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ANDERSON**, POUL:
STRANGERS FROM EARTH - 8 TALES. [483K.]

Imprint: USA.NEW YORK,BALLANTINE BOOKS,1961.
Edition: US,12mo paperback original,p/back 1st edn.
Binding: Paperback Original., No dw/dj,p/back Original,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,12mo paperback original,p/back 1st edn. A Ballantine original,(483K),and 1st edn thus.[Paperback original denotes the first format and its first appearance in print of the book.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 book format.]FINE.No owner inscrptn,no previous bookseller's inked price,other than a British price (2/6) by way of a small,b/w adhesive label affixed towards the top right-hand corner's edges on front cover, and no price removal to spine - stated An Original BB.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy,sharp-cornered,colour pictorial cover art by Richard Powers,illustrated front with black lettering,white spine with orange+b/w lettering and NO reading creases to same,rear cover with red+white lettered publisher's b/w photographic advert; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.All edges orange with some minimal blemishes; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread,apart from my own collation.US,12mo paperback original,p/b 1st edn,5-144pp [paginated] includes 8 stories by Anderson collected from period 1951 to 1957 as varied as 'Earthman, Beware','Quixote and the Windmill', 'Gypsy','For the Duration','Duel on Syrtis','The Star Beast','The Disintegrating Sky' and 'Among Thieves'. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and BEFORE the order's despatch, especially if p/back is offered P/p free. ** 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. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja923521. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANDERSON, KEVIN J:
THE ILLUSTRATED STAR WARS UNIVERSE.

Imprint: LONDON.BANTAM,1997.
Edition: UK,Qrto wraps,1st trade edn.
Binding: Original wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto wraps,1st trade edn.(US Bantam Press edn published 1995,this UK edn 1997.) NMINT.An unread copy,no spine/ backstrip creasing.Laminated,colour pictorial illustrated upper wrap.Qrto,14- 208pp includes 3 full-page,full-colour double-page illustrations at front of book,title+contents,profuse colour+b/w illus and colour+b/w drawings throughout the text. Experience the Star Wars universe as never before in this stunning visual journey that carries you to the farthest reaches - and into the deepest mysteries - of George Lucas's cinematic masterpiece. Ralph McQuarrie,the legendary main concept artist for all three Star Wars films,and Kevin J. Anderson,the New York Times bestselling Star Wars author,present the ultimate voyage:a vivid and close-up look at the exotic worlds and remarkable inhabitants of the Star Wars universe. The breathtaking artwork of McQuarrie and Anderson's delightful text are your guide to eight different Star wars locales. Here,detailed as never before,are the worlds of Tatooine,the stark desert home planet of Luke Skywalker; Coruscant,the glorious centre of the Empire; Dagobah,the swampy world of Yoda; Bespin,site of the famed floating metropolis of Cloud City; Endor,the forest moon sheltering the Ewoks; Hoth,the frozen wasteland and site of a secret Rebel base; Yavin 4,the jungle moon,nearly destroyed by the first Death Star; and Alderaan,Princess Leia's homeworld,cruelly annihilated by the same Death Star.Each world is lavishly illustrated and described by a qualified expert,including scientists,scouts, soldiers,poets,and even Imperial agents. 'The Illustrated Star Wars Universe' is an epic achievement,a visionary treat no Star Wars fan will want to miss - and a true collector's item you'll enjoy for years to come. Please contact seller,because of this item's value,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja1852. ISBN: 055350665X.

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ANDERSON**, ANTHONY:
THE MAN WHO WAS H.M. BATEMAN.

Imprint: UK.EXETER,DEVON.WEBB & BOWER (Publishers) LIMITED,1982.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated, colour+b/w cartoon illustrated dw/dj,with white lettering; with negligible shelf- wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original brown cloth boards with dw/dj's design repeated to bds in brown and cream,and bright,crisp,stamped letters to spine/backstrip,a yelow+gold headband and immaculate plain brown eps. UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,7-224pp [paginated] includes author's preface,17 chapters,profuse illus/cartoons in b/w (the majority) and some in colour throughout the text and the book,a select bibliography,notes,acknowledgements and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title with subject's b/w portrait photographic frntis to it's recto,title page and contents list/table. This is the first biography of Henry Mayo Bateman,one of England's most famous and most original humorous artists.Born in 1887,Bateman created,from traditional roots,new and vivid ways of portraying the manners and mannerisms of the his age.From Edwardian times until the Second World War his cartoons characterized the preoccupations of contemporary society and eventually,with the creation of his famous 'Man Who . . .' series,passed into the folklore of the nation. Stage by stage,rather than day by day,the book takes a fascinating look at the major areas of Bateman's life and work,relating one to the other as each evolved - with the success he knew as a cartoonist providing a moving counterpoint to the inner struggles of the man.His life was a mixture of great enthusiasm and deep depression,of huge success and bitter failure.His personality was complex; a shy and reticent man never quite at ease amongst the society he so vividly portrayed,he needed long periods of solitude and isolation.Many of his cartoons reflect his personal disquiet and have a far more particular meaning than is at first apparent: they offer not only a wonderful portrait of society in his time but also a remarkable insight into his own concerns and feelings. The book is carefully illustrated with over two hundred cartoons in colour and black and white which are closely integrated with the text: some will be familiar,others are less well known and appear here for the first time.The author pays tribute to a unique and powerful talent and holds a revealing mirror up to the awkward and complex nature of the man who was H. M. Bateman. The author's wife,Lucy,is the granddaughter of H.M. Bateman.He has worked closely over a number of years with the artist's family to research this book which contains some previously unprinted drawings,paintings and writings from the family archive. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and again 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 weight/value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja614316. ISBN: 0906671574.

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ANDERSON, JANICE & SWINGLEHURST, EDMUND:
The Victorian & Edwardian SEASIDE.

Imprint: LONDON.BOUNTY BOOKS/OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP Ltd,2005.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,ex-lib,1st edn thus. [Originally and firstly published by Country Life Books,in 1978,this edn thus, in 2005 by Bounty Books,a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.,London.] An ex-public library book,so no owner inscrptn,and no price-clip (£14.99) to dw/dj.Front free endpaper has a 'WITHDRAWN FROM PLYMOUTH LIBRARY SERVICES' red inked library stamp - which could stand sympathetic replacement - and this the ONLY library notations/indications to the entire book.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated b/w photographic illustrated dw/dj with b/w lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean - no foxing/ spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.Dw/dj design repeated to bright,crisp,clean,publisher's sharp-cornered bds and near immaculate plain white eps - aforementioned library notation excepted.UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,ex-public library,1st edn thus,6-160pp [paginated] includes 9 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w illus/prints and b/w photographs throughout the text and the book,a bibliography,acknowledgements, photographs+illustrations credits/thanks and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,and a contents list/table. Described honestly and fairly - even as an ex-library book,with the ONE listed imperfection - it's still in an exceptional condition and state. The British,notoriously averse to cold water,avoided their own sea-shores for many centuries.Then,the mid-eighteenth-century claim that seawater was good for one, especially if drunk or bathed in,took the fashionable and wealthy from inland spas to seaside watering places. Royal patronage helped: The Prince Regent at Brighton,and George III at those south coast towns which could now proudly add 'Regis' after their names,spread the idea that the seaside was there to be enjoyed. Later the paddle-steamer and the development of the railway encouraged the invasion of the hitherto genteel seaside resorts by hordes of day-trippers in search of amusement away from the industrial city surroundings. With its carefully researched collection of contemporary prints,photographs, postcards & posters,this book takes the reader on a seaside excursion,tracing the many aspects of how the resorts of Victorian and Edwardian Britain blossomed into lively and wonderfully garish places packed with people intent on enjoyment. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja528415. ISBN: 0752711427.

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ANDERSON**, POUL:
THE WAR OF THE WING-MEN. [ACE G-634.]

Imprint: US.NEW YORL,NY.ACE BOOKS,INC.,1958.
Edition: US,small 12mo p/back,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj,p/b as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,small 12mo p/back,1st edn.VG.No owner inscrptn and no price removal (50c) from cover.Bright clean,colour pictorial artwork by Ed Emsh,illustrated front cover with red+yellow letters,black and black outlined yellow letters to spine which has some reading creases and slight rubbing with miniscule loss of part of ACE logo,at head of spine.Negligible shelf-wear, bumping,creasing to edges and corners,no nicks,tears or splits present.Sharp front two corners,rear two corners lightly creased.Top+fore-edges coloured but aged/ toned,bottom edges brighter and cleaner; contents bright,tight,clean and solid,one pp23/4 with top corner crease - no other pages affected.US,small 12mo p/back,1st edn,5-160pp [paginated] includes XXII (22) chapters; plus [unpaginated] story blurb, and title page. A problem adventure story,in which three Terrans - a space pilot,a planetary queen, and a hulk of a tycoon - crash on the sea- world Diomedes,in the midst of a bitter war between two winged races,one of seamen,the other of migrant cattle-raisers.Their food supply won't last,they can't eat Diomedean food,and they have to get to Earth's lone trading post on the other side of the planet before they starve. How his is done is the plot,and Poul Anderson pours in the complications and action as he know how to do,but the thing that gives the story stature is the gradually emerging portrait of Nicholas van Rijn,the 'man who counts.' Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight/value of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if p/back is offered P/p free. ** 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. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja921021. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANDERSON**, GWYNETH:
A TIME TO SPEAK: Poems in Pamphlet VI.[Author SIGNED copy.]**

Imprint: UK.KENT,THE HAND AND FLOWER PRESS,1951.
Edition: UK,24mo wraps,SIGNED,dedicated,1st.
Binding: Original wraps.
Inscription: "April 1955.Helena Hughes, With all good wishes for the future from Gwyneth Anderson".

UK,24mo wraps,author SIGNED,dated and warmly dedicated,1st edn,inscrptn with an ink hand-written,signed on genuine (BBC watermark) BBC headed-notepaper,1pp signed letter to dedicatee laid in,along with a 2nd Class French Metro train ticket! VG+. Dedication to title-page reads: "April 1955.Helena Hughes, With all good wishes for the future from Gwyneth Anderson". The BBC headed-notepaper (an ink line crossed over address) reads as follows:"120 Adelaide Rd,London,NW(?)3.I thought you might like to have this as you know and like Ridworths'(?) poetry.There is much I'd like to alter, at this date, but that always the way.Gwyneth." Pink yapped card wraps lightly grubbed;spine/backstrip slightly sunned with rust spots and rusty but solid staples.Title design on upper wrap and hand and rose publisher colophon to rear wrap by Bert Pugh.Minimal shelf- wear and creasing to all edges.Contents bright,tight and clean apart from rust spots to middle pages.Paginated 167-196. Printed at The Ditchling Press,Sussex on Arnold & Foster mould-made rag paper. Poems in Pamphlet appeared monthly,in identical format and each pamphlet is devoted to the work of a writer hitherto not published in book form in England.The Ditchling Press was originally St Dominic's Press founded in 1916,by Harry (Hilary) Douglas Clarke Pepler.It was set up in a disused stable in Ditchling,using a 100 year old Stanhope handpress,a folio Albion press and two founts of Caslon Old face type.Pepler favoured the earliest printing methods used in Europe,though his partner Cyril Costick introduced some more modern techniques later.As the use of a handpress was physically tiring and could become monotonous,there were seldom more than 500 copies of any book produced.The paper used for virtually all the publications was handmade,and was produced by the mill of Joseph Batchelor & Son Ltd.,at Little Chart,Kent.The St Dominic's Press published not only books,but also pamphlets,broadsheets,posters and miscellaneous items such as calendars and Christmas cards.A number of important artists and craftsmen worked for the press,most notably Eric Gill, David Jones, Desmond Chute, Philip Hargreen and Mary Dudley Short.In 1936 Pepler retired.His partner Cyril Costick,his son Mark and son-in-law Gerard Falkner took over.New machinery was purchased and the business was moved to Ditchling village and renamed The Ditchling Press. 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: rja1683. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANDERSON**, POUL:
Trader to the Stars.

