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THE ROYAL TOUR 1959 : Canada, the United States & the St. Lawrence Seaway

By: N/A

Price: £6.48

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11522

Condition: Very Good


The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1959. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Official souvenir record of Queen Elizabeth's 1959 tour of Canada and US,Illustrated with photographs colour & black and white. Clean dustjacket chipping to edges. All pages clean View more info

The Royal Family in Wartime

By: N/A

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, Odhams Press Limited: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11523

Condition: Very Good


Odhams Press, London England, 1945. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The illustrated story of the activities of the Royal Family in the service of people and empire. Illustrated. 128 pp. Red Cloth. Lightly edge-rubbed View more info

The Roll Call of Honour

By: A T Quiller-couch

Price: £12.15

Publisher: London and Edinbugh, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00102

Condition: Very Good


Size 4.2" x 6.2" tall,261 pages,black hardcover with title and author stamped in gold, illustrated pastedowns and endpapers with 1978 written in biro on pastedown, spine ends rubbed, corners slightly bumped, pages edge foxed. View more info

History of Hannibal the Carthaginian

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, T. J. Allman: 1873

Seller ID: 12167

Condition: Very Good


Red Decorative Cloth, frontis, pages edge gilt. Spine ends rubbed, corners bumped, endpapers darkened, previous owners name on pastedown dated 1875, 218pp all in very good condition. View more info

David Livingstone, The Weaver Boy Who Became a Missionary

By: Adams, H. G.

Price: £8.91

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press: 1935

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11336

Condition: Very Good


1935 reprint. Size 7.5" x 5", 336 pages. Green cloth with black titles and motif to the front cover and spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Book condition good, corners and edges slightly rubbed, spine bottom edge slightly toned, few spots to page edges prelims and ends else contents clean. Dust jacket condition very good, repaired tear bottom of spine, edges and corners rubbed, spine slightly faded, a little grubby, price clipped. With colour frontispiece illustrati... View more info

The Autobiography of James Agate. A Shorter Ego. Second Selection

By: Agate, James

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, Readers Union / George G. Harrap & Company: 1947

Seller ID: 10283

Condition: Very Good


Size 8" x 5" 230 pages. Frontispiece photograph of James Agate. Book condition very good, binding sound, contents clean. Grey cloth covered boards with orange stamped titles to the spine. Dustjacket condition good, 1" piece missing from bottom of spine, a couple of small tears and frays, not clipped. View more info

Victoria Her Life and Reign

By: Alfred E. Knight

Price: £13.64

Publisher: London, S. W. Partridge & Co Ltd.: 1897

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 11531

Condition: Very Good


S. W. Partridge & Co, London, 1897. Cloth. Book condition very good light rubbing to spine, pages slightly browned. Gilt embossed front board of Windsor castle, frontispiece portrait. Victoria Her Life and Reign - An illustrated biography of The Queen from the year 1819 to the present time 1897 View more info

My Friend's Book

By: Anatole France, Translated by J. Lewis May

Price: £4.86

Publisher: Published: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited: 1924

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10163

Condition: Very Good


Orange cloth covered boards decorated with ornate blind stamped borders, titles and vignette of Anatole France. Gilt titles to spine. Size 7 1/2" x 5", 296 pages. Green vignette of Anatole France on front and rear end papers. Condition very good, clean complete and intact inside, boards a little grubby but virtually no wear at all. View more info

Mark Phillips and His Horses

By: Angela Rippon

Price: £20.45

Publisher: London, David & Charles Ltd: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 00336

Condition: Very Good


First edition,signed by Angela Rippon,size 6.3" x 9.4" tall,photographic dustjacket of mark phillips with one of his horses in very good condition,signed title page,320 pages all clean with no marks,page ends also clean,lots of black and white illustrations thoughout,not price clipped. View more info

The Life and Times of Victoria. Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, etc.

By: Anonymous. By the Author of "Grace Darling"

Price: £12.39

Publisher: London and Newcastle-on-Tyne, The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd:

Seller ID: 10302

Condition: Very Good


Not dated. Size 8¼" x 5¾" 439 pages plus 18 pages of publisher's advertisements. Blue pictorial cloth covered boards. Flower design in red/orange on front cover with gilt title panel, design and titles repeated on spine. Gilt page edges. Frontispiece portrait photograph of Queen Victoria, thiry five illustrations in all. Condition very good, slight rubbing to spine extremities only, contents clean and complete binding intact. View more info

China Servant

By: Archer, C. S.

