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Image for Scottish Samurai: Thomas Blake Glover 1838-1911

Scottish Samurai: Thomas Blake Glover 1838-1911

By: Alexander McKay

Price: £49.95

Publisher: Edinburgh, Canongate Press: 1993

Edition: 1st

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 141037

ISBN: ISBN 0862414520

Condition: Very Good


"SIGNED first edition hardback, 1993, with unclipped jacket. In overall very good used condition with only minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj rubbed to edges with a couple of light scratches; black cloth boards clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Signed by the author to title page with no dedication or inscription. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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Great Uncle Alfred

By: Alfred Emmet White

Price: £19.95

Publisher: The Self Publishing Association Ltd: 1990

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 130965

ISBN: ISBN 1854210955

Condition: Fine


"First edition hardback, 1990, with unclipped jacket. In overall near fine used condition with only slight signs of handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears almost unread, no annotations or inscriptions; slight toning to page-ends but text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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George Sands: Thoughts & Aphorisms From Her Works

By: Alfred H Hyatt

Price: £24.95

Publisher: T. N. Foulis: 1912

Seller ID: 191184

Condition: Good


Second edition hardback in the Maxims Of Life series (no. 4), 1912, with no jacket. In overall good used condition with minor signs of age, handling and storage - cream boards rubbed to edges and a little darkened. Internally clean. Binding overall tight - front hinge repaired; no annotation - brief gift inscription to front endpaper dated Xmas 1921; toning to page-ends but text and colour frontispiece bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. View more info

Image for The Book Of Alfred Kantor: An Artist's Journal Of The Holocaust

The Book Of Alfred Kantor: An Artist's Journal Of The Holocaust

By: Alfred Kantor

Price: £17.95

Publisher: Piatkus: 1987

Seller ID: 122333

ISBN: ISBN 0861885929

Condition: Very Good


"First Piatkus hardback, 1987, with clipped jacket. In overall near fine condition with only slight signs of handling and storage - dj is protected in Adaptaroll clear plastic wrapper. Internally very clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; text and stunning (if harrowing) illustrations bright and clear throughout. From a private collection, not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

Image for Time Of Fallen Blossoms

Time Of Fallen Blossoms

By: Allan S. Clifton

Price: £34.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Seller ID: 140017

Condition: Good


"First Borzoi American edition hardback, 1951, with unclipped jacket. In overall good used condition with some minor signs of handling and storage - dj worn to edges with large chip to front lower edge; two-tone cloth boards quite faded to spine and upper corners bumped. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; toning to page-ends but text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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The Confessions of a Society Photographer

By: Allan Warren

Price: £9.95

Publisher: Jupiter: 1976

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 150721

ISBN: ISBN 0904041689

Condition: Very Good


"First edition hardback, 1976, with unclipped jacket. In overall very good used condition with only minor signs of age, handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; toning to page-ends but text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

Image for The Unrisen Dawn: Speeches And Addresses

The Unrisen Dawn: Speeches And Addresses

By: Anatole France

Price: £9.95

Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited: 1929

Seller ID: 140524

Condition: Good


"First Crown Edition hardback translated with an Introduction by J. Lewis May, 1929, with no jacket. In overall good used condition with some signs of handling and storage - original brown cloth boards, with red cloth spine, are lightly worn to edges and generally rubbed, spine tanned. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions - name and address in pencil to ffep; tanning to page-ends but text bright and clear throughout. A very good reading copy. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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La Symphonie Pastorale

By: Andre Gide

Price: £9.95

Publisher: George G. Harrap: 1959

Seller ID: 131403

Condition: Good


"French language hardback reprint with an introduction and notes in English by the editor M. Shackleton, 1959, with no jacket. In overall good to very good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - original bright green cloth boards lightly tanned to spine and edges with a little soiling. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions - name stamp and name to front pastedown; slight toning to page-ends but text bright and clear throughout. Frontispiece illustration of Andre Gide from the portrait by Sir William Rothenstein. Not... View more info

Image for Byron. Translated from the French by Hamish Miles

Byron. Translated from the French by Hamish Miles

By: Andre Maurois

Price: £10.95

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1930

Seller ID: 110713

Condition: Good


"First English edition 1930. In overall good to very good condition, deep red cloth boards show a few marks and some minor edgewear. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions - owners name in ink to ffep, some minor tanning to endpapers and page ends but text and illustrations clean and clear throughout." View more info

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My American Journal

By: Andre Maurois

Price: £14.95

Publisher: The Falcon Press: 1950

Seller ID: 141053

Condition: Very Good


"First UK edition hardback translated from the FRench by Joan Charles, 1950, with unclipped jacket. In overall good to very good used condition in a good dj with only minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj rubbed to edges with a couple of nicks and a little tanning; blue cloth boards slightly rubbed to corners but remain generally clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; slight spotting to page-ends but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