Imprint: LONDON.PANTHER BOOKS LTD.,1967.
Edition: UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj,p/b as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn.[Originally, first published US,(NY)DOUBLEDAY,1964 and first US p/b,Berkeley(NY),September 1966. First UK 8vo HB+dw/dj,GOLLANCZ (London), 1965 and first UK p/b,PANTHER (London), 1967 - this edn.Much of the content appeared in 'Astounding Science Fiction', 1956 (Street & Smith Publications) and in 'Analog Science Fact - Science Fiction' (Conde Nast,1961-4) - check my SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY catalogue for examples.] VG.No owner inscrptn,and no price removal to cover.Bright,clean,colour illustrated front with black,white - the majority - letters,white letters to spine and red+black lettered rear cover; with some shelf-wear, rubbing and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present.Some miniscule loss due to rubbing to rear panel's spine's edges.All edges aged/toned; contents bright,tight, clean with minimal page-edge toning but no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.UK,slim 12mo p/back,1st edn,9- 144pp [paginated] includes 3 story collection; plus [unpaginated] critics' reviews(2) title page,acknowledgements, prose extract - Le Matelog. A part of the 'Technic Civilization: Polesotechnic' series of books.A collection of 3 novellas in the 'Nicholas Van Rijn' series of books:- Hiding Place.','Territory.','The Master Key.' The constant cargo of the star traders is danger.Their space-yacht,pursued by angry Adderkops thirsting for their blood,has run into serious engine trouble.Picking up the trail of another alien spaceship,they decide to board it and force its crew to take them home.But once aboard,it's not so easy to find the crew: they're faced with cages of bizarre,other-worldly animals: Tiger- Apes,Elephantoids,Gorilloids, Catterpiggles,Helmet Beasts,and Tentacle Centaurs. One set of these extraordinary creatures must be the crew,in hiding.But which? Survival depends on you finding the right answer.And this is just the first of the problems facing Poul Anderson's intrepid space-merchant venturers. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if p/back is offered P/p free. ** 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. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja920921. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANDERSON**, POUL:
WORLD WITHOUT STARS. [ACE F-425.]

Imprint: US.NEW YORK,NY.ACE BOOKS,INC.,1966.
Edition: US,12mo p/back Original,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback Original., No dw/dj,p/back as issued,
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,12mo p/back Original,1st edn. [Originally serialized in 'Analog' (The Conde Nast Publications) under title of 'The Ancient Gods', 1966.This is the stated first book form,preceding the UK,Dennis Dobson Ltd.,(London) 1975 HB+dw/dj,1st. Paperback/softback 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,s/back originals are published prior to any other format.] VG+.No owner inscrptn and no price removal (40c) to front cover.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy, sharp-cornered,colour pictorial artwork by Kelly Freas,illustrated front cover with red, white and yellow lettering; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present. An original contempraneous UK publisher's small,adhesive price label (2/-) with ink line crossed through and a further later,but more modern ink impressed (UK) decimal price to front cover.All edges coloured salmon-pink with some minimal blemish; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners. US,slim 12mo p/back Original,1st edn,3- 125pp [paginated] includes XVII(17) chapters (first chapter with b/w chapter headpiece illustration); plus [unpaginated] story blurb,title page and to the rear,reverse of last page with publisher's advert. A stand alone novel. When the starship Meteor crash-landed on a strange world orbiting a solitary sun in the vast darkness outside the galaxy,her crew of Earthmen had no idea of what to expect.The planet was Earthlike in gravity,air,animal and vegetable life - but what of the native races they glimpsed from a distance? What kind of culture would evolve on a planet whose sky was dominated by the glow of an entire galaxy - and with no other stars save its own dim sun? What kind of gods would they worship? The Earthmen had to find the astounding answers to these questions on a planet split by a world-wide war. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if p/back is offered P/p free. ** 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. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja921121. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANDREAE, SIMON:
ANATOMY of DESIRE.

Imprint: LONDON.LITTLE,BROWN and COMPANY,1998.
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 (£16.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour photographic illustrated dw/dj and gilt,white+orange lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top edge imperceptibly aged, fore -edges brighter; contents bright,tight, solid and sound,pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners -possibly unread? Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,x-xvpp+4-266pp [paginated] includes list of illustrations,author preface,Pts 1-3 comprising 6 chapters,24pp of mixture of b/w+colour illustrations+ photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp46/6, pp142/3 and pp206/7 respectively,acknowledgements,bibliography and an index.Plus [unpaginated],half-title +title pages,a dedication,contents list/ table,Pts 1-3 separator pages and 4pp blanks at rear. Why do men and women experience sex differently? Why do we sometimes feel guilty about sex? Why are we attracted (and attractive) to some people and not others? These are the questions at the centre of Simon Andreae's highly entertaining and accessible study of human sexual desire. Arguing that our sexuality is the result of three interlocking forces - evolution, culture and psychology - Andreae combines superb storytelling with the latest science to explore the processes through which we come to desire many partners or few,men or women,and sex which is wild or tame.He also explores the furthest reaches of sexual desire,the paraphilias,and investigates why we fall in - and out - of love. Equally at home discussing the evolution of the clitoris,the flagellatory impulses of the Christian clergy, the science of the gay gene or the escapades of a mediaeval lovesick baron,Andreae digs to the root of our sex drive and comes up with some surprising answers.Eye-opening, intriguing and highly readable,'Anatomy of Desire' is a hugely compelling exploration of the human race's most deep-seated and fascinating drive. 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!

Stock number: rja470814. ISBN: 0316642614.

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ANDREAE, GILES:
Purple Ronnie's Bloke's Guide to Life,The Universe and Bottom Burps. [illus by Janet Cronin.]

Imprint: LONDON.BOXTREE,2008.
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,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Material in this book was previously published under the title Purple Ronnie's Guide to Life, PR's Guide to Men, PR's Guide to Girls, PR's Book of Love, and The Smashing World of Purple Ronnie.] FINE-/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price removal from rear board.Bright,crisp, clean,matt,and generally sharp-cornered,wrap-around purple paper-covered boards with colour illustraions by Janet Cronin,illustrated boards with separate b/w bordered green-lettered title and white-lettered author name to front board, spine/backstrip with white-lettered title and similarly coloured but capitalised+white illustrated publisher's colophon to foot of same,rear panel with white-lettered synopsis of contents.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present,but top,front corner gently bumped with reciprocal crease and a production fault of a small,short,near horizontal wrinkle to paper on front board.Top+fore-edges clean without foxing/ spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread,other than my own collation,and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,120pp [unpaginated - excludes endpapers],black line illustrations to white backgrounds and vice versa throughout the book; plus also unpaginated,an unused From/To page,a title page, and a dedication to reverse of an illustrated separator page. Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable,and particularly internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its age and nature, i.e. a children's book].It is only the exterior faults that prevents a slightly higher grading overall.Despite that,it really is still an exceptional,exemplary copy for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of other faults or detractions. An anthology,collection of content's material taken from other Purple Ronnie bestsellers - see above. 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,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1075223. ISBN: 978075222685

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ANDREW, ROB & RICHARDS, DEAN:
ENGLAND'S GRAND SLAM 1991. [co-author (R A) SIGNED copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.STANLEY PAUL,1991.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Co-author SIGNED [Rob Andrew]

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,co-author SIGNED,1st edn. SIGNED by one of the co-authors,Rob Andrew,to title page.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn but price-clipped dw/dj.Colour photographic wrap-around dw/dj; with minimal shelf-wear and light creasing to edges with lightly bumped and creased head+foot of spine/backstrip.Black paper-covered boards with blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and b/w photographic endpapers.Slightly dust-soiled top+fore-edges; but contents bright,tight and clean,apart from pp21/22 which have a silhouette residue mark from a leather bookmark now absent.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,co-author SIGNED,1st edn,123pp+2pp b/w advert to rear includes foreword (Chief Exec. of Save & Prosper - sponsors),16pp colour photographs and profuse b/w photographs. After two years of frustration,first at Cardiff in 1989 and then at Murrayfield in 1990,Will Carling's England team finally achieved the Grand Slam against France at Twickenham on 16th March 1991.Although the French out-scored England by three tries to one,including one of the most memorable tries ever seen at Twickenham,the English victory was built on the power and discipline of the forwards,supported by dogged defence in the backs - with a try from Rory Underwood,a drop-goal by Rob Andrew and 14 points from the boot of Simon Hodgkinson. From the beginning of the 1991 Five Nations Championship it was obvious that England were not to be denied again. Although there were still some occasional signs of the open flowing rugby that had brought so many tries the previous season,there was also clearly an intention to capitalise on the strength and experience of a daunting pack to overwhelm the opposition.Wales fell to England at Cardiff for the first time since 1963.The Grand Slam defeat of 1990 at Murrayfield was avenged at Twickenham and the Calcutta Cup regained.The Irish playing with a new enthusiasm under Rob Saunders were only just overcome in the final quarter of the game to secure the Triple Crown in Dublin. Finally Serge Blanco and his rampaging French team were held at bay in the rain and gloom of a glorious March afternoon,and England finally won the Five Nations Championship and the Grand Slam.This is a lavishly illustrated book by England's most-capped outside-half Rob Andrew and dean Richards a major force in the dominance of the England pack.England's Grand Slam 1991 commemorates a remarkable triumph and will be a welcome addition to the library of every rugby enthusiast. Please contact seller,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1697. ISBN: 009175173X.

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ANDREW, JAMIE:
LIFE AND LIMB: A True Story of Tragedy and Survival Against the Odds.

Imprint: LONDON.PORTRAIT,2003.
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 (£17.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,subject's colour photographic illustrated dw/dj,with white,yellow and orange 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 - appears unread? Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain blue-green cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain pale blue endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vi-xivpp+ 3- 306pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,climbing terms glossary, contents list/table,a prologue,Pts 1-3 comprising 36 chapters in total,8pp contemporary biographical,colour photographs in 2 blocks of 4pp apiece, between pp114/5 and pp210/11 respectively, an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title +title pages and a dedication. The weather looked perfect when Jamie Andrew and his close friend Jamie Fisher set off to climb the formidable North Face of Les Droites in the French Alps in January 1999. But a sudden ferocious storm hit them 10,000 feet up the mountain. They were trapped on a narrow ridge in temperatures of -30 degrees C,battered by winds so strong the rescue helicopters could not reach them.After five nightmarish nights doggedly clinging to life,Jamie Andrew was finally rescued; but his friend Jamie Fisher had died beside him on the last night. It was a miracle that Jamie Andrew lived; he now had to come to terms with not only the death of his friend - but also the loss of both his hands and feet.They all had to be amputated because of severe frostbite. The book recounts Jamie's heroic struggle to overcome his disabilities; within three months of the accident,he had learnt to walk again on prosthetic legs,and started the painful process of re-learning everyday tasks like washing,dressing and feeding himself.Since then,Jamie has not only run in the London Marathon,but,incredibly, taken up again the sport he lived for - mountaineering. 'Life and Limb' is an enthralling epic of survival and death in the mountains.It is also an inspiring and moving story of one man's unshakeable determination to overcome his disabilities,and lead the full and active life he loves. 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 AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja546115. ISBN: 0749950072.

