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... and the wife ran away First American Edition in dustjacket

By: WELDON, Fay

Price: $45.00

Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1968,:

Seller ID: 3973


WELDON, Fay. ... and the wife ran away. New York : David McKay Company, Inc., (1968). First American Edition. Pp (5),1-182,(4). 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. Fay Weldon (b. September 22, 1931, Birmingham, England). The author's first book, published the previous year in the U.K. as The Fat Woman's Joke. "Her husband is furious, her son is appalled, her best friend is curious. Her husband's young mistress blandly takes all the credit. Esther Wells has run away from home. She has holed up in an ugly basement apartment, and she has revolted against life, men, marriage, and hers... View more info

100 Years of Parkeston Quay and its Ships

By: CONE, Philip J

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Harwich Printing , 1983,:

Seller ID: 39493


CONE, Philip J. 100 Years of Parkeston Quay and its Ships. (Harwich, England: Harwich Printing Co.), [1983]. Pp 93. 8vo, black cloth. An illustrated history of the cross-channel services operating out of this port. Vg in slightly rubbed dj. 60.00 View more info

101st Concert to be held at the Liverpool Institute, Mount Street, on Thursday Evening, Mar. 15, 1894, Commencing at a Quarter to Eight o'clock

By: Societa Armonica)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Handlewy Brothers, Printers, Liverpool, 1894,:

Seller ID: 96651


(Societa Armonica). 101st Concert to be held at the Liverpool Institute, Mount Street, on Thursday Evening, Mar. 15, 1894, Commencing at a Quarter to Eight o'clock. Liverpool [UK} : Handlewy Brothers, Printers, (1894). Pp [1]-6,(2). 8vo, grey stapled wrappers, lettered in red. The programme for the event. Tears to spine ends, staples rusted, unevenly browned, else good. 25.00 View more info

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15 Poems. Limited Edition in dustjacket

By: MEYNELL, Francis

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nonesuch Press Ltd / J.M. Dent & Sons , London, 1944,:

Seller ID: 22044


MEYNELL, Francis. 15 Poems. (London) : The Nonesuch Press Ltd & J.M. Dent &Sons Ltd, (1944). Pp (6),7-24. Small 8vo, blue cloth. Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid Meynell (12 May 1891 – 10 July 1975). Limited to 470 copies. A new poem, "Bomber's Harvest : Normandy 1944," written after the book was print ed appears on the front dustjacket flap. "Publishers' Note : The use of a small parcel of prewar English handmade paper has imposed a limit of 470 copies on this edition. The titlepage engraving is by Eric Gill." - from the dj. Very good in lightly worn and chipped dustjacket. 50.0... View more info

1700 Miles in Open Boats : The Story of the Loss of the S.S. Travessa in the Indian Ocean, and the Voyage of Her Boats to Safety. 1st ML pr, no dj

By: FOSTER, Cecil Mariners Library No.19

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1952,:

Seller ID: 56177


FOSTER, Cecil. 1700 Miles in Open Boats : The Story of the Loss of the S.S.Trevessa in the Indian Ocean and the Voyage of Her Boats to Safety. L.: Ru pert Hart-Davis, 1952. First Impression. Pp (6),7-191,(1) + 4 p of photos. 3 maps. Sm 8vo, blue cloth. The Mariner's Library No.19. Minor staining to covers, spine darkened, else vg. 20.00 View more info

1784 : The Battle of Mudeford. card covers.

By: POWELL, Michael F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Natula Publications, Christchurch, Dorset, 1993,:

Seller ID: 54374


POWELL, Michael [Mike] F. 1784 : The Battle of Mudeford. (Christchurch, Dorset): Natula Publications, (1993). Pp 72. Numerous drawings, diagrams and photos to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. This is a well researched episode in a conflict between England’s eighteenth century Revenue service and the local smugglers of the county of Dorset. Smuggling, an integral part ofthe regional economy was dealt a significant blow because of the involveme nt of the navy. Larger, better equipped naval ships manned by experienced crews that were motivated by profit created a formidable deterrent to the ... View more info

1959 I.Y.R.U. Yacht Racing Rules. in dj.

By: STURGESS, G. Sambrooke

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Iliffe & Sons, 1959,:

Seller ID: 32637


STURGESS, G. Sambrooke. The 1959 I.Y.R.U. Yacht Racing Rules. L: Iliffe & Sons, (1959). Pp 216. 8vo, pale blue cloth. Annual edition of the International Yacht Racing Union Racing Rules, incorporating for the first time the right-of-way rules of the North American Yacht Racing Union. Slight wear to bottom edge, owner's signature, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj. 20.00 View more info

