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    • GALE & POLDEN, ALDERSHOT, 1958
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece and 10 plates on 8; original pictorial wrappers in red and black, a very good, clean copy. Contains useful appendices, including VCs awarded to members of the corps. White, p.140 Lisez plus
    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 1998
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    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece and engravings in the text; marbled boards, blue cloth back lettered in gilt, red top, maroon endpapers, a near fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. Lisez plus
    • EVENING NEWS, PORTSMOUTH, [1946]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs (many full-page) throughout; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, bright, clean copy. The official figures list 67 separate German air raids on the city between July 1940 and the end of May 1944. Bombs dropped numbered over 1,300 high explosive, 38,000 incendiaries and 38 parachute mines; casualties totalled 930 civilians killed and over 1,200 seriously injured. Local newspapers performed a crucial task in photographing and recording bomb damage during WWII. A valuable collection of well-captioned photographs not e... Lisez plus
    • ROYAL MARINES HISTORICAL SOCIETY, [SOUTHSEA, 1986]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Royal Marines Historical Society Special Publications 9. Lisez plus
    • [HUTCHINSON, 1946]
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    • Description: Oblong sm. 4to., First Edition, with 12pp of facsimiles of Churchill's entries in Monty's autograph book; black cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in gilt (now oxidised to green), a good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter moderately age-soiled, frayed at edges and with material loss on front panel. The dustwrapper is scarce in any condition. Woods, D(b)68. Lisez plus
    • GOLLANCZ, 1943
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition,tiny signature on front free endpaper; original salmon cloth, gilt back, a good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter moderately age-soiled and chafed at extremities. The author's fourth novel. Lisez plus
    • HARVILL PRESS, 1984
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    • Description: 4to., First Edition, with coloured photographs throughout; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Lisez plus
    • LUTTERWORTH PRESS, [1976]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, with plates toned in sepia; terracotta cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The UK edition is far scarcer than its US counterpart (1974). Lisez plus
    • W H ALLEN, 1981
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HER SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. Third volume of the author's light-hearted chronicle of life as a vet's wife. Lisez plus
    • W H ALLEN, 1978
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HER SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. Second volume of the author's light-hearted chronicle of life as a vet's wife. Lisez plus
    • W H ALLEN, 1976
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HER SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. First volume of the author's light-hearted chronicle of life as a vet's wife. Lisez plus
    • MACMILLAN, 1919
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: Sm. 8vo., with title in red and black, and full-page map in the text; original series binding of plum cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in gilt and blind, back gilt extra, gilt top, a very good, bright, clean copy. A lovely copy of this most attractive edition. Lisez plus
    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1978-1998]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 6 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates and maps; cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in dustwrapper. The sequence comprises (in order of publication): They called it Passchendaele (1978); The Roses of No Man's Land (1980); Somme (1983); 1914: The Days of Hope (1987); 1915: The Death of Innocence (1994); To the Last Man: Spring 1918 (1998). Nice set of Lyn Macdonald's unique sequence of vernacular histories of the Great War, based on numerous participant and eye-witness accounts. COMPLETE SETS ARE VERY SCARCE. Lisez plus
    • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, [1974]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition; terracotta cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-browned and with two small losses at edge of rear panel. This relatively unassuming title is the first public disclosure of the Ultra operation, now recognised as a major contribution to Allied victory in WWII. The author was chief of the air department of SIS and as such responsible for Ultra's organization, distribution and security. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.222. Lisez plus
    • GOLLANCZ, [1964]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., Twentieth Impression; blue cloth, gilt back, top lightly spotted else a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly dust-soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel. Published a year after the first impression. Bright copy in dustwrapper of the most influential spy novel of the twentieth century. Lisez plus
    • PURNELL, [1974]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, page-edges lightly browned as usual; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Arguably Grigson's most influential work. Published simultaneously with the first edition. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Lisez plus
    • PENGUIN BOOKS, [HARMONDSWORTH], [1960]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, page-edges lightly browned as usual; original printed wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy. Penguin Poets D53. Lisez plus
    • PENGUIN BOOKS, [HARMONDSWORTH], [1958]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, page-edges lightly browned as usual, small neat contemporary signature on half-title; original printed wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy. Penguin 1349.The Illustrated Album Edition was first published in 1940, as a Puffin Story Book in 1950, and here as a Penguin. Lisez plus
    • FABER, [1967]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; purple cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Much-needed trade version of the privately printed edition (limited to twelve copies) of 1950. See Gallup A56. Lisez plus
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