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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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Anon - uncredited:
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! 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Stock number: rja995022. ISBN: No ISBN.

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Anon [STEPHENS,MEIC ( Asstnt Director,Literature) ]:
WELSH DYLAN - An Exhibition to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary of the Poet's Death.

Imprint: WALES.DESIGN SYSTEMS LIMITED,Nov 1973.
Edition: UK,8vo wraps,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued,wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo wraps,1st edn thus.[Welsh Arts Council literary exhibition catalogue.] VG+.No owner inscrptn, no dw/dj,card wraps - as issued.Bright,clean,brown+white subject's sepia biographical portrait photographic (Thomas in Laugharne's graveyard,1952) illustrated upper card wrap with white letters,with white+brown facsimile reproduction extract of Thomas's 'Poetic Manifesto' (containing written replies by him to Mr David Richards, The Cross House Inn,Laugharne,in 1951.A fascinating statement of his poetic practice and beliefs at that time.),to rear wrap.Negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Some inevitable but minor,minimal rubbing/chipping with reciprocal loss to edges,corners and similar creasing to spine/backstrip's gutter edges,to both front and rear wraps. Top+fore-edges slightly aged,but generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.UK,8vo wraps,1st edn thus,58pp [unpaginated] includes a foreword by Meic Stephens,Assistant Director (Literature) of the Welsh Art Council,a biographical note,an intro by John Ackerman,4 Pts/ sections: the importance of Swansea in the evolution of the poet, 'Exile and Return Journeys','Pt III: Fern Hill',the last section Laugharne: 'Druid in his own Land',profuse contemporary subject-related biographical sepia photographs,2 sepia maps (Swansea and South-West Wales,and facsimile reproductions of extracts of his works. John Ackerman was lecturer in English at Avery Hill College of Education,and author of 'Dylan Thomas: His Life and Work' (Oxford University Press,1964),one of the earliest and most authoritative books about the poet. After opening at the Sherman Theatre, University College,Cardiff,the exhibition will be shown at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery,Swansea,University College of Wales,Aberystwyth,Llanelli Public Library, the Daniel Owen Centre,Mold,and Oriel Bangor. A catalogue produced for the first in a series of exhibitions to be organised by the Arts and Literature Depts of the Welsh Arts Council,which will present in visual terms the literatures of Wales,both Welsh and Anglo-Welsh.It coincides with the 20th anniversary of D T's death,in New York on 9 November,1953.This exhibition attempts to illustrate the poet's childhood and the years spent in Wales,mainly in Swansea and Laugharne - a visual evocation of Dylan Thomas as poet and prose writer in relation to his Welsh environment.It shows how his inspiration and imagination were rooted in his Welsh background,tracing his development and relating his writing to the particular social settings and the landscapes that inspired it. 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: rja503014. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANONYMOUS:
JUDAR AND THE Magic Treasure. [ Jack and Jill BOOK No. 15.]

Imprint: LONDON.FLEETWAY PUBLICATIONS LTD.,1962.
Edition: UK,12mo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG+. Girl's pencilled Christian name to font free endpaper and no price-clip (2/6) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,matt,clean - with very light grubbing - pink background with colour pictorial artwork illustration to front panel of dw/dj with green+black lettering,black lettered spine/backstrip, rear panel plain pink apart from black lettered publisher name in the centre; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - small closed tears to top corners+head of spine, miniscule chipping to both head+foot of the spine too - no other major nicks,tears or splits present.Bright,crisp,clean,matt beige paper-covered boards with black line illustration to front cover with black lettering,black lettered spine/backstrip, rear panel plain beige without illustration or text,pink,clean pale pink+ white illustrated endpapers+ pastedowns. Top+fore-edges clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread,apart from my own collation.UK,slim 12mo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,44pp [unpaginated] includes b/w line illustrated title page with story text to its reverse,23 full page,full-colour illustrations with opposing text to each,the last illustration with list of 16 titles in the series,to its reverse. Book not dis-similar to Ladybird book format and design.A well preserved item and well presented. The story of a poor fisher boy who helps a magician and finds himself well rewarded. 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 or FREE. Available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** This item offered P+p included, available UK only. ** 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: rja. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANONYMOUS:
JUDAR AND THE Magic Treasure. [ Jack and Jill BOOK No. 15.]

Imprint: LONDON.FLEETWAY PUBLICATIONS LTD.,1962.
Edition: UK,12mo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. VG+/VG+. Girl's pencilled Christian name to front free endpaper and no price-clip (2/6) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp, matt,clean - with very light grubbing - pink background with colour pictorial artwork illustration to front panel of dw/dj with green+black lettering,black lettered spine/backstrip,rear panel plain pink apart from black lettered publisher name in the centre; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - small closed tears to top corners+ head of spine, miniscule chipping to both head+ foot of the spine too - no other major nicks, tears or splits present.Bright,crisp,clean,matt beige paper-covered boards with black line illustration to front cover with black lettering,black lettered spine/backstrip,rear panel plain beige without illustration or text, pink,clean pale pink+white illustrated endpapers+pastedowns.Top+fore-edges clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread apart from my own collation.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, 44pp [unpaginated] includes b/w line illustrated title page with story text to its reverse,23 full page,full-colour illustrations with opposing text to each,the last illustration with list of 16 titles in the series,to its reverse. Book not dis-similar to Ladybird book format and design,a well preserved item and well presented. The story of a poor fisher boy who helps a magician and finds himself well rewarded. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order'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: rja944821. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ANSNES, RAGNHILD LUND:
LIVERPOOL CAPTAINS: A Journey Of Leadership From The Pitch.

Imprint: UK.LIVERPOOL.deCoubertin Books Ltd.,2016.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. [Stated First Edition.] FINE/FINE.As new,wrapped and protected from day of issue/purchase,so NO owner inscrptn and NO price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, colour photograph [Gerrard on a floodlight football pitch] illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with glossy,capitalised,white-lettered title+sub-title and author's name; black spine/backstrip with similarly coloured+ lettered author+title as front and publisher's white-lettered+illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear panel with 14 interviewee's glossy, circular,colour photographic thumbnail portraits,11 of which are superimposed to a blackboard with chalk drawn football field,as a schematic team formation and other white lettering listing them.Top+fore-edges clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright, tight,clean,soild and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips, unread,other than my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt lettered spine/backstrip,a red+ yellow striped headband,and immaculate colour photographic illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,ix-xiiipp+1-265pp [paginated] includes Contents list/table,a Foreword by Roy Evans,16 chapters each with an [unpaginated] subject's b/w portrait separator page,author's Acknowledgements,and a Biblography with blank verso; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication with blank verso,and to the rear,a further 8pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally, the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It really is an exceptional,exemplary copy for its cleanliness and brightness. Never before have so many Anfield legends opened up so freely about their personal lives in print. In 'Liverpool Captains', R. Lund Ansnes meets many of the club's greatest figures; taking you beyond the walls of the training ground and into their homes, uncovering the human impact of leadership. The themes of identity, motivation, teamwork and loyalty are consistent but Ansnes analyses how the role of the captain has changed over the last 55 years since the appointment of Ron Yeats by Bill Shankly. Yeats, indeed, is one of her 16 interviewees and like Tommy Smith after him, Ansnes details the devastating effect of Alzheimer's Disease upon their lives. Ragnhild meets Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and other former captains such as Paul Ince whose story involves an improbable rise from abandoned child to captain of club and country. An author of two Liverpool books - 'Liverpool FC.' and 'Liverpool Hearts' both in 2010, she was also the Editor for the Norwegian translation of Bill Shankly's autobiography. Ansnes spent three years travelling across Europe getting to know the legends. The outcome is a revealing portrait of life at Anfield, showing sides of players you have never seen before. 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: rja1055923. ISBN: 9781909245426.

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ANTHONY, PIERS:
OUT OF PHAZE.

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Originally and first published US,NY,Putnam Adult,1987.] FINE-/FINE-.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip - absence of publisher's price - believed to be an export edn and therefore precedes the UK trade issue. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy,wrap-around colour pictorial non-credited artwork, illustrated dw/dj with white+orange letters to front panel,blue+black letters to lightly sunned spine/backstrip; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Two small closed tears/nicks to head of spine/backstrip's front+rear gutter's fold/crease and both head+foot of spine with minimal,bumping and reciprocal creasing,top edges also minimally creased. Top+fore-edges aged/toned - as usual/ normal; contents otherwise tight,clean, solid and sound with page-edge toning - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,unblemished,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,royal blue cloth bds (boards) with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine,and immaculate plain white endpapers (eps).UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,14-288pp [paginated] includes 16 chapters,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,contents list/ table,acknowledgements,2 double-page b/w illustrated Phaze + Proton parallel worlds' maps,credited to Storrings. Phaze and Proton are parallel worlds, impassably divided.For everyone in logical,scientific Proton there is a wild magical equivalent in Phaze.Mach used to dream of Phaze when life became dull in Proton,until he found himself drawn across and woke on a hillside in a strange world full of charms and dangers he couldn't begin to comprehend.His prospects brighten when he befriends a musical unicorn who can change into a girl or hummingbird. Meanwhile,Bane is in Proton,transformed into Mach's robot body and cared for by a charming alien in the form of a beautiful woman.But hostile forces desire their ability to switch worlds,and Proton is rife with spies.As his guide becomes a liability and love tantalisingly dangerous,an ingenious story of adventure and mysticism unfolds. 'Out of Phaze' is Piers Anthony at his imaginative best,combining his own special brand of humour with powerful storytelling and the utterly fantastic.The first of a magnificent new trilogy,it is set in the memorable worlds of the classic 'Apprentice Adept' series. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja914720. ISBN: 0450129245.

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ANTHONY, G. H:
The Tavistock, Launceston & Princetown Railways.

Imprint: UK.SURREY.OAKWOOD PRESS,1971.
Edition: UK,small 8vo wraps,1st edn.
Binding: Wraps., No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,small 8vo wraps,1st edn.VG+.No owner inscrptn.Light shelf-wear wraps edges and some light grubbing to wraps.Photographic upper wrap, listed titles to rear wrap. Uk,small 8vo wraps,1st edn,102pp includes b/w track plans,10pp b/w photographs and a list of references.No.29 in the Oakwood Library of Railway History series. 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: rjap1594. ISBN: No ISBN.

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APPLEBY, STEVEN:
Miserable Families.

Imprint: LONDON.BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC,1995.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn. FINE.No owner inscrptn - price (£11.99) printed to rear glazed bd.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated covers with colour pictorial artwork by Steven Appleby, illustrated covers,with black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - and illustrated endpapers.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.UK, slim 8vo HB without dw/dj - as issued,1st edn,11-96pp [paginated] includes 31 families and accompanying colour illustrations and corresponding text, appendices: Threats to family life,more threats and a guide to identification and care of family trees and author's spoof potted biography to rear with monochrome portrait photograph,plus [unpaginated] half-title with other works/titles to its verso,colour illustration/vignette with copyright details etc.,to its verso,colour vignetted title page,double-page extended family tree illustration and double-page colour illustrated map contents page. 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: rja732417. ISBN: 0747523509.

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APPS, MICHAEL:
THE FOUR ARK ROYALS.

