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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
THE Bureaucats.** [Illus by Robin Jacques.**]

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING KESTREL,1985.
Edition: UK,8vo HB,minus dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB,minus dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn. FINE.No owner inscrptn.Clean,pictorial colour decorated,glossy laminated boards.8vo,110pp,b/w line illus by ROBIN JACQUES.** 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,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: rja1348. ISBN: 0670801208.

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ADAMS**, JANE:
THE GREENWAY.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN CRIME,1995.
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 inscriptn,price-clip.Her first novel,a highly acclaimed and haunting debut.Award nominated and winner best first crime novel. Again as an unknown writer,a low print run,so difficult to find.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: rja34. ISBN: 0333644247.

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ADAMS**, JANE:
THE GREENWAY.**

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

UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn. FINE/FINE.No owner inscriptn,but price- clip to dw/dj.Her first novel,a highly acclaimed and haunting debut.Award nominated and winner best first crime novel.Again as an unknown writer,a very low print run,so difficult to find. 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/CANADA customers please be aware: US 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: rja521015. ISBN: 0333644247.

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ADAMS**, JANE:
The Greenway.** [Author's debut novel.]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,1995.
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.[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.So scarce thus.Complete number line 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.] FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj - absence of publisher's price - see above in parenthesis.Bright,crisp,clean,wrap-around colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with bright,crisp,embossed gilt title,pale blue author's name and white lettered Minette Walters quote/review to front,similar coloured lettered spine/ backstrip; with some inevitable shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners – but no nicks,tears or splits present - most of light creasing to top+bottom edges.Top+fore-edges bright and clean without blemish or toning; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound – pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt lettered spine/backstrip and immaculate/clean plain white endpapers.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-203pp [paginated] includes a Prologue,22 chapters; plus [unpaginated] a synopsis,and half-title+ title pages. Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable for a book of it's age and scarcity and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. Author's highly acclaimed debut novel - Nominated for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Award for Best First Crime Novel and the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. Cassie Maltham still has nightmares of the day in August 1975 when her cousin Suzie vanished in the Greenway.Haunted also is John Tynan, a retired detective once in charge of Suzie's case.But when another girl goes missing,both must confront their personal demons and try to solve the mystery. Cassie Maltham was ten that August afternoon in 1975 when her cousin Suzie vanished - almost before Cassie's eyes - never to be seen again.Now,twenty years later,Cassie has returned to the quiet English seashore village where Suzie was last seen,to confront the disaster that changed Cassie's life forever.Little has altered.The Greenway - the ancient sheltered pathway in whose leafy secret depths Suzie had disappeared - is still there.And soon another young girl is swallowed in its shadow.Has Cassie's return provoked this second sinister tragedy? One thing is certain: Evil, inexorable and insatiable,has awakened from its long slumber and is once more on the move. . . . 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. ** 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: rja976321. ISBN: 0333644247.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
THE IRON WOLF - and other stories.

Imprint: LONDON.ALLEN LANE,1980.
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.Colour plates by YVONNE GILBERT,b/w illus JENNIFER CAMPBELL.8vo,142pp. Collection 19 folk-tales,from Europe, China,Polynesia to Artic Circle.Each of the tales presented as told by an imagined narrator,to one or more hearers at a particular time and place,sometimes past, sometimes present.However,the reader is never told the identity of either teller or hearer but is left free to infer both them and the occasion solely from the narrator's own words.This original technique adds a novel dash of piquancy to this collection. 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, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja765. ISBN: 071391341X.

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ADAMS**, DOUGLAS:
THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE.**

Imprint: LONDON.THE FOLIO SOCIETY,2012.
Edition: UK,8vo+s/case,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,issued in s/case.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo+s/case,1st edn thus.[First published in 1980 by Pan Books.This Folio Society edition is based on the 2009 Pan Books edition with minor emendations.] MINT/MINT.[Shrinkwrap opened,to verify issue,and still in situ.]No owner inscptn - as new.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,dark blue cloth boards with blue glitter and a blue+blue glitter silhouetted caricature singer with mike in hand,in a gilt spotlight design to upper board,with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip,and immaculate dark blue glittered endpapers. Bright,crisp,clean,immaculate card slipcase in same colour as endpapers.Top+ fore-edges bright and immaculate; contents pristine - untouched apart from collation and therefore unread.UK,slim 8vo HB+ s/case,1st edn thus,v-xvipp+9-208pp [paginated] includes illustrations list/ table,introduction by Adam Roberts,34 chapters,plus [unpaginated] title page, full-page,full colour frntis+7 other full-page,full-colour illus,all by Jonathan Burton,throughout the rest of the text and book,a title separator page,and dedication.Set in Sabon,printed on Abbey Wove paper at L.E.G.O. SpA,Vicenza,Italy and bound by them in cloth,blocked with a design by the artist. The Folio Society’s success is due to publishing books with exceptional typography,illustrations,paper and bindings.The Society sources new introductions from literary experts to accompany classic texts,using skilled designers and master printers to produce memorable fine books in both fiction and non-fiction fields.The Folio Society also prides itself on producing series of an author's works which regular publishers might not think economic - in several cases it is only possible to acquire forgotten books by major writers in Folio Society editions. 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. UK,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.Available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US 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: rja427412. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ADAMS**, DOUGLAS:
The RESTAURANT at the END of the UNIVERSE.** [Author facsimile SIGNED copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.GOLLANCZ,2009.
Edition: UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,facsimile SIGNED,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Facsimile signature.

UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,facsimile SIGNED,1st edn, 2nd impression.[Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.Originally and first published Arthur Barker (UK),1980,another edn by Millenium (UK) in 1994 and this edn Gollancz (UK),2009.] NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn but author's facsimile (?) signature - without dedication (author died May,2001) and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp, clean,part matt+part glossy laminated,black+ silver designed dw/dj,with silver gilt+white lettering to front panel; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.A small 1/2" closed tear to front,lower corner,all other corners of dw/dj minisculely rubbed with reciprocal loss.Top+ fore-edge slightly aged/toned but generally clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2-196pp [paginated] includes 34 chapters; plus [unpaginated] author facsimile SIGNED half-title page,title page,a dedication,an epigram with another epigram to verso,and 4pp blanks at the rear of the book. 'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe' follows on directly from 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.It is freely adapted from episodes of the BBC radio programme 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy',which were first broadcast on 5 April 1978,12 April,1978,24th December, 1978,and 21,22,23,23,24,25 January 1980. Continuing the classic and definitely hilarious space adventures of Arthur Dent. When all the questions of space,time,matter and the nature of being have been resolved,only one question remains: where shall we have dinner? The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the obvious answer,as it provides the ultimate gastronomic experience,and for once,there is no morning after to worry about . . . 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 receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if item is offered P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: 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: rja762918. ISBN: 9780575074866.

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ADAMS**, DOUGLAS:
THE SALMON OF DOUBT: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2002.
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,colour illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly an unead copy? Publisher's sharp-cornered,bright,clean,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and b/w headband and immaculate dark blue endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-xxxvpp+3- 299pp [paginated] includes editor's note,a contents list/ table,a prologue,an introduction, 3 chapters (Life,The Universe,And Everything),an epilogue,Order of Douglas Noel Adams's Memorial service,editor's acknowledgements (both to rear); plus [unpaginated] b/w vignetted half-title+title pages,a dedication,and 4 separator pages. 'The Salmon of Doubt' contains ten chapters of the novel on which Douglas Adams was working at the time of his death in May 2001,along with an astonishing collection of pieces recovered from his beloved Macintosh computer. The plot of 'The Salmon of Doubt' is as intriguing as its title and sees Dirk Gently simultaneously on the trail of half a cat and an actor whose sudden appearance is perhaps not as random as it seems.Starring alongside the pizza-addicted detective are Thor,Norse God of Thunder,Dave of Daveland and a highly confused rhinoceros called Desmond.Other fictional stories include 'Young Zaphod Plays It Safe', featuring the intergalactic star of the 'Hitchhiker' series,and 'The Private Life of Ghengis Khan',written with Graham Chapman,in which the emotional needs of a barbaric marauding killer are revealed. Non-fiction pieces range from an earnest twelve-year-old Douglas's letter to Eagle magazine,through insights into a teenage mind full of adoration for the Beatles and loathing for short trousers,to lectures reflecting Adams's exceptional understanding of our natural,technological and philosophical worlds.Here too are articles on subjects as diverse as religion,the 'little dongly things' making a mess of computers,the letter 'Y' and Douglas's love affair with two dogs in New Mexico. For fans and new readers alike,'The Salmon of Doubt' is the ultimate smorgasbord of the insanities,urbanities and wondrous workings of life,the universe and everything. 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 receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if item is offered P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: 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: rja388711. ISBN: 0333766571.

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ADAMS**, DOUGLAS:
THE SALMON OF DOUBT: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2002.
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,matt,colour illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly an unead copy? Publisher's sharp-cornered,bright,clean, original plain black cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and b/w striped headband and immaculate dark blue endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-xxxvpp+3-299pp [paginated] includes editor's note,a contents list/table,a prologue, an introduction,3 chapters (Life,The Universe,And Everything),an epilogue,Order of Douglas Noel Adams's Memorial service,editor's acknowledgements (both to rear); plus [unpaginated] b/w vignetted half-title+title pages,a dedication,and 4 separator pages. 'The Salmon of Doubt' contains ten chapters of the novel on which Douglas Adams was working at the time of his death in May 2001,along with an astonishing collection of pieces recovered from his beloved Macintosh computer. The plot of 'The Salmon of Doubt' is as intriguing as its title and sees Dirk Gently simultaneously on the trail of half a cat and an actor whose sudden appearance is perhaps not as random as it seems.Starring alongside the pizza-addicted detective are Thor,Norse God of Thunder,Dave of Daveland and a highly confused rhinoceros called Desmond.Other fictional stories include 'Young Zaphod Plays It Safe', featuring the intergalactic star of the 'Hitchhiker' series,and 'The Private Life of Ghengis Khan',written with Graham Chapman,in which the emotional needs of a barbaric marauding killer are revealed. Non-fiction pieces range from an earnest twelve-year-old Douglas's letter to Eagle magazine,through insights into a teenage mind full of adoration for the Beatles and loathing for short trousers,to lectures reflecting Adams's exceptional understanding of our natural,technological and philosophical worlds.Here too are articles on subjects as diverse as religion,the 'little dongly things' making a mess of computers,the letter 'Y' and Douglas's love affair with two dogs in New Mexico. For fans and new readers alike,'The Salmon of Doubt' is the ultimate smorgasbord of the insanities,urbanities and wondrous workings of life,the universe and everything. 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,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/FREE. ** N.B. US/CAnada customers please be aware: 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: rja942921. ISBN: 0333766571.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
THE SHIP'S CAT.** [Illus in collaboration by Alan Aldridge** with Harry Willock**.]

