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    • COLLINS, 1956
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with endpaper maps; green cloth, gilt back, backstrip gilt dulled (buit wholly legible) else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chafed at head and tailof backstrip. Read more
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    • HARRAP, [1939]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and plates, fore-edges mildly spotted; original green cloth, upper board framed in blind, gilt back, uncut, a bright, firm copy. SCARCE. Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2013
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 2 frontispieces, 64pp of coloured and monochrome photographs, and coloured pictorial endpapers; pictorial blue cloth, upper boards blocked in gilt and black, gilt backs, a near fine set. THE PUBLISHER'S SLIP-CASE IS NOT PRESENT WITH THIS SET. The first edition of Totman's masterly work to include coloured illustrations. Read more
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    • PRINTED FOR J. JAMES IN NEW-BOND-STREET, 1762
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., on laid paper, a few leaves with short tears at fore-edge, title to Essay on Man mounted, some moderate age-staining, neat nineteenth century signature on front free endpaper; contemporary full roan, red sprinkled edges, boards moderately scuffed and faded, joints rubbed, backstrip chipped at head and tail else a firm, sound working copy in wholly unrestored contemporary binding. Includes Essay on Man; Epistles to Several Persons; Eloisa to Abelard; The Rape of the Lock; Messiah. A Sacred Eclogue; The Temple of Fame; Ode for Music on St. Cecilia's Day; Ode on Solitude; Essay on Critic... Read more
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    • IAN ALLA, [SHEPPERTON], [1986]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, illustrations in the text and endpaper maps; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • THE STUDIO, N.D. [C.1912]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 6 vols., oblong 4to., First Edition thus, with 30 fine coloured landscape plates (all original captioned tissue guards present and printed in brown), some light and generally inoffensive spotting (mainly marginal); original black card wrappers, upper wrappers blocked and lettered in gold, sewed as issued, yapped edges generally lightly frayed, a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean set. WITH THE PUBLISHER'S PROSPECTUS FOR THE SERIES AND SEPARATE ORDER FORM LOOSELY INSERTED. This series of coloured reproductions of watercolours held at Farnley Hall in Yorkshire was published first in par... Read more
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    • PENGUIN BOOKS, [HARMONDSWORTH, 1954]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, page edges lightly browning as usual; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy. Penguin Classics, L39. The roundel shows a Greek trireme. Warner himself had suggested a head of Pericles or an image of the Acropolis, but the trireme clearly won the day. Read more
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    • THE EAST INDIA, DEVONSHIRE, SPORTS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLUB, 1982
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates; red cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Dustwrapper artwork by Charlotte Halliday. Read more
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    • CENTURY, [1991]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4to., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, and numerous photographs and illustrations in the text; grey cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, blue endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Excellent modern edition of the original work of 1919. Read more
    • COLLINS & MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1956]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with fine portrait frontispiece, 21 plates on 10 and maps and diagrams in the text; handsomely bound in full dark green crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The basis of Roy Ward Baker's classic feature film (1957) starring Hardy Kruger as Franz von Werra, the only German officer to escape from Allied captivity during WWII. Enser, p.148. Read more
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    • MACMILLAN, 1961
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., with frontispiece, title in red and black, and 39 full-page illustrations in the text; red cloth, gilt back, red top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Bright reissue of Brock's delightful illustrations, first published in 1895. Read more
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    • MACMILLAN, 1961
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., with frontispiece, title in red and black, and 39 full-page illustrations in the text; red cloth, gilt back, red top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Bright reissue of Thomon's 's delightful illustrations, first published in 1896. Read more
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    • ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL, [1979]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 4to., First Edition, with illustrations and maps throughout; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. With personal bookplate on front free endpaper verso. Read more
    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2011
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 79 fine coloured plates; pictorial boards, morocco back lettered in gilt, gilt top, silk marker, a fine copy housed in publisher's slip-case lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES. Read more
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    • CONWAY MARITIME PRESS, [1989]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Oblong 4to., First Edition, with frontispiece, very numerous illustrations from photographs and detailed scale drawings in the text; original terracotta cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper. Published in Conway's outstanding 'Anatomy of the Ship' series. The frontispiece shows the full-scale replica of the vessel constructed for Lewis Milestone's classic feature film 'Mutiny on the Bounty' (1962) starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard and Richard Harris. Read more
    • ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL, [1967]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with frontispiece, with plates and illustrations in the text; green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, green top, a very good, bright, clean copy in dustwrapper. Published as Volume V of the Collected Works. The best edition, incorporating corrections to the first edition of the previous year. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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    • MULLER, [1957]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and mapsin the text, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter frayed at edges. An authorised account by the Head of the Admiralty's Historical Section, this work can be seen a most useful summary and companion to Roskill's full-scale history. Enser, p.381; Law 0024. Read more
    • MACMILLAN, 1930
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original green ribbed cloth, gilt back, corners bruised, a very good, bright, clean copy. An important survey by the Linacre Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at Oxford. Includes an extensive bibliography. Read more
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    • JONATHAN CAPE, [1959]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with 38 sepia-toned plates on 16, a double-page map and coloured pictorial endpapers; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. The author recounts the story of his return to the Soviet Union and to the legendary cities of Russian Turkestan. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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