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1 Dickens: Public Life and Private Passion
Ackroyd, Peter BBC Books 2002 0563534737 / 9780563534730 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Unmarked. Appears unread / barely read. Dust jacket not price clipped [16.99]. 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. pp. 160. 303758 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
16 Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 15 Volumes + First Supplement Volume
Kirk, Raymond E. & Othmer, Donald F. (eds.) The Interscience Encyclopedia, Inc New York 1952 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - 10.5" Tall 
15 Volumes 1952-1956. Some volumes are second printings. The 16th Volume is called the First Supplement Volume. The Foreword for this volume explains 'the purpose of this Supplement Volume is to bring the Encyclopedia up to date, since there has been a span of nine years in covering the alphabet.' Some volumes have a small neat oval 'Library' stamp on the front endpaper. Most likely a private, or organisational library as there are no other library markings. All volumes in VG condition. An extremely heavy set of books (over 40KG). DELIVERY: The cost of sending these within the UK MAINLAND is included in the price. A significant extra fee will be necessary for UK islands and highlands, including N. Ireland. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY is not available for this set due to size and weight. We may be able to deliver within the EU - please contact us before ordering. A discount is available for collection from our shop premises - please enquire. 050150 
Price: 200.00 GBP

 
 
2 Making a Killing : The Explosive Story of a Hired Gun in Iraq
Ashcroft, Captain James ; with Clifford Thurlow Virgin Books Ltd London 2006 1852273119 / 9781852273118 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. VG+ condition. A little bumped at the spine ends. Otherwise a clean tight copy. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 241pp. 100985 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
17 Private Corporations and their Control, in Two Volumes (Vol. I and Vol. II, complete set)
Levy, A. B. Routledge and Kegan Paul Limited Carter Lane, London 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards. The International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction series, edited by Karl Mannheim. Firm and square bindings. Both books are in clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jackets are heavily foxed, with rubs and chips to the edges. DJs not price clipped. pp. x, 454; vi, 455-916, 12. The dust jackets are 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 set - 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. 305493 
Price: 27.00 GBP

 
 
3 Johnson, Boswell, and their Circle [Bernard Quaritch Bookseller's Catalogue No 1266]. Books and Manuscripts, including new acquisitions from a private collection.
Bernard Quaritch Ltd Bernard Quaritch Ltd 1999 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Bookseller's rare book catalogue. Some creasing to the title page. A few light pencil marks in the margins. No names or inscriptions. Slim book. Unpaginated. 103455 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
18 Private Angelo
Linklater, Eric Jonathan Cape 1947 Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 4th impression. A gift inscription and previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Green cloth boards, faded at the edges. The dust jacket is very thin and flimsy - rubbed, nicked and chipped at the edges, with sections missing at the head and tail of the spine and general discolouration. 272pp. Not price-clipped. 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. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a slightly lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 012381 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
4 Long Sunset: Memoirs of Winston Churchill's Last Private Secretary
Browne, Anthony Montague ; with a foreword by The Lady Soames Cassell London 1995 0304344788 / 9780304344789 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original dark blue boards. Top corners have minor bumps. The binding is firm but a very slight forwards lean to the spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xii, 376. Dust jacket very slightly faded at the spine, a short 1cm tear to the top of the spine, front flap not price clipped but a small crease present. 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. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations 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. 106950 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
19 Precious and the Monkeys [Signed Copy]
McCall Smith, Alexander Polygon 2012 5038495032546 Soft Cover Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" Signed by Author
Small paperback in excellent, fine condition - as new. Signed by the author on the half-title page (no inscription / dedication). A spin off from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series but this time, for children. Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here, in this delightful, enchanting tale for children, we find out just who has been stealing her schoolfriends' snacks and how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love. 058092 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Society of Oxford Home-Students: Retrospects and Recollections (1879-1921)
Butler, R. F. & Prichard, M. H. (eds.) The Oxonian Press (For Private Circulation) Oxford 1930 Blue Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" Tall 
Minor wear to cover edges. Pages are lightly tanned. Tidy. 142pp. Image available on request. 041959 
Price: 29.95 GBP

