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1 The Bodleian Library Heraldry - Catalogue of an Exhibition held during 1967
Bodleian Library Oxford 1967 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Simple printed booklet in red card covers. A previous owner has written the title neatly on the spine. There are some notes / marks in the text in pen (not extensive). Some creasing to the front cover and some light marks to the back cover. Binding is firm. A good working / reference copy. 58pp + black and white plates. 305750 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
16 Biggles Gets His Men
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Leslie Stead Hodder and Stoughton London 1950 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. Original blue boards with dark blue / black titles. The boards are faded at the top and bottom of the spine. The binding is firm. A gift inscription in pen and a previous owner's name and address in pencil on the front endpaper. The pages are generally age-toned / tanned but not heavily browned. Outer closed textblock page edges are generally grey, with a few minor marks. Black and white frontispiece illustration and further black and white full page illustrations in the text. pp. 189. List of titles on the reverse of the half-title page lists 10 Biggles titles, 5 Worrals, 6 Gimlet and Comrades in Arms. The dust jacket is heavily rubbed and chipped at the edges, with some tears, and with some loss to the spine ends. The white parts of the dust jacket are all discoloured to grey. Front flap of the dust jacket has been price clipped. Biggles and Gimlet titles are listed on the rear dust jacket flap and the back cover of the dust jacket has 'A letter to everyone who reads this book'. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 307883 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
2 The Knight and Chivalry
Barber, Richard Longman London 1970 0582126118 / 9780582126114 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original grey-brown boards. Lightly bruised at the spine ends. Previous owner's name and date written on the front endpaper. Pages are clean but there are some light foxing spots to the outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket is faded at the spine, has some rubs and minor chips to the edges and a long scratch to the back cover. DJ not price clipped. pp. xv, 383. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 305752 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
17 Biggles Makes Ends Meet
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Leslie Stead Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with poor condition dust jacket. Original red boards, with black titles and ship outline to the bottom corner of the front board. There are a few small marks to the rear board, from old sellotape repairs on the dust jacket. The boards are bright and binding firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The pages themselves are slightly age-toned overall but not browned at the edges and overall nice and clean. Colour frontispiece illustration and 5 further colour plates. List of Biggles titles on the reverse of the half-title page ends with Biggles Takes Charge, plus 2 Omnibus titles. The dust jacket is in poor condition, though the front cover is quite clean. Long tears to the front cover spine joint and the back cover has completely detached from the spine. The long tears were all repaired by a previous owner with an acidic sellotape which had yellowed, stained the dust jacket and gone brittle with age. This brittle has now been carefully removed but brown stains where the tape used to be remain and the paper is brittle where the tape has been removed. One long tear to the underside of the jacket's back cover has had a later repair with a paper repair tape. The jacket is largely complete - chips to edges and corners. Rubs to the edges and some creasing. Printed price on the front dust jacket flap of 8s 6d. Brief synopsis on the front dust jacket flap, Biggles Omnibus editions advertised on the rear dust jacket flap and the back cover has a list of Biggles titles, to no. 46, plus Comrades in Arms. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105975 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
3 R. Louis Stevenson
Black, Margaret Moyes Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier Edinburgh First Edition Original Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" Tall 
Famous Scots Series. Undated, but preface dated 1899. Red cloth with black decoration, gilt titles to spine. Some darkening and rubbing to spine, some light damaged to boards. Internally endpapers browned, red coat of arms stamp (perhaps original?) to inside cover. Otherwise clean. 159pp. Photographs available on request. 005703 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
18 Biggles Sweeps the Desert
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Leslie Stead Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition; first printed August 1948. Original red boards with black titles and crocodile in the bottom corner of the front board. Boards are bright and clean but with a small faded pale patch to the rear board. Spine ends lightly bruised. A very slight / marginal forwards lean to the spine. The binding is nice and firm and tight. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Would be very good except for heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and frequent spots to pages and page margins as well. The textblock has a slightly musty odour. A couple of flattened creases to the front endpaper. Two tone illustrations, including frontispiece. pp. 211, plates. A list of other W. E. Johns titles at the back of the book: Biggles list ends with this title; Worrals list ends with Worrals in the Wilds; Gimlet list ends with Gimlet's Oriental Quest; Comrades in Arms is also listed. The dust jacket is rubbed, worn and chipped at the edges, with short tears and creasing which is particularly heavy to the two flaps. List of titles on the rear dust jacket flap has blue pen tick marks against a few of the titles. Front flap has a printed price of 6/-. Back cover of the dust jacket has a synopsis of the story. A coin-sized greasy mark to the back cover of the jacket, just below the synopsis. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105978 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Armorial Bearings of the Guilds of London
Bromley, John ; with 40 plates in full colour and numerous line drawings by Heather Child Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd 1960 First Edition Leather Bound Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Bound in full red morocco leather, with coat of arms for the City of London in gilt on the front board. Spine faded and with a dark mark /stain in the middle of the spine and smaller marks towards the base of the spine. Some slight white-ish marks to the boards, of unknown origin. Top edge gilt. Boards bow ever so slightly and there is a faint musty odour to the book. Previous owner's name and date written at the top of the half-title page. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Otherwise in very good clean condition inside. Binding firm. Armorial endpapers. pp. xxii, 282. Red ribbon page marker. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 105242 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
19 Comrades in Arms
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Stead Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1947 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Stead 
Hardback, no dust jacket. First edition, August 1947. Original blue boards. A forwards lean to the spine and the boards are slightly faded / discoloured at the spine and edges. Lightly bruised spine ends and corners. A contemporary gift inscription written neatly at the top edge of the front endpaper. Just a little light foxing. Stories of Biggles of the RAF, Worrals of the WAAF and King of the Commandos. pp. 227. The binding is firm. 308565 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
5 Tribute to an Armorist
Campbell-Kease, John (edited by) Published and Distributed by The Heraldry Society 2000 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In very good, clean condition. A couple of light reading crease to the spine. A mark on the front endpaper from an old ownership sticker. No other marks. pp. xi, 254. 305681 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
20 Security in the Nuclear Age: Developing U.S. Strategic Arms Policy
Kahan, Jerome H. The Brookings Institution Washington 1975 0815748175 / 9780815748175 Paperback Very Good 8vo - 9" Tall 
Covering American nuclear policy from the Eisenhower administration to the end of the Nixon presidency in relation to changing Soviet policy. Spine is unbroken, but the book is showing some signs of age with some sun discolouration to the covers. Pages clean except for tidy name to title page. 361pp. 000979 
Price: 5.95 GBP