Imprint: LONDON.WILLIAM KIMBER & CO. LIMITED,1976.
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 pictorial illustrated dw/dj with white lettering to front panel and spine/backstrip,rear panel plain blue; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present. Both head+foot of spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top edges minimally and faintly dust-soiled with sporadic foxing/spotting,fore-edges without foxing/ spotting but all generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no foxing/spotting and no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and clean plain white endpapers with slight off-set foxing from dw/dj inner flaps.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,12-256pp [paginated] includes an introduction,9 chapters,24pp historical and contemporary b/w photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book,b/w diagrams+maps similalrly interspersed,a bibliography,appendices(6) and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a contents list/table with acknowledgements to its verso, illustrations list/table,and a foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Fell,KCB,DSO,DSC. This edition is now out-of-print as the publisher ceased trading in the late 1980's. This edition is now out-of-print as the publisher ceased trading in the late 1980's.The company was bought by Thorsons in 1988,and therefore ceased publishing under that name. Thorsons was purchased by William Collins in 1989.William Collins became wholly owned by News Corporation in 1990,and was then incorporated into HarperCollins Publishers.The name of William Kimber has not been used for publishing since that,making all previously published titles by them,out-of-print,under that name.      The aircraft carrier has played a vital role in the war at sea during the sixty years of the Fleet Air Arm's existence.And of ll the ship's names,that of 'Ark Royal' is one of the best known.In all,there have been four Ark Royals, three of them aircraft carriers,and the last is still in commission (then 1976),though the end of her career is in sight.The first 'Ark Royal' was a 16thC galleon,the flagship of the Lord High Admiral of England,Lord Howard of Effingham,and fought in the Armada.The next 'Ark Royal' fought in a very different age; intended as a merchant ship,she was converted into a sea-plane carrier to serve at the Dardanelles and the Gallipoli landings.Renamed the 'Pegasus',she lived on to the Second World War as a fighter catapult ship.The third 'Ark Royal' was perhaps the best known and best loved of all ships in the second World War,taking part in some of its most stirring battles.She was sunk off Gibraltar having played a crucial part in the sinking of the 'Bismarck'.The fourth 'Ark Royal' was launched in 1950,and is facing the challenge of the future as new types of warships are developed. Michael Apps,formerly of the Fleet Air Arm,and author of 'Send her Victorious', traces the history and development of the four 'Ark Royals',with an emphasis on the outstanding actions they have fought in.This is a book for all interested in what is surely one of England's greatest and imperishable heritages - her naval history. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja723217. ISBN: 071830344X.

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APSLEY**, BRENDA - edited by:
DOCTOR WHO - JOURNEY THROUGH TIME.**

Imprint: USA.NY,CRESCENT BOOKS,1986.
Edition: US,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.No owner inscrptn,and no clip to dw/dj - unpriced.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy laminated,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj - design repeated to laminated boards; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present. Top+fore-edges clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine,an unread copy? US,Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,5-189pp [paginated] includes 30 stories /strips in 3 colour block strip format,and colour illustrated stories. Back in 1963 a strange character appeared for the first time on our television screens - Dr Who,a timeless,ageless traveller through time and space.His adventures have fascinated fans ever since,and this new collection of stories and strips features all six of the Doctor's metamorphoses (then 1986).When Doctor Who first appeared on British TV screens more than twenty years ago (then 1986),the series was scheduled to run for six weeks,but such was the popularity of the time-traveller's adventures that the programme is still running (now 2010).Through various regenerations into men of very different appearance and character the doctor has thrilled millions of fans all over the world,and the series is now the world's longest-running TV sci-fi series.In this new collection of adventures the Doctor is featured in his many guises,travelling through the time-space vortex in the familiar TARDIS to battle the forces of evil in its many forms. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - 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.Free P+p offer available UK only. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: standard AIR postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. between 1/2 to 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/ rate - sometimes arriving within a week or so,and sometimes before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja353410. ISBN: 0517479818.

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APSLEY**, BRENDA - Edited by:
DOCTOR WHO: JOURNEY THROUGH TIME.**

Imprint: USA.NY,CRESCENT BOOKS,1986.
Edition: US,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.No owner inscrptn,and no clip to dw/dj - unpriced - but diagonal clip to top,right-hand corner of ffe (price removal?).Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated, colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj - design repeated to laminated boards - with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine,an unread copy? US,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,5-189pp [paginated] includes 30 stories/strips in 3 colour block strip format,and colour illustrated stories.Story contributors include the above editor,Charles Pemberton and Lesley Scott. Back in 1963 a strange character appeared for the first time on our television screens - Dr Who,a timeless,ageless traveller through time and space.His adventures have fascinated fans ever since,and this new collection of stories and strips features all six of the Doctor's metamorphoses (then 1986). When Doctor Who first appeared on British TV screens more than twenty years ago (then 1986), the series was scheduled to run for six weeks, but such was the popularity of the time-traveller's adventures that the programme is still running (now 2010). Through various regenerations into men of very different appearance and character the doctor has thrilled millions of fans all over the world,and the series is now the world's longest-running TV sci-fi series. In this new collection of adventures the Doctor is featured in his many guises,travelling through the time-space votrex in the familiar TARDIS to battle the forces of evil in its many forms. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,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: rja389711. ISBN: 0517479818.

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APTER, JEFF:
THE DAVE GROHL STORY.

Imprint: LONDON.OMNIBUS PRESS/MUSIC SALES LIMITED,2006.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,b/w portrait photographic illustrated dw/dj, with white lettering to front; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present. Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp, stamped silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white eps. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-277pp [paginated] includes a prologue,Parts I-III comprising 12 chapters in total and a postscript,24pp contemporary b/w auto+ biographical photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp54/5,pp118/19 and pp182/83 respectively,a discography and a bibliography,plus [unpaginated] half-title +title pages,a dedication,a contents list/ table,and acknowledgements. Teen punk,self-taught musician,accidental grunge hero,bandleader,session man,A-list celebrity,smoker,drinker,lover,multi-millionaire - Dave Grohl has barely stopped for breath over the past 36 years. And Grohl has also achieved the rarest of feats,the rock and roll double crown, having been a key member of two hugely successful and influential bands: Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. Born and raised in suburban Virginia,in a one-parent household,Grohl didn't expect to rise above his humble beginnings.Having taught himself the drums in his bedroom by beating the stuffing out of his pillows with stolen matching sticks,Grohl learned his trade in the thriving Washington,D.C. hardcore scene,where he lied his way into the drummer's spot in anarchic late '80s outfit Scream.Over the next few years,his world consisted of living rough in squats, on friend's couches and inside cramped tour vans,as Scream forged their pioneer's path on the underground hardcore circuit. But a chance spotting by Chris Novoselic and Kurt Cobain resultred in Grohl,with his worldly possessions packed away in two cardboard boxes,relocating to Seattle and playing his key part in the short but era- defining career of grunge icons Nirvana. But that was just stage one of the musical life of Dave Grohl,as author Jeff Apter reveals.Throughout his time beating the hell out of his drums alongside Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic,Grohl had been writing and recording his own melodic spins on rock and roll.Although Grohl actually considered walking away from music after Kurt Cobain committed suicide, his solo project,the Foo Fighters,quickly took on a life of its own. The first comprehensive,illustrated biography of Dave Grohl from Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. Here is the unlikely story of one man's wild ride from his upbringing in a Virginian suburban outpost to the top of the rock and roll ladder. Throughout his now legendary career with punk banner-wavers Scream,grunge heroes Nirvana and alt-rock leaders the Foo Fighters,Dave Grohl has thrilled millions of fans with his powerhouse drumming,his anthemic riffing and his melodic brilliance - and the smile has never left his face. His is a story of hard times,good fortune and some very tough decisions.Three decades into his life of rock,having endured more than his fair share of tragedy and triumph,Dave Grohl remains one of rock's most respected figures. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja759117. ISBN: 1846094801.

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ARBERY, LEN:
Catching Big TENCH.

Imprint: UK.NEWTON ABBOT,DEVON.DAVID & CHARLES,1989.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,but price-clipped dw/dj. Colour photographic dw/dj with light creasing to edges and one small closed tear to head of spine/backstrip on rear panel.Green paper-covered boards with gilt letters to spine/backstrip and plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,159pp includes b/w frntis+photographs,b/w line illus+ diagrams,address list,a bibliography and an index. Some angling writers in the past have considered tench to be capricious,but in this book methods and techniques are described which dispel any such notion. With the right approach tench,and big ones too,can be caught regularly by anyone who is prepared to put in the necessary time and effort.Suitable big tench waters are described,and where in these waters the tench are likely to be found.Baits are discussed,and recipes given for successful 'boilies' and other 'specials'. The author also explains the important matter of bite detection best suited to various conditions,and there are exciting stories of large catches of big tench and, more importantly,why these successes were achieved.The author is a well known and respected angling writer and photographer, whose approach to angling has been influenced by five men: through Dick Walker's and Fred J.Taylor's writings, and by the friendship and guidance of Bob Buteux,Kevin Clifford and Bill Quinlan both on and off the bank. These influences have helped him achieve an enviable list of big fish,including one 9lb tench and eight over 8lb.The book is illustrated with photographs and explanatory drawings and diagrams. Anyone interested in big fish in general, or big tench in particular,cannot help but find helpful advice within these pages. Publisher ceased trading mid 1980's,so this edn is now out of print. 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: rja947. ISBN: 0715392212.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
CAT O'NINE TALES.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2006.
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.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,colour illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip and rear top edges minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean also.Bright,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a red+yellow striped headband and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,ixpp +3-254pp [paginated] includes foreword,12 short stories,13 full-page and profuse part-page b/w line illustrations by Ronald Searle throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication,contents list/table and 6pp blanks to rear. Author's 5th collection of short stories. Ingeniously plotted,with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions,and with the added bonus of illustrations by the internationally acclaimed artist,Ronald Searle. While incarcerated for two years in five different prisons,Jeffrey Archer picked up several ideas for short stories.They range from a tale of 'The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office' to the story of a company chairman who tried to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg - both with unexpected consequences.In another, 'Maestro' an Italian restaurateur ends up in jail,unable to explain to the tax man how he can afford a yacht,a Ferrari and a home in Florence,while only declaring a profit of £100,000 a year. 'The Red King' is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune.In another tale of deception, 'The Commissioner',a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue after he uses the police chief as bait in his latest scam.'The Alibi' reveals how a convict manages to remove an old enemy while he's locked up in jail,and then set up two prison officers as his alibi.In total contrast is the accountant,who,in 'Charity Begins at Home',realizes he has achieved nothing in his life and sets out to make a fortune before he retires. And then there is Archer's favourite,which he came across after leaving prison,'In the Eye of the Beholder',where a handsome premier division footballer falls in love with a twenty-stone woman . . . who just happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy. 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: rja32198. ISBN: 140503257X.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
CAT O'NINE TALES.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2006.
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.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,colour illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip and rear top edges minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean,but with light ageing/toning - as usual/normal - contents bright,tight and clean also.Bright,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a red+yellow striped headband and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,ixpp+3-254pp [paginated] includes foreword,12 short stories,13 full-page and profuse part-page b/w line illustrations by Ronald Searle,throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,a dedication,contents list/table and 6pp blanks to rear. Author's 5th collection of short stories. Ingeniously plotted,with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions,and with the added bonus of illustrations by the internationally acclaimed artist,Ronald Searle. While incarcerated for two years in five different prisons,Jeffrey Archer picked up several ideas for short stories.They range from a tale of 'The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office' to the story of a company chairman who tried to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg - both with unexpected consequences. In another,'Maestro' an Italian restaurateur ends up in jail,unable to explain to the tax man how he can afford a yacht,a Ferrari and a home in Florence,while only declaring a profit of £100,000 a year. 'The Red King' is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune.In another tale of deception, 'The Commissioner',a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue after he uses the police chief as bait in his latest scam. 'The Alibi' reveals how a convict manages to remove an old enemy while he's locked up in jail,and then set up two prison officers as his alibi. In total contrast is the accountant,who,in 'Charity Begins at Home',realizes he has achieved nothing in his life and sets out to make a fortune before he retires. And then there is Archer's favourite,which he came across after leaving prison,'In the Eye of the Beholder',where a handsome premier division footballer falls in love with a twenty-stone woman . . who just happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy. 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: rja542615. ISBN: 140503257X.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
CAT O'NINE TALES.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2006.
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.VG+/VG.Single ink name (June) to top corner of ffe,and no price-clip (£16.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,colour illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Some scoring/indents to rear panel of dw/dj which also slightly affects the boards beneath in the concomitant spots.Head +foot of spine/backstrip of dw/dj minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/ toned but generally,bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean also.Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a red+yellow striped headband and immaculate plain red endpapers - name excepted.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,ixpp+3- 254pp[paginated] includes foreword,12 short stories,13 full-page and profuse part-page b/w line illustrations by Ronald Searle throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,contents list/ table and 6pp blanks to rear. Author's 5th collection of short stories. Ingeniously plotted,with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions,and with the added bonus of illustrations by the internationally acclaimed artist,Ronald Searle. While incarcerated for two years in five different prisons,Jeffrey Archer picked up several ideas for short stories.They range from a tale of 'The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office' to the story of a company chairman who tried to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg - both with unexpected consequences. In another,'Maestro' an Italian restauranteur ends up in jail,unable to explain to the tax man how he can afford a yacht,a Ferrari and a home in Florence,while only declaring a profit of £100,000 a year. 'The Red King' is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune.In another tale of deception, 'The Commissioner',a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue after he uses the police chief as bait in his latest scam. 'The Alibi' reveals how a convict manages to remove an old enemy while he's locked up in jail,and then set up two prison officers as his alibi. In total contrast is the accountant,who, in 'Charity Begins at Home',realizes he has achieved nothing in his life and sets out to make a fortune before he retires. And then there is Archer's favourite,which he came across after leaving prison,'In the Eye of the Beholder',where a handsome premier division footballer falls in love with a twenty-stone woman . . who just happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy. 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: rja580915. ISBN: 140503257X.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
CAT O'NINE TALES.**

