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Small format (13 x 8.5cm). Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. This magical account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town has become a modern classic, with pictures by one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. ISBN: 9781858810119. Spine cocked. A few minor grubby marks to contents and finger creasing.
A vivid description of two specialised phases of the old sea life. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 180 pages includes index. ISBN: 0851741118. Base of spine and lower corners very slightly rubbed. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxspots to edge of textblock not affecting pages which are clean and bright. Wrapper covered in self-adhesive clear film, slightly discoloured at edges.
With explanatory notes and a life of the author by Waller. Black leather spine and corners, gilt title and raised bands to spine. Marbled boards. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations, many full-page. 352 + xliii pages. Corners worn with slight loss of leather. Spine edges rubbed. Boards rubbed with some loss of colour. Pages browned. some more than others. Occasional foxspots. Overall a decent copy for its age.
The romance and chronology of the opium trade, the opium war and the beautiful little ships that were the first trading craft with clipper lines. Blue cloth with gilt chinese characters on front cover, silver titles. B/w photos, illustrations and plans. Endpapers are maps. 392 pages includes index. Spine and corners bumped and a little worn. Spine darkened with slight loss of gilt to titles. Cover edges darkened. Pages lightly browned else contents clean.
True tales from pilots of the English Electric Lightning. Blue boards, silver title to spine. Colour and b/w photos. 190 pages includes index. ISBN: 9781908117151. SIGNED by author and three pilots on half-title page. Spine bumped at base else a fine copy in fine pictorial wrapper.
Featuring the Lotus Seven and a History of the World's Independent Builders. Telling the story of the life and times of this "four wheeled motorbike", detailing for the first time the many Seven derivatives that have been manufactured the world over. Limited edition of 50 specially bound hand numbered copies. Black cloth, embossed title to spine. All edges gilt. Gold ribbon page marker. Colour and b/w photos throughout. 208 pages includes index. ISBN: 1902351126. Copy no. 23. Gold bookplate on front endpaper SIGNED by author and publisher. A superb copy.
Two Volumes. Volume 1: The Campaign of Sedan - Helmuth von Moltke and the overthrow of the Second Empire; Volume 2: After Sedan - Helmuth von Moltke and the defeat of the Government of National Defence. Red cloth, gilt title to spines. B/w maps and illustrations. Limited edition of 750 copies. 342 & 530 pages. Includes index. Copy number 361 SIGNED by author to both volumes. Ex-libris sticker of Ian H. Stockley on front pastedown. Else fine copies in fine pictorial wrappers.
The men who designed it and the factory in which it was built, from the early development days to the car's final quiet demise in 1976. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 148 pages includes index. ISBN: 1870519027. Spine slightly bumped. Small red date stamp to front endpaper. Pages lightly browned. Wrapper lightly creased at base of spine with small closed tear.
A History and Guide to the Town and Camp. The home of the British Army. Blue card wraps. B/w photos and illustrations. 406 pages includes index. Spine and top of front cover browned. Light page browning else contents clean.
A Day in the Life of a Ship of the Line. A behind-the-scenes portrayal of the great capital ships of the era of Nelson. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 288 pages includes index. ISBN: 1861761775. Ex-libris sticker of Ian H. Stockley on front pastedown. Else a fine copy in pictorial wrapper which is just very slightly rubbed at edges.
Details of some 2000 patterns recording the titles worn by units of the Regular, Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteer, Territorial and Cadet forces of the British Army. New and revised. 2nd edition. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 199 pages includes index. ISBN: 0850525241. Ex-libris sticker of Ian H. Stockley on front endpaper. Else a fine copy in wrapper which has lightly faded spine and light scuff marks.
A perceptive and often controversial analysis of two engagements of the first world war. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 192 pages includes index. Top and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed. Pages lightly browned. Pictorial wrapper rubbed at edges with one small closed tear.