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    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1978-1998]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 6 vols., 8vo., First Edition (save first volume), with numerous plates and maps; cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper (one wrapper price-clipped). With a small quantity of relevant cuttings relating primarily to Somme and Passchendaele. All first editions save first volume which is a second impression. The sequence comprises (in order of publication): They called it Passchendaele (1978; second impression 1979); The Roses of No Man's Land (1980); Somme (1983); 1914 (1987); 1915: The Death of Innocence (1994); To the Last Man: Spring 1918 (1998). Bright set of Lyn Macdo... Read more
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    • WARNE, [1964]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 4 plates in monochrome and many hundreds of illustrations and diagrams in the text, free endpapers faintly browned; original series binding of green cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, green top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. 'Probably fewer copies were printed than any other title in the series. The book is still the standard work on British centipedes and their relatives, and is in demand' (Marren). SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Marren, pp. 186-187. Read more
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    • WARNE, [1968]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Second Edition, with coloured frontispiece, numerous coloured and monochrome plates, and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams in the text; original series binding of red faux-morocco cloth, upper board and and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, red top, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Published in the larger 'reference' format', this version contains virtually the same text as the first edition (1951) but with an extended bibliography. 'It is still the only modern work on the Diptera' (Marren). Marren, pp. 175-176. Read more
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    • HOLLIS & CARTER, 1953
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and 24 plates; maroon cloth, back gilt, yellow top, a bright, clean in dustwrapper. Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 1985
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece and 11 plates; pictorial blue cloth blocked in green, gilt back, blue top, blue endpapers, a near fine copy in publisher's board-slip-case. Read more
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    • WARNE, [1968]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured and monochrome plates, numerous illustrations in the text and pictorial endpapers; original series binding of green faux-morocco cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The successor to 'Step's' Animal Life (1921), and effectively a new book substantially extended and rewritten by Burton in 1960. This is the first appearance of the work in the larger 'Reference' format. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Marren, pp. 154-156. Read more
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    • WARNE, [1949]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Sm. 8vo., with coloured frontispiece, coloured and monochrome plates, and pictorial endpapers, top lightly spotted; original series binding of green faux-morocco cloth, upper board framed in black and blocked and lettered in gilt and black, gilt back, radial corners, blue sprinkled edges, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Another Step family publication in this much-collected series, first published in 1908 with photographs by the author and colour plates prepared by his daughter Mabel. See Marren, pp.148-150. Read more
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    • DUCKWORTH, [1949]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Fourth Impression thus; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip. This compilation was first published in 1939. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 1991 [1992]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., with frontispiece and 14 plates; pictorial cloth, backstrip lettered in dark green, rose endpapers, a near fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. Read more
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    • HODDER & STOUGHTON, [1996]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with 39 plates on 16; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2011-2012
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 5 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured frontispieces, 35 fine coloured plates and grey endpapers; pictorial boards, buckram backs lettered in silver, a fine set in publisher's board slip-cases. One of the best-loved and most highly regarded children's sequences of the late twentieth century, Susan Cooper's pentalogy was first published between 1965 and 1977. Here each volume benefits from a new preface by the author. COMPLETE SETS ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1948]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 6 coloured plates (one double-page), 164 fine monochrome plates on 96 and numerous illustrations and plans in the text; fore-edges very faintly spotted; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Deceptively detailed and extraordinarily well-illustrated study published in Batsford's notable British Art & Buildings series. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1948]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Third Edition, with coloured frontispiece, coloured and monochrome plates, and very numerous illustrations, maps and plans (one double-page and a number full-page) in the text; pale blue cloth, backstrip lettered in darker blue, green top, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. A history of churches in the City and central London, both standing and demolished. The work is well-illustrated, especially in respect of those churches lost in the Blitz. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1950]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 3 coloured plates, 119 fine monochrome plates on 64, numerous illustrations (a number full-page) and map in the text, and front and rear endpaper maps in green, endpapers lightly spotted; green cloth, gilt back, green top, fore-edge lightly spotted, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, mildly spotted dustwrapper. Published in Batsford's notable series 'The Face of Britain' with wonderful wrap-around dustwrapper by Brian Cook. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1946]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Second Edition, with coloured frontispiece, numerous plates in monochrome and endpaper maps, neat contemporary inscription on frontispiece verso; orange cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in blue, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly chafed at extremities. Published in Batsford's much sought-after 'Face of Britain' series with wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1944]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Third Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 112 monochrome plates on 80, 31 illustrations (one a full-page plan) in the text and endpaper maps; olive upper board and backstrip lettered in green, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in Batsford's notable 'The Face of Britain' series with wonderful wrap-around Brian Cook dustwrapper Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1949]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; red cloth, gilt back, red top, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter with minor loss at tail of backstrip. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1949]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Third Edition, with coloured frontispiece, numerous plates in monochrome and illustrations in the text, free endpapers faintly browned; green cloth, gilt back, fore-edge lightly spotted else a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Detailed account by an acknowledged master, covering every species planted commercially in Britain. This is the considerably expanded version of the original edition published in 1944. With wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1942]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Second Edition, with coloured frontispiece, double-page plate in colour, numerous plates (a number double-page) in monochrome, illustrations in the text and endpaper maps in blue, half-title lightly spotted; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, red top, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter chafed at head of bakstrip. Published in Batsford's notable 'The Face of Britain' series with wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook. Read more
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    • BATSFORD, [1952]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, numerous plates in monochrome and illustrations in the text , endpapers very lightly spotted; red cloth, gilt back, red top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. One of the scarcest titles in Batsford's 'Face of Britain' series. With splendid wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook. Read more
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