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The Illustrated London News: October 30, 1943 [ No: 5454 - Volume 203 ]

By Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril; Squire, Sir John

Commonwealth House, London : The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd, 1943. With b/w and sepia images, together with artist drawings. Muddy conditions, heavy going in Italy. Features include the Battle of Volturno River. Map to page 487 'The Slow Advance in Italy: General Alexander's Candid Explanation.' The Centre Fold is of Churchill at a London Gun Site. Illustrated Pen Pictures of some of the Soldier P.O.W's. P.478 -504. A very good copy. very short nick to margin fore edge, one stain to the upper cover that bleeds through to to inside page { Images to follow } [ BR2 ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Folio.

$32.75

The Illustrated London News , Saturday, May 16, 1942 -  The 100th Anniversary Issue
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The Illustrated London News , Saturday, May 16, 1942 - The 100th Anniversary Issue

By Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril; Squire, Sir John

Commonwealth House, London : The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd, 1942. As one would expect, this issue concentrates on the History, looking at World events, the first ever issue. With b/w and sepia images, together with full colour pages. Focus on the Royal Family. To include on going World War II matters, Land, in the air and on the Sea. A very good copy. very short nick to margin fore edge, one stain to the upper cover that bleeds through to to inside page { Images to follow } [ BR2 ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$58.95

Sir Benjamin Stone's pictures : Records of national life & History
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Sir Benjamin Stone's pictures : Records of national life & History

By Stone, Benjamin Sir.

London: Cassell & Company, 1906. Reproduced from the collection of photographs made by Sir Benjamin Stone, M.P..x, (96) leaves of plates, (96) leaves of text : ill., frontis. port ; 30 cm. This is a complete copy that is very good internally, the binding, while somewhat marked with some fading, is firm and secure.[ Loaction: BR2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$26.20

Belgium : the official account of what happened 1939-1940
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Belgium : the official account of what happened 1939-1940

By Belgium. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

London: Evans Brothers Ltd , 1941. [ undated - believed to be 1941]: 110 p., [7] p. of ill. : ill., facsims., maps. Appendices. A very good copy, one small mark front cover. Clean and tight. No inscriptions. [ Loaction: F. P.1.]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.14

No.10 Downing Street : the story of a house
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No.10 Downing Street : the story of a house

By Jones, Christopher.

London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1985. A book that needs no introduction! 192p, col. plates : ill., facsims., maps, plans, ports. ; 25cm. A very nice copy in a like Dust Jacket. No inscriptions. Includes bibliographical references; index. [ Location: BR1/4 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.17

The English civil war : day by day ; A Battlefield Atlas of the English Civil War [ 2 CIVIL WAR ALBUMS ]
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The English civil war : day by day ; A Battlefield Atlas of the English Civil War [ 2 CIVIL WAR ALBUMS ]

By Emberton, Wilfrid. [ Foreword: Adair, John.; BAKER, Anthony

London: Grange Books, 1997. 2 ENGLISH CIVIL WAR BOOKS: 1st Listed: Plotting through the chaos and the daily confusion - England at War with itself.... p. xxviii, illustrated, 228, index. Lovely copy in a like Dust Jacket. 2nd Listed: Published by PRC, reprint edition, ISBN: 1856483347, 128 pages and numerous battle plans , an important well researched work. Fine in a like dust Jacket. [ Location: BR4/4 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.10

Memoirs [ Vol II Only ]
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Memoirs [ Vol II Only ]

By Fitzroy, Sir Almeric

London: Hutchinson & Co, 1923. I believe this copy is the undated and uncommon First Edition published in 1923, but only Volume II. June 1923 to end of page 812 [ the last page of the text memoirs.]. Light Blue Boards Gilt Spine - The book itself is very good overall, but the upper cover with some speckling spots to fore edge, while the lower cover has some similar to the bottom [ left ] corner area. Else is a tight clean copy, with portrait frontis, and 15 other illustrations, pp: 833 to include Appendix & Index. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.17

The Art of War in the Western World
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The Art of War in the Western World

By Jones, Archer

New York: Barnes & Noble Books., 1997. Combining the drama of combat, with the art of strategy - A very nice crisp copy, one small finger nail stain to front paste down, else Fine+, in excellent bright Jacket. p.740, illustrated, Maps, diagrams. Copyright 1987 Barnes & Noble. Size: 8vo ( Heavy ) [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Tall 8vo.

