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A Modern Sinbad - an autobiography

By: "Sinbad",

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1933

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4601

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 320pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has aged, with general scuffing and dusting of boards, spine faded and discoloured, block edges tanned with dust on top. Foxing to opening and closing pages. Sea tales of a latter-day English Sinbad. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Sea, Sinbad, London View more info

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Some Inscriptions from Roman Britain

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, London Association of Classical Teachers:

Seller ID: 12637

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 250mm x 178mm , c. 160pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback-pamphlet has some bumping at corners, rear a little grubby, pages clean. Undated but likely 1970s scholarly resource whish lists almost 250 monumental inscriptions from Roman times found in Britain, with Latin text, translations, dates of find and other apparatus. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Rome, Britannia, Latin, monument View more info

Round the Fountain - An Anthology of Extracts from St. Bartholomew's Hospital Journal 1893-1977

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, St. Bartholomew's Hospital Journal: 1977

Edition: seventh edition

Seller ID: 16907

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, seventh edition, xii prelims, 127pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight overall, corners bumped, some blotchy fading to spine. Collection of poems and short prose pieces selected from the journal of a great London hospital. Catalogue: Medical. Keywords: patient, sickness, disease, surgery View more info

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London Memories

By: Adcock, St. John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 15423

Condition: Good


Hardback, 202mm x 137mm buff cloth boards, black titles, , 276+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Frederick Adcock. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped and grubby with some small stains, block edges grubby with foxing, pages and plates clean save for isolated foxing. Undated but likely 1930s volume which offers a tour of London informed by the city's history and literary culture from the Middle Ages onwards. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Th... View more info

These Were Actors - Extracts from a Newspaper Cutting Book 1811-1833

By: Agate, James (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Seller ID: 6479

Condition: Good


Hardback, 223mm x 138mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 150+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. No d/w. Spine and boards fainbtly grubby in places. Block darkened, edges grubby with light foxing, also to endpapers. Foyles sticker on inner front board. Review of late Georgian theatre in London drawing on contemporary reports. No publication date or edition stated but in author introduction dated 1943. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Theatre, London, S... View more info

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Agnew's 1982-1992

By: Agnew, Julian et al

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Endeavour: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4143

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 296mm x 240mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is impressively solid, pages clean and bright. Base of boards slightly bumped. Single 3sq mm mark to front beside picture decoration. Third volume of history of a famous London art dealer, with beautiful colour images of paintings dealt with by the company, including works by Turner, Deg... View more info

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London Steam in the 1930s

By: Allen, G. Freeman (ed)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9259

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 242mm x 181mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 112pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by E.R. Wethersett. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and spine just a little bumped, but overall little evidence of wear with pages all bright and clean. Dustwrapper is clean, with just a little wear at top of spine. Collection of photographs from the Wethersett Collction gives a clear picture of steam locos in service in 1930s London - including Pa... View more info

Footlight Memories- Recollections of Music Hall and Stage Life

By: Alltree, G.W.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston:

Seller ID: 3464

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , xiii prelims, 242pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is still intact, but has suffered badly with years. Block, boards and spine all worn,scuffed and discolured. Foxing to opening and closing pages. Front board stained. No date printed but c. 1932. Recollections of old music hall days, with b/w plate illustrations of some long-forgotten stars of the day. Catalogue: Theatrical Biogr... View more info

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I Want It Now

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Book of the Month Club: 1968

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14415

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 197mm x 128mm purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 255pp. Good +/Good. Book has been read, but exterior clean. Some wear and foxing to block edges, latter also to opening/closing pages. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges. Amis's marvellously witty novel of money and sexual relations at the centre of the permissive society. Catalogue: Literature and novels. Keywords: London, TV, permissive, heiress View more info

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An Ambassador Speaks Out - Speeches and Writings