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2006.
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.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip (£16.99) to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,colour illustrated dw/dj with gilt and white lettering; with negligible shelf- wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Head of spine/ backstrip and rear top edges minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and clean also - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears an unread copy - apart from my own collation.Bright,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,a red+gold striped headband and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,ixpp+3-254pp [paginated] includes foreword,12 short stories,13 full-page and profuse part-page b/w line illustrations by Ronald Searle throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication,contents list/table and 6pp blanks to rear. Author's 5th collection of short stories. Ingeniously plotted,with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions,and with the added bonus of illustrations by the internationally acclaimed artist,Ronald Searle. While incarcerated for two years in five different prisons,Jeffrey Archer picked up several ideas for short stories.They range from a tale of 'The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office' to the story of a company chairman who tried to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg - both with unexpected consequences.In another,'Maestro' an Italian restauranteur ends up in jail,unable to explain to the tax man how he can afford a yacht,a Ferrari and a home in Florence,while only declaring a profit of £100,000 a year. 'The Red King' is a tale about a con man who discovers that an English Lord requires one more chess piece to complete a set that would be worth a fortune.In another tale of deception, 'The Commissioner',a Bombay con artist ends up in the morgue after he uses the police chief as bait in his latest scam. 'The Alibi' reveals how a convict manages to remove an old enemy while he's locked up in jail,and then set up two prison officers as his alibi. In total contrast is the accountant,who,in 'Charity Begins at Home',realizes he has achieved nothing in his life and sets out to make a fortune before he retires. And then there is Archer's favourite,which he came across after leaving prison,'In the Eye of the Beholder',where a handsome premier division footballer falls in love with a twenty-stone woman . . who just happens to be the ninth richest woman in Italy. 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: rja620516. ISBN: 140503257X.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
A MATTER OF HONOUR. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,1986.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: 'To Pat from Jeff Archer'

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn. FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Signed: 'To Pat from Jeff Archer' to title page.Minimal shelf- wear; negligible creasing to dw/dj edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore -edges slightly aged as usual/normal; contents bright,tight and clean.Author's 3rd book. Please contact seller,because of the weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** 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: rja1261. ISBN: 0340393653.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
TELL TALE. [Author SIGNED**,Limited edn.]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2017.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED Limited edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED - without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED Limited edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Though a Limited edn,limitation number is not specified.] NMINT/NMINT - virtually as new.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, matt,montage'd colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with bright,embossed,fluorescent red gilt lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a white+silver striped headband and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2-233pp+ 1-38pp (pre-publication taster: a foreword and first 4 chapters of forthcoming 'Heads You Win.' novel) [paginated] includes 14 short stories and 4 chapters from forthcoming novel; plus [unpaginated] half-title and between that and the title page author's own handwritten,black ink signature - without dedication - to the (unspecified number) Limitation page,a dedication with Thanks to its verso,author's foreword,contents list/table,individual story title separator pages and at the rear,2pp blanks. Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories ('Clifton Chronicles') was published, Archer returns with his eagerly awaited,brand-new collection 'Tell Tale.',giving us a fascinating,exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met,the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.These tales are marked with an asterisk,while the remainder are the result of his imagination. Please contact seller,because of the weight/ value of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja848419. ISBN: 9781447252290.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
Tell Tale.** [Author SIGNED**,Limited edn.]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN/PAN MACMILLAN,2017.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,Limited,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED - without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,Limited,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.Though a Limited edn,that limitation number isn't specified.] NMINT/NMINT - virtually as new.Wrapped+protected from day of issue/purchase,so NO owner inscrptn,but author's distinctive,bold,handwritten black ink signature - without dedication - to a (non-specified) Limitation page between the half-title and title page,and NO price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, montage'd colour pictorial/photographic illustrated dw/dj with bright,embossed,fluorescent red gilt lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a white+silver striped headband and immaculate plain white sets of endpapers. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2-233pp+1-38pp (pre-publication taster: a foreword and first 4 chapters of forthcoming 'Heads You Win.' novel) [paginated] includes 14 short stories and 4 chapters from forthcoming novel; plus [unpaginated] half-title and between that and the title page author's instantly recognisable own handwritten, black ink signature - without dedication - to the (unspecified number) Limitation page,a dedication with 'Thanks to' acknowledgements to its verso,author's foreword,contents list/table,individual story title separator pages and at the rear,2pp blanks. Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published,Archer returns with his eagerly awaited,brand-new collection 'Tell Tale.',giving us a fascinating,exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met,the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.These tales are marked with an asterisk, while the remainder are the result of his imagination. His previous short story collections include 'CAT O'NINE TALES','To Cut A Long Story Short', 'Twelve Red Herrings' and 'A Twist in the Tail' [Search my MODERN FIRSTS and MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogues,for examples of those first 3 titles listed above]. Please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja1003522. ISBN: 9781447252290.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
Tell Tale. [Author SIGNED copy. One of a Limited SIGNED edn.]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN/an imprint of Pan Macmillan,2017.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,Limited 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED 0 withou tdedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn but author's handwritten,black ink signature - without dedication to a special inserted Limitation [unspecified] page and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,wrap-around,matt,montaged colour photographic illustrated dw/dj panels,with authors' names in capitalised,embossed metallic red letters, similarly coloured and lettered THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER credit and embossed metallic red lettered title,an adhesive 'Signed copy' roundel - all to front of dw/dj; spine/backstrip with similarly coloured+lettered author name+title as the front's and publisher’s capitalised,red metallic lettered name and illustrated colophon respectively,to foot of same,rear panel of dw/dj with repeated front's photograph minus the couple's figures and critics' black+red lettered reviews.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners – top two corners mininsculely bumped - but no nicks,tears or splits present.Top edges with some minimal toning,fore-edges brighter and cleaner,also without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages’ corner tips – appears unread,apart from my own collation. Publisher’s bright,crisp,clean/unblemished, generally sharp-cornered,original plain burgundy cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt lettering,a pale blue+white striped headband,and immaculate plain white endpapers. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,collection of short stories and to the rear,4 chapters of the (November,20187) forthcoming new title 'Heads You Win' stand alone novel with author's Foreword; plus [unpaginated] half-title,author Signed Limitation page,title page,a dedication with thanks to its reverse,author Foreword (2017),a Contents list/table,story's individual separator pagesand to the rear,2pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable and even internally,is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that,it really is still an exemplary example for its cleanliness and lack of detracting faults.    A brand-new collection 'Tell Tale', gives a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met,the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out 'Who Killed the Mayor?' And the pretentious schoolboy in 'A Road to Damascus', whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way.Revel in the stories of the 1930s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in 'A Gentleman and A Scholar' while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in 'A Wasted Hour.'        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: rja1130224. ISBN: 9781447252290.

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ARCHER, JEAN.C:
THE ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA.

Imprint: LONDON.GRANT RICHARDS,1902.
Edition: UK,Royal 32mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,1st.
Binding: Hardback,original cloth bds., No dw/dj - as issued
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Royal 32mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued(?),1st edn.VG+.Presentation gift inscrptn to front pastedown,neatly inked over and out; with neat ink date (22nd April,1904] towards foot of same.Publisher's original pale green cloth covers,dark green vertical bands+green lettering on front & spine/backstrip with minimal shelf-wear and bumping with reciprocal creasing.Cloth bds minimally grubbed/marked - exceptionally clean for its age! Printed list of Dumpy books to recto of page opposite/facing the title page.UK,Royal 32mo [approx 5" tall x 3" wide.],95pp with complete 24 full-page,full-colour illustrations by Jean C. Archer (all called for) present.Text is rhyming verse. Rear hinge lightly cracked with pp90 present and in situ,but separated+loose from signature.An exceptionally scarce, FRAGILE and highly sought after book of the 'Dumpy Books for Children' series - of which this is No.VIII. Please contact seller,because of the light weight and the value of this item, for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja24087. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
The Sins of the Father. THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES - VOLUME TWO. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN/PAN MACMILLAN,2012.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED - without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn but author's trademark,recognisable handwritten,black felt-tip pen ink signature - without dedication - to title page,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, colour photograph illustrated dw/dj panels +spine/backstrip with bright,crisp,embossed gilt letters to front+spine,rear panel with white lettered critics' reviews; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present,though book has a slight lean.Top+fore-edges bright and clean without foxing/spotting or other blemish; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners – near pristine,appears unread, apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original, plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and clean plain gold/gilt coloured sets of endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED, 1st edn,3-383pp [paginated] includes individual familial characters (Cliftons + Barringtons) episodic time span (1939-45) chapters - 46 in total; plus [unpaginated] half-title,author SIGNED,non-dedicated title page,a dedication (imaginary/real?), author's thanks,Barringtons + Cliftons genealogical family tree charts,an epigram,and individual character episode separator pages and 4pp blanks to the rear. Author'S 2nd title in the 7-volume familial saga (2011-2016). Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the slight book lean described that prevents a slightly higher grading. A sweeping multi-generational saga of fate, fortune,and redemption,the 'Clifton Chronicles' continue in the latest epic masterwork from international bestselling author. It is only days before Britain declares war on Germany.Harry Clifton,hoping to escape the consequences of a family scandal,and realizing he can never marry Emma Barrington,has joined the Merchant Navy.When a German U-boat sinks his ship,Harry and a handful of sailors are rescued by the SS Kansas Star,among them an American named Tom Bradshaw.That night,when Bradshaw dies,Harry seizes a chance to bury his past - by assuming the man's identity. When Harry lands in America,he is arrested for the murder of Tom Bradshaw's brother. Alone,accused,and unable to prove his true identity,Harry is now chained to a past that could be worse than what (that) he left behind - but destined for a future that would be greater than he ever dreamed. . . 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: rja1003822. ISBN: 9780230748231.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
The Sins of the Father. THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES - VOLUME TWO. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN/PAN MACMILLAN,2012.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Author SIGNED - without dedication

