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R.J.Mitchell: World Famous Aircraft Designer - Schooldays to Spitfire
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R.J.Mitchell: World Famous Aircraft Designer - Schooldays to Spitfire

By Gordon MITCHELL

354 pages. illustrated throughout with B&W photographs. The first part of this book is a biography of Reginald Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire, and written by his son. The remainder consists of tributes to the aircraft itself and to its designer from notaries such as Sir George Edwards, Jeffrey Quill, Alex Henshaw, Group Captain Duncan Smith, etc. VG+, no inscriptions, clean Contents Near Fine throughout in blue cloth, silver-embossed on spine, all an NON price-clipped dust-jacket which is Fine Please See Photos for Condition B4

$18.18

THE SPOILS OF TIME: Some Aspects of Living in This 20th Century
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THE SPOILS OF TIME: Some Aspects of Living in This 20th Century

By Doris Ann Goodchild

THE SPOILS OF TIME: SOME ASPECTS OF LIVING IN THIS 20th CENTURY INCLUDING:- FAMILY & FRIENDS, FOODS & FITNESS, FINGERS & FOSTERING, FLOWERS & FEATHERS, FASHIONS & FUN, VERSES, FAUNA & FURLOUGHS, ARTS/CRAFT FOR EVERYONE, RETIREMENT IN E. LOTHIAN 1988. First Edition. 130 pages. Signed Limited Edition by the author . No 79 of 400. Pictorial dust jacket over burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. Rare in this condition. Fine condition with Very Good Wrapper Please See Photos for Condition B4

$25.97

Prouder Than Ever: My War + My Diary + My Embroideries
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Prouder Than Ever: My War + My Diary + My Embroideries

By A. T. Casdagli , edited by Alexis Penny Casdagli

Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. Signed limited edition, this is copy no. 1193 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies signed by the compiler/editor. secondary inscription by editor, " To my lovely Polly, love Alexis Penny, 23.10.2014" colour illustrations, the WWII prisoner of war diary kept by Major A. T. Casdagli, internally very clean, binding firm. 264 pages; a very clean bright tight copy. Please look at photos for condition B4

$103.92

Solo The North Pole, Alone and Unsupported
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Solo The North Pole, Alone and Unsupported

By Pen Hadow

Very Good Book and Wrapper. Inscribed and Signed by the AUTHOR. 'Solo: The North Pole - Alone and Unsupported'. Inscription to title page reads 'Martin, wishing you a white Christmas! Pen Hadow'. Colour and black and white illustrations. Bound in original black boards. Housed in pictorial dust jacket. A little light wear, otherwise clean. Binding strong.. X1V/370pp with 91 colour photographs, Prologue, Parts One & Two, Epilogue and Index.Please See Photos for Condition B4

$19.48

MY COUNTRY OF THE PELICAN DREAMING. The life of an Australian Aborigine of the Gadjerong, Grant Ngabidj, 1904-1977 as told to Bruce Shaw.
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MY COUNTRY OF THE PELICAN DREAMING. The life of an Australian Aborigine of the Gadjerong, Grant Ngabidj, 1904-1977 as told to Bruce Shaw.

By Grant Ngabidj

Very Good Paperback. clean, no inscriptions . First Edition. An enthralling account of a black man's life (1904-1977) - a panorama of his personal, cultural and individual idioms and his people and universal communalities.with 1904 as a birth date he is close to recalls of the 19th centrury and familiar with those of the 20th century, including the massacres.his story nonetheless based in his Pelican dreaming of the Gadgerong people and their vast Kimberly country, set out in maps & a pic. Dr Bruce Shaw's background matches empathies. 202pp. Please See Photos for Condition. B4

$25.97

Dance of the Opposites: A Biography of a World in Crisis
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Dance of the Opposites: A Biography of a World in Crisis

