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ARTHUR**, MAX:
LOST VOICES OF THE EDWARDIANS.

Imprint: LONDON.HAPERCOLLINSPUBLISHERS,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,contemporary colour+ sepia photographic illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip and top edges of dw/dj minimally creased.Top+fore- edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears an unread copy.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip,b/w headband,and immaculate plain red eps.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-viiipp+1-424pp [paginated] includes prologue,7 chapters, an epilogue,b/w contemporary photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book,acknowledgements,picture credits,an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and contents list/table. Max Arthur's compilation of memories from the turn of the century recaptures the day-to-day lives of people living through a fascinating period of transformation and landmark events.Arthur,bestselling author of the hugely popular 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War' and 'Forgotten Voices of the Second World War',has assembled hundreds of excerpts from private and public archives of Britain. Miners,millworkers,postmen,actresses, soldiers,bricklayers,shipbuilders,farm hands,seamstresses,footballers,and children working hard both in the factory and the schoolroom - all give rich and moving testimony of their day-to-day lives. The extraordinary first decade of the 20thC was fuelled by a relentless sense of progress. Scientific research brought new inventions - the first manned flights, public transport,and the noisy new motor car - and great strides in the battle for better health.The extremes of the upstairs-downstairs world prompted a huge upsurge in political activity and the advancement of the suffragette movement, whilst holidays and leisure time became a reality for ordinary people.The years captured in these pages are made all the more poignant by our knowledge that the First World War was imminent and this time of optimistic development,along with the lives of so many,would be brutally cut short. 'Lost Voices of the Edwardians' combines oral history and mesmerizing images, including stills from the rediscovered Mitchell and Kenyon film footage from the turn of the century.This remarkable collection gives voice to the forgotten figures that peopled the cities,factories and seasides of Edwardian Britain. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So, please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja449013. ISBN: 007216130.

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ARTHUR**, MAX:
MEN OF THE RED BERET: Airborne Forces 1940-1990.

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around colour photographic illustrated dw/dj,with red,black and blue lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major 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 cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vi-xviiipp+1-430pp [paginated] includes an epigraph,foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales (Colonel-in-Chief The Parachute Regt.),illustrations list/table,author's preface,an introduction,23 chapters,22 b/w maps and 16pp contemporary b/w photographs in 4 blocks of 4pp apiece,between pp110/11,pp142/3,pp238/9 and pp270/1 respectively,acknowledgements,a brief history of British Airborne Forces,an an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and contents list/table. Tough,ruthless,highly adaptable,and efficient,the Airborne Forces has established itself as one of the finest fighting forces in the world. In 1990 it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.Max Arthur,whose previous books on the Falklands and Northern Ireland met with widespread praise,has compiled from over 150 interviews,a fascinating history of the Airborne Forces and The Parachute Regiment,including all their major operations. This unique chronicle is told entirely in the words of the men who fought in those operations,and of those involved closely with them. They tell of the first experimental parachute jumps in training for the daring raids on Tragino in 1941 and on Bruneval, and their successive deployment in North Africa,Italy,Normandy,on the Rhine Crossing and,most famously,at Arnhem.In the post-war period,they were in action in Palestine,Malaya,Cyprus,Suez,Borneo and Aden.They took part in some of the fiercest fighting of the Falklands War,and their long commitment to Northern Ireland,begun in 1969,continues to this day (then 1990). In all,Max Arthur spent over two years interviewing members of the Airborne Forces and established an extraordinary rapport with them.The result is a compelling testament of outstanding courage,endurance and defiance.'Men of the Red Beret' is one of the most remarkable collections of first-hand accounts of war ever published. 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 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: rja657617. ISBN: 9780091739317.

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ARTHUR**, MAX:
SYMBOL OF COURAGE: A HISTORY OF THE VICTORIA CROSS.

Imprint: LONDON.SIDGWICK & JACKSON,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip (£25) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated, b/w photographic illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Both front+ rear top edges and rear,lower edge of dw/dj with some minimal creasing along with some minimal bumping with reciprocal creasing to top of spine/backstrip.Minor indentations to upper wrap.Upper bd's lower,right-hand corner slightly bumped and creased,others corners unaffected and sharp.Top+fore-edges bright and generally clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - possibly unread? Bright,clean,publisher's original,plain red cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip,red+yellow striped headband,and colour,pictorial illustrated eps.UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-xxvpp+3-686pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,intro,10pp comprising 8 b/w campaign maps,9 sections/chapters,24pp contemporary b/w illus+photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece between pp198/9, pp326/7 and pp470/1 respectively,a glossary,biblio,appendix [V.C winners and the London Gazette],biographical index of Award winners,index of Battles,Actions and Campaigns,plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title pages,a dedication,picture credits, contents list/table,8pp blanks to rear. 'SYMBOL OF COURAGE' is a ground-breaking history of Britain's most famous medal,the Victoria Cross,and a tribute to the extraordinary men who have won it. The Victoria Cross can only be awarded for 'most conspicuous bravery,or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.' It has been awarded only 1,354 times since the Crimean War,the majority of medals going to British and Commonwealth troops. 'Symbol of Courage' vividly brings the story of the medal to life.After telling of Queen Victoria's concern for her troops,and how she devised the Victoria Cross,there is a narrative history of every conflict in which the VC has been awarded - from the Crimean War to the Falklands.It also gives a complete listing of every VC holder with details of the action in which he won the medal. Written by acclaimed military historian Max Arthur,this is a fascinating and comprehensive study that will appeal to everyone interested in the nature of courage. Please contact seller,because of the heavier weight (1.1Kg unpackaged) 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: rja423612. ISBN: 0283073519.

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ARTHUR**, MAX:
THERE SHALL BE WINGS: The RAF - 1918 to the Present. [Author SIGNED copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,1993.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn,3rd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: 'To Emrys with my best wishes Max Arthur'

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn,3rd imp. [The UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,true 1st edn was also published in 1993.] NFINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,but author's neat,handwritten,black ink dedication+ signature: 'To Emrys with my best wishes Max Arthur' to title page,and price-clipped dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,contemporary b/w photographic illustrated dw/dj,with b/w,red and grey lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners,a small closed tear to head of spine/backstrip of dw/dj - no other major nicks or tears present.Some minimal water-stained bleeding internally to dw/dj of both head+foot of spine/backstrip,with very slight dulling of board's concomitant edges - without too adversely affecting them.Some minor, minimal,superficial scoring/indents to dw/dj,but without adversely affecting the bds beneath.Book has a slight lean.Top+fore-edges though aged/ toned - as usual/normal - otherwise clean; contents bright,tight,clean - no 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,a b/w striped headband,and immaculate b/w contemporary photographic illustrated endpapers.UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED,1st edn,3rd imp,3-412pp [paginated] includes Pts 1-3 comprising 13 chapters,an envoi,8pp of contemporary b/w photographs in 1 block,between pp 206/7,an appendix,and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title,SIGNED title page,foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon KGB,CBE,ADC,FRAeS, RAF Chief of the Air Staff,contents list/table, illus list/table,author's preface, acknowledgements,a dedication,an epigraph and Pts separator pages,and 2pp blanks at rear. 1 April 1993 marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of the Royal Air Force.To commemorate it,Max Arthur has interviewed over 150 members, past and present,many of whom have never spoken before of their experiences.From their personal and often extremely moving accounts he has created a unique narrative history of the RAF, which ranges from the RFC pilot of a SE5 on the Western Front in 1918 to the first Hercules to land in Sarajevo in 1992. The inter-war years cover the first parachute jump from the wing of a Vimy bomber, attacks on tribesmen in Iraq and on the North-West Frontier,a meeting with T.E. Lawrence and the Schneider Trophy. Inevitably,the major part of 'There Shall Be Wings' concentrates on the Second World War.It covers the aircrews who flew against the German advance into France and in the Battle of Britain,and includes a fine account from the highest-scoring survivor of the battle.The extraordinary tenacity of Bomber Command aircrews is demonstrated,amongst others,by the man who flew a record 127 missions into enemy territory; by the Dambusters; and by a pilot who dropped SOE agents in France and brought back to London a young Francois Mitterand.The fierce battle over Malta is captured by "Laddie" Lucas, while Johnnie Johnson,the highest scoring ace, tells of his time with Douglas Bader. All four surviving RAF holders of the VC (Victoria Cross) contribute their remarkable individual stories. Finally,the post-war years cover the jet- age, combat in Korea,the Radfan,the Falklands and the Gulf as well as the humanitarian missions flown by Hercules and Chinooks. 'There Shall Be Wings' is a wide-ranging, memorable tribute to the skill,courage, spirit and irrepressible humour of those who have served in the RAF during the last 75 years. Please contact seller,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja560915. ISBN: 034058761X.

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ASHCROFT, MICHAEL:
HEROES OF THE SKIES: AMAZING TRUE STORIES OF COURAGE IN THE AIR.

Imprint: LONDON.HEADLINE PUBLISHING GROUP,2012.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.[Complete number line 3.] FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,monochrome photographic illustrated dw/dj,with red, blue and white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present. Internally,to dw/dj,at foot of spine/ backstrip - a water-stain - but without noticeably affecting either the boards or the dw/dj externally.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean - nearly pristine - one (accidental?) dog-ear crease to foot of pp111/2.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original, plain dark blue cloth boards with bright, crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii- xviipp+1-380pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,foreword,author's royalties explanation,author's preface,9 chapters,16pp contemporary b/w biographical photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp110/11 and pp254/55 respectively, a select bibliography and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, contents list/table,and 2pp blanks at rear. Since the dawn of aerial combat in the First World War,the heroism of the men who put their lives at risk in the air has known no bounds.Those earliest pilots were pioneers at a time when aeroplanes were in their infancy - flimsy and exposed.On early reconaissance flights,the men were vulnerable targets as they flew over enemy territory but,with the advent of the dogfight,the First World War invented the fighter pilot,the twentieth century equivalent of a duelling knight. When war broke out in 1939,it was clear that much of the battle would be in the air and,as war progressed,air strikes became increasingly important.There were no more heroic airmen than the fighter pilots and bomber crews of WW2.In 'Heroes of the Skies',we learn of men who sacrificed their own lives in order to save their crew and others who,although injured and in extreme pain,managed to get their aircraft home rather than land them in enemy territory and risk becoming prisoners of war.These were men who woke up every day knowing this day could well be their last. In telling the stories of the individual courage of more than eighty such men. 'Heroes of the Skies' also paints a picture of aerial combat from WW1 right through to Afghanistan,and allows us to celebrate the extraordinary feats our flying heroes. 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: rja553715. ISBN: 9780755363896.

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ASHDOWN**, PADDY:
THE ASHDOWN DIARIES: VOLUME ONE 1988-1997.**

Imprint: LONDON.ALLEN LANE/THE PENGUIN PRESS,2000.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,author /subject b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper panel,with raised gilt and white printed lettering,rear panel has author+wife colour photograph; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,solid and sound,near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip.UK,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,viii-xviipp(part-paginated)+6-638pp [paginated] includes contents list/table, list of plates,author preface, acknowledgements,10 chapters (year by year,1988-1997),17 b/w illus (16 political cartoons) throughout the text,16pp contemporary b/w author-related biographical photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp206/7 and pp414/15 respectively,appendices (A-J),and an index.Plus [unpaginated],half-title,b/w cartoon illustrated frntis,title page,a dedication,illustrations list/table,b/w map of The Balkans - recto of which has background notes,and individual year (1988- 1997) separator pages.See also rja426513 for a SIGNED,UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn example of this same title. Paddy Ashdown spent the first seventeen years of his adult life serving his country as an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos,a member of the Special Boat Service and,as he now reveals for the first time,an employee of the 'shadowy side' of the Foreign Office.He then went on to become an MP and leader of his party and the international community's High Representative in war-torn Bosnia.Now he tells the story of this extraordinarily varied,adventurous and dramatic life in a book which is continuously gripping, sometimes moving and often very,very funny - in short the very antithesis of the traditional political memoir. He can,and does,write with authority about topics as diverse as evading water bailiffs while fishing illicitly at night (a legacy of his childhood in Northern Ireland); tracking down and destroying infiltrating Indonesian forces in the jungles of Sarawak; landing a raiding party from a submerged submarine; the difficulties of learning Chinese (he holds the equivalent of a first-class degree in Chinese,just one of his six languages); winning an apparently 'hopeless' parliamentary seat; negotiating with Tony Blair and the tragedies of a country wracked by civil war. He is deadly serious when writing about the things that matter to him - his family,his country,his political beliefs, the Bosnian people whose cause he adopted when it was deeply unpopular to do so - but he also has a refreshing gift for seeing the funny side of most situations and illustrates it with self-deprecating wit and a wealth of anecdote.This is the self- portrait of a man who has lived life to the full and whose autobiography would be fascinating even if he had never set foot in the Palace of Westminster. Since April 2013,and 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 heavier 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: rja591316. ISBN: 0713995106.

