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"1812" Napoleon I in Russia

By: Verestchagin, Vassili

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1899


Red cloth with titles in gilt on spine and circular gilt motif to top left of front cover depicting a profile Napoleon I? Condition: Good, covers are lightly soiled and shelfworn, with light bumping to cover corners, and light sunning to spine. Previous owners name on fep. Binding sound. Light browning to endpapers. Occasional light foxing with text. 266pp. plus publishers list. 12 b/w plates taken from paintings by the Verestchagin, plus tissue guarded frontispiece and ... View more info

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1566 Kirkby Stephen Grammar School 1966

By: Swailes, Alec (preface)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Kirby Stephen, Kirkby Stephen Grammar School, 1966

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)


Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Some foxing to endpapers. Staples at rear of book are beginning to rust. Binding sound. Signed on the front endpaper to the previous owner by both the author and artist, Anne Anderson and Alec Swailes. 114pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings by Anne Anderson. This book is a commemorative issue of Kirkby Stephen Grammar School magazine, and contains an account of the school from the years 1566 to 1966. ... View more info

A Cotswold Village: Or country Life and pursuits in Gloucestershire

By: Gibbs, J.Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1912


Seventh impression (third edition). Blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, spine lightly sunned, binding sound, light foxing to edges of textblock and title page. No inscriptions. Top right hand corner of fep has been removed. 431pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A Cottage Hospital grows Up: The Story of the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead

By: Dennison, E.J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Baxendale Press, 1996

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Pale apricot hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with a couple of smudges to title page, and a few small marks to top and side of textblock, otherwise text clean and bright. Inscription to the previous owner (Dr.Emrys-Roberts who later wrote a book on cottage hospitals) on the fep from the author. Also included is a letter dated 2nd November 1996 from the author to Dr.Emrys-Roberts. Dustjacket condition: Very good, not price-clipped. 304pp. Size... View more info

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A Country of Words: A Palestinian Journey from the Refugee Camp to the Front Page

By: Atwan, Abdel Bari

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Saqi, 2008


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 285pp. Several b/w and colour plates. In this memoir Abdel Bari Atwan recounts the journey of his life from a refugee camp in Gaza where he was born in 1950 to becoming one of the world's foremost commentators on the Middle East. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A History of Fonthill Public Library

By: Stevenson, D.A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Fonthill, Ontario, The Fonthill Public Library Board, 1953

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Pale orange card covers with an image in red of a crown on a cushion. Condition: Good, binding sound, staples beginning to rust slightly. This copy is signed by the author on the fep and was given to a member of his family. The author has made a few annotations in pencil. There are also two loose related newspaper clippings, both with paperclips at the top which have gone a little rusty and made a mark on the facing page. 25pp. The history of a pioneering small community... View more info

A Practical Guide to the Duty and Authority of Overseers of the Poor

By: Toone, William

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Joseph Butterworth & Son, 1822


Second edition. Condition: Good, although front hinge is cracked and cover of spine has come away on one side (still attached on the other). Front cover and endpaper becoming loose as a result. Covers a little marked with splashes and scratches. 242pp. Title page reads: A practical guide to the duty and authority of overseers of the poor; with full and plain directions to them in the execution of their office. Interspersed with numerous precedents of summonses, warrants,... View more info

A smaller History of Rome from the Earliest Times to the Death of Trajan

By: Smith DCL, Sir William

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1904


New and thoroughly revised edition by A.H.J.Greenidge. Blue cloth with titles and the price 3/6 in gilt on the spine, and yellow endpapers. All edges yellow. Condition: Good, with light bumping to spine and cover corners. Previous owners name on fep. Binding cracked in one place, otherwise sound, text clean. 371pp. plus publishers list. Folding coloured map of Italy with inset of Rome facing p.1., three further folding coloured maps, and four b/w maps. 12mo - over 6¾&#3... View more info

A Synopsis of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1932 and Of the Poison Laws of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State, Including the 1936 Poisons List and Rules

By: Gadd, H.Wippell

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Bailliere Tindall & Cox, 1936


Pale red cloth covered card covers, with title in black on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are generally worn, the pale red cloth now now faded to pale brown on front cover and spine. Front hinge cracked at preface page, and rear hinge also cracked, but holding firmly and the rest of the binding otherwise sound. Creasing to top right corner (approx 1 cm.) of pages 57-74 inclusive, with top right corner missing of pages 59-64, not affecting text in any way. 200pp. 32... View more info

Armour in England, from the Earliest Times to the Reign of James the First, and Foreign Armour in England (bound Together in One volume)

By: Starkie Gardner, J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co., 1897


Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine and front cover and two men in armour battling on horseback within gilt vignette on front cover. Chocolate-brown endpapers. Top edge gilt. Condition: Good, bevel edged covers have light shelfwear with light bumping to spine and cover corners, and small white mark on spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Armour in England: 98pp. 8 early chromolithographic plates (inc. frontispiece) 37 b/w illustrations. Foreign Armour in England:... View more info

At War with the Smugglers: Career of Doctor Arnold's Father

By: Arnold-Forster, Rear-Admiral

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London and Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co., 1936

Edition: First Edition


Blue cloth with titles in faded gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally lightly shelfworn, with sunning to spine and cover edges. Light foxing to endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on half-title. Text clean, no inscriptions. No dustjacket. 256pp. 9 sepia plates (inc.frontispiece). An account of the life of an eighteenth century collector of Customs based in Cowes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Ave Roma Immortalis: Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

By: F.Marion Crawford

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1928


Fifth reprint, second edition (one vol.). Scarlet cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Condition: Good, with light bumping and shelfwear to covers, binding sound, no inscriptions. Light foxing to endpapers and edges of textblock.617pp. Frontispiece folding map of Rome, many b/w illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Aztecs

By: Moctezuma, Edouardo and Solis Olguin, Felipe (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts, 2002

Edition: First Edition


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 520pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition about the world of the Aztecs held at the Royal Academy from 16 November 2002 until 11 April 2003. Very heavy - extra shipping required if the catalogue is to be sent outside the UK. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Bygone Billingsgate

By: Manton, Colin and Edwards, John

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Chichester, Phillimore & Co., 1989


Blue hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. Over 150 b/w photographic plates. Billingsgate was for centuries the world's greatest fish market. It was also one of London's most historic trading sites, and finally transferred to new premises on the Isle of Dogs in 1982. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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C.G.Jung: Memories, Dreams, Reflections

By: Jaffe, Aniela (ed.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Collins and Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1963


Second impression. Pale red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are quite sunned to edges, with general light shelfwear. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with sunning to spine and some small chips and tears. Not price-clipped. 383pp. Essentially a memoir of Jung's liefe, this book includes sections on Sigmund Freud, visions, on life after death and Jung's travels to North Africa, Kenya and ... View more info