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Collected Green Fingers - A Present for a Good Gardener

By: Arkell, Reginald

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1956

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17227

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 200mm x 136mm marbled card boards over black cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 255pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Eugene Hastain, Edgar Good +/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, differential fading to endpapers, block edges, some light wear from handling, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and fraying to edges with patches of loss around top of spine. A selection of witty poems from Arkell's big-selling &... View more info

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Pencillings by the Way - A "Constitutional" Voyage Round the World: 1870 & 1871

By: Beaumont, Thomas E.; Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4434

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 121pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Fading to ends of spine and actual top and bottom edges of boards. Some faint pinpoint foxing to block edges.Text clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has bumped top of spine. Edited by Godden, this is the diary of a wealthy young provincial English solicitor, sent round the world Eastwards for the good of his health, and... View more info

The Fascinating Forties - A Book for the Over-Forties

By: Cartland, Barbara

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1954

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 14371

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 200m x 127mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 191pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Exterior bumped with spine faded and a little staining here and there, minimal wear to block edges, differential fading to endpapers, pages othewise clean The celebrated romantic novelist offers tips on healthy and happy living for middle-aged people, and not just society ladies like herself. Catalogue: Medical. Keywo... View more info

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The Budding Angler

By: Cass (M.B.E.), A.R. Harris

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins:

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 13952

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 17cm x 13cm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 126+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Owners inscription. Book is a wartime production, generally bumped and worn, some foxing to edges, also outward bowing to boards which have a fitted brown paper jacket, beneath d/w. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn and chipped with some surface rubbing. Undated but with a 1944 inscription, this i... View more info

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Head-Hunters of the Amazon - Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

By: De Graff, F.W. Up

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1923

Seller ID: 16785

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 217mm x 140mm green cloth boards, black titles, , xix prelims, 316+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is generally bumped and scuffed, also grubby from handling in places, some foxing at beginning and rear, pages clean overall. One plate detached but still present. Likely first edition of account of a European expedition in the forests of the Upper Amazon basin, with an 8-page Introduction by R.B. Cunninghame Graham and photogr... View more info

The Deep Six

By: Edwards, Captain R.G.

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5310

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 183pp. Very Good/Good +++. Top of block dusty, no other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has scratched loss ot top of spine, with laminate cracked at rear by spine, but overall still bright and presentable. Memoirs of a 20th century sea-captain, one of the last generation to literally "learn the ropes" in the age of sail. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Sailing, ship, captain, marine View more info

Stevengraphs and other Victorian Silk Pictures

By: Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2999

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 213mm beige cloth boards, orange tit, first edition, 492pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Block and boards are sturdy and tight, but there is some ocasional staining to boards, with spine faded, and dusting to block edges. A comprehensive guide to the once famous silkwork pictures made in Coventry in Victorian times by Thomas Stevens - the so-called "Stevengraphs&... View more info

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Minton Pottery & Porcelain of the first Period 1793 - 1850

By: Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 925

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 190mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 168 + c.100pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has tiny partial sticker residue on front, else clean with minimal wear. Originally published in 1968, this is the first book to be devoted... View more info

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The Furniture Collector - An Introduction to the study of English Styles of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

By: Gregory, Edward W.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins:

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5699

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 194mm x 126mm olive cloth boards, black titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 299pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is generally aged, with spine and boards bumped, scuffed and grubby in places. Block also darkened with dusty edges, differential fading to endpapers, but pages and plates all clean. No date given but internal evidence suggests c.1920 publication offering guidance... View more info

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Wildlife in the City - Animals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants in an urban landscape

By: Jenkins, Alan C.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Exeter, Webb & Bower: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9972

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 243mm x 160mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is in very good condition save for some dusty staining along top block edge only. Else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. An authoritative and readable guide to the diversity of wildlife to be found in British urban settings. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: City, urban, wildli... View more info

Practical X-Ray Spectometry

By: Jenkins, R. ; de Vries, J.L.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1972

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 5770

Condition: Good


Hardback, 223mm x 140mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , x prelims, 190pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean save for some dusty block edges, but boards have even fading to bottom edges where exposed to light source. Specialist science resource from the Philips Technical Library. Catalogue: Science. Keywords: X-Ray, spectometry, scintillation View more info

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Social Identity

By: Jenkins, Richard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London / New York, Routledge: 2008

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 10803

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 197mm x 128mm , x prelims, 246pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, with some wear to edges and light creasing to spine. Binding tight and page unmarked. Third edition of standard student introduction to contemporary identity theory. Catalogue: Social Science and Psychology. Keywords: sociology, gender, race, identity View more info

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2004

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 12150

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 222mm x 139mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xiii prelims, 186+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear, Short-compass biography of the longest-serving of all US Presidents, completed by Richard E. Neustadt after Lord Jenkins' 2003 death. First UK edition. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: FDR, Dewey, Churchill, De... View more info

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Twelve Cities - a memoir

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5475

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 249pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and has been handled occasionally. A significant figure of 20th century British politics offers a highly cultured take on his favourite world cities. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Jenkins, Paris, Berlin, London View more info

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The Sailor's Coast - An East Coast Evocation from the Photogrpahs of Douglas Went