Imprint: LONDON.JONATHAN CAPE,1977.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,illustrated 1st edn.NFINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,sharp-cornered glazed boards with colour pictorial artwork by Alan Aldredge,illustrated front board with capitalised title,capitalised illustrator+author names; a white spine/backstrip with capitalised, yellow-lettered title,capitalised,blue-lettered illustrator+author surnames,a thumbnail colour illustrattion detail front ednpaper illustration at head of same and publisher's black illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear board plain navy blue with no illustration - both boards almost scoring/indent-free.Negligible shelf-wear and creases to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present and immaculate dark blue background endpapers with a thumbnail repeated pale blue cat illustration.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound,no cracked hinges and virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,apart from my own collation.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,illustrated 1st edn,32pp [unpaginated and excluding endpapers] with text in verse,13 full-page,full-colour illustrations by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock. 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 45+ year-old age and nature, i.e. a child's book.It really is an exceptional copy for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of detracting faults. A twenty-six verse tale written by Adam Richards and illustrated in collaboration by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock,of the ship's cat adventures and brave deeds on the Spanish Maine,together with 'The Most Lamentable Loss of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Chagres'. Alan Aldridge,born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,and active from c.1967. Attended Romford Technical College but left at 15 and supported himself with an assortment of jobs including insurance clerk,repertory actor,dock hand and barrow boy.In 1963,he took a short evening course in commercial graphics.Soon he had achieved spectacular success with designs for posters,book covers,record sleeves,car furniture and body painting,as well as magazine and book illustration.In 1966,he was appointed art director of Penguin Books,but left in 1968 to set up his own studio,Ink, which received commissions from many of the leading pop groups and glossy magazines of the day,including the Beatle's ill-fated Apple Corps.As Aldridge's career embodied many of the aspirations of the 'swinging sixties',so his drawings epitomised the graphic idiom of the decade. His use of brilliant 'psychedelic' colours in combination with ebulliently decorative draughtsmanship gave his work the vigorous popular appeal of fairground art;but he used this apparently unsophisticated language to convey ideas of almost surrealistic complexity,abounding in visual ambiguities,allusions and jokes. Stylistically his most influential innovation was his use of the airbrush for fine colour gradation and shading over much of the picture surface,giving the illusion of undulating movement within the crisp contours.As his draughtsmanship developed,he increasingly incorporated graphic references to cultural traditions as diverse as oriental painting and pre-Columbian art,while his imagery continued to invite closer and more intense scrutiny.After disbanding Ink, Aldridge continued to work freelance,finding a regular publisher in Jonathan Cape.In 1974,he won the Children's Book of the Year Award with 'Butterfly Ball',following up with sequels 'The Peacock's Party' and The Lion's Cavalcade'; and latterly he had designed animated films.He has also illustrated periodicals as diverse as 'Nova', 'Harper's','The Queen','The Sunday Times', 'Vogue' and 'Woman's Mirror'.Died 17th February, 2017. 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: rja728517. ISBN: 0224014412.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
THE SHIP'S CAT.** [Illus in collaboration by Alan Aldridge** with Harry Willock**.]

Imprint: LONDON.CAPE,1977.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj as issued,illustrated 1st edn. FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,sharp-cornered,glazed boards with colour pictorial artwork by Alan Aldridge,illustrated front board with capitalised title,capitalised illustrator+ author names; a white spine/backstrip with capitalised,yellow-lettered title,capitalised, blue-lettered illustrator+author surnames,a thumbnail colour illustrattion detail fron endpaper illustration at head of same and publisher's black illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear board plain navy blue with no illustration - front board with minimal, superficial scoring/indents.Negligible shelf-wear and creases to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present and immaculate dark blue background endpapers with a thumbnail repeated pale blue cat illustration.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound,no cracked hinges and virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,apart from my own collation.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,illustrated 1st edn,32pp [unpaginated and excluding endpapers] with text in verse,13 full-page,full-colour illustrations by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock. 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 45+ year-old age and nature, i.e. a child's book.It really is an exceptional copy for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of detracting faults.       A twenty-six verse tale written by Adam Richards and illustrated in collaboration by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock,of the ship's cat adventures and brave deeds on the Spanish Maine,together with 'The Most Lamentable Loss of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Chagres'.                                        Alan Aldridge,born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,and active from c.1967.Attended Romford Technical College but left at 15 and supported himself with an assortment of jobs including insurance clerk,repertory actor,dock hand and barrow boy.In 1963,he took a short evening course in commercial graphics.Soon he had achieved spectacular success with designs for posters,book covers,record sleeves,car furniture and body painting,as well as magazine and book illustration.In 1966,he was appointed art director of Penguin Books,but left in 1968 to set up his own studio,Ink,which received commissions from many of the leading pop groups and glossy magazines of the day,including the Beatle's ill-fated Apple Corps.As Aldridge's career embodied many of the aspirations of the 'swinging sixties',so his drawings epitomised the graphic idiom of the decade.His use of brilliant 'psychedelic' colours in combination with ebulliently decorative draughtsmanship gave his work the vigorous popular appeal of fairground art;but he used this apparently unsophisticated language to convey ideas of almost surrealistic complexity,abounding in visual ambiguities,allusions and jokes. Stylistically his most influential innovation was his use of the airbrush for fine colour gradation and shading over much of the picture surface, giving the illusion of undulating movement within the crisp contours.As his draughtsmanship developed,he increasingly incorporated graphic references to cultural traditions as diverse as oriental painting and pre-Columbian art,while his imagery continued to invite closer and more intense scrutiny.After disbanding Ink,Aldridge continued to work freelance,finding a regular publisher in Jonathan Cape.In 1974,he won the Children's Book of the Year Award with 'Butterfly Ball'; latterly he had designed animated films.He has also illustrated periodicals as diverse as Harper's, Nova, The Queen, The Sunday Times, Vogue and Woman's Mirror. Died 17th February, 2017. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and 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: rja746117. ISBN: 0224014412.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
THE SHIP'S CAT.** [Illus in collaboration by Alan Aldridge** with Harry Willock**.]

Imprint: LONDON.JONATHAN CAPE,1977.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj as issued,illustrated 1st edn. FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,sharp-cornered with exception front's lower corner tip minisculely bumped,glazed boards with colour pictorial artwork by Alan Aldridge,illustrated front board with capitalised title,capitalised illustrator+ author names; a white spine/backstrip with capitalised,yellow-lettered title,capitalised, blue-lettered illustrator+author surnames,a thumbnail colour illustrattion detail fron endpaper illustration at head of same and publisher's black illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear board plain navy blue with no illustration - front board with minimal, superficial scoring/indents.Negligible shelf-wear and creases to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present and immaculate dark blue background endpapers with a thumbnail repeated pale blue cat illustration.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound,no cracked hinges and virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,apart from my own collation.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,illustrated 1st edn,32pp [unpaginated and excluding endpapers] with text in verse,13 full-page,full-colour illustrations by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock. A twenty-six verse tale written by Adam Richards and illustrated in collaboration by Alan Aldridge and Harry Willock,of the ship's cat adventures and brave deeds on the Spanish Maine,together with 'The Most Lamentable Loss of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Chagres'.                                        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 45+ year-old age and nature, i.e. a child's book.It really is an exceptional copy for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of detracting faults.                    Alan Aldridge,born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,and active from c.1967. Attended Romford Technical College but left at 15 and supported himself with an assortment of jobs including insurance clerk,repertory actor,dock hand and barrow boy.In 1963,he took a short evening course in commercial graphics.Soon he had achieved spectacular success with designs for posters,book covers,record sleeves,car furniture and body painting,as well as magazine and book illustration.In 1966,he was appointed art director of Penguin Books,but left in 1968 to set up his own studio,Ink,which received commissions from many of the leading pop groups and glossy magazines of the day,including the Beatle's ill-fated Apple Corps.As Aldridge's career embodied many of the aspirations of the 'swinging sixties',so his drawings epitomised the graphic idiom of the decade. His use of brilliant 'psychedelic' colours in combination with ebulliently decorative draughtsmanship gave his work the vigorous popular appeal of fairground art;but he used this apparently unsophisticated language to convey ideas of almost surrealistic complexity, abounding in visual ambiguities,allusions and jokes. Stylistically his most influential innovation was his use of the airbrush for fine colour gradation and shading over much of the picture surface,giving the illusion of undulating movement within the crisp contours.As his draughtsmanship developed,he increasingly incorporated graphic references to cultural traditions as diverse as oriental painting and pre-Columbian art,while his imagery continued to invite closer and more intense scrutiny.After disbanding Ink,Aldridge continued to work freelance,finding a regular publisher in Jonathan Cape.In 1974,he won the Children's Book of the Year Award with 'Butterfly Ball', following up with sequels 'The Peacock's Party' and 'The Lion's Cavalcade'; and latterly he had designed animated films.He has also illustrated periodicals as diverse as 'Nova','Harper's', 'The Queen','The Sunday Times','Vogue' and 'Woman's Mirror'.Died 17th February, 2017.   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: rja1115524. ISBN: 0224014412.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD & BAYLEY**, NICOLA:
THE TYGER VOYAGE.**

Imprint: LONDON.CAPE,1992.
Edition: UK,16mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 16mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[An odd volume of a 3 volume miniature set.The true 1st edn was a larger format,by same publisher,author+illustrator but published in 1976.] FINE/FINE.Neat,blue ink,gift presentation (Christmas) familial inscrptn +dated dedication to ffe,no clip to dw/dj - lack of publisher's price.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated colour pictorial artwork by Nicola Bayley,illustrated panel to upper wrap; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Dw/dj design repeated to bright,clean,sharp-cornered, glossy laminated boards,with aforementioned inscribed,pale blue/grey ffe,and rear eps immaculate.The dw/dj design for this edn is different to that of the original 1st edn,being a miniaturisation of one of the internal illustrations of that book/edn.Top+fore- edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight,clean and pristine.UK,slim 16mo HB +dw/dj,1st edn thus,4-30pp [alternate page pagination] includes 14 full-page,full-colour miniature illus by Nicola Bayley [unpaginated],verse text [paginated]; plus [unpaginated] colour oval vignette illustrated title page,and a colour miniature illus frntis. Richard Adams draws on the tradition of epic narrative verse and the stories of the great nineteenth-century explorers to relate the inspiring adventures of two courageous Tyger brothers,Ezekiel and Raphael Dubbs,who embark on an amazing journey around the world. The Tygers survive a storm at sea,a jungle trek and an arduous mountain climb before their eventual triumphant return to London. Nicola Bayley's exquisite illustrations give the tygers a luminous dignity and whether it is a London drawing-room or a jungle swamp her work evokes the detail and atmosphere of the period perfectly. Nicola has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and imaginative of contemporary illustrators. Her scrupulous attention to detail,the use of jewel-like colours and her exquisite miniaturism have become the hallmarks of her style.Among many stunning books including 'NICOLA BAYLEY'S NURSERY RHYMES' and more recently 'THE MOUSEHOLE CAT' [see my book ID rja368110 - original UK,1st edn],the three books of this miniature edition,include 'LA CORONA AND THE TIN FROG' [see my book ID rja424312 - original 1st edn] and 'THE PATCHWORK CAT' [see my book ID rja28608 - original 1st edn] and this title [see book ID's rja424412, rja424512 - original 1st edns],stand out for their beauty and originality. Want some more NICOLA BAYLEY illustrated books/titles? Please check my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue for other and similar titles. 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,because of the smaller size and therefore lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja424112. ISBN: 009176730X.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD & BAYLEY**, NICOLA:
THE TYGER VOYAGE.**

Imprint: LONDON.CAPE,1992.
Edition: UK,16mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 16mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[An odd volume of a 3 volume miniature set.The true 1st edn was a larger format,by same publisher,author+illustrator but published in 1976.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,no clip to dw/dj - lack of publisher's price. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated, colour pictorial artwork by Nicola Bayley, illustrated panel to upper wrap; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Dw/dj design repeated to bright, clean,sharp-cornered,glossy laminated bds, with immaculate pale blue/grey eps.The dw/dj design for this edn is different to that of the original 1st edn,being a miniaturisation of one of the internal illustrations of that book/edn.Top+fore- edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight,clean and pristine.UK,slim 16mo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,4-30pp [alternate page pagination] includes 14 full-page,full-colour miniature illus by Nicola Bayley [unpaginated],verse text [paginated]; plus [unpaginated] colour oval vignette illustrated title-page,and a colour miniature map illus frntis. Richard Adams draws on the tradition of epic narrative verse and the stories of the great nineteenth-century explorers to relate the inspiring adventures of two courageous Tyger brothers,Ezekiel and Raphael Dubbs,who embark on an amazing journey around the world. The Tygers survive a storm at sea,a jungle trek and an arduous mountain climb before their eventual triumphant return to London. Nicola Bayley's exquisite illustrations give the tygers a luminous dignity and whether it is a London drawing-room or a jungle swamp her work evokes the detail and atmosphere of the period perfectly. Nicola has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and imaginative of contemporary illustrators. Her scrupulous attention to detail,the use of jewel-like colours and her exquisite miniaturism have become the hallmarks of her style.Among many stunning books including 'NICOLA BAYLEY'S NURSERY RHYMES' and more recently 'THE MOUSEHOLE CAT' [see my book ID rja368110 - original 1st edn], the three books of this miniature edition,include 'LA CORONA AND THE TIN FROG' [see my book ID rja424312 - original 1st edn] and 'THE PATCHWORK CAT' [see my book ID rja 28608 - original 1st edn] and this title [see book ID's rja424412, rja424512 - original 1st edns],stand out for their beauty and originality. Want some more Nicola BAYLEY illustrated books/titles? Please check my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue for other and similar titles. 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,because of the smaller size and therefore lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja424212. ISBN: 009176730X.

