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The Pageant of Tower Hill

Longmans Green and Co., London
1st printing. Large 8vo in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 327pp, colour frontispiece, folding plan folding panorama, plates etc. All printed tissue guards present as called for.
An exceptionally well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and probably unread copy (page-block edges moderately tanned, very slight foxing to first few leaves only)
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Trade Plumb-Cake for Ever, Huzza - the Life and Work of John Newbery 1713 - 1767 Publisher Bookseller Etc.

Colt Books, Cambride
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 173pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. Publishers review request slip loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Churchill's Bomb - How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

Basic Books, New York
Thick, heavy 8vo. black boards, silver lettering to spine. 554pp, index etc
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Concepts of Arthur

Tempus, Stroud
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 282pp, bibliog, index etc. Out of print and now hard to find
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy ( barely noticeable very small faint crease to top corner tip of front cover, tiny and very slight bump to page-block fore-edge )
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Constitutional Documents of the Reign of James I A D 1603 - 1625 - with An Historical Commentary

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
1st printing. Large 8vo in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 389ppindex
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( pages very slightly tanned, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a tanned and lightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price to inner flap (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A nice copy
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Old and New London - A Narrative of its History its People and its Places (Complete Set in 6 Volumes)

Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London
6 matching volumes, all half brown leather with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine and front cover, all edges gilt, all with tissue guarded frontispieces (vol I in colour), vols 1 - 5 all 576pp, Vol 6 has 636pp including index to all books. With the exception of Vol 3 which states ' new edition carefully revised and corrected' all volumes are undated first or early printings. All the illustrations, including the many single sided full page engravings on stiffer paper, are still very sharp, clear and bright. This set is unusual as all page block edges have been gilded which adds greatly to the preservation of the paper, consequently there is almost none of the usual foxing to the leaves.
A well preserved and very clean and tight near FINE set (mild fading and slight shelf rub to spines and leather corner pieces. A very attractive set with unusually clean leaves.
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A Brittle Glory - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 214pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed (as Paul) by the author on the front blank fly-leaf and dated 31.1.93
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy ( pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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By Tube Beyond Edgware

Capital Transport, London
4to in thick colour printed boards, 136pp, maps, plans, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
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Words (Reminiscences)

Hamish Hamilton, London
1st printing. 8vo in very dark brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 173pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges a little tanned) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (two short but slightly rubbed closed tears to top edge of front panel, mild mis-fold to front inner flap, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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John Stuart Mill - A Biography

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Large 8vo in light blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 436pp, bibliography, index etc
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Gordon Welchman - Bletchley Park's Architect of Ultra Intelligence

Frontline, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 286pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Reyita - the Life of A Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century

Duke University Press, Durham
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in silver embossed black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 182pp, plates, bibliography
NEW unread copy
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Winston S Churchill - Volume III / Vol 3 1914 - 1916

Heinemann, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 988pp plates, index etc. The correct first issue with the purple jacket.
Small repaired tear to spine but otherwise a FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly sunned but otherwise about FINE complete Dust Jacket (small artfully disguised chip to base of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Revolt in the Desert (1st Edition 3rd Impression)

Jonathan Cape, London
Large 8vo in tan linen covered thick boards, gilt lettering to spine, 445pp, portrait frontispiece, 15 full page plates (including most of the original plain tissue guards loosely inserted as issued), large folding map - including the original large tissue guard still present - at rear.
Covers slightly dusty else an extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy ( pages very slightly tanned). A very nice copy
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Southwark and its Story

Simpkin, Marshall / H H G Grattan / Tabard Book Store, London
1st printing. 8vo in publisher's original binding of decoratively black and gilt printed green cloth, 236pp, engraved frontispiece, and one other full page plates (all called for)
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, pages very slightly tanned). A nice copy
1st editionHardcover
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The Worlds of Patrick Geddes - Biologist, Town Planner, Re-educator, Peace-Warrior

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
Very heavy, large 8vo. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 528pp, facsimiles and illustrations, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a slightly sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound 1907 - 1941

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in marine blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. 358pp.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Contemporary Art in Africa

Pall Mall Press, London
4to in thick linen covered boards, black lettering to spine, 173pp on stiff art paper, numerous colour & b/w photos in text, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Kings City - London Under Charles II - A City That Transformed A Nation and Created Modern Britain (SIGNED COPY)

Little, Brown, London
Thick 8vo in dark red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 526pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Naval Expeditions to the Baltic Sea 1715 - 1727

Nordic Academic Press, Lund
8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine 381pp
FINE a very clean and tight unmarked copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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The Musicians of Auschwitz

Michael Joseph, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 262pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Early Poetry of Ezra Pound

Harvard University Press, Cambridge
Heavy 8vo. in black cloth, white lettering to spine 261pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (slight shelf rub to head of spine panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Trial of Ezra Pound - A Documented Account of the Treason Case by the Defendants Lawyer

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in bright blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 215pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves, faint signs of pencil price erasure to top corner tip of the front blank fly-leaf ) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly tanned, minute specks of shelf rub to spine panel ends and flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Democracy on Trial - Reflections on Arab and African Politics (SIGNED COPY and with TLS from Andre Deutsch)

Andre Deutsch, London
Specially bound edition in full thin blue leather, gilt lettering to spine, brown and gilt marbled end-papers, 318pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub on the title-page, PLUS loosely inserted brief typed and signed letter from the publisher Andre Deutsch - both addressed to a member of the board of Reuters, who acted as agents for Mahgoub. Also loosely inserted is a single sided typed sheet (from the minutes of a Reuters board meeting) detailing their handling of this book, fees and advances paid etc.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight shelf rub to spine ends and cover corner tips)
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Tutankhamen and the Discovery of his tomb by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Mr Howard Carter

George Routledge & Sons, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in brown cloth, black lettering to spine with sphinx motif to front cover, 133pp, colour frontispiece, 2 maps and 22 illustrations. This is the first book to be published on Tutankhamen's tomb, issued just a few months after Carter announced his discovery. The author was a prominent anatomist and Egyptologist based in Cairo for much of the 1920's.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight unmarked copy (small neatly repaired nick to bottom edge of spine, end-papers and page-block edges a little tanned)
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The War in America - Being An Historical and Political Account of the Southern and Northern States - Showing the Origin and Cause of the Present Secession War

Hamilton, Adams, London
1st printing. 8vo in the publishers' original dark blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, 418pp, folding coloured map as frontispiece, index
A well preserved clean, tight and unmarked VERY GOOD+ copy (covers very lightly edge-rubbed with thin sliver of very slight nicking to spine ends, page-block edges slightly tanned and dusty, top fore-corner of page-block has been bumped causing noticeable but mild and gentle creasing to leaf top corner tips. Aside from 4 tiny spots of foxing or tanning the map is in excellent condition
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Carr and Carman - the Fellowship of St Katherine the Virgin and Martyr of Carters - An Illustrated Record

Baron / Worshipful Company of Carmen, London
4to in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 192pp, plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. No. 462 of an unstated edition size (1250 copies). History of the London livery company
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (tiny slight bump to bottom cover corner tips) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Fascist Effect - Japan and Italy 1915 - 1952

Cornell University Press, Ithaca & London
Large 8vo in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 203pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
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White Mughals - Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 580pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Aurel Stein on the Silk Road

British Museum Press, London
Large square 4to in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 143pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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