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1 Khaki in South Africa. An Album of Pictures and Photographs Illustrating the Chief Events of the War under Lord Roberts, with a chronological history.
George Newnes Limited Strand, London 1900 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback. Red pictorial gilt cloth. The boards are worn and have grey grubby marks, splits to the front spine joint at the bottom edge, fraying corners and edges exposing boards underneath. A FAIR COPY ONLY. Front inner hinge cracked. Binding is shaken and weak in a few places. Some tears to bottom edges of pages, particularly at the spine join. Some grubby marks and staining to page edges. Previous owner's name and address stamp on the front endpaper. Some creasing to pages. A useful reference / study copy but not advised for the collector due to condition. pp. 140. 27.5 x 35cm. 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. 308933 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
16 Mission to Tashkent
Bailey, Lieutenant-Colonel F. M. ; introduction and epilogue by Peter Hopkirk The Folio Society London 1999 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In good, clean condition but there is a forward lean to the spine and a page reference written on the front endpaper. No other marks. Slight bumps to a couple of corners. Lacks slipcase. Printed on Balmoral Wove paper and bound in quarter red cloth with paper sides printed with a facsmilie of the author's false passport as Joseph Kastamuni. pp. xxiii, 269. 104097 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
2 Strand Magazine, August 1945
Strand Magazine | George Newnes 1945 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Small stapled booklet format. The staples have rusted but no corrosion as yet to the surrounding paper. The white parts of the back cover have greyed. Some light rubs and light creasing to the covers, a longer flattened crease to the back cover and a tear (approx. 2cm) to the top edge of the back cover. Short tear at the base of the spine. pp. 96. 307634 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
17 The Truce: The Day the War Stopped
Baker, Chris Amberley Publishing 2014 1445634902 / 9781445634906 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback. First impression. RRP. 18.99. The Christmas Truce is seen as a satisfying and hopeful event in a war that is often regarded as unnecessary, bitter, hopeless and futile. Many accounts give a warm, poignant view of the truce, to the extent that it has gained totemic significance in the minds of the general public. Inspired by the centenary, and in the light of documentary evidence unavailable when previous accounts have been published, Chris Baker examines the events leading up to the 1914 truce. pp. 182, maps. 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. 305926 
Price: 14.24 GBP

 
 