 
 
6 Battles and Battlescenes of World War Two
Chandler, David G. Arms and Armour Press London 1989 0853689369 / 9780853689362 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good clean condition. Dust jacket price clipped. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 160pp. 104900 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
21 The Global Agenda : Issues and Perspectives [Fourth Edition]
Kegley, Charles W. Jr. ; Wittkopf, Eugene R. (edited by) McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York 1995 0070340439 / 9780070340435 Paperback Very Good 8vo - 9" Tall 
Fourth Edition. The book is split into four parts: 1. Arms and Influence, 2. Discord and Collaboration, 3. Politics and Markets, 4. Ecology and Politics. With forty-three different essays by different poltical scientists. Appears lightly used. There are a few pencil marks in the text. 000603 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
7 Heralds of Today: A Biographical List of the Officers of the College of Arms, London, 1963-86
Chesshyre, Hubert ; Herald, Chester ; Ailes, Adrian Van Duren Gerrards Cross 1986 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Slim paperback. In very good, clean condition. Ever so slightly faded at the spine. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks inside. 71pp. 305753 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
22 The History of The London Rifle Brigade 1859-1919 - with separate folder containing maps [4 of 5 maps present]
Maurice, Maj.-Gen Sir Frederick (introduction by) Constable and Company Ltd London 1921 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. First edition. Original dark green cloth with regimental coat of arms in silver on the front board. Minor rubs to the spine edges, spine ends and corners. The binding is firm, hinges good and pages clean though pages significantly tanned / browned. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xx, 515, 6 plates. The separate map folder contains First Battalion Itinerary Plan; Second Battalion Itinerary Plan; Sheet 51B Arras; Sheet 28. The MISSING map is The Albert combined sheet, covering all the Somme fighting from September 1916. The map folder is quite worn and has a previous owner's name written just inside the cover. A HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 307621 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
 