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ASHER**, MICHAEL:
GET ROMMEL: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General.

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2004.
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, clean,colour photographic illustrated upper wrap with gold+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine - an unread copy? Bright,clean,sharp-cornered, black paper-covered boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,11-303pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,2 b/w maps,36 chapters+ epilogue,8pp contemporary b/w photographs between pp160/1,sources,notes and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,and a contents list/table. By the summer of 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general.Sent to North Africa to halt the British advance into Libya,he not only stopped the British offensive but drove them back to their Egyptian base.He seemed to be unbeatable on the battlefield,so the British planned to kill him.On the eve of the next British offensive,Operation Crusader,a specially trained commando team landed by submarine behind enemy lines.Marching deep into the desert,they attacked Rommel"s headquarters.At the same time,in its first ever combat mission,the newly created SAS parachuted sabotage teams close to the German airfields to knock out the enemy air forces on the ground. Michael Asher reveals how these daring raids were practically impossible from the start - but the volunteer commandos and SAS men had no idea this was effectively a suicide mission.Poor planning and incompetence in high places was matched by fantastic bravery and brilliant improvisation that enabled a handful of the survivors to escape back to British lines and tell their story.From Bob 'Lucky' Laycock,the model for Evelyn Waugh's Lt.Col. Tommy Blackhouse,to the tragic Geoffrey Keyes,awarded a posthumous VC for leading the operation, Michael Asher investigates the true story of 'Operation Flipper';the plot to kill Rommel. Want more Victoria Cross-related titles? Please search my SIGNED,NAVAL/MILITARY,GENERAL and BIOGRAPHY catalogues - using keywords: Victoria Cross_VC.    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: rja376810. ISBN: 029784685X.

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ASHER**, MICHAEL:
GET ROMMEL: The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General.**

Imprint: LONDON.WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, monochrome photographic illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with gold+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Both head+foot of dw/dj's spine/backstrip minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing and a tiny snick to rear lower edge,toward spine/backstrip's gutter's edge.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain black paper-covered boards with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,11-303pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements,2 b/w war theatre maps,36 chapters and an epilogue, 8pp contemporary,historical and biographical b/w photographs in 1 block, between,pp144/45,sources,notes,and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication,an epigram,and contents list/table. By the summer of 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general.Sent to North Africa to halt the British advance into Libya,he not only stopped the British offensive but drove them back to their Egyptian base.He seemed to be unbeatable on the battlefield,so the British planned to kill him.On the eve of the next British offensive, 'Operation Crusader',a specially trained commando team landed by submarine behind enemy lines. Marching deep into the desert,they attacked Rommel's headquarters.At the same time,in its first ever combat mission,the newly created SAS parachuted sabotage teams close to the German airfields to knock out the enemy air forces on the ground. Michael Asher reveals how these daring raids were practically impossible from the start - but the volunteer commandos and SAS men had no idea this was effectively a suicide mission.Poor planning and incompetence in high places was matched by fantastic bravery and brilliant improvisation that enabled a handful of the survivors to escape back to British lines and tell their story.From Bob 'Lucky' Laycock,the model for Evelyn Waugh's Lt. Col. Tommy Blackhouse,to the tragic Geoffrey Keyes,awarded a postumous VC for leading the operation,Michael Asher investigates the true story of 'Operation Flipper': the plot to kill Rommel. 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 and value of this item for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja622916. ISBN: 029784685X.

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ASHER**, MICHAEL:
THE REAL BRAVO TWO BRAVO: THE TRUTH BEHIND BRAVO TWO BRAVO.

Imprint: LONDON.CASSELL & CO,2002.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,colour pictorial matt background with glossy orange+yellow lettered title to front panel of dw/dj with other white+yellow lettering; with negligible shelf-wear,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present. Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean and unblemished,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,chocolate brown cloth boards/ covers with bright,crisp blocked gilt lettering to spine/backstrip,a red+yellow striped headband and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,ix -xiipp+11-233pp [paginated] includes illustrations list/table, acknowledgements,author's introduction,23 chapters,8pp contemporary b/w photographs in 1 block,between pp126/7,notes,and an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication, and 4pp blanks at the rear of the book. BRAVO TWO ZERO was the code-name of the most famous SAS operation in recent times. It was a classic British story of glorious failure and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds.The book,'Bravo Two Zero',written by patrol commander 'Andy McNab',became an international best-seller.So did another first-hand account of the affair,Chris Ryan's 'The One That Got Away.' Three members of the patrol were killed. One,veteran sergeant Vince Phillips was blamed in both books for a succession of mistakes.As Michael Asher reveals,the stories in the two previous accounts grew considerably in the telling.Their stories of taking out tanks with rocket launchers, mowing down hundreds of Iraqi soldiers, killing enemy sentries with just their bare hands,were never mentioned at their post-war debriefings. . . Michael Asher went to Iraq to investigate what really happened.A fluent Arab speaker,who has lived for years among the desert peoples,his unique understanding of Arab culture enabled him to track down witnesses and participants.He re-traces the footsteps of the patrol,from the moment they touched down in the desert to their first battle with the Iraqis and the subsequent hunt and pursuit.The story he reveals is very different.There was great bravery and dedication - on both sides. Every man in that patrol demonstrated grit and resilience in the face of overwhelming odds,in the finest traditions of the 22nd SAS Regiment.None more so than Sergeant Vince Phillips,whose body lies in san unmarked grave in the desert. Please contact seller,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja907720. ISBN: 0304363693.

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ASHLEY**, MIKE:
Starlight Man: The Extraordinary Life of ALGERNON BLACKWOOD.

Imprint: LONDON.CONSTABLE,2001.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,subject's b/w portrait photographic illustrated dw/dj panels, with blue+white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head of spine/ backstrip of dw/dj,minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing and some very light,minimal, superficial scoring/impressions to both panels of dw/dj - boards beneath unaffected.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean - pristine - no 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 dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vi-xviiipp+2-395pp [paginated] includes separate contents+illus lists/tables,acknowledgements,an author introduction,20 chapters,12pp b/w contemporary auto+biographical photographs in 1 block,between pp174/5,notes and references, appendix (Blackwood's Family Trees),Blackwood's books+stories,biblio and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and 2pp blanks at rear. Algernon Blackwood was one of the greatest writers of supernatural fiction of the 20thC - Dion Fortune described him as 'pre-eminent among the writers of occult fiction' - yet he remains a mysterious figure.An indefatigable traveller,an undercover agent during the First World War,a Searcher for the Red Cross,he was also an extremely popular storyteller on radio and television - indeed,he appeared on the first ever television programme. He originated the play,'The Starlight Express', was a member of the magical order of the Golden Dawn,and was acquainted with most of the literary and artistic establishment of his day from Hilaire Belloc to Arthur Machen,from Sinclair Lewis to H.G. Wells. Blackwood revealed that all his stories were based on personal experiences or those of his close friends.This from the man whose stories take us to a lonely island in the River Danube where two travellers face the cosmic powers of the Earth in all their might; and deep into the deserts of Egypt where a lone man witnesses the spirit of the ancient past rise up like a gigantic wall of sand.H.P. Lovecraft said of him,'Of the quality of Mr Blackwood's genius there can be no dispute; for no one has even approached the skill,seriousness and minute fidelity with which he records the overtones of strangeness in ordinary things and experiences . . .' In the 1920's,he published an autobiography.But as its title suggests - 'Episodes Before Thirty' - it covers only the period up to 1899 and it ends,'Of mystical,psychic or so-called "occult" experiences,I have purposely said nothing'.But there was much to be said. Mike Ashley has been researching Blackwood's life for more than twenty years and has discovered a wonderfully complex character - a profound mystic,a delightful storyteller,an innocent child,a wild adventurer,and a remarkable man.Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of his death (then 2001),his full biography is available for the first time and reveals the inside story on this most mystical and magical of men. 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 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. 1/2 to 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja562215. ISBN: 9781841572406.

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ASHLEY, ELIZABETH - Written by:
THE STORY OF JESUS - Pop-Up Book.

Imprint: LONDON.DEANS INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING,1985.
Edition: UK,slim landscape,12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,colour illustrated pop-up,1st edn.
Binding: Harback pop-up book., No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim landscape,12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued, colour illustrated pop-up,2nd reprint.[Originally and first published 1967,reprinted 1984 and then this 2nd reprint,1985.] NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,glossy/glazed, colour pictorial paper-covered artwork by Vandersyde,illustrated card boards,with pink, yellow and pale blue lettering to front cover, plain lilac spine/backstrip minimally sunned/ faded and without text but a tiniest of snicks towards its front,top edge,rear board with black lettered publishing details within a central pink circle.Contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound,3 colour illustrated pop-ups complete, working and without tears or splits.UK,slim, landscape,12mo HB,no dw/dj,as issued,colour illustrated pop-up,1st edn,approx. 6.5" tall x 9" wide,pastedowns included in the first and last pop-ups with double-paged illustrated text without pop-up,before and following the middle pop-up. 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 it’s age and nature, i.e. a child's ephemeral pop-up book.It is only the exterior faults described that prevent a slightly higher grading.Despite them,it really is still an exceptional example for its cleanliness and brightness. 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: rja1030422. ISBN: 0603035841.

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ASHWORTH, CHRIS:
RAF BOMBER COMMAND 1936-1968.

Imprint: UK.YEOVIL,SOMERSET.PATRICK STEVENS LIMITED,1995.
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,blue background with super-imposed b/w photographic illustrated dw/dj,with white+ orange/yellow lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edges clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog- ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain blue cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip with immaculate plain eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,8-256pp [paginated] includes author's intro,13 chapters,profuse contemporary b/w photographs and 5 b/w maps throughout the text and the book,appendices (XII), glossary+abbreviations and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and a contents list/table. RAF Bomber Command spearheaded the fight against Germany's armed forces and industrial heartland during the Second World War.In the space of six years no less than 389,909 sorties were flown,with a loss of more than 55,000 aircrew and nearly 11,000 aircraft.Although the targeting of specific cities is still the subject of controversy,Bomber Command's overall contribution to the Allied victory is beyond question.But how did a Command, ill-equipped at the outbreak of war,manage to transform itself into such a mighty fighting force? What role did it play when the Second World War gave way to the 'Cold War' and the nuclear age? These questions,and many others,are answered in this,the first full history of Bomber Command.It has been meticulously researched by aviation historian Chris Ashworth who relates the story of the Command from its inception with biplanes, through the wartime days of Halifaxes, Wellingtons and Lancasters to the post-war V-bombers and its disbandment in 1968. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja508414. ISBN: 1852603089.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC:
FANTASTIC VOYAGE II - DESTINATION BRAIN.

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj.Light ageing to fore-edges. When the movie Fantastic Voyage (1966) was released,Asimov had been hired to do the novelization,which he himslef was not completely satisfied with.Twenty-one years later (1987) he rewrote the story,keeping only the central concept of miniaturized scientists entering a human body; to enter a human brain so that they can retrieve memories from a comatose colleague.It is not a sequel to the film. Albert Jonas Morrison,a 21st century neurophysicist,and otherwise an ordinary and unheroic man,is kidnapped and taken to the Soviet Union. A major Soviet scientist,Pyotr Shapirov,is in an irreversible coma,and Morrison's special expertise could be of value.The Soviets believe that Morrison may be able to apply his controversial theories to retrieve vagrant thoughts that still may be floating in Shapirov's damaged brain and so provide clues to important work in which Shapirov was engaged. Morrison goes cold with fear because the plan calls for him to be miniaturized along with four Soviet scientists to a sub-molecular size,and introduce them into Shapirov's body and, ultimately,into his brain. Please contact seller,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1193. ISBN: 0385239262.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC:
FOUNDATION AND EARTH.