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ADAMS, GUY:
TORCHWOOD: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.

Imprint: LONDON.BBC BOOKS,2009.
Edition: UK,8vo HB boards,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB boards,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn. FINE.No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj,as issued. Bright,clean,crisp,colour pictorial/photographic illustrated boards with immaculate plain white endpapers; with negligible shelf-wear and bumping to edges and corners with some miniscule bumping with reciprocal creasing to foot of spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/tanned but generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly an unread copy? UK,8vo HB boards,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,7-239pp [paginated] includes 24 chapters and acknowledgements; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,16pp publisher's adverts for other published titles available. Jackson Leaves - an Edwardian house in Penylan. Built 1906,semi-deatched,three storeys, spacious,beautifully presented.Left in good condition to Rob and Julia Wallace by Julia's late aunt. It's an ordinary sort of a house. Except for the way the rooms don't stay in the same places.And the strange man that turns up in the airing cupboard.And the apparitions. And the temporary surges that attract the attentions of Torchwood. And the fact that the first owner of Jackson Leaves in 1906 was a Captain Jack Harkness... Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman,with Gwen Cooper,Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles,Burn Gorman,Naoki Mori and Gareth David-Lloyd in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for 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 US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja451513. ISBN: 9781846077395.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD:
TRAVELLER.

Imprint: LONDON.HUTCHINSON,1988.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around artwork painting ('Summer',mural by Charles Hoffbauer) with red+b/w lettering, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top edge lightly aged/toned and imperceptibly dust-soiled,fore-edges brighter and cleaner; contents bright, tight,solid and sound - with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly unread? Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered (apart from rear,lower corner minisculely bumped),publisher's original, plain red cloth bds with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip, and immaculate,b/w map illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-277pp [paginated] includes 21 chapters,plus [unpaginated],half-title+title pages, preface by Lucy Rees (author of 'The Horse's Mind.',notes & acknowledgements, and 2pp poetry/writing extracts. In comfortable stables at Lexington, Virginia,a sturdy,nine-year-old grey chats to his friend Tom the Nipper,one of the domestic cats.Soon we learn that he is no ordinary horse,but Traveller,General Robert E. Lee's mount in the American Civil War.The war now over,Traveller has become a loved and honoured member of Lee's family at Washington College,where the General (on sufferance of the victorious Federal North) is President.Lee still rides his horse every afternoon.The complete understanding between them,forged in the war years,has grown if anything deeper during these latter days of peace. Through Traveller's memories,told to Tom, we learn how,on Sewell Mountain in 1861, he first met Lee,then a subordinate general,and how the two met again on the coast of Carolina,where Lee bought Traveller (and named him).At the beginning of June 1862,President Davis appoints Lee to command the army desperately defending Richmond against "the Blue men" - the Federals.In the glorious but apallingly bloody campaign which follows,known as the Seven Days,Traveller first experiences action with his master.Then the Army of Northern Virginia marches northward to Manassas,where they again win victory. Traveller carries Lee to Antietam,to Fredericksburg in the snow,to Chancellorsville in the forest,and so to Gettysburg and to the dreadful engagements in The Wilderness.Finally we learn of the siege of Richmond and Petersburg,and hear Traveller's account of what happened at Appomattox. Richard Adams first made his name with a novel about animals,and 'Watership Down' was followed by 'Shardik' and 'The Plague Dogs';but 'Traveller' is the first novel with animals at its centre which he has written for eleven years.With the help of Lucy Rees,the well-known horsewoman and author of 'The Horse's Mind',he has given Traveller a character completely true to horse psychology,and fashioned a brilliant story of Lee (considered by many military scholars to be the greatest general of the past 250 years) and the horse who was indispensable to his achievements. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja462313. ISBN: 0091738911.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD & BAYLEY**, NICOLA:
TYGER VOYAGE.**

Imprint: LONDON.CAPE,1976.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn.NFINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,clean, glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork by Nicola Bayley illustrated bds; with negligible shelf-wear to edges,slight spine roll and generally bright,clean plain red eps.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean also - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread? Some minimal impressions/indentations to upper bd.UK, slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn, 32pp [alternate page pagination] includes 14 full-page,full-colour illus by Nicola Bayley [unpaginated],verse text [paginated]; plus [unpaginated] colour oval vignette illustrated title-page,and a colour illus map frntis. Richard Adams draws on the tradition of epic narrative verse and the stories of the great nineteenth-century explorers to relate the inspiring adventures of two courageous Tyger brothers,Ezekiel and Raphael Dubbs,who embark on an amazing journey around the world. The Tygers survive a storm at sea,a jungle trek and an arduous mountain climb before their eventual triumphant return to London. Nicola Bayley's exquisite illustrations give the tygers a luminous dignity and whether it is a London drawing-room or a jungle swamp her work evokes the detail and atmosphere of the period perfectly. Nicola has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and imaginative of contemporary illustrators. Her scrupulous attention to detail,the use of jewel-like colours and her exquisite miniaturism have become the hallmarks of her style.Among many stunning books including 'NICOLA BAYLEY'S NURSERY RHYMES' and more recently 'THE MOUSEHOLE CAT' [see my book ID rja368110 - original 1st edn], the three books of the miniature edition, include 'LA CORONA AND THE TIN FROG' [see rja424312 - original 1st edn] and 'THE PATCHWORK CAT' [see my book ID rja 28608 - original 1st edn] and this title [see my book ID rja424512 - original 1st edn], stand out for their beauty and originality. Want some more Nicola BAYLEY illustrated books/titles? Please check my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue for other and similar titles. 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,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja424412. ISBN: 0224012371.

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ADAMS**, RICHARD & BAYLEY**, NICOLA:
TYGER VOYAGE.**

Imprint: LONDON.CAPE,1976.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,clean, glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork by Nicola Bayley illustrated bds; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and generally bright,clean plain red eps.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean also - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread? Some minimal impressions/ indentations to rear bd.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,32pp [alternate page pagination] includes 14 full-page, full-colour illus by Nicola Bayley [unpaginated],verse text [paginated]; plus [unpaginated] colour oval vignette illustrated title-page and a colour illus map frntis. Richard Adams draws on the tradition of epic narrative verse and the stories of the great nineteenth-century explorers to relate the inspiring adventures of two courageous Tyger brothers,Ezekiel and Raphael Dubbs,who embark on an amazing journey around the world. The Tygers survive a storm at sea,a jungle trek and an arduous mountain climb before their eventual triumphant return to London. Nicola Bayley's exquisite illustrations give the tygers a luminous dignity and whether it is a London drawing-room or a jungle swamp her work evokes the detail and atmosphere of the period perfectly. Nicola has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and imaginative of contemporary illustrators. Her scrupulous attention to detail,the use of jewel-like colours and her exquisite miniaturism have become the hallmarks of her style.Among many stunning books including 'NICOLA BAYLEY'S NURSERY RHYMES' and more recently 'THE MOUSEHOLE CAT' [see my book ID rja368110 - original 1st edn], the three books of the miniature edition, include 'LA CORONA AND THE TIN FROG' [see my book ID rja424312 - original 1st edn] and 'THE PATCHWORK CAT' [see my book ID rja 28608 - original 1st edn] and this title [see rja424412,original 1st edn], stand out for their beauty and originality. Want some more NICOLA BAYLEY illustrated books/titles? Please check my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue for other and similar titles. Please contact seller,because of the much lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja424512. ISBN: 0224012371.

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ADAN, AVRAHAM (BREN)**:
ON THE BANKS OF THE SUEZ: An Israeli General's Personal Account of the Yom Kippur War.

Imprint: LONDON.ARMS & ARMOUR PRESS,1980.
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 but price-clipped dw/dj. shelf-wear and negligible creasing to dw/dj's edges with a couple of tiny nicks/ closed tears to top edge - no other tears or loss - with spine/backstrip slightly sunned/faded.Top edge lightly dust-soiled with some minimal spotting/foxing,fore- edge less aged and generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine.Brown/tan rexine-type boards with bright,crisp,stamped white letters to spine/backstrip with Army Command tree to feps and clean,plain white rear eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,v-xii+3-479pp includes half-title+title pages,b/w map frntis, contents list,author introduction, historical note,37 chapters,7 b/w maps and 16pp b/w contemporary photographs. The peace of the High Holiday in 1973 was shattered when the Egyptians launched their attack across the Suez Canal.The war that began on October 6 took Israel by surprise.The attempt at a counter-attack on October 8 failed.How the Israeli Defence Forces managed to recover their strength and maintain their morale so that,when the cease-fire was imposed,their forces were seventy miles from Cairo on the southern front,and twenty-five miles from Damascus on the Syrian front,is the substance of this book.General Adan commanded an armoured division on the southern front.In his words: "fate placed me at the head of an armoured division whose course of battle began at the north of the Suez Canal on the east bank,and ended at the south of the Canal on the west bank.The chain of battles extended for nineteen days." Adan accounts for every move of these days. Problems in command,disagreements among generals,the courage,drive and the intensity of the fog of battle are related with passion that can leave no reader uninvolved.Miltary analysts and historians will find the account of strategy,tactics and the internal workings of the IDF revealing.The non-military will find the human element overwhelming.The individuals in brigade and battalion are intimately portrayed.This was a war in which fathers and sons fought together, and frequently the sons outranked their elders. The logistics of moving men and equipment over the sand to the bridgeheads under enemy fire, the engineering feats involved in crossing the Suez,are matters fraught with suspense involving as they do so many individual lives,and the life of a country.This is the first personal account by an Israeli general of distinction of an extraordinary military operation.One of the battles in which Adan fought has been compared,in essence,to Hannibal's famous victory over the Roman army in 217 B.C.No compliment could be greater. 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: rja1993. ISBN: 0853681775.

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ADDERLEY, JAMES - Edited by:
AND BEHOLD WE LIVE: PAPERS BY A WOUNDED SOLDIER.

Imprint: LONDON.CONSTABLE & COMPANY LTD.,1918.
Edition: UK,slim 16mo wraps+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 16mo wraps+dw/dj,1st edn.VG/VG+. Neat,blue ink,familial presentation inscrptn: 'Gertrudina with lots of love Uncle John Nov 18' to ffe.Bright,crisp, clean,onlay colour pictorial illustrated paper dw/dj to paper covers,with red lettering,and crisp,clear,black ink letters to spine/backstrip; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges inevitably dust-soiled and aged/darkened with some ubiquitous sporadic foxing/spotting to same,fore-edges brighter and cleaner and less affected and also with less foxing/ spotting too; contents bright,tight and clean - text block remarkably unaffected by any foxing/spotting.UK,slim 16mo wraps+ dw/dj,1st edn,v-viipp+1-135pp [paginated] includes note by the editor,contents list/ table,12 chapters followed with a note by the Padre; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages.Printed by The Whitefriars Press,Ltd.,London and Tonbridge.A really exceptional example given it's age and it's ephemeral nature and composition. Account of a convalescing,wounded EastEnd enlisted soldier reminiscing about his life thus far and his religion and religious beliefs throughout the war and his active service.Edited by the Rev. the Hon. James Granville Adderley 1861-1942,a Christian Socialist,who visited France several times. 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. ** 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: rja525715. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ADDIS, FERDIE:
OPENING PANDORA'S BOX: Phrases We Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them.