1960 Supplement to North Atlantic Seaway. 1st pr of suppl. in dj.

By: BONSOR, N.R.P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stephenson and Sons, Prescot, Lancashire, 1960,:

Seller ID: 76408


BONSOR, N.R.P. 1960 Supplement to North Atlantic Seaway . Prescot, Lancashire: Stephenson & Sons, June 1960. First Printing of the supplement. Pp. (2),643-692, + 2 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, limp blue cloth with no lettering to front or spine. An addendum to Bonsor's 1955 publication North Atlantic Seaway, with corrections (by page), providing up-to-date information on trans-Atlantic shipping (without having to republish a 600-page volume). Vg in rubbed, nicked, price-clipped dj. 30.00 View more info

25 [Twenty-Five] Nudes Engraved by Eric Gill. Devin-Adair Edition in dustjacket.

By: GILL, Eric.

Price: $280.00

Publisher: Devin-Adair, New York, 1950,:

Seller ID: 109058


GILL, Eric. Twenty-Five Nudes Engraved by Eric Gill. With an introduction. New York: The Devin-Adair Company Publishers, (1950). First Thus Printing. Pp. (64). Unpaginated. Illustrated with line drawings against black backgrounds. 8vo, red cloth, gilt initials to front board, gilt lettering to spine. "Drawings are ends, not means, and even studies and sketches should be thought of as worth doing for themselves. [...] For the training of imagination is the first thing to be seen to, & that is best achieved by life and experience; and in order to make this particular thing, this construction... View more info

3 Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Cdn no dj

By: JEROME, Jerome K. FLOETHE, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reginald Saunders, 1942,:

Seller ID: 2568


JEROME, Jerome K. 3 Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog). With illustrations by Richard Floethe. Toronto: Reginald Saunders, 1942. Pp. 230. 8vo, blue cloth, red illustration to front, red lettering to spine. Cohen, The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, p.160 for the first edition. Verygood. 20.00 View more info

300 Years of Gravitation. 1st UK in dj.

By: HAWKING, Stephen W. and W. ISRAEL, eds. ISRAEL, W., ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1987, ISBN:0521343127:

Seller ID: 96306


HAWKING, Stephen W. and W. ISRAEL, eds. 300 Years of Gravitation . Edited by S.W. Hawking and W. Israel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1987). First UK Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-xiii,(1),[1]-684,(6). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. Hawking's "Newton's Principia"; 2. S. Weinberg's "Newtonianism and today's physics"; 3. R. Penrose's "Newton, quantum theory and reality"; 4. A.H. Cook's "Experiments on gravitation"; 5. C.M. Will's "Experimental gravitation from Newton's 'Principia' to Einstein's general relativity"; 6. T. Dam... View more info

300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography.

By: PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chatto and Windus, London , 1938,:

Seller ID: 85955


PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir. 300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography. London : Chatto and Windus, 1938. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-222,(2), port. frontis. + 7 leaves of plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt signature to front board, top edge dyed blue. Contents : Preface. The Far East. The West Indies. The South Seas. The Royal Yachts. The Channel and Mediterranean. More or Less a Civilian. H.M.S. Tiger – First Year. H.M.S. Tiger – Second Year. Portsmouth. Egypt and the Red Sea. Gibraltar. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Very scarce. 250.00 View more info

300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography.

By: PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chatto and Windus, London , 1938,:

Seller ID: 94765


PELLY, Henry, Admiral Sir. 300,000 Sea Miles : An Autobiography. London : Chatto and Windus, 1938. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-222,(2), port. frontis. + 7 leaves of plates + 1 folding plan. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt signature to front board, top edge dyed blue. Contents : Preface. The Far East. The West Indies. The South Seas. The Royal Yachts. The Channel and Mediterranean. More or Less a Civilian. H.M.S. Tiger – First Year. H.M.S. Tiger – Second Year. Portsmouth. Egypt and the Red Sea. Gibraltar. Light rubbing to boards, some sparse spotting to fore-edge, occasion... View more info

6024 King Edward I : a monarch restored.

By: BROWN, C.G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ian Allan, Shepperton, Surrey, 1991, ISBN:0711020167:

Seller ID: 95979


BROWN, C.G. 6024 King Edward I : a monarch restored. (Shepperton, Surrey) :Ian Allan, (1991). First Edition. Pp [1]-47,(1) including covers. Illustra ted. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated stapled card covers. The story of the passenger locomotive King Edward I. Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Competition and improvement. 3. The development and building of the "Kings.” 4. Thebuilding of 6024 and its prewar work. 5. Postwar developments. 6. The end of steam and start of preservation. 7. At Barry scrapyard. 8. Restoration. 9. "King Edward I" restored. Very good. 15.00 View more info

