranges from chance-encuntered snails and beetles to seals, peregrine falcons and migrant seabirds, will engage every reader's interest by its sheer variety and keenness of vision.For him,the most ordinary day discloses something exciting. Not all his year,however,was spent on the Isle of Man.The diary includes fascinating accounts of expeditions to the Lake District,to Anglesey,Denmark,Australia and even London (where he found plenty of nature to record).Richard Adam's diary,in fact,demonstrates,daily and in detail,that for the true nature lover there can be no such thing as boredom. John Lawrence's delightful illustrations - each planned and sketched 'on the spot' in close co-operation with Richard Adams - complement the text with total veracity and form an integral part of this unusual and charming book. John Lawrence,born in Hastings,Sussex, 1933,son of a company representative. Educated at the Salesian College,Cowley, Oxford.Studied at Hastings School of Art (1951-53) and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Gertrude Hermes (1955-57).Part-time lecturer at Maidstone College of Art (1958-60),Brighton College of Art (1960-69) and Camberwell School of Art (since 1960).Book illustrator,book plate and press mark designer (e.g. for the Baselisk Press and Julia Macrae Books),relief printmaker.He is well known for his wood engravings in which he uses a wide range of tools to create elaborate effects of pattern and texture,giving emphasis to his forms by means of varied multiple outlines in white and black.He also works in pen and ink or pencil, sometimes with colour washes.His work has mainly been published by the Folio Society,Hamish Hamilton and Kestrel Books. Prize winner in the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award for both 1972 and 1977. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja588015. ISBN: 0670801054.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
TALES FROM WATERSHIP DOWN. [Illus by John Lawrence.**]

Imprint: US.NY.ALFRED A. KNOPF,1996.
Edition: US,12mo HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,12mo HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn. FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour pictorial artwork by John Lawrence,illustrated dw/dj,with b/w lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,would appear unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,plain dark green paper-covered boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,a yellow headband and immaculate plain white endpapers.US,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,viiipp+ 6-267pp [paginated] includes contents list/ table,Pts I-III comprising 7,4 and 8 chapters respectively,a lapine glossary; plus [unpaginated] 1pp blank with publisher's advert to it's verso,half-title,b/w line illus vignette by John Lawrence illustrated title page,a dedication,grateful thanks,author's introduction, a note on pronunciation,title separator page,individual Pts separator pages - each with b/w line illus by John Lawrence,and to the rear,a note on the type used and also 2pp blanks. Twenty-four years after the publication of 'Watership Down' - one of the century's best-loved works of imaginative literature - the superb storyteller Richard Adams re-enters that unique and special world to tell us about the lives of the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort. 'Tales from Watership Down' begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits.Then we listen in as Dandelion,the rabbits' master storyteller,relates the thrilling adventures experienced by El-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit-hero,and his stalwart, Rabscuttle,during the long journey home after their terrible encounter with the Black Rabbit of Inle (as narrated in 'Watership Down'). Finally,in the principal part of the book,we are told eight enchanting stories about the rabbits of the Down - Hazel,Fiver,Bigwig,and their companions - including the impact on the warren of the obsessive doe Flyairth,and the appointment of Hyzenthlay as a female Chief Rabbit and partner to Hazel. All readers - the millions who remember 'Watership Down' with the deepest affection,and also those for whom this volume will be their first encounter with the rabbits - will find these nineteen tales utterly compelling,the fruit of Richard Adams's spellbinding narrative power and ability to conjure up a world that is at the same time both real and unreal. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja578715. ISBN: 0679451250.

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