 
20 English Exercises, adapted to Murray's English Grammar: Consisting of Exercises in Parsing; - Instances of False Orthography; Violations of the Rules of Syntax; - Defects in Punctuation; and Violations of the Rules respecting perspicuous and accurate Writing. Designed for the Benefit of Private Learners, as well as for the use of Schools.
Murray, Lindley Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green | Harvey and Darton | Wilson and Sons London and York 1825 Leather Bound Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
33rd edition.Simple plain calf binding. Some rubs and marks but the binding is firm and joint good. Chipped at the head of spine, with loss of headband. Previous owner's name and date on the f.e.p and another below, crossed out - both nineteenth century. Some creasing to p.31/32. Light foxing. A number of marks in the text in the Orthography exercises section; some pen, some pencil, plus a few ink blobs. 228pp. 17.5cm. 103979 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
6 Ten Scarce Books in English Literature. The Clarendon Society's Reprints.
Clarendon Historical Society ; Various Clarendon Historical Society [c.1890] 1890 Hard Cover Good 8vo - 9" Tall 
n.d. Bound volume of ten Clarendon Historical Society reprints from the 1880s. The titles contained within the volume are: (i) 'An Ordinance Appointing Commissioners for Approbation of Publique Preachers' (1673). (ii) 'Twenty Lookes Over All the Round-Heads That Ever Lived in the World' (1643). (iii) 'Seditious Preachers, Ungodly Teachers' (1709). (iv) 'Memoirs of the Chevalier De St. George, with some Private Passages of the Life of the Late King James II' (1712). (v) 'The Several Declarations Made In Council Concerning the Birth of the Prince of Wales' (1688). (vi) 'A Faithful Memorial of that Remarkable Meeting of Many Officers of the Army in England, at Windsor Castle, in the Year 1648' (1659). (vii) 'A Miraculous Victory Obtained by the Right Honorable Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Against the Army Under the Command of the Earl of Newcastle at Wakefield in Yorkshire' (1643). (viii) 'Colchester Teares: Affecting & Afflicting City & Country' (1648). (ix) 'A Letter from an English Traveller at Rome to His Father' (1721). (x) 'A King and No King: Or, the Best Argument for a Just Title. Being the Present Case of Great Britain, Briefly Consider'd in a Seasonable Address to the People' (1716). All the pamphlets were limited to 120 large paper and 400 small paper copies. They seem to have been bound together in no real order - the pamphlets are separately paginated at the head of the page, and the numbering at the foot of the pages is not consecutive. The binding is pink cloth that is a little faded to the spine and the edges of the boards. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The pages are age-tanned and there is some scattered foxing. The last page has a heavy diagonal crease and has a piece missing from the bottom corner (not affecting the text). 1890. 038727 
Price: 60.00 GBP

 
21 Off the Pegg: Bespoke Memories of a Bass Player [Signed copy]
Pegg, Dave ; with Nigel Schofield Pegglets 2018 9781999678708 First Edition Hard Cover New New Book 8vo - over 7 
New hardback, with dust jacket. RRP 20.00. Signed by Peggy on the title page. Dave Pegg is one of rock music's great raconteurs He's been asked hundreds of times to put at least some of his mamy memoirs and memories into a book. Off The Pegg is that book. With Fairport historian Nigel Schofield as his trusty Sancho Panza, his picaresque recollections take us around the globe, on the road and on stage with Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull and the other bands of which he has been a member, backstage with many of the greatest names in rock music and behind the scenes at the annual Cropredy festival which he and his wife established... and much more. 16 page full colour photo section with rare shots from Peggy's private collection. pp. 272. BK0007 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
7 About Winchester College; to which is prefixed De Collegio Wintoniensi by Robert Mathew
Cook, A. K. ; Mathew, Robert Macmillan and Co., Limited St Martin's Street, London 1917 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original navy blue cloth with gilt crest on the front board. There are some pale marks to the boards and bruising and light rubs to the cloth at the spine ends. From the collection of the archaeologist Christopher Hawkes, with his signature and date of 1925 on the front endpaper. Binding is firm. Some light sporadic foxing throughout. Foredges deckled / untrimmed. pp. xvii, 583, plates. 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. 105703 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
22 Child's Play
Posadas, Carmen ; translated into English by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson Alma Books 2008 1846880513 / 9781846880513 First UK Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black boards. The book and dust jacket are both in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jacket not clipped (14.99). Very slight bruising to the base of the spine only. Appears unread. 282pp. In her new novel, "Child's Play", Carmen Posadas pays her greatest homage to the masters of mystery with a brilliantly drawn portrait of childhood innocence and evil. Luisa Davila is an established Spanish mystery writer who decides that her detective's next case will involve the suspicious death of a child at an elite private day school. The idea occurs to her when her eleven-year-old daughter Elba is about to begin her academic year at just such a school; the same one, in fact, that Luisa had attended as an adolescent some forty years earlier. 301752 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
8 Smithers: A True Story of Private Imperialism
Copping, Arthur E. Hodder and Stoughton London Second Edition Green Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 12mo - 7.5" Tall 
Paint splatters to front board, edgewear to binding. Internally there is an old library stamp and a small number to the front pastedown. The pages are tanned. Foxing to page edges. Date stamp to rear endpaper, rear endpaper has been pasted onto rear pastedown. 292pp. Image available on request. 020695 
Price: 7.95 GBP

