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Green cloth. A lovely account of a young boy's experiences growing up in Indian. Bold b/w illustrations. The author paints a vivid picture of life in India, as well as demonstrating the universal nature of "growing up." Small, light mark to lower edge of front cover. Endpapers lightly browned. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with some loss, a bit grubby and marked to rear panel.
Introduction by Vale. Cochrane was an inspired naval commander in the Napoleonic wars, a leading figure in the Radical movement but he was also guilty of making disastrous decisions on land and being pig-headed and vindictive and he used his memoirs to settle old scores. Colour illustrations. Dark blue cloth, with gilt title, border and vignette. 311 pages. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition.
FIELD MARSHAL VON MANSTEIN, A PORTRAIT: THE JANUS HEAD
Written by Marcel Stein; Gwyneth Fairbank.
Stock no. 1826466
Published by Helion & Company. 1st 2007. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Translated by Stein, Edited by Fairbank. Feldmarschall Erich von Manstein was the most outstanding German high commander of the Second World War. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 9781906033026. Pictorial dustwrapper has a 2" closed tear to front panel center (no loss and difficult to spot immediately), lightly scuffed to rear panel.
FUR VOLK AND FUHRER: THE MEMOIR OF A VETERAN OF THE 1ST SS PANZER DIVISION LEIBSTANDARTE SS ADOLF HITLER
Written by Erwin Bartmann; Derik Hammond.
Stock no. 1826464
Published by Helion & Company. 2014. Slightly better than very good condition.
Translated and Edited by Derik Hammond. A candid eyewitness acount offering a unique and sometimes surprising perspective on the life of a young Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler volunteer. Matt pictorial boards. A few b/w photos. ISBN: 9781909384538. Reprint. Rear board scuffed else contents clean.
Introduced by Michael Levey. Large format. Brown cloth spine and rear cover, gilt titles. Pictorial front board. Colour and b/w illustrations and photos. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly marked and scuffed.
Introduced by Martin Kemp. Large format. Dark brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour pictorial front cover. Colour illustrations. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is split along one edge and is scuffed.
THE PAINTINGS OF KEN HOWARD: DRAWN BY THE LIGHT
Written by Michael Spender. Illustrated by Ken Howard.
Stock no. 1826415
Published by David & Charles. 1st 1992. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A prestigious collection of work by Ken Howard, one of Britain's most admired living artists. Large oblong format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 0715399195. Minor pale foxing to pastedowns. Blank shiny tissue guards to front and rear loosely inserted. Light page crinkling but contents are clean. Black pictorial dustwrapper is price-cut and just a little scuffed to rear panel.
GUNPOWDER & GLORY: THE EXPLOSIVE LIFE OF FRANK BROCK OBE
Written by Harry Smee; Henry Macrory.
Stock no. 1826394
Published by Casemate Publishers. 1st 2020. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A remarkable combination of James Bond and 'Q', Frank Brock was killed in action over one hundred years ago; a dardevil combatant, secret agent and brilliant inventor all rolled into one. Woven into the narrative is the dazzling history of Brock's Fireworks, the world-famous firm started by Frank's five-times great-grandfather, and which he was being groomed to run. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781612008448. Light scuffing to dustwrapper.
A BIGGER MESSAGE: CONVERSATIONS WITH DAVID HOCKNEY
Written by Martin Gayford.
Stock no. 1826392
Published by Thames and Hudson. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Pink/lilac boards with black title to spine. This is a record of a decade of conversations with acclaimed art critic Martin Gayford. Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. ISBN: 9780500238875. Pale, minor foxing to top edge of text block. Else a lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper lightly creased at top of spine and a minor scuff to center of spine.
Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Autobiography. Glimpses of one of the world's most popular writers for children that no one will want to miss. ISBN: 0224029851. Top edge of text block just a little dusty. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
The story of Raymond Brigg's parents told in a deeply moving and very funny strip cartoon format. Brown boards, gilt titles to spine. ISBN: 0224046624. A lovely copy. White pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby.
MATISSE THE MASTER: A LIFE OF HENRI MATISSE VOLUME TWO, 1909-1954
Written by Hilary Spurling.
Stock no. 1826356
Published by The Penguin Group. Circa 2006. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Whitbread Book of the Year 2005. Red cloth spine with gilt title, beige paper boards. B/w photos & illustrations, a few colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780241133392. Fourth printing.