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1 Frontline 1940-1941 the Offficial Story of Civil Defence in Britain
His Majesty's Stationary Office 1942 Poor 
157 pp with B&W photo illustrations throughout. A pictorial history of The Blitz, with a small contemporary clipping tucked in.Text is clean and unmarked, some page edges ragged. Front cover detached but present. Spine pretty ragged but holding. A reading or research copy only. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Hampstead Past and Present: Its Romantic Story Associations and Amenities
Cheltenham Ed J. Burrows 1947 Good 
108 pp with B&W photo illustrations throughout. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bumped with a chip missing at head of spine. Size: 5 " x 7" 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 The Illustrated London News Coronation 1953
London, U.S.A. The Illustrated London News and Sketch 1953 Very Good 
London, U.S.A.: The Illustrated London News and Sketch, 1953 68 pp with 594 sepia and white photos and illustrations plus 16 color plates. Stiff Paper. Very Good. 10.5" x 14.5" 
Price: 34.00 USD
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4 The Welsh History Review Volume 7 June 1974 Number 1
Cardiff University of Wales 1974 Good 
127 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are intact but show some wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Addison, Joseph & Steele, Richard Sir Roger Coverley and Other Essays from The Spectator
MacMillan 1930 Near Fine No Jacket Colby, Homer 
275 pp with 12 B&Willustrations in text. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Red cloth boards with gold-stamped spine are only a little bumped at corners, otherwise clean and bright. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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6 Adlington, William (trans.) The Golden Asse of Apuleius
London 1904 Grant Richards Ltd 1913 First Very Good No Jacket as Published Jacket 
London 1904: Grant Richards Ltd., 1913 279 pp with deckled edges. A limited edition of 1150 copies. This book has an engraved plate, probably the frontpiece of a Seventeenth Century edition published in Amsterdam, as a frontpiece and intricate scrolling for the initial letter of each chapter. There is some light foxing to the first half dozen pages and the endpapers are tanned from the glue used. The brown boards with tan cloth spine are rubbed at extremities, slightly bowed, with three areas where the pressed surface has been pulled off though the undercolor is the same. The spine has an intricate pattern stamped in gold. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited Edition. Quarter-bound Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Bacon, Francis The Essays or Counsels Civill & Morall
The Heritage Press 1944 Very Good Fair Jacket 
190 pp. Previous ownr's tasteful bookplate on FFP. A handsome edition with a large readable typeface .Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Boards are bright and undamaged. Appears unread. Paper case shows some rubbing and sun-fading. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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8 Barrie, J.M. A Tillyloss Scandal
Little Leather Library Good 
A miniature book by the Little Leather library. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, tanned. Green leatherette embossed covers are chipped along spine with a tear to back cover. Size: 3" x 4" 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Beard, Geoffrey Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England 1660-1820
Bloomsbury Books 1986 0906223490 / 9780906223499 As New As New Jacket 
Bloomsbury Books, 1986 312 pages. 16 color plates and numerous b/w plates on every page. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is bright and undamaged. Hardcover. As New/As New. 9.5" x 12" 
Price: 21.00 USD
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10 Beerbohm, Max The Incomparable Max A Selection
London 1904 Heinemann 1962 First Very Good Good Jacket 
London 1904: Heinemann, 1962 363 pp. introduced by Sir Sidney Roberts with one of Beerbohm's caricatures in B&W frontis. Spanning from 1896 to 1946, the selections are from "The Works of Max Beerbohm, " " More," " A Variety of Things, " "Around Theatres," "A Christmas Garland,", "Seven Men,"m "And Even Now," and "Mainly on the Air." Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Page edges are sunned. Black buckram boards are clean and undamaged. DJ is rubbed and chipped, not price clipped. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 Beerbohm, Max The Works of Max Beerbohm 10 Volumes
London William Heinemann 1922 Limited Edition of 780 Very Good No Jacket Signed
London: William Heinemann, 1922 A Limited edition of 780 published between 1922 -1928 and signed by Beerbohm. Works of Max Beerbohm, More, Yet Again, And Even More, Zuleika Dobson, Seven Men, Around Theatres l, Around Theatres ll, A Variety of Things. Bound in colored cloth with paper titles on spines and an extra title sticker in back endpapers. Texts are clean, tight and unmarked, endpapers glue-stained. Spines are sun-faded. Signed by Author. Limited Edition of 780. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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12 Bennett, Norman Robert Arab Versus European Diplomacy and War in Nineteenth-Century East Africa
New York Africana Publishing Company 1986 0841908613 / 9780841908611 Fine Fine Jacket 
Book Club Edition. 325 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean, bright, undamaged. Much more interesting reading than the title would suggest. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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13 Bles, Joseph Rare English Glasses of the XVII & XVIII Centuries
London Geoffrey Bles Ltd., Printed at the Morland Press 1924 Good Fair Jacket 