73 North : The Battle of the Barents Sea.. UK reissue in dj

By: POPE, Dudley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London, 1988,:

Seller ID: 18293


POPE, Dudley. 73 North : The Battle of the Barents Sea. With a Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Tovey. L.: Secker & Warburg, (1988). Reissue. Pp 320. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth. Law 0511 "When a German U-Boat spotted the Allied convoy on the Arctic Route to Russia a message was immediately relayed to the battleships Lützow and Hipper and six large destroyers. They were to annihilate it. Captain Vincent Sherbrooke RN had only four destroyersin his escort and found himself against overwhelming odds." - from the dj. Vg-fine in dj. 25.00 View more info

73 North : The Defeat of Hitler's Navy. in dj.

By: POPE, Dudley TOVEY, Lord, Admiral of the Fleet (foreword)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1958,:

Seller ID: 52586


POPE, Dudley. 73 North : The Defeat of Hitler's Navy. Foreword by Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Tovey. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, (1958). Pp. 288 + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, red cloth spine with patterned grey paper coveredboards. Law 0511 On New Years' Day, 1943, Adolf Hitler declared "this mean s the passing of the High Seas Fleet", when he ordered the scrapping of thewhole of the German surface fleet. This volume details the Battle of the B arents Sea, whose events led to Hitler's decision to abandon the German navy. Light marginalia, top edge a bit dusty, else very good in lightl... View more info

75 Years of AEC. pbk.

By: TOWNSIN, Alan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Transport Publishing Company Ltd., Glossop, Derbyshire, 1987, ISBN:0863171427:

Seller ID: 67987


TOWNSIN, Alan. 75 Years of AEC . Glossop, Derbyshire: Transport Publishing Company, (1987). First Printing. Pp. [1]-48. Illustrated. Double column. 4to, illustrated stapled yellow card covers. Contents: 1. A promising start, 2. Wagons of war, 3. Double-deck progress, 4. The ADC era, 5. AEC revitalised, 6. The oil engine era, 7. Smaller engines ... and larger, 8. War, the second time around, 9. Post-war expansion, 10. March of he mediumweights, 11. Merger mania. Vg. 30.00 View more info

80th Birthday Book for Ernest Darwin Simon, Lord Simon of Wythenshawe, b. 9th October 1879

By: SIMON, Ernest Darwin)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cloister Press, 1959,:

Seller ID: 46209


(SIMON, Ernest Darwin). 80th Birthday Book for Ernest Darwin Simon, Lord Simon of Wythenshawe, b. 9th October, 1879. Heaton Mersey Stockport: printed for private circulation at The Cloister Press, [1959]. Pp. 62. Port frontis. 8vo, cream parchment covered boards, gilt lettering to front, in glassine dust jacket. Boards slightly splayed, some yellowing to parchment, else vg in tattered dj. Paper laid in which reads "from Lady Simon of Wythenshawe / Broomcroft, Ford Lane, Didsbury, Manchester". 30.00 View more info

820 Naval Air Squadron.

By: Royal Navy - Helicopters)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Royal Navy, 1989,:

Seller ID: 66075


(Royal Navy - Helicopters). 820 Naval Air Squadron. (L.: Directorate of Public Relations (Royal Navy), 1989). Pp [8]. Illustrated with photos to text;double column. 8vo, stapled illustrated wraps. Contents: The Squadron Toda y; Our Aircraft the Westland Sea King HAS Mark 6; Our Ship HMS Ark Royal; 820 Squadron - A History; 820 Squadron Aircraft; 820 Squadron Ships; Battle Honours. Very good. 10.00 View more info

96 Years in the Royal Navy: The astonishing story of Halifax born Admiral of the Fleet Sir Provo Wallis. First Edition.

By: HEINE, William C. WALLIS, Provo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1987, ISBN:0889993297:

Seller ID: 21394


HEINE, William C. 96 Years in the Royal Navy : The astonishing story of Halifax born Admiral of the Fleet Sir Provo Wallis who joined the Royal Navy at the age of four and served for 96 years. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (10),11-92, + 8-pages central secion of illustrations. 8vo, card covers, with photo and Union Jack cover. Much about the action between HMS Shannon and USS Chesapeake off Boston, June 1, 1813. Chapters : 1. French Prisoner at Fourteen; 2. Arrogance on the High Seas; 3. Kill the Enemy - Save His Ship; 4. "Englishmen Still Know How to F... View more info