8 The Life, Diary, and Correspondence of Sir William Dugdale, Knight, sometime Garter Principal King of Arms, with an Appendix, containing an account of his published works &c.
Dugdale, Sir William ; edited by William Hamper Printed for Harding, Lepard, and Co. Pall-Mall East, London 1827 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Ex-reference library copy in a modern cloth library binding. Library stamp on the recent f.e.p. Bound by F. J. Blissett & Co. A further library stamp and number on the colophon. Pages are mostly VG but with some foxing. pp. viii, 529. A nicely preserved copy. Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686) was born and buried at Shustoke in Warwickshire. He was one of England's best known antiquaries, his most well-known work being 'The Antiquities of Warwickshire.' His diaries and correspondence make interesting reading especially for seventeenth-century historians. A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 301888 
Price: 625.00 GBP

 
23 The London Year: A Book of Many Moods
Morton, H. V. ; decorated from a London sketch book by A. E. Horne Methuen & Co., Ltd Essex Street, London 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Horne, A. E. (illustrations by) 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First edition. Original blue boards, with City of London coat of arms in gilt on the upper board and gilt titles to the spine. A very mild curvature to the boards. The binding is nice and firm and inner hinges are very good. Pages are clean throughout. No names or inscriptions. A few pages have been rough cut at the foredge and/or bottom edge. pp. xii, 211. Overall a nice copy of the scarce first edition. 309425 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
9 A Manual of Heraldry: A Concise Description of the Several Terms Used, and Containing a Dictionary of Every Designation in the Science
Grant, Sir Francis J. (edited by) John Grant Booksellers Limited 1962 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Reprint. Original blue boards. A little faded at the spine and edges of the boards. Previous owner's name and place written on the f.e.p. (address crossed out). Some light foxing to prelims, dust jacket and outer closed textblock edges. Dust jacket is faded at the spine and rubbed at the edges, with small chips and tear to the top edge. DJ not price clipped. pp. viii, 142. Small pencil drawing of coat of arms on the rear endpaper. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 305789 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
24 Stop Maastricht - Keep to the Rome Road
Murray, John John Murray Chichester 1993 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - 9.5" Tall INCLUDES LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR
Very tidy. Appears barely used. NEAR FINE. The front endpaper has a slight diagonal crease. Loosely inserted into the book is a typed poem entitled 'A Call to Coats of Arms' with a hand-written note from the author above explaining tha the poem was 'inserted in copies of the book sent to 40 Members of the House of Lords in hope of rousing them for our cause in the Lords debate'. The dust jacket is now protected inside a removable loose film sleeve. 85pp. 044705 
Price: 45.00 GBP

 
 
