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    • DAILY EXPRESS PUBLICATIONS, [1985]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., text in red and black, with cartoon strips throughout; red cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION NO. 2897. High quality facsimile reissue of the original annual of 1936. Read more
    • JONATHAN CAPE, [1927]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, 26 plates on 23 and 4 maps in red and black, neat contemporary signature on half-title; handsomely bound in full dark red crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame borders, 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. Higginson A26a; O'Brien E030. Read more
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    • HACHETTE, PARIS, 1898
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Eighth Edition, with engraved frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title-vignette, 12 engraved plates and several smaller engravings in the text, page-edges lightly tanned; contemporary red pebble-grain cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, back with five flat bands, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled with gilt arabesque, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, green silk marker, a most attractive copy. Read more
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    • BEAVERBROOK NEWSPAPERS, 1976
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with numerous coloured illustrations throughout and pictorial endpapers, name panel completed, title unclipped; pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, a near fine copy. Read more
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2013
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece,16 pages of sepia and monochrome photographs, and endpaper maps; pictorial cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. Read more
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, [1951]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Sm. 8vo., original series binding of blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. WC 444. Read more
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, [1951]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Sm. 8vo., original series binding of blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. WC 341. Read more
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, [1958]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Sm. 8vo., original series binding of blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. WC 251. With dustwrapper artwork by Lynton Lamb. Read more
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, [1949]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Sm. 8vo., original series binding of blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back,blue top, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter sunned at backstrip. WC 272. Read more
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    • JOHN MURRAY, [1994]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 34 plates on 16 and 7 maps in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. This major and comprehensive review is already scarce. Read more
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    • CHARLES TRAYLEN, GUILDFORD, 1972
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 2 vols., elephant folio, with titles in green and black, and 26 fine coloured plates from the original lithographs; ivory card wrappers, a near fine set in inclipped dustwrapper. Boys' superb illustrations are supported by his original text together with a parallel modern text describing the same scenes in 1954-55. Read more
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    • EDWARD ARNOLD, [1937]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, plates (toned in blue or sepia) and maps, and 2 maps in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, uncut, joints faintly rubbed else a near fine copy. Neate 862. Read more
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    • [PRIVATELY PRINTED], 1966
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece; green marbled boards, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. EDITION LIMITED TO 350 NUMBERED COPIES (THIS COPY NO. 54). Presented to Sassoon in celebration of his eightieth birthday. Read more
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    • HEINEMANN, [1983]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; brown cloth, gilt back, fore-edge lightly browned else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Bright copy of the Popular Edition with pictorial dustwrapper. Read more
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    • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, [1997-99]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 126 plates on 48, and 2 double-page plans, 27 tables and 14 maps (8 double-page) in the text; black cloth, red endpapers, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. Splendid set of the most comprehensive study to date. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest, hardest-fought and most critical sea conflict in history: 'they [the U-boats] were the only thing that really frightened me' said Churchill. A study on this scale has been feasible only in the twenty years or so following the release of large official archives (the last of which principally con... Read more
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    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1972-1992]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8 vols., 8vo., First Edition (save first volume which is a fourth impression), with illustrations throughout; cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. The set comprises: If Only They Could Talk (fourth impression, 1972); It Shouldn't Happen To A Vet (1972); Let Sleeping Vets Lie (1973); Vet In Harness (1974); Vets Might Fly (1976); Vet In A Spin (1977); The Lord God Made Them All (1981); Every Living Thing (1992). Bright set of Herriot's entertaining accounts of his career as a vet in the North Yorkshire Dales. The sequence forms the basis of 'All Creatures Great and Sma... Read more
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    • PHOENIX HOUSE, [1955-57]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 2 vols., 4to., Mixed Impressions, with frontispieces, 48 plates, double-page plan and 15 maps in the text, and 2 folding coloured maps,; blue cloth, gilt backs, blue tops, a very good, bright, clean set in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers chipped and frayed at edges, wrapper of first volume with closed tear at front panel and loss at rear panel. The set comprises Vol. I: South of the Fosse Way - Bristol Channel (second impression 1955). Vol. II: North of the Fosse Way - Bristol Channel (first edition 1957). A superb and pioneering study, and the standard reference. INCREASINGLY SCARCE IN... Read more
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    • [PRIVATELY PRINTED], [1989]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with plates; green cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case blocked and lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RICHARD AND NICHOLAS COMPTON (THIS COPY NO.118). Read more
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    • THAMES & HUDSON, [1981]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and illustrations in the text; brown cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • JOHN MURRAY, [1952]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations in the text, and large folding plate; ivory cloth blocked in blue, backstrip lettered in blue, dark top, a very good, bright, clean copy. The illustrations include twenty-four drawings of chapels by John Piper. Peterson A20. Read more
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