Imprint: LONDON.MICHAEL O/MARA BOOKS LIMITED,2010.
Edition: UK,12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 - 10 ascending.] FINE.No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj - as issued.Bright,crisp,clean,publisher's original cream cloth boards with bright, crisp,stamped fluorescent bronze gilt vignetted front bd with similar gilt border edge design to spine/backstrip's gutter's edges and orange+brown lettering to boards+spine/backstrip and immaculate russet coloured endpapers - printed facsimile owner bookplate - unused - to ffe; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping 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.UK, 12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,6- 192pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,an introduction includes notes of sources and names of Gods,list of Roman+Greek Gods and their roles, alphabetical list of the Phrases,a timeline of Greece and Rome,b/w cartoons by Andrew Pinder interspersed throughout the text and the book and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and contents list/table. Are you as rich as Croesus,or do you work like a Trojan in spartan conditions? If you described someone as having Junoesque proportions would they maintain a jovial expression - or give you a gorgon stare? Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language,yet many of us have little understanding of the Greek and Roman legends that inspired them.Providing a useful introduction to classical mythology and history,this endlessly fascinating book contains the stories behind such phrases as: 'Achilles' heel','Midas touch','Gordian knot', 'Halcyon days','Oedipus complex', and 'Sword of Damocles'. 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 lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja780818. ISBN: 9781843174110.

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ADIE**, KATE:
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War.**

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2003.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.[Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.So 1st edn, 2nd imp.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn, and no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj (detail from recruiting posters held in the Imperial War Museum [I W M],of women in uniforms) with brown 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,solid and sound - virtually as new - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear to be unread.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original, plain dark green cloth bds with bright, crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain tan eps.UK, Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,vi-ixpp+1- 246pp [paginated] includes intro,20 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w+colour illustrations+photographs throughout the text and the book,source notes, bibliography+sources,an index and photograph acknowledgements.Plus [unpaginated] b/w photograph+colour illustration illustrated half-title page, monochrome illustrated title page,and contents list/table.Laid in loose, associated ephemera: a folded A4 sheet - probably from the exhibition itself - with colour detail of recruitment posters of I W M's major exhibition - 15/10/2003 - 18/4/2004. The 20thC was a period of tumultuous change for women - both in conflict and on the home front.Nowhere are these changes seen more obviously than in the uniforms they wore - from the tight corsets of the nurses in the early 1900's to the battle- ready camouflage of the present day. Kate Adie - as the BBC's Chief News Correspondent - has herself been dressed in camouflage and often wrestled with the practical problems of being a woman in a world of war.She has seen the power of uniform and become fascinated by the social attitudes it both provokes and reflects. In this vivid history,she celebrates the remarkable and often unacknowledged heroism of women whose wide range of roles - from nursing to land girl to fighter pilot - has been so essential to military and civilian life through two world wars and beyond.She uses contemporary newspaper reports to reveal the way the press and society at large have viewed uniformed women,and never-before-seen personal accounts and letters to illuminate the experiences and attitudes of women themselves. A revelation of our changing attitudes and times,this is also a compelling insight into the lives of ordinary women performing extraordinary deeds.In association with a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum,15 October,2003 - 18 April,2004. Please contact seller,because of the weight (just over 1Kg unpackaged) of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,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 or FREE.That 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: rja513415. ISBN: 0340820594.

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ADIE**, KATE:
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War.**

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2003.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.[Number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4.So 1st edn,3rd imp.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj (detail from recruiting posters held in the Imperial War Museum [I W M],of women in uniforms) with brown 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,solid and sound - virtually as new - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear to be unread.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain tan eps.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,2nd imp,vi-ixpp+1-246pp [paginated] includes introduction,20 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w+colour illustrations+ photographs throughout the text and the book,source notes,a bibliography+sources,an index and photograph acknowledgements.Plus [unpaginated] b/w photograph+colour illustration illustrated half-title page, monochrome illustrated title page,and contents list/table. The 20thC was a period of tumultuous change for women - both in conflict and on the home front.Nowhere are these changes seen more obviously than in the uniforms they wore - from the tight corsets of the nurses in the early 1900's to the battle- ready camouflage of the present day. Kate Adie - as the BBC's Chief News Correspondent - has herself been dressed in camouflage and often wrestled with the practical problems of being a woman in a world of war. She has seen the power of uniform and become fascinated by the social attitudes it both provokes and reflects. In this vivid history,she celebrates the remarkable and often unacknowledged heroism of women whose wide range of roles - from nursing to land girl to fighter pilot - has been so essential to military and civilian life through two world wars and beyond.She uses contemporary newspaper reports to reveal the way the press and society at large have viewed uniformed women,and never-before-seen personal accounts and letters to illuminate the experiences and attitudes of women themselves. A revelation of our changing attitudes and times,this is also a compelling insight into the lives of ordinary women performing extraordinary deeds.In association with a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum,15 October,2003 - 18 April,2004. Please contact seller,because of the weight (just slightly over 1Kg unpackaged) of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,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 or 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: rja539115. ISBN: 0340820594.

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ADIE**, KATE:
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War.** [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2003.
Edition: ,Qrto HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: 'To Eric Kate Adie'

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn,2nd imp. [Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. So 1st edn,2nd imp.] FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn but author's neat,handwritten blue ink inscrptn+signature: 'To Eric Kate Adie' to half-title page,and price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj (detail from recruiting posters held in the Imperial War Museum [I W M],of women in uniforms) with brown lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.White background slightly and minimally grubbed with a couple of light splashes.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually as new - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear to be unread.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original, plain dark green cloth boards with bright, crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain tan endpapers.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,vi-ixpp+1-246pp [paginated] includes introduction,20 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w+colour illustrations+ photographs throughout the text and the book,source notes,bibliography+sources,an index and photograph acknowledgements.Plus [unpaginated] b/w photograph+colour illustration illustrated,author SIGNED half-title page,monochrome illustrated title page,and contents list/table. The 20thC was a period of tumultuous change for women - both in conflict and on the home front.Nowhere are these changes seen more obviously than in the uniforms they wore - from the tight corsets of the nurses in the early 1900's to the battle- ready camouflage of the present day. Kate Adie - as the BBC's Chief News Correspondent - has herself been dressed in camouflage and often wrestled with the practical problems of being a woman in a world of war. She has seen the power of uniform and become fascinated by the social attitudes it both provokes and reflects. In this vivid history,she celebrates the remarkable and often unacknowledged heroism of women whose wide range of roles - from nursing to land girl to fighter pilot - has been so essential to military and civilian life through two world wars and beyond.She uses contemporary newspaper reports to reveal the way the press and society at large have viewed uniformed women,and never-before-seen personal accounts and letters to illuminate the experiences and attitudes of women themselves. A revelation of our changing attitudes and times,this is also a compelling insight into the lives of ordinary women performing extraordinary deeds.In association with a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum,15 October,2003 - 18 April,2004. Please contact seller,because of the weight (just over 1Kg unpackaged) of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,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 or FREE.That 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: rja656617. ISBN: 0340820594.

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ADIE**, KATE:
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War.** [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2003.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: AUTHOR signed - without dedication.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn but author's neat,handwritten,blue ink signature - without dedication - towards the foot of half-title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj (detail from recruiting posters held in the Imperial War Museum [I W M],of women in uniforms) with brown lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.White background slighly and minimally grubbed.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually as new - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear to be unread.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain tan endpapers.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn,vi-ixpp+1-246pp [paginated] includes introduction,20 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w+colour illustrations+photographs throughout the text and the book,source notes,bibliography+ sources,an index and photograph acknowledgements.Plus [unpaginated] b/w photograph+colour illustration illustrated, author SIGNED half-title page,monochrome illustrated title page,and contents list/table. The 20thC was a period of tumultuous change for women - both in conflict and on the home front. Nowhere are these changes seen more obviously than in the uniforms they wore - from the tight corsets of the nurses in the early 1900's to the battle-ready camouflage of the present day. Kate Adie - as the BBC's Chief News Correspondent - has herself been dressed in camouflage and often wrestled with the practical problems of being a woman in a world of war.She has seen the power of uniform and become fascinated by the social attitudes it both provokes and reflects. In this vivid history,she celebrates the remarkable and often unacknowledged heroism of women whose wide range of roles - from nursing to land girl to fighter pilot - has been so essential to military and civilian life through two world wars and beyond.She uses contemporary newspaper reports to reveal the way the press and society at large have viewed uniformed women,and never-before-seen personal accounts and letters to illuminate the experiences and attitudes of women themselves. A revelation of our changing attitudes and times,this is also a compelling insight into the lives of ordinary women performing extraordinary deeds.In association with a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum,15 October,2003 - 18 April,2004. Please contact seller,because of the weight (just over 1Kg unpackaged) of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,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 or FREE.That 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: rja863120. ISBN: 0340820594.

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ADIE**, KATE:
Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War.**

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2003.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.[Number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4.So 1st edn,3rd imp.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp, clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj (detail from recruiting posters held in the Imperial War Museum [I W M],of women in uniforms) with brown 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,solid and sound - virtually as new - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - would appear to be unread.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original, plain dark green cloth bds with bright, crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain tan eps.UK, Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,vi-ixpp+1- 246pp [paginated] includes introduction,20 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w+colour illustrations+photographs throughout the text and the book,source notes,a bibliography+sources,an index and photograph acknowledgements.Plus [unpaginated] b/w photograph+colour illustration illustrated half-title page,monochrome illustrated title page, and contents list/table. The 20thC was a period of tumultuous change for women - both in conflict and on the home front.Nowhere are these changes seen more obviously than in the uniforms they wore - from the tight corsets of the nurses in the early 1900's to the battle- ready camouflage of the present day.Kate Adie - as the BBC's Chief News Correspondent - has herself been dressed in camouflage and often wrestled with the practical problems of being a woman in a world of war.She has seen the power of uniform and become fascinated by the social attitudes it both provokes and reflects. In this vivid history,she celebrates the remarkable and often unacknowledged heroism of women whose wide range of roles - from nursing to land girl to fighter pilot - has been so essential to military and civilian life through two world wars and beyond.She uses contemporary newspaper reports to reveal the way the press and society at large have viewed uniformed women,and never-before-seen personal accounts and letters to illuminate the experiences and attitudes of women themselves. A revelation of our changing attitudes and times,this is also a compelling insight into the lives of ordinary women performing extraordinary deeds.In association with a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum,15 October,2003 - 18 April,2004. Please contact seller,because of the weight (just slightly over 1Kg unpackaged) of this item,for correct,insured shipping/ P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,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 or FREE.That 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: rja539115 . ISBN: 0340820594.

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ADIE**, KATE:
FIGHTING ON THE HOME FRONT - THE LEGACY OF WOMEN IN WORLD WAR ONE. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2014.
Edition: UK,12mo p/back,author SIGNED, 1st edn,4th imp.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj - p/back - as issued.
Inscription: Author SIGNED+dedication.

UK,12mo p/back,author SIGNED,1st edn,4th imp.[Complete number line 4.Originally and first published UK HB+dw/dj,1st edn,H&S, 2013 - this the 1st p/back edn/issue.] FINE. No owner inscrptn,but author's handwritten,neat.black ink inscrptn: 'To Joan Kate Adie' to title page,and no price removal to card coverBright,crisp,clean,glossy b/w photographic illustrated front card cover,with red-outlined black capitalised letters and other black+red lettering,similarly to spine/backstrip which also has NO reading creases,rear cover with author's b/w thumbnail portrait photograph and black lettered sybopsis and other critics' reviews; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges with minimal toning and no other blemish; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread,other than my own collation. UK,12mo p/back,author SIGNED,1st edn,4th imp,1-328pp [paginated] includes 22 chapters.16pp contemporary b/w photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece between pp90/1 and pp234/5 respectively,a bibliography,acknowledgements,picture acknowledgements and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED title page,contents list/table with blank reverse,index separator page with blank reverse,and as lat page publisher's other media platforms' information. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional for a book of it's age and nature, i.e. a p.back,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year.IN 1914 THE WORLD CHANGED forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight,bestselling author and From Our Own Correspondent presenter Kate Adie shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives.Now a visible force in public life,they began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment,even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income. The former BBC Chief News Correspondent charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and through unique first-hand research shows just how momentous the achievements of those pioneering women were.This is history at its best - a vivid,compelling account of the women who helped win the war as well as a revealing assessment of their legacy for women's lives today. 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 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: rja987222. ISBN: 9781444759693.