$17.03

War and peace in the Sudan 1955-1972
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War and peace in the Sudan 1955-1972

By EPRILE, CECIL.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. World realities series: 192p. : ill., maps ; 23cm. Includes index. Bibliography: p.189-190. Just a firm clean copy in a like Jacket, just with a light surface crease to top edgge of the rear panel { representative images to follow } [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$11.79

Eisenhower : a soldier's life
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Eisenhower : a soldier's life

By D'Este, Carlo.

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. This is the First UK edition, originally published by Holt in the USA in 2002. Carlo D'Este's previous book, PATTON cemented his reputation as one of the best-selling historians of the Second World War. John Keegan called it 'a magnificent portrait'. The Sunday Telegraph called it 'superb biography'. Now he turns to America's most successful commander of the war, the future president Dwight D Eisenhower. Born in poverty, the child of convinced pacifists, Eisenhower rose to command the Allied invasion force from D-Day to the conquest of Germany. He remains a controversial figure, especially to the British. Eisenhower had a prickly relationship with his most notorious subordinate, the British General Montgomery. As well as the key military issues, D'Este reveals the truth about Eisenhower's alleged romance with his British driver, Kay Summersby, his troubled marriage and his eye for the political future. This is the definitive biography of the most important officer in the Allied armies of the Second World War. xi, 848 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. A very nice copy and in a like Jacket, a tiny squeeze to spine head. Biography of Author: Carlo D'Este served in the US Army in Vietnam, Germany and England before retiring as a lieutenant-colonel in 1978. He received his MA from the University of Richmond and has now published six books that have won high praise both sides of the Atlantic. Acclaimed by Anthony Beevor, John Keegan, Victor Davis Hanson, Martin Blumenson and Alan Clark, he is the greatest military biographer working today. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.65

The road to Ramadan: The Inside Story of How the Arabs Prepared for and Almost Won the October War of 1973
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The road to Ramadan: The Inside Story of How the Arabs Prepared for and Almost Won the October War of 1973

By Haykal, Muhammad Hasanayn.

London: Collins, 1975. 285 pages,12 pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22cm. Includes index. A nice secure book, no inscriptions, very short tear to spine head, in a complete Jacket, but with a small repaired tear to spine head. Spine is also lightly faded. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo.

$10.48

Assassination : Robert F.Kennedy-1925-1968, by the editors of United Press International
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Assassination : Robert F.Kennedy-1925-1968, by the editors of United Press International

By United Press International; Klagebrun, Francine.; Whitney, David C. [ Edited By

New York: Cowles, 1968. A neat copy, firm and clean. No inscriptions, in a little rubbed Dust Jacket. p.272, illustrated. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$7.86

The Illustrated news of the world and drawing-room portrait gallery of eminent Personages
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The Illustrated news of the world and drawing-room portrait gallery of eminent Personages