3 Strand Magazine, November 1945
Strand Magazine | George Newnes 1945 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Small stapled booklet format. Some rubs and greyish marks to the covers but binding is tight and firm. Articles include 'What is happening to Radio?' by Donald Stokes; 'Liverpool To-Day' in black and white photos; 'Mr. Chislehurst's Bowler Hat' - a short story by Norah Lofts; 'Are we in for a Crime Wave? New Types of Criminal May Have Been Bred in Battle' by Percy Hoskins; 'Painted for Posterity' - a section on Peter Scott with war paintings shown in black and white; and more. Numerous pages of adverts as well. pp. 96. In good overall condition. 19.5cm. 307258 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
18 On the Burning of Books
Baker, Kenneth Unicorn London 2016 1910787116 / 9781910787113 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
First impression. New hardback, in excellent fine condition. RRP. 25.00. pp. vi, 266. Ranging politically from Ancient China to the Nazis, from Animal Farm to Chairman Mao; religiously, from the Spanish destruction of the Aztec civilisation to Bloody Mary, from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses to bibles in Islamist strongholds today; personally, from Samuel Pepys and Lord Byron to Dickens's letters, Hardy's poems, Burton's translations, and Philip Larkin's diaries.Alongside these telling examples are chapters on burning in war, accidental burning, royal burning - and lucky escapes. Baker reveals that while books, diaries and letters can be burnt, as a result of the invention of the printing press in the 16th century, very rarely can their content be expunged from the written record in history - the 'delete' button did not delete. Book burning today survives as a symbol, usually by desperate regimes, dictators and religious fanatics to impress the naive, warn the dissenter and rally the faithful. 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 as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 305777 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Pop Annual
The Daily Sketch and Sunday Graphic Ltd [c. 1945] London 1945 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date of publication not stated but is c. 1945. 80 page of cartoons reproduced from 'The Daily Sketch'. In good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Light rubs to cover edges. Small rust mark to back cover. 80pp. 105493 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
19 Mine Own Executioner
Balchin, Nigel Collins St. James's Place, London 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original black cloth binding. First edition hardback; dust jacket features 'chosen by the Book Society' on the spine. Previous owner's name in pencil on the front endpaper. Rear hinge is just a little weakened at the penultimate page. Overall binding is firm. Pages have slightly tanned / darkened due to age and paper quality. Dust jacket is generally greyed / darkened and has some light marks. Dust jacket has some small chips to the spine ends. Not price clipped. 256pp. 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. 104191 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
5 The War List of Clare College, Cambridge (1939-1945)
Cambridge University Press [c. 1948] 1948 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Small booklet. Small repaired tear to the base of the spine. Foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Good condition. Clean inside. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 61. Roll of Honour and Record of Service lists. 308505 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
20 The Ring in the Rough Stuff
Barber, Antonia Jonathan Cape Bedford Square, London 1983 0224020765 / 9780224020763 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original boards. Binding firm and tight. Pages have noticeably tanned / browned. No names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is rubbed at the corners and edges. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 204pp. 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. 305622 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
6 Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War
Adie, Kate Hodder and Stoughton 2003 0340820594 / 9780340820599 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Very mild bruising to the dust jacket edges only. DJ not price clipped. pp. x, 246. 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. 307942 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
21 Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Basu, Shrabani W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2007 184632873X / 9781846328732 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Large Print edition. Hardback and dust jacket in excellent, fine, like new condition. 374pp. The story of Noor Inayat Khan, the descendant of an Indian Prince who became a British secret agent for the SOE during WWII. Born and brought up in the non-violent Sufi religion, she seemed an unlikely secret agent. Yet she was the first female radio operator in Nazi-occupied France and refused to abandon her post in Paris in 1943. Captured by the Germans, she was kept in solitary confinement for 10 months, then transported to Dachau and shot in September 1944. 302997 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
7 A Time For Greatness
Agar, Herbert Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1943 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original orange boards. The boards are bowed / warped, with wrinkling to pastedowns and heavy foxing to pastedowns and endapers. Lighter foxing to textblock edges. Spine faded. First reprint; not a first edition. Previous owner's names in pencil on the endpapers. The binding is sound and no writing to pages. An acceptable working / reference copy. 144pp. 305022 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
22 Paper Chase
Bayer, Oliver Weld Hutchinson's Universal Book Club [c. 1945] London 1945 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
n.d. Date of publication not stated. First published in 1943, this edition is likely c. 1945 and is printed on War Economy Standard paper. Book Condition: Good. Red boards - some small stains to the boards. Inside is very good - clean and tight. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 126pp. A mystery novel. 304385 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
8 Corporal Haggis: The Wartime Story of a Muscovy Duck [Signed by one Author]
Akers-Douglas, Frank and Julian The Book Guild Ltd Sussex 1996 1857760530 / 9781857760538 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards. A nice, clean copy. The binding is firm and tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or othermarks. Near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Julian Akers-Douglas on the title page (no inscription / dedication). Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 82. 106981 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
23 The History of Banbury: including copious historical and antiquarian notices of the neighbourhood.
Beesley, Alfred Nichols and Son | printed by William Potts, Parsons St., Banbury Banbury 1841 First Edition Half Leather Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. Half red leather, rubbed and scuffed but still presents quite well. The joints are firm. Law Society binding, bookplate on the front pastedown, some circular stamps to pages, and presentation inscription inside. Complete with 26 plates, as required, including 2 folding maps. Plate XIII has been used as a frontispiece and the plate has cracked near the spine, from handling. All of the other plates, including the two maps, have been bound in at the back of the book. The plates all have a pale stain in a narrow margin to the edges; they are otherwise remarkably clean (Beesley plates frequently suffer from heavy foxing and discolouration). Marbled endpapers and page edges. Rather unusually this copy has an original advertisement sheet, for the publication by subscription of the book, bound into the front of the book just before page 1; rarely seen, this is a nice addition. The binding is firm and tight This is a good solid copy of the now very scarce definitive history of Banbury. pp. xvi, 668, [26] plates. 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. 309112 
Price: 165.00 GBP

 
 
9 The Republic in Danger: General Maurice Gamelin and the politics of French defence, 1933-1940
Alexander, Martin S. Cambridge University Press 1992 0521372348 / 9780521372343 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. Original blue cloth binding. Clean, tight and unmarked; a super copy. pp. xiv, 573. 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. 106024 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
24 The History of Banbury: including copious historical and antiquarian notices of the neighbourhood.
Beesley, Alfred Nichols and Son | printed by William Potts, Parsons St., Banbury Banbury 1841 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. Later rebinding in a plain navy cloth with titles to the spine in silver. A heavy rub and scuff to the rear board. Complete with 26 plates, as required, including 2 folding maps. Binding is firm but sewing is visible at a couple of places in the textblock. All 26 plates are bound in at the back of the book - heavy foxing and browning to all of the plates, as is usual with a Beesley. A few very light pencil marks / notes in the text (just a few). This is good solid copy of the now very scarce definitive history of Banbury. pp. xvi, 668, [26] plates. 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. 308960 
Price: 120.00 GBP

 
 