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ADIE**, KATE:
Fighting On The Home Front. The Legacy Of Women In World War One

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2014.
Edition: UK,12mo p/back,author SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj,p/back - as issued.
Inscription: Author inscribed+ SIGNED.

UK,12mo p/back,author SIGNED,1st edn. [Originally,first published in 8vo HB+ dw/dj, UK,Hodder & Stoughton,2013,this the 1st UK,12mo p/back edn/issue,2014.Complete number line 1.] NMINT.No owner inscrptn,but author's neat, handwritten black ink inscrptn: 'With best wishes Kate Adie' to title page.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,matt,b/w contemporary photographic illustrated front card cover,with glossy,capitalised red out-lined black letters and glossy capitalised red letters and other black+red lettering to front,similarly lettered spine/backstrip - no reading creases present, rear cover with black lettered preamble and critics' brown lettered reviews; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges - no nicks, tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges lightly toned but without foxing/spotting or other blemish; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread, other than my own collation. UK,12mo p/back,author SIGNED,1st edn,1-328pp [paginated] includes 22 chapters,16pp contemporary b/w photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp90/1 and pp234/5 respectively,a bibliography,acknowledgements,picture acknowledgements,and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED title page,contents list/table,an Index separator page and as last page,publisher's info on website platforms. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional for a book of it's and nature, i.e. a paperback item,and even internally, the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. In l914 the world changed forever.When World War I broke out and a generation of men went off to fight,bestselling author Kate Adie,now shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives.Now a visible force in public life,they began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing,munitions to sport,entertainment, and even politics.They had finally become citizens,a recognized part of the war machine,acquiring their own rights and often an independent income. Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and asks what these women achieved for future generations.This is history at its best - a vivid,compelling account of the pioneering women who helped win the war as well as a revealing assessment of their legacy for women's lives today. In Britain during WW1 some 2 million women were needed to replace men's workplaces other than in limited jobs in factories. There was a sudden demand for work on the land,in trasnsport,in hospitals,and more significantly,in industry and engineering building ships and labour such as loading and unloading coal. 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: rja1001922. ISBN: 9781444759693.

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ADIE**, KATE:
Nobody's Child. Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past? [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2005.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,2nd imp. [Complete number line 2.So 1st edn,2nd imp.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,but author's neat handwritten black ink signature - without dedication - to title page and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt montage'd colour photographs: author's portrait and a mixed row of boy and girl foundlings sat on a wall,to front panel of dw/dj,with author's blocked gilt name and white-lettered title,thumbnail detail of children's photograph and similar coloured lettering to spine/backstrip,rear panel with author's b/w photograph of her visiting an orphanage in Sarajevo,1992; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges right and clean without blemish; 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,sharp-cornered, original plain black cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain,pale blue endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,2nd imp,ix-xpp+1- 324pp [paginated] includes author's inset (Turning Wheel: 'A revolving cradle or device to aid the anonymous abandonment of infants;),21 chapters,8pp b/w+colour photographs and b/w+ colour illustration reproductions in 1 block, between pp166/7,a list of useful addresses and picture credits.Plus [unpaginated] half-title, author SIGNED title page,a dedication,and acknowledgements.Author's 3rd publication following on from 'The Kindness of Strangers.' (Biography) and 'CORSETS AND CAMOUFLAGE',(NAVAL/MILITARY). Want more Kate ADIE titles? Please search my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY or NAVAL/MILITARY catalogues for similar or other SIGNED,unsigned UK,1sts or other edns of hers. WHAT'S YOUR NAME? WHERE WERE YOU BORN? WHAT IS YOUR DATE OF BIRTH? Simple questions that we are asked throughout our lives - but what if you don't know the answers? Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of foundlings - without mother or father,any knowledge of who they might be,or even a name to call their own. With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child,Kate shows how the most remarkable adults have survived the experience of abandonment. Their tales can be heart-rending,yet also truly inspiring. From the sometimes well-meaning attempts of foundling hospitals to the nightmare of Russian orphanages,every era and country has had its own answers to the problem.Too often they have been either inadequate or cruel.And yet,as many of the stories here show,it is possible to rise above even this least promising beginning.How far the existing laws reflect old-fashioned views on protecting and helping foundlings is something Kate Adie questions strongly. From every perspective Kate Adie brings us a personal,moving and fascinating insight into this toughest of childhood experiences - and shows what makes us who we really are. Please contact seller,because of the weight and the value 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'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: rja947021. ISBN: 0340838000.

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ADIE**, KATE:
The Kindness of Strangers.** [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.HEADLINE,2002.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,5th imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author signature,without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,5th imp. FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,but author's neat, handwritten,black ink signature - without dedication - to title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated, subject colour portrait illustrated dw/dj,with a circular,silvered WH Smith 'SIGNED edition' sticker to upper wrap; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.There is a light score mark across the barcode on rear wrap - else FINE.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Publisher's generally clean,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth bds with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain tan endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn, 5th imp,1-373pp [paginated] includes 16 chapters which includes a postscript,24pp b/w+colour (majority) contemporary subject related photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp86/7,pp182/3 and pp278/9 respectively,an index; plus [unpaginated], half-title page, author SIGNED title page,a dedication, acknowledgements,and contents list/table. Kate Adie,reporting from the world's danger zones,is so familiar to us that we feel we know her well.Raised in post-war Sunderland,where life was a 'sunny experience,full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school',Kate has reported memorably and courageously from many of the world's trouble spots since she joined the BBC in 1969. 'The Kindness of Strangers' encompasses Adie's reporting from,inter alia,Northern Ireland,the Middle East,Tianamen Square and,of course,the Gulf War of 1991. It offers a compelling combination of vivid frontline accounts and evocative writing,laced with the nitty-gritty of everyday life travelling the world by cattle truck and armoured vehicle,without even a bath after a night of shell-fire. From the siege at the Iranian Embassy in 1980 to close encounters with bullets and bombs,the mayhem of desert warfare and the eccentricities of Royal tours,Kate has cooly kept us in touch through her reasoned and level reporting. Although fundamentally a private person, Kate Adie takes us behind the camera into the somewhat crazed world of broadcasting, where studios disintegrate during transmission,camera crews have been known to operate naked and a well-aimed potato can put paid to a reporter's best efforts. Kate is sharp and funny,and 'The Kindness of Strangers' is full of insights into the modern world of news,where reporting the facts is not as simple as it might seem. Kate Adie is the BBC`s Chief News Correspondent and the presenter of Radio Four's,'From Our Own Correspondent'.She grew up in Sunderland,read Swedish at Newcastle University and was a member of the National Youth Theatre before embarking on a career initially in radio journalism. 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,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 or 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: rja415612. ISBN: 075531072X.

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ADIE**, KATE:
The Kindness of Strangers.**

Imprint: LONDON.HEADLINE,2002.
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 laminated, subject colour portrait illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/toned but clean; contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Generally clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain tan eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, SIGNED,1st edn,1-373pp [paginated] includes 16 chapters which includes a postscript,24pp b/w+colour (majority) contemporary subject-related photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp86/7, pp182/3 and pp278/9 respectively,an index, plus [unpaginated],half-title+title pages, a dedication,acknowledgements,and contents list/table. Kate Adie,reporting from the world's danger zones,is so familiar to us that we feel we know her well. Raised in post-war Sunderland,where life was a 'sunny experience,full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school',Kate has reported memorably and courageously from many of the world's trouble spots since she joined the BBC in 1969. 'The Kindness of Strangers' encompasses Adie's reporting from,inter alia,Northern Ireland,the Middle East,Tianamen Square and,of course,the Gulf War of 1991. It offers a compelling combination of vivid frontline accounts and evocative writing,laced with the nitty-gritty of everyday life travelling the world by cattle truck and armoured vehicle,without even a bath after a night of shell-fire. From the siege at the Iranian Embassy in 1980 to close encounters with bullets and bombs,the mayhem of desert warfare and the eccentricities of Royal tours,Kate has cooly kept us in touch through her reasoned and level reporting. Although fundamentally a private person, Kate Adie takes us behind the camera into the somewhat crazed world of broadcasting, where studios disintegrate during transmission,camera crews have been known to operate naked and a well-aimed potato can put paid to a reporter's best efforts. Kate is sharp and funny,and 'The Kindness of Strangers' is full of insights into the modern world of news,where reporting the facts is not as simple as it might seem. Kate Adie is the BBC`s Chief News Correspondent and the presenter of Radio Four's,'From Our Own Correspondent'.She grew up in Sunderland,read Swedish at Newcastle University and was a member of the National Youth Theatre before embarking on a career initially in radio journalism. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,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 or FREE.That 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: rja426512. ISBN: 075531072X.

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ADIGA**, ARAVIND:
BETWEEN THE ASSASSINATIONS.**

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[First published in India in 2008 by PICADOR,India.This expanded and revised edition first published in UK in 2009 in hardback,and simultaneously in export and airside trade paperback by Atlantic Books,an imprint of Grove Atlantic Ltd.]FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean pictorial design illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean,contents bright,tight and pristine - an unread copy? Unblemished,publisher's original, plain black cloth boards with sharp corners and bright,crisp,stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and black line illustrated map (by Rachel Tudor Best) to immaculate blue eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-351pp [paginated] plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication,contents list,4pp chronology and 4pp blanks,both to rear. Author's 2nd novel,his first one 'The White Tiger' winning the Man Booker Prize for 2008,to critical acclaim. In this compelling new work of fiction, Aravind Adiga has imagined the small Indian city of Kittur,an everytown nestling on the coast south of Goa and north of Calicut. Through the myriad and distinctive voices of its inhabitants,an entire Indian world comes vividly and unforgettably to life. From a middle-aged Communist to an Islamic terrorist; from the young children of a Tamil building-site worker to a privileged and alienated schoolboy;from an idealistic journalist to a Brahmin housemaid,'Between the Assassinations' presents a compelling microcosm of Indian life in the 80's,the years between the assassinations of Indira Ghandi and her son Rajiv.Muslim,Christian and Hindu, high-caste and low-caste,rich and poor:all of life - the 'sorrowful parade of humanity' - is here. Journeying through Kittur's streets and schoolyards,bedrooms and businesses,its inner workings and outer limits,Adiga conjures a remarkable fictional landscape. Sizzling with acid observations and textured with wicked humour and gentle humanity,'Between the Assassinations' is a triumph of voice and imagination. Please contact seller,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja362910. ISBN: 9781848871212.

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ADIGA**, ARAVIND:
BETWEEN THE ASSASSINATIONS.**

Imprint: US.NY,FREE PRESS/SIMON & SCHUSTER INC.,2009.
Edition: US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.Originally published in India in 2008 by Picador India,this first Free Press (a division of Simon & Schuster,Inc.,) 2009,is the 1st US 8vo HB+dw/dj edn which also precedes the UK,1st edn issue.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,yellow background,with green, red and white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean - fore-edges untrimmed; 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,white paper-covered boards and maroon blind spine/backstrip,with bright,crisp, blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip, green+yellow chequered headband and immaculate plain white endpapers.US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1- 339pp [paginated] includes 15 chapters and a chronology; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,contents list/table with b/w town map of Kittur to it's verso,and to the rear,a note about the author and 2pp blanks. See also my book ID's rja362910 for another UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edition of this title and rja531915 for UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn of author's debut novel,'The White Tiger'. Showcasing the most beloved aspects of Adiga's writing to brilliant effect: the class struggle rendered personal; the fury of the underdog and the fire of the iconoclast; and the prodigiously ambitious narrative talent that has earned Adiga acclaim around the world and comparisons to Gogol,Ellison,Kipling,and Palahniuk. A blinding,brilliant,and brave mosaic of Indian life as it is lived in a place called Kittur, 'Between the Assassinations',with all the humour,sympathy,and unflinching candour of 'The White Tiger',enlarges our understanding of the world we live in today. 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. ** 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: rja580315. ISBN: 9781439152928.