By: Leather, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9926

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 279mm x 218mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 112pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Douglas Went. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new and has been handled but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A unique photographic record of sailing - for work and leisure - off the coast of Essex and Suffolk. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Esssex, Suffolk, yacht, smack View more info

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A Panorama of Gaff Rig

By: Leather, John ; Smith, Roger M.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9928

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 281mm x 223mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 112pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new and has been handled but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has just a little wear along top edges else very good. An informed, heavily photographic record of gaff rig craft from 1890 to 1939. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: gaff, yacht, sail View more info

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The Footlights Flickered

By: MacQueen-Pope, W.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1959

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11158

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 146mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled and block edges are a little grubby, but overall clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear around edges and colour fading to spine. The story of the (British) theatre of the 1920s, told at three decades' remove by a man steeped in the ways of the stage. Catalogue: Theatrical History. Keywords: ... View more info

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Little Ship Astro-Navigation

By: Rantzen, M.J.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1952

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 12047

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 202mm x 131mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 160pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by M.A. Moffat. Good +/Less than good. Owners inscription. Book has been well read and has a little grubbiness from handling to edges, overall clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is chipped and grubby with loss to front and rear, front flap clipped. Expert guide to navigation using the stars. Catalogue: Scienc... View more info

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The Illustrated Guide to Victorian Parian China

By: Shinn, Charles ; Shinn, Dorrie

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 8871

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 256mm x 160mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 125 + c.100pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Gift Inscription. Book is tight and clean save for some faint pinpoint foxing to top block edge. Plate photographs all bright and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, edges worn and spine faded. The first full-scale reference guide to Parian china, generously illust... View more info

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Shotgun Marksmanship

By: Stanbury, Percy ; Carlisle, G.L.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1971

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 8948

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 144mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 224pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but no obvious imperfectiosn. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with just light wear to edges. Specifically a teaching guide for the shotgun enthusiast. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Shooting, shotgun, cartridge View more info

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The Charm of Old Roses

By: Steen, Nancy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1966

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 17221

Condition: Good


Hardback, 245mm x 185mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxiv prelims, 261+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Owners inscription. Book has been well read and is now bumped at corners with block edges grubby, but pages clean overall and plates nice and bright. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping around edges, some surface tears and one tape repair, front flap clipped. A... View more info

The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society 1964

By: Sutherland (M.A., D.Litt., F.S.A.), C.H.V. ; Jenkins (B.A.), G.K. ; Carson (M.A.), R.A.G.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Royal Numismatic Society: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5661

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 384pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards clean save for single small stain to front by mid-spine. Boards also bumped. Top of block dusty and grubby. Annual reference publication for coin collectors. Catalogue: Antiques & Collectables. Keywords: Coins, numismatic, Torneselli View more info

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Barleycomb Billy and other rhymes

By: Thorley, Wilfrid

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins:

Seller ID: 8277

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 20cm x 13cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , viii prelims, 96pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Ernest H. Thomas. Good +/Good. Boom is not new and has been read but no obvious imperfections save for some isolated foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges, also some patches of grubbiness, but still presentable as an old book. No date or edition stated for this lovely collection ... View more info

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The Secret of the Blue Vase

By: Tuite, Hugh

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1924

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13679

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 190mm x 127mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, viii prelims, 256pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards stained and grubby, binding not strong, differential fading to endpapers, block edges also grubby, pages unmarked. The unexpected delivery of an emerald necklace is the cue for all manner of confusion for a well-to-do Irish family in this witty 1924 novel. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: emerald, Ireland, O'Hara, baronet View more info

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Two-and-a-Half Ton Dream

By: Whitaker, Ray ; Harnack, Fid

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1959

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13136

Condition: Good


Hardback, 221mm x 144mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 190pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Exterior bumped and scuffed, faded edges, block edges grubby with some foxing, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around all edges, also darkened by age and grubby in places. Account of sometimes comical adventures on a sailboat in the waters of the Thames Estuary. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Clacton, Thames, Felixstowe... View more info

Cowleaze Farm in Winter

By: Whitlock, Ralph

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1953

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17568

Condition: Good


Hardback, 191mm x 126mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 158pp. plus advertisments,Good/Fair. Book has been well read; block edges grubby with some foxing, spine faded at ends, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby from handling with chipping and some loss to edges. Delightful tale for children in which young Pat and Mary experience a winter down on the titular farm Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: winter, autumn, village, country View more info

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Sea Angling - Modern Methods, Bait & Tackle

By: Young, Alan

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1963

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 9884

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 220mm x 144mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 189pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Fair. Book is right with pages clean. Some grubbiness to block edges, rear board faded through dampened d/w, but not unsightly. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and stained, with surface loss from past dampening to rear, Even so, still presentable, with protection. Second edition of the "oustanding work of instruction ... View more info

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Himalayan Holiday - A Trans-Himalayan Diary

By: Young, Peter

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins:

Seller ID: 5206

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 108pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book undated, but described as a (post-) wartime production so c.1947? Spine and boards lightly faded at edges, foxing to block edges, fold-out map of Kashmir at end is intact but creased. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general chipping and shelfwear to edges, also grubby from handling. An RAF officer's account of a shikar trek in Kashmir. Catal... View more info