Imprint: LONDON.GRAFTON,1986.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NMINT/FINE.No owner inscrptn, dw/dj price-clipped. 'FOUNDATION AND EARTH' develops the story that began in FOUNDATIONS EDGE,of Golan Trevize's 'treachery' and the search for the mythical origins of humanity.  This,the author's 5th FOUNDATION novel,in Asimov's popular Foundation series,opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals,nations and planets.To test his conclusion,he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth,all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries.The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate,conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss,who is part of the first world/mind,Gaia.  Please contact seller for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.    ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1041. ISBN: 0385233124.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC - Editorial Director - SCITHERS, GEORGE H - Editor:
ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE: Jan-Feb,1978. [Vol 2,No. 1.]

Imprint: US.NEW YOUK,N.Y. DAVIS PUBLICATIONS,INC.,1977.
Edition: US,slim 12mo Bi-monthly magazine,1st thus.
Binding: 12mo magazine., No dw/dj,magazine as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,slim 12mo Bi-monthly magazine,1st thus. [2nd year of magazine's original publication,the 7th issued magazine of the series/subscription.A subscription,bi-monthly anthology of sci-fi stories, articles,editorial comment,reviews,letters and publisher adverts.] VG.No owner inscrptn and no price removal (US$1.25 + UK,55p) from cover.Colour cover art by Paul Alexander with yellow+white lettering,black letters to spine with reading creases to same,rear cover with yellow+black publisher's adverts to white background; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping,creasing to edges and corners - all corners with minor corner creases - no nicks,tears or splits present.All edges aged/toned; contents tight with inevitable,but slight page-edge toning and no intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - and accidental, uniform crease to lower corners of last pages - pp189-91 (with Letters+advert).US, slim 12mo Bi-monthly magazine,1st thus,6- 191pp [paginated] includes Asimov editorial,6 stories,5 articles,b/w illus within the text by assorted artists as: Frank Kelly Frea,Jack Gaughan,Alex Schomburg,Rick Sternbach,Freff,Don Simpson,and George Barr,reviews,back issues/discount books,letters and publisher's adverts. Stories by John Varley,Martin Gardner, Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford,Stanley Scmidt, and Keith Laumer. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if p/back is offered P/p free. * P/p FREE - UK only. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx.1/2 to 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja924921. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC:
NEMESIS. [Uncorrected Proof copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.DOUBLEDAY,1989.
Edition: UK,8vo wraps,Uncorrected Proof copy.
Binding: Wraps., No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo ['C' format paperback] wraps,Uncorrected Proof copy.FINE.No owner inscrptn.An unread copy,as there are no spine/backstrip creases, with slightly grubbed/marked top and lightly aged fore-edges.Contents bright,tight and very clean.Uncommon. A dwarf star,pinkish-red,the colour of blood and destruction.Circling Nemesis is a planet. Circling the planet is a satellite,and circling the satellite,Rotor. one of Earth's hundred space colonies.The fate of Earth,and maybe even Rotor itself,rests with a fifteen-year-old girl. who possesses unique and uncanny mental gifts. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1771. ISBN: 2258031974.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC:
PEBBLE IN THE SKY. [CORGI - S583.]

Imprint: LONDON.CORGI BOOKS/TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS,1958.
Edition: K,12mo p/back 1st edn thus.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj,p/back as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo p/back 1st edn.[Originally and first published,US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, Doubleday & Company,Inc.,Garden City,1950. This CORGI,UK p/b preceded by US,1st p/b,A Galaxy Science Fiction Novel,Number 14, from Galaxy Publishing Company,1953 and also later simultaneous p/b issues US,(NY) Bantam Books,and CANADA (Montreal),1957. This CORGI p/b issue (1958),its first UK publication.] VG.No owner inscrptn,and no price removal (2/6) from cover.Bright, glossy,colour pictorial artwork by John Richards,illustrated front cover with white+orange lettering,blue/green spine with majority white lettering and reading creases to same,rear panel light grubbing to white background,a colour abstract design with red+black lettering of story blurb; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.All edges aged/toned; contents tight,solid and sound with minimal page-edge toning and no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - has been carefully read.UK,12mo p/back 1st edn thus,7-220pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,22 chapters; plus [unpaginated] story preamble,title page,a dedication and at the rear,4pp publisher advert. Asimov's first book,also his first published SF novel.Concerning the Galactic Empire,the period between our own time and the universe of his Foundation series (this the 3rd third novel in that series.) It begins with a retired tailor from the mid-20th century,who is accidentally pitched forward into the future.By then, Earth has become radioactive and is a low- status part of a vast Galactic Empire. There is both a mystery and a power-struggle,and a lot of debate and human choices.The protagonist is a very ordinary man,rather than the more typical space opera hero. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item for correct,insured (optional) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if p/back is offered P/p free. * FREE P+p for this title - Applies UK only. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja925121. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC:
THE ALTERNATE ASIMOVS: THE ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED VERSIONS OF PEBBLE IN THE SKY, THE END OF ETERNITY and BELIEF.

Imprint: LONDON.GRAFTON BOOKS.COLLINS PUBLISHING GROUP,1987.
Edition: UK,12mo paperback Original,p/b 1st edn.
Binding: Paperback Original., No dw/dj,p/back Original,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo paperback Original,p/b 1st edn. [Paperback original denotes the first format and its first appearance in print of the book/title.Paperbacks usually follow on from the HB edn,but can be published at the same time as the HB edn,but p/back originals are published prior to any other format.] FINE-.(Graded thus purely because of the ageing/toning of book's edges.) No owner inscrptn and no price removal from cover.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,glossy colour pictorial artwork by Chris Foss, illustrated front cover with brown,blue and black lettering; white spine with brown+blue letters and reading creases, rear cover with white background and red+ black publisher's blurb; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing - no nicks or tears present - and minor superficial scoring to either cover.All edges aged/ toned and with minimal,but sporadic foxing /spotting; contents bright,tight,clean with very minimal foxing,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - carefully read.UK,12mo paperback Original,p/b 1st edn,10-349pp [paginated] includes author's introduction,original versions of the first two listed novels and two versions (the first version and then the published version) of 'Belief',a Final Word; plus [unpaginated] a potted biog of Asimov,title page,a dedication, contents list/table and at rear,2pp publisher's advert of Asimov's other fiction titles. The original unpublished versions of 'Pebble In The Sky','The End Of Eternity' and 'Belief'.The first printing of this publisher's 1987 edition:- 'Grow Old Along With Me' (the original version of the novel 'Pebble In The Sky') / 'The End Of Eternity' (original version) / 'Belief' (first version) / 'Belief' (published version). The stories that were too astounding for 'Astounding'.'Pebble In The Sky' and 'The End Of Eternity' are among the best known of Isaac Asimov's early novels.But what most readers won't know is that both were originally written for - and rejected by - the famous pulp SF magazines of the 1940s and 1950s.Along with Dr Asimov's fascinating commentary on the revisions and on his working relationships with legendary SF editors John Campbell and Horace Gold,'The Alternate Asimovs' offers the rare and delightful treat of watching a master of imagination in his workshop. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if p/back is offered P/p free. * P/p FREE - Applies UK only. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja925021. ISBN: 0586071628.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC - Edited by:
The Hugo Winners. [Penguin Science Fiction - No. 1906.]

Imprint: LONDON.PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.,1964.
Edition: UK,12mo p/back,1st edn.
Binding: Paperback., No dw/dj,p/back as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,12mo p/back,1st edn.[Originally and first published 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,US, DOUBLEDAY,1962 and in UK,DENNIS DOBSON, 1963.This the first UK p/back issue,1964.] FINE-.No owner inscrptn,and no price-removal from cover.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy,monochrome pictorial illustration detail (from 'Desiderio's Ruine et cinq personnages' in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs,PARIS) to front cover with black lettering,orange spine with dulled white,and bright black lettering along with reading creases black lettered blurb and review to rear cover; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Front,top corner with a faint, accidental diagonal crease,which has left faint concomitant creases to corresponding page corners - from,prelims to pp16 inclusive.All edges inevitably and ubiquitously aged/toned; contents clean with minimal page-edge toning,tight,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.UK,12mo p/back,1st edn, 12-342pp [paginated] includes an Editor's introduction,World Science Fiction Conventions the 13th to the 19th - omitting the 15th convention (held in London whereas the others were Stateside); each with story's annual winner and extract from same covering 9 chapters with assorted sci-fi authors,an appendix - the Hugos,11th to 20th Conventions and winners lists,omitting the 12th Convention,a postscript; plus [unpaginated] editor's potted biography,title page,a dedication, acknowledgements,contents list/table, individual chapter/convention separator pages and to the rear,6pp publisher's adverts and blank free endpaper. A really exceptional example,especially considering the book's age - it has survived particularly well. **P+p FREE** SF,too,has its Oscars,its Nobel Prizes.At the annual convention Hugos are awarded o the best writers in the field,and some of the winners in the shorter class are brought together in this collection. Contributions include: 1955 - Walter M. Miller,'The Darfsteller' and Eric Frank Russell,'Allamagoosa' (short story); 1956 - Murray Leinster,'Exploration Team' (novelette),and Arthur C. Clarke,'The Star'(short story); 1958 - Avram Davison, 'Or All the Seas with Oysters'(short story); 1959 - Clifford D. Simak,'The Big Front Yard'(novelette) and Robert Bloch, 'The Hell-Bound Train'(short story); 1960 - Daniel Keyes,'Flowers for Algernon' (novelette); and 1961 - Poul Anderson, 'The Longest Voyage'(novelette). P/p FREE.** * Within the UK only.* Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if p/back is offered P/p free. P/p FREE *Within the UK only.* ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja923321. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC - Edited by:
THE HUGO WINNERS - Volumes One and Two.

Imprint: US.GARDEN CITY,NEW YORK.NELSON DOUBLEDAY,Inc.,(copyright 1962.)
Edition: US,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

US,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[Book Club edn.Vos 1+2 in one book.]No owner inscrptn,no publisaher price,as a book club edn.Bright,lightly grubbed white background with colour photographs to dw/dj and gilt coloured lettering to front,spine with red,black and other white-outlined black letters, rear panel with b/w-outlined orange letters; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - some tiny snicks to bot head+foot of spine - no other major nicks,tears or splits present.Top edges toned in bands with minimal,sporadic spotting,fore-edges deckled (untrimmed), foxing to lower edges; contents bright and clean - text block particularly - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.Bright, crisp,clean,tan paper covered boards with faux-leather burgundy blind spine with red blocked letters, endpapers faintly foxed/ spotted.US,thick 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,xi-xivpp+4-849pp [paginated] includes Editor's introduction,Pts 1+2 comprising 23 sci-fi short stories and/or novelettes; 2 appendices,plus [unpaginated] half-title +title pages,Pts/Vols separator pages, contents lists/tables,an Editor introduction to each author/wnner, individual Annual Convention details separator pages. An important addition to any SF enthusiast's shelf,and essential reading for a newcomer to the genre. 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. 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. 1/2 to 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja927121. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ASIMOV**, ISAAC:
Through a Glass,Clearly. [Scholastic Publications - No. 1866.]