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ADIGA**, ARAVIND:
THE WHITE TIGER.

Imprint: LONDON.ATLANTIC BOOKS,2008.
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 8 6 4 2.] FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn - but owner's ex-libris blue inked,oval stamp to bottom corner of ffe, and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,clean, white background with 3-colour block (brown,orange and black) illustrated dw/dj, with b/w+brown 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 - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread? Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and near immaculate plain maroon endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-321pp [paginated] includes 7 sections/chapters, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication,and 7 section/chapter separator pages.Author's debut novel and Man Booker Prize winner,for this year (2008).See also,my book ID rja580315 for author's 2nd novel 'Between the Assassinations'. Meet Balram Halwai,the 'White Tiger': servant,philosopher,entrepreneur,murderer.Over the course of seven nights,by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier,Balram tells his story. . . Born in a village in the dark heart of India,the son of a rickshaw puller,Balram is taken out of school by his family and put to work in a teashop.As he crushes coal and wipes tables,he nurses a dream of escape - of breaking away from the banks of Mother Ganga,into whose murky depths have seeped the remains of a hundred generations. His big chance comes when a rich village landlord hires him as a chauffeur for his son,daughter-in-law,and their two Pomeranian dogs.From behind the wheel of a Honda,Balram first sees Delhi.The city is a revelation.Amid the cockroaches and call-centres,the 36,000,004 gods,the slums,the shopping malls and the crippling traffic jams,Balram's re-education begins. Caught between his instinct to be a loyal son and servant,and his desire to better himself,he learns a new morality at the heart of a new India.As the other servants flick through the pages of Murder Weekly, Balram begins to see how the Tiger might escape his cage.For surely any successful man must spill a little blood on his way to the top? 'The White Tiger' is a tale of two Indias. Balram's journey from the darkness of village life to the light of entrepreneurial success is utterly amoral, brilliantly irreverent,deeply endearing and altogether unforgettable. 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. ** 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: rja531915. ISBN: 9781843547204.

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ADKIN**, MARK:
THE Sharpe COMPANION.**

Imprint: LONDON.HARPER COLLINS,2000.
Edition: UK,8vo p/back,1st edn thus.
Binding: Softback/wraps., No dw/dj,wraps - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo p/back,1st edn thus.NFINE.No owner inscrptn,but reading creases to spine/backstrip. Colour pictorial,part embossed (upper wrap) wrap-around artwork illustrated wraps with gilt edged embossed title and author lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged/toned - as usual/normal; contents bright, tight and clean with small dog-ear creases to pp211-14 only.UK,8vo s/back,1st thus,xvi-xxiiipp +2-319pp includes half-title page,b/w vignette illustrated title page,contents list,plates list,maps,sketches+diagrams list,abbreviations used in text,symbols used in maps,Bernard Cornwell foreword,an introduction,16 chapters, one on Sharpe himself,the other 15 on the Sharpe novels (from Sharpe's Eagle to Sharpe's Devil - omitting 'Tiger','Triumph' and 'Fortress'],40 b/w maps,6 b/w sketches,5 b/w diagrams; 16pp b/w plates in 2 blocks of 8pp between pp104-5 and pp200-01 respectively,abbreviations used in text and glossary,glossary,a bibliography,4pp blanks and rear ep. The character of Richard Sharpe first saw print in 1981 and since then he has soldiered through seventeen novels (then 1998) and the whole Peninsular War to the Battle of Waterloo. Latterly,his early days in India have also been chronicled in the latest books in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series.A number of acclaimed television films,starring Sean Bean, have brought Sharpe and his doughty band of Riflemen to an even wider audience. Mark Adkin is a highly respected military historian and former soldier,as well as being a long-standing admirer of the Sharpe novels.In The Sharpe Companion he has produced the definitive guide to the historical and military background of the characters and events in the series.It can be used to accompany the novels or simply read on its own for the wealth of fascinating detail and anecdote that it provides.Beautifully illustrated,complete with pictures of famous battle scenes and characters and maps of the many battles and skirmishes Sharpe was involved in. The Sharpe Companion is an indispensable guide to the life and times of Richard Sharpe,a must for every student of military history and fan of Sharpe. 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!

Stock number: rja24347. ISBN: 0002571587.

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ADKIN**, MARK:
THE Sharpe COMPANION: A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Novels 1777-1808 - Volume 1 - The Early Years.**

Imprint: LONDON.HARPER COLLINS,2003.
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.[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,glossy laminated,wrap- aound colour pictorial+photographic illustrated dw/dj with grey,black and brown lettering; with negligible shelf- wear and minimal 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 own coLlation.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,xii-xviiipp+2-300pp [paginated] includes maps,sketches and diagrams list/table,author's introduction,7 chapters, 18th+19thC b/w illus reproductions and modern b/w photographs in 1 block,between pp142/3, profuse b/w maps,sketches and diagrams interspersed throughout the text and the book,a timeline,abbreviations used in Text & Glossary list/table; plus [unpaginated] half-title page, publisher/author advert for other work/titles, title page,contents list/table,list of plates,a table of symbols used on maps and a bibliography as last page. The character of Richard Sharpe first saw print in 1981 and since then he has soldiered through seventeen novels (then 1998) and the whole Peninsular War to the Battle of Waterloo.Latterly,his early days in India have also been chronicled in the latest books in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series.A number of acclaimed television films,starring Sean Bean,have brought Sharpe and his doughty band of Riflemen to an even wider audience. Mark Adkin is a highly respected military historian and former soldier,as well as being a long-standing admirer of the Sharpe novels.In The Sharpe Companion he has produced the definitive guide to the historical and military background of the characters and events in the series.It can be used to accompany the novels or simply read on its own for the wealth of fascinating detail and anecdote that it provides.Beautifully illustrated,complete with pictures of famous battle scenes and characters and maps of the many battles and skirmishes Sharpe was involved in.The Sharpe Companion is,and also provides an indispensable guide to the life and times of Richard Sharpe,a must for every student of military history and fan of Sharpe.It provides chapters devoted to each book and a glossary of characters,both real and fictional,complete with illustrations and a section of photographs taken by Bernard Cornwell while researching the Indian campaigns,plus maps of every battle and skirmish Sharpe fought in.Throughout,the fascinating historical and military background is brought to life with contemporary anecdotes and eye-witness accounts of battle. Since the original 'Companion' (see my book ID rja24347,a s/back 1st edn) was published in 2000,Sharpe has marched on. His exploits are now too many to fit into a single volume,so this first volume of the revised and expanded 'Companion' focuses on Sharpe' life up to the age of thirty: his boyhood in London,his experiences as a recruit,and his rise through the ranks during the Indian campaigns,the special mission that took him to Denmark,and his part in the Battle of Trafalgar.A must for every student of military history and an essential addition to every Sharpe fan's library. 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: rja721917. ISBN: 0007144822.

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ADKIN**, MARK:
THE Sharpe COMPANION: A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Novels 1777-1808 - Volume 1 - The Early Years.**

Imprint: LONDON.HARPER COLLINS,2003.
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.[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,glossy laminated,wrap-around colour pictorial+photographic illustrated dw/dj with grey.black and brown lettering; with negligible shelf- wear and minimal 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' corner tips - appears unread apart from my own collation.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,xii-xviiipp+2-300pp [paginated] includes maps,sketches and diagrams list/table, author's introduction,7 chapters,18th+19thC b/w illus reproductions and modern b/w photographs in 1 block,between pp142/3,profuse b/w maps, sketches and diagrams interspersed throughout the text and the book,a timeline,abbreviations used in Text & Glossary list/table; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,publisher/author advert for other work/titles,title page,contents list/table,list of plates,a table of symbols used on maps and a bibliography as last page. The character of Richard Sharpe first saw print in 1981 and since then he has soldiered through seventeen novels (then 1998) and the whole Peninsular War to the Battle of Waterloo. Latterly,his early days in India have also been chronicled in the latest books in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series.A number of acclaimed television films,starring Sean Bean, have brought Sharpe and his doughty band of Riflemen to an even wider audience. Mark Adkin is a highly respected military historian and former soldier,as well as being a long-standing admirer of the Sharpe novels.In The Sharpe Companion he has produced the definitive guide to the historical and military background of the characters and events in the series.It can be used to accompany the novels or simply read on its own for the wealth of fascinating detail and anecdote that it provides.Beautifully illustrated,complete with pictures of famous battle scenes and characters and maps of the many battles and skirmishes Sharpe was involved in. The Sharpe Companion is,and also provides an indispensable guide to the life and times of Richard Sharpe,a must for every student of military history and fan of Sharpe.It provides chapters devoted to each book and a glossary of characters,both real and fictional,complete with illustrations and a section of photographs taken by Bernard Cornwell while researching the Indian campaigns,plus maps of every battle and skirmish Sharpe fought in.Throughout,the fascinating historical and military background is brought to life with contemporary anecdotes and eye-witness accounts of battle. Since the original 'Companion' (see my book ID rja24347,a s/back 1st edn) was published in 2000, Sharpe has marched on. His exploits are now too many to fit into a single volume,so this first volume of the revised and expanded 'Companion' focuses on Sharpe' life up to the age of thirty: his boyhood in London,his experiences as a recruit,and his rise through the ranks during the Indian campaigns,the special mission that took him to Denmark,and his part in the Battle of Trafalgar.A must for every student of military history and an essential addition to every Sharpe fan's library. Please contact seller,because of the weight of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja732117. ISBN: 0007144822.

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ADKIN**, MARK:
THE Sharpe COMPANION: A detailed historical and military guide to Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series of Sharpe novels.

Imprint: LONDON.HarperCollinsPublishers;1998.
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 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 by David Scutt,background illustrated dw/dj,with wrap-around,superimposed glossy illustration of crossed bayonetted rifle and cavalry sword and other military accoutrements to front panel of dw/dj,with bright,crisp,glossy gilt-bordered red lettered title and black-edged gilt lettered author's name and other black sub-title lettering to front panel of dw/dj,black-edged gilt lettering to a slightly sunned/faded spine/backstrip;rear panel of dw/dj with brown+ black lettered bestselling list of Sharpe novels and a critic' brown lettered review.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,or creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean without any foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips – virtually pristine,possibly unread apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright, crisp,unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and same,a headband,and immaculate plain white endpapers. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,xvi-xxiipp+2-322pp [paginated] includes Bernard Cornwell foreword,Adkin's introduction,16 chapters,one on Sharpe himself, the other 14 on the Sharpe novels (from Sharpe's Eagle to Sharpe's Devil - omitting 'Sharpe's Triumph','Sharpe's Christmas'),40 b/w maps,6 b/w sketches,5 b/w diagrams;16pp b/w plates in 2 blocks of 8pp between pp106-7 and pp202-03 respectively, abbreviations used in the text and glossary,a glossary,and a bibliography.Plus [unpaginated] half-title,publisher's list of Adkin's other titles,b/w thumbnail of S. Essex Regimental flag illustrated title page,contents list/table with blank verso,list/table of b/w list of maps,b/w sketches and b/w diagrams, abbreviations used in text with b/w diagram of symbols used on maps to its reverse,recto of foreword,and to the rear, 8pp blanks.[Bibliography incorrectly paginated with pp221 in Contents list/table - shold read pp321.] Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable,and even internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for book's age and subject matter. It is only the exterior fault described that prevents a deserving and slightly higher grading for the dw/dj.Despite that,it really is an exceptional example for its cleanliness and brightness. The character of Richard Sharpe first saw print in 1981 and since then he has soldiered through seventeen novels (then 1998) and the whole Peninsular War to the Battle of Waterloo. Latterly,his early days in India have also been chronicled in the latest books in Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series.A number of acclaimed television films,starring Sean Bean, have brought Sharpe and his doughty band of Riflemen to an even wider audience.  Mark Adkin is a highly respected military historian and former soldier,as well as being a long-standing admirer of the Sharpe novels.In The Sharpe Companion he has produced the definitive guide to the historical and military background of the characters and events in the series.It can be used to accompany the novels or simply read on its own for the wealth of fascinating detail and anecdote that it provides.Beautifully illustrated,complete with pictures of famous battle scenes and characters and maps of the many battles and skirmishes Sharpe was involved in.  'The Sharpe Companion' is an indispensable guide to the life and times of Richard Sharpe,a must for every student of military history and fan of Sharpe. 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: rja1031222. ISBN: 0002558173.

