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Life and Explorations of Fridtjof Nansen

By: Bain, J. Arthur

Price: £27.26

Publisher: London, Walter Scott, Ltd.:

Seller ID: 10883

Condition: Very Good


A new edition revised and considerably enlarged. Size 8¼" x 5½", 449 pages plus 18 pages of publisher's advertisements. Not dated, c.1900, Bible class prize label is dated January 1903. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titles and portrait of Fridtjof Nansen on the front cover and gilt titles and silver ship "The Fram" on the spine, flower patterned pastedowns and endpapers. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, spine slightly angled, spots to prelims but contents generally clean. With frontispiece portrait, numerous illustrations and a Map. View more info

Let the Great Story be Told: The Truth About British Expansion

By: H. Wood Jarvis, with a Foreword and Postscript By The Rt. Hon. The Lord Queenborough, G.B.E.

Price: £9.59

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11118

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second impression. Size 8¾" x 5½", 304 pages. Beige hard cover with red titles to the spine. Red and white dust jacket with illustration of St. George slaying the dragon. Book condition very good, corners and edges slightly rubbed, page edges slightly grubby, else fine, contents clean. Dust jacket condition very good, corners and edges a little nicked and rubbed, tiny amount of loss at top and bottom of spine, slightly grubby, not price clipped, price 10s. 6d. net. View more info

The Age We Live in: A History of the Nineteenth Century, from the Peace of 1815 to the Present Time

By: James Taylor, A.M., D.D., F.S.A.,

Price: £78.38

Publisher: London, William MacKenzie: 1886

Edition: New and Enlarged

Seller ID: 13313

Condition: Very Good


Not dated, c. 1886. Size Quarto, 10.25" x 7", Vol I & II 480 pp, Vol III & IV 471 pp, Vol V 248 pp, Vol VI pp 249-368 and 1-120, Vol VII pp121-360, Vol VIII pp 361-480 & i-cxxviii. Complete in 8 Volumes. Original binding of red/brown buckram with bevelled edges, with elaborate titles, borders and vignettes to the front covers, in gilt and black, gilt titles and decoration to the spines, blind tooled border decoration to rear covers, all edges gilt, pale yellow pastedowns and endpapers. Condition very good corners and spine edges a little rubbed, a few faint spots to first and last few ... View more info

The Ascent of Everest

By: John Hunt

Price: £19.76

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13334

Condition: Very Good


1953 First Edition. Size Octavo, 8.75" x 5.5", 300 pages including index. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. sky blue dust jacket with tan and cream line illustration of Mount Everest. Book condition very good-near fine, corners and spine edges slightly rubbed, gilt on spine dulled, pages very slightly toned, else contents clean. Dust jacket condition very good, corners and spine ends rubbed, top edge and head and tail of spine slightly frayed, small tear to front lower corner, spine sunned, else fine, not price clipped. Illustrated in colour and tone, and with ma... View more info