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A Complete Set (6 Vols.) Of The True Account Of Great Events In Human Achievement Series Comprising Nuvolari And The Alfa Romeo , Richthofen The Red Baron , Lindbergh The Lone Flier , Jimmy Murphy And The White Duesenberg , First Up Everest , Shackleton's Epic Voyage : One Title Is Signed By Raymond Briggs by  Raymond Briggs - First UK Editions - 1968-69 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244852)

A Complete Set (6 Vols.) Of The True Account Of Great Events In Human Achievement Series Comprising Nuvolari And The Alfa Romeo , Richthofen The Red Baron , Lindbergh The Lone Flier , Jimmy Murphy And The White Duesenberg , First Up Everest , Shackleton's Epic Voyage : One Title Is Signed By Raymond Briggs

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A Complete Set (6 Vols.) Of The True Account Of Great Events In Human Achievement Series Comprising Nuvolari And The Alfa Romeo , Richthofen The Red Baron , Lindbergh The Lone Flier , Jimmy Murphy And The White Duesenberg , First Up Everest , Shackleton's Epic Voyage : One Title Is Signed By Raymond Briggs

by Briggs, Raymond

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A Complete Set (6 Vols.) Of 'The True Account Of Great Events In Human Achievement' Series comprising 'Nuvolari And The Alfa Romeo', 'Richthofen The Red Baron', 'Lindbergh The Lone Flier', 'Jimmy Murphy And The White Duesenberg', 'First Up Everest', 'Shackleton's Epic Voyage'. All books are the First UK printings published by Hamish Hamilton, London between 1968 and 1969. The original wrappers are present for all six books and are protected in removable Brodart archival covers. The BOOKS are in VERY GOOD++ or better condition and are free from inscriptions and erasures. Some slight spotting to the prelims and extreme page edges in places to the 'Nuvolari' title. A production fault has resulted in a very slight protrusion of one of the gatherings to the 'Lindbergh' title. The 'First Up Everest' title has been Signed (without dedication) by Raymond Briggs to the title page. The WRAPPERS are all in Very Good++ condition. The 'Everest' title is neatly price-clipped. The price on the 'Duesenberg' title has been over written in pen '3/6'. A little edge-wear with some rubbing in places and to the folds in some titles. The scarce wrappers however, remain very striking in the Brodart archival covers. All six titles are profusely illustrated throughout in B/W and full colour by Raymond Briggs. An exceptionally scarce set with many of the individual titles rarely turning up on the open market, more-so with the original wrappers in such collectible condition. Most copies appear to have ended up in the library system. A highlight series from the creator of 'The Snowman' and only the second complete set we have handled to date. Collectible. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact .

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Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244852
Title
A Complete Set (6 Vols.) Of The True Account Of Great Events In Human Achievement Series Comprising Nuvolari And The Alfa Romeo , Richthofen The Red Baron , Lindbergh The Lone Flier , Jimmy Murphy And The White Duesenberg , First Up Everest , Shackleton's Epic Voyage : One Title Is Signed By Raymond Briggs
Author
Briggs, Raymond
Illustrator
Briggs, Raymond
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
Jacket condition
Very Good++
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Editions
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hamish Hamilton, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1968-69
Keywords
Briggs, everest, Lindbergh, Nuvolari, Richthofen, Shackleton

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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title page
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wrappers
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rubbing
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