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    • NELSON, 1871
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, some negligible spotting to preliminaries; attractively bound in contemporary maroon half morocco, marbled boards ruled in gilt, back with five raised bands, second compartment lettered and ruled direct in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled in gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, a bright, firm copy in wholly unrestored period binding. With the contemporary prize bookplate of Somersetshire College, Bath (dated 1872) on front paste-down. continua a leggere
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    • MACMILLAN, 1894
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Sm. 8vo., small, neat signature on half-title; attractively bound in full green calf BY BUMPUS, back with five raised bands, second compartment ruled and lettered direct in gilt, all other compartmnts tooled in gilt with floral spray, gilt edges, doublures with double frame border stopped at corners with rosettes all in gilt, marbled endpapers, backstrip mildly faded else a bright, crisp copy. The binding is signed on front paste-down. continua a leggere
    • HUTCHINSON, [1925]
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition thus, First Issue, some mild spotting to title and first few leaves; handsomely bound in dark green full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, cloth from original backstrip and upper board mounted on new and separate leaves at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The UK edition follows first US publication. First issue, with ''sisturm' on p.11. This copy is bound without the advertisements which are ... continua a leggere
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    • BATSFORD, [1950]
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 3 coloured plates, 119 fine monochrome plates on 64, numerous illustrations (a number full-page) and map in the text, and front and rear endpaper maps in green; green cloth, gilt back, green top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in Batsford's notable series 'The Face of Britain' with wonderful wrap-around dustwrapper by Brian Cook. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
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    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1947]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., Third Impression thus, with title and text in blue and black, coloured frontispiece, 3 coloured plates, numerous monochrome illustrations (3 full-page) in the text and illustrated endpapers, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original navy buckram, snow goose motif blocked in white and black on upper board, backstrip lettered in white, blue top, a near fine copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper, the latter a litle chafed at extremities. Third impression of Scott's classic illustrated edition, published a year after the first. The frontispiece portrait of... continua a leggere
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    • [TOWN COUNCIL, NOTTINGHAM], 1917
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and large folding plan; original wrappers printed in colours, backstrip lettered in black, covers mildly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy. With trade advertisements at front and rear. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
    • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES, 1933
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with folding map; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
    • HEINEMANN, 1898
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition; olive cloth, backstrip lettered in black, backstrip moderately sunned else a very good, bright, clean copy. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
    • WITHERBY, 1938
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with 53 coloured plates by Rickman; original brown buckram, gilt backs, backstrips lightly sunned else a very good, bright, clean copy. Bright copy of the standard county avifaunsa continua a leggere
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    • HUTCHINSON, [1988-1990]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition; red cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. The second trilogy featuring Bernard Samson comprises Spy Hook (1988), Spy Line (1989) and Spy Sinker (1990). continua a leggere
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2007
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured frontispiece and 12 coloured plates; pictorial blue cloth, gilt back, blue endpapers, a near fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
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    • JOHN MURRAY, [1938]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Roy. 8vo., First Edition, Blue Issue, title in red and black, with numerous fine photographs (tinted in sepia) by the author throughout, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, near contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in darker blue, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Virtually 'near fine' copy of the author's fourth book. This copy is an unspecified later issue of the first edition, bound in blue rather than oatmeal cloth. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, [1979]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo.,original series binding of black cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. continua a leggere
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    • GOLLANCZ, 1983
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., small neat inscription on front paste-down; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Much-needed reissue of the author's first novel, first published in 1961. continua a leggere
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    • CHATTO & WINDUS, 1959-65
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 2 vols., 8vo., Mixed Impressions, on laid paper, with titles on rose stock, plates and endpaper maps; cloth (blue pattern and purple respectively), gilt backs, red tops, a near fine set in price-clipped dustwrapper. The standard biography. Vol. I: second impression, published in the same month as the first; Vol. 2: first impression. COMPLETE SETS ARE SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
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    • WARNE, [1946]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Sm. 8vo., Second Impression, with coloured frontispiece, colour and monchrome plates, illustrations in the text, 64 wing maps and puictorial endpapers; original series binding of brown leatherette, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt and black, radial corners, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper with mounted coloured illustration. First published in 1932. The dustwrapper is the later buff version showing long-legged wasps. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. See Marren, pp.1164-166. continua a leggere
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    • DENT, [1935]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition thus; original series binding of red cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, dark top, pictorial endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly sunned at backstrip. With 16pp series catalogue at end. EL 914; Seymour 614.0. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
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    • PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 111 CHEAPSIDE, 1811
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., LARGE PAPER, with fine etched frontispiece (original tissue guard present), and 6 etched plates, ALL DELICATELY COLOURED BY HAND; attractively bound in nineteenth century green half morocco BY CARSS OF GLASGLOW, marbled boards ruled in gilt, back with five raised bands, second compartment ruled and lettered direct in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt, gilt top, marbled endpapers, uncut, a remarkably well-preserved, fresh, crisp, clean copy in wholly unrestored period binding. With the binder's ticket on front free endpaper verso, and trade ticket of Ke... continua a leggere
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    • HARRAP, [1961]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with 8 plates on 4 and 3 illustrations in the text, title and edges lightly spotted; green tweed cloth, backstrip lettered in white, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities. The story of the minelaying submarine badly damaged and captured by the Germans in the Kattegat early in the war. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.419; Law, 1141. continua a leggere
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    • EDWARD STANFORD, 1881
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with folding map as frontispiece and full-page plan; original terracotta cloth, upper board framed in blind and lettered in gilt, gilt back, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, bright, clean copy. With trade advertisements at front and rear. continua a leggere
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