 
23 A Very Private Eye: The Diaries, Letters and Notebooks of Barbara Pym
Pym, Barbara ; edited by Hazel Holt and Hilary Pym Papermac | Macmillan 1994 033361531X / 9780333615317 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second hand soft back / large paperback. In very good, clean condition. The spine has faded. Binding tight and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xviii, 358. 308408 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
9 The Godolphin School 1726-1926
Douglas, M. A. and Ash, C. R. (edited by) Longmans, Green and Co 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original cream boards, dulled / discoloured to brown at the spine. Spine ends and corners bruised and rubbed. Edges darkened. Previous owner's signature in pencil on the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean. pp. viii, 252, [plates]. 105456 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
24 Beloved Mama: Private Correspondence of Queen Victoria and the German Crown Princess 1878-1885
Queen Victoria ; edited by Roger Fulford Evans Brothers Limited London 1981 0237449978 / 9780237449971 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket - both in very good condition. Original green boards. Pages clean. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xiii, 209. 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. 104410 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
10 The City is My Canvas - Richard Haas
Haas, Richard; with an introduction by Richard Haas and an essay by Beth Dunlop Prestel Verlag 2001 3791325051 / 9783791325057 Hardcover Fine Fine Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Original light grey boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition - as new. 96 pages with 145 full colour and 53 duotone illustrations. Richard Haas is a New York based artist who has designed and executed public and private architectural murals since the early 1970s. His drawings, prints, gouaches, and models of buildings and cities have been included in over 150 exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Asia and may be found in the permanent collections of many museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 96pp. 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 - 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. 305115 
Price: 14.50 GBP

 
25 Dearest Mama: Private Correspondence of Queen Victoria and the Crown Princess of Prussia 1861-1864
Queen Victoria ; edited by Roger Fulford Evans Brothers Limited London 1981 0237448831 / 9780237448837 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket - both in very good condition. Original black boards. The dust jacket is a little bruised at the ends and edges. Pages are bright and clean except that there is a small grubby mark in the margins of pages 186 and 187 - text not affected at all. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. Binding firm. pp. xvi, 372. 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. 104409 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 A Very Private Person : The Story of Izaak Walton Killam and his wife Dorothy
How, Douglas Trustees of the Estate late Dorothy J. Killam 1976 0969153414 / 9780969153412 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Book and dust jacket both in VERY GOOD condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 123pp. 25.5cm. The dust jacket is supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 101348 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
26 The Bells of Great Rollright
Rendall, Montague J. Printed for Private Circulation: Printed by Warren and Son Limited, The Wykeham Press Winchester 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Original blue boards - a little biopredation wear to the front board. From the collection of the archaeologist Christopher Hawkes (1905-1992) and bears his signature and brief note, with date of 1947, on the front endpaper. Loosely includes a letter from the author to Christopher and a single sheet promotional flyer. Deckled / untrimmed foredges. A pale stain to the edges of the rear pastedown and endpaper. The binding is nice and firm and pages otherwise clean. Memories of the author's boyhood with his 8 brothers at the Rectory in Great Rollright, Oxfordshire. pp. 167, plates. 106013 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
12 An Agent of Deceit [Signed copy]
Jones, Christ Morgan Pan Books 2012 0330532332 / 9780330532334 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
New paperback. Signed by the author on the title page - flat signed, no inscription. RRP. 7.99. 341pp. Ten years ago, journalist Ben Webster had his investigation into a corrupt Russian business in Kazakhstan crushed, the cost of his scrutiny a terrible tragedy ...Now employed by a private London intelligence agency, Webster's interest is piqued when a client asks him to expose the dealings of shadowy Russian oligarch Konstantin Malin. Before long Webster finds himself fixated by Malin and by his front man Richard Lock. But how far is he willing to risk the wellbeing of his family? And that of Lock himself? Against a background of Moscow, London and Berlin a journey of impossible decisions begins ... 304013 
Price: 7.99 GBP