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ANDREWS, JULIE:
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip (£18.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,matt,subject's b/w portrait photographic illustrated dw/dj, with gilt and b/w ink lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Majority of creasing is to the top edges of the dw/dj.One tiny nick/ closed tear with reciprocal crease to rear top edge of dw/dj.Head+foot of dw/djs' spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges very lightly aged but still crisp and clean; contents bright,tight,clean and near pristine - possibly unread - book is slightly cocked.Bright,crisp,clean, publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip which is minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing. Bottom two corners minisculely bumped and a production fault of a diagonal wrinkle in the cloth to upper bd's top corner. There is no reciprocal wrinkle/crease to bd's interior,beneath the pastedown - so it is not a bumped crease - more likely to be cloth not stretched tight enough. Immaculate,plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn with 1-10 number line,1- 344pp [paginated] includes 49 chapters,a 1pp advert for subject/author's other written works,author acknowledgements,and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,a dedication and author poem. Since her first appearance on screen in 'Mary Poppins',Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations.But she has never told the story of her life before fame.Until now. In 'Home: a Memoir of My Early Years', Julie takes her readers on a warm,moving and often humorous journey from a difficult upbringing in war-torn Britain to the brink of international stardom in America.Her memoir begins in 1935,when Julie was born to an aspiring vaudevillian mother and a teacher father,and takes readers to 1962,when Walt Disney himself saw her on Broadway,and cast her as the world's most famous nanny. Along the way,she weathered the London Blitz of WW2; her parents painful divorce; her mother's turbulent second marriage to Canadian tenor Ted Andrews and a childhood spent on radio,in music hall and giving concert performances all over England. Julie's professional career began at the age of 12,and in 1948 she became the youngest solo performer ever to participate in a Royal Command Performance before the Queen.When only 18,she left home for the United States to make her Broadway debut in 'The Boyfriend',and thus began her meteoric rise to stardom. 'Home' is filled with numerous anecdotes, including stories of performing in 'My Fair Lady' with Rex Harrison on Broadway and in the West End and in 'Camelot' on Broadway with Richard Burton; and her first marriage to famed set and costume designer Tony Walton.'Home' culminates with the birth of their daughter Emma and the call from Hollywood and what lay beyond. Featuring over fifty personal photographs,many never before seen,this is the personal memoir Julie Andrew's audiences have been waiting for. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja489114. ISBN: 9780297643579.

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ANDREWS**, JULIE with EMMA WALTON HAMILTON:
Home Work - A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2019.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.Simultaneous issue as US,Hachette Books.The co-author Emma,is her daughter.] FINE+/FINE. Virtually as new - wrapped+protected from day of issue/purchase,as bought,so no owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,co-author/subject's monochrome portrait photographic front+rear panels with white+ gilt letters to front,gilt background spine/backstrip with b/w lettering; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping or creasing - majority of creasing to top edges of dw/dj - and no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edges clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread, apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original, plain white cloth boards with bright, crisp,stamped,facsimile author's handwritten(?),title in blocked gilt letters with a small floral motif/vignette below,to front board,and bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip, rear board plain,and immaculate plain white eps (endpapers) except for the front free endpaper - illustrated with pale grey publisher's (W & N) colophon to same - pastedowns and rear free endpapers unillustrated and plain white.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,1-340pp [paginated] includes 15pp co-author/subject's introduction,20 chapters and an epilogue,32pp contemporary b/w+colour autobiographical photographs in 2 blocks of 16pp apiece,between pp116/7 and pp212/13 respectively,2pp advert for both authors' other individual and collaborative works,5pp acknowledgements, and an index; plus [unpaginated] W&N colophon separator page,half-title+title pages,a dedication,author epigraph,and a title separator page. 'Home Work' is the second instalment of Julie Andrews' memoirs,beginning with her arrival in Hollywood to make her screen debut in Walt Disney's 'Mary Poppins', followed closely by 'The Sound of Music'. The result is an astonishing rise to fame as those now classic films brought Julie almost overnight success.It was the beginning of a career that would make her an icon to millions the world over. With her trademark charm and candour, Julie reveals behind-the-scenes details and reflections on her impressive body of work - from the incredible highs to the challenging lows.Not only does she share her professional experiences and collaborations with giants of cinema and television; she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world,dealing with unimaginable public scrutiny,being a new mother,moving on from her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren,adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards.The pair worked together in numerous films,including '10', 'S.O.B' and 'Victor/Victoria',the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations. In her first memoir,'Home' - an international bestseller - Julie recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage.In 'Home Work',she takes us on a rare and intimate journey into the nect chapter of her remarkable life that is funny,heart-rending and inspiring. 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!

Stock number: rja912220. ISBN: 9781474602167.

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ANGHELIDES, PETER:
TORCHWOOD: PACK ANIMALS.

Imprint: LONDON.BBC BOOKS,2008.
Edition: UK,8vo HB boards,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,card bds,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 card bds with immaculate plain white endpapers; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/toned, 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,7-251pp [paginated] includes 24 chapters, acknowledgements; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,a dedication,4pp publisher's advert for other published titles available. Shopping for wedding gifts is enjoyable, unless like Gwen you witness a Weevil massacre in the shopping centre.A trip to the zoo is a great day out,until a date goes tragically wrong and Ianto is badly injured by stolen alien tech.And Halloween is a day of fun and frights,before unspeakable monsters invade the streets of Cardiff and it's no longer a trick or a treat for the terrified population. Torchwood can control small groups of scavengers but now someone has given large numbers of predators a season ticket to Earth.Jack's investigation is hampered when he finds he's being investigated himself.Owen is convinced that it's just one guy who is toying with them.But will Torchwood find out before it's too late that the game is horribly real,and the deck is stacked against them? 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: rja451013. ISBN: 9781846075742.

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ANN-MARGARET with GOLD, TODD:
ANN-MARGARET.

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NMINT/NMINT.8vo, 336pp,includes an index,b/w photographs. Ann-Magaret has dazzled screen and stage audiences as few entertainers in our time. Her appearance in movies such as Bye Bye Birdie,Carnal Knowledge and Tommy;and the acclaimed television mini-series The Two Mrs Grenvilles and Queen,and her recent record-breaking shows at Radio City Music Hall have made her a woman loved and admired,not just for her beauty and her legend,but for herself.Yet until now the public has known only Ann-Margaret the star.Finally, we hear from Ann-Margaret the woman.For the first time,she opens the door to her private world,in a memoir that tells her life as it really was. Relentlessly honest,these pages are filled with warmth,wit,poignancy,and truth.Here, too,are wonderful behind-the-scenes tales about co-stars Bette Davis, George Burns, John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, and Steve McQueen to name but a few. 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 value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja742. ISBN: 1857973666.

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ANON:
BADGES OF THE BRAVE - Presented with WARLORD #51+52. [Comic's free gift only.]

Imprint: LONDON. D. C. THOMSON & CO.,LTD.,1975.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper wraps., No dw/dj booklet - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo paper wraps,1st edn.[A FREE gift booklet with ALL 10 collectable,gilt foil regimental badges collected over 2 issues,and present here.First free 4 badges in comic #51 - 13/09/75,the remaining 6 in the following week's comic #52 - 20/09/75.]VG.No owner inscrptn. Bright,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork illustrated,stapled paper covers with black,red and yellow lettering to front and black text to rear cover; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal bumping, creasing to edges and corners.Top front corner tip with uniform dog-ear crease to it and to the following 4pp,a further diagonal crease,below said crease on the cover only - and not affecting any following pages and a tiny corner tip crease to rear lower corner too.No other major corner creases present.The adhesive used to glue the badges in has bled to through to the preceding page to a few of the latter pages but still generally bright and clean.16pp [unpaginated] with b/w+colour illustration and text. Regiments and battle actions described and depicted include: Royal Artillery - Desert V.C (posthumous). Second-Lieutenant W. Gunn,Gordon Highlanders - The Piper of Dargai (Indian North West Frontier), The South Wales Borderers - Rorke's Drift,RAF- The Dambusters, The Royal Scots battle of Quatre Bas 2 days before Waterloo Battle,The Middlesex Regiment - Albuera, Peninsular War,The Coldstream Guards - Battle of Chateau Hougoumont and Battle of the Somme,1916,The Royal Tank Regiment - North Africa,Gazala,Lt-Col. Foote (V.C.) and finally the Royal Marines. Each listed regiment has a potted history of it and actions described with either a colour of b/w depiction of said action. Highly uncommon to find an ephemeral free gift such as this,and further even scarcer or rarer to fine it complete. Launched 28th September,1974,this boy's new weekly war comic,for sale on Thursdays @ 5p originally,ran for 627 issues between 1974-86,many with free gifts.After its last issue,it merged with VICTOR. D.C. Thomson continued to publish WARLORD SUMMER Specials,those too,finally finishing in 1991. Please contact seller,because of the light 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. 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.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: rja945621. ISBN: No ISBN.

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anon:
BATTLER BRITTON - BOOK 2.

Imprint: LONDON.FLEETWAY PUBLICATIONS LTD.,1961.
Edition: UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: H/back,illustrated,card Covers, With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG-.No owner inscrptn but ink,gift(Christmas) presentation inscrptn to ffe and price- clip to dw/dj.Colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj+spine/backstrip; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Head of spine/backstrip minimally crease,rubbed with some minor chipping and tears,but with miniscule loss.Top edges slightly creased and rubbed,some chipping with minimal loss,and some closed tears to same.Top+fore-edges aged/tanned - due in part to quality of paper used - but generally clean;contents bright with page-edge tanning,tight and clean - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners. Bright,clean,unblemished,black ink stamped,red paper-covered card boards with lightly aged/toned eps.Thick 12mo,6-253pp [paginated] +title-page,double-page contents list/table,5 b/w comic strip picture stories,5 b/w illustrated written stories,13 Special Features [quizzes+ related aeronautical info]. Robert Hereward Britton, better known as 'Battler Britton' made his debut in 'Battler Britton,War Ace' (Thriller Comics Library No.160) in 1958.Within a year,his adventures were appearing in Thriller Picture Library (as it became known from issue number 163 onwards), and also found in the weekly Almagamated Press story-paper,the 'Lion'.Many of the early picture-strip stories were reprinted in Fleetway's Air Ace Picture Library in the 1960's, as were several new adventures, and they were reprinted yet again in a series of annual Battler Britton 'holiday specials' between 1978-82,with a further issue appearing in 1988. 'Battler Britton' rarely restricted his daring exploits to the air alone.In his time he had also served as a senior officer in the Peruvian Navy and a cavalry commander in the French Foreign Legion, and such was his reputation that, following the outbreak of WWII,he was withdrawn from regular flying duties in order to undertake special tasks requiring "skill and courage beyond the call of duty". Such was the character's popularity that Fleetway issued 2 collectable annuals between 1960-61,each one containing a mixture of picture strip and text stories, plus an assortment of 'Special Features' on aviation.A second collection of some of the war-time exploits of Wing-Commander Robert Hereward Britton D.S.O.,D.F.C and Bar,Croix de Guerre.These annuals are uncommon and difficult to find with ease, particularly complete with dw/dj. 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: rja27507.

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anon:
BATTLER BRITTON - BOOK 2.

