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Napoleon Banished

By: N/A

Price: $3.80

Publisher: The Rodale Press: 1955

Seller ID: 85jk

Condition: Very Good


The dust jacket is slightly edge worn with with insect damage. There are rubber stamps within. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 44 pages. [B.K.]. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Kaiser and His Times

By: Balfour, Michael

Price: $10.45

Publisher: The Cresset Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: otaq

ISBN: 0248982702

Condition: Near Fine


The dust jacket is a touch worn and tanned, but remains whole and intact. Likewise for the boards, which are strong and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. Tightly bound and presents attractively in cellophane. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Where's the Madam?

By: Berger, Lucy Gough

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Howard Timmins: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: osxm

Condition: Very Good


The title page features a lengthy inscription by the author, Lucy Gough Berger, in blue ink. The dust jacket is very shelf rubbed and worn, with long, closed tears down the edges of the flaps and spine. Despite this, it remains bright and intact, and is well protected in cellophane. The boards are lightly rubbed and edge worn, but remain whole and square. Internally, a previous owner's signature can be found underneath the author's inscription. There are no other markings or inscriptions, though the pages are lightly tanned about the edges. Aside from this, they are clean, crisp and complete. ... View more info

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NIP Beyond the Barrier

By: Bielovich, Felicity

Price: $5.70

Publisher: Lynx Publishing cc: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 48jk

Condition: Good


Signed by the author. Externally the book shows signs of previous ownership . There is minor markings and faded spots on the cover. Internally some of the pages look as if they are damp. Despite this the print is clear and bright. 1st edition. GK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington

By: Blessington, Countess of (Margaret)

Price: $209.00

Publisher: R Bentley for Henry Colburn, London: 1834

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bczn

Condition: Fair


412 pages (complete). FIRST edition of Lady Blessington's revealing memories of her conversations with Lord Byron. The Lady was a famous literary hostess and these 'revelations' are as if Ann Fleming had reproduced the conversation of her luncheon tables. Lady Blessington was astute enough to know that there was an insatiable appetite for knowledge of the dangerously romantic poet. They reveal the man with all of his beauty spots and blemishes. A review, in the Monthly Review, on publication can be ably quoted thus: " With such various forms of pleasing as rarely fall to the lot of ma... View more info

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Suicide: Final Decision, Suicide Prevention also The Story of My Life

By: Bloomberg, Sam

Price: $66.50

Publisher: Reach Publishers: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: otfb

ISBN: 1920084975

Condition: Near Fine


The verso of the front wrap has been signed by the author, Sam Bloomberg, in black ink. The wraps are a touch rubbed and edge worn, but remain whole and bright. Internally, there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. The binding is tight. Seemingly unread. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Boswell in Search of a Wife: 1766-1769

By: Brady, Frank; Pottle, Frederick A. (Editors)

Price: $85.50

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1957

Edition: Deluxe Edition

Seller ID: 96hw

Condition: Very Good


This is deluxe edition number 384 of 400 copies made.The boards are a touch shelf rubbed and edge worn, particularly near the corners. Despite this, the boards remain strong and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are clean, complete and bright. It is beautifully bound, with a vellum spine. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Guy's Story

By: Brokensha, David

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Amani Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: otaw

ISBN: 0620704829

Condition: Very Good


The wraps are quite shelf rubbed, edge worn, creased and marked, but remain bright, whole and intact despite this. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are pristine, crisp, clean and complete. The binding is sound. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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A Family Called Field

By: Bruce, George

Price: $142.50

Publisher: Evans Brothers Limited: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: oscs

Condition: Very Good


The half title page has been signed by the author, George Bruce, as well as the subject of the biography, Paul Field.The boards are slightly shelf rubbed and edge worn, and the spine is rather marked and faded. Internally, the inside bottom corners of the pages show evidence of damp marking. However this is light, and does not affect the binding or the text in any way. There are no inscriptions aside from those mentioned above, and the pages are crisp and complete, though lightly and sporadically foxed throughout. Tightly bound and charming. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked c... View more info

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The Saga of Frank Dover

By: Buchholtz, Johannes

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Thornton Butterworth: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: osws

Condition: Fine


The dust jacket is ever so slightly tanned and edge worn but remains whole, bright and intact. Likewise for the boards, which are strong and square. Internally, there is a retailer's sticker on the front pastedown, but there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. Tightly bound and presents beautifully in cellophane. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Sir William Butler: An Autobiography