Image for Disraeli: A Picture Of The Victorian Age

Disraeli: A Picture Of The Victorian Age

By: Andre Maurois, Hamish Miles (translator)

Price: £14.95

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1951

Seller ID: 171399

Condition: Very Good


Hardback reprint, 1951, with unclipped jacket. In overall very good used condition with minor signs of age, handling and storage - dj rubbed with a couple of nicks to edges (now protected); black cloth boards clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read; no annotations or inscriptions; text and portrait frontis bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. View more info

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Lucia In The Age Of Napoleon

By: Andrea Di Robilant

Price: £9.95

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2007

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 190589

ISBN: 0571233171

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing hardback, 2007, with unclipped jacket. In overall near fine used condition with only slight signs of age, handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read; no annotation or inscriptions; text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. View more info

Image for No Passing Glory: The Full And Authentic Biography Of Group Captain Cheshire

No Passing Glory: The Full And Authentic Biography Of Group Captain Cheshire

By: Andrew Boyle

Price: £14.95

Publisher: Collins: 1955

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 140565

Condition: Good


"First edition hardback, 1955, with unclipped jacket. In overall good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - dj is generally aged and toned, with rubbing to edges and a couple of chips; blue cloth boards rubbed to edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions - name to front pastedown dated 1955 hidden by front dj flap; toning to page-ends but text bright and clear throughout. Frontispiece photographic portratit of Group Captain Cheshire. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

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Ataturk

By: Andrew Mango

Price: £27.95

Publisher: John Murray: 1999

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 130012

ISBN: ISBN 0719556120

Condition: Near Fine


"First edition hardback, 1999, with unclipped jacket. In overall near-fine condition with only very minor signs of handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears appears almost unread, no annotations or inscriptions; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. This book weighs 1.3kg. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

Image for God's Fugitive: The Life Of Charles Montagu Doughty

God's Fugitive: The Life Of Charles Montagu Doughty

By: Andrew Taylor

Price: £12.95

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 161844

ISBN: 0002558157

Condition: Very Good


"First edition first impression hardback, 1999, with unclipped jacket. In overall near fine used condition with slight signs of age, handling and storage - dj a touch rubbed to edges; black cloth boards clean and crisp. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears very little read; no annotations or inscriptions - owner's address label to ffep; text, illustrations and maps to endpapers bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. " View more info

Image for Slightly Foxed by my theatrical family

Slightly Foxed by my theatrical family

By: Angela Fox

Price: £14.95

Publisher: Collins: 1986

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 121280

ISBN: ISBN 0002171619

Condition: Near Fine


"First edition hardback, 1986, with unclipped jacket. In overall near fine condition with only slight signs of handling and storage. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions; a little tanning and one of two age-spots to page-ends but text and plates clean and clear throughout." View more info

Image for The Life Of An Ordinary Woman

The Life Of An Ordinary Woman

By: Anne Ellis

Price: £9.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1980

Seller ID: 141001

ISBN: ISBN 0803267045

Condition: Near Fine


"Bison Books paperback edition with a foreword by Elliott West and an introduction by Lucy Fitch Perkins, 1980, in overall near-fine used condition with only slight signs of age, handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears almost unread, no annotations or inscriptions; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

Image for A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around The World

A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around The World

By: Anne Must

Price: £12.95

Publisher: Virgin: 1991

Seller ID: 181312

ISBN: ISBN 1852273372

Condition: Fine


First paperback edition, 1991, in overall fine condition. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears almost unopened; no annotations or inscriptions; text, maps and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. View more info

Image for The Language Of The Garden: A Personal Anthology

The Language Of The Garden: A Personal Anthology

By: Anne Scott-James

Price: £12.95

Publisher: Viking: 1984

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 130995

ISBN: ISBN 0670800341

Condition: Near Fine


"First edition hardback, 1984, with unclipped jacket. In overall near fine condition with only very slight signs of handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears almost unread, no annotations or inscriptions; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info

Image for Giving And Receiving: An Adventure In African Medical Service

Giving And Receiving: An Adventure In African Medical Service

By: Anthony Barker

Price: £9.95

Publisher: "Readers Union, The Faith Press": 1961

Seller ID: 140445

Condition: Very Good


"RU hardback edition, 1961, with unclipped jacket. In overall good to very good used condition with only minor signs of handling and storage - dj rubbed to edges and slightly toned. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; text and illustrations bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available." View more info