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1606 - William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
Thick 8vo in pale blue boards, gilt lettering to spine 423pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn - Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

Cambridge University Press
Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp, plates, index etc
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The National Army Museum Book of the Boer War (SIGNED COPY)

Sidgwick & Jackson / National Army Museum, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 301pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy ( thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, slight push to tiny creases to cover corner tips) in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
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The Secret War - Spies Codes and Guerrillas 1939 - 1945 (SIGNED COPY)

William Collins, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, 612pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
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Guy Burgess - the Spy Who Knew Everyone

Biteback, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 470pp, plates, index etc
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Giving Up the Ghost

4th / Fourth Estate, London
1st printing. 8vo in tan boards, black lettering to spine, 246pp
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Attrition - the Great War on the Western Front 1916 (SIGNED COPY)

Robson Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 347pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
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The Bomber War - Arthur Harris and the Allied Bomber Offensive 1939 - 1945 (SIGNED COPY)

John Murray, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in navy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 448pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Robin) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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William Morris 1834 - 1896 (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 9 May - 1 September 1996)

Philip Wilson / Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Thick, very heavy 4to in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 384pp, colour plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
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Olaf Stapledon - Speaking for the Future

Liverpool University Press
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 474pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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Daughter of History - Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill (Auction Catalogue Sotheby's, London 17 December 2014

Sotheby's, London
Quarto size (4to) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 195pp, 256 lots, all or most illustrated in colour, index etc
FINE, a very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, mild faint'ish crease to bottom corner tip of front cover)
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The Proud Highway - Saga of A Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955 - 1967 - the Fear Loathing Letters Volume 1

Bloomsbury, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 683pp, index etc
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The Hereditary Bondsman - Daniel O'Connell 1775 - 1829

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large 8vo in grey faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 328pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Punjab Cavalry -Evolution, Role, Organisation and Tactical Doctrine 11 Cavalry (Frontier Force) 1849 - 1971

Oxford University Press, Oxford and Karachi
4to in boards, gilt lettering to spine, 324pp, numerous colour and b/w photo's, coloured maps, bibliog, index etc
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Have You Been Good? A Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Granta, London
1st printing. 8vo in red boards, silver lettering to spine, 311pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Thomas Hardy - The Time-Torn Man (SIGNED COPY)

Viking, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 486pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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The Navy - 1939 to the Present Day (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 416pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author (as Max) on the title-page
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True Glory - the Royal Navy 1914 - 1939 (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, United Kingdom
1st printing. Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 292pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
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There Shall Be Wings - the RAF from 1918 to the present (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 412pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
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The Napoleonic War Journal of Captain Thomas Henry Browne 1807 - 1816

Bodley Head, London / Army Records Society, Stroud
1st printing. 8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 387pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Skirts - 8th Air Force Show - Souvenir Program

United States Special Service Section, 8th Air Force, London
8pp printed program for the US 8th Air Force production of 'Skirts' at the Cambridge Theatre, London on January 25 1944, colour printed front and rear covers, 2 cast photos, fake humourous ads, etc.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean copy (mild foxing, mild central crease - now flat)
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How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why

Princeton University Press
Large 8vo in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 230pp, bibliog, index
Scattered pencil marginalia on approx 20 leaves - easily and cleanly erased when tested else AS NEW in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Battle of the Atlantic 1939 - 1945 - the 50th Anniversary International Naval Conference

Greenhill Books, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 639pp, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket with a small reapeired tear to head of spine panel (looks fine in its protector)
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A Question of Conscience - Conscientious Objection in the Two World Wars

Sutton Publishing, Stroud.
1st printing. 4to in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 212pp, bibliog, index etc
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Soldaten - on Fighting Killing and Dying - the Secret WWII Transcripts of German Pows

Knopf, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 437pp
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Sir Hans Sloane - Collector Scientist Antiquary - Founding Father of the British Museum

British Museum Press, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, index etc
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Rosalind Franklin - the Dark Lady of DNA

Harper Collins, London 2002
1st printing. Large 8vo in cream faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 380pp, plates, bibliography, index
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Fates Worse Than Death - An Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in bright yellow faux cloth, 240pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread sparkling bright copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Railway Man (SIGNED COPY)

Jonathan Cape, London
3rd Impression. Large 8vo in red faux cloth, black lettering to spine. 276pp. made into a film of the same name in 2013 (Colin Firrth, Nicole Kidman). This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (minute bump to top edge of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Ned Sherrin - the Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Little, Brown, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 472pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight reading crease to spine, hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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