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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, [1964]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with full-page illustrations in the text and endpaper maps; terracotta cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, blue top, a near fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. Higginson A80d. Read more
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    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD, 1962
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, neat contemporary signature on front free endspaper; original series binding of blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, blue top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • HODDER & STOUGHTON, [1975]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with very numerous plates and maps, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original series binding of blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Revised, updated and reset version of the original edition of 1937. Read more
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    • UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, [1928]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus; black buckram, boards framed in blind, back with flat blind bands lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, black endpapers, black silk marker, a very good, bright, clean copy. An elegant edition, with large typeface and broad margins. This copy formed part of the Southwark Ordination Course, and bears its stamp on blank preliminary. SCARCE. Read more
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    • UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, FOR THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY, 1960-62
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces, plates and maps (a number folding); original Society binding of blue cloth, upper boards with multiple frame border in blind enclosing a sailing vessel blocked in gilt, gilt backs, uncut, a very good, bright, clean set in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Nos. CXVII 1118, 1119. Describes travels in China and the outward and homeward journeys. The origin and nature of the Jesuit-Dominican controversy over the Chinese rites are summarized in the editor's introduction. Bridges & Hair, p.286. Read more
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    • HART-DAVIS, 1957
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; brown marbled boards, gilt back, fore-edge lightly spotted else a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1984
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with facsimiles and pedigrees throughout; origjnal green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Richard Broke Freeman (1915-1986), noted Darwinian scholar and bibliographer, was author of A Darwin Companion, the Darwin Bibliographical Handlist, British Natural History Books and several others related works. The present work combines a fine facsimile of Burke's 'Pedigree of the Family of Darwin' (1888) published in an edition of only 60 cop... Read more
    • HODDER & STOUGHTON, [1999]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus; red cloth, gilt back, blue endpapers, gold silk marker, a fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. The true UK first edition, with striking 'Juggling' wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Andy Bridge and issued as a promotional release before the standard trade edition with the usual 'Staircase' artwork. Some copies were released with a boxed set of Single and Single juggling balls, but these are not present here. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Read more
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    • HAMISH HAMILTON, [1955]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, tiny contemporary signature on front free endpaper; red library cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Dustwrapper artwork by Patricia Davey. Read more
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    • COLLINS, 1955
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with front endpaper map and rear endpaper plan; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter just a trifle dust-soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel and with one or two short closed tears. The author's first novel, following his service in the Royal Navy during WWII. A dramatic tale of a light cruiser escorting Arctic convoys, it benefits from striking dustwrapper artwork by John Rose. Due primarily to its vivid description of life above and below decks, it is one of the few works of fiction recorded by Law. SCARCE IN ... Read more
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    • COLLINS, [1960]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with portrait frontispiece and plates, small neat signature on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped, mildly browned dustwrapper. Max Aitken's classic survey was first published in two volumes, 1928 and 1932. This is the first single-volume edition. Read more
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    • HODDER & STOUGHTON, [1982]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, with plates; blue cloth, gilt back,a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • LONGMAN, [1970]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps, neat inscription on front free endpaper; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at extremities. Read more
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    • SIDGWICK & JACKSON, [2008]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; black cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • MACMILLAN, [1994]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; black cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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    • CHARLES H. FOX, [1939]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, a new light pencil annotations; original pictorial wrappers, backstrip lightly rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. Read more
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    • FABER, [1930]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, some light spotting to endpapers only; original brown cloth boards, upper board lettered in gilt, a near fine copy. This copy is complete with half-title, but without the inserts advertising Joyce's gramophone recordings which are sometimes present. Preceded by the US limited edition. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Slocum A33. Read more
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    • PENGUIN, [1974]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., Second Impression thus, with double-page map as frontispiece, plates, and illustrations in the text; original series binding of black limp cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First published in 1959; second edition, rev. Radcliffe, 1967. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Buildings of England BE17. Cherry 17BC; HB2, HJ3. Read more
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    • FREDERICK MULLER, [1954]
    • Bookshop: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (United Kingdom)
    • Bibliographic details: 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and endpaper maps, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; navy cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Read more
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