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Stanley: An Adventurer Explored, Hall, Richard
41 Stanley: An Adventurer Explored
Hall, Richard
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1975 First 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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The Consort, Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
42 The Consort
Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
Grove Press 1965 First 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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43 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
44 Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century
Hickman, Katie
New York William Morrow 2003 0-06-620955-2 / 9780066209555 First 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
45 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

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Certain Delightful English Towns, Howells, W. D.
46 Certain Delightful English Towns
Howells, W. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1906 First 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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Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish, Huxley, Elspeth
47 Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish
Huxley, Elspeth
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 First 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

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The Legends of Smokeover, Jacks, L. P.
48 The Legends of Smokeover
Jacks, L. P.
New York George H. Doran 1929 First 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
49 Field and Hedgerow, Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies
Jefferies, Richard
London and Redhill Lutterworth Press 1948 First 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

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Shakespeare-Land: Beautiful England, Jerrold, Walter
50 Shakespeare-Land: Beautiful England
Jerrold, Walter
London and Glasgow Blackie & Son, Ltd. 1940 First 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
51 Enemy in the Sky - My 1940 Diary
Johnstone, Sandy
San Rafael, CA Presidio Press 1979 First 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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Unfinished Journey, Jones, Jack
52 Unfinished Journey
Jones, Jack
New York Oxford University Press 1937 First 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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Tales of Old Inns, Keverne, Richard
53 Tales of Old Inns
Keverne, Richard
London Collins 1939 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean rust red cloth board with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, a little light dust-speckling to fore-edges; small previous owner label at top edge of front free endpaper (return address label in size) and small written comment. With 70 illustrations (photographs), 17 pen and ink drawings, and six maps. 192 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3s6d net on front inside flap), small chips at top spine edge and one corner, some fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. THe romance and history of some of the most historic hostelries in England. 021495

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54 Palace and Hovel or Phases of London Life Being Personal Observations of an American in London By Day and Night; with Vivid Illustrations of the Manners, Social Customs and Modes of Living of the Rich and the Reckless, the Destitute and the Depraved...
Kirwan, Daniel Joseph (Edited By A. Allan)
London/New York/Toronto Abelard-Schuman, Ltd. 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Reprint of a book first published in 1870. Very clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 218 pgs. with illustrations from original edition. Dustjacket is quite clean (some light soiling to rear panel, unchipped, with one 1" closed tear at top edge of rear panel, has been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Great Britain. 008863

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The Men Around Churchill, Kraus, Rene
55 The Men Around Churchill
Kraus, Rene
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1941 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated 
Stated First Edition. Very clean, bright red cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, black title box with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 339 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs. Very clean DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, has slight loss at top of spine (approx. 1/8"), hint of slight wear at spine foot. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012670

Price: 15.00 USD
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Orangefield, Kyle, Elisabeth
56 Orangefield
Kyle, Elisabeth
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1938 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean green boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to edges, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 318 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears, corner creasing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The career of a strangely fascinating and self-centered woman in a great English country house. 8vo. Fiction. 015278

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The Plague and the Fire - London: 1665/1666, Leasor, James
57 The Plague and the Fire - London: 1665/1666
Leasor, James
New York McGraw-Hill 1961 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red and silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white drawings. 281 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has small chip at top spine edge, 2" closed tear at bottom of front panel. Photo and brief bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's extensive research into this book is combined with eye-witness accounts and contemporary documents never before collected, making the work a significant historical account of both events, as well as a powerful drama of peope caught in so immense a tragedy that no single human being could have seen the complete picture. 028191

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58 The Chief: Field Marshal Lord Wavell - Commander-in-Chief and Viceroy 1939-1947
Lewin, Ronald
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1980 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean pale yellow-green boards with black decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 282 pgs. Illustrated with photographs & maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Biography. 011083

Price: 12.00 USD
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Your England, Lockhart, R. H. Bruce
59 Your England
Lockhart, R. H. Bruce
London Putnam 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying; tiny bump to one corner tip; hint of surface wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Hint of slight offset (shadow) from bookmark on front free endpaper. 303 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, slight foxing to corner of rear white panel, with 1" square chip at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author shares his impressions of the country and life around which his life revolved. 8vo. Great Britain. 013475

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Wee Nip at the 19th Hole - A History of the St. Andrews Caddie, Mackenzie, Richard
60 A Wee Nip at the 19th Hole - A History of the St. Andrews Caddie
Mackenzie, Richard
Chelsea, Michigan Sleeping Bear Press 1997 1-886947-38-4 / 9781886947382 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author. Clean unfaded dark green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Signed by the author on front free endpaper; no other marks. 134 pgs. + bibliography. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A masterful celebration of one of golf's great time-honored traditions--the St. Andrews Caddie. "A Wee Nip" is like pulling up a stool at the 19th hole and sharing a pint with legendary characters like "Trap Door," "Poot" Chisholm, and "Stumpie Eye." 017535

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