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Rumpole and the Primrose Path

By: MORTIMER, John

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2003

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 79511

ISBN: 0670031461

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Six stories featuring the author's character, the grouchy London barrister Horace Rumpole. --- In blue and white paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with Daniel Adel illustration on cover, unclipped $24.95 price on flap. --- With bookseller markings to front free endpaper, volume is otherwise clean, unmarked and sound. Bright dust jacket with minor soiling and a blemish to back cover.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages View more info

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The Railways of Britain

By: NOCK, O. S.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford Ltd.: 1962

Stock No.: 77495

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First paperback edition. Steam, electric and diesel trains, and the roadbeds and bridges they traveled on, are presented in this work. With numerous b&w plates. --- A firm, intact copy but pages have browned. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 224 pages View more info

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The Railways of Britain: Past and Present

By: NOCK, O. S.

Price: $26.50

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford Ltd.: 1949

Stock No.: 78288

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Stated second edition, 1949 of a work first published in 1947-48. Steam, electric and diesel trains, and the roadbeds and bridges they traveled on, are presented in this work. Includes a section of railroad oddities. With over 100 b&w illustrations, and four in color. --- In full red cloth-covered boards w/titling in black on spine. Jacket with wrap-around color scene at an old rail station. --- A firm, unmarked, intact copy. Jacket with small chips and tears at extremities; is otherwise nice and bears orig. 15s net flap price and in removable archival mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9"... View more info

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The Bounty Trilogy, Comprising the Three Volumes: Mutiny on the Bounty, Men Against the Sea, and Pitcairn's Island (Wyeth Edition)

By: NORDHOFF, Charles; HALL, James Norman (authors); WYETH, N. C. (illustrations)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1944

Stock No.: 82857

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


The gripping story of the 1789 mutiny onboard H.M.S. Bounty is retold in this fictionalized trilogy. This famous story has been made into four separate movies, starring Errol Flynn in one, Clark Gable and Charles Laughton in a second, Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard in a third, and Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins and Laurence Olivier in a fourth. This reprint edition features 12 wonderful N. C. Wyeth color illustrations, printed on gloss plates. Two different maps of the South Pacific showing the route of the Bounty to endpapers. Fourth printing, September 1944 in the publisher's "Wyeth Editio... View more info

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The Unknown Shore

By: O'BRIAN, Patrick

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1995

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80522

ISBN: 0393038599

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First American Edition, 1995 of the author's work of historical fiction, which describes aspects of the wreck of HMS Wager off the coast of Chile in 1741. The harrowing aftermath of the wreck included mutiny, bloodshed and attempts by crew members to somehow survive and return to Britain. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in beige cloth; spine titling in blue. Dust jacket features striking wrap-around color painting by Geoff Hunt. --- With a faint bit of soiling to cloth, otherwise a bright, clean, newish copy. Unclipped jacket with a small tear near tail of spine, else bright and... View more info

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Morte 'Arthur: Two Early English Romances (Everyman's Library "flatback" style 1 binding)

By: PATON, Lucy Allen Paton (introduction)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: [c.1906-1927]

Stock No.: 81563

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An Everyman's Library reprint edition offering two early English versions of the legendary exploits and eventual death of King Arthur and his court. Includes the prose-form "Morte Arthure" and the poetical "Le Morte Arthur". The author of neither is known. With an introduction by Lucy Allen Paton. Edited by Ernest Rhys. An entry in Everyman's Library Romance series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full blue cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front covers, green marbled endpapers an... View more info

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The Elizabethans and America

By: ROWSE, A. L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1959

Stock No.: 80847

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


An examination of the great interest in the Americas as exhibited by Elizabeth I and her government. With 8 illustrations and maps. Mr. Rowse was a noted English Shakespearean scholar and also a scholar of the Elizabeth era. --- In linen-finish blue paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with photographic portait of the author on the back cover. --- With dampstains to rear of volume and verso of jacket, interior is otherwise firm and clean. Unclipped dust jacket with chipping, rubbing and sizeable tears along edges and protected in removable mylar wr... View more info

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Heritage of Britain

By: ROWSE, A. L.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Crescent Books / Random House Value Publishing: 1995

Stock No.: 82970

ISBN: 0517121689

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


The magnificent history of Britain is displayed in photos, art and words in this attractive work by historian and Shakespeare scholar A. L. Rowse. With color photos throughout, mostly of historic British figures, buildings and structures. --- In pictorial covers with color images to front and back, which are duplicated on the dust jacket. --- An about Fine copy: bright, tightly bound and sound. Dust jacket also very nice, but with small tear and delamination to a rear edge.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 184 pages View more info

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Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery

By: SANSOM, C. J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2011

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 83538

ISBN: 067002239X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A first printing of the first American edition of the author's mystery, set in the London of 1545 during the reign of Henry VIII. With map of central London near front of volume. --- In full grey and black paper-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Jacket with painted floral seal to cover. --- With a large rubberstamped "Discarded" to front paste-down, and with a bit of soiling, otherwise a tightly-bound, sound copy. Unclipped jacket with a little creasing & back panel sticker, but remaining bright and intact.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; 634 pages View more info

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Ivanhoe

By: SCOTT, Sir Walter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1933

Stock No.: 72186

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The incomparable Ivanhoe in an older copy. In full blue cloth covers with creased cover corner, wear at corners and minor interior page creases. Fountain penned name, front free endpaper. This work published using very thin papers, and with helpful annotations throughout to aid the reader with this very old work. Book very well made, is solid and complete. This edition first published 1897, this reprint followed several other printings of the orig edition. ; Longman's English Classics; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Henry V: The Scourge of God