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE. Wrapped+protected from day of issue/purchase,so NO owner inscrptn and NO price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, matt,monochrome colour repeated photographic illustrated dw/dj panels+ spine,with embossed gilt letters to front, similar lettering to illustrated spine/ backstrip,rear panel also illustrated and with white lettered critics' reviews; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean without any blemish; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners – pristine,unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original,plain navy blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip and immaculate /clean plain sets of gold endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vpp+3-383pp [paginated] includes assorted named individual characters allotted variable numbers of chapters each,over the whole 40 chapters of book/novel; plus [unpaginated] half-tiitle, author SIGNED title page,a dedication with blank verso,'Thanks to' acknowledgements, separate Barrington & Clifton genealogical family tree charts,an epigram and individual characters' named separator pages,and 4pp blanks at rear of book. Author's 2nd title of THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation. The master storyteller continues the Clifton saga with this,the second novel.On arrival in America,Harry Clifton is arrested for first degree murder,for killing Bill Bradshaw.He is tried,found guilty,and sentenced to death by the electric chair.Meanwhile Emma goes to London to give birth to Sebastian,Harry's child.On visiting Maisie to introduce her to her grandson,she becomes convinced that Harry is still alive.With the help of Sir Walter,she goes to America in search of Harry,where she must then fight to save his life. Meanwhile,when Sir Walter dies,Hugo takes over the Barrington shipping line,but manages to run the company into the ground, and when war is declared,Giles Barrington leaves Oxford to join the Gloucestershire Regiment,gaining respect and eventually glory in the military.And as the war progresses,Sebastian is brought up by his grandmother,Elizabeth Barrington. As a young man,he falls in love with the sister of a school friend,whose father is an Argentinean businessman who has made a fortune in arms dealing to both sides during the war. 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: rja1003622. ISBN: 9780230748231.

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ARCHER,FRED:
THE VILLAGE OF MY CHILDHOOD.

Imprint: UK.GLOUCESTER.ALAN SUTTON PUBLISHING,1989.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with black and brown lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present. Minimal bumping with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of dw/dj's spine/ backstrip.Internally to dw/dj,both head+ foot of same slightly affected by waterstaining and light bleeding from the black cloth boards (bds).Some minor scoring+indents to both panels of dw/dj - but without adversely affecting the bds beneath.Top edges bright but very lightly foxed/spotted,fore-edges bright and cleaner; contents bright,tight,clean - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp, generally clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and generally bright, clean plain white eps.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,v-viipp+1-174pp [paginated] includes contents list/table with b/w map of village of Ashton-under-Hill to recto of last page of contents table,11 chapters,profuse contemporary scenic and biographical photographs (many from the author's personal collection),8 full-page colour paintings all interspersed throughout the text and the book.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and 2pp blanks at rear. Fred Archer's anecdotes,illustrated with over 50 of his own photographs and 8 pages of colour illustrations,bring to life this lost village of his childhood. The village has its cornerstones: the old doctor who goes on his rounds with his gun; the chapel elder with a gift for water-divining; the biblical old shepherd; the cowman who knows so much of life and is so content with it. There are also eccentrics: the artist who fires his muzzle-loader up into the apple tree every 5 November; Jasper Hill,the coalman,whose thrifty wife feeds him on pastry lard,and who shouts at the referee as he watches the village football team from the plum tree at the bottom of his garden; Ponto,who sleeps rough and is the butt of village practical jokers. Then,there are annual events,relished by all: sprout picking championships,village fetes,ploughing against a 'skinny wind from Russia',racing down the village street on home-made stilts or down the slope of Holcomb nap on the slippery summer grass on sledges made out of old cider barrels. Here,picturesque black and white thatched cottages are grim hovels for the thirty-shillings-a-week farm labourers; and old men remember ploughing with oxen and mowing with scythes while the Fordson tractor ousts the last generation of the great shire horses. In 'The Village of My Childhood' Fred Archer's descriptions,together with his contemporary photographs and the colour illustrations,create a highly nostalgic and evocative book,revealing the bygone life of a village,which will be of interest to all who love English rural life. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja588215. ISBN: 0862995574.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
THIS WAS A MAN. [THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES - VOLUME SEVEN.]

Imprint: LONDON.MACMILLAN,2016.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2.] NFINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,matt,multi-image compiled colour illustrated dw/dj with embossed gilt lettering to front+spine,rear panel with critics' reviews; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing - no nicks,tears or splits.Minimal portions of gilt letter on front rubbed.Top+fore-edges minimally toned; contents bight,tight,clean,one accidental,lower corner tip crease to pp271/2 - no other pages' corner creased.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a gold headband and gold/bronze coloured endpapers.A small horizontal production(?) wrinkle+indent just below front,top edge,towards head of spine's gutters - top edge just above the fault untouched and unaffected,so not a dropped dent, similar crease to concomitant area on dw/dj.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-419pp [paginated] includes a prologue+52 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,author's thanks,separate genealogical Barringtons + Cliftons family trees,and to the rear a single page publisher's b/w advert. 'This Was a Man' opens with a shot being fired,but who pulled the trigger,and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall,Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary.Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus,while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary,and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank,but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons.Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter,Jessica,is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art,but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile,Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies,and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. In a devastating twist,tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil. 'This Was a Man' is the captivating final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles,a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world. 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: rja948821. ISBN: 9781447252245.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT.

Imprint: LONDON.HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS,2000.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip (£16.99) to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour+b/w pictorial illustrated dw/dj,with gilt+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Some minimal,light scoring and indents to rear panel+spine/backstrip of dw/dj - boards beneath generally,are minimally affected. Top+fore-edges aged/toned - as usual/normal; contents bright,tight,solid and sound.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered publisher's original, plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain yellow endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, 9-272pp [paginated] includes preface,15 short stories - each with a twist in the tail; 9 of the stories based on true incidents; plus [unapginated],half-title+ title pages,a dedication,contents list/table,individual story title separator pages - each with a b/w vignette illustration. Author's fourth story collection and shows him at the top of his form.A satisfying read,and it is fascinating to discover how many of the stories are based on true incidents that the author has witnessed or about which he has been told. 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: rja481414. ISBN: 0002261499.

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ARCHER**, JEFFREY:
TWELVE RED HERRINGS.

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[True UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn originally published 5 years earlier,by the same publisher,1994.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£16.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,black background with colour pictorial artwork,by Duncan Gutteridge,illustrated dw/dj,with gilt and white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges very lightly toned but still bright and clean,fore-edges less toned,so brighter and cleaner; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - pristine - no intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,would appear unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,3-323pp [paginated] includes 12 short stories; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,individual title separator page each with a b/w vignette illustration,b/w vignette illustrated 1st page of 2pp blanks and a further 2pp unillustrated blanks at the rear. Jeffrey Archer has been acclaimed as 'probably the greatest storyteller of our age' (Mail on Sunday) and 'a stroyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas' (Washington Post).Of his stories the Sunday Express wrote: 'Jeffrey Archer brings to the short story all the sophisticated skills that have been the foundation of his success as a novelist.' This new collection surpasses either of its predecessors,and will enhance Jeffrey Archer's reputation further. In each of the stories,men and women are put under pressure - how do they react when they have an opportunity to seize,a crucial problem to solve,a danger to avoid? Archer plunges his readers twelve times into impeccably paced plots that will arrest them in the first paragraph and then keep them turning the pages as only he knows how.And for the first time in a Jeffrey Archer collection,we are offered in the final story a choice of endings - a device intriguing in itself and indicating the variety of directions in which a great storyteller can lead you down the wrong path. 'Twelve Red Herrings' is full of characteristically Archerian twists.But additionally,there is buried in each story a diversion of a kind - let us call it simply a red herring - which he challenges his readers to uncover.Will you be the first to spot all twelve? 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: rja653316. ISBN: 0261672770.

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ARDIZZONE**, EDWARD:
THE ADVENTURES OF TIM.

