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    • DUCKWORTH, 1912
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 4to., First Limited Illustrated Edition, Large Paper, with coloured frontispiece and 7 fine coloured plates, all tipped-in to gilt framed platemarks on Japan vellum leaves (all original captioned tissue guards present), minimal dust-browning to fore-edges, free endpapers very faintly spotted; decorative white parchment gilt, covers blocked in gilt to a floral design enclosing author and title lettered in gilt, back gilt extra, gilt top, uncut, covers a little age-soiled (as is inevitable with this binding), two corners bruised, hinges starting (but binding entirely sound), a very good,... Read more
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    • COLLINS, [1924]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Sixth Impression, with mounted coloured frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title in blue and black, 4 fine mounted coloured plates (all original tissue guards present) and pictorial endpapers, title and a few leaves lightly spotted; light brown cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, gilt edges, a very good, bright, clean copy. THIS COPY WAS PRESENTED BY FARJEON TO CICELY MANNING. IT BEARS A LENGTHY AND WARM INSCRIPTION, TOGETHER WITH AN EIGHT-LINE VERSE IN TWO STANZAS TITLED 'WINDFLOWER' AND DATED 'CHRISTMAS, 1925' ALL IN THE AUTHOR'S HAND. CEB's on... Read more
    • FAN PUBLICATIONS, CHELTENHAM, [1999]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4to., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout and illustrated endpapers;cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. The first detailed account of the RN's last three cruisers, from wartime service to their final role as as helicopter/landing ships. Read more
    • AVANT GARDE MEDIA, NEW YORK NY, [1969]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4to., First Edition, with full-page reproductions throughout; printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, bright, crisp copy. Read more
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    • DENT, [1968]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition; terracotta cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Nostalgic depiction of nineteenth-century village life in Derbyshire. Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2005 [2016]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 8vo., Thirteenth Impression, with coloured frontispiece, decorative title in green and black, fine full-page coloured illustrations and smaller line drawings in the text, and pictorial endpapers; green pictorial cloth, upper board blocked in gilt with mounted illustration (reversed from text), gilt back, a near fine copy in publisher's patterned board slip-case. Bright copy of this elegant and charming edition of an immortal tale. Read more
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    • LEO COOPER [WITH] OCTOPUS, [1989]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., with full-page maps in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. High-quality reissue of the original edition of 1898. Read more
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    • CLARENDON PRESS, OXFORD, [1990]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., with frontispiece and illustrations in the text; pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. Read more
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    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1965]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus; blue cloth, gilt back, blue top (moderately faded), a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. With striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Charles Gorham. Bright, clean copy of the first Hornblower omnibus. Read more
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    • DENT, [1906]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, small neat signature on frontispiece recto; original series binding of red cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, dark top, pictorial endpapers, covers lightly age-faded else a very good, bright, clean copy. EL 174; Seymour 298.0. Read more
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    • EDWARD ARNOLD, [1953]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, mildly browned dustwrapper. Read more
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    • CASSELL, [1962]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip and with one small loss at head. Higginson A97a. Read more
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    • CHATTO & WINDUS, 1973
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Second Impression, endpapers very faintly spotted; red cloth, gilt back, top and fore-edge faintly spotted else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Reissue of the original edition of 1968. Read more
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    • BARRIE & JENKINS, [1970]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Dustwrapper artwork by Osbert Lancaster. Connolly, 118; Jasen 92a. Read more
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    • COLLINS, 1961
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured plates (2 folding) and illustrations in the text; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Aleksander Werner. Bright, crisp copy of Ardrey's most famous work on the hunting hypothesis and killer-ape theory. Essentially a continuation of Dart and coincident with Lorenz. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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    • WEBB & BOWER, EXTER, [1985]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4to., First Edition thus, with illustrated title-spread and numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout; blue cloth,gilt back, blue endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • CONSTABLE, [2006]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps in the text; black cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With personal bookplate on front paste-down. Read more
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    • MEDICI SOCIETY, [1935]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with coloured frontispiece, 4 coloured plates and illustrations in the text, half-title and title mildly spotted; elegantly bound in full red crushed morocco BY LEIGHTON-STRAKER, boards with decorative frame border in gilt, gilt back,gilt top, uncut, a most attractive copy. The binding is signed on rear lower doublure. IBRA 760a. Read more
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    • FABER, [1933[
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; terracotta cloth, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, crisp copy. Gallup A24a. Read more
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