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    • WILLIAM ANDREWS CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES CA, 1964
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition thus; original buff wrappers printed in black, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Augustan Reprint Society, Publication No. 105. This facsimile is a high-quality photographic reprint of the copy in the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. VERY SCARCE. continua a leggere
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2020
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with fine coloured and monochrome facsimiles; Facsimile Volume: pictorial boards, blue cloth back; Commentary Volume: blue boards; Portfolio: pictorial boards, red cloth back; the whole housed in publisher's cloth presentation box lettered in gilt with green ribbon ties. EDITION LIMITED TO 750 COPIES. The Facsimile volume is taken from the copy held in the Morgan Library. The Commentary volume includes essays by Faiza Guene, Adam Gopnik and Christine Nelson. The translation of 'Historie de Babar' is by Christine Nelson and Sophie Lewis. continua a leggere
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    • EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE, [N.D. [C.1880]
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 48mo., Diamond text in double column, nineteenth century name elaborately calligraphed in colour on front free endpaper, upper hinge partially exposed (but binding entirely sound); original faux-ivory boards framed in brass, leather back lettered and tooled in gilt, gilt edges (dust-soiled), primrose endpapers, ORIGINAL BRASS CLASP PRESENT), a bright, crisp copy. Printing code: Diamond 48mo. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. continua a leggere
    • SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES, [1773]
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8pp. 4to., First Edition, on laid paper, with engraved plate and illustration in the text, final leaf present in photofacsimile; modern boards, upper board with printed paper label, uncut, a bright, crisp copy. Extracted from Archaeologia, vol. II. continua a leggere
    • SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES, [1773]
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 7pp. 4to., First Edition, on laid paper, with engraved plate and illustration in the text, final leaf present in photofacsimile; modern boards, upper board with printed paper label, uncut, a bright, crisp copy. Extracted from Archaeologia, vol. II. continua a leggere
    • SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES, [1773]
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 2 works in one vol., together 14pp., 4to., Fiirst Edition, on laid paper, with 7 fine engraved plates (one folding), final leaf present in photofacsimile; modern boards, upper board with printed paper label, uncut, a bright, crisp copy. Extracted from Archaeologia, vol. II. continua a leggere
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    • 1949
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Single sheet, a near fine copy. Signed simply 'Wavell' in the writer's usual manner, the letter is written to Geoffrey Moore, founder of the Buccaneers Cricket Club, and demonstrates the soldier's keen and continuing interest in the sport. It is noteworthy that Wavell was particularly proud of his membership of the MCC at Lords. The letter declines Moore's invitation to attend the annual dinner, but carries Wavell's best wishes for the Club for the coming year during which he hopes to see tham in action. Field-Marshal Earl Wavell (1883-1950) was one of the twentieth century's most distingui... continua a leggere
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    • COLLINS, 1972-73
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 2 vols., 8vo., First Editions; original cloth (yellow/blue respectively), gilt backs, a very good, clean set in dustwrapper. Nice set of one of the greatest autobiographies of the late twentieth century. continua a leggere
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    • 1957
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Single sheet, 8vo., a near fine copy. Signed simply 'Tedder' in the writer's usual manner, the letter is written to Geoffrey Moore, founder of the Buccaneers Cricket Club, and demonstrates the airman's keen and continuing interest in the sport. Tedder was President of Surrey County Cricket Club from 1953 to 1958. The letter regretfully declines Moore's invitation to attend the Buccaneer's annual dinner (held at Lords). Marshal of the RAF Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890-1967) was one of Britain's most distinguished air commanders. Educated at Whitgift School and Magdalene Colle... continua a leggere
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    • 1954
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Single sheet, 8vo., a near fine copy. Signed simply 'Tedder' in the writer's usual manner, the letter is written to Geoffrey Moore, founder of the Buccaneers Cricket Club, and demonstrates the airman's keen and continuing interest in the sport. Tedder was President of Surrey County Cricket Club from 1953 to 1958. The letter regretfully declines Moore's invitation to attend the Buccaneer's annual dinner (held at Lords): 'I've already got a date I can't budge!'. Marshal of the RAF Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder (1890-1967) was one of Britain's most distinguished air commanders. Educa... continua a leggere
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    • ALLEN & UNWIN, [1969]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; blue cloth, gilt back, covers lightly age-soiled else a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Scarce and important contribution by an eminent Polish author to the (largely unwritten) history of SOE in Poland, with a foreword by the organisation's wartime head. VERY SCARCE. Enser, p.342. continua a leggere
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    • PRINTED FOR THOMAS PARKHURST AND JONATHAN ROBINSON, 1677
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with title in red and black, title mildly age-browned; strongly bound in nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards, expertly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, leather label lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, a very good, bright, crisp copy. With the nineteenth century bookplate of Charles Noel Welman on front paste-down. With a lengthy and neatly calligraphed provenance (1860) by Welman on two preliminaries, eighteenth century MS signature on title verso and earlier MS notes on rear free endpaper. A crisp copy of what is arguably Hanmer's best... continua a leggere
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    • HART-DAVIS, 1956
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, free endpapers, half-title and title lightly spotted; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, boards very lightly faded at extreme edges, top and fore-edge lightly spotted else a good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped (just affecting lettering) at head and tail, and with minor loss at corners. Undoubtedly the author's most sought-after work, Durrell's unsurpassed first volume of autobiography is a twentieth century classic. His wonderfully written and often hilarious recollections of childhood and natural history in 1930s Corfu... continua a leggere
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    • AFTER THE BATTLE, [2016]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., with many hundreds and photographs and maps throughout; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. One of the latest titles in ATB's renowned 'now and then' series, matching contemporary and modern photographs. continua a leggere
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    • [PRIVATELY PRINTED], [1945]
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition; original coloured pictorial wrappers, single fold, covers lightly creased by cross-folding else a very good, bright, clean copy. Considerably scarcer than its Second Army counterpart, this short and simple Order of Service carries on is front cover a host of coloured formation badges representing some of the most famous British and Allied units of WWII. They include Eighth Army, 78 Division, 2 Polish Corps, 10 Corps, 5 Corps, Canadian Corps, 30 Corps, 13 Corps, Airborne, 1 Division, 8 Armoured Division, 8 Indian Division, 1 Armoured Division, 10 Indian Division, 1 South... continua a leggere
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2007
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece and plates; pictorial boards, blue cloth back lettered in gilt, blue endpapers, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. continua a leggere
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    • PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, PRINCETON NJ, [1984]
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition, with plates, and charts in the text; grey cloth, backstrip blocked and lettered in silver and black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.93. continua a leggere
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2015
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, 24 pages of coloured plates and several diagrams in the text; pictorial boards, yellow cloth back lettered in silver, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. continua a leggere
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2017
    • Libreria: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, 16pp of coloured plates and 75 monochrome illustrations in the text; pictorial boards, red cloth back lettered in silver, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. continua a leggere
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