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271 These Golden Days: An Illustrated Record of an Oxfordshire Market Town from the 1930s [SIGNED COPY]
Lester, Marjory Published by Marjory Lester Banbury 1992 0951212710 / 9780951212714 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
One of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Book and dust jacket in very good condition. Flat signed by the author on the title page (no inscription). Dust jacket flaps and some pages are very slightly darkened at the edges and there is a very small mark to the bottom edge of the front endpaper next to the spine. No names, inscriptions or other marks. This is the second volume of Marjory's reminiscences and paintings of Banbury and follows on from Memories of Banbury. 107 pages. 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. 102885 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
286 Charles Lamb and the Lloyds
Lucas, E. V. Smith, Elder & Co. London 1898 First Edition Red Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.25" Tall 
Wear to the extremeties of the spine, spine is a little lightened. Internally the pages are lightly age-tanned and have a small amount of scattered foxing. Name to the reverse of the frontis illustration. Paper hinge between the front endpaper and pastdown is split. Some pages still uncut. 297pp. Image available on request. 035831 
Price: 9.95 GBP

 
 
272 Edward Lear: A Biography [Signed by the author]
Levi, Peter Macmillan London 1995 0333588045 / 9780333588048 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. First impression. SIGNED by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). An excellent, fine, copy. Binding firm and pages bright and clean. The dust jacket is likewise fine; not price clipped. pp. xxi, 362. 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 - 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. 106739 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
287 Hannaboys Farm
Mack, Marjorie Faber and Faber London 1942 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd impression. Publisher's original brown cloth boards. Lacks dust jacket and f.e.p. Opens onto half-title page. Some light foxing. War economy standard production. 183pp. 21cm. 101558 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
273 Edward Lear: A Biography [Signed by the author]
Levi, Peter Macmillan London 1995 0333588045 / 9780333588048 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. First impression. SIGNED by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). An excellent, fine, copy. Binding firm and pages bright and clean. The dust jacket is very near fine but has a minor bruise to the top edge and a small bruise with crease to the bottom edge of the back cover; not price clipped. pp. xxi, 362. 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 - 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. 106740 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
288 The Earnest Student, Being Memorials of John Mackintosh
Macleod, Norman Strahan & Co. London 1863 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Popular edition. Original cloth boards; some marks to the front board. Cloth is a little frayed at spine ends and corners. Previous owner's name and address on the f.e.p. Hinges are sound. Pages are a little browned with age. Foredges untrimmed. Some light foxing. pp. xvi, 483, 4. 301730 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
274 The Truce: A Survivor's Journey Home from Auschwitz
Levi, Primo ; translated by Stuart Woolf ; introduction by David Mendel ; etchings by Jane Joseph The Folio Society London 2002 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In very good, clean condition but lacks slipcase. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding tight and firm. Printed on Stow Book Wove paper and bound in blue cloth blocked and printed with a design by the artist. 239pp. 104087 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
289 The Stone Boudoir
Maggio, Theresa Headline Review 2002 0755311248 / 9780755311248 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red cloth. A slight bump to the top corner of the front board. Otherwise in excellent fine condition throughout. RRP. 14.99. Fascinated by her family's stories of their Sicilian homeland, Theresa Maggio decided to return to her ancestral village of Santa Margherita Belice and to explore the vanishing world they had left behind. She travelled to some of the most obscure and isolated villages in the shadows of Mount Etna, many of which had been all but destroyed by a huge earthquake in 1968. There she found an ancient way of life, where religious processions can consume villagers for days on end and where almonds grow like weeds by the roadside. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 246pp. 302409 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
275 The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the Terror Began
