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The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman, Girouard, Mark
41 The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman
Girouard, Mark
New Haven/London Yale University Press 1985 0-300-02739-7 / 9780300027396 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; tasteful bookplate on back of front free endpaper. 312 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs and reproductions of art. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A study of the metaphors of amelot and the mediaeval knight's concept of honour, bravery, service and self-sacrifice and how it shaped the character of English society. 8" x 10". Middle Ages. 013347

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London Zoo, Gleeson, Gertrude
42 London Zoo
Gleeson, Gertrude
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with red title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; two tiny bumps to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Red top stained page edges. Clean photo illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 323 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips at top of spine, one 1" closed edge tear with some creasing near tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In "London Zoo", Gertrude Gleeson tells how creatures from all over the world are brought tousands of miles to the zoo and how they live there. In a veritable panorama of natural history we see the lives of creatures of all kinds, their odd habits, their fits of temperament, their maladies, their feats of prowess, even their romances and emotional problems. 8vo. Natural History. 012442

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Going Native, Gogarty, Oliver StJohn
43 Going Native
Gogarty, Oliver StJohn
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1940 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown, very faint number 49 on front free endpaper--no other marks. 294 pgs. Author's entertaining writings on life in London. 008818

Price: 10.00 USD
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Rhodes of Africa, Gross, Felix
44 Rhodes of Africa
Gross, Felix
New York Frederick A. Praeger 1957 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 433 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with slight corner wear and a few short closed edge tears, small spot at lower spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. No statement of edition. "Rhodes" means Rhodes scholars to more Americans than know much about Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), the man whose thought and action epitomized the great outburst of British imperialism in south and central Africa in the latter years of the 19th Century. This book objectively and exhaustively portrays Rhodes the man, wartws and all. It is a brilliant and animated portrait. 8vo. Biography. 017329

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Colonel Bull's Inheritance, Hall, Aylmer
45 Colonel Bull's Inheritance
Hall, Aylmer
Meredith Press 1968 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray boards with red foil lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Clean maroon endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Small red penmark to bottom page edges. 250 pgs. Very clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of wear and tiny closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The struggles of Colonel Bull when he inherits a castle eighty miles for Cork--a fast-moving adventure story of mid-eighteenth century Ireland. 8vo. Fiction. 012808

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Stanley: An Adventurer Explored, Hall, Richard
46 Stanley: An Adventurer Explored
Hall, Richard
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1975 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 400 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very small corner chip at top rear corner, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A magnificent biography revealing Stanley in all his complexity and greatness. Large 8vo. Biography. 013790

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47 The Darkling Plain: A Study of the Later Fortunes of Romaticism in English Poetry from George Darley to W. B. Yeats
Heath-Stubbs, John
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 221 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012361

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The Consort, Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
48 The Consort
Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
Grove Press 1965 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean brown marbled boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean (slight yellowing). No names, writing or marks. 181 pgs. This book was issued with two alternative dustjackets. It was banned in England, for it was feared it would offend the Royal family. BOTH dustjackets are present, both are unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. A romantic fantasy about love and Royalty. 8vo. Fiction. 012126

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49 Flags, Palaces and Songs of Britain
Hewett, Nora, Beatrice Home and Enid Leale
London A. & C. Black, Ltd. 1927 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Boards are clean with touch of light sunning to spine. Some wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Twenty-four color plates. Pages and edges are clean. Front free endpaper has corner-clip. No names or writing. 8vo. Great Britain. 006217

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Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century, Hickman, Katie
50 Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century
Hickman, Katie
New York William Morrow 2003 0-06-620955-2 / 9780066209555 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean yellow boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 363 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. History. 013463

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Westminster Abbey (Cathedrals, Abbeys & Famous Churches), Home, Gordon
51 Westminster Abbey (Cathedrals, Abbeys & Famous Churches)
Home, Gordon
London J. M. Dent 1925 Hardcover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Small clean book (illustrated) in original dust jacket. Size approx. 4-3/4" x 7". Purple cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers. Neatly penned previous owner inscription on back of front free endpaper dated 1939. Edited and illustrated by Gordon Home. 192 pages with index. Dust jacket has edge chipping, separation at front flap fold, half of spine missing. Enclosed in archival quality removable mylar cover. 023461