By Philippa Burrell

Very Good+ book in Very Good- wrapper. (Some rubbing). Inscribed signed by the AUTHOR. Inscribed and Signed "For Michael Pritchard, with appreciation & warm regards. Philippa Burrell. December 1989." Navy cloth, xviii, 339pp, index, B&W photos. This is the 3rd book in the autobiographical trilogy which Colin Wilson has called "one of the finest autobiographies of this century" Please See Photos for Condition B2

$25.97

INTO THE MOUNTAIN. A Life of NAN SHEPHERD
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INTO THE MOUNTAIN. A Life of NAN SHEPHERD

By Charlotte Peacock

SCARCE First Edition Hardback with wrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. FINE COPY . AUTHOR SIGNED (RARE ). In the 1930s, the writer and poet, Nan Shepherd was one of North-East Scotland's best known literati. Three novels, The Quarry Wood, The Weatherhouse and A Pass in the Grampians and a volume of poetry, In the Cairngorms, published between 1928 and 1934 while she was still only in her thirties, established her reputation as one of the most highly respected members of the Scottish modernist movement. Currently best known for her masterpiece of mountain literature The Living Mountain, (first published in 1977) Nan Shepherd, who died in 1981, has been in the news recently. Her image now graces the new Scottish $5 note; The Living Mountain has become a classic and sells in its thousands. Nan Shepherd lived all her life in Deeside, yet few people, even in Scotland, seem to have heard of her. But then, indifferent to celebrity, Nan Shepherd had a talent for silence. Elusive, enigmatic, she was reticent about herself, even to those who were lifelong friends. Long overdue, this first biography, unravels some of the mysteries, dispels some of the rumours and gives insight into the life and work of this perceptive and intensely private woman. The author, Charlotte Peacock has been as successful in finding her way into the life of her subject as Nan herself was in 'finding her way into the mountains.' The writer has had unparalleled access to all Nan's archives and to all her remaining friends and acquaintances. The result is a beautifully written biography that will surely become the standard life of Nan Shepherd. Please See Photos for Condition B2

$64.95

Behind the Shades: The Autobiography
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Behind the Shades: The Autobiography

By Duncan Fletcher

SIGNED COPY: Very Good Throughout. Hardback with Wrapper. SIGNED BY DUNCAN FLETCHER ON THE TITLE PAGE without dedication. Official Borders Signed copy. Very good plus Hardback and Wrapper (with price) Please See Photos for Condition B2

$19.48

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

By Don Hart, Doreen Tyler, Tony Towns, Ron Dallas

VERY GOOD. Inscribed and signed by Don Hart, 8th Army Rats, 1941/1942. Good Covers. 2011 edition. 163 pages. an interesting and important updated work. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY DON HART." Presented to Liz Waine. With Kindest Regards and Very Best Wishes. fromDon Hart. Lieut. 8th Army Desert Rats 1941 /1942. Very Good Internally. B2 Good Covers. Please See Photos for Condition

$51.96

Living Dangerously
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Living Dangerously

By Sir Ranulph Fiennes

FINE BOOK AND FINE WRAPPER: SIGNED and DATED by AUTHOR.SIGNED By Fiennes and dated November '87, First edition. Blue hardcover with gold lettering to spine, in glossy pictorial dust-jacket. 195 x 253 x 26mm. 263pp. Signed by the author on the title-page. Numerous photographs, mostly in colour; 11 maps; 2 appendices and index. Please See Photos for Condition B1

$25.97

Mad Dogs and Englishmen: An Expedition Round My Family
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen: An Expedition Round My Family

