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Bbc Tv. Match of the Day Soccer Annual 1979.
World Distributors. 1979, First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bound in the publishers original laminated hardboard which has a photograph of Joe Jordan in action for Man Utd, to the front and a photograph of the first million pound player, Trevor Francis, to the rear. All the pages are in excellent, unmarked condition as is the binding. Very neatly priceclipped. Double, photographic endpapers to the front and back of book. There is a great " Team Of The Year " tribute article to Nottingham Forest who were in awesome form back then. Full of facts, figures and team news of one of soccers most exciting eras. Both colour and black and white photographs support the excellent text. A nice collectors item. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 000247
GBP 10.95 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 US$ 13.96 | JP¥ 1554]

 
The Lotus Guide to Learning 1-2-3: Includes Release 2
Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A. Addison-Wesley. 1988. (ISBN: 0201166879). Soft Cover. This is the ninth printing of this excellent text book produced in March, 1988. The 300 pages are in clean, unmarked condition throughout with no inscriptions and are squarely bound. Bound in light blue soft covers and measuring 23.5cm tall x 18.5cm wide, the book has an abundance of diagrams to supplement the text. Light overall wear, otherwise the book is in very presentable condition. Very Good.
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Book number: 000268
GBP 4.95 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.31 | JP¥ 702]
Keywords: LOTUS 1 2 3 COMPUTER 0201166879

 
Mother/'s Bible Stories Told Chiefly in Words of One Syllable for Young Children
London, J. Coker & Co.Ltd. Ill.: G.P. Mickleweight. Bound in the publishers hardcover with picture to front cover. Cloth binding to front cover. The 118 pages remain in very presentable condition with a discreet gift inscription to front endpaper. There are four beautiful colour plates and a further 13 black and white illustrations throughout the book. No date within the book hence a presumed First Edition. The book is annual size. There is average rubbing and wear to the covers but binding remains intact and all pages are present and correct. Book sits solid and square with no loose pages. Overall a nice copy of this excellent collection of Bible stories for children. The photograph provided is a picture of the book and we are happy to send more images at your request. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 000426
GBP 19.50 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 US$ 24.86 | JP¥ 2767]
Keywords: G.P. Mickleweight

 
Rupert Annual 1969
UK, Daily Express Publications. 1969. Bound in the publishers laminated hard boards with wraparound colour illustration. The 115 pages remain in fresh, clean condition throughout with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. No loose pages or scribbles. Publishers printed price remains intact on the bottom corner of contents page. Double matching colour pictorial endpapers to front and rear of book. Both the binding and interior of this annual are in very good+ condition. The photograph supplied is a picture of the annual and we are happy to send more images on request. A nice, solid copy. Very Good +.
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Book number: 000511
GBP 29.50 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 US$ 37.6 | JP¥ 4186]

 
Shoot ! Annual 1977
IPC Magazines 1976. First Edition. A brilliant football encyclopeadia that covers everything including the top players pick of the best! Covers all aspects of football from club level right up to the international scene and more. Laminated front and rear cover shows Kevin Keegan in his heyday in an England shirt steaming past a grounded defender! Front and back photographic endpapers and pastedowns.All 125 pages are in excellent condition. If you are a football enthusiast into facts, figures and general knowledge about the game then this book has it all and more! Some breathtaking photography showing some breathtaking skill ! A book that has been well looked after over the years and an increasigly scarce footballing annual to find in this condition. Near Fine.
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Book number: 000154
GBP 10.50 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 13.38 | JP¥ 1490]

 
Whizzer and Chips Annual 1978
Fleetway. Hard Cover. Overall poor condition with about1 inch loss of spine to top otherwise cover is intact.Roughly a third of page 3 missing. One or two other pages with minor loss otherwise rest of pages intact and in acceptable condition.2 neat inscriptions otherwise no pen or pencil marks.Binding is a little loose and starting to give but book is still bound. Poor.
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Book number: 000066
GBP 4.95 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.31 | JP¥ 702]