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ADKIN**, MARK:
THE WATERLOO COMPANION: The complete guide to history's most famous land battle.

Imprint: LONDON.AURUM PRESS LIMITED,2001.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,9th imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,9th imp.[Complete number line 10 9.] FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy laminated,colour pictorial painting illustrated front panel (The Battle of Waterloo: Cuirassieurs charging the Highlanders [detail] by Felix Phillipoteaux) with red+b/w lettering to front+spine,rear panel with colour battle map and scenic,modern photograph of same; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping 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 red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,a dark blue and white striped headband and immaculate plain dark blue endpapers.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,9th imp,6-432pp[paginated] includes acknowledgements,an introduction with abbreviations+symbols chart to reverse of last page of same,a prologue,10 sections and epilogue with 3 sections: Wellington,Blucher and Napoleon,profuse b/w+colour illustrations, photographs and battle diagrams throughout the text and the book,a bibliography,a Timechart and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and first page of contents list/table. Please be advised that this is a very heavy tome - 2.2Kg unpackaged and as such would normally incur heavy P/p+insurance costs, particularly for overseas buyers' destinations - hence offered postage-free but insured,selling price,worldwide. There have been many,many books about Waterloo,but never one to rival this in scale or authority.The text,based on extensive research, including many days spent on the battlefield itself,does far more than simply narrate the events of 18 June 1815.There is as much comment as there is description.Plans are analyzed, commanders assessed and manoeuvres painstakingly related to the ground. Armies,weapons and tactics are carefully examined and evaluated,and a considerable effort is made to answer the age-old battle questions of who?,when?,where?, how?,and why? Neglected aspects of the fighting,such as the performance of the French 'Grand Battery' or the Prussian attacks on Plancenoit,are given prominence.A third of the text cosists of 'boxes',each providing,often in anecdotal form,little known information or the first-hand accounts of those who fought upon this most celebrated of battlefields. The most comprehensive and authoritative source of information,analysis and comment on the battle ever published. Over forty specially designed maps in full colour,a complete graphic presentation of the battle and the battlefield on a scale never before attempted; a unique sequence of panoramic photographs of the present-day battlefield overlaid with deployments at key stages; order of battle diagrams for all three armies showing unit strengths and commanders' names down to battalion and battery level; detailed descriptions and illustrations of weapons, equipment and drill procedures; background information on character and careers of all the main commanders; blow-by-blow accounts of the critical stages of the battle,with maps, diagrams and photographs,and finally 16 pages of specially commissioned paintings of uniforms. Mark Adkins,a former Army officer who has published a number of distinguished works on military history,including 'The Trafalgar Companion.' and 'The Gettysburg Companion.' (both also published by Aurum), and 'The Sharpe Companion.' - see my following book IDs' rja24347 for UK,8vo p/b 1st edn thus,example of this title or rja721917 and rja732117 for UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edns examples. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item for insured P+p price,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.

Stock number: rja836319. ISBN: 9781854107640.

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ADKINS**, ROY & LESLEY:
JACK TAR: Life in Nelson's Navy.

Imprint: LONDON.LITTLE,BROWN/LITTLE BROWN BOOK GROUP,2008.
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.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,contemporary period colour pictorial illustrated front panel with b/w,blue+ red lettering,colour thumbnail miniaturised front illustration to head of spine/back along with red,white and pale grey lettering part-title and authors' names respectively to a sunned(?) pale blue background,rear panel grey background with critics' white+pale grey lettered reviews; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping,creasing to edges and corner - no nicks, tears or splits present.Top edges with light toning and faint,sporadic dust flecking,fore-edges similarly toned and with sporadic foxing/ spotting; contents bright,tight,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly unread,other than my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean and unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain navy-blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt-lettered spine/backstrip,and immaculate b/w contemporary period b/w comic cartoon repeated illustrated endpapers. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 14 year age. It is only the exterior faults that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite them, it really is still a a more than acceptable copy for its cleanliness and brightness. When Lord Nelson,Britain's greatest hero,was born 250 years ago (then 2008),the navy for which he sacrificed his life depended on one thing above all else: the thousands of sailors and marines who manned the great wind-powered wooden warships.These ordinary men were drawn - often unwillingly - from all ove rBritain and beyond,and they made the Royal Navy invincible through skill,courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution has frequently been overlooked,while the officers who led them became celebrities. 'Jack Tar' gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling,often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail.Personal letters,diaries and other manuscripts reveal how these men - and even some women and children - lived,worked,fought and died on board the warships.Their emotions and experiences are explored,from the dread of press-gangs,shipwreck and disease to the exhilaration of battle,grog, prize-money and prsotitutes. 'Jack Tar' is a vibrant and gripping account of this wooden world at war. Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife writers and archaeologists,the bestselling authors of over eighteen widely acclaimed books on social and naval history,archaeology,ancient Rome,ancient Greece and Egyptology. Their books include the bestselling 'Jack Tar', 'Trafalgar', 'The War for All the Oceans', 'Empires of the Plain' and 'The Keys of Egypt' and have so far been translated into sixteen languages worldwide.' Roy and Lesley Adkins are elected Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London and Members of the Institute for Archaeologists. For further information about them and their books,see their website .adkinshistory.com 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. ** This item offered P+p included.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: rja1043523. ISBN: 9781408700549.

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ADKINS**, ROY:
Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle. [Author SIGNED copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.LITTLE,BROWN,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED - without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED 1st edn. FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn but author's handwritten,black ink signature - without dedication - and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, colour pictorial artwork by Larry Rostant, illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with capitalised,white lettered author name and sub-title,bright,crisp,embossed gilt-lettered part-title (Trafalgar) to front panel of dw/dj,with thumbnail colour painting detail to head of spine/backstrip of dw/dj with capitalised black-lettered author name on thumbnail detail,flat printed gilt-lettered part-title (Trafalgar) and capitalised white lettered sub-title with b/w illustrated+lettered publisher's colophon to foot,rear panel with b/w painting detail reproduction from The Battle of Trafalgar of 'Captain Harvey of the Temeraire,with part of his brave ship's company,clearing the deck of the French and Spaniards who had succeeded in boarding and striking the British flag' (National Maritime Museum).Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Ottakar's SIGNED COPY green+black oval adhesive sticker/label to front panel of dw/dj.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - virtually 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 boards with bright, crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate b/w line illustrations of ships' outlines to pastedowns and endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,x-xxiiipp+2-392pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,illustrations list/table,an introduction,a prologue,15 chapters,24pp (16pp b/w & 8pp colour) contemporary 19thC b/w illus reproductions and historical colour painting details,in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp72/3,pp200/01 and pp296/7 respectively,Ships and their Captains,notes,acknowledgements, selected reading,a bibliography and an index. Plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED title page,b/w facsimile 1805 nautical chart,a dedication,and maps+plans list/table. See my book ID rja1055723 for a UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn (unsigned.) copy of this same title. 'It is necessary for us to be masters of the sea for six hours only,and England will have ceased to exist' Napoleon Bonaparte,June 1805. Just four months later something very different was to happen: Britain,under Nelson,mastered the sea for six hours of the Battle of Trafalgar, annihilating her French and Spanish opponents. This resounding victory paved the way towards Napoleon's defeat,a decade later,at Waterloo.But at Trafalgar,Britain lost her greatest maritime commander. In 'Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle',Roy Adkins embraces the battle,its prelude and its aftermath,in a narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting.This was the greatest deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Adkins describes,with the use of many newly published first-hand accounts,in mesmerizing,blow-by-blow detail.He evokes a smoke-hazed,claustrophobic world where sixty ships fought at terrifyingly close quarters, where cannon-balls splintered through wooden walls with deafening noise,where searing heat scalded the gun-deck and the surgeon's cockpit became a 'vision of hell'.Nelson,though heavily outnumbered,directed this theatre of war from the outset and,with his calculated risk-taking, changed the course of history. Charting a majesterial route through the mass of contradictory accounts that subsequently appeared,Adkins also describes the scenes of jubilant celebration that followed the triumph of battle,and the hysterical mourning that greeted the tragedy of Nelson's death.Thirty thousand people besieged his coffin,yet an infinitely greater number were affected by Nelson's most lasting legacy - the removal of the threat of invasion of England and Britain's expansion into the largest empire the world has ever seen. 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! - 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. 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: rja692317. ISBN: 0316725110.

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ADLINGTON, LUCY:
GREAT WAR FASHION - TALES FROM THE HISTORY WARDROBE.

Imprint: UK.STROUD,GLOUCESTERSHIRE.THE HISTORY PRESS,2013.,
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NEW.NMINT/NMINT. Wrapped+protected from day of issue/purchase,so NO owner inscrptn and NO price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,matt,contemporary b/w photograph (uniformed,female RAF despatch rider+cycle,c.1918) to front with gold+white lettering,gold spine with white letters,rear panel with facsimile reproduction of colour fashion image from autograph album,c.1915 with black+gold quotes(3); with negligible shelf-wear,creasing to edges and corners – no nicks, tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean without blemish; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners – pristine,unread, apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and immaculate/ clean contemporary grey+white facsimile fashion adverts reproductions,illustrated sets of endpapers.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,11-247pp [paginated] includes Prelude,22 chapters with profuse facsimile contemporary b/w+colour illustrations and photographs and modern colour photographic clothes' models,a 5pp bibliography; plus [unpaginated] half-title,title page with colour photographic frntis to its verso,contents list/table with colour photograph to verso, acknowledgements,a Word About Money (and it's contempraneous worth+value today)a b/wa handbag photograph with model's modelling colour photograph to verso and to verso of last page, publisher's illustrated b/w advert. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. Imagine `stepping into someone else's shoes'. Walking back in time a century ago,which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris or wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Will your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards between the tents of a frontline hospital,or stuck with tufts of turf from a football pitch? Will you be cloaked in green and purple,brandishing a `Votes for Women' banner or will you be the height of respectability, restricted by your thigh-length corset? 'Great War Fashion' opens the woman's wardrobe in the years before the outbreak of war to explore the real woman behind the stiff,mono-bosomed ideal of the Edwardian Society lady draped in gossamer gowns,and closes it on a new breed of women who have donned trousers and overalls to feed the nation's guns in munitions factories and who,clad in mourning,have loved and lost a whole generation of men. The journey through 'Great War Fashion' is not just about the changing clothes and fashions of the war years,but much more than that - it is a journey into the lives of the women who lived under the shadow of war and were irrevocably changed by it.At times,laugh-out-loud funny and at others,bringing you to tears,Lucy Adlington paints a unique portrait of an inspiring generation of women,brought to life in rare and stunning images. The journey through 'Great War Fashion' is not just about the changing clothes and fashions of the war years,but much more than that - it is a journey into the lives of the women who lived under the shadow of war and were irrevocably changed by it. 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,because of item's heavier weight,of this item - 1.2Kg unpackaged - contact seller for correct shipping quote - stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,or if any extra is required,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: rja1004222. ISBN: 9780752493480.

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ADRIAN EDMUNDSON,DAWN FRENCH,NIGEL PLANER,PETER RICHARDSON,JENNIFER SAUNDERS:
The Comic Strip Presents - FIVE GO MAD IN DORSET,WAR,the beat generation,BAD NEWS TOUR,Summer School and BACK TO NORMAL WITH EDDIE MONSOON.

Imprint: LONDON.METHUEN,1983.
Edition: UK,8vo wraps,p/b original,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback original., No dw/dj,wraps - as issued.

