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A lavishly illustrated biography of Sir Harry Ricardo, engineer, scientist and inventor. B/w photos. ISBN: 0750917121. A nice, clean copy in pictorial dustwrapper which is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
The Greatest Pigeon Fanciers of All Time. B/w photos. Spotting and browning to covers. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Some margin marks. Musty odour to book.
A BOOK FOR A RAINY DAY OR RECOLLECTIONS OF THE EVENTS OF THE YEARS 1766-1833
Written by John Thomas Smtih; Wilfred Whitten.
Stock no. 2134804
Published by Methuen & Co.. 1st thus 1905. Good condition.
White spine, blue boards, gilt titles. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Whitten. With illustrations from contemporary prints. Marks and browning to covers, which are also bumped, with some chipping at corners. Front joint is cracked; front endpaper is nearly detached. Many plates are detached, but loosely inserted. Browning/foxing to outer page edges, which are a bit ragged.
Card wraps. St. Marylebone Society Publication No. 7. Browning to spine and cover edges. Creasing to some cover corners.
Autobiography of a Bow Street Runner giving a first-hand account of the life of a police-detective over a century ago. Brown cloth, silver title to spine. B/w frontis. Bumping to corners. Light fading to cover edges. Page edge browning. Wrapper is grubby with small stain to front panel; some tears and chips; repairs to verso.
Pictorial boards. B/w and colour photos. ISBN: 9781903378625. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn.
The Insoles of Llandaff, Coal Owners and Shippers. Tracing the rise and decline of a leading South Wales coal owning family, from their early 19th century origins as Worcester timber merchants who moved to the new docks at Cardiff, through their acquisition of collieries in the Rhondda and involvement with the Taff Vale and other early railway schemes, to their emergence as major figures in the industry. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w maps and photos. ISBN: 1898937265. Top & tail of spine bumped. Text block slightly grubby. Removal of labels to endpapers has left residue and also some slight surface paper damage. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased with faint scoring to rear panel and 2"closed tear to fold of rear flap.
Hitler's life or work from his travels and his private life, his prowess as an orator or as a statesman, his interest in architecture and the arts, to his involvement with the army and the Hitler Youth. Large format. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 0908240880. Top edge of text block lightly browned. Dustwrapper almost fine. Musty odour present.
Two volumes. I Shall Bear Witness 1933-1941; To the Bitter End 1942-1945. B/w photos. Burgundy cloth. Books are fine. Slipcase is lightly scuffed.
Three volumes. Blue cloth with gilt decorations and titles. Colour and b/w plates. Selected and edited by Latham. Second printing. Minor foxing to text block. Else contents fine. Contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition.
Autobiography of the Russian stage actor and director, Constantin Stanislavki. Introduction by Simon Callow. Cream and black decorative boards with red titles. 454 pages. B/w photos. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is faintly scuffed and has a few minor knocks to one closed edge.
Groucho, Chinco, Harpo Et Al. Silver/grey cloth with black and white titles and vignettes. B/w photos and colour illustrations. Top of spine very slightly bumped. Contained in publisher's silver slipcase which has a small, faint mark and a couple of light scratch marks to one panel.