By: Argov, Shlomo ; Kollek, Teddy

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1983

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5107

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, viii prelims, 295pp. Very Good/Very Good. Some indentations to front board. Block clen and unmarked. Dustwrapper has bumped top of spine. Recollections and political arguments by the Israeli diplomat who survived an assassination attempt in London in June 1982. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Israel, Middle East, diplomacy View more info

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"Piracy"

By: Arlen, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1922

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2612

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 338pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Inner board stamped with previous owner's name. Book generally worn, with boards bumped and scuffed, with some discolouring, foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages, differential fading to endpapers. Another tale of English high society by the Oxford-educated Armenian Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Oxford, London, England View more info

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The Personality of the Dog

By: Aymar, Brandt ; Sagarin, Edward

Price: £4.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1995

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 13057

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm green hard card boards, gilt titles, second edition, xi prelims, 356pp. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards just a little bumped at corners, block edge perhaps a little darkened by age, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear. "A dog lover's collection of stories, poems and pictures by Jack London, Virginia Woolf, Anton Chekhov, Winslow Homer and others." Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: dog, pet, Terhune, Co... View more info

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Enid Bagnold's Autobiography (from 1889)

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10513

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 293+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards nice and clean, front has advanced 8mm ahead of rear. Block edges just a little grubby from handling, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and grubbiness along top edges. Memoirs of a significant figure in London literary society in the early 20th century. Catalogue: Literary Biography. ... View more info

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The Shabby Paradise - The Autobiography of a Decade

By: Baillie, Eileen

Price: £4.25

Publisher: London, Readers Union - Hutchinson: 1959

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15449

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 197mm x 120mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 190pp. Illustrations by Dick Hart. Good +/Fair. Book has two library stamps and one owner sticker. Has been read but still clean with light wear only. Dustwrapper is darkened and worn with front flap torn at top. Book club edition of 1958 recollection of life in London's East End prior to WW1. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Poplar, slum, Jews, anarchist View more info

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The Shabby Paradise - The Autobiography of a Decade

By: Baillie, Eileen

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Readers Union: 1959

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 17487

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 198mm x 120mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 191pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Dick Hart. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read, corners bumped, block edges a little grubby, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper has light wear and grubbiness from handling. The story of a London childhood as the daughter of a vicar in a dockland parish. Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, docklands, Poplar, Thames View more info

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According to Queeney

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6026

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 242pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections save for a little bumping to spine and boards. Block also a little darkened with age around edges. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Typically ambitious Bainbridge novel takes the reader into the character of Samuel Johnson and the literary firmament of Georgian London - and creates a wonderfully engaging tale. Catalogue: L... View more info

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Empty Chairs

By: Bancroft, Squire

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1925

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17038

Condition: Good


Hardback, 205mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , ix prelims, 253pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Spine faded and stains, faint colour fading to top board edges also, block edges worn from handling, differential fading to endpapers, else clean and tight. Theatrical recollections of a golden age on the London stage. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Bernhardt, Edwardian, Irving, theatre View more info

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Before Orientalism - London's Theatre of the East 1576-1926

By: Barbour, Richmond

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15102

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 234mm x 156mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 238pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped, faint foxing to top block edge, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Colour fade/offset at base of spine. A scholarly review of how "The East" was portrayed in dramatic performance in England during the half-century which included the car... View more info

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The Work of Christopher Wren

By: Beard, Geoffrey

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Bartholomew: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17290

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 265mm x 182mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Anthony Kersting. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Ex-libris of Canon Welander of Gloucester with sticker on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, spine colour just a little faded. A superb review of the architectural works of Wren, wit... View more info

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The Queen's Hidden Garden - Buckingham Palce's Treasury of Wild Plants

By: Bellamy, David

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 917

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 307mm x 217mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Lyon. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight, bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. Top block edge just a little darkened. Dustwrapper (now protected) has just a little wear along top edge, front flap clipped. Superb illustrated guide to the plants of what is effectively a royal nature reserve i... View more info

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Taverns and Tokens of Pepys' London