10 Military Antiquities Respecting a History of The English Army, from The Conquest to the Present Time. 2 Volume Set [First Editions].
Grose, Francis Printed for S. Hooper, No. 212 High Holborn [1786-1788] London 1786 1st Edition Leather Bound Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
2 Volume first edition set; Volume I published 12th May 1786. Volume II published 7th June 1788. Uniform volumes. Full tan calf. Spines sympathetically rebacked in matching morocco. Volume II stands just a fraction taller on the shelf than volume I. Spines gilt in imitation compartments, no raised bands, original title panels laid on. Marbled endpapers. Text blocks are clean and bright with only minimal age spotting and discolouration. Plate 7 in volume I has an unevenly trimmed foredge (just the very edge of the page, illustration not affected). In volume II p.62/3 has a torn bottom corner (no text affected, just loss to the margin) and a couple of short marginal tears to p.1/2. v. II has silk ribbon page marker present but unattached. Corners rubbed, exposing board at corners and there are some scuffs to the rear board of v. II. Errors in paging: v. I, 367-368 repeated in numbering (text is different, just numbering repeated); v. II, 297 numbered 293. Volume I: pp. vi, 426, 427-434 [Index], 1-40 [Appendices I-IX] + Appendix X: iv, 5-40. Appendix X has its own title page, A General and Compleat List-Military of every Commission-Officer of Horse and Foot, now Commanding His Majesties Land-Forces of England.. etc. Volume II: pp. 352, vi [description of plates in v. II], [10 - Index & placement of cuts]. Each volume has engraved frontispiece, title pages with vignette engravings, plus a further 78 copper-engraved plates across the two volumes depicting infantry battle dress, weaponry, arms and armour: 14 plates in v. I and 66 in v. II. The engraving is excellent quality. The frontis. of v. II has some sympathetic restoration - two long heavy creases have been reinforced - one on the underside and one in the margin on both sides - with what appears to be a near invisible acid-free tissue repair. 29 x 23cm. These are very good volumes, sympathetically restored, handsome and strong bindings; will add to any collection. Francis Grose [c. 1731-1791] was a renowned English antiquary and militia man, best known for his 1772 Antiquities of England and Wales and also written about by his friend Robert Burns in the poem, Epigram on Francis Grose the Antiquary. This set is VERY LARGE AND HEAVY - a significant surcharge will apply to international orders as this set will cost a great deal more to send than our standard rate will cover. Shipping to some destinations may not be available - please enquire before ordering. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. UK highlands, islands and N. Ireland may incur an additional charge. A discount on postage is available for collection from our North Oxfordshire shop premises. 103926 
Price: 660.00 GBP

 
25 Lions and Virgins: Heraldic State Symbols, Coats-of-Arms, Flags, Seals and Other Symbols of Authority in South Africa 1487-1962
Pama, C. Human & Rousseau Cape Town & Pretoria 1965 Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Original black boards. Previous owner's name, place and date on the front endpaper. Some stains to the bottom corners of the front pastedown, front endpaper, half-title page and frontispiece, as well as the front flap and front corner of the dust jacket. Pages are otherwise clean and binding sound and firm. The dust jacket has some tears, creases and chips to the edges with marks to the underside from an old tape repair. DJ price clipped. At the back of the book is printed 'one thousand numbered and signed by the author. This is no. 941' but this copy is not signed. 133pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 305817 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
11 A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access to the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the Study and Industry of John Guillim; Late Pursuivant of Arms. [Fifth Edition]. To which is added a Treatise of Honour Military and Civil, by Capt. John Logan (Analogia Honorum: Or, A Treatise of Honour and Nobility, According to the Laws and Customs of England.
Guillim, John Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome London 1679 Leather Bound Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Fifth edition. Contemporary calf boards, worn and chipped at the edges, rebacked spine and corners, with new cream coloured endpapers and pastedowns.. Not recently rebacked but I would estimate this was done c. 40 years ago. Rubs to the edges of the spine, spine ends, extremities. The binding is firm and sound. pp. frontis, [xii, including title page], 1-317, [ix]; Analogia Honorum (1677) [ii], 181, [ix]. All plates present as per Lowndes [73 plates], plus there are three additional portrait plates: 1. The Rt. Hon. Earl of Craven; 2. The Most Noble George Duke, Marquess and Earl of Buckingham, &c.; 3. Henry Somerset, Marques and Earl of Worcester, &c. 76 plates in total. 37.5cm. Portrait engravings are nice and clear and well-pressed. Guillim's Display of Heraldry contains hundreds of examples of arms throughout the text. One leaf is misbound - in the Honorum pp139-140 is bound in after pp. 140-141. One page in the Guillim is misnumbered; p. 204 is numbered p. 604. There is quite a lot of hand-colouring to the first section (Guillim) with a few touches of colour to the second part (not extensive). Most of the colouring is solely in yellow and quite neatly done. In the Guillim colouring is most significant on pages 18, 20, 24, 30-31, 35, 40-41, 43-44, 47-56, 58-70, 74, 77, 80, 85-94. Up to p. 175 colouring is solely in yellow; pages 176-77 have red and yellow colouring. After that, just yellow resumes (less frequently than in earlier pages). There is a little ink marginalia in the Honorum, p. 171. The Honorum has quite long tears to the bottom edge of p. 143-144, tear to bottom edge of one of the Achievements of Esqrs plates, and long tear to the top edge of another Achievements of Esqurs plates; also a long, partially repaired tear (old but neat repair) to the bottom edge of p. 79-80. In the Guillim, a tear to the bottom margin only of p. 123-124, some black smudge marks in the margins of p. 112, a few tiny burn holes or scorch marks to handful of pages; p. 57-58, 81-82, 109-110, 197-198; plus the same to just a couple of pages in the second half (Honorum). Overall a good, well-bound, solid and complete copy. Please contact us if you have enquiries or require further photographs. POSTAGE: A large and heavy volume. No additional postage charges to send within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - an additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage will be much higher than our standard rate is likely to be expensive - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount on postage is available if you would like to collect from our shop premises in N. Oxfordshire - please enquire. 105564 
Price: 460.00 GBP

