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The Arms of the University & Colleges of Cambridge, Oldfield, R. W.
81 The Arms of the University & Colleges of Cambridge
Oldfield, R. W.
London A. & C. Black, Ltd. 1931 First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket W. G. Blackall and A. Cousins 
Very clean book in clean original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with cark blue lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name at top corner of front free endpaper. With twenty full-page reproductions in gorgeous full color from drawings by W. G. Blackall and A. Cousins. 47 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, tiny bit of minimal shallow chipping, has small price clip at lower corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Approximate size of book: 5" x 7-1/2". The arms of the University and Colleges of Cambridge are reproduced in this book, fully and accurately coloured. Each plate is accompanied by a definition of the arms and a brief account of their origin and history. An introductory chapter discusses the heraldry of the University in general; there are notes on the curious bearings granted to the Regius Professors; and a useful bibliography and efficient index. 025487

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Lodgers in London, Phillpotts, Adelaide Eden
82 Lodgers in London
Phillpotts, Adelaide Eden
Boston Little Brown 1926 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean black silk cloth boards with very clean, unchipped title label on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean green top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers, with no names, writing or bookplates. 321 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket with price present ($2.00 on front inner flap has been inked out but is still quite legible); spine has slight scuffing, piece missing at base of spine, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Bloomsbury lodging house is the scene of this novel which has become quite scarce, particularly in a dustjacket. 8vo. Fiction. 015279

Price: 25.00 USD
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83 The Royal Air Force: A Concise History
Pollard, Captain A. O.
London Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very slight wear at spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Small neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photo plates of some of the great airplanes of history. 276 pgs. with index. 8vo. Aviation. 010422

Price: 35.00 USD
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Yorkshire Tour, Pontefract, Ella and Marie hartley
84 Yorkshire Tour
Pontefract, Ella and Marie hartley
London J. M. Dent 1946 Fourth Impression Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean unfaded rust red cloth boards with stamped rose on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small charming inscription on front free endpaper; no other marks. 310 pgs. with index. Illustrated with line drawings, photographs, and maps. Clean dustjacket has edge wear, 3" closed tear at rear spine fold, price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The two Yorkshire women who have written and illustrated this work are well known for their three books on the Yorkshire Dales--Swaledale, Wensleydale, and Wharfedale. Castles, abbeys, and churches are in the story, but most space is given to the social life, legends, customs, the development of houses, the rise of holiday resorts. 018378

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The Royal Tour, 1901: Or, the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir, Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire, Price, Harry (Petty Officer)
85 The Royal Tour, 1901: Or, the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir, Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire
Price, Harry (Petty Officer)
New York William Morrow 1980 0688036678 / 9780688036676 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (20.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Printed on heavy stock paper with script writing and colorful illustrations, the book is a facsimile of an altogether unique, handrwritten and illustrated account of the cruise of HMS Ophir in 1901, when the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured almost the whole of the British Empire wit hthe exception of India. 021533

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Consuming Passions:  Being an Historic Inquiry Into Certain English Appetites, Pullar, Philippa
86 Consuming Passions: Being an Historic Inquiry Into Certain English Appetites
Pullar, Philippa
Boston Little Brown 1970 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Very clean marbled beige boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 278 pgs. with index. Illustrated in black & white. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one 1/3" closed tear at top spine corner edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Publisher's review slip, typed review, and article on book laid in. With style and humor, the author surveys the progress of civilization in England, starting with the Roman conquest, including some bizarre oddities. 8vo. Great Britain. 016725

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The Vampire of the Continent, Revenflow, Count Ernst zu
87 The Vampire of the Continent
Revenflow, Count Ernst zu
New York The Jackson Press 1916 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Scarce First American Edition in clean original jacket with price intact on spine (1.25 net). Decorated American trade binding, with winged red vampire atop a naked long-haired woman, his claws piercing her breasts and dripping blood down into the title box. Very clean gray cloth boards with red and black lettering and decoration on cover, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated from the German with a Preface by George Chatterton-Hill. 225 pages. Clean dust jacket has 1/16" or less chipping at top spine edge, tiny chip at base of spine (1/16" depth), a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For the collector of rare decorated American publisher's bindings or of scarce and unusual history books, this is a gem. A book written by a German Count during World War I, it proposes that England is to blame for all of Europe's woes (and many of the world's), that she is a greedy and self-serving vampire draining the life blood out of Europe, Ireland, and other countries on far-flung continents. 021897

Price: 950.00 USD
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Early English Christmas Carols, Robbins, Rossell Hope (Editor)
88 Early English Christmas Carols
Robbins, Rossell Hope (Editor)
New York/ London Columbia University Press 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket Alexander Dobkin, Illustrator 
Very clean red cloth boards with illustration on cover, black 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. 87 pgs. with musical scores and words, illustrations. Seventeen line drawings by Alexander Dobkin. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8' x 10". 012883

Price: 20.00 USD
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Islands Apart: The Story of Ireland from St. Patrick to De Valera, Ryan, A.P.
89 Islands Apart: The Story of Ireland from St. Patrick to De Valera
Ryan, A.P.
New York William Morrow 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 256 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, very small "x" below price on front inside flap, otherwise clean; a few small shallow edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 8-1/2". Ireland. 017032