By: SEWARD, Desmond

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Penguin: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 41057

ISBN: 0670811742

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first U.S. edition of this biography of English King Henry V, who ruled from 1413 to 1422. During his reign, the English took large portions of France and won the decisive Battle of Agincourt. Per the author, the animus that resulted from English occupation of France stayed with the French long after Henry's death in 1422. With several maps and a section of black & white illustrations. Indexed. --- In gold paper-covered boards backed in navy cloth with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with detail from color painting, "Henry V at Agincourt". --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy ... View more info

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The Lover, and Other Papers of Steele and Addison (The Camelot Series, edited by Ernest Rhys)

By: STEELE, Richard; ADDISON, Joseph (authors); LEWIN, Walter (editor)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Walter Scott: 1887

Stock No.: 83427

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A collection of writings which first appeared in the authors' British journals "The Tatler" and "The Spectator" in the early 18th century. Edited by Walter Lewin. An entry in publisher's "The Camelot Series", edited by Ernest Rhys. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with titling on label pasted to spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, somewhat brittle leaves, rounded cover corners and chafing to spine ends and title label, else a sound, tightly-bound copy.; 16mo - 6 to 7 in. tall; xv, (4), 360 (4, ads) pages View more info

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Little Trains of Britain

By: TIMPSON, John (text); Le GARSMEUR, Alain

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, HarperCollins (Harper Collins): 1993

Stock No.: 82813

ISBN: 0002184257

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The jacket flap promises a tour of Britain from the many smaller trains that run between small towns and through the countryside of the land on the "secret little trains". With color photos throughout, and route maps. --- In black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features color photo of one of these trains, the well-maintained "Linda" on the Ffestiniog Railway. --- A very nice copy: bright, tightly-bound and unmarked. Jacket also very nice: unclipped, bright and protected in clear removable mylar wrapper.; Oblong Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 192 p... View more info

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The Steam Locomotive in 1838: Robert Stephenson's Patent Locomotive Engine

By: TREDGOLD, Thomas

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Felton, California, Glenwood Publishers: 1967

Stock No.: 82797

ISBN: 0911760040

Condition: Very Good


A 1967 facsimile reprint of Thomas Tredgold's presentation of the workings of an early steam engine, patented by England's Robert Stephenson, which helped to establish railroads as an important means of transport. The original publication of 1838 was entitled "The Steam Engine"; this facsimile presents just a portion of that original work, with drawings of key parts scattered amid the text. Also with a portfolio of 4 large folded engravings in rear pocket, showing detailed drawings of the locomotive from various angles. --- In gold stapled wraps with black & white drawing of the locomo... View more info

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Arthurian Chronicles: Represented by Wace and Layamon (Everyman's Library #578, in "Shield Era" style 2 binding)

By: WACE and LAYAMON; PATON, Lucy Allen (introduction)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1928

Stock No.: 83787

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Early accounts of King Arthur and his court were provided in these two collections taken from the writings of Wace and Layamon. The two wrote in the 12th and early 13th centuries of Arthur and his Round Table, as well as other topics of the day such as the Norman Invasion. Includes Wace's Romance, and Layamon's Brut; and with an introduction, with reference material, by Lucy Allen Paton. An entry in Everyman's Library Romance series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full blue cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent... View more info

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The People for Whom Shakespeare Wrote

By: WARNER, Charles Dudley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81884

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A first edition of author's description of the society and events in England and Scotland during Shakespeare's time. With 12 black & white illustrations. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine; top edge gilt, remaining textblock edges heavily deckled. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and some toning to spine, else a clean, firm, unmarked copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 187 pages View more info

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In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

By: Wilson, Derek

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71954

ISBN: 0312286961

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


In-depth look at six men who surrounded Henry VIII and their part in the story of this sometimes unbelievable monarch. In top shape, w/prev owner's gold embossed sticker front free endpaper. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 576 pages View more info

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The Diary of a Country Parson

By: WOODFORDE, James; HUGHES, David (selected & edited by)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1992

Stock No.: 77165

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First Folio Society edition. A beautifully produced copy of the parson's diary, which he kept from 1759 through 1802 and which provides a good idea of English life in this period. Entries selected, and with an introduction, by David Hughes. With engraved illustrations throughout by Ian Stephens. Includes a section of brief biographies at rear of volume. --- Bound in quarter navy cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards. Titling gilt-stamped on red spine blocks. Publisher's red topstain and red endpapers. Volume housed in grey paper-covered slipcase. --- With soiling to navy cloth and previous ... View more info

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The Story of the Indian Mutiny (1857-58) -and- The Good Ship Bounty and her Mutineers (with Mutinies in Highland Regiments)

By: [HERBERT, David]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell: 1896

Stock No.: 80770

Condition: Good+


Two separate books, the story of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858, as well as the Mutiny of HMS Bounty (1789) and Mutinies in Highland Regiments in two separately-paginated volumes bound together as one. The books do not credit any person as the author, though likely written by David Herbert. Each with a black & white frontis illustration. These books were written with a younger reader in mind. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with floral illustrations and titling in black and yellow on cover and spine; spine titling on gilt block. --- With rubberstamping and handwritten notice of award o... View more info