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The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare

Routledge, London & New York
4to in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 381pp, illustrations in text, index etc
A well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Escape From the Shadows - Robin Maugham - His Autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 278pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very slightly edge-rubbed and slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Alfred Deakin - A Biography (Two Volumes Complete)

Melbourne University Press, Melbourne
1st printing. Two matching volumes, both large 8vo in steel blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 1 - 346pp and 347 to 694pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight barely read set (ex-government reference copy with elegant bookplate on both front paste-down end-papers and neat stamp to verso of title-page - no other markings)
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Jean Cocteau

Peter Neville, London
Hardback 206pp, plates, bibliography, list of complete works, index
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (spine a little faded, name on fly-leaf, page-block edges tanned) in a slightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD tanned and dusty complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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George Du Maurier

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London
Thick, very heavy 8vo in green cloth, 516pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine, slight shelf rub to spine panel ends). An excellent copy
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A Writer's Diary

Hogarth Press, London
1st printing. 8vo in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 372pp, bibliography, index.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, inscription on front blank fly-leaf dated 1953, hint of shelf rub to cover bottom edges) in a lightly edge-chipped and tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Earlier Life and Chief Earlier Works of Daniel Defoe

George Routledge, London
8vo in green cloth, gilt lettering and design to spine and front cover, 446pp publishers ads at rear.
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, slight shelf rub to spine ends). A very nice copy
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

William Hodge, London (Notable British Trials series)
Octavo size (8vo) in rust cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 384pp
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, spine a little sunned and slightly creased)
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Boswell on the Grand Tour Italy Corsica and France 17651766

William Heinemann, London
8vo in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 383pp, map end-papers, index etc
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (spine lettering dulled, page-block edges slightly tanned) in a slightly dusty and very lightly edge-worn but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Blitzed - Drugs in Nazi Germany

Allen Lane, London
8vo in bright red boards, 360pp, index etc. Publishers press release for the book loosely inserted
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Secret Days

Frontline Books, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 202pp, plates, index etc
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James Joyce - A Biography

Phoenix, London
Very thick 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 608pp, plates, index etc
NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves)
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Autobiography

Oldbourne, London
336pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (spine panel slightly tanned, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Leavis

Heinemann, London / Rowan & Littlefield, New Jersey
8vo in boards, 161pp bibliography, index
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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The First World War

Hutchinson, London
1st printing. Thick, heavy 8vo. in burgundy faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 500pp, map eps, plates, bibliography, index
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Drawing Under Fire - War Diary of A Young Vietnamese Artist

Asia Ink, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue boards, gilt lettering to spine, 192pp, illustrated in colour throughout
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John Masefield's Letters From the Front 1915 - 1917 (SIGNED COPY)

Constable, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 307pp, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by Peter Vansittart on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Trafalgar - Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars - Including the Matcham Collection (Sotheby's, London Auction Catalogue 5 October 2005)

Sotheby's, London
Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 356pp on glossy art paper, 266 lots all or most illustrated in colour, with bibliography, index at rear
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (some lots have been marked in light ink with the hammer price)
1st editionSoftcover
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Outside Inside 2003 - 2005 Alastair Campbell Diaries 5 (SIGNED COPY)

Biteback Publishing, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 590pp, index. This copy signed by Alastair Campbell on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Naked At the Feast - the Biography of Josephine Baker

Robson Books, London
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 338pp, plates, bibliography, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly creased along top edges, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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No Other Choice - An Autobiography

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 288pp, plates
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (spine moderately sunned, hint of tanning to top edges of inner flaps, (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Letters of Ted Hughes

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 756pp, plates, index
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Memoires De Joseph Fouche - Duc d'Otrante - Ministre de la Police Generale (2e / 2nd Edition)

Le Rouge, Paris
Two matching volumes in contemporary quarter red leather, brown marbled boards, red marbled end-papers, Tome 1: portrait frontispiece, xii + 418pp; Tome 2: 384pp
Both volumes VERY GOOD, moderately worn cover corner tips, spines lightly rubbed, leaves tanned or browned, very slight worming to blank top margin of one leaf only. A very presentable set
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War in the Sunshine - the British in Italy 1917 - 1918 - Through the Eyes of Sydney Carline, Ernest Brooks and William Joseph Brunell (Estorick Collection, London 13 January - 19 March 2017)

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art (Gallery), London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 92pp, colour plates, etc. Exhibition guide loosely inserted
NEW unread copy
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Commanders of the Polish Air Force Squadrons in the West / Dowodcy Dywizjonow Polskich Sil Powietrznych na Zachodzie

Poznan
Heavy Large 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 260pp, numerous photos in text, indexes etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy
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Blenheim and the Churchill Family - A Personal Portrait (SIGNED COPY)

Cico Books, London
Heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp on thick paper, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed 'Best wishes' dated Nov. 2006 and signed by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill on the title-page
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Women At War - Holding the Line (Women War Artists 1939-45 - Images of Women in Wartime) 7th Annual Exhibition Sim Fine Art 2016

Sim Fine Art, Chiselhurst
Landscape 4to in illustrated stiff card covers, 64pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
Almost AS NEW (minute crease to top corner tip of front cover)
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Cousins - A Memoir

Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg
1st printing. 4to in green faux cloth, 106pp, illustrations in text
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Blenheim and the Churchill Family - A Personal Portrait (SIGNED COPY)

Cico Books, London
Heavy 4to. in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp on thick paper, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed 'Best wishes' dated Nov. 2006 and signed by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill on the title-page
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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Escape From the Shadows - Robin Maugham - His Autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux-leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 278pp, plates, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (spine panel partly sunned, few spots of slight rub to edges, inner flaps a little tanned, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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