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A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Written by Dylan Thomas. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1819204
Published by Orion Children's Books. 1st thus 1993. Very good condition.

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.

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COOLIE SHIPS AND OIL SAILERS
Written by Basil Lubbock.
Stock no. 2132804
Published by Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd.. 1981. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

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.

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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
Written by Jonathan Swift; John Francis Waller. Illustrated by T. Morten.
Stock no. 2132803
Published by Cassell Petter & Galpin. Circa 1864. Good condition.

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.

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THE OPIUM CLIPPERS
Written by Basil Lubbock.
Stock no. 2132802
Published by Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd.. 1st 1933. Almost very good condition.

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.

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THE LIGHTNING BOYS
Written by Richard Pike.
Stock no. 2132801
Published by Grub Street. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

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.

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LOTUS SEVEN & THE INDEPENDENTS
Written by Dennis Ortenburger.
Stock no. 2132800
Published by Coterie Press Limited. 1st 2004. Fine condition.

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.

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THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR 1870-71 (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Quintin Barry.
Stock no. 2132799
Published by Helion & Company. 1st 2007. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

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.

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APEX THE INSIDE STORY OF THE HILLMAN IMP
Written by David Henshaw; Peter Henshaw.
Stock no. 2132798
Published by Bookmarque Publishing. 1st 1988. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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THE STORY OF ALDERSHOT
Written by Howard H. Cole.
Stock no. 2132797
Published by Gale and Polden. 1st 1951. Very good condition.

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.

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STEERING TO GLORY
Written by Nicholas Blake.
Stock no. 2132796
Published by Chatham Publishing. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

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.

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COLLECTING METAL SHOULDER TITLES
Written by Ray Westlake.
Stock no. 2132795
Published by Leo Cooper. 2nd 1996. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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CORONEL AND THE FALKLANDS
Written by Geoffrey Bennett.
Stock no. 2132794
Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd.. 1st 1962. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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