Imprint: LONDON.FLEETWAY PUBLICATIONS LTD.,1961.
Edition: UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: H/back,illustrated,card covers, With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG-.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj+spine/ backstrip; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Head+foot of spine/ backstrip minimally creased,rubbed with some minor chipping and tears,but with miniscule loss.Top edges slightly creased and rubbed,some chipping with minimal loss,and some closed tears to same.Top+ fore-edges aged/toned - due in part to quality of paper used - but generally clean; contents bright with page-edge toning,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any page's corners. Bright,clean,unblemished,black ink stamped,red paper-covered card boards with lightly aged/toned eps.UK,thick 12mo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,6-253pp [paginated]+title page,double-page contents list/table,5 b/w comic strip picture stories,5 b/w illustrated written stories,13 Special Features [quizzes+related aeronautical info]. Robert Hereward Britton,better known as 'Battler Britton' made his debut in 'Battler Britton,War Ace' (Thriller Comics Library No.160) in 1958.Within a year,his adventures were appearing in Thriller Picture Library (as it became known from issue number 163 onwards),and also found in the weekly Almagamated Press story-paper,the 'Lion'.Many of the early picture-strip stories were reprinted in Fleetway's Air Ace Picture Library in the 1960's, as were several new adventures, and they were reprinted yet again in a series of annual Battler Britton 'holiday specials' between 1978-82, with a further issue appearing in 1988. 'Battler Britton' rarely restricted his daring exploits to the air alone.In his time he had also served as a senior officer in the Peruvian Navy and a cavalry commander in the French Foreign Legion, and such was his reputation that, following the outbreak of WWII,he was withdrawn from regular flying duties in order to undertake special tasks requiring "skill and courage beyond the call of duty". Such was the character's popularity that Fleetway issued 2 collectable annuals between 1960-61,each one containing a mixture of picture strip and text stories, plus an assortment of 'Special Features' on aviation.A second collection of some of the war-time exploits of Wing-Commander Robert Hereward Britton D.S.O.,D.F.C and Bar,Croix de Guerre.These annuals are uncommon and difficult to find with ease, particularly complete with dw/dj. 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: rja27517. ISBN: No ISBN.

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anon:
CAPTAIN SCARLET - COLLECTOR'S EDITION No.3.

Imprint: UK.MINTERLEY,SALOP.REDAN CO. LTD.,1997.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Magazine,comic., No dw/dj,magazine as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine/comic,1st thus.FINE/FINE. As new,no owner inscrptn,no reading creases; negligible,if any,shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy,colour pictorial artwork by Andrew Skilleter(he illustrated many of the UK, Doctor Who paperback novels),contents pristine.UK,Qrto comic, 24pp [unpaginated] includes 2 coloured comic strip stories,a double-page cross-section illustration [Spectrum Cloudbase.]. Captain Scarlet first made his debut in the comic world in 1968,appearing in a magazine called TV21.Then in 1993,his own magazine was launched with spectacular new artwork - these are two great stories from that time.This magazine was published monthly. Since April2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja354510.

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Anon:
CHRISTMAS CAROLS. [THE GRAVURE SERIES No.12.]

Imprint: LONDON.SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT & CO. LTD.,[n.d. circa 1914.]
Edition: UK,slim 12mo French wraps - gate-fold dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: French wraps/softback., French wraps - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo French wraps - gate-fold dw/dj,1st edn.[French flaps,sometimes called a gatefold cover style,are folded flyleaves in the interior of a paperback cover,generally used to give an extra decorative elegance to a paperback publication.Though no publisher's date, illustrations are dated '14 - so circa 1914.] VG+.No owner inscrptn,no clip - absence of publisher's price.Publisher's original pale beige paper background with brown ink decoration with colour paper onlay within the decorative panel to front cover with brown lettering,a plain and unlettered spine/backstrip and plain rear cover; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks, tears or splits present - covers with very,very minimal grubbing.A small residual rusted staple(?) mark - but no evidence of staple use - to front cover. Top+fore-edges lightly aged/toned; contents bright,tight and clean with very minimal spotting to text body,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly unread,apart from my own collation.UK,slim 12mo French wraps,1st edn,8-55pp [paginated] includes 30+ Christmas carols,4 b/w line illustrations by T. MACKENZIE,who also illustrated the front cover's pictorial colour onlay and its repetition,as a tipped-in colour illustrated frntis: plus [unpaginated] card blank,half-title, tipped-in colour pictorial illustrated frntis,and b/w decorated title page. Thomas Blakeley Mackenzie (1887-1944). Born in Bradford,Yorkshire.Studied at Bradford College of Art and afterwards on a scholarship at the Slade School of Fine Art.Worked as a painter,etcher and wood engraver and,rather spasmodically,as an illustrator during the 1920s.He moved to France in 1929 in the hope of establishing himself there as a painter,but soon returned to England,and during the 1930s produced topographical etchings of Oxford and hand-made jewellery. He died in Cornwall. The British Library catalogues Mackenzie as two separate artists: T.B. and Thomas Mackenzie,and this perhaps reflects the fact that,in illustration at least,he never developed a consistent style.His published work falls into three distinct groups: smoothly executed,naturalistic drypoints; full colour plates with echoes of,among others,Edmund Dulac,the Fauves, oriental art,mediaeval manuscripts and b/w illustrations (wood engravings,and pen and ink drawings) that were the most spontaneous among his productions.Despite his lack of consistency,or perhaps because of his continuing search for a personal language,he produced some interesting illustrative work. See also my book ID rja945921 for another example of same title. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. 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/FREE.Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** This item offered P+p included worldwide.** ** 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: rja946021. ISBN: No ISBN.

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DEAN'S GIFT BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES. [Illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone.**]

Imprint: LONDON.DEAN & SON LTD.,1965.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , Minus dw/dj.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB.minus dw/dj,1st edn.[The first appearance of this title with this collection of rhymes,as other issues followed in 1968,1974 and 1977.There was also a Frech version,'Jolis contes et belle rimes.' published by Deux Coqr D'or,1982,with identical cover illustration,but abridged with only 45pp as opposed to the 72pp in this volume - free endpapers excluded.] FINE. No owner name in the 'This Book Belongs to' panel/box to verso of colour illustration and rhyme of front free endpaper.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered.paper-covered,glossy laminated, wrap-around pale pink background with colour pictorial artwork by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone,illustrated boards with capitalised blue+black lettered title to front,black lettered title to an inevtably sunned,but lightly faded spine/backstrip,and a centrally placed single colour illustration without any text/lettering to rear board,respectively. Neligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present and very minimal,superficial scoring/indents to either board.Bright,crisp,clean,immaculate repeated colour pictorial illustrated endpapers, both hinges intact without any cracking,splits or tears.Top+fore-edges with coloured page edges but clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation.UK, slim Qrto HB minus dw/dj,1st edn,72pp - excluding free endpapers [unpaginated] includes colour pictorial illustrated title page with b/w,pink and grey lettering,73 nursery rhymes,64 single (includes recto and verso of both free endpapers) and 5 double-page colour pictorial illustrattions - all by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone,accompanied by its text/rhyme. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional for a book of it's age and its nature, i.e a child's book,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the missing dw/dj that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that,it really is an exceptional copy for brightness and cleanliness. Highly collected and prolific children's book illustrators,a scarce and unusual item/ephemera in Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone's bold style and will be an important and welcome addition to the A & J Grahame Johnstone's canon. Want more Janet & Anne Grahame JOHNSTONE titles? For similar and other titles please seach my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. Twins,born 1st June,1928.Janet died in a tragic accident 2 years after this title was published, on 20th January,1979,her sister surviving her until 25th May,1998.Children's book illustrators specialising in large, brightly coloured gift books (mainly published by Dean & Son,Ltd.) in which the full-page illustrations surround the passages of text.Janet specialized in animals and birds,Anne focused on the period costumes that so dominated their work. Their work represents a recent manifestation of the nursery tradition mass-marketed by Mabel Lucie Attwell and updated by Hilda Boswell, characterised by unfailing sentimentality and a palpable determination to please.Between them they published over 200 titles; with over 5,000 illustrations in total: 1,000+ in b/w and 4,000+ in colour,and 10 technical equestrian books. 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: rja1013622. ISBN: 0603075029.

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DENNIS the MENACE BOOK - 1999.

Imprint: LONDON.D. C. THOMSON & CO.,LTD., [Autumn] 1998.
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,1st edn. FINE+. No owner insctrptn and no price-clip to colour pictorial cartoon illustrated free endpaper.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, glossy,paper-covered boards with black outlined red capital letters to yellow background which is also black outlined of DENNIS + MENACE of book's title; black outlined yellow 'THE',black lettered 'BOOK' of title and black numbered year date,with colour pictorial cartoon illustrated front,a black spine/backstrip with yellow capitals lettering,rear board also with colour pictorial cartoon illustration and similar but smaller coloured lettering as front board; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present.Front board with Dennis in,and Gnasher hanging on at the rear of it,to an airborne wheeled vehicle.Rear board illustration reveals Dennis flying through a large sand pile, frightening 3 characters,causing them to dive into a large rock pool to avoid him and the vehicle.Immaculate bright,crisp,colour pictorial illustrated sets of endpapers+pastedowns of DENNIS's GANG HUT that he has built, cartoons.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/toned with some minimal foxing/spotting blemishes; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,would appear unread other than my own collation.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,92pp [unpaginated] includes profuse Dennis & Gnasher,colour pictorial cartoons,3 single-page 'MIND YOUR MANNERS' colour cartoons,a double-page 'TRUE SHAGGY DOG STORIES' colour cartoons,double page 'Gone to the Dogs'colour photographs+colour cartoons, double-page spoof Gas board letter and Dad's reply,double-page 'SPY IN THE STY' colour cartoons,3pp 'SOFTY ACTION SQUAD' colour cartoons,a 4pp 'THE FASTEST CARTIE IN THE WEST' rhyming text,colour cartoons,double-page 'ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? questions colour cartoons,and a double-page 'POWER TO THE PEOPLE - what would happen if Beanotown stars were in charge? colour cartoons. An uncommonly high grade example of publisher's 27th Dennis the Menace annual.First cartoon strip 'SPLASH FOR CASH'. Visually the exterior appearance is spectacular for a book of it's age and nature, i.e a child's book,and even internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. 'DENNIS the MENACE' is the original title of a children's British comic strip which first appeared in "The Beano" on March 12th,1951 (in the edition cover dated March 17th,1951); it is now published as Dennis the menace and Gnasher. The first DENNIS THE MENACE annual was published by D. C. THOMSON,based in DUNDEE,in September 1955 as a tie-in for the British children's weekly comic.The annuals were traditionally published in the Autumn for the Christmas market and dated with the following year date.Published bi-annually until 1978,the first 5 annuals are without a cover date - the first annual with its date on,was the 1966 annual.From 1979-82 it then disappeared until 1983,before resuming its bi-annual publication from that date until and up to 1987.From then on,the words "from The Beano" were printed elsewhere on the cover,the same thing as 'The BASH STREET KIDS' annuals (see my book ID rja970721 for an example),had been doing for a few years earlier.From 1988 onwards,it was then an annual publication,and finally renamed the DENNIS the MENACE Annual in 2003.The books/annuals published in 1994,1995,1997 and 2007 to 2009 were all actually titled DENNIS THE MENACE & GNASHER,while the 2010-2011 annuals were simply titled DENNIS & GNASHER. The annuals' name has had various suffixes since,including "and Gnasher" on the 1988,1989, 1994,1995,1997,2007,2008 and 2009 books,and "Book" on the 1991,1996,1999,2001 and 2002 editions.The annual permanently changed its name to Dennis the Menace Annual from the 2003 book, though the following year and "from The Beano" still appear.The 2010 edition was renamed the Dennis & Gnasher Annual to tie into the CBBC cartoon.It now says "as seen on CBBC" instead of "from The Beano".There was no annual published for 2012. Two other books in the annual format starring Dennis the Menace have also been published, 'Dennis the Menace 1951-2001' (a collected edition published in late 2000 to celebrate Dennis's 50th anniversary in print) and Dennis & Gnasher Friends Cartoon Capers (also published in 2000). Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja372110. ISBN: 085116679.