Imprint: LONDON.NEL in association with SCHOLASTIC PUBLICATIONS,November,1967.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback Original., No dw/dj,p/back Original,as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo p/back original,1st edn.[This collection first and originally published by NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY,(London) April 1967 as p/back Original,p/b 1st edn.Printing history indicates a NEL Limited alone, issue was published April,1967. But this issue/edn was published in association with SCHOLASTIC PUBLICATIONS, in November,1967,with stated 'AN ORIGINAL Not Available In Any Other Edition' to front cover.This is not the (UK) NEL/FOUR SQUARE p/back edn/issue.] Near FINE.No owner inscrptn per se - but probably a previous bookseller's/or charity shop's handwritten inked,UK decimal price (10p) to top corner of first page of first story -.no price removal from cover - absence of any price.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,glossy,colour pictorial illustrated front cover with dark blue lettered author/title and orange+white letters to black roundel stating AN ORIGINAL NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER EDITION within same,b/w lettered green spine with number 1866 to foot - NO reading creases present,rear cover green with thumbnail author b/w portrait photograph and black lettered story preamble; with negligible shelf- wear, bumping to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.A small (approx. 34cm), rubbed abrasion occuring miniscule colour loss,to front spine edge on front cover. All edges inevitably aged/toned but without blemish; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound with very minimal page-edge toning - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread, apart from my own collation.UK,slim 12mo p/back original,1st edn,7-124pp [paginated] includes 4 stories; plus [unpaginated] a Tom Boardman,Jnr. preface/ introduction,title page,a contents list/ table and to the rear,publisher's 4pp FOUR SQUARE Editions advert for Robert SHECKLEY (2),Rbt. HEINLEIN and Charles L. HARNESS (assumed) contempraneous issued sci-fi titles. It is only the ink price,the small abrasion and the edge-toning that detracts from listing as FINE.These detractions aside - a really,worthy,exceptional, collectable example in exceptional condition compared to those others available at inflated prices! A collection of four short stories by Isaac Asimov. Contains: 'It's Such A Beautiful Day' / 'Belief' / 'Breeds There A Man?' / 'The C-Chute'. From the master of SF,enter the imagination of Isaac Asimov. 'It's Such A Beautiful Day': Nature had been forgotten in this electronic world of the future - until one day,quite by accident,a young boy strayed outdoors and discovered what was there. 'Belief': When you can't make anyone believe that you can levitate, your only course of action is to say you can't! 'Breeds There A Man?': The physicist had arrived at a theory - very interesting,but highly improbable.But something not quite human seemed to be causing a bit of trouble. 'The C-Chute': The spaceship had to be recaptured from the aliens, which meant that somebody had to be a hero. But who would that be. And why? Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. UK,buyers please note,p/backs' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if p/back is offered P/p free. * This item offered P+p FREE - available in UK only. ** N.B. US customers please be aware: US standard AIR postage from UK to US can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. 2/3rds of standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving long before the quoted 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja925221. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ASLET**, CLIVE:
WAR MEMORIAL: THE STORY OF ONE VILLAGE'S SACRIFICE FROM 1914 TO 2003.** [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.VIKING PENGUIN,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,SIGNED,1st edn.[Complete number line 001.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn but an unused brown+white illustrated bookplate,by John Sutcliffe - exclusively for the National Trust - pasted to top,right-hand corner of ffe,and author's black ink felt tip signature - without dedication - to the title page just below his own printed name and price-clipped dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, monochrome photographic illustrated dw/dj with red and black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edge towards head of spine/ backstrip has a few tiny,tiny spots,else bright and clean,fore-edges bright and clean without any spots; contents bright, tight,clean - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain red cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a red+white striped headband and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED, 1st edn,xii-xxxiiipp [part paginated]+2- 342pp [paginated] includes list of illustrations,a preface,13 chapters,16pp contemporary b/w photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp104/5 and pp216/7 respectively,Roll-call of Names on the Lydford War Memorial,acknowledgements, notes and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title,SIGNED title page,a dedication, epigram,contents list/table,b/w Lydford village map (circa 1922),b/w map Western Front 1915-17,b/w map Thiepval,Battle of the Somme,1916 with another b/w map Normandy and Operation Market Garden (WW2) to it's recto and 2pp blanks at the rear. Who were the men and women whose names are immortalized on war memorials around the country? Where did they live,how and why did they die? Such questions usually go unanswered.This book unravels the story of one war memorial,in the Dartmoor village of Lydford,tracing the lives of twenty-two men and one woman who made the supreme sacrifice.The result is an intimate portrait of one corner of the countryside in the twentieth century,and an extraordinary tale of the endurance and bravery of otherwise ordinary people - farmers,masons,railway workers,landowners, schoolchildren - who,but for the war memorial,would be forgotten. For the first time,their experiences of war are recounted in vivid detail through original documents: from the battles of the First and Second World Wars to more recent times in the Falklands and Iraq. 'War Memorial' is about the people who laid down their lives for us,and who shall not be forgotten. 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 weight allowances, dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja603416. ISBN: 9780670921539.

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ASLET**, CLIVE:
WAR MEMORIAL: THE STORY OF ONE VILLAGE'S SACRIFICE FROM 1914 TO 2003.** [Author SIGNED copy.**]

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.[Complete number line 001.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn but author's,handwritten,black ink felt-tip pen signature - without dedication - to title page and no price- clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, monochrome photographic illustrated dw/dj with superimposed glossy red poppies border to lower edges,with red+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.B/w circular adhesive Waterstone's 'Signed by the author' label to front lower corner of dw/dj.Top edges lsightly aged/toned but with the fore- edges,generally bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain maroon cloth boards with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,xii-xxiiipp [part-paginated] +2-342pp,plus [paginated] includes illustrations list/table,a preface,13 chapters and Roll Call of names on the Lydford War memorial, 16pp contemporary b/w photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp104/5 and pp216/7 respectively, acknowledgements,notes and an index,plus [unpaginated] half-title page,Author SIGNED title page,a dedication,an epigram, contents list/table,b/w Lydford village map with an inset,5 b/w battle maps and 2pp blanks at the rear. Who were the men and women whose names are immortalized on war memorials around the country? Where did they live,how and why did they die? Such questions usually go unanswered.This book unravels the story of one war memorial,in the Dartmoor village of Lydford,tracing the lives of the twenty- two men and one woman who made the supreme sacrifice.The result is an intimate portrait of one corner of the countryside in the twentieth century,and an extraordinary tale of the endurance and bravery of otherwise ordinary people - farmers,masons,railway workers,landowners, schoolchildren - who,but for the war memorial,would be forgotten. For the first time,their experiences of war are recounted in vivid detail through original documents: from the battles of the First and Second World Wars to more recent times in the Falklands and Iraq. 'War Memorial' is about the people who laid down their lives for us,and who shall not be forgotten. 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: rja753517. ISBN: 9780670921539.

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ASPLUND,UNO:
CHAPLIN'S FILMS - A FILMOGRAPHY.

Imprint: UK.NEWTON ABBOT,DEVON.DAVID & CHARLES,1973.
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. Bright,clean,glossy,laminated,silver background with black,subject portrait silhouette and black+red letters to upper wrap,with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges-no nicks or tears present - though spine/backstrip is slightly faded.Top edge lightly dust-soiled but generally clean;fore-edge cleaner,contents bright,tight and clean also - no dog-ear corners to pages.Clean, black,paper-covered boards with bright, stamped silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and clean but lightly toned edged eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,5-204pp includes half-title+title pages,contents+ illus lists,foreword,15 chapters,12pp contemporary b/w photographs between pp32-35,pp50-53,pp84-87,pp102-105,and pp176-181 respectively,a bibliography and an index.Translated from the Swedish by Paul Britten Austin. This book is the first complete survey of Chaplin's work,and includes a detailed synopsis of each and every Chaplin film, from the earliest Keystone farces up to Chaplin's latest and most sophisticated productions, with an assessment of their interest to a present-day viewer.Included are unique statistical data on the original footages and running times of Chaplin's silents, drawn from the archives of the Swedish Board of Censors,whose solemn and often outraged utterances cast comic sidelight on how the watchdogs of early 20thC morality saw Chaplin's art. There are brief biographies of some of Chaplin's more notable colleagues,his rivals and imitators,and biographical information on Chaplin himself and the birth of his immortal 'Charlie' figure.There is a chapter on 'Spurious Chaplin Films'. Uno Asplund is a noted Swedish film journalist.He has devoted many years to collecting and studying Chaplin's films, of which he has a complete library.Book out-of-print,as publisher ceased trading late 1980's. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja22636. ISBN: 0715362569.

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ASQUITH, CYNTHIA - [Designed by]:
THE FLYING CARPET.

Imprint: LONDON.PARTRIDGE & CO,LTD.,nd.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Decorated cloth boards., No dw/dj - as issued?
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB,no dw/dj,1st edn.[No date,but gift presentation inscrptn for Christmas, 1930] FINE.Neat,ink,Christmas gift presentation inscrptn to ffe,no dw/dj. Bright,clean,publisher's original black ink stamped,decorated red cloth bds (five children on a flying carpet,silhouetted) and black lettering with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.Spine/backstrip slightly faded - as usual/normal.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/tanned,contents bright,tight and clean - virtually unfoxed - clean plain white eps,no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners.UK,Qrto HB,1st edn,9- 200pp [paginated] includes mixture of 34 stories+poems by various contributors,all illustrated by various illustrators in either b/w line illus as either head or tail pieces,and in text,plus 4 tipped-in, onlay pictorial colour illustrations by Harold Earnshaw,H.M. Brock,Mabel Lucie Attwell and Susan Pearse respectively. Unpaginated half-title,b/w line decorated title-page,tipped-in onlay pictorial colour frntis (Harold Earnshaw); contents list/table and illustrators list. Contributors include:Thomas Hardy (verse), Adelaide Phillpotts (2 stories),Herbert Asquith (3 - verses),Alfred Noyes (verse), Desmond MacCarthy (story),A.A. Milne(story extract - When We Were Vey,Very Young), David Cecil (verse),Cynthia Asquith (2 stories),Henry Newbolt (4 - verses),G.K. Chesterton (verse),Charles Whibley(story), J.M. Barrie (story),Elizabeth Lowndes (story),John Lea (2 - verses),Hugh Lofting (story - Dr Dolittle Meets a Londoner in Paris),Magaret Kennedy (verse),Clemence Dane (story),Hilaire Belloc (2 - verses), Walter de la Mare (story),Sir Walter Raleigh (verse),A. Pembury (2 - verses), Edward Marsh (verse), W.H. Davies (verse) and Denis Mackail (story). Illustrators include:Mabel Lucie Attwell, J.R.C. Bodley,L.R. Brightwell,H.M. Brock, Harold Earnshaw,Daphne Jerrold,E. Barnard Lintott,Hugh Lofting,George Morrow,Susan Pearse,T.Heath Robinson,Ernest H.Shepard, Dudley Tennant,and A.H. Watson.A charming collection and selection in exceptional condition. 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: rja28307. ISBN: No ISBN.

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Assorted authors:
GREATEST ANIMAL STORIES - Chosen by Michael Morpurgo.**

Imprint: UK.OXFORD,OXON.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS,2016.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB,no dw/d,as issued,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj - as issued.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB,no dw/d,as issued,illustrated 1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE. No owner inscrptn,and an absence of printed published price.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, paper-covered boards with wrap-around pale blue background with brown illustrated birds+animal figures in a climbing foliage border with brown +white lettering to front,brown lettered spine/ backstrip,rear board with brown prose extract text and a small white bird illustration,and brown+white illustrated endpapers.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping,creasing to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present.Top,front corner and diagonally opposed bottom,rear corner tips both with miniscule bump and reciprocal crease to same,and rear board with a few light, but superficial indents.Top+fore-edges bright and clean without blemish; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears unread,other than my own collation.UK, Qrto HB,no dw/d,as issued,1st edn,9-253pp [paginated] includes 17 stories - all colour illustrated by 12 assorted illustrators and each preceded by a separator colour vignette illustrated story title page with a story precis /background opposite; plus [unpaginated] half-title with a 'This Book Belongs To' panel (unused - no name inserted),a colour vignetted title page,an introduction by Michael Morpurgo with a colour anthropomorphic animal illustration - a clothed fox,a contents list/ table also with a colour animal illustration - a cat,and reverse of last page with acknowledgements and author+illustrator credits. Both Morpurgo and Geraldine McCuaghrean have contributed a story each. 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 prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite them,it really is still an exceptional example for its cleanliness and brightness. Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and Award-winning children's writer,has collected his greatest animal stories from all around the world and put them in one place . . . Here! From brave mice to hungry wolves,and mischievous spiders to ingenious cats,this is a timeless collection to treasure forever. Beautifully illustrated throughout,a menagerie will come to life before your eyes.There are lots of stories to choose from,including Puss in Boots, The Ugly Duckling, and Peter and the Wolf,so whether you're looking for a quick read or a longer story to lose yourself in,something to read alone or a tale to share,there's a great animal story within for everyone to find.This beautifully-illustrated,sumptuous gift edition is perfectfor young readers to treasure.From squeaks and peeps to growls and howls,all animal life is here.A treasure trove of animal delights,chosen by the UK's best-loved storyteller. 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: rja1033622. ISBN: 9780192748621.

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Assorted Male, Female Irish writers:
THE LITTLE BOOK OF CHRISTMAS MEMORIES. [Anthology.]