Price: £64.38

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10784

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Inscribed "With the author's compliments. P.S. Archer Mourne - October - 1949" Size 7¾" x 5", 320 pages. Blue/green cloth covered boards with black titles to the spine. Book condition very good, corners and spine edges rubbed, spine a little faded, contents clean. Pastedowns and endpapers are hand-drawn maps of China. View more info

The Authentic Pictorial Record of King George VI

By: Arthur Groom

Price: £6.48

Publisher: Pitkins/daily Graphic: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00160

Condition: Fine


First edition,size 7" x 9.2" tall,96 pages of silky art paper with over a 100 black and white photo's,all pages clean and clear with no marks,pastedowns and endpapers have slight foxing,red and black mottled cover with title and crown motif stamped in gold. Spine ends rubbed, small tear top of spine. View more info

The Ashdown Diaries. Volume One 1988-1997. Signed By Paddy Ashdown.

By: Ashdown, Paddy

Price: £23.85

Publisher: London, Allen Lane, the Penguin Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12538

ISBN: 0713995106

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. Signed by Paddy Ashdown on the bookplate of David E. Green M.B.E., to the half-title. Accompanied by Letter of Authenticity on Paddy Ashdown's House of Commons Letterhead, in House of Commons Envelope. Size 9.5" x 6", 638 pages including index. Black hard cover with gilt titles to the spine, photographic dust jacket. Book condition near fine, bottom edge of spine very slight creased, faint slight offsetting of frontispiece cartoon onto half title, ... View more info

A Yorkshire Diary, Year of Crisis. Signed By David Bairstow.

By: Bairstow, David, with Hodgson, Derek

Price: £13.64

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10831

ISBN: 0283991097

Condition: Fine


Signed by David Bairstow on the title page "To Peter, Best wishes David Bairstow". Size 8¾" x 5½", 165 pages. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition fine. Dustjacket condition fine, not price clipped, protected. With photographs by Barry Wilkinson. Autobiography of the Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper who assumed the captaincy of Yorkshire in 1984. View more info

The Life of the Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone, M.p., D.C.L. Etc. - 6 Volumes

By: Barnett Smith, George

Price: £57.94

Publisher: London, Paris & Melbourne, Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited:

Edition: Subscription only copy

Seller ID: 10119

Condition: Fine


6 volumes in elaborately decorated dark brown cloth. Front cover with gilt griffin and coat of arms with the motto "Fide et Virtute" (by fidelity and valour) Borders and corners ornately stamped with a black foliar pattern, the same frames also to back covers, stamped lettering and decoration in black & gilt to spines also. All page edges are gilt. Profusely illustrated throughout. No date, circa 1891, the books cover Gladstone's life up to 1890. Each Volume has ... View more info

Honest Ed's Story. The Crazy Rags to Riches Story of Ed Mirvish

By: Batten, Jack

Price: £37.11

Publisher: Doubleday Canada Ltd., Torontom Ontario. Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10611

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed by the subject of the book, Ed Mirvish, with a personal inscription to John and Mary Mills "To John & Mary with best wishes Sincerely Ed Mirvish Sept 1981. P.S. Please don't open next door to me and cut prices !" 1972 Stated First Edition. Size 8½" x 5½" 237 pages. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Yellow pastedowns and endpapers. Book condition very good, corners and spin... View more info

Amazon. Signed and Inscribed By Dennison Berwick

By: Berwick, Dennison

Price: £12.76

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10841

ISBN: 0091734908

Condition: Fine


Signed and inscribed by Dennison Berwick on the title page "To Barbara and Rex. Go gently in the garden with the machete, Take care through the jungles of life, Remember the Yanomami say the forest is a garden. Best Wishes Dennison Berwick."Size 9½" x 6½", 241 pages including index. Black hard cover with silver titles to the spine. Book condition fine. Dustjacket condition fine, not price clipped, protected. A journey through much of the Amazon basin wi... View more info

The Egg and I

By: Betty MacDonald

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, Hammond, Hammond & Co Ltd: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13397

Condition: Good


1948 Reprint of 1946 First Edition. Size Octavo, 8.5" x 5.25", 236 pages. Blue cloth with bronze metallic vignette of a chicken to the lower outer corner of front cover, gilt titles to the spine. Condition good, covers faded and marked, spine very faded, gilt faded from spine titles, owner's name to front endpaper, small bookseller's label to front pastedown, a few spots to first and last few pages else contents clean. Life on a chicken ranch. Biography View more info

The Second Diary of a Diplomatic Correspondent. Signed and Inscribed By George Bilainkin

By: Bilainkin, George

Price: £68.92

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10704

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed and inscribed by George Bilainkin with a personal message to John and Mary Mills "For Mary and Johnnie, from George. In friendship and admiration February 18 1957 (after that their party !). 1946 First edition. Size 8¾" x 5½", 423 pages including index. Blue cloth covered boards with silver titles to the spine. Tan dustjacket with black and white photograph of George Bilainkin with Winston Churchill.... View more info

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

By: Bird, Isabella L.

Price: £8.91

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1988

Seller ID: 11878

Condition: Fine


4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Gray Pictorial boards in fine condition, Gray slipcase a few finger marks else fine. 176 pages & plates all in fine condition. View more info