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    • HODDER & STOUGHTON, [1955]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 70 plates on 32, numerous line illustrations (a number full-page) and several full-page maps in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, small contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back,a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. Hillary's climbing autobiography with Everest 1953 as its climax. Increasingly elusive in anything like this condition. Neate 369 Lisez plus
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    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1958]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, some moderate offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; blue cloth, gilt back, backstrip faded (but all gilt just leigible), a good working copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at extremities. Dustwrapper artwork by Biro. With bookplate on front paste-down. Lisez plus
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    • ALLEN LANE, [1999]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with numerous coloured photographs (many full-page) and maps in the text; black cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in silver, blue endpapers, blue silk marker, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. Lisez plus
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    • HUTCHINSON, [1980]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo. First Edition with plates; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. Fascinating account of Wheatley's work with the War Cabinet in WWII. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Enser p.129. Lisez plus
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    • FABER, [1961]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, with title-vignette and 45 illustrations by Tunnicliffe; red cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in silver, blue top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Nice copy of the new edition of the second text. The type is re-set, retaining the illustrations of the 1948 edition save for one tailpiece, the salmon device at the end and the endpaper decorations. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Matthews, p.99. Lisez plus
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    • SR BOOKS, WILMINGTON DE, [1991]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., Second Impression, with maps in the text; black cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Lisez plus
    • HARBOROUGH PUBLISHING, LEICESTER, 1945
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with 80 plates; original blue cloth boards, gilt back, backstrip lightly sunned (but all gilt wholly legible), a very good, bright, clean copy. A wide-ranging account of the famous fighter covering design, production, personnel, pilots and wartime service. The many plates are surprisingly good for a book produced under the early post-wartime restrictions. Not recorded by Enser. Lisez plus
    • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, BOSTON MA, 1949
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with endpaper maps; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in yellow, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. Lisez plus
    • REAL PHOTOGRAPHS, SOUTHPORT, 1945
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and photographs throughout; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, backstrip sunned else a bright, clean copy. SCARCE. Lisez plus
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    • HEINEMANN, [1975]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with plates; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Enser, p.175. Lisez plus
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    • PATRICK STEPHENS, WELLINGBOROUGH, [1986]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and photographs in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Lisez plus
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    • IAN ALLAN, [SHEPPERTON], [1978]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates; blue cloth, gilt back, fore-edge lightly spotted else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Lisez plus
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    • HUTCHINSON, [1985]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Enser, p.7. Lisez plus
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2018
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, with 9 original engravings and 8 letterpress vignettes in the text; patterned boards, brown morocco back lettered in gilt, brown top, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case with mounted illustration lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Lisez plus
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    • COLLINS, 1950
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, 10 plates on 7, 2 full-page maps in the text and front and rear endpaper maps, free endpapers very faintly spotted; brown cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. With striking dustwrapper portrait by C.H. Birtwhistle. The first dedicated biography. It was a huge success and has been many times reprinted and reissued. THE FIRST EDITION IS ELUSIVE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Enser, p. 374. Lisez plus
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    • CHATTO & WINDUS, 1965
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 2 vols., 8vo., Mixed Impressions, with titles on rose stock, plates and endpaper maps; purple cloth, gilt backs, red tops, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper, the wrappers lightly soiled at fold-ins. The standard biography. Vol. I: fourth impression, 1865; Vol. 2: third impression. COMPLETE SETS ARE SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Lisez plus
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    • GOLLANCZ, [1944]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., Fourth Impression; blue cloth, gilt back, backstrip mildly faded (but all gilt wholly legible), a bright, clean copy in unclipped, mildly browned dustwrapper, the latter chipped (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. Published two months after the first edition. Fictionalised but accurate account of the author's five months in a destroyer on the Murmansk run. Generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea; certainly a minor classic of WWII. ALL EARLY PRINTINGS ARE SCARCE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Law, 1062. Lisez plus
    • ARMS & ARMOUR, [1988]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition thus, with numerous photographs in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. With bookplate on front free endpaper. Published simultaneously with the US edition. Lisez plus
    • SPECIALTY PRESS, NORTH BRANCH MN, [1996]
    • Librairie: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Description: 8vo., First Edition; with photographs in the text; black faux-morocco cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The author is Official Historian for the American Fighter Aces Association. Lisez plus
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