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    Public General Acts Passed in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fifth: Being the Thirty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; with an Index... Vol. I by N/A

    Eyre and Spottiswoode; London. , 1925. Very good. Contemporaneous half-calf and marbled boards. 1020pp.. Hard. 4to. 10".. Very good.



    Deeds that Won the Empire by W H Fitchett

    London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1912 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A book on military history. The twenty-seventh edition of this work. With a frontispiece, numerous portraits and several plans. Formed from articles written by Fitchett originally published in The Argus under the same name. Once published in book form it ran into 35 printings and about 250,000 copies were sold. W H Fitchett wrote many military and journalistic works these include Fights for the Flag, Wellington's Men and Nelson and His Captains. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, smart with patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Small cracks to head of spines. Binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper, Spottiswoode and Co. Gift inscription to recto of front endpaper dated 1914. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..


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    Saltspring by Marshall, John ( SIGNED )

    Lantzville, BC, Canada: Oolichan Books, 1979. Fine copy in fine jacket inscribed to Robin skelton. Laid in is a one page ALS, also to Skelton, asking about several of Skelton's poems he wished to publish in " Island ".. Inscribed By Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/Fine. Association Copy.



    A Choice of the Best English Lyrics by Roger Ingpen (Editor)

    VERY GOOD London - Selwyn and Blount Book. Hardcover. Hardcover. 1922.. A collection of English lyrics pre 17th century. In a Zaehnsdorf binding with gilt stamping to board edges and spine. With an illustrated frontispiece. Compiled by Roger Ingpen. This collectionis one of three books from the 'Choice of Best English Lyrics'series. It contains numerous poems by several well known authors pre-17th century. Poets include Edmund Spenser, Anthony Munday, Sir Philip Sidney, Henry Constable, Christopher Marlowe andWilliam Shakespeare. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to board edges and spine. Externally, generally smart with spots to boards and rubbing to the spine, heavier to the head and tail. Prior owner's signature to recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..



    Rebecca West, a Life - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Glendinning, Victoria

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0394539354 . first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century, as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number; ; Photographs .




    LONDON: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd, 1991 Navy Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 140 mm approx. 350pp. Historical Novel of the boy King of Scots Alexander the Third set during the power politics of his minority and education by David de Lindsay of Luffness. First Edition 1st Printing. Near Fine/ Near Fine (Book- little sign of use. Neat previous owner name and address in ink to free front end paper. Dust Jacket- light rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped - cover £14.99. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.



    The Devotional Family Bible by Rev. Alexander Fletcher a

    George Virtue, 1111. Hardcover. Acceptable. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Half leather boards. Volume 2 only. Spotting to the frontis and to the engraved half title. A firm binding with clean and neat textblock. Many engravings in good, clean condition, a number from the paintings of WH Bartlett. Marbled page ends. Front board is holding but nearly detached. Rubbing to board edges and scuffing to top and tail of spine, rubbing also to the board surfaces. Gilt titling on black is intact to the spine.



    THE HUNTER OUT OF TIME by Fox, Gardner F

    New York: Ace Books, Inc., 1965 Ace book number F-354, with 40¢ cover price. Cover art by Gary Morrow. Small initial and number at the bottom corner of the first page, else a fine and bright, unread copy.. First edition, first printing. Paperback.



    The Deep Blue Good-By - 1st Edition/1st Printing by MacDonald, John D

    Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1975. 1st Hardcover Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0397010907 . An attractive first Hardcover edition/first printing with lightly soiled boards in about Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with minor rubbing; "McGee had intended to spend a quiet evening on board his houseboat until Cathy Kerr changed his plans. One look into her twenty-six-year-old brown eyes gone mournful and hopeless and he knew that something or someone had done her unspeakable harm." (from the dust-jacket); [8], 9-200, [4] pages .



    Notre-Dame de Paris by VIctor Hugo; Illustrator-Bernard Lamotte

    The Easton Press, 1983. Leather Bound. Very Good. Very good plus condition, maroon leatherbound with gilt edges



    Incarnations: Poems 1966-1968 - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Warren, Robert Penn

    New York: Random House. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket, minute chips to head and small closed tear to back panel; designed by Betty Anderson. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century; .



    The Girl from Easy Street by Foster, Richard [Kendall Foster Crossen]

    Popular Library Eagle Book EB32, 1955. First. Mass Market Paperback. a nearly fine bright copy.