By: Butler, W.F.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Constable & Company: 1913

Seller ID: ostz

Condition: Good


Second edition. Includes a frontispiece and two folding maps. The boards are shelf rubbed, edge worn and marked, but remain strong and square, with gold gilt to the front and spine. Internally, there is an ex-libris stamp marking on the front end page. The pages are lightly tanned and sporadically foxed throughout, but remain crisp and complete. There are no other markings or inscriptions. The binding is sound.. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Sir William Butler: An Autobiography

By: Butler, W.F.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Constable & Company: 1913

Seller ID: otfh

Condition: Good


2nd edition. The boards are shelf rubbed and edge worn, and the spine is discoloured. Despite this, they remain strong and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, but the pages are heavily foxed throughout. There are no other markings or inscriptions, and the book is complete with a frontis and 2 folding maps. The binding is secure. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

Solo Safari

By: Cacek, Terrance

Price: $72.20

Publisher: Safari Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: othc

ISBN: 1571570039

Condition: Fine


This is limited edition number 131 of 1000 copies produced, and is signed by the author, Terrance Cacek, on the limitation page. There are the slightest signs of edge wear to the boards, which are otherwise strong and square, with bright silver gilt to the front and spine. Internally, there is a previous owner's signature on the page opposite the limitation page. There are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. The book is accompanied with its own slipcase. Handsome indeed! JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery servic... View more info

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Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: His Life and Diaries - Volume One and Two

By: Callwell, C.E.

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Cassell and Company: 1927

Seller ID: oszy

Condition: Very Good


2 volume set. 2nd impression. The boards of both books are shelf rubbed, edge worn and marked, with the spines discoloured. Despite this, they remain remarkably square, stable and confident, with gold gilt to the front and spine. Internally, there is mild and sporadic foxing throughout both of the books, but there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. Both books are securely bound and handsome. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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President Masaryk Tells His Story

By: Capek, Karel

Price: $9.50

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin: 1942

Edition: 3rd impression

Seller ID: cajf

Condition: Used: Very Good


Small ege tears on jacket and marked.Previous ownership inscription.Tightly bound.[R.K]. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Baby Boat

By: Cross, Karen

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Karen Cross: 2013

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: ortl

Condition: Near Fine


The title page has been signed in black ink by the author. The wraps are ever so slightly rubbed and edge worn, but remain bright, glossy and whole. Internally, there are no other markings or inscriptions apart from the author's signature. The pages are clean, crisp and complete. The binding remains lovely and tight. Overall, a charming book. JV.K. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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The Prostitutes' Padre: Story of the Notorious Rector of Stiffkey

By: Cullen, Tom

Price: $42.75

Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: osxa

ISBN: 0370102851

Condition: Near Fine


The wraps are a touch shelf rubbed and edge worn, but remain alluring, whole and intact. Likewise for the boards, which show only a touch of edge wear and remain otherwise strong and square, with bright gold gilt to the spine. Internally, there is a retailer's sticker on the front pastedown, but there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are pristine, crisp and complete. Tightly bound and presents handsomely in cellophane. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Robert Jacob Gordon 1743-1795: The Man and His Travels at the Cape

By: Cullinan, Patrick

Price: $71.25

Publisher: Struik: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: otde

ISBN: 0947430334

Condition: As New


There is little, if any at all, evidence of wear to the dust jacket and boards. Both remain absolutely pristine, bright and square. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, immaculate and complete. The binding is secure, and the book is accompanied with its own slipcase. A beautiful book. Extra postage will be required if ordered from outside of South Africa. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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Diamond Trails

By: Dally, Gordon

Price: $45.60

Publisher: Gordon Dally: 2013

Seller ID: osbb

Condition: Fine


The wraps show little, if any, signs of rubbing or wear, and remain whole, bright and intact. Internally, there are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. Tightly bound. JK. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info

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My Life and Prophecies: as told to Rene Noorbergen

By: Dixon, Jeane

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Frederick Muller: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ormf

ISBN: 0584101929

Condition: Very Good


The boards are a touch rubbed and edge worn, but remain whole and strong. The dust jacket is rubbed and edge worn, with multiple chips, tears and creases along the edges, the largest chip is out of the bottom of the spine, and cuts out the publisher's name. Internally, the corner of the front end page has been cut away, and there is a previous owner's inscription and a stamp marking on it. There are no other markings or inscriptions and the rest of the pages are crisp, clean and complete. JV.K. Orders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. View more info