Imprint: IRELAND.DUBLIN.LIBERTIES PRESS,2013.
Edition: US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.AWARE,an Irish nationwide charity/organisation offering support through depression,and book's royalties went to them.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj - absence of publisher's price.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,colour pictorial Christmas tree illustrated front of dw/dj with white+yellow letters,and list of 63 writers/contributors to rear panel; with negligible shelf-wear,bumping or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean without blemish; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,apart from my own collation.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain dark green cloth boards with a bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a crimson headband and immaculate plain,white endpapers.UK,small 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, 19-239pp [paginated] includes 63 male+ female writers' contributions/short stories - each contribution with a potted biography of the writer,and at rear - a note about the Irish nationwide organisation AWARE; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,and contents list/ table. Nostalgic,heart-warming,and festively fun,'The Little Book of Christmas Memories' is an uplifting collection of stories about memories of Christmases past.Packed with contributions from some of Ireland's nest-loved writers - including Roddy Doyle,Alice Taylor,Colum McCann,Sinead Moriarty and John Boyne among many others - this festive collection features vivid recollections from Irish childhood Christmases to modern-day New York.Each unique tale captures the burst of emotions that come bundled up with memories of the festive season. Author royalties from this collection went to the charity AWARE,which supports individuals and families affected by depression in Ireland. Without a doubt,'The Little Book of Christmas Memories; is the perfect fireside companion for this season! Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct, insured (where necessary) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja915420. ISBN: 9781907593109.

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ASTIN, SEAN with LAYDEN, JOE:
THERE AND BACK AGAIN: AN ACTOR'S TALE - A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Imprint: LONDON.VIRGIN,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj, virtually as new.Bright,crisp,clean,colour photographic wrap-around illustrated,dw/dj (still from film LOTR: The Return of the King.); with negligible shelf-wear to edges,no nicks or tears present.Top+fore- edges unmarked,bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine.Bright, unblemished,publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-326pp [paginated] includes prologue+epilogue,19 chapters,8pp contemporary colour photographs between pp150/1[unpaginated],an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication+acknowledgements page. Sean Astin played the part of Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and is a veteran of over 30 movies,including The Goonies.He won his first acting part at the age of nine and has successfully made the transition from child star to adult star.He also works as a director and producer and has five more films in production. Joe Layden is a journalist and the author of over 30 books, including The Rock Says . . .(with wrestling legend The Rock) which spent five months in the New York Times bestseller chart. TLOTR 2001-2003 is the highest grossing trilogy of all time,(then 2004),breaking all box-office records to secure its place in history.Sean Astin,was there,on set, for nearly two years of his life and this account is of the on- and off-screen events and filming through his eyes. THERE AND BACK AGAIN is an extremely personal,revealing and immensely readable behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. Please contact seller,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja32869. ISBN: 1852271493.

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ASTON, C.B.(ROYAL MARINE ARTILLERY), BRIGADIER-GENERAL G. G:
LETTERS ON AMPHIBIOUS WARS.

Imprint: LONDON.JOHN MURRAY,1911.
Edition: UK,8vo HB,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , No dw/dj,as issued?
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB,no dw/dj,as issued?,1st edn. VG.An ex-public library copy.Previously owned by 3 libraries - 2 public and 1 military,the original and first owner.B/w anchor illustrated library bookplate: 'Mount Wise Naval History Library - Plymouth Public Libraries',pasted to front pastedown,a contemporary oval,inked,dated library stamp:'R.N. War College Devonport - 9 MAR 1911',to top corner of ffe, beneath which,towards centre,is a red ink 'Withdrawn from Plymouth Library Services' stamp.'R.N. War College - 9 MAR. 1911 - DEVONPORT' library stamp to title page, along with an oval,inked 'Supplied Public Service' stamp just beneath author's name and to recto and foot of title page,an alpha-numerical notation and an inked 'Plymouth Public Libraries' stamp. Contemporary dated,ink 'R.N. WAR COLLEGE - 9 MAR.1911 - DEVONPORT' library stamp to top of List of maps' page and to the foot of rear free endpaper,along with a taped barcode to same and same 'WAR COLLEGE' stamp towards the top of rear pastedown also.Lightly faded,publisher's original dark blue cloth boards with stamped,red ink laurel leafed and titled/lettered vignette to upper bd,similar vignette to spine/backstrip but in gilt letters,ex- library's white ink numerical notation to foot of same.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners,with some bumping, rubbing and light fading and minimally bumped to both head+foot of spine/ backstrip.Top+fore-edges inevitably aged with some minimal sporadic foxng/spotting to same,all edges untrimmed; contents generally bright,tight and clean,with some minimal foxng/spotting sporadically throughout the book.Upper bd's,top 1/3rd spine/backstrip's joint/edge/gutter,frayed and with approx 2.5" split.Inside hinges strengthened,plain,white endpapers with aforementioned library indications also have offset foxing;the rear pastedown vertically slit to make a wallet,holding 3 folding maps - all present.UK,8vo HB,vii-xvpp+2-372pp [paginated] includes author dated preface,contents+maps lists/tables,8 letters/chapters,8 b/w+red folding maps - all called for - 5 tipped in,3 loose in rear wallet (1 map in wallet is in two pieces,torn along horizontal fold but is still complete) plus [unpaginated] half- title+title pages and dedication.Described hard,but fairly and honestly. An attempt has been made in these pages to illustrate from recent examples the direction of naval and military force against a common objective. Courses of lectures delivered at the Staff College of Camberley have provided the material from which the letters have been compiled,and the book has been written in response to requests received by the writer from officers,both naval and military,who attended the courses.. . . . Free use has been made of lectures delivered by students at the Staff College,especially in the 4th,5th,and 6th letters. Wars covered include the Chilian War, 1891,the Spanish-American War,1898,the Chino-Japanese War,1894-5 and the Russo-Japanese War,1904-5. 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 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: rja413712. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ATHERTON, MIKE:
OPENING UP: MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

Imprint: LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,2002.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.] NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,author/subject's portrait colour photographic illustrated dw/dj,with silver gilt+blue lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.A tiny snick to front top corner.Top edges with some minimal dust-soiling and subsequent spotting/ foxing,fore-edges slightly aged/toned but generally and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered - the top two corners minimally bumped - original plain dark blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain pale blue endpapers.Book has a slight lean.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,ix-xvpp+1- 330pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements with photographic acknowledgements to it's reverse, author's preface,20 chapters and an epilogue, 32pp contemporary b/w+colour (the majority) autobiographical photographs in 4 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp48/9,pp112/13,pp208/9 and pp272/73 respectively,an appendix,a Captain's report,career statistics and an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication and contents list/table,and 6pp blanks at the rear of the book. From England's most capped captain,Mike Atherton's very personal account of England's fortunes,and of his own,over the past decade is of absorbing interest.For much of his Test career his was the wicket most prized by the opposition,and his account of innings against the great fast bowlers,Allan Donald,Curtly Ambrose,Courtney Walsh and his nemesis,Glenn McGrath,takes readers into the heat of battle, sledging and all. Appointed captain of England when he was just twenty-five,he analyses,with unusual honesty and objectivity,his own sometimes stubborn character and the reasons for his often cool relationship with the press.He provides a perceptive assessment of his own successes and failures and describes his long-term battle for fitness against a painful and debilitating condition of inflammation in the joints. The 'dirt in the pocket' episode,told by means of the diary he kept,makes for fascinating reading,both for his own part and that of the match referee,Peter Burge. These revealing insights make his observations of others involved in the game more authoritative. His sometimes uneasy relations with so-called 'cricket supremo' Ray Illingworth reveal some of the difficulties facing an England captain off the field of play.However,his loyalty to his players,and theirs to him,is clearly evident. Atherton chooses not to disguise his opinions of certain selectors during his tenure as captain; these views on the state of English cricket and the conditions needed for the building of a strong Test side are an important contribution to the current debate (then 2002). Possibly the most thoughtful England captain since Mike Brearley,his uncompromising assessment of himself and vivid pen portraits of fellow players from Gooch and Gower to Stewart, Thorpe and Nasser Hussain are most revealing.A born writer,with the gift of a light touch,this is Atherton in his own words. At sixteen he captained the England Under 19 team and he was made captain of the full England side in 1993 at the age of twenty-five.He represented England in 115 Test matches and captained his country on a record 54 occasions. He has a regular newspaper column in the 'Sunday Telegraph' and is a commentator on Channel 4.He was awarded the OBE in 1997. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.    ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja681117. ISBN: 0340822325.

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ATKIN**, RONALD:
PILLAR OF FIRE - DUNKIRK 1940.

Imprint: LONDON.SIDGWICK & JACKSON,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.Very light creasing to dw/dj edges - shelf-wear? Photographic dw/dj.Black paper-covered boards with gilt letters to spine/backstrip and plain white eps.8vo, 256pp includes b/w map,8pp b/w photographs,source notes,a bibliography and an index. In the space of three and a half weeks during May and early June 1940,the armed forces of Nazi Germany came breathtakingly close to winning the new European war only ten months after it had begun.The British Expeditionary Force and its French and Belgian allies were cut off in the north and driven back to the very sands of the Channel and the ruins of Dunkirk,the lone port still in its hands.How that catastrophe was averted,through a combination of enemy blunders and British resourcefulness,is told here by Ronald Atkin,in an account that exposes the myth of the 'miracle of Dunkirk'.The true story of those chaotic and desperate weeks is dramatically chronicled through the diaries,memoirs and personal reminiscences of hundreds of men who lived through them - from COs to foot soldiers and generals to privates.The Imperial War Museum has been building up these archives of contemporary recollections over the last fifty years and Atkin is the first person to make use of their new research in such depth and set it in context of the military operations.Fifty years on,at last the full story can be told of the first major turning point in a war which, until then,had gone in only one direction - Germany's. 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: rja1033. ISBN: 0283996978.

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ATKIN**, RONALD:
REVOLUTION - MEXICO 1910-20.

Imprint: LONDON.MacMILLAN,1969.
Edition: UK,8vo HB,protected dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+protected dw/dj,1st edn.VG/VG. Protected dw/dj,which has left sellotape marks to inside boards where taped down. Minus ffe,no price-clip to dw/dj,fore- edges browned/aged.8vo,354pp includes appendices,general and detailed sources, index and b/w photographs and 3 b/w maps -all called for. The Mexican Revolution of 1910-20 has long exerted a peculiar fascination over the public imagination.Its heroes and heroines,its songs,battles and sieges,all seem larger than life and many hundreds and thousands of printed words and feet of film have been devoted to the exploits of men like Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa - some of them hopelessly over-romantic, others reflecting more accurately the bitterness and cruelty of the period.There has,however,been no single complete account of these years and this book is the first.The story begins with the celebration in Sept,1910 of the centenary of Mexican independence and the eightieth birthday of the dictator Porfirio Diaz,a man whose much praised and outwardly secure-seeming regime was in fact,'dancing on a volcano'. All seemed secure,prosperous and hopeful, yet the miles of new railways and exciting oilfields were based on a hopeless economic policy designed to feather the nests of politicians and drain away the natural wealth of the country,and the great mass of Mexicans,both in the towns and in the haciendas,lived in conditions very close to slavery.Atkins guides the reader through the years that followed, drawing on a wide variety of sources, including eye-witness accounts,newspaper dispatches,diplomatic records and official histories.He introduces the men who succeeded each other at the top of the revolutionary pyramid:most achieved power through bloodshed,most died violently and ignobly.Francisco Madero,the Dreamer,who swept Diaz from power and was in turn toppled and murdered when he gave the people the vote instead of bread and land; Victoriano Huerta the alcoholic general who followed Madero and held his Cabinet meetings in bars and cafes; Venustiano Carranza,the aloof landowner who replaced Huerta; Alvaro Obregon,the one-armed soldier who was to become one of Mexico's outstanding Presidents; Pablo Gonzales,the general who never won a battle,all are placed in their historical perspective. Most important are the accounts of the two archetypal revolutionary figures Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa,who are revealed in all their magnificence and cruelty.The Mexican Revolution was perhaps the first true social upheaval of this century. Between 1910-20,the population of Mexico fell from 15 million to 12 million and its certain that most of the suffering was borne by peasants who had little idea of what was at stake,or of the corruption and self-seeking of their leadership,but for whom anything was preferable to the slavery of the Diaz years. Please contact seller,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja1129. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ATKINS, PHILIP and JOHNSON, MICHAEL - Edited by:
A Dodo at Oxford: The unreliable account of a student and his pet dodo.