UK,8vo wraps,p/back original,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.] VG+.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated colour illustrated wraps with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges or corners.Top+fore-edges lightly aged; fore-edge minimally thumbed,contents bright,tight and clean.UK,8vo s/back original,9-160pp includes double-page title-page,b/w photograph vignette illustrated foreword,6 complete b/w photographic illustrated scripts of the films;5 of which were for the Channel Four TV series. Please contact seller,because of the light 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: rja25577. ISBN: 0413537803.

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AGNEW, JONATHAN - Text By:
CRICKET CHARACTERS 2: THE CRICKETER CARICATURES OF JOHN IRELAND.

Imprint: UK.HARPENDEN,HERTS.QUEEN ANNE PRESS BOOK,2000.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour pictorial, caricature artwork,by John Ireland,illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - a couple of tiny nicks/ closed tears to top edges - no other major nicks or tears present.Some minimal,random grubbing to white background dw/dj.Top+fore-edges bright and clean,contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly an unread copy? Publisher's clean,unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a red headband and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,4-95pp [paginated] includes text by Jonathan Agnew,author introduction,40 full-colour,full-page caricatures of assorted batsmen,bowlers,all-rounders,wicket-keepers, umpires+commentors - all illustrated by John Ireland,each with accompanying text; plus [unpaginated] title page,a contents list/table and acknowledgements to rear. John Ireland's first collection of 'Cricket Characters',published in 1987 (see rja30128),has become a collector's item in the cricket world; so much so that during the past decade there have been numerous requests for a second volume to record the personalities of the 1990's in similar fashion. Although many might argue that there are not so many 'characters' in the game these days,John Ireland and Jonathan Agnew have nevertheless assembled an impressive collection of outstanding players and lively personalities who have unquestionably made a lasting contribution to the enjoyment of the game both on and off the field of play and have earned their place in cricket's hall of fame. Memorable images of the '90s include the moustaches of Merv Hughes and David Boon, the warpaint of Allan Donald and the dreadlocks of Henry Olonga.The decade will also be remembered for the delightful strokeplay of Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar and the doggedness of Mike Atherton,for the breathtaking athleticism of Jonty Rhodes and for the relentless aggression of Courtney Walsh. Shane Warne and Darren Gough have been among the most competitive cricketers of the decade, while the plodding persistence of that great workhouse Angus Fraser has been in marked contrast to the effortless pace of Wasim Akram and the awesome speed of Shoaib Akhtar. Contortionists Paul Adams and Muttiah Muralitharan may have contrived to tie themselves and the batsmen in knots,but even more bizarre has been the eccentric behaviour of Jack Russell and the controversially colourful lifestyle of Phil Tufnell. John Ireland's caricatures are splendidly complemented by Jonathan Agnew's entertaining pen portraits which throw more light on the diverse personalities of these great entertainers of the game. A second portfolio which along side the first portfolio (see rja30128),will delight lovers of cricket throughout the world and will,no doubt, be eagerly sought after by collectors in years to come - as is the first volume.Not since the famous Spy cartoons has there been such an evocative gallery of contemporary cricket characters. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and 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 theswe 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: rja447413. ISBN: 185291632X.

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AGNEW**, PAUL:
FINNEY - a football legend.**

Imprint: UK.PRESTON,LANCS.CARNEGIE PRESS,1989.
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 laminated,b/w subject sports photographic illustrated upper wrap; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine.Unblemished,publisher's original,plain blue cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate,plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2-272pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,foreword by Billy Wright,17 chapters+conclusion,statistical analysis, acknowledgements,note on the illustrations,80pp b/w contemporary photographs/illus etc.,in 3 blocks of 32pp,16pp,and 32pp respectively throughout the book and text,an index; plus [unpaginated] title page and dedication. Arguably the greatest English footballer ever. His playing skills were unrivalled and he packed stadiums wherever he played. During the 1940's and '50's,Finney dazzled both defenders and spectators with his spectacular runs on the wings,scoring 30 goals for England and no fewer than 210 during 14 seasons for Preston North End.He was strong,very fast,completely two-footed and extremely agile. He played in three separate positions - on both wings and at centre-forward. Avoiding the limelight,but still passionately involved in the game today,Tom's opinions on football are as refreshing as they are forthright.He believes that the standard of play is just as high as in his own day,though lacking the same entertainment value and hampered by players and managers who are determined to win whatever the cost or consequences. Finney was always more than just a footballer. He was - and is - a tremendous ambassador for a game which has received more than its fair share of adverse media coverage in recent years.Never booked or sent off in his entire career,Finney was the perfect gentleman on and off the field - modest, unassuming and loyal.A unique and exciting study of one of the greatest sportsmen of our time. 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,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: rja352210. ISBN: 0948789298.

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D'AGUIAR**, FRED:
Dear Future.

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,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,glossy laminated, colour pictorial design/ artwork by Chris Shamwana,illustrated dw/dj with white lettering and negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/ toned - as usual/normal - but generally clean; contents near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain black endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,3-206pp [paginated] includes Pts I-IV; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a disclaimer,a dedication,a prose extract/quotation,contents list/table,Pts separator pages,and 6pp blanks at rear. When Red Head's uncle accidentally hits him on the head with the back of an axe,he develops a strange and visionary perspective on the world. A dramatic parade of images is released in his mind - a president on a horse,a man on a bicycle,a kite,and then blackness - and it seems to be a message from the future. Soon after,Red Head is swept back into the life of his family,and a series of comic and terrifying events.An alligator called Bubble Back is lassooed by the children and held captive; his Uncle Wheels takes part in the National Cycle Championship; and Bounce,his older brother,is chosen to fight the redoubtable Singh,in a wrestling match that has tragic consequences,and fulfils the ominous prophecy of Red Head's visions. An extraordinary and powerful novel. Boldly drawing together different narrative voices,it is heartbreaking but often hilariously funny.It triumphantly justifies Fred D'Aguiar's reputation as one of Britain's most important new novelists (then 1996). The Guyanese-born author's second novel, following 'The Longest Memory' (1994), which won the Whitbread First Novel Award. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured (where necessary) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overeas 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: rja526315. ISBN: 0701165375.

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D'AGUIAR**, FRED:
Feeding the Ghosts.**

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,1997.
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,no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, clean,glossy,colour pictorial illustrated wrap-around artwork by Marianna Kennedy with white letters dw/dj,with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged but clean,contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners. Bright,clean,grey paper-covered bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine /backstrip; miniscule bump to front bd's upper edge with some minimal fading/ sunning to same edge and immaculate, unmarked,plain dark green eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-230pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages,prologue, 13 chapters and an epilogue. Returning from Africa,the Zong - a slave ship - falls prey to disease which spreads quickly through its human cargo.Captain Cunningham orders his crew to seize sick men,women and children and to throw them overboard.One hundred and thirty-two slaves are thrown to their deaths.They are lost to history,their bodies registered as strokes in the Captain's log,their names never set down.But one slave survives drowning by climbing back onto the ship and hiding in the food store. From there she attempts to rouse the slaves to rebel against the killings, becoming a secret force on the ship, stirring up unease among the crew,a voice and a conscience they seem unable to silence. On his arrival back in London,Captain Cunningham submits an insurance claim for the loss,confident that he will receive full compensation for the sick slaves.But the claim is challenged,and the voice of the slave who returned from the dead is heard again. Fred D'Aguiar's powerful new (then 1997 - and his third to date) novel is about history and distortions of the truth, about the importance of memory and testimony in the struggle against oblivion.Richly atmospheric,full of suspense,profoundly moving,this is undoubtedly D'Aguiar's finest book to date. 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!

Stock number: rja24017. ISBN: 0701166681.

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D'AGUIAR**, FRED:
FEEDING THE GHOSTS. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,1997.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: 'Fred D'Aguiar 28 August 97'

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn but author's trademark spidery,black ink handwritten signature and dateline: 'Fred D'Aguiar 28 August 97' to title page and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,clean,glossy,colour pictorial illustrated wrap-around artwork by Marianna Kennedy with white letters dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore- edges very lightly aged but clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.Bright,clean,grey paper-covered bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip; miniscule bump to front board's upper edge with some minimal fading/sunning to same edge and immaculate unmarked plain dark green endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-230pp includes half- title+title pages,a prologue,13 chapters and an epilogue. Returning from Africa,the Zong - a slave ship - falls prey to disease which spreads quickly through its human cargo.Captain Cunningham orders his crew to seize sick men,women and children and to throw them overboard.One hundred and thirty-two slaves are thrown to their deaths.They are lost to history,their bodies registered as strokes in the Captain's log,their names never set down. But one slave survives drowning by climbing back onto the ship and hiding in the food store.From there she attempts to rouse the slaves to rebel against the killings,becoming a secret force on the ship,stirring up unease among the crew,a voice and a conscience they seem unable to silence. On his arrival back in London,Captain Cunningham submits an insurance claim for the loss,confident that he will receive full compensation for the sick slaves. But the claim is challenged,and the voice of the slave who returned from the dead is heard again. Fred D'Aguiar's powerful new (then 1997 - and his third to date) novel is about history and distortions of the truth,about the importance of memory and testimony in the struggle against oblivion.Richly atmospheric,full of suspense,profoundly moving,this is undoubtedly D'Aguiar's finest book to date. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja743717. ISBN: 0701166681.

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D'AGUIAR**, FRED:
THE LONGEST MEMORY.

Imprint: LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,1994.
Edition: UK,12mo wraps,uncorrected proof.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,wraps - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo wraps,uncorrected proof copy. [First ever UK publication of author's 1st novel.]FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright, crisp,clean glossy laminated,b/w card covers with b/w author portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap with white letters,publisher details to rear wrap; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no reading creases to spine/ backstrip - an unread copy? Top edge minimally aged but generally clean; fore- edges brighter with miniscule grubbing, contents bright,tight and near pristine - no discolouration,no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.UK,12mo wraps, uncorrected proof,5-139pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication, contents list/table. Author's debut novel.It tells the story of a plantation slave in mid-19thC Virginia who breaks all the rules - by learning to read and write,by falling in love with a white girl,and by trying to escape.A brave,subtle and moving book,it marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction. Fred D'Aguiar has already written three collections of poetry,'Mama Dot','Airy Hall',and 'British Subjects',and has won several poetry awards.Born in 1961 and brought up in Guyana,and has lived in Britain since 1972. Winner of the Whitbread Prize for First Novel and the David Higham Award. 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: rja28518. ISBN: 0701162341.

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AHLBERG**, ALLAN:
Heard it in the Playground. [Illus by Fritz Wegner.**]

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING/KESTREL,1989.
Edition: UK,8vo HB,no dw/dj(as issued?),1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued(?)
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,small 8vo HB minus(?) dw/d,as issued(?),1st edn.VG++.No owner inscrptn.Clean,colour pictorial illustrated,glossy laminated boards with minimal shelf-wear to edges,and clean plain beige endpapers.Head+foot of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing as are three corners similarly - 4 slight rubbing/nicks spots to bottom edge of rear board.Top edge slightly aged,fore-edge less so,but both clean; contents bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to page any pages' corner tips. UK,slim,small 8vo HB (approx 8" tall x 5" wide), no dw/dj - as issued(?),1st edn,11-107pp [paginated] includes b/w line illustrated half-title page,title page,contents list,profuse b/w line illustrations throughout by Fritz Wegner,25 short poems,5 songs,4 long poems,author's note and first line index. Allan Ahlberg's new collection of poems and songs adds to his continuing portrait of primary school life.Here you can meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor's Daughter,be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest,shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name,and sing - if your'e a teacher, feeling low - the Mrs Butler Blues.Once again Fritz Wegner has supplied the perfect illustrations. Fritz Wegner,born 1924,Vienna,but moved to England when he was 14.Studied at St Martin's School of Art.Since 1946,he has worked freelance as a book illustrator for British and American publishers,for magazines,and in advertising,and has developed a wiry,controlled pen line and a stylised,often humorous manner. Visiting lecturer at St Martin's School of Art. 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,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: rja2198. ISBN: 0670823724.

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