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DIARY OF H.M.S. QUEEN ELIZABETH January to May 1915.

Imprint: Unattributed.Printed by George Waterston & Sons Ltd.,EDINBURGH AND LONDON,1919.
Edition: UK,slim,small 8vo HB, 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim,small 8vo HB,no dw/dj - as issued, 1st edn.[Unattributed publisher but listed printer: George Waterston & Sons Ltd.,EDINBURGH AND LONDON.Printed by permission of the Admiralty but only for private circulation to Officers and Men.] NFINE.No owner inscrptn.Publisher's sharp-cornered, original plain navy blue cloth bds with plain white endpapers; each cover with an impressed,single-line bordered panel,the front panel containing bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters within it.Rear board with some light, sporadic flecking but nothing too detrimental or obtrusive.Top+fore-edges ubiquitously aged - as usual/normal - given the books age,100+ years old; 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.UK,slim,small 8vo HB,1st edn,4-50pp includes short,daily diary entries spanning from the first,21st April,1915 to the last,26th May,1915 (3.a.m. Anchored in Scapa Flow and joined the Grand Fleet.),12pp contemporary b/w photographs - includes frntis and contemporary b/w portrait photograph of the ship's Captain and 2pp b/w regional map diagrams - all interspersed throughout the text and the book,appendices I+II (Log of Trawler 448 - a damaged ship - then repaired by crew members of HMS Queen ELizabeth,before recommencing minesweeping duties,and also Honours gained by Officers and Men of the ship's crew in connection with the Dardenelles operations.); plus [unpaginated] b/w photographic frntis,b/w circular vignette illustrated title page (illustration of Queen Elizabeth I. sat on throne.) and 2pp blanks at rear of the book. Very scarce item and would be an important addition to any collection of WW1 Royal Navy ephemera. Short daily diary entries made during the first World War.This is the diary of the ship,H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.It was the first R.N. ship to carry the name,the first entirely fuel-oil powered ship in the Royal Navy and also the first to carry 15 inch guns.Its commanding officer was Commander C.M. Forbes and Captained by G. P. W. HOPE,R.N. Launched on 16 October 1913 at Portsmouth, Hampshire,after being built in that Dockyard,and commissioned 22 December,1914.Whilst she was still undergoing testing,sea trials and workups in the Mediterranean,the ship was directed to the Dardanelles for the Allies intended attempt to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war.She was the only dreadnought battleship to participate,though a number of battlecruisers and pre-dreadnought battleships were also involved and present.The ship became the flagship for the preliminary naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign,leading the first line of British battleships in the battle of 18 March 1915. During the attempted military invasion of the Gallipoli on 25 April,H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth was the flagship for General Sir Ian Hamilton, commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.After the sinking of H.M.S. Goliath by a Turkish destroyer on 12 May,H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth immediately withdrew to a safer position. She joined Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas's 5th Battle Squadron (consisting of Queen Elizabeth-class battleships) of the Grand Fleet based at Scapa Flow,but she missed the Battle of Jutland due to being in dock for maintenance.Her other wartime service generally consisted of routine patrols and training in the North Sea. On May 31st,1916 the main British and German battle fleets engaged each other in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark. Remembered as ‘Jutland’ by the British and ‘Skagerrak’ by the Germans,this enormous battle involved 279 ships and was the largest naval engagement of the First World War.Both sides suffered heavy losses of ships and men and the result was one of the most keenly felt disappointments of the war,with neither side achieving a decisive victory. In the terms of losses inflicted,the Germans had grounds for claiming a tactical victory. Fourteen British ships had been sunk and 26 damaged,compared to eleven sunk and 30 damaged on the German side.Total British casualties including captured survivors came to 6,945 compared to 3,058 German. HMS Queen Elizabeth became the Grand Fleet Flagship on Admiral Sir David Beatty’s appointment as Admiral of the Fleet 1917 and saw the German High Seas Fleet internment at Scapa Flow at the end of the First World War,when the terms of surrender were given to Admiral Von Reuter on board. Her battle honours: DARDANELLES,1915 - CRETE, 1941 - SABANG,1944 - BURMA 1944-45. H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth later served in several theatres during the Second World War,the Mediterranean Fleet,the Home Fleet,then the Eastern Fleet. Placed in reserve in August,1945,she was eventually paid off in June,and ultimately scrapped in July 1948. 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. UK and all overseas 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. ** This item offered P+p included. Offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** ** 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 AIR quote/ rate - sometimes arriving within a week or so,and sometimes before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja831719. ISBN: No ISBN.

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Anon:
MORGYN THE MIGHTY.

Imprint: LONDON./GLASGOW.D.C.THOMSON & CO.,LTD and JOHN LENG & CO.,LTD,[nd].
Edition: UK,8vo HB,minus dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , Minus dw/dj.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB,minus dw/dj,1st edn.[Though undated {nd.] circa 1951.] VG.Previous owner's same name+address (written twice in ink and biro) to front pastedown and below printed title on half-title page. Slightly grubbed,generally sharp-cornered, publisher's original,plain blue cloth bds with black printed ink letters,spine/ backstrip darkened and discoloured,an indeterminate blemish/stain to upper bd's lower edge.Top edge dust-soiled and aged/ tanned with some sporadic foxing/spotting, fore-edges similar but less aged/toned and more foxed/spotted; contents generally bright,tight and clean with some minimal foxing/spotting to prelims at front and last few papges at rear.Childish-hand blue ink doodled border edges to pp50 and similar squiggles just to top blank page edge of opposite b/w illustrated page,a small closed tear/nick to top edge pp149/50,more blue ink+crayon doodling to pp213.Both pastedowns,feps (free endpapers) are sporadically foxed/spotted. UK,8vo HB,minus dw/dj,1st edn,10-236pp [paginated] includes 21 chapters,9 full-page and 5 double-page b/w illustrations by Dudldley Watkins throughout the text and the book.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages. Dudley Dexter Watkins (1907-69).Born Manchester,son of a lithographer.Brought up in Nottingham,and attended evening classes at Nottingham School of Art before entering as a full-time student on a scholarship (1924). Subsequently worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for the newspaper and magazine publisher D.C. Thomson and Co.,Dundee (1925-69). He was a lay preacher and drew calendars and cartoons in support of missionary work.He also taught life drawing and illustration at evening classes at Dundee School of Art.For D.C. Thomson he largely created and entirely drew such strip-cartoon classics as 'Oor Willie and the Broons' (The Sunday Post),Biffo the Bear and Lord Snooty and his Pals (The Beano),and Desperate Dan (The Dandy).He worked in b/w,offsetting fluent economical outlines with small areas of hatching and solid black (any wash work was done by Thomson): a style that reproduced admirably on newsprint.Beneath his simplification lay confident draughtsmanship,a capacity for effective frame compositions and an instinct for well-selected detail. Since his death,his cartoon strips have been continued in a clumsy paraphrase of his style,but originals are still republished in the various Thomson comics and annuals.Though book illustration formed a minor part of his work,he is noted for his important contribution to a humorous graphic tradition that goes back to W.G. Baxter and Tom Browne. 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: rja498514. ISBN: No ISBN.

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mothballs and elbow grease: origins and meanings of household sayings.

Imprint: UK.WESTBURY,WILTSHIRE.THE NATIONAL TRUST (ENTERPRISES) LTD.,2003.
Edition: UK,12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued, 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn. FINE.No owner inscrptn,virtually as new.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,matt paper-covered boards with white background with colour portrait photographic illustrated front board with blue+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,would appear unread - apart from my own collation.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,8-142pp [paginated] includes an introduction,7 chapters/sections each with an A-Z of words,phrases,expressions etc.,dealing with the kitchen,laundry,dining room,drawing room,bedroom and beyond,the dressing room and upstairs+downstairs respectively; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,contents list/table,blank separator page before first chapter/section and 2pp blanks at rear of book. Focusing on home life as it evolved through the centuries,'Mothballs and Elbow Grease' explores the impact and influence of domestic chores and household items that have become woven in the fabric of everyday life and speech. From the origins of words like 'charwoman', 'doorstep' and 'pantry',to those turns of phrase which have acquired broader meaning,such as 'eavesdropper','handle with kid gloves' and 'it will all come out in the wash','Mothballs and Elbow Grease' pieces together a fascinating A-Z of the background to many widely-used expressions which have their roots set in the domestic life of bygone days. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja831819. ISBN: No ISBN.

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NOTES ON THE EIFFEL TOWER: History,Description and practical Guide for its Ascension.

Imprint: FRANCE.IMPRIMERIE CRETE,CORBEIL - PARIS,[nd.]
Edition: FRANCE,slim,small 8vo wraps,not dated,1st thus.
Binding: Wraps - as issued., No dw/dj - wraps as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

FRANCE,slim,small 8vo wraps,not dated,1st thus.[Nd - not dated,but circa early 1900s - from style of clothes worn in the b/w contemporary photographs.] VG+.Brown,paper wraps with rusted staples,with brown ink printed lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present. Wraps lightly aged and grubbed with some minimal rubbing to spine/backstrip and a diagonal corner crease to front,lower right-hand corner.An approx 2" vertical split/tear on the spine/backstrip,almost up to the bottom of the lower staple used. Top+fore-edges inevitably aged/toned; contents though bright,tight and generally clean,have page-edge toning with the body of text and pages also toned - but to a much lesser degree of colour.Pages are of chain-laid paper.FRANCE,slim,small 8vo wraps,undated,1st thus,4-27pp [paginated] includes 9 sections/chapters and 2pp of comparison height charts of other monuments; plus [unpaginated],a blank,M. Gustav Eiffel's b/w portrait illustrated frntis,a title page,7pp b/w contemporary scenic views photographs throughout the text and guide,another blank,and pasted to inside of rear wrap; a 5pp folding pullout of assorted b/w contemporary photographs of the monument/Tower.All the photographs have both English and French text captions,whilst the body of the text is wholly in English. An unusual and ephemeral item in a remarkable condition given it's frailty, age and nature of construction. 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, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja639816. ISBN: No ISBN.

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PLYMOUTH BLITZ: THE STORY OF THE RAIDS.**

Imprint: UK.PLYMOUTH,DEVON.WESTERN MORNING NEWS,nd.
Edition: UK,Qrto wraps,1st edn.
Binding: Original wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto card wraps,1st edn.GOOD.No owner inscrptn.Photographic illustrated wraps, with shelf-wear to edges and corners,some minimal chipping+rubbing with reciprocal loss,spine/backstrip rubbed,and two splits - one each - head+foot of same - miniscule loss (99.9% present/complete.)UK,slim Qrto wraps,1st edn,62pp [paginated] includes contemporary b/w photographic endpapers, publisher chairman's introduction and profuse b/w contemporary photographs throughout the text and book.B/w working map of bombs dropped in the Blitz,on the city.I believe the map was originally pasted,internally to rear.The map is creased and folded,with splits and tears, some of which have been sellotape repaired and are yellowed/aged.Undated,so assumed post-war production,for morale and not wartime issue,for official censorship reasons. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja33589. ISBN: No ISBN.