    How Sleep the Brave & Other Stories : early work on wartime economy paper of H.E. Bates, by Flying Officer X

    Cape (1st), 1943. VG. 18x12cm.covers slightly faded



    Lord of the Isles by Chidsey, Donald Barr

    NY: Avon. Near Fine. 1954. Paperback. Fading to edges, light surface rubbing. Spine is flat and uncreased, feels unread. ; #T-96.; 253 pages .



    Don Sebastian King of Portugal, The Distrest Mother, Theodosius, The Conscious Lovers, The Fair Penitent by Mr Dryden, Mr Philips, Nathanael Lee, Richard Steele, N Rowe

    734, 1744, 1741, 1742 - London - J and R Tonson, 1734 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. FivepopularSeventeenth/Eighteenth Century playsof varyinggenres bound as one. With an illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. The copy of Don Sebastian King of Portugal appears tohave been sourced from Volume VI of The Dramatick Works of John Dryden as the title page for this has been boundbefore the title page for the play. Don Sebastian is a Tragedy by John Dryden originally published in 1690. Ithas also been seen as a moral fable and arguably his bestplay. The Distrest Mother is a play by Ambrose Philips who wasbetter known as a poet andpolitician. Theodosius was first acted in 1680 and isa tragedy by Nathaniel Lee. TheConscious Lovers is a sentimentalcomedy in five acts by Irish playwright Richard Steele. The Fair Penitent is Nicholas Rowe's adaptation of the tragedy The Fatal Dowry. It premiered on stage in 1702 and was a great success throughout the 18th century. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, a trifle rubbing to spine. Front joint is starting but firm. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, E H Greenly. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in palces. The odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..



    The Infidel by Piccard, Pierre

    Saskatoon: Thistledown Press., 2005 First printing in trade paperback. Fine.. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine. LR2-2.



    Making Believe - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Leggett, John

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0395394120 . First edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with foxing to top edge and bumped corners in alike dust-jacket with rubbing to spine and light edgewear; .



    Surviving Words by Farkas, Endre

    Ste. Anne De Bellvue, Quebec: The Muses Company, 1994. 105 pp. In colour illustrated card covers with French flaps. . First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The Hobbit by Tolkien, J. R. R

    London: Harpercollinspublishers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1995. Fifth Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0261103288 . A superb copy in Fine condition in Fine dustwrapper. This is the first Impression with the complete line of 135798642 of the 5th edition hardback, 1995 with color plates and maps; "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" is the sentence that kicks off J. R. R. Tolkien's most legendary novel, originally published 21 September 1937 at a print run of 1,500 copies and eventually including 4 impressions. The second edition included impressions five to fifteen prior to the third edition in 1966. Literary history at its best .



    Empire of the Soul: Some Journeys in India. by Roberts, Paul William

    Toronto: Stoddart, 1994. 380 pp. with index. Black boards and blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Slight spine slant. Colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert Van Gulik

    Dell, 1963. Softcover. Good Condition. Size: Mass Market Paperback. 1265. Light creases, small tear on spine, pages yellowing; very good reading copy. Judge Dee mystery. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Vintage Paperbacks; Inventory No: 099466. .



    Sabotage by Gaewsky Henry P

    North Carolina: Henry P Gaewsky, 1997. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/very good. VG Red hardcover in VG jacket. Light edgewear. Pages clean.Solid. SIGNED/inscribed by author on title page. Jacket clean and solid w/light wear. Author of 'Reflection at Seventy Five' and 'Between the Cracks'. 217 pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    performance appraisal and management(Chinese Edition) by BEN SHE.YI MING

    East China University of Technology Press Pub. Dat, 2009-08. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Publisher: East China University of Technology Press Pub Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.



    Precursor. by Cherryh, C. J

    New York: Daw Books, 1999. 438 pp. Maroon endpapers. Mustard boards and blue spine with gilt lettering. Colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover. . First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Writers on World War II, an Anthology - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Richler, Mordecai (editor)

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0394572580 . A first edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition, little rubbing to edges in alike, lightly scuffed dust-jacket. Remainder mark along the bottom page edge and part of the dust-jacket; Portrayed in the words of novelists, poets and journalists who lived through it, a full sweep of WWII as it was experienced around the world by combatants and by civilians; Remainder; 727 pages .

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