Price: 20.00 USD
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Certain Delightful English Towns, Howells, W. D.
52 Certain Delightful English Towns
Howells, W. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green ribbed cloth boards with bright gilt & red lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear (no fraying). Gilt top edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. One loose illustration page, all else firmly attached. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. 290 pgs. Illustrated with photographs throughout. 8vo. Great Britain. 007662

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Timothy Taylor: Ambassador of Goodwill, Husted, Helen
53 Timothy Taylor: Ambassador of Goodwill
Husted, Helen
New York Coward McCann 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket A. Mireur, Illustrator 
Clean white boards with clean bright color illustration on front board. Slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings by A. Mireur. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light soiling, thumbnail size chip at top edge of front panel, shallow (1/4") chipping at top and bottom of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a seven year old boy from England who was sent to America to stay until World War II was over. 8vo. World War II. 013699

Price: 12.00 USD
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Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish, Huxley, Elspeth
54 Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish
Huxley, Elspeth
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 Stated First Edition Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Previous owner name, place and date neatly penned on front free endpaper (1943). Very slight tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white glossy photographs. 102 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the great stories of World War II. It is the story of Mary Cornish, an Englishwoman assigned as escort on the evacuee ship "City of Benares" which was carrying children out of the war zone to safety in Canada the summer of 1940. The ship was torpedoed several days out of port and only one lifeboat survived to return its passengers to land. Eight incredible days at sea in an open boat - the dramatic story of Mary Cornish, six boys and forty men following the torpedoing of the "City of Benares". 024459

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Legends of Smokeover, Jacks, L. P.
55 The Legends of Smokeover
Jacks, L. P.
New York George H. Doran 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author. Clean dark green cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on spine. Light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean ( a few light pencil marks to margins). Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper: "Robert Maier - L. P. Jacks - March 21, 1929." Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 411 pgs. 8vo. Great Britain. 016373

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Field and Hedgerow, Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies, Jefferies, Richard
56 Field and Hedgerow, Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies
Jefferies, Richard
London and Redhill Lutterworth Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Agnes Miller Parker, Illust. 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slight manufacturer's wrinkle to cloth on rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 388 pgs. Beautifully illustrated with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. 8vo. Nature. 011995

Price: 15.00 USD
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Shakespeare-Land: Beautiful England, Jerrold, Walter
57 Shakespeare-Land: Beautiful England
Jerrold, Walter
London and Glasgow Blackie & Son, Ltd. 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket E. W. Haslehust, Illustrator 
Clean gray boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slight browning to edges. Hint of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; previous owner inscription on back of frontis illustration. Illustrated with twelve color paintings by E. W. Haslehust. Printed in England. 63 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has one tiny shallow chip at rear spine corner edge, one short closed edge tear (1/2") at top edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 9". Great Britain. 017316

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Enemy in the Sky - My 1940 Diary, Johnstone, Sandy
58 Enemy in the Sky - My 1940 Diary
Johnstone, Sandy
San Rafael, CA Presidio Press 1979 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 192 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Unfaded dustjacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, unchipped, one very short closed edge tear at rear panel bottom edge, hint of very faint soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's account of the 602nd Air Squadron's outstanding role in the victory of the Battle of Britain during World War II, brilliantly brought to life through the pages of his diary. 018237

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Coasting, Jonathan Raban
59 Coasting
Jonathan Raban
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671454803 / 9780671454807 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, with full number line in clean unclipped dust jacket. Green boards with clean beige cloth spine. Very slight surface wear at bottom edge of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. 302 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's adventures and musings as he sails alone around the coast of Great Britain (his native land) on a three-thousand mile voyage. 023418

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Unfinished Journey, Jones, Jack
60 Unfinished Journey
Jones, Jack
New York Oxford University Press 1937 First U.S. Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Moss green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, hint of dust soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with hint of very light soiling to rear panel. Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of author's life in the Rhondda Valley, England's derelict coal mining area, where he was born, his early adventures in the Boer War in South Africa, the Great War, and politics and unemployment afterwards. 018668

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