By: Berry, George

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Seaby Publications: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17510

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 251mm x 187mm decorated boards, 144pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear. A most Interesting account of the taverns known to Samuel Pepys which flourished in 17th century London , and also of the coin-like trade tokens which circulated in such premises. Catalogue: London. Keywords: exchange, alehouse, Southwark, Temple View more info

Sarah Bernhardt as I knew her - The Memoir of Madame Pierre Berton as told to Basil Woon

By: Berton, Madame Pierre ; Woon, Basil

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1922

Seller ID: 17533

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 218mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, 319+pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has a library sticker on inner front board and stamp opposite. Corners bumped, heavy foxing to block edges and to many pages throughout, spine title sticker frayed. Recollections of an acquaintance of a legendary stage actress. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: theatre, actress, Paris, London View more info

Sheridan - The Track of a Comet

By: Bingham, Madeleine

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1972

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 10568

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 221mm x 140mm purple cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 383+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Inscribed by author. Book is tight and clean with just a little bumping and colour fading to bottom edge of spone. Two ephemeral 1972 newspaper cuttings, including a review by Sheridan Morley. Dustwrapper is clean with light edgewear. Excellent biography of a famous 18th century English man of letters, as famed for his col... View more info

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London Midland Steam in Action 2

By: Blake, W.A. (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Truro, D. Bradford Barton: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5840

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 224mm x 210mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 96pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright and clean - occasional handling with one small line indentation on front. Collection of captioned photographs - the second to be published - of steam trains in service on the London Midland region after 1948. Catalogue: Railways. Keywords: BR, steam, London Midland View more info

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The Book Book

By: Blond, Anthony

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5679

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 223mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 226pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Spine bumped, some faint spotty marks to front board, block edges darkened and a little grubby in places. Dustwrapper spine is faded, some evidence of handling but overall clean and bright. Insider's account of life in the book publishing business. Catalogue: Books. Keywords: Books, publishing, London View more info

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Violent London - 2,000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts

By: Bloom, Clive

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Pan: 2004

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13152

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 196mm x 128mm , xvii prelims, 597+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, single crease to spine, light wear to block edges. Paperback edition of Bloom's meaty account of street-level politics and violent protest in the long history of England's capital city. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Tyler, Gordon, Suffragette, terrorism View more info

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Places - An Anthology of Britain

By: Blythe, Ronald (ed)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11212

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 238pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by John Piper. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but still tight and clean. Dustwrapper is bright and clean but with some colour fading. Rather lovely collection of essays on favourite British places by writers including Sillitoe, Larkin and Betjeman, edited by Blythe with wa... View more info

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The Drummonds of Charing Cross

By: Bolitho, Hector ; Peel, Derek

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17508

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 242mm x 161mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 232+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine has fading at very ends, top block edge has colour fading and some foxing, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, spine colour a little bleached. Well-researched history of a famous private bank founded in London in the early 18th century. Catalogue:... View more info

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Boswell's Column 1777-1783 - First Time Printed in Book Form in England

By: Boswell, James ; Baleu ((Ph.D., Yale)), Margery

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13144

Condition: Good


Hardback, 236mm x 158mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, XX prelims, 359pp. Good/Good. Book has been well read, block edges grubby ith creasing to top corner of some middle pages, blotchy inked top block edge, spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some edgewear and chipping, with loss at ends of spine and top rear corner. A collection of 70 articles by Boswell published in "The London Magazine" ftrom 1777 to 1783, covering all man... View more info

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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763

By: Boswell, James ; Pottle, Frederick A. (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1952

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15446

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 204mm x 134mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 360pp. plus index, Good +/Good. Exterior nice and clean, corners bumped, light wear to block edges, tiny mark to right edge, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges. Reprint of 1950 selection from Boswell's famous journal of London life in the period November 1762 to August 1763. Edited with Introduction and Notes by Pottle. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Lon... View more info