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Justice Not Vengeance (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Heavy 8vo. in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 372pp, plates, index. this copy inscribed and signed by Simon Wiesenthal on the half title leaf
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (minute nick to bottom corner tip of front flap fold, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Medieval Floor Tiles of Northern England - Pattern and Purpose - Production Between the 13th and 16th Centuries

English Heritage / Oxbow Books, Oxford
Large Thick, heavy 4to. in colour printed glazed boards (as issued), 393pp, colour plates (some folding), illustrations in text, plans, bibliography, index etc
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Swimming with Dali and other encounters with artists

Unicorn Publishing, London
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, illustrations in text. Includes 6pp section on F N Souza
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A Writer's Notebook

Tantivy Press, Malvern
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 255pp
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy ( gilt spine lettering dulled, pages very slightly tanned)
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Grope Carries on - Being the Further Adventures of Albert Grope During the Great War

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in red cloth, grey lettering to spine, 318pp
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy ( top edge of page block slightly dusty, end-papers and page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned). A pleasant copy
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The Empire of Death - A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses

Thames & Hudson, London
Large heavy 4to. in ornately gilt embossed thick boards, pasted colour plates, to front cover (as issued). 224pp, Map end-papers, colour plates, index etc
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Highgate Cemetery - Saved by its Friends

Jigsaw Design & Publishing, Norwich
Square 4to IN colour printed stiff card covers, 48pp, illustrated in colour throughout
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Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 3 - Early Medieval Christianities C. 600 - C. 1100

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 846pp, bibliography, index etc
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 1 - Origins to Constantine

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 740pp, bibliography, index etc
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 2 - Constantine to C. 600

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 758pp, bibliography, index etc
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 5 - Eastern Christianity

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 722pp, bibliography, index etc
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The Cambridge History of Christianity - Vol / Volume 6 - Reform and Expansion 1500 - 1660

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, xxi + 749pp, extensive bibliography, index etc. 1st printing
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Tyburn - the Story of Londons Gallows

Amberley, Stroud
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 150pp, plates, bibliography, publishers ads at rear.
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The Mutinies and the People - Or Statements of Native Fidelity Exhibited During the Outbreak of 1857 - 58

Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar / Shyamapada Bhattacharyya, Calcutta
8vo in tan cloth backed boards, xviii + 175pp. First reprint of Mukherjee's book which was first published in 1859
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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The Laughing Horror Case (SIGNED COPY)

Page One Publishing, Amsterdam
8vo in stiff glossy card covers 182pp. One of 500 copies made. Inscribed and signed by author on the 2nd fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Thebes of the Hundred Gates

Harper Collins, London
1st printing. 8vo in purple boards, silver lettering to spine, 120pp
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Chekhov's Journey

Carroll & Graf, New York
8vo in two-tone grey and blue paper covered boards, 183pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (minute speck of rub to top corner tip of front flap fold, inner flaps faintly tanned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Breakfast of Champions - Publishers Trial Binding Copy

Jonathan Cape, London
8vo in the publisher's brown faux cloth, 295pp.This copy has no lettering on the spine, but is otherwise exactly the same as the published edition. It is a pre-publication trial binding. Where there were options for colour, covering, texture etc., trial bindings are made for the author and publisher, often without printing on the spine or covers. This copy is in the same binding as was used for the first printing. There are not often more than a dozen copies made of each trial binding.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a moderately sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Flowers and Insects - Some Birds and A Pair of Spiders

Faber & Faber, London
Tall 8vo. in dark blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 61pp on glossy art paper, colour plates. Note: due to a printing error this book was incorrectly paginated and there are in fact only 30 leaves making 60 pages in all.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to cover top edges) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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A New World - Englands First View of America

British Museum Press, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 256pp, colour plates, bibliography, index etc. Mainly on the watercolours of John White made during one of Raleigh's visits to Virginia
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Surrender is Not An Option - Defending America At the United Nations (SIGNED COPY)

Threshold Editions, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in red cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine 486pp, plates, index. Inscribed (to a journalist) and signed by John Bolton on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An AS NEW very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Birth of Penicillin and the Disarming of Microbes (SIGNED COPY)

Allen & Unwin, London
8vo in blue faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 236pp, plates, bibliography, index. Ronald Hare (Professor of Bacteriology, London University etc) began his career at St Mary's Hospital, spending 6 years working alongside Alexander Fleming. This book is the first rigorous study of the history of penicillin, its discovery, testing and manufacture and corrects many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding Fleming's role. This copy inscribed to a colleague and signed by Ronald Hare on front blank fly-leaf. Signed copies of this important book are extremely rare.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight sunning to bottom edge of spine) in a slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Orientalism in Art

Abbeville Press, New York, London
Very large and very heavy 4to in sky blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 296pp on thick art paper, colour plates, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Sparsholt Affair (SIGNED COPY)

Waterstones / Picador, London
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 453pp. This copy signed by the author on the front fly-leaf below the printed words 'A Waterstones exclusive signed edition, October 2017. This editions was specially produced by the publishers for Waterstones and is coincident with the trade first edition
An almost AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (front inner flap faintly and mildly creased, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Painting As A Pastime - Winston Churchill - His Life As A Painter (Sotheby's, London 5 - 17 January 1998)

Sotheby's, London
landscape 4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 200pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy (minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st edition
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Southwold - An Earthly Paradise

Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge
1st printing. Large, very heavy 4to in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, 263pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Caroline Bowles Southey 1786 - 1854 - the Making of A Woman Writer

Ashgate, Aldershot
8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine.287pp, bibliography, index etc
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The Egypt Exploration Society - the Early Years

Egypt Exploration Society, London
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 262pp, plates in colour and b/w, bibliography etc
NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Soldier and Dramatist - Being the Letters of Harold Chapin American Citizen Who Died for England At Loos on September 26th 1915 - with Two Portraits

John Lane, the Bodley Head, London
1st printing. 8vo in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 288pp, portrait frontispiece plus one other photo portrait of Chapin, a few scattered line illustrations in text
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (gilt spine lettering dulled, top edge of page block darkened, pages slightly tanned). A nice copy
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Last Tales

Putnam, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 405pp
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned). No jacket
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