Imprint: UK.CHIPPING NORTON,OXFORDSHIRE.OXGARTH PRESS,2010.
Edition: UK,small,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,small,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp.[Complete number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4,so 1st edn,3rd imp.The book's dedication is to the other co-editor,Philip Atkins, who had died the previous year to publication of the book.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj. Bright,crisp,clean,matt,b/w woodcut-type illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with red+ black lettering; with negligible shelf- wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - 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 orange cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate orange+yellow dodo illustrated endpapers.UK,small,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3rd imp,vipp-1-149pp [paginated] includes a note from the editors,profuse b/w facsimile reproductions illustrations,b/w photographs,b/w maps etc,appendices(10); plus [unpaginated] half-title with b/w photograph vignette (front elevation of Oxfam charity shop in St Giles,Oxford where alleged diary was bought) to it's recto,title page and an epilogue. In 2008 a diary was discovered amongst some books donated to a charity bookshop in Oxford.It was a most remarkable book, supposedly written over three hundred years ago by a student,describing his life and unusual pet,a dodo. Everyone knows the dodo,a comic and ungainly bird,the sad symbol of extinction.But what was a living dodo really like? The author of the diary was a student of science and he recorded his pet's every move,as well a the reactions of his friends and acquaintances.He had some idea of the bird's rarity,but not that his pet might have been the last dodo to have walked upon the earth. Doubts have been cast over the authenticity of the diary,so every page has been photographed and reprinted to enable readers to judge for themselves. The editors,have included notes on the diary entries,on such subjects as astrology,book production,doll's houses, and gout.Many items were found stuffed between the diary pages,including a bookmark,cigarette cards,and a 1973 fishmonger's receipt,and these are all illustrated. As well as providing a portrait of the famous bird and glimpses of 17thC Oxford, this is the history of a book: how it was printed,made,unmade,torn,stained,scribbled over,and forgotten.Now by strange good fortune both book and bird have come back to us,large as 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 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: rja625916. ISBN: 9780953443826.

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ATKINS, CAROLINE:
What a Hazarda Letter is: The Strange Destiny of the Unsent Letter.

Imprint: LONDON.Safe Have Books Ltd.,2018.
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 10 - 1 descending.] NFINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, clean,wrap-around red background with a two-fold off-white letter illustrated dw/dj panels front and rear,front letter with author's red-lettered name with a thumbnail colour illustration of a hand holding an envelope separating christian name from surname,a black-lettered part-title and a red-lettered sub-title; spine/backstrip with blocked,glossy,black-lettered author name and similarly coloured sub-title and blocked, glossy,white-lettered part-title with front's repeated colour thumbnail illustration between the part and sub titles and publisher's white illustrated colophon to foot of same; rear panel of dw/dj with two-fold lettere illustration with black+red-lettered strap-line and 21 assorted authors' names to letter's lower two sections. Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - most creasing to top edges and corner tips and head of spine,a small indent to front,lightly affecting the board below - but no nicks,tears or splits present.Top+fore-edges bright,crisp and clean without ageing/toning or any foxing/spotting; contents similar - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread other than my own collation. Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered maroon boards with bright,crisp,blocked,silver gilt-lettered spine,a lilac silk bookmark ribbon sewn in and immaculate plain pale blue endpapers.UK, small 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st ednvii-xipp+1-292pp [paginated] includes Contents list/able,author's Introduction,I-VI (1-6) sections: Love Left Unsaid, Fate Intervenes, Thought Better of, Letters As Therapy, And All Because of a Letter. . .,and Not-Quite Letters penned,by,to and from various assorted male+female author's,and Acknowledgements; plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title apges,an epigram/letter extract that gives the book's title [Emily Dickinson,from a letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson,6 August,1885.]. Visually the exterior appearance is still more than acceptable and particularly internally,is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the minimal,minor faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading overall.Despite that,it really is still a more than acceptable example for its brightness and lack of major detracting faults.                                          Why would anyone write a letter and then not send it? 'What a Hazard a Letter is,' wrote the poet Emily Dickinson,thinking of 'the Hearts it has scuttled and sunk'. Once sent, a letter cannot be taken back: it is like a depth charge dropped into the future, into other people s lives. The moment they re written, letters become, as Janet Malcolm puts it, fossils of feeling: they fix and freeze the sentiments we had at the time, though our lives may quickly move on and we may all too soon have second thoughts. But what if, once written, a letter is not sent or never arrives? What a Hazard a Letter is is the first book to look at the strange phenomenon of the unsent letter. 'What a Hazard a Letter is' is the first book to look at the strange phenomenon of the unsent letter.It collects together some of the most remarkable examples, from fiction and from real life, and explores the fascinating reasons why they came to be unsent, and the consequences sometimes farcical, sometimes agonisingly poignant, and sometimes actually changing the course of history.                                Here, then, are authors from Ian McEwan to Iris Murdoch, Abraham Lincoln to Ernest Hemingway, and Virginia Woolf to Van Gogh: magnificent tirades written in the red mist of rage,delicious to read but all the better for not being mailed; letters whose non-arrival sets a novel's plot careering down a new track; and tender words of love that never quite got said all, in their way,a little more eloquent for being unsent. 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: US Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **                                    

Stock number: rja1151924. ISBN: 9780993291173.

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ATKINSON**, KATE:
BIG SKY. [Author SIGNED copy + Exclusive Waterstones Atkinson Interview.]

Imprint: LONDON.DOUBLEDAY/an imprint of Transworld Publishing,2019.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+Waterstones Exclusive Interview,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Autrhor SIGNED - without dedication.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+Waterstones Exclusive Interview,1st edn. [Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.Internal printed ISBN reads 9780857526106 whilst to the rear cover,an adhesive label with printed ISBN 9781785175695.] FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrtn,but author's neat,handwritten black ink signature - without dedication - to title page and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp and clean,matt,wrap -around blue background with colour photograph/illustration of a seagull in flight to front panel,with author's capitalised,embossed,matt pale blue-lettered name and capitalised, embossed,matt white-lettered title and an adhesive roundel of black with white-lettered legend of 'Exclusive to Waterstones Interview with Kate Atkinson' and capitalised,white-lettered 'SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR' to same; spine/backstrip with similarly coloured+lettered author name+title as the front's and publisher's white illustrated colophon and capitalised, white-lettered name respectively,to foot of same,rear panel of dw/dj with white-lettered prose extract.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners,a tiny snick/closed tear to foot of spine/backstrip - no other nicks,tears or splits present - slight,light pushing to same area and similar to front's lower corner tip too.Top+f ore-edges minimally toned but bright and clean without foxing/spotting; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no intentional dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - inexplicably top corner tip of rear free endpaper and the preceding blank's tip too,are both with differing sized tip creases? Publisher's bright,crisp,unmarked,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth boards with an impressed silhouette of a standing seagull on a rock,to front's lower corner; spine/backstrip with glossy,blocked,black lettering,a green+ black speckled headband with a sewn-in pale blue and another sewn-in green+black speckled silk bookmark ribbon,and immaculate repeated,colour panoramic coast,beach and sea illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,author SIGNED+ Waterstones Exclusive author Interview,1st edn, 10367pp [paginated] includes story without chapter numeration,song references/lyrics page, and to the rear,after the story,the 7pp author interview; plus [unpaginated]half-title,author SIGNED title page,epigrams [2 - a Zen saying and Malcolm X], a dedication,Acknowledgements, Waterstones Exclusive Interview separator page, author potted biography and 6pp blanks. Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable and even internally,is also in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation.It is only the minimal,minor faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading overall.Despite them,it really is still an exemplary example for its cleanliness, brightness and lack of other detracting faults. An anticipated return of Jackson Brodie - her fifth of the series - ex-military,ex-Cambridge Constabulary,now a private investigator. 'Death at The Sign of the Rook',described as a "brilliantly unique take on the classic country house murder" is for publishing in August 2024. Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire,in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido,both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting,but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job,gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife,seems straightforward,but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel,both sharply funny and achingly sad,by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas customers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/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: rja1137424. ISBN: 9780857526106.

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ATKINSON**, KATE:
CASE HISTORIES - A NOVEL.

Imprint: LONDON.DOUBLEDAY/TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS,2004.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£16.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,wrap-around colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj,with red+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore- edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain black cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a maroon headband and a sewn-in maroon silk bookmark ribbon and immaculate plain maroon eps.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,11-304pp [paginated] includes 28 chapters,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,dedication,with thanks,and a biblical quotation (John 8:32).Author's 5th published work/title. Cambridge is sweltering,during an unusually hot summer.To Jackson Brodie,former police inspector turned private investigator,the world consists of one accounting sheet - Lost on the left,Found on the right - and the two never seem to balance.His days are full of people clamouring for answers and explanations.A jealous husband suspects his wife.Two spinster sisters make a shocking find.A solicitor investigates an old murder.A nurse has lost her neice; a widow,her cats.Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge,and has a failed marriage to prove it.He is forty-five but feels much,much older. He is at that dangerous age when men suddenly notice that they're going to die eventually,inevitably,and there isn't a damn thing they can do about it.Surrounded by death,intrigue and misfortune,his own life is brought sharply into focus. Ingeniously plotted,full of suspense and heartbreak,'Case Histories' is a feat of bravura storytelling that conveys the mysteries of life,its inanities and its hilarities. It is a life-affirming work of profound insight and intelligence. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Cancelled/06/2/2024.

Stock number: rja703617. ISBN: 0385607997.

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ATKINSON**, ALEX & SEARLE**, RONALD - WITH MRS DYSON.
ESCAPE from the AMAZON.** [Illustrated by Ronald Searle.**]

Imprint: LONDON.PERPETUA,1964.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.FINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn,no price-clip to dw/dj.3 block colour(red+b/w) illustrated dw/dj by Ronald Searle; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Minisculely bumped top two corners plus both head+foot of spine/backstrip all with reciprocal creasing. Miniscule rubbing to vertical edge of spine/ backstrip's upper edge.Dw/dj is in an excellent condition,given it's age!! Top+fore-edges very, very lightly aged but clean; contents bright, tight and virtually pristine.Publisher's original,pristine, black cloth boards with bright,blocked gilt sihouette (man on a cycle) to uper board's lower,right-hand corner and bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip also,with immaculate plain white endpapers.A really superb copy.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj, illustrated 1st edn,1-105pp includes half-title+ title pages,a b/w illustrated frntis with b/w illustrated verso,contents list/table,author's introductory note,4 chapters,b/w Searle illustrated chapter head-pieces,and 25 full-page b/w cartoons/illus (all Searle). We have to admit,in this instance,that the Amazon in question was about six feet tall, blonde,horribly healthy and given over to free-love as even Ingmar Bergman has shrunk from depicting it.But not Atkinson and Searle. However,suffice it to say that what these intrepid non-travellers did for Russia and America,by not going there,they now do for some handy bits of Europe.Not only do they reveal the rather horrible gastronomic secrets of the French Routiers,at the risk of being splashed with Potage du Jour,they also note down with courage the intimate and revealing pattern of Primitive Nordic Orgies,and plod on to probe secrets surrounding the nocturnal habits of Spanish Castanet Tuners.Searle and Atkinson are men who fear nothing - except going to the places they depict - and this formidable team is now joined by the no less formidable Mrs Dyson, whose voyage by Balsa raft to Cardiff will long be remembered by those natives who stoned her all the way to the station.To the utter dismay of the local tribes,Mrs Dyson did indeed place her large boots on the banks of the true Amazon. And the legend of her acrobatic manoeuvres on the end of a convenient liana has been painfully embodied into local folk-lore.Searle - Atkinson - Mrs Dyson.What a team! And indeed,what a book . . . 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: rja22616. ISBN: No iSBN.

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ATKINSON**, ALEX & SEARLE**, RONALD with Mrs Dyson:
ESCAPE FROM THE AMAZON!** [Illustrated by Ronald Searle.**]

Imprint: LONDON.PERPETUA LTD.,1964.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip [30s.) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,3 colour block (red, black and white) Searle cartoon illustrated dw/dj with b/w lettering; white spine/backstrip with black letters; with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - miniscule rubbing also.Top+fore-edges very,very lightly aged; contents bright, tight crisp and clean - no foxing/spotting - and no dog-ear reading creases to pages' corners tips.A bright,sharp,superb near spotless copy! Publishers original,black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked cartoon vignette blocked to upper board's lower,right-hand corner; bright, crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers with bookseller's label to front pastedown's bottom edge.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-105pp includes Searle b/w line illustrated ffe,half-title page, title page,Searle b/w line illustrated frntis, b/w line illus contents list,similar introductory note page,4 chapters,28 full-page Searle b/w line illustrations. We have to admit,in this instance,that the Amazon in question was about six feet tall, blonde,horribly healthy and given over to free love as even Ingmar Bergman has shrunk from depicting it.But not Atkinson and Searle. However,suffice it to say that what these intrepid non-travellers did for Russia and America,by not going there,they now do for some handy bits of Europe.Not only do they reveal the rather horrible gastronomic secrets of the French Routiers,at the risk of being splashed with Potage du Jour,they also note down with courage the intimate and revealing pattern of Primitive Nordic Orgies,and plod on to probe secrets surrounding the nocturnal habits of Spanish Castanet Tuners.Searle and Atkinson are men who fear nothing - except going to the places they depict - and this formidable team is now joined by the no less formidable Mrs Dyson, whose voyage by Balsa raft to Cardiff will long be remembered by those natives who stoned her all the way to the station.To the utter dismay of the local tribes,Mrs Dyson did indeed place her large boots on the banks of the true Amazon. And the legend of her acrobatic manoeuvres on the end of a convenient liana has been painfully embodied into local folk-lore.Searle - Atkinson - Mrs Dyson.What a team! And indeed, what a book. . . . . Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja22876. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ATKINSON**, KATE.
Festive Spirits - Three Short Stories.