Imprint: LONDON.CHANCELLOR PRESS,1985.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.NFINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,but price-clipped dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated, colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj by Edward Ardizzone; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.Miniscule rubbing with reciprocal loss to both top corners - no other nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped,again with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges lightly aged but clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,apart from my own collation.Dw/dj design repeated to glossy laminated boards with clean,plain white endpapers.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,16-300pp [paginated] includes half-title page,Ardizzone colour illustrated vignetted title page,contents list/table, introduction to 'Tim',profuse b/w+colour illustrations - all by Ardizzone - throughout the book and the text. As an omnibus,the book contains the following 6 stories/adventures: 'Tim and Ginger': Tim and Ginger love to sit with the old boatman,who tells them tales about the sea,ships and dangerous tides.Ginger, however pays no attention to the old man's warnings,and,one day he is trapped by the tide.Tim has to come to the rescue. . . , 'Tim and Charlotte': Charlotte is washed ashore near Tim's house one day and Tim, resourceful as ever,comes to her rescue. Charlotte eventually becomes one of the family.However,trouble begins when Charlotte's true identity is discovered. 'Tim's Friend Towser': Tim and Ginger are cabin boy's on the S.S. Royal Fusilier.One day they find a strange stowaway - a tiny puppy.Tim and Ginger love their new friend,but they have one enormous problem - Captain Piper hates dogs! 'Tim to the Lighthouse': One dark stormy night little Tim wakes up to find that there is no light shining from the lighthouse near his home.Ships passing in the night might be wrecked on the treacherous rocks.Brave Tim sets out with his old friend Captain McFee to solve the mystery of the lighthouse. 'Tim in Danger': When Ginger tires of being a landlubber and runs away to sea, Tim and Charlotte set out in search of their friend,and finally,'Tim All Alone': One day Tim arrives back at his home by the sea.He has been on a long holiday. Imagine his surprise when he finds his house locked and shuttered and no sign of his parents! Tim sets out to solve this mystery and has some hair raising adventures along the way.Here for the first time are six of the famous 'TIM' stories together in one volume.These delightful tales of one little boy's adventures have given many children pleasure over the years and ensured Edward Ardizzone's position as one of the great children's illustrators. Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone,1900- 1979,worked as Edward Ardizzone.Born in Haiphong,China,the son of an employee of the Eastern Telegrah Company,the eldest of five children.He lived in the Far East until he was five and then moved with his family to England.Ardizzone lived in Ipswich until he was 14,'and it was here', he wrote,'that I learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that I have drawn so often in the TIM books.' He attended evening classes in life drawing given by Bernard Meninsky at Westminster School of Art,while employed as a statistical clerk in London (1916-26).He worked freelance as an illustrator from 1926,achieving widespread recognition with his first children's book 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain(1936),the first of the famous TIM books. Served in the Royal Artillery(1939-40); Official War Artist(1940-45), noted for his war diaries.Taught illustration at Camberwell School of Art(1948-52).Worked for UNESCO in India(1952-53).Part-time tutor at the Royal College of Art School of Etching(1953-61).Ardizzone worked in watercolour, pen and ink, pencil and lithograph as a painter,printmaker, greetings card designer and illustrator of over 170 books, many of them his own. He was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal (1956) for 'Tim All Alone' and the Carnegie Medal(1955) and Hans Christian Andersen Medal(1956) with 'The Little Bookroom'.He particularly enjoyed illustrating poetry.He worked mainly from memory,early developing a freely drawn and unmistakable style that changed very little during the course of his long career.He acknowledged the influence of Bernard Meninsky on his work,and also the 19thC draughtsmen Daumier,Dore and Caldecott.His brother-in-law Gabriel White considered 'perhaps no artist since Randolph Caldecott has captured so easily the qualities essential in successful illustration for a child.Ardizzone's are bold and clear and tell the tale in the simplest lines and colours.Ardizzone was awarded the CBE (UK honour) in 1971.In 1973, a retrospective of his work was held at the V & A Museum in London. Please contact seller,because of the weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** 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 FREE worldwide. 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: rja26487. ISBN: 0907486932.

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ARDIZZONE**, EDWARD:
TIM ALL ALONE.

Imprint: LONDON.SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN'S BOOKS,SCHOLASTIC PRESS,2000.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB, dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim Qrto HB,minus dw/dj,1st edn thus. [Originally and first published,(UK),OUP, 1957,this example is Scholastic Press's first time publication.Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and minus dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, matt,paper-covered boards with colour pictorial artwork,by Edward Ardizzone,illustrated front with red lettering to front and black lettering to spine; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no bumping,no nicks or tears present and immaculate plain white endpapers.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.UK,slim Qrto HB minus dw/dj,1st edn thus,48pp [unpaginated] includes colour vignette illustrated title page and other profuse b/w+colour illustrations throughout,all by Edward Ardizzone. These delightful tales of one little boy's adventures have given many children pleasure over the years and ensured Edward Ardizzone's position as one of the great children's illustrators.A highly collected and prolific children's book author/ illustrator,and a welcome reissue in Ardizzone's inimitable bold style and will be an important and welcome addition to the Ardizzone canon. Want more Edward ARDIZZONE titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED and MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogues. Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone,1900- 1979,worked as Edward Ardizzone.Born in Haiphong,China,the son of an employee of the Eastern Telegraph Company,the eldest of five children.He lived in the Far East until he was five and then moved with his family to England. Ardizzone lived in Ipswich until he was 14,'and it was here',he wrote,'that I learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that I have drawn so often in the TIM books.' He attended evening classes in life drawing given by Bernard Meninsky at Westminster School of Art,while employed as a statistical clerk in London (1916-26).He worked freelance as an illustrator from 1926,achieving widespread recognition with his first children's book 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936),the first of the famous TIM books.Served in the Royal Artillery (1939- 40); Official War Artist (1940-45),noted for his war diaries.Taught illustration at Camberwell School of Art (1948-52).Worked for UNESCO in India (1952-53).Part-time tutor at the Royal College of Art School of Etching (1953-61). Ardizzone worked in watercolour,pen and ink, pencil and lithograph as a painter,printmaker, greetings card designer and illustrator of over 170 books,many of them his own.He was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal (1956) for 'Tim All Alone' and the Carnegie Medal (1955) and Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1956) with 'The Little Bookroom'.He particularly enjoyed illustrating poetry.He worked mainly from memory,early developing a freely drawn and unmistakable style that changed very little during the course of his long career.He acknowledged the influence of Bernard Meninsky on his work,and also the 19thC draughtsmen Daumier,Dore and Caldecott.His brother-in-law Gabriel White considered 'perhaps no artist since Randolph Caldecott has captured so easily the qualities essential in successful illustration for a child.Ardizzone's are bold and clear and tell the tale in the simplest lines and colours.Ardizzone was awarded the CBE (UK honour) in 1971.In 1973,a retrospective of his work was held at the V & A Museum in London. 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. ** 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: rja839219. ISBN: 0439010438.

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ARDIZZONE**, EDWARD:
TIM AND LUCY GO TO SEA.

Imprint: LONDON.SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN'S BOOKS,1999.
Edition: UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK.slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus. [Originally and first published OUP,1958. This item by Scholastic Ltd.,1999.Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1,so 1st edn thus.] FINE-/FINE-.Bright,crisp, exceptionally clean,matt,colour pictorial artwork by Edward Ardizzone,illustrated front panel of dw/dj with red lettering - design repeated from boards - pink coloured spine/backstrip with black lettering,a plain,unillustrated apple green rear panel; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Small bump with reciprocal creases at head of spine/backstrip with reciprocal creasing to dw/dj in concomitant area - basically the ONLY fault - hence grade of FINE-. Wany more ARDIZZONE titles? For similar or other titles by him,please search my CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED and MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogues. Book written and illustrated by Ardizzone, which joins together his adventuresome characters from Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, and Lucy Brown and Mr. Grimes. Ardizzone's first three children's books were so well-received along with his other work as graphic artist and painter, he was opted to be one of the first Official War Artists alongside Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Barnett Freedman. He traveled to France in March,1940 with the British Expeditionary Force together with Bawden and Freedman, and was the only one of the group to later publish his experiences with the retreat that ended at Dunkirk. Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone,1900- 1979,worked as Edward Ardizzone.Born in Haiphong,China,the son of an employee of the Eastern Telegrah Company,the eldest of five children.He lived in the Far East until he was five and then moved with his family to England. Ardizzone lived in Ipswich until he was 14,'and it was here', he wrote,'that I learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that I have drawn so often in the TIM books.' He attended evening classes in life drawing given by Bernard Meninsky at Westminster School of Art, while employed as a statistical clerk in London (1916-26).He worked freelance as an illustrator from 1926,achieving widespread recognition with his first children's book 'Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936),the first of the famous TIM books. Served in the Royal Artillery(1939-40); Official War Artist(1940-45), noted for his war diaries.Taught illustration at Camberwell School of Art(1948-52).Worked for UNESCO in India(1952-53).Part-time tutor at the Royal College of Art School of Etching(1953-61).Ardizzone worked in watercolour,pen and ink,pencil and lithograph as a painter,printmaker, greetings card designer and illustrator of over 170 books,many of them his own. He was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal (1956) for 'Tim All Alone' and the Carnegie Medal(1955) and Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1956) with 'The Little Bookroom'.He particularly enjoyed illustrating poetry.He worked mainly from memory,early developing a freely drawn and unmistakable style that changed very little during the course of his long career.He acknowledged the influence of Bernard Meninsky on his work,and also the 19thC draughtsmen Daumier,Dore and Caldecott.His brother-in-law Gabriel White considered 'perhaps no artist since Randolph Caldecott has captured so easily the qualities essential in successful illustration for a child.Ardizzone's are bold and clear and tell the tale in the simplest lines and colours.Ardizzone was awarded the CBE (UK honour) in 1971.In 1973, a retrospective of his work was held at the V & A Museum in London. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included or FREE. That offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** This item offered P+p included. Available UK only. ** ** 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: rja950021. ISBN: 0439010454.

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ARIAS, RON:
FIVE AGAINST THE SEA: A true story of courage and survival.

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING,1990.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Blue paper-covered boards with white letters to spine/backstrip and b/w map eps.8vo,226pp includes 20 b/w photographs in 8pp. Adrift in the immensity of the Pacific Ocean,five fishermen from Costa Rica struggled against thirst,hunger and despair for an incredible 142 days,the longest such endurance on record.When finally rescued,the men had drifted 4,500 miles from their home shores,crossing four time-zones,and had survived on a diet of rainwater,fish and turtles.Here,journalist Ron Arias relates their courageous, tenacious battle with the implacable forces of nature.The men's ordeal began on 25 January 1988 when a sudden storm overtook the small fishing boat Cairo III. After spending many exhausting hours simply keeping the boat afloat,they then found themselves lost on the open ocean with no engine or radio,and with dwindling supplies of food and water. What followed was a nightmarish (and, in retrospect,intriguing) battle to stay alive in appalling circumstances,where their own frayed tempers threatened to undermine the co-operation that was vital. Arias has extensively interviewed all the participants in this miraculous story,not just the fishermen themselves but also their families in Costa Rica,who spent many heartbreaking days persuading the authorities to take up and then continue what at times seemed like a hopeless search.The result is an inspiring human story of perseverance,hope and inner strength. Please contact seller for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja1305. ISBN: 0670830925.

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ARMITAGE*, SIMON:
KID [A special Poetry Firsts edition.**]

Imprint: LONDON.FABER & FABER,2010.
Edition: UK,slim,small 8vo,no dw/dj as issued,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim,small 8vo,no dw/dj as issued,1st edn thus. [Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.] FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, matt,wrap-around 3-colour (b/w+dull lemon yellow) pictorial artwork by Peter Clayton, illustrated paper-covered boards,with capitalised,black-lettered title+author's name to white background to front board; spine backstrip with similarly coloured+lettered title+author as front's and publisher's black-lettered colophon to foot of same,rear panel with poetry verse extract from KID,and a black-lettered synopsis.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present and immaculate burnt orange +white illustrated endpapers.Top edges with minimal,faint hint of dust-soiling,fore-edges bright,crisp and clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread apart from my own collation.UK,slim,small 8vo HB,no dw/dj as issued,1st edn,v-viipp+1-88pp [paginated] includes a Contents list/table,Acknowledgements, 48 poems; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages.                                       Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 10+ year-old age.It really is an exceptional, exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of detracting faults. This volume is the second of 4 collections to be published by Faber and Faber (then 2010), which then expanded to a collection with other poets,preceded by Sylvia Plath (the first volume and see the previous alpha-numerical book ID rja1103023 for a UK,slim,small 8vo HB, 1st edn,5th imp; 'ARIEL',from this series) and including Wendy Cope, Philip Larkin, Don Paterson, and Alice Oswald.                      Simon Armitage's 'KID' won the inaugural Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1992,and marked the arrival at Faber and Faber of one of the most distinctive new voices to have emerged in decades.                          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: rja1103123   . ISBN: 9780571259304.

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ARMITAGE, RONDA & DAVID:
The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue. [SIGNED by a Co-Author.]

Imprint: LONDON.ANDRE DEUTSCH,1989.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj(as issued),1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued(?).
Inscription: 'Best Wishes from David Armitage'.

UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,as issued(?),co-author SIGNED,1st edn.FINE. Author's handwritten ink inscrptn to front pastedown: 'Best Wishes from David Armitage'.No owner inscrptn.Glossy, laminated,pictorial colour illustrated boards with minimal shelf-wear,no bumping or rubbing and clean plain white endpapers - almost as new condition.UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj - as issued(?),co-author SIGNED,1st edn,30pp [unpaginated and excluding colour illustrated title page] includes 7 double- page full-colour and 16 full-page,full-colour illustrations in a water-colour wash style and text. Story of a lighthouse keeper who loses his job for falling asleep and not switching on the lighthouse light.Whilst out of work he spots a beached whale and is instrumental in rescuing and releasing it back to the sea.He ends up getting his job back,but shares it with another lighthouse keeper. 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: rja1989. ISBN: 0233984283.

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ARMITAGE.** [POET LAUREATE], SIMON:
The Owl and the Nightingale. [Author SIGNED copy. Illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.]

Imprint: LONDON.Faber & Faber Ltd.,2021.
Edition: UK,slim,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,illustrated,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Authoor SIGNED personalised bookplate.

UK,slim,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED, illustrated,1st edn. [Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn but author's neat handwritten black ink signature to a pasted,personalised Simon Armitage colour illustrated bookplate to the title page and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,wrap-around matt,colour pictorial illustration by Clive Hicks-Jenkins,illustrated dw/dj with author's orange-lettered name and white-lettered title along with illustratator's name letters; plus an adhesive circular red with white-lettered 'Signed copy' label on front of dw/d; spine/backstrip with similarly coloured and lettered author+illustrator names and title as the front's and publisher's white-lettered initialled,illustrated colophon to foot of same, rear panel of dw/dj with colour foliage illustration with the tiniest speck of an abrasion/puncture to an edge of a leaf towards the spine's gutter - but without any penetration to board beneath.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners – no other nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges bright crisp,clean without blemish/foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips – unread,apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean/unblemished,sharp-cornered original plain white cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip, a gold coloured headband,and immaculate plain reddish-brown endpapers.UK,slim,small 8vo HB+ dw/dj,author SIGNED bookplate,1st edn,vii-xivpp+ 3-85pp [paginated] includes a Contents list/ table,author's Introduction,the translated poem with colour illuminated capital letter at each verse,8 full-page,full colour illustrations - includes frntis - by Clive Hicks-Jenkins interspersed throughout the text and the book, Acknowledgements as a last page; plus [unpaginated] half-title,thumbnail colour illustraion to recto of frntis,author SIGNED bookplate to title page,and a title separator page after the Introduction and before the Poem's start page.   Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional and particularly internally,is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the fault described that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that it is still is an exceptional copy for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of other detracting faults.    A witty and enchanting illustrated edition of the medieval debate poem,in a new translation by the Poet Laureate.                                Following his acclaimed translations of 'Sir Gawain and the Green knight' and Pearl',Simon Armitage shines light on another jewel of Middle English verse.In his highly engaging version, Armitage communicates the energy and humour of the tale with all the cut and thrust of the original.An unnamed narrator overhears a fiery verbal contest between the two eponymous birds, which moves entertainingly from the eloquent and philosophical to the ribald and ridiculous.The disputed issues still resonate - concerning identity,cultural attitudes,class distinctions and the right to be heard.Excerpts were featured in the BBC Radio 4 podcast The Poet Laurate Has Gone to His Shed.Including the lively illustrations of Clive Hicks-Jenkins,this is a book for the whole household to read and enjoy.  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: rja1122424. ISBN: 9780571357291.

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ARMITAGE, MICHAEL:
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE - An Illustrated History.

Imprint: LONDON.ARMS AND ARMOUR PRESS/CASSELL,1993.
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 - absence of publisher's price - - generally believed to be an export copy, which usually precedes the UK trade edn issues and distribution.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,colour+b/w photographic illustrated dw/dj panels,with silver+b/w lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edges generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original plain RAF blue cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,12- 288pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters, profuse archive,contemporary b/w photographs and b/w maps interspersed throughout the text and the book, appendices and an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title page,b/w photographic double- paged title page,contents list/table,with list of b/w maps to it's reverse,foreword by Marshal of the Air Force Sir Peter Harding (Chief of Defence Staff)an introduction with acknowledgements to it's reverse. Per Ardua ad Astra.For 75 years this stirring phrase has epitomized the glorious traditions of the Royal Air Force. Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps,the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed thetactics and weaponry of aerial warfare.It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft,but there was the immediate threat of stringent post -war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control.The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years',despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearmament in both aircraft and ground defences,and following tactical deployment,the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes 1/3rd of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout WW2,acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces.Chapters cover the lean years from 1940-1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts,through the gradual buld-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final,comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-45 mark the high point of RAF history,but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft,the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwelth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from'superpower' status.This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force,the slow decline in British research and development,the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. As an authentic record of the development of the Royal Air Force,this single volume represents an important historical review.It is sure to be valued by historians,enthusiasts,serving personnel and those with nothing more than a general interest in the history of our armed forces. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja705217. ISBN: 1854091239.

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ARMOUR**, TOMMY:
A Round of Golf with Tommy Armour.

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON.1960.
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.[Preceded by US,1st edn issue,a year earlier,1959. Author's 2nd book/title following on from his first and best-seller 'How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time'.] FINE/VG++. Owner's neat ink name+date inscrptn to recto of ffe and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,generally clean,matt,colour pictorial artwork (non-credited) illustrated front panel+spine of dw/dj, with red and black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip of dw/dj bumped,creased and minimally rubbed and rear inner flap with an accidental approx 1/2" internal vertical crease to it's entire length.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/toned,but still generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,clean but slightly sunned,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain green cloth boards with a black ink golf club 2 hand-grip vignette to front bd's lower right-hand corner and bright, crisp,stamped gilt title+publisher letters to printed gilt double-line edged dark green box/label on spine/backstrip and clean multi-green coloured golf links illustrated endpapers.Part of the dw/dj illustration/design has 'ghosted' or bled through,to the front board beneath.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-143pp [paginated] includes 15 chapters,4 colour block (green,pale green,and b/w) illustrations by Merrit D. Cutler as chapter head pieces,part page and full page illus and technique diagrams throughout the text and the book; plus [unpaginated] half- title page,publisher advert for Armour first best-seller book with full page colour illustration to it's recto by Cutler,title page,a dedication,contents list/table,title separator page,a note about author and 2pp blanks at the rear. Described hard but fairly and honestly - not as bad as it reads or would sound! See my book ID rja651616 for his 3rd book - 'Tommy Armour's ABC's OF GOLF',a UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. A BOOK FOR EVERY GOLFER by one of the acknowledged Masters of the Game. Nine holes of a friendly foursome described stroke by stroke,with instruction and advice both technical and strategic given to the players who are of very different prowess,the whole lit up by anecdotes from Tommy Armour's personal experience to illustrate his points. Instructive,entertaining,and splendidly illustrated by Merrit D. Cutler. 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 value of this item for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja651716. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ARMSTONG, RICHARD:
Powered Ships: THE BEGINNINGS.

Imprint: LONDON & TONBRIDGE,ERNEST BENN LIMITED,1975.
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,but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,mono-colour artwork illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present. Spine/backstrip lightly sunned/faded - as usual/normal.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and near pristine.Bright,clean publisher's original blue-green cloth boards with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean white eps.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,3-143pp [paginated] includes maps list/table,introduction,5 chapters,profuse b/w contemporary b/w maps/illus/diagrams/ photographs throughout the text and the book,a bibliography,acknowledgements and index,plus [unpaginated] b/w vignette illustrated title page. Powered ships are an important part of our daily life - although perhaps not everyone thinks of them in that way.Not only do they carry passengers and mail all over the globe,but they are the main means of transporting large quantities of raw materials.It is because of the efficiency of a highly complex network of shipping, that heavy industry can operate thousands of miles from the source of fuel' or that people everywhere can drink a cup of coffee for breakfast.How did this all come about? This new history is concerned only with the origins of powered ships,from which stemmed the revolution in travel and trade,for it is the early experiments that are the most fascinating part of the story. In 'The Begiinings',Richard Armstrong relates how the early pioneers of steam travel faced ignorance and prejudice with a kind of reforming determination.First came the inventors,foremost among them Thomas Newcomen and James Watt,who developed the 'first practicable steam engine'.Soon other men saw the possibilities of this new engine and John Fitch built a paddle steamer to run on the River Delaware as early as the 1790s. Experiments multiplied on both sides of the Atlantic,and Symington's Charlotte Dundas and later,Bell's Comet and Fulton's Clermont proved that the steam ship was no longer a wild theory.It was a practical reality. Within two decades steam ships were attempting the Atlantic crossing and their obvious advantages over sail encouraged further improvements in machinery and design.The author lucidly describes the main advances with the help of contemporary accounts and drawings, including details about such influential vessels as the Savannah,the Sirius and the Great Eastern. But the growing success of the steam ship also involved tragedy and disappointment; some ships exploded,others disappeared without trace; and even as late as the 1870s, innovations such as the use of iron or the screw propeller were regarded with deep suspicion by the Admiralty.By this time however,the powered ship's usefulness was undisputed and its enormous scope for development had begun to be realized. 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: rja372510. ISBN: 0510126111.

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ARMSTRONG, SUE:
In Search of Freedom: The Andreas Shipanga Story As told to.

Imprint: GIBRALTAR.ASHANTI PUBLISHING,1989.
Edition: GIBRALTAR,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Unknown signatures.

GIBRALTAR,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,but a presentation inscrptn - "With compliments of the SWATF Sergeant Majors.18/8/89" (followed by/with) six unknown,undecipherable ink signatures - presumably,the donors? Glossy,country map with superimposed b/w photographs,white+red letters to upper panel; rear panel with b/w map; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean,contents bright,tight and clean also.Clean,red, paper-covered boards with white ink printed letters to spine/backstrip and plain,white eps - no bumped corners and no dog-ear creasing to page corners either. Gibraltar,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,i-vi+1- 164pp includes half-title+title pages, contents list,34 chapters,5pp introduction,a prologue,16pp contemporary b/w photographs between pp84/85,an epilogue and an index. For more than a quarter of a century SWAPO - the South West African People's Organisation of soon to be independent Namibia - has been a political and military reality throughout much of southern Africa. Thousands of lives have been lost in a guerilla war that has never been adequately covered by the media.Few people - in Africa or elsewhere - are aware of the make-up of SWAPO as a political organisation; of the reason why the movement ultimately resorted to violence as a means of achieving change; or of the panoply of characters involved during the past three decades (then 1989). Andreas Shipanga's story,as told to Sue Armstrong,relates all this and more.He tells of the contract labour system which formed the basis of SWAPO demands for change; the first stirrings of political consciousness among the tribespeople; and the efforts of the South African security police in the early days to stifle opposition.This is a powerful,sad,but true story.Shipanga was a founder member of SWAPO in Cape Town in 1957.He returned to Windhoek as political organiser in 1963 and witnessed the reluctant birth of the armed struggle against South African occupation of Namibia.He was forced to flee the country when the revolutionary of which he was a member was discovered.In exile for 14 years,he became a roving ambassador for SWAPO based in Cairo before moving to headquarters in Lusaka.Soon he found himself a victim of the liberation movement through which he had hoped to achieve freedom. Shipanga's experiences - as a herdboy in a large Ovambo family,a teacher in northern Namibia,a contract fisherman in Cape Town,then as a freedom fighter who became a victim of ruthless power politics - encapsulates the full richness and complexity of the human drama in southern Africa.This is the first time the inside story of an African liberation movement has been told prior to independence.Many of Shipanga's anecdotes shed entirely new light on the liberation struggle.His revelations are an important contribution to the historic political debate in Namibia today.South-West Africa has been known internationally as Namibia since 1968,when the United Nations General Assembly changed the territory's name.This resulted in a protracted struggle between South Africa and forces fighting for independence,particularly after the formation of the South West Africa People's Organisation in 1960.The territory became the independent Republic of Namibia in 1990. [SWATF is an abbreviation for the South West African Territorial Force.It was the forerunner of the Namibian Defence Force and was basically an extension or auxiliary of the South African Defence Force to combat the SWAPO insurgency.It was formed on 1 August 1980 from Southwest Africans serving as personnel in SADF (South Africa Defence Force) units.It was part of the Department of Defence of SouthWest Africa. It was headed by an Administrator general who was always a SADF general.There was the SWATF/SADF Joint Committee for Planning,Liaison and Co-ordination. As a "joint" command the SWATF was responsible for logistics,finances and administration while the SADF was responsible for military operations.] 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: rja22886. ISBN: 0620135484.