10 Caterina
Amstutz, Eveline Cassell 1969 0304934399 / 9780304934393 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
In very good condition. No names or inscriptions. Very minor rubs to dust jacket edges and minor bruising to spine ends of boards. Dust jacket price-clipped, the jacket is now supplied in a loose removable clear film protective sleeve. 234pp. 030142 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
25 D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
Beevor, Antony Viking Penguin 2009 067088703X / 9780670887033 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 7th impression. Original black boards. In very good, clean condition but the pages have darkened / tanned at the edges and the dust jacket is significantly faded at the spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The binding is firm. pp. xv, 592. 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. 106959 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 The War Years: Life in Britain During 1939 to 1945
Anderson, Janice Futura London 2007 0708807437 / 9780708807439 Hardback NEW NEW 4to - 10" Tall 
Brand new hardback. RRP. 15.99 - you save 9.00! 052636 
Price: 6.99 GBP

 
26 All in the Day's March
Belchem, Major-General David Collins London 1978 0002113686 / 9780002113687 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bruised. A short tear to the bottom edge of the dust jacket. Otherwise very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Tiny amount of foxing to the top outer closed textblock page edge. pp. 320. 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. 107023 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
12 There Was No Yesterday
Arey, John Stuart Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1944 Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Original green cloth binding. Slightly bumped corners. Lacks dust jacket. Second reprint; first published November 1943. The binding is firm and pages in clean condition. 208pp. 051803 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
27 Sunrise to Sunset
Bell, Adrian John Lane The Bodley Head London 1944 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original orange / yellow boards. A slight forwards lean to the spine. Name and date and a number written in pen on the front endpaper. Printed on war economy standard paper which has significantly browned with age. The binding is firm. The dust jacket has some light marks, some rubs and small chips to the edges. The dust jacket was printed on the reverse of the jacket of another book - The Ginger Cat Mystery by Robin Forsythe. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 192. 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. (Books photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107042 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
13 The Mons Star: The British Expeditionary Force 5th Aug. - 22 Nov. 1914
Ascoli, David Harrap Limited 1981 0245537856 / 9780245537851 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good condition. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket has light rubs to the edges and a small snagged hole in the middle of the front cover. Some loose news cuttings included. pp. xxii, 250.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. 106929 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
Bellavia, David ; with John Bruning Simon and Schuster London 2007 1847370896 / 9781847370891 First UK Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original brown boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. 321pp. Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U.S. Army, seeing some of the most intense fighting of the Iraq War. 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. 306149 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
14 The Race to the Year 2000
Baade, Fritz ; translated from the German by Ernest Pawel The Cresset Press London 1963 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm. Published in the 1960s; DJ flap reads: What will the world be like forty years hence? Assuming that total nuclear war does not destroy it in the meantime, Dr. Fritz Baade surveys the short term future of mankind in the light of economic evolution and offers an answer - deeply considered, cogently argues, and, if sombre, on the whole reassuring. Very light rubs to dust jacket edges. pp. ix, 229. 016353 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
29 Herzog
Bellow, Saul ; with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury The Folio Society London 2012 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with slipcase - both the book and slipcase are in excellent FINE condition - this copy is still in publisher's shrinkwrap and is as new. Printing /edition not known as this copy is still in shrinkwrap. Illustrated with a series of mid-century photographs from Leonard Freed, Ansel Adams, and others. Quarter bound in buckram cloth, with Modigliani paper sides. 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. 308891 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
15 Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship
Baden-Powell, Robert Oxford University Press 2018 0198799993 / 9780198799993 First Thus Hard Cover New No jacket Book 8vo - over 7 
New hardback. Green cloth. RRP 16.99. First impression of this new edition. A scout must always be prepared at any moment to do his duty, and to face danger in order to help his fellow-men. - A startling amalgam of Zulu war-cry and imperial and urban myth, of borrowed tips on health and hygiene, and object lessons in woodcraft, Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys (1908) is the original blueprint and self-instructor of the Boy Scout Movement. One of the all-time bestsellers in the English-speaking world, this primer of yarns and pictures constitutes probably the most influential manual for youth ever published. Yet the book is at the same time a roughly composed hodge-podge of jingoist lore and tracker legend, padded with lengthy quotations from adventure fiction and Baden-Powell's own autobiography, and seamed through with the multiple anxieties of its time: fears of degeneration, concerns about masculinity and self-restraint, invasion paranoia. Elleke Boehmer's edition of Scouting for Boys reprints the original text and illustrations, and her fine introduction investigates a book that has been cited as an authority by militarists and pacifists, capitalists and environmentalists alike. 145 x 224 x 35 (mm) . pp. 382. BK0004 
Price: 15.29 GBP

 
30 Herzog
Bellow, Saul ; with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury The Folio Society London 2012 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with slipcase - both the book and slipcase are in excellent FINE condition - this copy is still in publisher's shrinkwrap and is as new. Printing /edition not known as this copy is still in shrinkwrap. Illustrated with a series of mid-century photographs from Leonard Freed, Ansel Adams, and others. Quarter bound in buckram cloth, with Modigliani paper sides. 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. 307725 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
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