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Image for Alistair MacLean: a life

Alistair MacLean: a life

By: Webster, Jack

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Chapmans Publishers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22190

ISBN: 1855925192

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


Clean, tightly bound book which has highlighting on a few pages but generally appears little used, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which has a small nick at one corner. Good reading copy. 326 pages, 14 photos on plates, bibliography, index View more info

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Life of Honore de Balzac

By: Wedmore, Frederick

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Walter Scott: 1890

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 45508

Condition: Good with No dust jacket as issued


Clean hardback tightly bound in red cloth with gilt titles and black pictorial decoration, bevelled boards,cloth has minor rubbing at corners, dampmarked at bottom edge of rear board, no inscriptions. 142 + xvi pages + adverts, index, bibliography. 'Great writers' series View more info

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Experiment in autobiography

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: U.S.A, Macmillan: 1934

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 63325

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in buff cloth with black titles and decoration, boards foxed, page edges tanned, no inscriptions. xii + 718 pages, photos on plates, illustrations in the text, index View more info

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Chaucer 1340 - 1400: the life and times of the first English poet

By: West, Richard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Constable: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47986

ISBN: 0094794103

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very clean, tightly bound hardback book with no marks or inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. xviii + 302 pages, illustrations on plates, map, notes, chronology, index View more info

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A moment towards the end of the play...

By: West, Timothy

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Nick Hern: 2001

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 8039

ISBN: 1854596195

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


An unmarked book in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Very funny memoirs of this great actor. 286 pages, illustrated by 40 photographs on plates. Corrected reprint View more info

Image for Samuel Pepys and the world he lived in

Samuel Pepys and the world he lived in

By: Wheatley, Henry B.

Price: £6.25

Publisher: Bickers & Son: 1880

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 37541

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles & gilt & blindstamped decoration, bevelled boards, front hinge cracked but firm, cloth rubbed at corners, no inscriptions. x + 312 pages, extensive appendices, index View more info

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A particular kind of fool

By: Whitcomb, Noel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Quartet Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 28131

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very clean, tightly bound book which is signed and dedicated by the author ('To Frank, friend of many summers, Noel Whitcomb') on the front endpaper, but is otherwise unmarked, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. xviii + 382 pages, 45 photos on plates, index View more info

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Great Uncle Alfred

By: White, Alfred Emmet

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Self Publishing Association: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34727

ISBN: 1854210955

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. As new, no signs of use. 235 pages, illustrations throughout the text, appendices, postscript, bibliography, index. View more info

Gonne-Yeats letters, 1893-1938: always your friend

By: White, Anna MacBride & Jeffares, A. Norman (eds)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 56657

ISBN: 0091740002

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is creased at the edges. xvi + 544 pages, photos on plates, notes, bibliography, index View more info

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Leonardo, the first scientist

By: White, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16262

ISBN: 0316648469

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. As new, appears unread. xiv + 370 pages, some illustrations in the text, notes, index. View more info

When I was a boy, with, When I was a boy II (2 books)

By: Willetts, Cliff

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Dudley, Dudley Teachers Centre: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 57353

Condition: Very Good


Pair of clean paperback originals, stapled spines, no inscriptions, appears little used. 24 and 36 pages respectively, illustrations in the text View more info

Charles Lamb

By: Williams, Orlo

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Duckworth & Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 57833

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in red cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. 144 pages, bibliography. From the 'Great lives' series View more info

Image for Henry Williamson: Tarka and the last romantic

Henry Williamson: Tarka and the last romantic

By: Williamson, Anne

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 1995

Edition: Reprint; Second Printing

Seller ID: 41968

ISBN: 0750906391

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is creased at the edges and lightly sunned at the spine. xvi + 368 pages, photos in the text, notes, bibliography, index View more info

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Coming of age in wartime

By: Willmott, Phyllis

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Peter Owen: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 62801

ISBN: 0720606969

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Clean & tightly bound hardback book, page edges tanned, no inscriptions, in a bright price clipped dustjacket which is rubbed at the spine ends. 154 pages View more info

Dark and light: the story of the Guinness family

By: Wilson, Derek

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 54413

ISBN: 0297817183

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is chipped at the spine and foldovers. x + 320 pages, photos on plates, notes, index View more info

Image for Memoirs of the life and times of Daniel De Foe: Containing a review of his writings, and his opinions upon a variety of important matters, civil and ecclesiastical. Volume 2

Memoirs of the life and times of Daniel De Foe: Containing a review of his writings, and his opinions upon a variety of important matters, civil and ecclesiastical. Volume 2

By: Wilson, Walter

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hurst, Chance, and Co.: 1830

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27017

Condition: Poor


Reading or rebinding copy, bound in blue paper covered boards, brown paper covering to spine is missing, and the front cover is detached (and rear cover hanging on grimly), but text block is clean, complete and binding still quite tight. xx + 528 pages. Please note this is volume 2 only of a 3 volume set View more info

Image for Real people

Real people

By: Wingfield, Sheila

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cresset Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21516

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is chipped at the corners. x + 200 pages + 24 photos on plates, foreword by John Betjeman View more info

John Greenleaf Whittier: a biography

By: Woodwell, Roland H.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A, John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 57151

ISBN: 9998549892

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in an unclipped dustjacket which is sunned at the spine and a little chipped at the edges. viii + 636 pages, photos on plates, notes, index. Heavy book View more info

Image for The bride of science: romance, reason and Byron's daughter

The bride of science: romance, reason and Byron's daughter

By: Woolley, Benjamin

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55245

ISBN: 0333724364

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Clean & tightly bound hardback book,splash marks on top page edges, pages tanned, no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is rubbed at the edges. xii + 416 pages, illustrations in the text, pictorial endpapers, notes, bibliography, index View more info

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Oscar Browning

By: Wortham, H. E.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Constable & Co. Ltd.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 61170

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Clean hardback tightly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, neat name/place/year (1927) on endpaper, else no inscriptions. viii + 328 pages, 5 plates, bibliography, index View more info