Levy, Adrian ; Scott-Clark, Cathy HarperPress London 2012 000736816X / 9780007368167 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. In excellent near fine condition. 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). 510pp. The Kashmir Kidnapping that changed the face of modern terrorism. In July 1995, ten Western backpackers take a trip of a lifetime. hey have come in search of many things - nirvana, exhilaration, a sense of self. But over the course of the next week, their holidays take a terrifying turn when they become entangled in a nail-biting hostage drama that will suck them into an alien world of jihad and Islamic fundamentalism. In the months that follow, their fates will become caught-up in a bloody struggle between India and Pakistan, fought out in the airless heights of Kashmir. With the world looking on, four of the captured travellers will vanish off the face of the earth, never to be seen again, creating one of the region's great mysteries. 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. 301592 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
290 Unwritten Memories
Mann, Katia ; edited by Elisabeth Plessen and Michael Mann ; translated from the German by Hunter and Hildegarde Hannum Andre Deutsch 1975 0233967303 / 9780233967301 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Previous owner's signature and date on the f.e.p. Some very light foxing to the outer closed textblock edges and to the dust jacket flaps. Otherwise a nice tidy copy. pp. ix, 165. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival clear film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). Memoirs of the wife of Thomas Mann. 303614 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
276 The Chief: Field Marshal Lord Wavell Commander-in-Chief and Viceroy 1939-1947
Lewin, Ronald Hutchinson London 1980 009142500x / 9780091425005 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original brown boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition The dust jacket is faded at the spine. A few small speckles to the top outer closed textblock edge. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Clean and tight. 282pp. 104128 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
291 Hugh Casson, A Biography
Manser, Jose Viking 2000 067087115x / 9780670871155 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In very good clean condition throughout. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Slightest lean to the spine. Otherwise very tidy. Not price clipped. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 398pp. 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. 303132 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
277 Higgs, Dorothy Pickard
Life in Guernsey under the Nazis 1940-45 Toucan Press Guernsey 2000 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Slim stapled booklet. In excellent condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Price blacked out on the back cover. 62pp. 305294 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
292 The Story of Albert Schweitzer (SIGNED COPY)
Manton, Jo Methuen & Co. Ltd. London 1955 First Edition Orange Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.5" Tall Walford, Astrid SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
A couple of small grubby marks to the boards. Otherwise a nice clean copy. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, reads: 'Ivan Gilman with love, Jo Manton'. 175pp. Image available on request. 020633 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
278 With Hitler to the End: The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler's Valet Heinz Linge
Linge, Heinz ; with an introduction by Roger Moorhouse Frontline Books 2009 1848325444 / 9781848325449 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket, both in very good condition. A couple of light scratches to the front cover of the dust jacket and a few little light bruises to the edges. Clean and tight inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket front flap not price clipped. Binding nice and firm. pp. xv, 224. 306981 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
293 My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism
Marr, Andrew Macmillan 2004 140500536X / 9781405005364 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original pale cream boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition but there is a slight forwards lean to the spine. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xxiv, 391. 306896 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
279 How Was It For You? - Home Thoughts From Abroad [Signed copy]
Lipman, Maureen Robson Books Ltd 1985 0860513475 / 9780860513476 Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Hardback, with dust jacket. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. 208pp. 4th impression. In very good clean condition. DJ not price clipped [7.95]. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the dust jacket against wear). 007347 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
294 The Illustrated Life of Columba
Marsden, John ; translated by John Gregory; photography by Geoff Green Floris Books 1995 0863152112 / 9780863152115 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Second-hand paperback. In very good, clean condition. There are some very small flattened creases to the bottom corner of the front cover and the top corner of the back cover. Slight fading to the spine. Binding tight. Pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Revised edition; first published in 1991 as The Illustrated Columcille. 239pp. 104436 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
 