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ARMSTRONG, CAMPBELL:
JIGSAW. [UK,Uncorrected Proof Copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.DOUBLEDAY,8th September,1994.
Edition: UK,8vo wraps('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Proof copy.
Binding: Paperback Proof Copy, No dw/dj - p/back Proof - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo wraps('C' format p/b),Uncorrected Book Proof. [Publication date 8th September,1994. Often of limited availability,the text of a forthcoming book,is printed and bound in softcovers for use by the author,editors, proofreaders and some favoured reviewers.For undecorated printed wraps,with minimal publication data imprinted - the produced/released number of copies would almost certainly be less than 500,and most probably would tend to be around 200 copies. For glossy pictorial illustrated wrappers,produced numbers are often higher than 200,but either have a scarcity to them.Often errors or earlier versions of text appear in these proofs.Versions where the text has changed considerably are obviously considered more desirable by their nature.] FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price removal from card cover.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,glossy laminated,dark green background with white illustration,capitalised,white-lettered strapline,UNCOORECTED PROOF Copy legend,adn author's name and title too - all to front cover.A white spine/backstrip with thumbnail detail from front's image and capitalised,dark green-lettered title and author's name and publisher's dark green-lettered name and dark green+white illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear cover with white background and capitalised dark green-lettered publisher's background blurb  on 'JIG',other dark green-lettered synopsis and publisher's promotional events and information on publication date,ISBN and price.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges bright,crisp and clean with no ageing/toning or foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean solid and sound - virtually pristine with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.UK,8vo wraps('C' format p/back),Uncorrected Book Proof,7-416pp [paginated] includes 37 chapters and an Epilogue; plus [unpaginted] half-title+title pages and a dedication.  Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional and particularly internally,is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 30-year-old age and nature, i.e an ephemeral paperback Proof copy.It is only the minor fault described that prevents a slightly higher grading overall. Despite that,it really is still an exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of any other detracting faults associated with a decades old paperback. The 3rd book in the Frank Pagan series 'Jig' being the first.                                  On a bitter winter morning,during rush hour,a bomb explodes in a crowded train in the London underground.More than a hundred people are horrifically and senselessly slaughtered.In the absense of any terrorist claim come distressing unanswerable questions. Who planted the device? And why? A few hours later in a Mayfair flat a young prostitute is murdered and an enigmatic message written in blood is left in her room.It is addessed to Frank Pagan,counter-terrorist specialist,who has been shunted aside by the political infighting at Special Branch, but is now brought back from exile to investigate the most terrifying case of his career. Pagan,who moves in his own mysterious ways,who flaunts the rule-book and follows his own instincts,is plunged into a darkening puzzle more sinister than a bomb in an underground tunnel.He finds himself pitted against two old adversaries: the deranged terrorist Carlotta,a woman whose appetite for blood is matched only by Pagan's hunger for justice - and the ghost of Jig,his most famous antagonist,whose death has given birth to new demons.                       Campbell Armstrong (b. 25th February,1944, Glasgow –  d. 1st March,2013,Dublin).   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: rja1148724. ISBN: 0385404778.

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ARMSTRONG, DAVID:
Less Than Kind.

Imprint: LONDON.HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS,1994.
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 9 - 1 descending.COLLINS CRIME CLUB series/ imprint.] FINE/FINE-.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy, monochrome photographic illustrated front panel of dw/dj with red+white lettering to front panel of dw/dj,similarly coloured lettering repeated to dark green spine/backstrip,and a circular, thumbnail b/w Crime Club logo at head of spine, and rear panel with critics' red+white lettered reviews on a dark green background; all with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners – no major tears or splits present - all corners tips,top+bottom - minisculely rubbed with reciprocal colour paper loss,and a tiny pin-prick abrasion to rear-facing gutter's fold on the spine.Top edges lightly toned but clean, fore-edges slightly brighter and without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners – virtually pristine,possibly unread apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering and Crime Club logo to foot of same and immaculate/clean endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,8-190pp [paginated] includes 30 chapters; plus [unpaginated] half-title with story precis and author's debut title to verso of same,title page with epigram (title taken from "A little more than kin,and less than kind!" - Hamlet),a dedication with blank verso, and to the rear,2pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable,and even internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the exterior faults described that prevent a slightly higher grading.Despite them,it really is an exceptional copy for brightness and cleanliness. It is 1968,and Charles Somerville,son of impoverished land owner Philip Somerville,is on the run fromLondon drug dealers in the Welsh Borders. In nearby Lllantrisillio,newly arrived James and Suzie's sylvan idyll is suddenly and brutally shattered by the voyeuristic behaviour of their farming neighbour. Also in the Border country is Birmingham policeman,John Monroe,who is liaising with his Welsh colleagues on a routine inquiry.But when there is an unexplained death in the area,he finds himself inexorably drawn into the investigation . . . one which is to uncover a tangle of dangerous passions and tensions running beneath the calm rural scene. 'Less Than Kind' is a gripping story of psychological menace which offers a penetrating insight into the darkest recesses of the mind.A remarkable followup to author's acclaimed debut novel,'Night's Black Agents.' 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: rja1019622. ISBN: 0002324946.

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ARNOLD, CATHARINE:
CITY of SIN: London and Its Vices.

Imprint: LONDON.SIMON & SCHUSTER,2010.
Edition: UK,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£14.99) to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour painting [A Rake's Progress III: The Rake at the Rose-Tavern,William Hogarth (1697-1764).] illustrated dw/dj with white+yellow lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges with slight,partial toning and a smudge,fore-edges brighter and clean also - no foxing/ spotting etc.; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white ensdpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-373pp [paginated] includes author's introduction,14 chapters each with silhouette of Eros(?) illustration,a bibliography,notes,illustration credits,an index,a note on author; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,contents list/table,and acknowledgements. If Paris is the city of Love,then London is the city of Lust.For over a thousand years,England's capital has been associated with desire,avarice and the sins of the flesh.Richard of Devises,a monk writing in 1180,warned that 'every quarter [of the city] abounds in great obscenities'.As early as the second century AD,London was notorious for its raucous festivities and disorderly houses,and throughout the centuries the bawdy side of life has taken easy root and flourished. In the third book of her fascinating trilogy ['NECROPOLIS: London and Its Dead,' and 'BEDLAM: London and Its Mad.'],award-winning popular historian Catharine Arnold turns her gaze to the city's relationship with vice through the ages. From the bath houses and brothels of Roman Londinium,to the stews and Molly houses of the 17th and 18th centuries,London has always traded in the currency of sex. Whether pornographic publishers on Fleet Street,or fancy courtesans parading in Haymarket,its streets have long been witness to colourful sexual behaviour. In her trademark accessible and entertaining style,Catharine Arnold takes us on a journey through the fleshpots of London from earliest times to present day.Here are buxom strumpets, louche aristocrats,popinjay politicians and Victorian flagellants - all vying for their place in London's league of licentiousness.From sexual exuberance to moral panic,the city has seen the pendulum swing from Puritanism to hedonism and back again.With latter chapters looking at Victorian London and the sexual underground of the 20th century and beyond,this is a fascinating and vibrant chronicle of London at its most raw and ribald. 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: rja811118. ISBN: 9781847373519.

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ARNOLD, CATHERINE:
NECROPOLIS: LONDON AND ITS DEAD.

Imprint: LONDON.SIMON & SCHUSTER UK Ltd.,2006.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.[Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,wrap-around blue+white skyscape background with b/w+grey montaged London's architectural landmarks illustrated dw/dj,with capitalised gilt lettered part-title,remainder of sub-title in capitalised white lettering, author's name in capitalised pale blue lettering,spine/backstrip with gold+pale blue capialised part-title and author's name ink printed letters,rear panel with critic's (Peter Ackroyd) white lettered review.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,or creasing to edges and corners – no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges aged/toned but without foxing/spotting or other blemish; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound – no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips – near pristine,possibly unread, apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright, crisp,unblemished,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettering and same,and immaculate/clean pale blue background with darker blue illustrated LONDON in the 1880s map - repeated to each set of endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,1-304pp [paginated] includes author's introduction,12 chapters,interspersed throughout the book with contemporary historical b/w illustrations reproductions and a few modern b/w photographs,Notes,a 6pp bibliography,a list of web sources,and an Index; plus [unpaginated] b/w tombstone vignetted half-title with blank verso,title page,a dedication with blank verso, contents list/table,part-title with repeated tombstone vignette illustration separator page, double-pahe b/w map repeated from endpapers (London in the 1880s),acknowledgements with blank verso,and to the rear 2pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is exceptional,and even internally,the book is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the exterior fault described that prevents a higher grading.Despite that,it really is an exceptional copy for its cleanliness and brightness. Necropolis is a luminous,oddly beguiling account of how London has treated its dead, ranging from Roman burial rites to the horrors of the plague,from the founding of the great Victorian cemeteries to the more recent trends of collective grief and the cult of mourning, such as that surrounding the death of Princess Diana. Leaving no headstone unturned,Catherine Arnold unearths one of the great untold histories of the nation's capitol.Skillfully blending history,architecture,archaeology,and anecdote, she also explores phenomena like bodysnatching, public executions,and the rise of the undertaking trade. Ghoulishly entertaining and full of fascinating nuggets of information, Necropolis is destined to become a classic work on the city. 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: rja1026322. ISBN: 0743268334.

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ARNOLD, AUGUSTUS:
NEFARIO - A NOVEL.