 
FOTHERGILL, GEORGE A. AND LYNWOOD PALMER
The National Stud. A Gift to the State a Memorial of It Compilededited &Decorated by George A. Fothergill with Portraits by Lynwood Palmer & the Editior
Edingburgh, Privately Printed By T.A. CONSTABLE. 1916, First Edition. Cloth, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. FIRST EDITION, This Edition of 300 copies printed with the Edition de Luxe December. Memorial of the gift to the state, in January 1916, by Colonel W Hall Walker. 12 Tipped in colour plates. This has Colonel W. Hall Walker/'s compliment bookplate affixed to the front endpaper in which the book is presented to Edward George Slatter. Overall signs of handling but a very nice copy. An interesting association copy with the Colonel/'s compliment bookplate. A beautifully designed book with numerous woodcuts and adornments. A must for the serious and discerning equestrian collector and enthusiast. Very scarce. Very Good. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 001244
GBP 495.00 [Appr.: EURO 563.75 US$ 630.94 | JP¥ 70238]

 
ADAMS, RICHARD
The Girl in a Swing
London, Allen Lane. 1980, First Edition. Book is in near fine condition throughout.The 396 pages remain clean and fresh throughout with no marks or inscriptions.Bound in the publishers original green cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine. Housed in the distinctive dustjacket designed by Reginald George Haggar,R.I.This is the second issue of the First Edition where the main female characters name has been changed to Karin Forster.Overall a very attractive copy of this wonderful novel from the author of the unforgettable Watership Down !.
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Book number: 000152
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 20 US$ 22.31 | JP¥ 2483]

 
ADAMS, RICHARD
The Plague Dogs
London, Allen Lane in Association with Rex Collings. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713910550). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: A. Wainwright. FIRST EDITION, A very nice copy with no inscriptions. Dustwrapper has minor signs of handling and very little wear. Neatly priceclipped. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. Very presentable. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 001165
GBP 19.50 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 US$ 24.86 | JP¥ 2767]
Keywords: 0713910550 A. Wainwright

 
ADBURGHAM, MYLES
The Dogs of Moorgreen
London, John Murray. 1949, First Edition. Ill.: S.A. Adburgham. Bound in the publishers green cloth hard cover with brown title lettering to spine and front cover. The 52 pages are in very prentable condition with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. Fading to cloth at the spine and edges of boards otherwise in good condition. There are 15 charming illustrations throughout the book some of which are full page colour including a colour frontispiece. Interior of book is very tidy. Housed in the distinctive dustwrapper which has chipping, wear and creasing mainly to the edges but is still intact with publishers printed price still present on front inside flap. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. The photograph provided is a picture of the book and the dustwrapper and we are happy to send more images on request. Good/Good.
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Book number: 000451
GBP 24.50 [Appr.: EURO 28 US$ 31.23 | JP¥ 3476]
Keywords: S.A. Adburgham

 
ALDIN, CECIL
The Cecil Aldin Book
London, Eyre And Spottiswoode. 1932, First Edition. Ill.: Cecil Aldin. Bound in the publishers oatmeal coloured cloth with black lettering on orange label to spine and front board. This is the first impression of the first edition of this interesting and unusual Cecil Aldin illustrated book. The 192 pages remain in very presentable condition with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. All hinges are strong and book sits solid and square. Eight excellent colour plates, seven half-tone plates and ninety five black and white drawings support the text throughout. A collection of twenty seven short pieces of writing by various authors including P.G. Wodehouse, Humbert Wolfe, Jack Hobbs and of course, Cecil Aldin himself. Binding a little dusty overall, with one small mark to the spine, otherwise a very good copy indeed. Photographs of the book are available on request. Becoming rather scarce in this condition. Very Good.
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Book number: 000606
GBP 64.50 [Appr.: EURO 73.5 US$ 82.21 | JP¥ 9152]
Keywords: Cecil Aldin

 
ALDRIDGE, JAMES
The Hunter
London, United Kingdom, The Bodley Head. 1950, First Edition. FIRST EDITION, A nice copy with no inscriptions in the lightly rubbed dustwrapper with small nicks to the head of folds. Publishers printed price intact. Photograph of the author to the rear at a booksigning, Dustwrapper protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 001226
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.3 | JP¥ 1703]