280 The Essential Chaim Weizmann: The Man, The Statesman, The Scientist
Litvinoff, Barnet (compiled and edited by) Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 1982 029778553 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publisher's black boards. Lightly bruised spine ends. No names or inscripitons but faint marks from erased prices on the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed and bruised at the edges and slightly darkened at the spine. Front flap not price clipped. The DJ is supplied by in a loose protective clear film sleeve. pp. xi, 291. 012509 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
295 Tennyson, The Unquiet Heart
Martin, Robert Bernard Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1980 0198120729 / 9780198120728 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Blue cloth boards. No names or inscriptions. Some small foxing spots to the top closed outer textblock edge. A few tears to the top edge of the dust jacket. pp. xii, 643. 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. 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. 103284 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
281 Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Volumes I and II [Complete in 2 Vols]
Lockhart, J. G. ; with prefatory letter by J. R. Hope Scott Adam and Charles Black London and Edinburgh 1892 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Green cloth bindings, with gilt motifs on front panel and spine. Frontispiece illustrations with tissue guards. Both volumes are rubbed and frayed at the spine ends, with minor rubs to the corners. Interiors nice and clean, though both volumes are a bit shaken at the front inner hinge - bindings still firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. xix, 409 ; 410-837pp. 19.5cm. 100799 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
296 Tennyson, The Unquiet Heart
Martin, Robert Bernard Clarendon Press | Oxford University Press 1980 0198120729 / 9780198120728 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue cloth boards. No names or inscriptions. Minor bruising to the spine ends. The dust jacket has a few short tear to the top edge; a couple at the head of the spine. The dust jacket also has a pale water stain to the underside of the back cover. 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. pp. xii, 643. 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. 104382 
Price: 13.00 GBP

 
 
282 Comes The Reckoning
Lockhart, R. H. Bruce Putnam London 1947 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Lacks dust jacket. First edition. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A nice copy. 384pp. 104572 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
297 CMJ: A Cricketing Life
Martin-Jenkins, Christopher Simon & Schuster 2012 0857200828 / 9780857200822 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First printing. An excellent, fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 1st edition. RRP. 25. 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). Clean, tight and unmarked. 301644 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
283 Memoirs of a British Agent: Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918
Lockhart, R. H. Bruce Putnam London and New York 1932 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. First reprint; same year as the first edition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges and a bit of curvature to the boards. Corners bumped. pp. xi, 355. 104573 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
298 The Partial View
Maugham, W. Somerset William Heinemann Ltd 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Black cloth. A bump to the top corner of the front boards. First edition. No names or inscriptions. A nice clean copy. A little foxing and minor rubs and chips to the edges of the dust jacket. Not price clipped, the DJ is now presented in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 292pp. 301789 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
284 Colette: A Life
Lottman, Herbert Secker and Warburg London 1991 0436257467 / 9780436257469 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. A forwards lean to the spine and pages have slightly darkened / tanned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Minor rubs and indentations to dust jacket. A good, solid and clean reading copy. Dust jacket not price clipped. 344p. 306222 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
299 The Biographical Treasury; consisting of Memoirs, Sketches, or Brief Notices of Eminent Persons, of all Ages and Nations. From the earliest Periods of History to the Present Time; Forming a New and Complete Dictionary of Universal Biography. The whole surrounded with Precepts and Maxims. Original and Selected. [New Edition].
Maunder, Samuel Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans London 1845 Leather Bound Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Bound in full tan calf, gilt ruled and diced pattern with blind tooled border. Three imitation tooled spine bands. Black title label with gilt lettering. An attractive little volume. A starting crack to the front joint. c. one inch long from the head of the spine. Minor rubs. Blind tooled dentelles. Plain brown endpapers. Contemporary crested bookplate on the front pastedown. Minor foxing. Fronits. with tissue guard. A decorative title page followed by a standard title pg. This is the fifth edition, with a 'supplement from the accession of Queen Victoria to the present time'. Light foxing to prelims only. pp. [4], 904. 16.5cm. 103665 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
285 Low's Autobiography
Low, David Michael Joseph London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Hardback with dust jacket. Original grey boards. The binding is firm and pages clean but the top corner of the front endpaper has been clipped. 387pp. The dust jacket has a few minor rubs and very short nicks to the edges. 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. 105355 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
300 Once a Brummie...
Mayell, Leslie Lodenek Press Padstow, Cornwall 1985 0946143129 / 9780946143122 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Very good clean condition. No names or inscriptions. 68pp. 302681 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
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