London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd., Printed at the Morland Press, 1924 Undated but presumed to be 1924. 69 pp with 100 B&W tipped-in plates.Text is clean, tight and unmarked. All plates protected by glasine. Because of the tipped-in plates, the heavy stock untrimmed -edge pages are slightly rippled. Front hinge partially cracked but holding. Blue cloth boards with gold-stamped titles along spine are sunned and rubbed at extremities with loss of material to lower corners and head of spine. Grey paper wrapper with price of L5,5s is heavily chipped along edges, now in protective mylar. The Bles Collection of English and Irish Glass had been lent to the Victoria and Albert Museum in the year preceding this book's publication. A review of the show describes the collection as "particularly rich in glasses of individual interest, and every piece included may be said to illustrate a different aspect of the development of the craft.". Hard Cover. Good/Fair. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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14 Bonnet, Theodore The Mudlark
Doubleday Doran & Co 1949 First Very Good No Jacket 
Doubleday Doran & Co., 1949 305 pp. The novel from which the motion picture, "The Mudlark" starring Alec Guinness and Irene Dunn was made. This copy from the library of the motion picture's screenwriter, Nunnally Johnson. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, sloightly cocked. Blue cloth boards are clean, slightly sunned along spine. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Booker, Christopher Private Eye's Romantic England
London 1904 Weidenfield & Nicholson 1963 First Very Good No Jacket 
London 1904: Weidenfield & Nicholson, 1963 Subtitled "The Last Days of Macmillan" Cartoons and satirical essays on England in the early 60's. Takes you back to the good old days when scandals simply involved politicians and floozies.Text is clean,tight and unmarked. Pictorial cover is bright and clean, lightly bumped at corners. 9" x 11 1/2". First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 9" x 11 1/2" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Booth, General William In Darkest England and the Way Out
Funk & Wagnalls 1890 First Fair No Jacket 
(12) 285 ,xxxi pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Color illustration frontis missing. Front hinge tender, partially split. Black cloth boards with gold-stamped titles along spine are rubbed at extremities with a small chip missing from top of spine. Now in protective mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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17 Boswell, James Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D Now First Published from the Original Manuscript
New York The Literary Guild 1936 First Very Good + No Jacket 
435 pp.The private papers of James Boswell from Malahide Castle. Text is exceptionally clean, tight and unmarked save for previous owner's name on flyleaf. There is a barely visable strip of moisture staining aprox 1/4 inch deep along top edge of pp. i-xvii . Pictures of Boswell and Johnson and the flaps of the DJ have been pasted on the front and back endpapers. A foldout map of the journey on heavy paper is the frontis. Four B&W photographic plates of the original manuscript ( the listed plate of Rorie More's claymore is not a plate but a line illustration within the text). The tan cloth boards with brown printing are clean and only lightly bumped. This is a large, solid book in overall Very Good Plus condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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18 Brayley, Edward Wedlake The History and Antiquities of the Abbey Church O9f St. Peter, Westminster Including Notices and Biographical Memoirs of the Abbots and Deans of That Foundation Vols. I & IIn
London J.P. Neale 1818 First Very Good No Jacket as Published Jacket Neale, John Preston 
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. ondon : Published by the proprietor, J.P. Neale, Bennett-Street, Blackfriars-Road; and sold also by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row, 1818-1823. Includes indexes. Vol. 2 printed for Hurst, Robinson and Co., 1823. The 61 plates were etched by C. Armstrong, Miss E. Byrne, J. Byrne, J. Carter, John Cleghorn, G. Cooke, Henry LeKeux, John LeKeux, J. Lewis, T. Matthews, H. Moses, W. Radclyffe, J. Roffe, R. Roffe, R. Sands, John Scott, W.R. Smith, W. D. Taylor, J. Tingle, C. Varrall, W. Woolnoth. Drawings supplied by J.P. Neale, some measurements by J.R. Thompson. Wood-engraved arms of George IV at second dedication by John Byfield after Thomas Willement. Text is clean, tight, illustrations complete. Bo0okplate of M.N. Cowan on front endpapers.Light water stain to title page of Vol. I.that does not extend further in to text. Quarter-bound in tan calf with banded spine in five sections and gold-stamped title, 'Neale's Westminster Abbey,' with tan marbled paper boards Binding is tight, some rubbing to marbled boards. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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19 Bridgeman, Harriet;Drury, Elizabeth The British Eccentric
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1976 0517524996 / 9780517524992 Very Good Good Jacket 
159 pp. B&W illustrations on every page. Short esssays on various English eccentrics including "The Princess Caraboo", Aleisteir Crowley, Sir George Sitwell, Ouida and Thomas de Quincy. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, not ex-libe. DJ is intact and clean but has several closed tears. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Brittain, Vera Testament of Youth an Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900 - 1925
NYC Macmillan Co 1933 Second Printing Good No Jacket 
NYC: Macmillan Co., 1933 661 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, yellowed. A photo of a woman writing (from the letter could be Vera Brittain, hard to tell) and a letter are glued to the front endpapers and first free page. The letter (dated March 1943) is from a friend of Vera Brittain's telling news of Brittain's children and war news. Second Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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