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PLYMOUTH BLITZ: THE STORY OF THE RAIDS.**

Imprint: UK.PLYMOUTH,DEVON.WESTERN MORNING NEWS,nd.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto wraps+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Original wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto card wraps+glassine dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG-.No owner inscrptn,nondescript opaque glassine dw/dj,with some minimal shelf-wear to edges includes some light creasing,chipping with some minimal loss - particularly to top edges.Bright,crisp, clean,red+black photographic illustrated wraps,with shelf-wear to edges and corners,some minimal rubbing to spine/ backstrip.UK,slim Qrto wraps,62pp [paginated] includes contemporary b/w photographic eps,publisher chairman's introduction and profuse b/w contemporary photographs throughout the text and book. Tipped in,to inside rear cover,a bright, crisp,clean and almost immaculate - apart from one small tear to tipped in edge - a city-scape b/w folding,working map of bombs dropped in the Blitz,on the city. Undated,so assumed either wartime production soon after raids,for morale and official censorship reasons or possibly, post-war production.See also rja33589 for another similar example,but without the issued glassine dw/dj. 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 and the value of this item, for correct,insured (where necessary) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja480714. ISBN: No ISBN.

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RUPERT'S FUN & PUZZLE BOOK. [Exclusive for WHSMITH.]

Imprint: LONDON.DEAN'S INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING,1983.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,Exclusive WHSMITH,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,Exclusive WHSMITH,1st edn.NMINT. [But for an inevitable but few minor and superficial scoring/indent impressions,would have graded as MINT.] No owner inscrptn and an absence of publisher's price.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,glossy/glazed, repeated colour pictorial illustrated boards with red+black lettering,a white background with red+black lettered spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain dusky pink/ red endpapers.Top+fore-edges bright and clean - without blemish; contents exceptionally bright and clean,tight,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to ant pages' corners - unread, apart from my own collation.NONE of any of the puzzles/activities attempted - ALL are completely untouched.UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj, as issued,Exclusive WHSMITH,1st edn,6- 192pp [paginated] includes: Rupert puzzles,mazes,rebuses,join dot-to-dot, colouring-in,X-words,spot-the difference, item searches,recognition puzzles and their solutions,and both colour+b/w illustrated stories throughout.Plus [unpaginated] half-title,double-page colour illustrated title page and a contents list/table. A really exceptional example - an ideal gift or ephemeral item for the collector. Another example available in a near similar state,but is not listed,as a percentage of some of the puzzles have been attempted in ink, @ £5 + P+p extra - contact seller direct please,for fuller details on this item. Want more RUPERT titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. Please contact seller,where necessary, because of the weight (just over 1Kg unpackaged) of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - 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 free. This item offered P+p FREE - available UK only. ** 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: rja935921. ISBN: 0603031205

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SEASIDE WATERING PLACES.A DESCRIPTION OF HOLIDAY RESORTS ON THE COASTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES,THE CHANNEL ISLANDS,AND THE ISLE OF MAN,INCLUDING THE GAYEST AND THE QUIETEST PLACES.Season 1899-1900.

Imprint: LONDON.L. UPCOTT GILL.1899
Edition: UK,12mo HB,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo HB,1st edn.VG+.No owner inscrptn, no dw/dj,as issued.Publisher's original red cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine,and a panel box with bright,crisp,stamped gilt lettered title and price (2/6) within an impressed double-line edged border to upper bd, design without any lettering - repeated to rear bd; with negligible shelf-wear to edge and corners.Head+foot of spine with ubiquitous,inevitable bumping and creasing - one small split/tear at front board's spine's gutter edge.An indeterminate fluid (?) stain to front+rear bd's front+rear lower corner's of spine's gutter edges, causing slight discolouration/leeching/fading to cloth.Some colour bleeding internally to lower edges of both pastedowns - along the length of the external stain to boards,and free endpapers with off-set foxing.Top+fore- edges both slightly aged/toned but generally clean for their age; contents (text body) bright,tight,clean,solid and sound apart from front+rear cracked hinges - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread apart from my own collation.UK,12mo HB,1st edn,iv-viiipp+2- 560pp [paginated] includes editor's preface,contents list/table,over 250 holiday resort descriptions with contemporary b/w illus and scenic photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index and publisher's catalogue (2-13pp paginated) at the rear, plus [unpaginated] a folding b/w map of included described resorts with their principal lines of communication pasted to reverse of front free endpaper,a small tear near it's pasted edge,to same map; title page,some resorts' late entry information erratum slips also interspersed throughout the book,and 3pp other adverts at the rear as last pages. Accompanying the resort descriptions are full particulars of them and their attractions,and all other information likely to assist persons in selecting places in which to spend their holidays according to their individual tastes; with Business Directory of Tradesmen,so that visitors can send orders in advance of their arrival. 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: rja841819. ISBN: No ISBN.

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SILVER JACKANORY: As told on Jackanory.

Imprint: LONDON.BBC BOOKS,1991.
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,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork by Quentin Blake,illustrated dw/dj with silver,white and red lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges lightly,sporadically foxed/spotted from light dust-soiling,fore-edges brighter and cleaner; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no foxing/spotting and no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp, stamped silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain pale blue eps.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,5-95pp [paginated] includes 9 short stories by 9 different authors/performers and each with b/w line illustrations by a different illustrator,plus [unpaginated] title page, contents list/table with Quentin Blake b/w illustrated frntis to its verso. The contributors include Joan Aitken, Helen Cresswell,Joan Eadington,Dick King-Smith,Robert Leeson,Rory McGrath, Trevor Neal and Simon Hickson,Tony Robinson and Nick Wilton.The illustrators include the following,each with 2 illustrated stories: Quentin Blake,Gavin Rowe,Martin Ursell,Barry Wilkinson and Chris Riley with 1 illustrated story. To mark the twenty-fifth birthday of BBC tv's 'Jackanory' a group of well-known writers were asked to write a story on the theme of silver.Five stories are by established children's authors: Joan Aitken,Helen Cresswell,Joan Eadington,Dick King-Smith,and Robert Leeson; and four are by writers/performers: Rory McGrath,Tony Robinson,Trevor and Simon and Nick Wilton. The collection includes stories to be read out aloud,stories to read alone,new tales about old favourites such as Lizzie Dripping,and Arabel and Mortimer,funny stories,moving stories,extremely strange stories.Delightfully illustrated by regular 'Jackanory' artists,'Silver Jackanory' is storytelling at its very best! 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: rja722117. ISBN: 0563361719.

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SOUVENIR GUIDE TO THE BATTLE OF CHERITON - Bishop's Sutton,Arlesford,Hampashire.

Imprint: TILLIERS REGIMENT [SEALED KNOT (?)] n.d.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto wraps,1st thus [Souvenir Guide.].
Binding: Wraps - as issued., No dw/dj - wraps - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto wraps,1st thus [Souvenir Guide.] NMINT.No owner inscrptn,no price removal from cover.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,glossy, colour photographic illustrated front cover with black letters,rear cover with Partnership advertisement; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping or creasing t edges or corners - no nicks,tears or splits present - and non-rusted staples.UK,slim Qrto wraps,1st thus,2-21pp [paginated] includes contents list/table to revesre of front cover, background to the conflict,the protagonists,Show ground Layout - pull-out information guide (still attached and in situ),protagonists cont'd, Cheriton - the battlefield,the battle,the aftermath,and illustrated with colour plans,diagrams and colour photographs.membership adverts (SEALED KNOT). Visually the exterior appearance is spectacular for a book of it's unknown age and its nature,a Souvenir Guide,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. The Battle of Cheriton Project Limited is a fund-raising orgnisation tht has been established to raise the profile of this important battlefield and to enlighten the public about the momentous events that unfolded across the local countryside some 360 years ago.There remains unresolved historical questions relating to the true location of the battlefield - issues that have divided hstorians for many years - which we hope to resolve once and for all. The battlefield of Cheriton is an area of national importance,a true gift buried in the heart of rural Hampshire - relatively unchanged since the days of the Civil War.With your help we will try to ensure that the battlefield takes its true place in our national heritage and can be enjoyed by locak children and historical enthusiasts alike. The Partnerships consists of the Freehold landowner,The Battlefield Trust,Hampshire County Council and The Sealed Knot Society. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja977621. ISBN: No ISBN.

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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS: TALES FROM THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS - illus by E.J. Detmold.

Imprint: LONDON.THE FOLIO SOCIETY,2001.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+s/case,4th print.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - slipcased - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+s/case,4th print.[First published,with this illustrator,by Hodder & Stoughton,November 1924,in their Hodder Gift Book series; in a De-Luxe,Signed,limited edn (100 copies only) and a trade edn at 63/- and 20/- respectively (then). This edn,London,Folio Society,originally 1999,and this copy is the 4th print,2001.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,near immaculate plain red paper-covered slipcase; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Immaculate,bright,clean and unblemished,UK,Qrto HB,cream-white cloth boards with gilt,pictorial decorated upper board+spine/ backstrip.Pictorial design showing elephants and camels leaving the city gates,the sun shining over distant mountains similar to the 1924 edn,this illustration however,has been redrawn by David Eccles after the original design by E. J. Detmold.Top+fore-edges bright,clean and near pristine; contents bright,tight and in similar state - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? A really superb copy in an immaculate condition and state - almost as new. Typeset in Monotype Scotch Roman,printed on Caxton Wove paper,at the St Edmundsbury Press,Bury St. Edmunds,and bound in full cloth at Hunter & Foulis,Edinburgh.UK,Qrto HB,viiipp+ 2-239pp [paginated] includes 12 full-colour, full-page illustrations - frntis included - all by E.J. Detmold and all called for (present),9 stories.Stories comprise: History of Codadad and his brothers and Princess Deryabar,Ali Baba+the forty thieves,Sinbad the Sailor,Prince Assad and the Fairy Perie Nashara,Aladdin,The Three Calendars,King of the Ebony Isles,Story of Baba Abdalla and the Story of Ganem,the slave of love.A really,exceptional copy/edn,in a like state/condition. His rarest book and widely considered as his last magnus opus,his change of style and mood away from natural history,moved him steadily into the realms of exotic fantasy and imagination.On the strength of 'The Arabian Nights' alone,Edward could have become one of the greatest illustrators of fantasy and fairy stories. He took such great care and so much time to complete a set of colour plates for Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales,with an overflowing schedule with artists,already having published Dulac,Heath Robinson and K.Nielsen in turn,for these same stories, Hodder could not use these charming illustrations,and they remain unpublished to this day. The Detmold twins,worked as Maurice and Julius Detmold,1883-1908,and 1883-1957. Born in Putney,21st November,1883,being christened Charles Frederick and Edward Barton Detmold.The two middle names were soon dropped and replaced by 'Maurice' and 'Julius' respectively.The younger twin, Edward took his first names not from his father,but from the enigmatic Dr Edward Barton Shuldham,described as occupier of the house in Upper Richmond Road where the twins were born and were privately educated.They studied animal life in the Zoological Gardens and worked in close association,painting,drawing and etching bird and animal subjects.They collaborated on several books before Charles Maurice ended his life by inhaling chloroform in 1908.[The brothers were in April,1908, about to leave for a holiday in Sussex with Dr Shuldham,who had asked Maurice to put down the household cats with chloroform.Not an unusual practice at that time: as the cats would be replaced on the return from the holiday.) Edward Julius went on to become one of the most interesting of the gift book illustrators, specialising in animals and plants,which were drawn with exactitude and sympathy, and often placed in fantastic architectural or landscape settings.In its delicacy of outline and subtle colour harmonies,his work shows the influence of of oriental miniature painting.In the early 1920's he retired to Montgomeryshire,with his widowed sister, continuing to draw,paint,hold exhibitions of etchings and drypoints,but it wasn't long before he retired completely from public life,and eventually committed suicide himself,on 1st July 1957.Both brothers were elected ARE (1905),but resigned a few months later. View my 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die catalogue for other books and suggested reading in it. 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 - 1.3Kg unpackaged - 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: rja28297. ISBN: No ISBN.

