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Drawn mainly from the sporting diaries he kept for many years, BB recalls numerous little adventures afield. A collection of happenings and impressions of the seasons, beautifully enhanced by dramatic b/w wood- engravings throughout. Black boards, gilt lettering to spine. 176 pages. ISBN: 0718118154. Spine slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light foxing and page browning to textblock. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased and there is slight evidence of the wrapper having been leant on to write.
The story of the origins of humankind according to the theory of evolution. Large format. A three-dimensional book with intricate pop-ups. ISBN: 0718127250. Pop-ups in very good working order. Page edge browning; some browning to covers also, bumped at corners.
THE SPORTING EMPRESS: THE STORY OF ELIZABETH OF AUSTRIA AND BAY MIDDLETON
Written by John Welcome.
Stock no. 1819224
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Elizabeth Empress of Austria was the wife of Franz Joseph I, the last of the Habsburgs to enjoy power, privilege and wealth on the grandest scale. Her unhappy and ultimately tragic life held one short period during which she enjoyed real happiness and a deep and lasting love: between 1876 and 1882, she visited England and Ireland on sporting tours where she found fulfilment in the excitement of hunting - and she met Bay Middleton... Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718113233. Name & gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing mainly to endpapers and text block. PIctorial dustwrapper is lightly faded and edge-rubbed, grubby to rear panel.
NAPOLEON'S RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN
Written by Philippe-Paul De Segur; J. David Townsend.
Stock no. 2132774
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1959. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A graphic account of a world-famous event, presenting in addition to the erosion of the Grand Army, a study of Napoleon's disintegration. Translated from the French by Townsend. Blue cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Endpapers are maps. 284 pages includes index. Very slight browning to top edge of front cover. Endpapers browned. Pages lightly browned. Ex-libris sticker of Ian H. Stockley on front pastedown. Wrapper browned to rear panel, worn at edges with very slight loss.
The first full account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet since the Chinese conquest. Light grey cloth spine with black title, dark grey paper boards. Maps to endpapers. B/w photos. ISBN: 0718124081. Pale foxing to outer page edges. A little edge-creasing to wrapper, a few tiny nicks.
BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS
Written by Stuart McNeill. Illustrated by Christian Sepp; Jan Christiaan Sepp.
Stock no. 1819072
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1978. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Printed on light brown paper. Colour illustrations. 234 pages. ISBN: 0718116887. Pictorial dustwrapper is unevenly faded and browned, a little grubby.
A collection of nine short stories. Black boards, gilt title to spine. 127 pages. ISBN: 0718119193. Small dent to front board. Damp staining to top edges of rear endpapers and verso of dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly edge-creased with corresponding 'dint' to front panel.
In the Summer of 1940 a handful of volunteer pilots defied their country to fight when we needed them most. This is the story of their Battle of Britain. Navy blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780718147464.
The much loved naturalist, artist and author recalls his early life. B/w illustrations. Black boards, gilt title to spine. 168 pages. ISBN: 0718116909. Small bump to top of spine. Indentation to front endpaper, where a paper clip has been attached at one time. Pale foxing to a few prelim pages and outer page edges.
Sub-titled: 'Atty, the Long-Nosed Bugger that Licks the French'. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w maps and illustrations. ISBN: 0718123964. Spine and corners bumped. Text block a little browned. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is dampstained to verso (not visible to front), scuffed to rear panel.
RUPERT A BEAR'S LIFE
Written by George Perry. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2131184
Published by Pavilion Books; Michael Joseph. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The history of Rupert traced from the Fleet Street circulation battles through to the present day. Packed with illustrations including rare material never before published. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. 169 pages includes bibliography of the Rupert annuals. 9.75 x 7". ISBN: 0907516769. Wrapper is price-cut with faded spine.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. SIGNED by author to front endpaper. Spine is browned. Page edge browning. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-tears and creasing; a little loss; spine is faded.