Imprint: LONDON.TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS,2019.
Edition: UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. A fund- raising publication in aid of Sightsavers: £1 from sale of every copy going to the charity and all the author's royalties and profits given in support of the charity.An orange with black text,circular adhesive label to front panel.] NMINT/NMINT. Wrapped+protected from day of issue/ purchase,so no owner inscrptn and no price -clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean white background with wrap-around,white,grey, red and random,tiny red fluorescent gilt hearts in a decorative design in the style of cross-stitch embroidery illustrated dw/dj,with red lettering to front,spine and rear panel too.Top+fore-edges without foxing/spotting; 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,unblemished,sharp-cornered,publisher's original white cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked red fluorescent gilt portion of dw/dj's design as a central motif to front+rear boards, similar gilt fluorescent lettering to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, 3-67pp [paginated] includes 3 Christmas festive short stories: Lucy's Day,Festive Spirit and Small Mercies; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, contents list/table,individual story separator pages,and to the rear 5pp publisheR's advert for author's previous works,each with a critics' review,includes her forthcoming (then 2019) title - #Big Sky' - the return of detective Jackson Brodie,with a note on of,from the charity Sightsavers to its reverse. One for the completist,or even as a perfect Christmas gift: three festive tales from the brilliant pen of Kate Atkinson. 'Lucy would have challenged anyone not to cry at the sight of their child in a Nativity play.Even a sheepish Maude,even a scowling Beatrice - currently attempting a Chinese burn on an adjacent angel.A shepherd shouted something incomprehensible to Joseph.One of the Wise Men wet himself.Beatrice waved enthusiastically - a little too enthusiastically - at Lucy from the angelic choir.It was better than any religion,Lucy thought. From the Costa Award-winning author of 'LIFE AFTER LIFE'. 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 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/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: rja941521. ISBN: 9780857527127.

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ATKINSON**, KATE:
HUMAN CROQUET. ** [Uncorrected Proof copy.]

Imprint: LONDON.DOUBLEDAY,1997.
Edition: UK,8vo wraps,('C' paperback format),Uncorrected Proof copy.
Binding: Wraps - Uncorrected Proof - as issued., No dw/dj - Wraps - Uncorrected Proof copy.
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo wraps,('C' paperback format),Uncorrected Book Proof. [UK,publication date March,1997. 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, ith 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. Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,glossy,green front card cover with capitalised,white-lettered author credit for BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM along top edge,capitalised,white-lettered title and author's other white-lettered name,publisher's paler green illustrated anchor colophon to lower edge along with capitalised,white-lettered BOOK PROOF in a central white bordered black rectangle at front's lower edge.A flat,reading crease-free white spine/backstrip with a pale green small panel with capitalised,black-lettered BOOK PROOF within; remainder of white spine with capitalised,black-lettered books' title and author's green-lettered name with publisher's black-lettered name and b/w illustrated colophon to foot of same respectively,rear card with white background and capitalised green-lettered book title and black-lettered publisher blurb and synopsis with publisher's other black-lettered information on publisher,publication date,ISBN and price,along with a central,pale green rectangle with capitalised,black-lettered UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY et.c within.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present, but a tiny cluster of minimal,superficial indents to front cover.Top+fore-edges exceptionally bright,crisp and clean without blemish,ageing or toning and no foxing/spotting either; contents similar - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,unread other than my own collation.UK, 8vo wraps,('C' p/back format),Uncorrected Book Proof,11-350pp [paginated] includes multiple sections but no chapter numeration; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,an epigram ['Ode for the Spring of 1814',Leigh Hunt],individual section separator pages and to the rear,a captioned,full-page b/w illustration of people playing the game of Human Croquet.              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 25+ year-old age and nature, i.e  an ephemeral paperback Proof copy. It is only the minor,minimal fault described that prevents a slightly higher grading overall.Despite that,it really is still an exceptional,exemplary example for its cleanliness,brightness and lack of detracting faults usually encountered with a decades old paperback Proof copy. This her second novel - the first,'Behind the Scenes in the Museum',in 1995 - see my book ID rja695917 - won the WHITBREAD BOOK of the YEAR prize. Once it had been the great forest of Lythe - a vast and impenetrable thicket of green with a mystery in the very heart of the trees.And here,in the beginning,lived the Fairfaxes, grandly,at Fairfax Manor,visited once by the great Gloriana herself.                          But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed,replaced by Streets of Trees - Chestnut Avenue,Laurel Bank,Sycamore Street,and all that was left was Boscrambe Woods and the great Lady Oak.The Fairfaxes had dwindled too; now they lived in 'Arden' at the end of Hawthorne Close and were hardly a family at all.  There was Vinny (the Aunt from Hell), irritating and irritable - 'Fun doesn't get the washing done' - with her cats and her crab-apple face. And Gordon,who had forgotten them for seven years and,when he remembered,came back with fat Debbie,who shared her one brain cell with a poodle and had something wrong with her tubes.And then there were Charles and Isobel,the children.Charles,the acne-scarred Lost Boy, passed his life awaiting visits from aliens and the return of his mother.But it is Isobel to whom the story belongs - Isobel,born on the Streets of the Trees in the muddled middle of the twentieth century,drops into pockets of time and out again.Isobel is sixteen and she too is waiting for the return of her mother - the thin, dangerous Eliza with her scent of nicotine, Arperge and sex,whose disappearance is part of the mystery that still remains at the heart of the forest. Her new book is an audacious blend of history, comedy and tragedy,drawing on Shakespeare and the place of the forest in the imagination, distilled through the lives of an eccentric suburban family.   'Human Croquet' confirms Kate Atkinson as an outstanding writer of lyrical prose,and as a unique new voice in British fiction.              Want more Kate ATKINSON titles? For similar and other titles,please search my MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogue.  Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and the value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE.    ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja464. ISBN: 0312155506.

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ATKINSON**, KATE:
HUMAN CROQUET.**

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around montage'd,colour illustrations illustrated dw/dj panels,with white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Dw/dj's spine/backstrip inevitably sunned and faded.Top+fore-edges slightly toned but overall generally bright and clean - no foxing/spotting; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread - apart from my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, original plain tan/khaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain dark green endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,11-349pp [paginated] includes b/w illustration to last page; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, a dedication,an epigraph,and sections separator pages. Author's 2nd book following on from 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum',her highly acclaimed and award-winning (Whitbread Book of the Year') debut novel. Want more Kate ATKINSON titles? For similar and other titles,please search my MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogue. Once it had been the great forest of Lythe - a vast and impenetrable thicket of green with a mystery in the very heart of the trees.And here,in the beginning,lived the Fairfaxes, grandly,at Fairfax Manor,visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed,replaced by Streets of Trees - Chestnut Avenue,Laurel Bank,Sycamore Street,and all that was left was Boscrambe Woods and the great Lady Oak.The Fairfaxes had dwindled too; now they lived in 'Arden' at the end of Hawthorne Close and were hardly a family at all. There was Vinny (the Aunt from Hell), irritating and irritable - 'Fun doesn't get the washing done' - with her cats and her crab-apple face.And Gordon,who had forgotten them for seven years and,when he remembered,came back with fat Debbie,who shared her one brain cell with a poodle and had something wrong with her tubes. And then there were Charles and Isobel,the children.Charles,the acne-scarred Lost Boy, passed his life awaiting visits from aliens and the return of his mother.But it is Isobel to whom the story belongs - Isobel,born on the Streets of the Trees in the muddled middle of the twentieth century,drops into pockets of time and out again.Isobel is sixteen and she too is waiting for the return of her mother - the thin,dangerous Eliza with her scent of nicotine, Arperge and sex,whose disappearance is part of the mystery that still remains at the heart of the forest. Kate Atkinson's first novel 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum' won the Whitbread First Novel Award,and then was chosen as the overall 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year - see my book ID rja695917 for UK,HB+dw/dj,1st edn. Her new book.'Human Croquet.',is an audacious blend of history,comedy and tragedy,drawing on Shakespeare and the place of the forest in the imagination, distilled through the lives of an eccentric suburban family. 'Human Croquet' confirms Kate Atkinson as an outstanding writer of lyrical prose,and as a unique new voice in British fiction. See also,my book ID rja464 for a UK,8vo wraps,uncorrected proof.MINT - unread.See also my book ID rja849919 for UK,8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn example. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja730217. ISBN: 0385405960.

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ATKINSON**, KATE:
HUMAN CROQUET.**

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. VG+/NFINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,glossy laminated,wrap-around montage'd,colour illustrations illustrated dw/dj panels,with white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Rear panel of dw/dj with minor superficial scoring/indents with a tiny pinprick and light superficial penetration to board beneath,spine/backstrip appears to be without inevitable sunning/fading.Top edges lightly toned with light dust-soiling flecking spots,fore-edges also slightly toned with some minimal blemishes and foxing/spotting; 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 tan/knaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain dark green endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,11-349pp [paginated] includes b/w illustration to last page,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,an epigraph,and sections separator pages. Author's 2nd book following on from 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum',her highly acclaimed and award-winning (Whitbread Book of the Year') debut novel. Want more Kate ATKINSON titles? For similar and other titles,please search my MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogue. Once it had been the great forest of Lythe - a vast and impenetrable thicket of green with a mystery in the very heart of the trees.And here,in the beginning,lived the Fairfaxes, grandly,at Fairfax Manor,visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed,replaced by Streets of Trees - Chestnut Avenue,Laurel Bank,Sycamore Street,and all that was left was Boscrambe Woods and the great Lady Oak.The Fairfaxes had dwindled too; now they lived in 'Arden' at the end of Hawthorne Close and were hardly a family at all. There was Vinny (the Aunt from Hell), irritating and irritable - 'Fun doesn't get the washing done' - with her cats and her crab-apple face. And Gordon,who had forgotten them for seven years and,when he remembered,came back with fat Debbie,who shared her one brain cell with a poodle and had something wrong with her tubes. And then there were Charles and Isobel,the children.Charles,the acne-scarred Lost Boy, passed his life awaiting visits from aliens and the return of his mother.But it is Isobel to whom the story belongs - Isobel,born on the Streets of the Trees in the muddled middle of the twentieth century,drops into pockets of time and out again.Isobel is sixteen and she too is waiting for the return of her mother - the thin,dangerous Eliza with her scent of nicotine, Arperge and sex,whose disappearance is part of the mystery that still remains at the heart of the forest. Her new book is an audacious blend of history, comedy and tragedy,drawing on Shakespeare and the place of the forest in the imagination, distilled through the lives of an eccentric suburban family. 'Human Croquet' confirms Kate Atkinson as an outstanding writer of lyrical prose,and as a unique new voice in British fiction. See also,my book ID rja464: a UK,8vo p/b, wraps,uncorrected proof.MINT - unread.This is her second novel - her debut,'Behind the Scenes in the Museum',in 1995 - see my book ID rja695917 was highly acclaimed. 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: rja849819. ISBN: 0385405960.

