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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
81 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

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Cecil Sharp and English Folk Dances, Shuldhan-Shaw, Winifred
82 Cecil Sharp and English Folk Dances
Shuldhan-Shaw, Winifred
Oxford, England Hall the Printer Ltd. 1928 First 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

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Rat Week: An Essay on the Abdication, Sitwell, Osbert
83 Rat Week: An Essay on the Abdication
Sitwell, Osbert
London Michael Joseph 1986 0 7181 1859 6 / 9780718118594 First 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
84 Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Expedition
Slesser, Malcolm
New York Coward McCann 1964 First 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

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One Jump Ahead, Smythe, Pat
85 One Jump Ahead
Smythe, Pat
London Cassell & Company, Ltd. 1956 First 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

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Year of the Three Kings, St. Aubyn, Giles
86 Year of the Three Kings
St. Aubyn, Giles
New York Atheneum 1983 0689114095 / 9780689114090 First 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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Where is Saint George? Pagan Imagery in English Folksong, Stewart, R. J.
87 Where is Saint George? Pagan Imagery in English Folksong
Stewart, R. J.
Great Britain Moonraker Press 1977 0239001699 / 9780239001696 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Scarce first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 138 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026916

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88 New Shoes
Streatfeild, Noel
New York Random House 1960 First 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

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The British Isles Through An Opera Glass, Taylor, Charles M. Jr.
89 The British Isles Through An Opera Glass
Taylor, Charles M. Jr.
Philadelphia George W. Jacobs & Co. 1899 First 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

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Wild Strawberries and High Rising (two Books in slipcase), Thirkell, Angela
90 Wild Strawberries and High Rising (two Books in slipcase)
Thirkell, Angela
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Two complete novels, housed in clean, color illustrated slipcase. 1) Wild Strawberries, clean pink and white paper covered patterned boards with white title box; no bumping, hint of very slightest surface wear at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 265 pgs. 2) High Rising, clean blue and white pattern paper covered boards with white title box on spine. No bumping; hint of slightest surface wear at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner last name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. No other marks. 282 pgs. Both housed in a clean, color illustrated slipcase with tiny crack at one corner (1/4"), hint of slightest edge wear. In "Wild Strawberries," some young and fiery Royalists from France bring a merry Continental note to Barsetshire. In "High Rising," Tony Morland builds his amazing combinations of toy trains while his mother attends to deeper problems of country life. 8vo. Fiction. 015721

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The Wind is Rising, Tomlinson, H. M.
91 The Wind is Rising
Tomlinson, H. M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1942 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Second Printing, November 1942, in clean unclipped jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean with burgundy top stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 271 pp. Clean bright jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book consisting of twelve papers, consecutive chapters of England's history during the time of World War II. 019799

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England As You Like It - An Independent Traveler's Companion, Toth, Susan Allen
92 England As You Like It - An Independent Traveler's Companion
Toth, Susan Allen
New York Ballantine Books 1995 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean pale yellow boards with burgundy cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 247 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fascinating explorations through England and parts of Scotland, with an eye for detail and love of adventure. Author takes readers along on her journeys to London, to enchanting gardens, castles, and to sights both hidden and well-known. 023141

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Irish: A Novel, Wagner, Donald R.
93 Irish: A Novel
Wagner, Donald R.
Alexandria, VA Shamrock Press & Publishing Co. 1980 0-910583-00-5 / 9780910583008 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by author. Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clea nand bright. Clean green endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: " To Mae Magill - Best Wishes Now and Always - D. R. Wagner - Aug. of '83." 575 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with slight edge wear and several small faint spots to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young fun-loving Irishman nicknamed Irish joins the Army during the Korean War, and the rigorous discipline of military life is no match for his free spirit. Large 8vo. Fiction. 016456

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Illustrated Shepherd's Life, William Henry Hudson
94 Illustrated Shepherd's Life
William Henry Hudson
London The Bodley Head 1987 0370311019 / 9780370311012 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First published by Methuen & Company Ltd. in 1910, this is the First Edition published by The Bodley Head (London) 1987. Beautifully illustrated, clean book in clean unclipped dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Foreword by P. J. Kavanagh. 224 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026055

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The Phasian Bird, Williamson, Henry
95 The Phasian Bird
Williamson, Henry
London Faber and Faber 1948 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in mcmxlviii on copyright page. Clean blue boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 341 pgs. Clean dustjacket with original price of 5s on front inner flap has small edge and corner chips, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Salar the Salmon," this is the story of a game bird, a hybrid pheasant, in the period of change that came upon the countryside, opening in the winter of 1937. 5" x 8". Birds. 017171

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The Phasian Bird, Williamson, Henry
96 The Phasian Bird
Williamson, Henry
London Faber & Faber 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket ( "First published in mcmxlviii" on copyright page). Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very narrow spot of fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are unmarked, with very light foxing to first few pages at front and rear of book. Illustrated dustjacket is clean, price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap, very shallow chipping at top spine edge, with small surface scrape at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a game bird in the period of change that came upon the countryside, and these facts are sest down as part of the background of the bird's life. Set on a small coastal farm in England's premier game-shotting county, Norfolk, the story opens in the winter of 1937 and closes a day or two after Christmas of 1944. 017875

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The English Channel: A History, Williamson, J. A.
97 The English Channel: A History
Williamson, J. A.
New York World Publishing Co. 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with gold wave decoration, crisp black lettering on cover and spine. Faintest surface wear at base of spine, no fraying, no tears, no wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 381 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs, maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of the English Channel and its part in the development of English life and history and that of the Western world. 8vo. Great Britain. 016269

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Malefice, Wilson, Leslie
98 Malefice
Wilson, Leslie
New York Pantheon 1992 0-679-42403-2 / 9780679424031 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Small remainder mark to top page edges. 168 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A startlingly imaginative, terrifying novel of the occult--set against the backdrop of England's civil war and accompanying religious turmoil." 8vo. Fiction. 012460

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Shameful Flight - The Last Years of the British Empire in India, Wolpert, Stanley
99 Shameful Flight - The Last Years of the British Empire in India
Wolpert, Stanley
Oxford University Press, USA 2006 0195151984 / 9780195151985 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page and in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with yellow spine, gold lettering on spine. Light soiling. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 238 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (28.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Birtain's precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947 - condemned as a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill -- and its catastrophic effect on South Asia. 023174

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The Island: A Cavalcade of England, Young, Francis Brett
100 The Island: A Cavalcade of England
Young, Francis Brett
New York Farrar Straus & Company 1946 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Blue cloth boards with gold line drawing map of England on cover, gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to spine and board edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 451 pgs. Copyright page states "First published in November 1944 by William Heineman Ltd., London". This is the American edition. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, very slight browning to edges; photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book-length poem on the history of England. 8vo. Poetry. 014952

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