 
27 The Slaughter Pavilion
Sampson, Catherine Macmillan 2008 0230014445 / 9780230014442 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, clean, tight and unmarked condition. DJ not clipped. RRP. 16.99. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 298pp. A man throws himself off the top of a building. Behind him, tied to an advertising hoarding, is his dead and frozen child. Having earlier rejected the man's plea for help, Beijing private investigator Song (last seen in "The Pool of Unease") has enough to deal with - Song's own father-in-law, soon to be tried on corruption charges, is found dead. 301815 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
13 The Chiltern Railways Story [Signed Copy]
Jones, Hugh The History Press 2010 0752454544 / 9780752454542 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
NEW book. SIGNED by the author (without inscription) on the title page. 'The story of the most successful of Britain's new private railway companies is one of triumphant business despite the odds. Formed in 1996 after the privatisation of British Rail, this is a modern railway history, and one which reveals the secrets behind running a good public transport service. Combining the company history, a tale of ups and downs and battles to fund expansion, with the railway fleet itself and the personal recollections of many of Chiltern's key personnel, directors, managers, planners, drivers and customers, this fascinating book explains what Chiltern Railways means to so many.' 300287 
Price: 14.99 GBP

 
28 The Slaughter Pavilion
Sampson, Catherine Macmillan London 2008 0230014445 / 9780230014442 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First printing. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, clean and tight, near fine condition. Very slight bruising to spine ends. 298pp. A man throws himself off the top of a building. Behind him, tied to an advertising hoarding, is his dead and frozen child. Having earlier rejected the man's plea for help, Beijing private investigator Song (last seen in "The Pool of Unease") has enough to deal with - Song's own father-in-law, soon to be tried on corruption charges, is found dead. 304566 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
14 The Chiltern Railways Story [Signed Copy]
Jones, Hugh The History Press 2010 0752454544 / 9780752454542 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
NEW book. SIGNED by the author (without inscription) on the title page. 'The story of the most successful of Britain's new private railway companies is one of triumphant business despite the odds. Formed in 1996 after the privatisation of British Rail, this is a modern railway history, and one which reveals the secrets behind running a good public transport service. Combining the company history, a tale of ups and downs and battles to fund expansion, with the railway fleet itself and the personal recollections of many of Chiltern's key personnel, directors, managers, planners, drivers and customers, this fascinating book explains what Chiltern Railways means to so many.' 307386 
Price: 14.99 GBP

 
29 Private Work and Public Causes: A Personal Record, 1881-1978 [SIGNED by the author with a letter from the author included]
Schuster, Sir George D. Brown and Sons Cowbridge 1979 0905928032 / 9780905928036 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
Signed by the author on the front endpaper (flat signed, no inscription), and includes a loosely-inserted typed, hand-signed letter from the author, written shortly after his 100th birthday. The dust jacket is a little faded to the spine. Not price clipped. the dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from wear. 184pp. 037565 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
 
15 The Salati Case
Jones, Tobias Faber and Faber London 2009 0571237096 / 9780571237098 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, clean, tight and unmarked condition. Dust jacket not price clipped (12.99). Castagnetti (informally known as 'Casta') is a private detective who doesn't do things by the book. He's dogged and lonely, impatient with the world of appearances and deceit. So when a pompous notary commissions him to verify that a missing person is 'presumed dead' in order to dispose of a dead woman's estate to the other heirs, Casta smells a rat. 240pp. 301656 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
30 Charicles, or Illustrations of the Private Life of the Ancient Greeks. With Notes and Excursuses.
Translated from the German of Professor Becker by Rev. Frederick Metcalfe Longmans, Green and Co 1882 Leather Bound Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
6th edition. Bound in full blue calf, with gilt tooling, dentelles. Prize binding, with gilt Honiton Allhallows School crest on front board. Spine lightened, with minor rubs, and with small loss to the binding at the head of the spine. Short crack to the leather of the front joint at the head of the spine. Binding still firm and strong. Minor rubs to edges. Brown morocco spine title. Endpapers and all edges marbled. Contemporary inscription written on the reverse of the f.e.p. Some light foxing. A handsome copy. pp. xxi, 512. 19cm. 301125 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
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