By Ranulph Fiennes

Very good HB and wrapper. Inscribed To Dave and signed by the author. 392pp including Foreword,sources,index.. Price un-clipped Discover Sir Ranulph Twistelton-Wykham-Fiennes's personal expedition to trace his extraordinary family through the twists and turns of history. From Charlemagne - himself a direct ancestor of the author - to the count who very nearly persuaded William the Conqueror to retreat at Hastings, many members of this unique clan have lived close to the nerve centre of the ruler of their day.They number in their ranks a murderer, a wife poisoner, a poacher, England's greatest female traveller of the 17th century, and an extortionist Lord High Treasurer, teen cousins who eloped, a noble lord hanged for manslaughter, another hanged for adultery with the King's wife, and many who, as admirals or major-generals, won famous battles. The Fiennes' behind Cromwell provided the castle in which the Parliamentarians made their first secret moves, the same building in which twenty-one successive generations of the family have lived for 600 unbroken years. One Fiennes had his head cut off by the London mob and stuck on Tower Bridge, another led the First Crusade that captured Jerusalem . . . And that is just a taster. Ranulph Fiennes tells the story of his unconventional, exceptional family, and reveals the ingredients for the man described by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer'Please See Photos for Condition B2

$38.96

Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith
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Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith

By Gerald McKnight: Sandy Lesbeg: Charles Fraser-Smith

Very Good+ hardback and wrapper.Signed by Charles Fraser-Smith without dedication. No other inscriptions. TRUE FIRST - 1981 Michael Joseph - SIGNED COPY. Co-author Sandy Lesberg. The memoirs of Charles Fraser-Smith, who spent World War II devising gadgets to be supplied to members of the secret services and to escaping prisoners of war. Black cloth-covered boards, silver titles to spine, pictorial dustjacket, illustrations. Please See Photos for Condition B1

$25.97

A Beautiful Game: My Love Affair with Cricket
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A Beautiful Game: My Love Affair with Cricket

By Mark Nicholas

FINE BOOK AND VG+ WRAPPER. SIGNED COPY. Signed by the author, Mark Nicholas. Hardback with unclipped Wrapper. First. Signed by the author on the title page. Pages: 420 pages, 2 x 16pp plate section.Mark Nicholas, the face of Channel 5 s Cricket on Five and anchor for Channel 9 s Test commentary team in Australia, has a unique knowledge and perspective on the world of cricket. As both a former player and now a professional observer and commentator on the game, he knows all the key figures of the sport and has witnessed first-hand some of cricket s greatest moments. His book is a personal account of the game as he s seen and experienced it across the globe. From epic test matches and titans of the game like Lara, Warne and Tendulkar, to his own childhood love for the sport, Mark gives us his informed, personal and fascinating views on cricket - the world s other beautiful game. Please See Photos for Condition B1

$38.96

The Book of Yearly Recollections of SAMUEL THORNTON, ESQ. of CLAPHAM AND ALBURY PARK, IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY
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The Book of Yearly Recollections of SAMUEL THORNTON, ESQ. of CLAPHAM AND ALBURY PARK, IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY

By Samuel Thornton

240 rough cut pages - hardback. Very Good Internally, slight wear to board edges , firm binding. Full Title " The Book of Yearly Recollections of SAMUEL THORNTON, ESQ.,of CLAPHAM AND ALBURY PARK, IN THE COUNTY OF SURREY.M.P. For that Shire.Born November 6, 1754. Died July 3, 1838. Privately Printed and Published by John Thornton, Samuel Thornton was his great-grandfather. Inscribed "Uncle Reginald, from his affectionate nephew, (Signed) John Thornton. Also nameplate of Reginald Thornton, Birkin House, Dorchester. Please See Photos for Condition.Very Scare book. B3

$129.91

It Was Never My Ambition To Become A Hooker
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It Was Never My Ambition To Become A Hooker

By Neil Clark

SIGNED & INSCRIBED "To Sidmouth RFC, Thanks for all your support. Neil Clark" In a refreshingly honest and sometimes brutal account of his life, Neil Clark reveals his personal turmoil and tough journey to the top flight of English rugby. Neil Clark might not be a household name, but he is one of the under-rated rugby players who took Exeter Chiefs to the heights of the English Premiership and the Heineken Cup. Overcoming a difficult childhood, serious injury and being released by a club that no longer wanted him, Clark was a rugby journeyman in the south-west, playing for Bristol, Bath and Cornish All Blacks before finding a home at Exeter Chiefs. There he helped the club gain promotion and began to keep a diary of his time in rugby's top division. This is the inspiring story of how a troubled youngster became a Premiership rugby player – with real blood, gallons of sweat and plenty of tears.'See PhotosExeter Chiefs & Sidmouth 7 Rugby Interest. B3