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Tales of a Grandfather - Being the History of Scotland from the Earliest Period to the Union of Scotland and England, Scott, Sir Walter
90 Tales of a Grandfather - Being the History of Scotland from the Earliest Period to the Union of Scotland and England
Scott, Sir Walter
London T. Werner Laurie Ltd. no date Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket John Fulleylove, Illustrator 
Vintage reprint edition in dustjacket, with 8 color illustrations by John Fulleylove and others. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, slight wear to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pgs. Abridged by Elsie M. Lang. Clean bright color plates, all present. Clean orange and black dustjacket has very small corner chip, short closed edge tears, price on spine, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018671

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Stone of Chastity, Sharp, Margery
91 The Stone of Chastity
Sharp, Margery
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1940 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good++ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, with "Published October 1940" below the statement. Very clean unfaded illustrated cloth boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name & address on front free endpaper (falls under dustjacket flap); no other marks. 280 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), slightest hint of corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A merry tale of legendary stone and Professor Pounce's efforts to track it down. A charming and sophisticated novel from Margery Sharp, author of "The Nutmeg Tree," and other fine novels. 017626

Price: 50.00 USD
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Cecil Sharp and English Folk Dances, Shuldhan-Shaw, Winifred
92 Cecil Sharp and English Folk Dances
Shuldhan-Shaw, Winifred
Oxford, England Hall the Printer Ltd. 1928 First edition Paperback Fine 
Perfect condition clean oblong (approx. 6" x 9") stapled decorated blue and white card covers with printed paper title label. No creasing or chipping. Double column text, illustrated with photographs, some with tissue guards. Fold out map at rear of booklet. Cover and all pages and photographs are clean, with tissue guards and map in excellent condition. No names, writing or marks. Christmas 1928 greeting with blank "From____________" laid in. 023593

Price: 20.00 USD
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Rat Week: An Essay on the Abdication, Sitwell, Osbert
93 Rat Week: An Essay on the Abdication
Sitwell, Osbert
London Michael Joseph 1986 0 7181 1859 6 / 9780718118594 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean, unfaded black cloth boardswith bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 79 pgs. Clean bright unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An essay on the Abdication of King Edward VIII. This is an exquisitely clean, tight copy with like dustjacket. 8vo. Great Britain. 015049

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Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Expedition, Slesser, Malcolm
94 Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Expedition
Slesser, Malcolm
New York Coward McCann 1964 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. 256 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean, unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/4" closed edge tear and mere hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An account of the first joint British-Soviet mountaineering expedition--an event that became a minor milestone in East-West relations as well as a triumph in high-altitude climbing as they reached the summit of Pik Kommunizma, the highest mountain of remote Soviet Asia's formidable Pamirs. 8vo. Mountaineering. 012377

Price: 15.00 USD
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One Jump Ahead, Smythe, Pat
95 One Jump Ahead
Smythe, Pat
London Cassell & Company, Ltd. 1956 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 242 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Color illustrated dustjacket is quite clean, not price clipped, has two small edge chips and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 013731

Price: 20.00 USD
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Year of the Three Kings, St. Aubyn, Giles
96 Year of the Three Kings
St. Aubyn, Giles
New York Atheneum 1983 0689114095 / 9780689114090 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First American Edition (stated) in unclipped jacket. Clean blue boards with red clot hspine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with yellow top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 288 pages with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (13.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, tiny closed tear at lower front flap fold edge, crease to margin of front fold flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historian Giles St. Aubyn explores the year 1483, during which three kings occupied the English throne, revealing the story behind the Wars of the Roses and the drama of family vendettas and episodes of gang warfare between the rival houses of York and Lancaster. 021738

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97 New Shoes
Streatfeild, Noel
New York Random House 1960 Stated First Editiion Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green cloth boards with line illustration on cover, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top stained edges. No names, writing or marks. 314 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has one tiny chip at base of spine at rear corner (smaller than a match head), hint of very light rubbing at corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010576

Price: 150.00 USD
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The British Isles Through An Opera Glass, Taylor, Charles M. Jr.
98 The British Isles Through An Opera Glass
Taylor, Charles M. Jr.
Philadelphia George W. Jacobs & Co. 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Near Fine Jacket 
Early decorated American trade binding. Very clean and bright deep blue silk cloth boards with bright gilt decoration and lettering on cover, bright gilt lettering on spine. Tiny pinpoints of wear at bottom corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Gilt top edges. No foxing. Neatly penned previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. No other marks. 320 pgs. Marvelous black & white photographic plates throughout. Clean dark blue original sturdy cloth dustjacket has mere hint of wear to corners also has gilt lettering on spine. 008134

Price: 40.00 USD
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99 The Kingdom By the Sea: a Journey Around Great Britain
Theroux, Paul
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1983 0395346452 / 9780395346457 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Clean yellow boards with small black decoration, black cloth spine with unchipped gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 353 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (16.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears (1" closed tear at top rear panel with clear tape repair). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019737

Price: 15.00 USD
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Happy Return, Thirkell, Angela
100 Happy Return
Thirkell, Angela
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1952 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Green cloth boards with illustration blind-stamped on cover. Gold lettering on spine. A few small 1/4" - 1/2" scratch marks on rear board. Spine slightly faded. Binding is tight and square. Clean, purple illustrated map endpapers. Pages are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Pages topstained purple. Stated First American Edition. 307 pgs. 8 Vo. Novel. 014697

Price: 12.00 USD
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