 
ALDRIDGE, EILEEN
Porcelain
London, United Kingdom, Paul Hamlyn. 1969, First Edition. Soft Cover. Ill.: Peter Morter and Design Bureau. FIRST EDITION, Every thing you needed to know about porcelain in a concise yet very insightful manner. The author is well versed in her chosen subject. A nice, tightly bound copy in soft illustrated wrappers. Very clean. Previous owners name to the top rear of cover remains quite discreet. Luneville, Worcester, Coalport, T/'ang, Chelsea to name but a few examples of the porcelain featured in this book. A must for the amateur collector and somewhat indispensable !. Very Good.
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Book number: 001279
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1419]
Keywords: Peter Morter and Design Bureau

 
ALGREN, NELSON
A Sea Diary : Hemingway All the Way
New York, G.P. Putnam/'s. 1965, First Edition. Bound in the publishers fine weave blue cloth with gilt title lettering to spine. The 254 pages remain in fresh, clean condition with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. Double matching light blue endpapers to front and rear of book. Pages are antique cut to the front edge as published. Cloth binding is in very presentable condition with sharp corners and even colour tone. Book sits solid and square. Title lettering to spine is sharp and legible. Housed in the eyecatching dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact on front inside flap. Light creasing to top and heel of spine otherwise the dustwrapper is in pleasing condition. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. Photographs of the book and the dustwrapper are available on request. This is an excellent collection of short writings and hilarious anecdotes from Algrens experiences at sea and his meeting with and support of Ernest Hemingway. A pleasing copy throughout. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 000535
GBP 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 42.75 US$ 47.8 | JP¥ 5321]

 
AMIS, KINGSLEY
Difficulties with Girls
London, Hutchinson. 1988, First Edition. Fresh clean copy throughout.Gilt title lettering to spine.Small closed tear to back of dustjacket on the fold which has been neatly repaired,hence very discreet.Still retains original publishers price of 11.95 on inside flap.The comical picture on the front of the dustjacket sums the book up wonderfully! Overall a good looking book by one of English literatures national treasures. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 000123
GBP 14.50 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 18.48 | JP¥ 2057]

 
AMIS, KINGSLEY
Difficulties with Girls
Summit Books. 1988, First American Edition. Bound in the publishers dark green hard boards with quarter blue cloth binding to spine. Silver title lettering. The 275 pages are in excellent condition throughout with no marks or inscriptions and are squarely bound to spine. Housed in the distinctive dustwrapper with publishers printed price of $18.95 still present on the top of the front inside flap. Dustwrapper has miniscule wear otherwise in very presentable condition. A lovely copy throughout. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 000244
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2128]

 
AMIS, MARTIN
Experience
London, Jonathan Cape. 2000, First Edition. (ISBN: 0224050605). FIRST EDITION, The excellent recollections of Martin Amis. A fine copy in an equally fine dustwrapper. Signed by Martin Amis on the title page. The first impression of the first edition. Publishers printed price intact on front inside flap of dustwrapper. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. Photographs of the book and the dustwrapper are available on request. A lovely, sharp copy. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 000714
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.25 US$ 57.36 | JP¥ 6385]
Keywords: AMIS, MARTIN, 1949- AMIS, KINGSLEY, 0224050605

 
AMIS, MARTIN
Lionel Asbo
London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape. 2012, First Edition. (ISBN: 0 978 0 224 096). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, A very presentable copy with no inscriptions. Book sits solid and square with all corners sharp and is tightly bound. Full number line 12345678910 confirms the first printing. Dustwrapper retains publishers printed price on inside flap. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A fresh copy. Very Good +/Very Good +.
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Book number: 001319
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16 US$ 17.84 | JP¥ 1987]
Keywords: 09780224096

 
AMIS, MARTIN
London Fields
London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape. 1989, First Edition. FIRST EDITION, Considered by many to be his best work ever. Adapted for the cinema screen into a film of the same name. A first printing of the first edition. Signed by Martin Amis to the title page. A nice copy in an equally nice dustwrapper which is now protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. Very Good/Near Fine. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 001260
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 108.25 US$ 121.09 | JP¥ 13480]