$19.48

Jim\'s Journey
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Jim's Journey

By Sir JAMES SPICER

Jim's Journey. Sir James Spicer. . Published by Author, Beaminster, Dorset (2004). Used Pictorial Card Covers First Edition . Signed . B3

$19.48

Winks and Wagging Tails: Remininiscences of a Nineteen-Forties London Vet.
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Winks and Wagging Tails: Remininiscences of a Nineteen-Forties London Vet.

By Robert E. Ablett

Remininiscences of a Nineteen-Forties LONDON Vet. Memories of a Veterinary Surgeon. Signed and dated by the author 22/8/2011. Fine paperback, Please see photos. A3

$32.47

FORM : My Autobiography
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FORM : My Autobiography

By Kieren Fallon

Official SIGNED Copy. FIne Hardback and Fine Wrapper. See Photos. 'The most eagerly anticipated racing autobiography for many years'. As a jockey, Kieren Fallon had a unique rapport with his horses, often coaxing them to victory when others had struggled. His skill and commitment made him a punter's favourite. His magnificent record, which saw him crowned Champion Jockey on six occasions, ensured he became one of racing's biggest stars. In Form, Kieren Fallon provides a searingly honest account of his life, and the pressures he faced to get to the top of his sport, where winning was never enough, and where relaxation came in the shape of a bottle of vodka or a meal that had to be 'flipped' immediately to ensure he maintained his weight. He worked with some of the best trainers and won all the biggest races, but true happiness only ever really came to him when he was on the back of a horse - a joy that he still feels now that he has retired from racing as he rides work early in the morning. Ideal for racing fans! This hardback book has 312 pages and measures: 24 x 16 x 3cm approx. B3

$29.87

Rodney Marsh : I Was a LOOSE CANNON
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Rodney Marsh : I Was a LOOSE CANNON

By Rodney Marsh with Brian Woolnough.

2010. First edition. Very Good +/ fine. Inscribed and signed on fep by Rodney Marsh. " To anna & Steve. Thtime next year RODDERS we'll all be .......... Best Wishes Rodney Marsh" Fine book but for the inscription. Fine wrapper. Illustrated. Firm binding. B&W and colour photographs throughout. Mention the name RODNEY MARSH and what do you think of? Controversy, a showman, maverick and unpredictable character. Yes, all of those and much more. Here, his characteristics come together in one of the most honest football books written to date. Marsh does more than expose 'warts and all'; he goes where no other 'Loose Cannon' has been before. He explains in detail which he has emerged as such a personality you either love or loath. From a violent 'no love' upbringing as a child, through his career at Fulham (twice), Queen's Park Rangers, Manchester City and then huge success on and off the pitch in America, Marsh doesn't hold back, just as he never has as a TV and Radio pundit. Marsh falls out with people because he says what he thinks. He infuriated many managers and coaches as a player and has upset just as many with his forthright comments on the game and its future. But how he loves football, and that feeling runs through the book alongside the many stories and controversial moments. As a player, Marsh had more skill than most but did he waste it? As a person he is hard to break down. Why? As a loveable rogue, he has few equals and that is what this book is about. For the first time Marsh goes public on an extraordinary career. Loose Cannon is the perfect title for the book because that is what he is. A1

$19.48

Standing the Test of Time
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Standing the Test of Time

By Bill Alley

1999. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Near Fine. Signed with dedication. Inscribed & signed "To Betty, A very dear friend, From the old man himself, Bill Alley". Fine Book (subject to inscription) clean and bright in fine wrapper. Bill Alley was a Cricketer who played for Somerset and an Umpire after he stopped playing cricket. The controversial autobiography of former Somerset cricket legend and respected Test umpire, Bill Alley, this boo 197 pages. Cricket. Y1

$19.48

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