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Le Avventure Di Pinocchio - Storia Di Un Burattino (Signed, hand coloured limited edition)

Giulio Giannini & Figlio, Firenze
8vo, 151pp. Every page has small line drawings by Giulio Giannini in the outer margins and this is No. 189 of 300 copies, signed by him which have simple hand colouring to most of these drawings. This edition is finely bound in red and blue patterned paper covered boards and is housed within a matching card slip-case
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of sunning to spine) in a slightly tanned but otherwise almost AS NEW slip-case. An excellent copy
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The Russian Empire - A Portrait in Photographs

Jonathan Cape, London
Large, very heavy 4to in red cloth backed boards, gilt embossed spine and front cover, 345pp, mainly captioned photos. This copy belonged to Jonathan Miller (theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and 14 time captain of the England Giant Marrow Champions Allotment League) and has his ink signature on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned, minute speck of rub to bottom corner tip of front cover) in a lightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector)
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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
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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In the Heart of the British Museum

Marion Boyars, London (Playscript 65)
1st printing. 8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 111pp, illustrations in text, glossary at rear
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, pages very slightly tanned)
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Mothers and Daughters - A Comedy in Five Acts - As performed at the Thteatre Royal, Covent Garden on the 24th of January 1843 (Dicks' Standard Plays No. 616)

John Dick, 313 Strand, London
8vo in original steel engraved wrappers, 26pp play-text plus 4pp adverts at rear, complete as issued. John Thomas Dicks (1818 - 1881) issued cheap reprints of popular fiction and plays. It's difficult to pin down the precise publication date for this play, but is circa 1879
VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy (some mild foxing, front cover a little edge-chipped and partly split at spine fold)
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Minimal Art

Taschen, Koln
Large heavy 4to. in colour printed thick boards, 95pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Text in English throughout
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Signed Limited Edition)

Doubleday / Goldsboro Books, London
8vo in thick boards housed within a colour printed thick card slip-case (as issued). 296pp. No. 98 of 500 copies, inscribed and signed by author on the title-page
FINE in FINE slipcase
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These Things Also Are Spring's

Folio Press, London
Large 8vo, moire silk cloth backed marbled paper covered boards, top edge gilt, 70pp printed in green and black on Van Gelder mould-made paper
FINE, a well preserved and very clean and tight copy in the original clear plastic wrapper
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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
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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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
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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Blast 1 (One I)

Black Sparrow Books, Santa Rosa
Extra Large 4to. in stiff card covers, complete 160pp facsimile of the 1914 first edition with new introductory text by Morrow
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (spine slightly sunned, covers slightly dusty)
Softcover
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The American Future - A History (SIGNED COPY)

Bodley Head, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in dark grey boards, silver lettering to spine, 392pp, plates, bibliography, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (few spots of slight shelf rub to wrapper edges)
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Graham Greene Country - Visited by Paul Hogarth - Foreword and Commentary by Graham Greene

Pavilion, London
Very Large landscape 4to. in orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 173pp on thick glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (tiny closed tear to bottom corner tip of rear flap fold, looks new in its protector)
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Atlantis Destroyed

Routledge, London
Large 8vo in black cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 225pp, maps and illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
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Isaac Rosenberg 1890- 1918 (A Poet Painter of the First World War) Word and Image VI

National Book League, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers 29pp text plus 24pp plates
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (covers faintly tanned)
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Jewish Life in Renaissance Italy

University of California Press
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in grey cloth backed boards, 320pp, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW Dust Jacket
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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)
NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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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)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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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
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned, faint reading crease to spine) in a very slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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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
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (pages tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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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
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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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
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (pages very slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Portfolio Six / 6

Fountain Press, Kingston Upon Thames
1st printing. Square Quarto size (4to) in brown faux cloth, silver lettering to spine, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (some faint edge creasing, looks new in its protector). An excellent copy
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Crossing Black Waters

Working Press
1st printing. Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff glossy card covers, semi-transparent end-papers and overlays, 87pp, colour plates, etc. Essays, fiction and artists interviews and essays
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (mild cover edge-rub, small red ink blot to blank margin of one leaf with very slight bleed to page-block fore-edge)
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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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The Persian Gulf in Modern Times - People Ports and History

Palgrave Macmillan, New York & London
1st printing. 8vo in colour printed boards, 393pp, maps, index etc
NEW unread copy
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The Soldiers Art

Heinemann, London
8vo in red cloth, black panelled gilt lettering to spine, 227pp
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (name on fly-leaf, mild foxing or tanning to page-block edges) in a slightly tanned and slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its protector)
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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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The Scottish Colourists - 1900 - 1930 - F C B Cadell, J D Fergusson, G L Hunter and S J Peploe

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh / Royal Academy of Arts, London
Heavy Large Quarto size (4to). in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 152pp, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (slight surface scratch to wrapper rear panel)
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