 
26 The Story of the Peerage
Pine, L. G. Wm. Blackwood and Sons Ltd Edinburgh and London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm and sound. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xii, 310. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 305679 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
12 Authors-at-Arms: The Soldiering of Six Great Writers
Hawkes, C. P. Macmillan and Co., Limited St Martin's Street, London 1934 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
First edition. From the collection of the archaeologist Christopher Hawkes (1905-1992) and inscribed by the author to his son, Christopher Hawkes, and his daughter-in-law Jacquetta Hawkes. The inscription reads to Jacquetta and X, with love from CPH, and is dated June 1934. Binding has a cream cloth spine - discoloured and with a water-type stain to the bottom inch of the spine. Top textblock edge red and there are a few splash-type stains to the top edge as well. Boards have red paper sides - discolouration and some mild biopredation to the edges of the boards. Lightly rubbed corners. The binding is firm. Pages age-tanned. pp. xvii, 232. 105904 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
27 Chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh 1275-1749 and the Highlanders at Bannockburn
Robertson, James Printed by Wood & Son, Perth Perth 1929 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Original cloth, significantly faded and with marks. Rubbed at the head of the spine with chips to the cloth. Inscribed on the front endpaper in copperplate writing 'With the Authors Compliments, May 1935' though the author hasn't signed his name. Previous owner's name and date written neatly at the top edge of the front pastedown. Some light foxing. Fold-out maps at the back are in nice, clean condition. This little book was the subject of an address to the Gaelic Society of Perth on 18th October 1928. pp. 80, maps. 305680 
Price: 41.00 GBP

 
 