Imprint: LONDON.ALLISON & BUSBY,1974.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj, though there are a couple of vertical, diagonal creases,causing the laminate to wrinkle,to front inner flap of dw/dj and a small diagonal fold/crease to top edge/ corner of rear inner flap too.Crisp, bright,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - two tiny closed tears/nicks to both wraps' bottom edges towards foot of spine/backstrip and minimal partial, fading/sunning to spine/backstrip.Top edge lightly dust-soiled and lightly darkened but clean,fore-edge brighter and clean: contents bright,tight and clean also with no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.Bright,clean,unblemished, publisher's black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine /backstrip and immaculate plain white eps. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,9-159pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages,contents list,and 7 chapters. Nefario is an ultra-charming con man - irresistible lover,unbeatable gambler, daring art thief,wily drug-pusher, charismatic actor,and gourmet of everything from the blues to philosophy. In what he calls the Theatre of Life,he is above all an adventurer par excellence. Using a unique and baffling mixture of soft talk,cunning,mysterious allure and bluff,Nefario stylishly plays out a breathtaking succession of roles that take him from the underworld of black hustlers and card sharpers, to the cut-throat arena of international big crime,to the luxurious boudoirs of aristocrats. New York,San Francisco,Paris,Amsterdam, Rome,even Leningrad - Nefario's schemes and passions know no boundaries.Wherever there's a heavy poker game to be won or a beautiful woman to be seduced,look for Nefario: he'll be there,even if it means being in several places at the same time. . . . . The outrageous adventures of Augustus Arnold's captivating picaresque hero will add a welcome touch of black magic to every reader's life. Augustus Arnold is the pseudonym of a young (then 1974) Chicago-born black musician who has recorded and performed widely under another name.He counts among his literary influences Pushkin,Borges, and Alejo Carpentier (to whom the book he dedicates).Nefario is his debut novel. Augustus Arnold is the pseudonym of an American blues musician; in reality Julio Finn,harmonica player with the likes of Archie Shepp and Linton Kwesi Johnson,and brother of Chicago blues musician Billy Boy Arnold. 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: rja25487. ISBN: 0850311330.

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ARNOTT, JAKE:
Johnny Come Home.

Imprint: LONDON & CHICHESTER.HODDER & STOUGHTON LTD.,/SCEPTRE,2006.
Edition: UK,8vo French wraps,1st edn,3rd imp.
Binding: No dw/dj,p/back original.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo French wraps,1st edn,3rd imp.NFINE. No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj - French wraps - as issued,a s/back original - it's and the first format's appearance.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around colour pictorial artwork,by Autumn Whitehurst, illustrated wraps,with white,grey,yellow+ lilac lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Unfortunately,some light,superficial scoring/indents to front cover - visible mainly,under bright lights though.No reading creases to spine/ backstrip - possibly an unread example? Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - just 2 (accidental?) creases to top corners of 39/42pp tips - no other dog-ear creases to any other pages' though.UK,8vo French wraps,1st edn,3rd imp,1-278pp [paginated] includes 28 chapters,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,title separator page,and 4pp blanks at rear. It's 1972 and as the dreams of the Sixties give way to anger and political unrest,the charismatic anarchist Declan O'Connell commits suicide,leaving his boyfriend Pearson and fellow squatter Nina to try to make sense of what has happened. Enter Sweet Thing,a sreetwise rent boy,who has an uncanny hold over glam rock star Johnny Chrome; and in the wings lurks Detective Sergeant Walker,'hippy specialist' of the newly formed Bomb Squad, who knows more about O'Connell than anyone ever suspected. The course of all their lives is about to change forever - for better and for worse. In this taut,powerful novel,Jake Arnott portrays four people searching for a sense of identity,their emotional and sexual turmoil mirrored by the turbulence of the times.Bringing that era vividly to life,h captures the mood of Britain at a turning point in our history. 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: rja529915. ISBN: 0340840358.

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ARONSON, THEO:
PRINCESS MARGARET: A Biography.

Imprint: LONDON.MICHAEL O'MARA,1997.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. B/w portrait photograph to upper wrap and a small colour portrait photograph to rear wrap; with gilt and black letters to upper wrap and black letters to spine/backstrip. Minimal shelf-wear to dw/dj edges with minimal creasing and no nicks or tears and normal,light bumping to head and foot of spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edge lightly marked/grubbed with contents near pristine.Dark grey paper-covered boards with stamped,gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and clean,plain white eps.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,7-336pp includes prologue,32pp of photographs: 24 in b/w,8 in colour; chapter notes,3pp bibliography and an index. Part imperious royal figure,part femme du monde,Princess Margaret remains (then 1997) the most interesting member of the British royal family.For many years second in line to the throne,she was born with every possible advantage - beauty, vivacity,intelligence,wealth and position. Yet her nature,as one intimate has put it, 'was to make everything go wrong'.She has been described as tragic,unresolved,a royal maverick,a woman of conflict,a princess without a cause.Her private life has been racked by scandal; it has been a catalogue of unhappy,unfulfilled and unsuitable relationships. Her many good points have been submerged in an avalanche of criticism.Dauntingly royal yet defiantly unorthodox,Princess Margaret has spent the greater part of her life torn between meeting standards of the monarchy and flouting its long-established conventions.Here is the first detailed, in-depth study of this controversial figure,written by a respected royal biographer.Theo Aronson is uniquely qualified to tell the Princess's story - from her private and public life.In the course of his writing career,he has interviewed,not only Princess Margaret herself,but also the Queen Mother,Prince Charles,Princess Alice,Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alice,Countess of Athlone.He has also spoken to members of the various royal households.For this study he has been helped by many who knew the Princess and has drawn on several new and unfamiliar sources.The result is a fresh,frank and highly entertaining account of an always colourful life. Aronson's authoritative biography does justice to a complex woman - the first modern princess to lead her troubled private life in the glare of world publicity. 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: rja1791. ISBN: 1854792482.

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ARROWSMITH, NANCY with MOORSE, GEORGE:
A Field Guide to the Little People.

Imprint: US.NY,WALLABY/POCKET BOOKS,1978.
Edition: US,8vo p/back,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj - p/back as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,8vo p/back,1st edn,2nd imp.VG+.No owner inscrptn per se,but it seems the half- title page which could have had an owner inscrptn,has been removed - deduced from the book's numerical pagination.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy,colour pictorial artwork by Heinz Edelmann,illustrated front cover with b/w lettering,white spine with black letters,rear cover with white background with precis and coloured vignette.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edge and corners - no reading creases to spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges minimally aged but with some minimal sporadic foxing/spotting; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners would appear unread - apart from my own collation.US,8vo p/back 1st edn,2nd imp, 5-296pp [paginated] includes contents list /table,author's note,an introduction,3 sections: Light Elves,Dark Elves and Dusky Elves comprising 79 types,b/w line illustrations by Heinz Edelmann interspersed throughout the text and the book,notes,a bibliography and an Index of names,plus [unpaginated] half-title, section separator pages and 6pp blanks at the rear of the book. Being a guide to the lineage,appearance, general characteristics,and case histories of 79 species who pull the gossamer strings of the Universe,including: How two Leshiye caused the Great Squirrel Migration of 1843.That you should not try to help a drowning person (or the Vodyany will be offended). That the Leprechauns and Fairies you may have thought you knew are quite different folk after all! A guide,an excursion into the elusive world of fairy beings encountered and historically seen most often by children, poets,seers,healers,and others gifted with second sight when at peace,and in tune, with their natural surroundings.Elves,so small that they hide beneath a blade of grass and others of human size,run the gamut of being sad,vengeful,and nasty to fun loving,jolly,and kindly.In case you encounter one before consulting this book, just remember you can gain complete power over the sprite by getting him to reveal his/her age,which may be venerable! Rationalists,materialists,be forewarned: the ancient,actual international forces governing earthly incident and momentum lie neither in our heads nor our economics but,rather,in the revelations from 'A Field Guide to the Little People.' Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes -particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja897220. ISBN: 0671790366

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ARTHUR**, MAX:
FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR.

Imprint: UK.HAYDOCK,ST. HELENS,WARRINGTON,LANCS.TED SMART/THE BOOK PEOPLE,2002.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[Originally and first published by EBURY PRESS,2002,in association with the Imperial War Museum (IWM).This issued,1st edn thus.Complete number line 10 - 1 descending.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£19.99) to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,matt,coloured/tinted b/w contemporary photograph illustrated front panel of dw/dj with b/w,red and grey lettering, similar lettering to cream background and with thumbnail photograph detail from dw/dj front,to spine/backstrip,rear panel with red+grey letters and black lettered prose/quote extract; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present. Top+fore- edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original,matt,repeated coloured dw/dj illustration/design to paper-covered boards and with immaculate repeated b/w contemporary photographic illustrated endpapers. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,vi-ixpp+1-326pp [paginated] includes author's separate acknowledgements and preface,an introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert,5 chapters each covering a year from 1914 to 1918,profuse contemporary b/w scenic and biographical photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index of contributors and a general index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and a contents list/table. In 1972 the Imperial War Museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary veterans and survivors of the First World War and interviewing them in detail about their experiences. The Imperial War Museum Sound Archive,which includes first-hand experiences of British, French,German,American,Canadian and Anzac soldiers has since grown to be the most important of its kind in the world and provides a vivid and compelling account of day-to-day life during one of the most harrowing periods of modern history. These tapes,many of which have rested unheard of for decades,contain the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us.In the past, historians have only used a fraction of the material. Now,thirty years on,after hundreds of hours in the archive and unlimited access to the complete WW1 tapes,acclaimed author Max Arthur and his researchers have created this remarkable, landmark history of the First World War - told in the words of the ordinary men and women who experienced it first hand. Please contact seller,because of the weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if item is offered P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIR postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. between 1/2 to 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving within a week or so,and sometimes before the quoted 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja942521. ISBN: 9780091882099.

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ARTHUR**, MAX:
LAST OF THE FEW: The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It.

Imprint: LONDON.VIRGIN BOOKS/EBURY PUBLISHING,2010.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,matt,b/w contemporary wartime photographic illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing minimally affecting both the dw/dj and boards.Top edge of upper bd has a tiny,centrally placed dent.Top edge imperceptibly toned,fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain dark blue cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine /backstrip and immaculate b/w contemporary wartime photographic illustrated eps.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,xipp+1-290pp [paginated] includes list of abbreviations,an introduction,6 chapters, profuse,subject-related contemporary b/w photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book,acknowledgements and an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication,author's note,contents list/table,b/w Air Administration map (showing the air defences of South East England and the Midlands). After the fall of France in May 1940, Hitler set his sights on the invasion of Britain.Within weeks he had a vast fleet ranged along the French coast.But his biggest obstacle was the small and under-resourced Royal Air Force - Hitler knew he must gain control of the skies if his invasion fleet was to stand a chance of crossing successfully. And so began the Battle of Britain: thirteen terrifying weeks which saw 2,500 young RAF pilots pitted against the larger and more experienced German forces of the Luftwaffe,high above the English Channel. Despite being vastly outnumbered,by October the multiple daily sorties and dogfights were over.'The Few' had succeeded and though the Luftwaffe continued to attack it was never again in such vast numbers. Hitler's invasion would not now take place.This was his first major defeat. More than a fifth of the British and Allied pilots died during the Battle of Britain.Today (then 2010) the remaining veterans are all in their late eighties and nineties. Acclaimed oral historian Max Arthur has interviewed many veterans and drawn on sound archives and written testimonies of that short but hugely significant battle. In their own words,their memories undimmed by the passage of time,they tell of their experiences. Their stories are as riveting,as vivid and as poignant as they were seventy years ago. 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: rja459513. ISBN: 9780753522271.

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