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THE DAILY EXPRESS RUPERT ANNUAL - 1983. [No. 48.]

Imprint: LONDON.EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS,plc.,1983.
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,1st edn. FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£2.00) to colour pictorial illustrated title page. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around colour pictorial illustrated card boards and colour pictorial illustrated endpapers by John HARROLD; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Corner tips minisculely bumped and gently turned inwards.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.the paper-folding activities UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,4- 92pp [paginated] includes 4 colour strip stories,1pp Origami instructions+illus to make Rupert's baby rabbit figuremand a memory test untouched. Cover: Rupert,with a brown face, waving to reader,in the back seat of an aeroplane being piloted by a clown with a castle in the background showing other Nutwood friends/ characters extending round to rear board.First story: Rupert and the Black Circle; plus 3 others Rupert and the Dragon Race,Rupert and Santa Paws,and Rupert's Autumn Adventure. Want more RUPERT titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. John Harrold took over the illustrating of the Rupert character as Alex CUBIE had retired,and who'd illustrated the previous annuals from 1974 until 1978. John Harrold was born in Glasgow,1947,and studied art there at the Glasgow School of Art situated in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building.His first job as a Rupert illustrator was on 'Fun to Cook with Rupert' (drawn in 1973, published 1974).The editor,Frederick Chaplain, was impressed and invited him to work for the Daily Express.His first story,Rupert and the Worried Elves,began on 14 October 1976,and in the same year he produced games pages for the annuals.This copy was his 2nd annual,and is the last of smaller format edns,he has drawn the covers and end-papers for the annuals since this.Up to now (then 1997),has been illustrating the little bear's adventures for longer than Mary Tourtel,and those children who were brought up on his first adventures are now mature adults. 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 receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if item is offered P+p included or postage free. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: 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 AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving within a week or so,and sometimes before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja949221. ISBN: No ISBN.

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THE NEW RUPERT COLOUR STORY BOOK.

Imprint: UK.PAULTON,SOMERSET.PURNELL AND SONS LTD., [nd].
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.[Not dated but circa early 1950's.]VG.Neat,gift presentation inscrptn,no dw/dj,as issued. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial illustrated card boards; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Laminate broken down on spine's/ backstrip's lower front-facing edge to upper board - approx. 3/4 of its vertical length; smaller (approx. 4cm) similar to foot of same,on rear board's rear-facing edge too.Small tear towards head of spine/ backstrip which has been re-glued - no loss,but spine/backstrip bright and not faded nor sunned.Top+fore-edges inevitably aged/toned - as usual/normal; contents generally bright,tight and clean apart from some page-edge toning - due to a combination of quality of paper used and book's age.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued(?),1st edn,92pp [unpaginated] includes colour pictorial illustrated front pastedown with a neat,handwritten ink,familial gift presentation inscrptn, colour pictorial illustrated half-title, double-page colour pictorial illustrated title pages,and four stories.Cover art: repeated design of Rupert in a grocery store with Mrs Bear and Beppo the chimp throwing fruit at Mrs Greentrees.First story: Rupert and the Stolen Apples,Rupert and Algy at Hawthorn Farm,Rupert and his Pet Monkey Again,and Rupert,Margot and the Bandits. The first and last stories are in full colour - no illustrator credited,the other two in the more common,usual 3-colour block (either b/w+orange or b/w+red) strip style illustrations with rhyming verse text,The first story illustrated by Mary Tourtel? A tidy copy of an interesting and uncommon 'Rupert' item. Want more RUPERT titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. 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! ** 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. ** 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: rja353610. ISBN: No ISBN.

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The Royal Wedding Gifts: A Selection of the presents given to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales on the occasion of their marriage. St. James's Palace 1981. [A Souvenir Catalogue.]

Imprint: LONDON.ANGEX LIMITED (Organisers),1981.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto wraps,as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Wraps., No dw/dj,wraps - as issued.

UK,slim Qrto wraps,as issued,1st edn.VG.No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright,crisp,clean.glossy,blue rust-free stapled paper covers with white lettering and silver gilt top+bottom borders to front cover,rear cover with colour photograph for tobacconist's cigarette (Benson & Hedges) advert; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creases to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits - though there are some sporadic, small horizontal spine wrinkles to parts of the length of same,to each cover.All edges lightly aged; contents bright,tight, clean and laid in loose,a 2pp ADDENDA of some 70 extra wedding gifts/presents.[This addenda not always present in other seen listings!] UK,slim Qrto wraps,as issued, 1st edn,2-48pp [paginated] includes a short history of St.James's Palace accompanied with 4 b/w room photographs,a portrait colour photograph of the Prince & Princess,a facsmile message from them both about the Exhibition,Exhibit numbered gifts description and who presented it, totalling 930 in this catalogue,assorted advertiser's b/w+colour photographic product adverts interspersed throughout the text and catalogue,and a 6pp Alphabetical List of the same gifts,as last pages.Plus [unpaginated] colour photographic advert (Goddard's silversmith) to inside of front cover, title page with blue+black text. A special display of the wedding dress and a selection from the thousands of presents which were given to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales for the occasion of their wedding at St. James's Palace.Quite uncommon,due to it's ephemeral nature and composition. Please contact seller,because of the lighter 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. 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. ** 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: rja936121. ISBN: No ISBN.

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THE VICTOR BOOK FOR BOYS - 1974.

Imprint: UK.DUNDEE & LONDON.D.C.Thomson & Co Ltd.,01/09/1973.
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,1st edn. FINE. No owner inscrptn but price-clip to front free endpaper.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, glossy,paper-covered boards with repeated colour pictorial artwork illustrated front+rear boards,front with part title/word of 'VICTOR' in capitalised red letters to a black line outlined white background which in turn has black shadowing, remainder of title+date in capitalised black lettering/numerals respectively,a bright and non-faded/sunned red spine/backstrip with capitalised white lettered title without date,rear board illustrated and lettered as the front board.Hinges intact without any cracking,splits or tears and immaculate red background with b/w+grey modern military equipment illustrated endpapers. Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present - boards virtually scoring/indent-free.Top+fore-edges inevitably but slightly aged/toned but without foxing/spotting; contents crisp and bright,tight,clean,soild and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread other than my own collation.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,6-125pp [paginated] includes 13 picture stories in comic strip format beginning with 'The Wheelbarrow Hero' and the last 'The Idaho Avenger',2 illustrated text stories; Twenty Miles to Freedom! and The First Detective in the West - 6pp and 8pp respectively,8 Features which are intespersed throughout the text and annual,include the illustrated endpapers,2 'Cap'n Hand' single-page comic strips,and 2 'The Ruffies and Tuffies' single-page comic strips,double-page illustrated World of the Motor-Bike,a Quick Quiz,a Sports Quiz (both untouched),illustrated Odd Cars and lastly,a single-page illustrated feature on firefighters; plus [unpaginated] an illustrated contents list/table. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and particularly internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its age and nature, i.e. an ephemeral child’s Annual.It really is an exceptional,exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and overall appearance. The Victor comic paper was published weekly by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. and ran for 1,657 issues from 25 January 1961 until it ceased publication on 21 November 1992. Associated with it was the annually published 'The Victor Book for Boys'.That annual was first published in 1964,with the last edition published in 1994,a total of 31.Most of the comic's stories focused on the exploits of the British military in World War II. In particular,each week the front cover carried a story of how a medal had been won by British or Commonwealth forces during the Great War or the Second World War.Other comic strips' notable and favourite characters included: Alf Tupper - The Tough of the Track,a working-class runner, General Jumbo - A boy who commands his own mini-robot army, using an armband control pad, I Flew With Braddock - Into Battle With Matt Braddock - a World War II pilot, Morgyn the Mighty - the strong man and Gorgeous Gus - the rich owner/sometime football player.These five characters were the mainstay of the annual for almost the majority of the annual's lifetime. 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: rja1061723. ISBN: No ISBN.

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THUNDERBIRDS MAGAZINE No.17 [+ Free Gift.].

Imprint: LONDON.REDAN COMPANY LTD.,2001.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Colour,pictorial,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial covers,includes free gift Thunderbirds badge sellotaped to front cover; with negligible shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present.Contents bright,tight and near pristine.UK,Qrto magazine,28pp [unpaginated] includes colour strip stories,double-page cross-section illustration,poster,pull-out mission file (games,activities,puzzles etc.,to win prizes).Magazine published every 3 weeks,and this is the last issue of 2001. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the light weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja354610.

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THUNDERBIRDS MAGAZINE No.18.[+ Free Gift.]

Imprint: LONDON.REDAN COMPANY LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Colour,pictorial,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial covers,includes sealed,free gift 'Thunderbird 4' fridge magnet,sellotaped to front cover; with negligible shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present. Contents bright,tight and near pristine. UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus,28pp [unpaginated] includes colour strip stories,double-page cross-section illustration,poster + same to colour in, pull-out mission file (games,activities, puzzles etc.,to win prizes).Magazine published every 3 weeks,and this is the first issue of 2002.There are 5 variant issues,each with a different Thunderbird fridge magnet gift,to collect - see the following 4 sequential,alpha-numerical book Ids for variants.The contents of magazine identical,it's just the gifts that vary! Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the light weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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anon:
THUNDERBIRDS MAGAZINE No.18.[+ Free Gift.]

Imprint: LONDON.REDAN COMPANY LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Colour,pictorial,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial covers,includes sealed,free gift 'Thunderbird 2' fridge magnet,sellotaped to front cover; with negligible shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present. Contents bright,tight and near pristine. UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus,28pp [unpaginated] includes colour strip stories,double-page cross-section illustration,poster + same to colour in, pull-out mission file (games,activities, puzzles etc.,to win prizes).Magazine published every 3 weeks,and this is the first issue of 2002.There are 5 variant issues,each with a different Thunderbird fridge magnet gift,to collect - see the previous and following 3 sequential,alpha-numerical book Ids for variants.The contents of magazine identical,it's just the gifts that vary! Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the light weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja354810.

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anon:
THUNDERBIRDS MAGAZINE No.18 [+ Free Gift.].

Imprint: LONDON.REDAN COMPANY LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Colour,pictorial,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial covers,includes sealed,free gift 'Thunderbird 1' fridge magnet,sellotaped to front cover; with negligible shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present. Contents bright,tight and near pristine. UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus,28pp [unpaginated] includes colour strip stories,double-page cross-section illustration,poster + same to colour in, pull-out mission file (games,activities, puzzles etc.,to win prizes).Magazine published every 3 weeks,and this is the first issue of 2002.There are 5 variant issues,each with a different Thunderbird fridge magnet gift,to collect - see the previous 2 and following 2 sequential, alpha-numerical book Ids for variants.The contents of magazine identical,it's just the gifts that vary! 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: rja354910.

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anon:
THUNDERBIRDS MAGAZINE No.18.[+ Free Gift.]