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ATKINSON**, ALEX & SEARLE**, RONALD:
RUSSIA for BEGINNERS: By Rocking-Chair Across Russia. [Illus by Ronald Searle.**]

Imprint: LONDON.PERPETUA LTD.,1960.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn. [Distributed by Michael Joseph Ltd.,London.Made and printed in Great Britain by Balding & Mansell Ltd.,Wisbech, Cambs.,in Perpetua 12-point leaded,on paper made by the Inveresk Paper Cp.,at Musselburgh,Scotland.] VG++/VG+.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt red background with b/w artwork by Ronald Searle,illustrated dw/dj with b/w lettering; with some inevitable but negligible shelf-wear and creasing with some miniscule chipping to edges and corners - no major nicks, tears or loss present.Both head+foot of spine/ backstrip of dw/dj,have miniscule,closed nicks/ tears with the backstrip also slightly dulled/ sunned.Top edges slightly aged and dust-soiled, fore-edges brighter and cleaner; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips,would appear unread apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,generally clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt decorated vertical border edging towards boards' spine/ backstrip's gutter edges,with a gilt silhouette of Russian domed church/buildings architectural decoration to lower corner of upper board and bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters also to spine/backstrip and clean plain red endpapers. Rear board had 3 small splashes/spots and the front endpapers have 2 small smudges and both sets of same show off-setting from dw/dj's inner flaps.UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,illustrated 1st edn, 15-93pp includes 9 chapters including a postscript,14 full-page,3 double-page and chapter head-pieces b/w line illustrations - all by Ronald Searle throughout the text and the book,and an index; plus [unpaginated] b/w illustrated blank,half-title page,double-page illustrated blanks, double-page illustrated title page,b/w illustrated frntis,contents list/ table,an introductory note with b/w vignette illustration,and 2pp blanks at rear. Described hard,but fairly and honestly,it really is not as bad as it reads or would sound - particularly given the book's age and passage of time. 'Russia for Beginners' is a no-holds barred report by a team of intrepid pen-and-ink satirists who have nothing whatever to hide. Never having been to Russia in their lives,Alex Atkinson and Ronald Searle are free to show us the real Russia,the Russia few tourists are evr privileged to see,A heart-to-heart chat with Khrushchev? A trip to the forbidden Virgin Lands? An evening of poker at the Laughing Cossack Saloon? The authors spared themselves no pains in attempting to further East-West understanding. Concealing nothing from the moment the first postcards were exchanged with the Town Clerk at Zhadanov until the time when Mr Atkinson was forcibly escorted from the waiting room at Moscow Airport with a coat thrown over his head, this book is essential for all rocking-chair readers who have till now lacked the visas, money,or imagination,to visit Russia for themselves.The final pages,in which the author throws caution to the winds and indulges in a frankly personal question-and-answer session about the significance of his experiences,are especially revealing. 'Russia for Beginners' is the most devastating travel book since these keen- eyed investigators gave us 'USA for Beginners'. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight and value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. 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: rja554615. ISBN: No ISBN.

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ATKINSON**, KATE:
Started Early,Took My Dog.

Imprint: LONDON.DOUBLEDAY/TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS,2010.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£18.99) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,montage'd colour photographic+illustration design to dw/dj panels,with white 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 paper-covered,decorated boards with bright, crisp,white ink letters to spine/ backstrip,a speckled grey headband and sewn-in silk bookmark ribbon and immaculate speckled grey endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,13-350pp [paginated]; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, a dedication,verse extract,and individual separator pages. Want more Kate ATKINSON titles? For similar and other titles,please search my MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogue. A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse,until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for.One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down,the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly,an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster,and Jackson Brodie,who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots.All three characters learn that the past is never history and that no good deed goes unpunished. Kate Atkinson dovetails and counterpoints her plots with Dickensian brilliance in a tale peopled with unlikely heroes and villains.'Started Early,Took My Dog' is freighted with wit,wisdom and a fierce moral intelligence.It confirms Kate Atkinson's position as one of the great writers of our time. 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,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja713217. ISBN: 9780385608022.

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ATKINSON**, KATE:
WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS?

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

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£17.99) to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,matt,colour photographic illustrated dw/dj panels,with blue+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' cornertips,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip,a gold headband, a dark blue sewn-in silk bookmark ribbon and immaculate grey+white flecked endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,13-348pp [paginated] includes Pts I- VI; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,Thanks,an epigram,Pts separator pages,and 4pp blanks at the rear. Want more Kate ATKINSON titles? For similar and other titles,please search my MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogue. In a quiet corner of rural Devon,six-year -old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime,Andrew Decker,is released from prison. In Edinburgh,sixteen-year-old Reggie,wise beyond her years,works as a nanny for a GP.But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town,Detective Chief Inspector Louis Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that is about to be fatally interrupted. In an extraordinary virtuoso display,Kate Atkinson produces one of the most engrossing, brilliantly written and piercingly insightful novels of this or any year.'When Will There Be Good News?' sheds new light on the nature of fate,and on to the human condition itself. Please contact seller,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

CANCELLED/04/10/2023.

Stock number: rja724917. ISBN: 9780385608015.

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ATLAY**, WILLIAM:
ALL FOR A KING'S SHILLING.** [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: UK.ELY,CAMBS,MELROSE PRESS LIMITED,2005.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: 'Hope you enjoy this story Wally. William Atlay,

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn,but author's neat, handwritten,black ink signature and dedication:'Hope you enjoy this story Wally. William Atlay,(there is some further writing - some initials and a surname,Kennedy - but am unable to decipher it completely),and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour photographic illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean,contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Sharp-cornered,bright and clean, publisher's original,dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip,and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn,5-535pp [paginated] includes 20 chapters+epilogue,plus [unpaginated] SIGNED+dedicated front free endpaper, half-title+title pages,and 8pp blanks to rear. Atlay's epic spy novel follows the career of William Johnston,a dedicated Royal Marine who becomes embroiled in espionage during the Cold War.On his return from assignment in Russia,Johnston is posted to Borneo and Singapore.His suspicions are roused when he recognises an officer who had allegedly died in Russia.Things are not what they seem.When a successful mission turns sour,Johnston soon discovers that he is being manipulated by mysterious forces. Overwhelmed by paranoia,he trusts no-one, not even his friends and colleagues.After escaping capture,Johnston is determined to wreak revenge on the double-agents and embarks on a mission of his own. A gripping debut that is a captivating tale of deceit and retribution that will give the reader a thrilling insight into military life during this terrifying and uncertain age. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its compensation rates too! So,please contact seller,because of the weight/value of this item,for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Stock number: rja394711. ISBN: 190522625X.

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ATTENBOROUGH**, DAVID:
AMAZING RARE THINGS: THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY IN THE AGE OF DISCOVERY.

Imprint: LONDON.ROYAL COLLECTION ENTERPRISES LTD.,2007.
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 publisher's price,so no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, matt,cream background with colour pictorial flora+fauna figures illustrated dw/dj,with black+brown 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 red cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,10-223pp [paginated] includes 6 sections/chapters,profuse colour+sepia figures/illustrations/plates by artists: Leonardo da Vinci,Cassiano Dal Pozzo, Alexander Marshal,Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby throughout the text and the book,illustrations list/ table,further reading,an index; plus [unpaginated] double-page with a colour vignetted title page,colour vignette illustrated contents list/table,and a foreword by Jane Roberts (Librarian and Curator of the Print Room). The great voyages of discovery of the 16thC and 17thC brought European artists face to face with new and exotic plants and animals,and created an intense interest in the way nature was investigated and recorded. In 'Amazing Rare Things',Sir David Attenborough - the renowned naturalist and documentary-maker,and one of the natural world's best-loved commentators - leaves the here-and-now to explore the history of natural history instead.Joining expert curators from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle he explores the contributions of four great artists and one pre-eminent collector to this era of extraordinary scientific advances. Profusely illustrated throughout,this book is organized around a selection of exquisite drawings and water-colours by Leonardo da Vinci,Alexander Marshal,Maria Sibylla Merian,and Mark Catesby; and the works collected by Cassiano dal Pozzo from his immense 'Paper Museum'.These beautiful images - all held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle - reflect each artist's engagement with the natural world,from Renaissance Italy and England,and on to the New World of the Americas.Sir David Attenborough's introduction,discussing representations of the natural world from prehistory to the present day,leads the reader on to detailed examinations of the passions and achievements of each of these five individuals,with fresh,lucid and thought-provoking commentaries provided throughout by Sir David on a range of their works. All artists have responded to and been inspired by the natural world.This unique and fascinating book shines a new light on the role of art and the artist in our exploration of that world. Please contact seller,because of the weight - just under 1Kg unpackaged,and the value of this item for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p FREE. Available UK only. ** ** 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: rja769118. ISBN: 9781902163468.

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ATTENBOROUGH**, DAVID:
Journeys to the Other Side of the Wordld: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist.

Imprint: LONDON.TWO ROADS/an imprint of John Murray Press,2018.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.[Complete number line 1. Original publications copyright of David Attenborough in 1960,1961 and 1963.First published in UK in 1981 by Lutterworth Press as 'Journeys to the Past: Travels in New Guinea, Madagascar,and the Northern Teritory of Australia.'This abridged combined volume copyrighted to Attenborough 1981.This edition of 'Journeys to the Past' is published by arrangement with the Lutterworth Press with an copyrighted Introduction of David Attenborough.] FINE+/FINE+. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,subject's colour portrait photograph to front panel of dw/dj,with glossy navy blue lettered part-title, glossy black lettered sub-title and author's gilt lettered name,spine/backstrip with similarly coloured+lettered author+part-title as the front panel and repeated thumbnail photograph from front illustration and publisher's colour+lettered colophon,to foot of same,rear panel with subject's different colour photograph and a pair of black lettered two prose paragraphs.Negligible shelf-wear,bumping, creasing to edges and corners - no nicks, tears or splits present.Top+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 other than my own collation. Publisher's bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, original plain navy blue cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt lettered spine/ backstrip,a pale blue+silver striped headband, and immaculate plain light khaki endpapers.UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus,vii-xipp+3-413pp [paginated] includes contents list/table,an Attenborough Introduction,Books 1-3: Quest in Paradise,Zoo Quest to Madagascar and Quest Under Capricorn comprising 9,8 and 7 chapters respectively,profuse contemporary,small b/w part-page photographs,3 b/w maps interspersed throughout the text and the book,16pp contemporary b/w+colour photographs in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece,between pp148/9 and pp260/61; plus [unpaginated] critics' reviews with blank verso, half-title page,title page,individual Books separator pages each with a small b/w photograph and a full-page,b/w regional map to its verso and to the rear,a Note about the author and 4pp 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 example for its cleanliness and brightness and lack of faults.    Following the success of the original 'Zoo Quest' expeditions,in the late 1950s onwards the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world.    From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions,whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea,to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory,it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds,chameleons,sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm,humour and warmth,'Journeys to the Other Side of the World' is an inimitable adventure among people,places and the wildest of wild life.                               Sir David Attenborough is a broadcaster and naturalist whose television career is now in its seventh decade. After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge and a brief stint in publishing,he joined the BBC. Since the launch of his famous Zoo Quest series in 1954 he has surveyed almost every aspect of life on earth and brought it to the viewing public.His latest program,Blue Planet II,was the most-watched nature documentary of all time.                          Please contact seller,because of the weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!               N.B. All buyers please note,the stock's actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and beore the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either 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: rja1063323. ISBN: 9781473666641.

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ATTENBOROUGH**, DAVID:
LIFE ON AIR - Memoirs of a Broadcaster.

Imprint: LONDON.BBC,2002.
Edition: UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.B/w subject portrait photographic panels to dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges.Top edges minisculey, faintly marked,fore-edges bright and clean: contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn,5-384pp includes 27 chapters, contents+illus lists/tables,profuse mixture of both b/w+colour contemporary photographs throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title-pages. 'An enthralling autobiography from one of the lynchpins of television. His life has been fascinating. Attenborough is a master story-teller,and his book is crammed with anecdotes.' - Good Book Guide. Please contact seller for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included or FREE. That offer available UK only,unless indicated otherwise. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja436512. ISBN: 0563534613.

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ATTENBOROUGH**, DAVID:
Life on Earth. [Author SIGNED copy.**]

Imprint: LONDON.WILLIAM COLLINS SONS & CO.,LTD.,/BBC,1979.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,reprint.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: 'To Pryne with best wishes David Attenborough'

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,reprint.[First published by same publisher,1979.Three reprints quickly followed,Feb 1979,March 1979 and April 1979 - this example.] FINE+/FINE+.No owner inscrptn,but author's neat,handwritten,blue inked dedication and signature to titlepage: 'To Pryne with best wishes David Attenborough',and no price-clip to dw/dj.The ink inscrptn has bled around the writing. Please contact seller,because of the value of this item,for correct,and insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch, especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** This item offered P+p included. Available UK only. ** ** 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: rja533815. ISBN: 0563176180.

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