13 The Story of Arms and Armour, A Ladybird Achievements Book (Ladybird Book, Series 601)
Hunter, Edmund ; with illustrations by Robert Ayton Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1971 0721402968 / 9780721402963 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Matt pictorial boards. A later printing from c. 1973. Rubs to the spine ends, spine edges and corners. The binding is firm and pages are clean and bright. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 51. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 15p on the back cover. Tally of over 330 available Ladybird titles mentioned on the back cover and the list of titles in the series ends with No. 22 Time, Calendars and Clocks. 307133 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
28 The Heraldry of Shakespeare: A Commentary with Annotations
Rothery, Guy Cadogan The Morland Press London 1930 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Cream boards, with onlaid paper title labels. The cloth is marked and discoloured, thin at the spine edges and rubbed and frayed at the spine ends and corners. Significant foxing to pages throughout and the binding is slightly shaken, though inner hinges are good. A previous owner has pasted a heraldic illustration of the Royal Coat-of-Arms on the front pastedown and tipped a postcard of the arms of Henry VIII on the front endpaper. Previous owner's name and date (1942) written in ink at the top edge of the f.e.p. A good reference copy of this scarce volume. pp. 115, plates. 307772 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
14 Biggles Breaks the Silence
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Leslie Stead Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1949 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition; first printed August 1949. Original dark blue boards, with silver titles. The spine has slightly faded and some small pale splash-type stains. The binding is nice and firm and square. Light bruising to the spine ends. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages generally age-toned overall and just slightly tanned / darkened at the edges. Some quite heavy foxing to outer closed textblock page edges, pale but noticeable foxing to prelims, first few pages and to last few pages. Light occasional spots to other pages and page margins. No frontispiece illustration. There are 8 full-page (double sided) blue tinted illustrations and a few line drawings in the text. pp. 191, plates. The dust jacket is almost very good. Rubs, small chips and a few short tears to the edges of the dust jacket. There is an approx. 3.5cm tear to the top edge of the dust jacket next to the spine, with some light resulting creases. White parts of the dust jacket generally discoloured. The spine is slightly faded. Small light brown stain to the back cover of the dust jacket, near the top edge. Front flap of the DJ has printed price of 6/-. The rear DJ flap lists Biggles and Gimlet titles. Back cover of the dust jacket has a paragraph about The Book and another about The Author. Lists of Biggles, Worrals and Gimlet titles on the reverse of the half-title page inside - 9 x Biggles titles; 5 x Worrals; 5 x Gimlet; plus Comrades in Arms. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105980 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
29 A View of Antient [sic] History; from the Creation of the World to the Rise of the Macedonian Empire. Including the Progress of Literature and Fine Arts. And illustrated with a map of the Antient World. Volume I only [of a 2 volume set]. The Second Edition.
Rutherford, William J. Murray Fleet Street, London 1793 Half Leather Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This lovely armorial binding was from the library of William Stuart of Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire and Aldenham Abbey in Hertfordshire (1798-1874). Bound in polished marbled calf, with the arms of William Stuart in gilt on the upper board - a demi lion with the motto Nobilis Ira. William Stuart amassed a large library during his lifetime, a part of which was sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on 17 June 1875 and a further portion was sold at Christie, Manson & Wood's on 6 March 1895. The rest of his library was destroyed by fire at Tempsford Hall not long after the sales. The Royal Library at Windsor has a large number of books that belonged to William Stuart. Sadly, this is an odd volume; it is Volume I ONLY of what would should be a two volume set. The binding is chipped at the spine ends, losing the headband . Further rubs to the spine, with loss to the title and volume panels. Gilt tooled spine, 6 compartments, imitation bands. Joints are good. Inside, on the front pastedown there is a pasted plate of Aldenham Abbey, though no name; plus a small pasted Library plate. No other library marks. Front inner hinge a little weakened just before the title page. Overall, a solid copy however. Top edge dusty. Spotting to outer page textblock edges. Some foxing to rear pastedown and very lightly to endpaper. Pages are generally very clean. Top corner of the front endpaper torn with loss. This volume contains Rutherford's map of the Ancient World bound in at the front - in very good condition, crisp but with a short marginal tear and a couple of very light foxing spots. pp. xiv, [map], 450, [2] catalogue pages. An attractive binding with an interesting provenance. 103969 
Price: 65.00 GBP

 
 
15 Biggles Gets His Men
Johns, Captain W. E. ; illustrated by Leslie Stead Hodder and Stoughton London 1950 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. Original blue boards with dark blue / black titles. The boards are patchily faded, have a few small marks and are generally discoloured, with some small speckles at the edges. The binding is nice and firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The pages are generally age-toned / tanned but not heavily browned. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and lightly to the endpapers, pastedowns and half-title page. Black and white frontispiece illustration and further black and white full page illustrations in the text. pp. 189. List of titles on the reverse of the half-title page lists 10 Biggles titles, 5 Worrals, 6 Gimlet and Comrades in Arms. The dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and torn at the edges, with a longer tear (approx. 2 inches) to the bottom edge of the front cover. The white parts of the dust jacket are all discoloured to grey and there is significant creasing to the back cover. A previous owner has repaired some of the short edge tears to the underside with clear tape. The front dust jacket flap has a printed price of 6/- net. Biggles and Gimlet titles are listed on the rear dust jacket flap and the back cover of the dust jacket has 'A letter to everyone who reads this book'. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105969 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
30 Love-at-Arms: Being a Narrative excerpted from the Chronicles of Urbino during the dominion of the high and mihgty Messer Guidobaldo da Montefeltro [The Uniform edition of the novels of Rafael Sabatini]
Sabatini Rafael [1875-1950] Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd London 1927 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original blue boards. Small pocket-sized edition. First printing in the Uniform edition. No names or inscriptions. A few very light foxing spots to endpapers. Binding firm. 255pp. 104606 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
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