Imprint: LONDON.REDAN COMPANY LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Colour,pictorial,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial covers,includes sealed,free gift 'Thunderbird 3' fridge magnet,sellotaped to front cover; with negligible shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present. Contents bright,tight and near pristine. UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus,28pp [unpaginated] includes colour strip stories,double-page cross-section illustration,poster + same to colour in, pull-out mission file (games,activities, puzzles etc., to win prizes).Magazine published every 3 weeks,and this is the first issue of 2002.There are 5 variant issues,each with a different Thunderbird fridge magnet gift,to collect - see the previous 3 and following sequential,alpha-numerical book Ids for variants.The contents of magazine identical,it's just the gifts that vary! 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: rja355010.

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anon:
THUNDERBIRDS MAGAZINE No.18.[+ Free Gift.]

Imprint: LONDON.REDAN COMPANY LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Colour,pictorial,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial covers,includes sealed,free gift 'Thunderbird 5' fridge magnet,sellotaped to front cover; with negligible shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present. Contents bright,tight and near pristine. UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus,28pp [unpaginated] includes colour strip stories,double-page cross-section illustration,poster + same to colour in, pull-out mission file (games,activities, puzzles etc.,to win prizes).Magazine published every 3 weeks,and this is the first issue of 2002.There are 5 variant issues,each with a different Thunderbird fridge magnet gift,to collect.The contents of magazine identical,it's just the gifts that vary! 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: rja355110.

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anon:
THUNDERBIRDS MAGAZINE No.19.[+ Free Gift.]

Imprint: LONDON.REDAN COMPANY LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.
Binding: Colour,pictorial,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus.FINE.No owner inscrptn.Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial covers,includes sealed,free gift Thunderbird notepad,sellotaped to front cover; with negligible shelf-wear to edges - no nicks or tears present.Contents bright,tight and near pristine.UK,Qrto magazine,1st thus,28pp [unpaginated] includes colour strip stories,double-page cross-section illustration,poster + same to colour in,pull-out mission file (games, activities,puzzles etc., to win prizes - all untouched).Magazine published every 3 weeks. 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: rja355210.

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Anon:
TV COMIC ANNUAL - 1968.

Imprint: LONDON.TV Publications Ltd.,1968.
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,1st edn.VG.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (9/6d) to front free endpaper.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy,colour pictorial cartoon-esque artwork illustrated front board with TV shows' [Adam Adamant,Dr WHO+Daleks (Troughton),and Orlando] & comics' cartoons [Popeye+Olive Oyl,Beetle Bailey,Mighty Moth,Diddy Men and Tivvy] characters,all on a big dipper ride with red+yellow lettering,clean colour illustrated endpapers,a sunned/faded spine with yellow lettering+date (1968),rear board with a colour pictorial illustrated dice+counter Space game and How to play instructions; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping and creading to edges and corners, some minimal bumping,fraying+ rubbing with minimal paper loss at head of spine,foot just minimally bumped - but no major nicks,tears or splits present.All corner tips gently turned inwards and some minimal,superficial scoring to either board.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,5-93pp [paginated] includes the 7 cartoon characters in a mixture of either colour or 3-colour block,several cartoon strips each,2 jokes' pages in similar 3-colour illustrated cartoons,2 Dr Who cartoon stories - 1 in colour,the other in 3-colour blosk illustration,1 Adam Adamant story in 3-colour block illustration,2 Orlando stories in 3-colour block and colour illustrated,also included activities How To? quiz,9 assorted puzzle pages only 2pp of which,are unattempted or adulterated. 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. 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 US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.**

Stock number: rja957021. ISBN: No ISBN.

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Anon:
TV COMIC ANNUAL - 1968.**

Imprint: LONDON.TV Publications Ltd.,1968.
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,1st edn. VG. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (9/6d) to front free endpaper.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy, colour pictorial cartoon-esque artwork illustrated front board with TV shows' [Adam Adamant,Dr WHO+ Daleks (Troughton),and Orlando] & comics' cartoons [Popeye+Olive Oyl,Beetle Bailey, Mighty Moth,Diddy Men and Tivvy] characters,all on a big dipper ride with red+ yellow lettering,clean colour illustrated endpapers,spine with yellow lettering+date (1968),rear board with a colour pictorial illustrated dice+counter Space game and How to play instructions; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping and creading to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.All corner tips gently turned inwards and some minor laminate wrinkling and some minimal,superficial scoring to either board.UK,slim Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,5-93pp [paginated] includes the 7 cartoon characters in a mixture of either colour or 3-colour block,several cartoon strips each,2 jokes' pages in similar 3-colour illustrated cartoons,2 Dr Who cartoon stories - 1 in colour, the other in 3-colour block illustration,1 Adam Adamant story in 3-colour block illustration,2 Orlando stories in 3-colour block and colour illustrated,also included activities How To? quiz,9 assorted puzzle pages only 1pp of which,is unattempted or adulterated. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. * ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja957121. ISBN: No ISBN.

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Anon:
TV EXPRESS ANNUAL - 1961.

Imprint: LONDON.TV Publications Ltd.,1961.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn. [Formerly 'EXPRESS ANNUAL' and the first of the only two annual's issues.] VG++. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (9/6) to b/w photographic illustrated front free endpaper.Bright,crisp,clean,glazed, colour pictorial TV western GUN LAW characters to front cover with pale blue,red letters,black lettered date,unlettered spine/backstrip,rear cover with trio of British mediaeval warriors and similar letters as per front cover; with negligble shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present and very,very minimal,minor superficial scoring to same.Top edge aged/toned with minimal sporadic foxing/spotting,fore-edges brighter and cleaner without blemish; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - no foxing/spotting - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn,6-156pp [paginated. Collection of boys' vintage TV action and adventure comic strips and illustrated stories, along with True-Life features,full-colour pages; Magic tricks,Wee Sporty cartoon strips (2),Ship of the century,Ships of the World,Clan Tartans, Mother of Parliaments,and Future science and 2pp general knowledge quizzes. 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 or postage 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: rja957221. ISBN: No ISBN.

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Anon**:
YOUR FAVOURITE RUPERT STORY COLLECTION. [8 Stories.]

Imprint: LONDON.DEAN/METHUEN CHILDREN'S BOOKS,1994.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB, 1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued?
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,1st edn thus.[Originally and first published by BUZZ BOOKS,an imprint of Reed Children's Books,1993.This edn the first DEAN issue.] FINE+.Familial (Uncle),handwritten,ink gift presentation inscriptn+date (Christmas '94) to top corner of title page and absence of publisher's price to boards.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy/glazed,colour pictorial illustrated boards with red+black lettering to each,red spine/backstrip with black lettering and immaculate white endpapers - donor inscrptn excepted along with colour illustrated front free title page; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creases to edges and corners - no nicks, tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges exceptionally bright and clean and without blemish; contents pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appear unread,apart from my own collation. UK,slim Qrto HB,1st edn thus,5-61pp [paginated] includes 8 stories and accompanying colour illustrations.First story: Rupert and the Silent Flute, followed by R and the Dizzy Donkey,R and the Rope Trick,R and the Vanishing Scarecrow,R and the Crock of Gold,R and the Curious Car,R and the Ghost Train and Rupert and the Rhyming Riddle. A really exceptional example,ideal for any fan or collector alike. Want more RUPERT titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogue. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. 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. ** 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: rja936021. ISBN: 0603552463.

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PROGRAMME of the Ceremonial Opening of Takoradi Harbour on Tuesday, 3rd April, 1928, and visit of Rt. Hon. J.H. Thomas. P.C.,L.L.D.,M.P.

Imprint: Uncredited.
Edition: 12mo paper wraps,1st edn.
Binding: Wraps., No dw/dj - wraps - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

Slim 12mo paper wraps,1st edn.[Non-credited author,similarly for the publisher but complete text is in English.] No owner inscrptn and no price to wrapper.VG+. Publisher's original but slightly aged,pale green paper covers with black lettering within a decorative and lined border to front cover,a pale green cotton threaded sewn signature tie to spine,and a plain rear cover; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping,corner tips with tiny curls but no nicks,tears or splits present.Yapped cover's extend beyond contents fore-edges. Top+fore-edges lightly aged/toned; contents bright,tight, clean,sollid and sound - text body near pristine without foxing/spotting. Slim 12mo paper wraps,1st edn,4-17pp [paginated] includes the 8-day visit's itinerary; plus [unpaginated] 2pp blanks, table of Governor's staff and appointed staff to visitors with list/table of Harbour Opening Ceremony Committee to its reverse,first page of itinerary and to the rear an inserted gatefold,b/w seating plan for the ceremony. Visually the exterior appearance is acceptable for it's age and nature, i.e. an ephemeral paper item,and even internally, the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the exterior faults/appearance described that prevent a higher grading. An interesting item to appeal to trade union and colonial historians alike. Takoradi Harbour is in the Western region of Ghana,located in the industrial district of Sekondi-Tokoradi and is the oldest harbour in Ghana.The Takoradi harbour and the Tema Harbour are the only harbours in Ghana. The idea for the construction of the port was first advocated in 1895 by consulting engineers of the British Government.The engineers proposed the harbour when constructed,could serve both as a terminal port for the Tarkwa railway project and aa a naval port to serve the British empire in war times.The site for the harbour was proposed at the Amanful village which sat in the bay of the harbour today.The construction of the port begun in 1921 by then governor of the Gold Coast,Sir Gordon Guggisberg and was completed in 1928. The Takoradi harbour is 230 kilometres from Accra,the capital of Ghana.Nowadays, the port receives and exports high volumes of cargo serving as the main export port for Ghana.It now also serves the international trade purposes of land locked countries in the Sahel region of Africa - some of the countries are include Mali,Burkina Faso and Niger,transitting large volumes of cargo for these countries. This is the ceremonial opening of same's official programme of that event.The Harbour declared officially opened by the Rt Hon. J.H. Thomas, P.C., L.L.D., M.P. He was later that day in the visit,to also inspect the Takoradi Railway Terminus,for which there was also an official commemorative book produced. James Henry Thomas [b. 3rd October,1874 – d. 21st January,1949] sometimes known as Jimmy Thomas or Jim Thomas,was a Welsh trade unionist and Labour (later National Labour) politician,elected to Parliament in 1910 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Derby. He began work at twelve years of age,soon starting a career as a railway worker.He became an official of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants and in 1913 helped to organise its merger with two smaller trade unions on the railways to form the National Union of Railwaymen (NUM) - now part of the RMT. Thomas was elected NUR general secretary in 1916,a post he held until 1931.He was the general secretary during the successful national rail strike of 1919 that was jointly called by the NUR and ASLEF against proposed wage reductions.In 1921 Thomas played a leading role in the Black Friday crisis, in which rail and transport unions failed to come to the aid of the miners,who were facing wage reductions. Before the 1926 General Strike the TUC (Trades Union Congress) asked Thomas to negotiate with Stanley Baldwin's Conservative Government,but the talks were unsuccessful and the strike went ahead. He was appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies in the incoming Labour government of 1924 under Ramsay MacDonald. In the second Labour government of 1929 Thomas was made Lord Privy Seal with special responsibility for employment.He became Secretary of State for the Dominions in 1930 and retained that position in Ramsay MacDonald's National Government (1931–1935).As a result of joining the National Government he was expelled from the Labour Party and the NUR.For the first few months of the National Government in 1931 he also served as Colonial Secretary once more.One of the problems he had to cope with was the Australian cricket bodyline affair,which he said was one of the most difficult he faced. Thomas served as Secretary of State for the Colonies once more from 1935 until May 1936,when he was forced to resign from politics.It was revealed that he had been entertained by stock exchange speculators and had dropped heavy hints as to tax changes planned in the budget.For example, while playing golf,he shouted "Tee up!", which was taken as a suggestion that the duties on tea were to rise.[WiKi] 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?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: rja995022. ISBN: No ISBN.

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