 
AMIS, KINGSLEY
Lucky Jim
London, United Kingdom, Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1954, Fourth Impression. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Fourth Impression, Bound in the publishers sage green hard covers with gilt title lettering to spine. This is the fourth impression and this is duly stated on the verso of the title page: Fourth impression February 1954. A very early printing of the authors first book and certainly his most famous. Neat previous owners address to the fixed endpaper which is partially covered by the front flap of the dustwrapper. All pages are present and correct. Book sits solid and square. A nice copy. Housed in the distinctive Gollancz yellow dustwrapper with publishers price intact on front inside flap. Slight overall wear and signs of handling but presentable nontheless. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A scarce impression of this classic Kingsley Amis first novel. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 001059
GBP 129.50 [Appr.: EURO 147.5 US$ 165.06 | JP¥ 18375]

 
AMIS, KINGSLEY
Stanley and the Women
United Kingdom, Hutchinson. 1984, First American Edition. (ISBN: 0091562406). Bound in the publishers red cloth hard cover with contrasting bold silver title lettering to spine. The 255 pages are in fresh, clean condition with no inscriptions and are squarely bound. Book looks possibly unread with the binding remaining sharp and bright with no bumping. Housed in the distinctive dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact on front inside flap. Book sits solid and square. The dustwrapper is protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. The photograph provided is a picture of the book and the dustwrapper and we are happy to send more images on request. An attractive copy of this absorbing novel. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 000436
GBP 24.50 [Appr.: EURO 28 US$ 31.23 | JP¥ 3476]
Keywords: BRITISH IRISH FICTION FICTIONAL WORKS 0091562406

 
ATHERTON, CAPTAIN H.
Simplified Motoring. The Driving Test and After.
Simpkin Marshall Ltd. 1935. Cloth, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, A charming example of what is becoming an increasingly rare title of motoring nostalgia.Bound in cherry red cloth with gilt lettering to spine Pages are clean and in very good condition and showing some interesting illustrations.Contains an AA - traffic control by light signals - chart in a pouch at the back of the book which explains the correct use of traffic lights! Very eyecatching yellow pictorial dust jacket which is quite comical to say the least showing the typical scenes of a clearly irate driving instructor and a rather bemused pupil sitting in a turn of the century car! Dustjacket is not priceclipped and is protected in a plastic archival sleeve. Overall a very presentable collectors piece of motoring memorabillia from an era when people exercised both courtesy and caution on British roads!. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 000080
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 31.87 | JP¥ 3547]

 
BAINBRIDGE, BERYL
According to Queeney
London, United Kingdom, Little, Brown and Company. 2001, First Edition. FIRST EDITION, A very nice copy in the equally fine dustwrapper which is protected in a removable archival booksleeve. First impression of the first edition from this prolific author. Dustwrapper retains publishers price. Book sits solid and square with all corners sharp and no inscriptions. All pages are present and correct. The woven ribbon marker makes a nice touch. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 001230
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.37 | JP¥ 709]

 
BALCHIN, NIGEL
The Fall of the Sparrow
London, Collins. 1955, First Edition. FIRST EDITION, Bound in the publishers hard boards with gilt title lettering to spine, this is the first impression of the first edition. A tidy copy with no inscriptions. Book sits solid and square with all corners sharp. Housed in the dark green dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact on front inside flap. Dustwrapper is very good. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A presentable copy. Photographs of the book and the dustwrapper are available on request. Another excellent Nigel Balchin quality novel. This authors work it seems is enjoying something of a well deserved renaissance of late. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 000761
GBP 19.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.75 US$ 24.22 | JP¥ 2696]

 
BALCHIN, NIGEL
Kings of Infinite Space
London, United Kingdom, Collins. 1967, First Edition. FIRST EDITION, A nice copy with no inscriptions. Book sits solid and square with all corners sharp. Housed in the dramatic Alex Jawdokimov dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact. This is the first printing. Dustwrapper protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A NASA scientist drama !. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 001225
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 7.65 | JP¥ 851]

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