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Indigenous London - Native Travelers At the Heart of Empire

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
1st printing. Large 8vo in blue boards, black lettering to spine 310pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
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In Camden Town

Hutchinson, London
8vo in dark brown faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 251pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy ( pages very slightly tanned )in a slightly tanned but otherwise VERY GOOD+ price-clipped Dust Jacket ( flap fold corner tips slightly rubbed, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Conquest and Empire the Reign of Alexander the Great

Cambridge University Press
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 330pp, with maps, bibliog, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Eating for England (SIGNED COPY)

Fourth Estate, London
Thick 8vo in bright red boards, black lettering to spine. 280pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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The Story of Camberwell (London Borough of Southwark Neighbourhood History No. 1)

Southwark Council, London
8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 84pp, folding map, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Gladiators and Caesars - the Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome

British Museum Press, London
Extra Large 4to. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 153pp on thick art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, maps, bibliog, index etc
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Muscovy and Sweden in the Thirty Years War 1630 - 1635

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 256pp, index
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Scythians and Greeks - A Survey of Ancient History and Archaeology on the North Coast of the Euxine From the Danube to the Caucasus

Cambridge At the University Press
Thick and very heavy 4to in navy cloth gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, xl + 720pp, map end-papers, plates and illustrations in text, maps etc (some folding), index etc
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (name on front blank paste-down end-paper, pages slightly tanned, spine slightly faded, bottom edge of spine slightly rubbed, 2 minute nicks to head of spine)
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A Dictionary of Forces Slang 1939 - 1945

Secker & Warburg, London
8vo in bright red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 2012pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (page-block edges tanned) in a mildly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Slang Today and Yesterday - with a short historical sketch and vocabularies of English American and Australian Slang

George Routledge & Sons, London
Large thick 8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 476pp, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned) in a spine tanned, slightly foxed and slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector). An unusually nice copy
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The Queen of Four Kingdoms (SIGNED COPY)

Constable, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 371pp. This copy signed by the author (as Marie Christine) on an armorial bookplate on the half title leaf. (no other inscriptions)
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Quicksilver (SIGNED COPY)

Constable, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 308pp. This copy signed by the author (as Marie Christine) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William P Nimmo, Edinburgh
Small thick 8vo bound in full decoratively gilt embossed red Morocco leather, marbled end-papers, all page-block edges gilt, xxviii + 483pp, colour printed title leaf, plus 2nd engraved title-page with portrait frontispiece, full page engraved plates, etc (collated complete). This is the first Nimmo edition, published in Edinburgh in 1869 (all subsequent editions were published in London and or dated on the title-page. This copy has an elegant inscription dated 1875 on the 2nd blank fly-leaf.
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy
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Writing Home (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in very dark blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 417pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE Dust Jacket (minute speck of shelf rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its protector)
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Domesday Book - 12 Hertfordshire

Phillimore, Chichester
8vo in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread or barely read copy (tiny crease to bottom edge of spine, pages slightly tanned) in a FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers price sticker to inner flap
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Raising Steam

Doubleday, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 374pp
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The Life of Thomas More (SIGNED COPY)

Chatto & Windus, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 434pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly edge-creased and slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Grand Hotel

Geoffrey Bles, London
1st printing. 8vo in steel blue cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 315pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy (spine very slightly tanned, slight foxing or tanning to end-papers, tiny slight crease to head of spine). An unusually nice copy
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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Heinemann, London
1st printing. 8vo in light blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 291pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute and barely visible closed tear to top corner tip of rear flap fold, looks almost as new in its protector)
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The Cinder Path

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Slim 8vo in blue boards, silver lettering to spine, 58pp. Inscribed and signed by author (as Andrew) on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Here to Eternity - An Anthology of Poetry

Faber & Faber, London
Thick 8vo in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 402pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Keeping On Keeping On (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber / Profile Books, London
Thick 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 539pp, colour plates, index. sbs title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy
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People (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, 76pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread copy (tiny slight bump to top corner tip of front cover) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Telling Tales (SIGNED COPY)

Bbc Worldwide, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 93pp on stiff paper, illustrations in text. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Writing Home (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in very dark blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 417pp, plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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The Hunting of the Snark - An Agony in Eight Fits

Macmillan, London
8vo in fine red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, xvii + 41pp on very stiff vellum rag parchment paper, with clear glassine dust jacket (as issued). A fine reproduction of the 1st Edition
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Master Georgie (SIGNED COPY)

Duckworth, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 190pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy in a near FINE Dust Jacket ( slightly creased along top edges, looks fine in its protector)
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Dead Certainties - Unwarranted Speculations

Granta, London / Penguin Books, London
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 333pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Lost At Sea - the Jon Ronson Mysteries (SIGNED COPY)

Picador, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 439pp. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread copy in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (small chip to top corner tip of rear flap fold, looks fine in its protector)
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Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army - the Official List of Soe Casualties and Their Stories

Pen and Sword, Barnsley
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 268pp, plates, index etc
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