By London Joint Stock Newspaper Company

London: London Joint Stock Newspaper Company, 1858. 'The Illustrated News of the World and National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages' was a new publication with the strong visual emphasis of numerous large woodcuts to illustrate local and world events and featuring several fine steel engravings of eminent persons. A competitor to the existing illustrated magazines: - The Illustrated London News and Punch Magazine. Here we have Nos 22 - 48 or / July 1858 - January 1859. The Journal had only been first published [ No 1] on the 6th February 1858. This is a truly fascinating publication and covers a vast array of subjects. Particularly noticeable when working through the volume is how extensive Queen Victoria's travels were and these and other articles are supported by illustrations. I am only able to provide a small 'snap shot' of examples here: Queen's visit to Birmingham, engravings of Aston Hall, her Boudoir etc; Numerous adverts: Bass's East India Ale - Gallon Casks!; Engraving of the Port of Caernarvon from a Water colour by Thomas S. Robins, with Snowdon in the background; The running debate at Parliament about the state of the Thames; A beautiful Full page engraving of the Royal Agriculture Exhibition held at the Racecourse in Chester; Another of the Grand Reception of the 1st British Ambassador to China. Overall the Book is Good. The Covers are sturdy, and although the front hinge is showing it is secure. The boards themselves are somewhat rubbed {images to follow}. The interior is very good overall, but a few points should be noted: pages are very clean, bar a few occasional fox spots and offsets. The base margins of a small number of pages have been trimmed [ at the time the Journals were bound?] not affecting text or engravings; there are a few tears to the following: 1" -p.120, p.139, p168, p.394, 400, 2" - p.397; 3" - p.120, &; 401-403; 7" - p.419. Each is easily repairable with archival type tape. Collation: Period Journal format, bound in Quarter Leather Boards, comprehensive Indices covering Articles and Engravings. {Representative images will follow}. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Steel Engravings By D.J.Pound. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$189.96

Battle royal : Edward VIII & George VI, brother against Brother
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Battle royal : Edward VIII & George VI, brother against Brother

By McLeod, Kirsty 1947-

London: Constable, 1999. The story of the two eldest sons of George V, who became Edward VIII and George VI, showing how they emerged into adulthood scarred by their cold mother and bullying father. One confident and self-indulgent, the other hesitant and insecure, we see them meet and marry Wallis Simpson and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, and lose all vestiges of brotherly love. xii,270p.,[24]p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25cm. Bibliography: p259-260. A very nice copy indeed. Fresh and bright, no inscriptions, in a bright fresh Jacket. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.72

The ends of power
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The ends of power

By Haldeman, H. R. (Harry R.) 1926-1993. [ with Joseph DiMona.

New York: Times Books, 1978. xxi, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. A decent copy, being firm, square and clean, in a Overall pleasant Jacket, just with a minor tear to spine headand one slighly longer one to base joint/spine. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.46

Friends in high places : the Bechtel story : the most secret corporation and how it engineered the world
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Friends in high places : the Bechtel story : the most secret corporation and how it engineered the world

By McCartney, Laton.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. FIRST US EDITION: 1st Impression - 273p,[12]p of plates : ill., ports. ; 25cm. Includes index. Stephen Davison Bechtel was the son of Warren A. Bechtel, the founder of the Bechtel Corporation and the president of the company from 1933 through 1960. In 1933, when Warren Bechtel died suddenly while traveling abroad. His father's death came at a critical time for the company: concrete was being poured for the Hoover Dam, Bechtel's largest project up till that point. Stephen became president and saw the company through the construction of the Hoover Dam. Over the next thirty years, he expanded Bechtel into a huge and successful engineering company with operations all over the world. Stephen handed the presidency of the company over to his son, Stephen Jr. in 1960, but stayed on as the chairman until 1969. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.48

The Left Bank : writers, artists, and politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War
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The Left Bank : writers, artists, and politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War

By Lottman, Herbert R.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 1982. FIRST US EDITION: A decent 1st impression. Firm, square and clean. No inscriptions. In a similar Dust Jacket, not price clipped, just a small light abrasion/surface to upper cover. xiv, 319 p. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.79

Distribution des Prix et des Certicates decernes a la suite du XXXVIII Grand Concours Annuel de Langue et de Litterature Francaises 3rd Fevrier 1923.
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Distribution des Prix et des Certicates decernes a la suite du XXXVIII Grand Concours Annuel de Langue et de Litterature Francaises 3rd Fevrier 1923.

By Alderman Edward Cecil Moore { Lord Mayor De Londres }

2 Newton Street, Kingsway London W.C.2: Printed By C.F.Hodgson & Son, 1923. PROGRAMME FOR : The distribution of the prizes and the certicates awarded following the XXXVIII great annual contest of language and French Literature, held at The Mansion House London [ The Right Honourable Sir Edward Cecil Moore (1851-1923), Lord Mayor of London, 1922-23 ] 3rd February 1923. The Societe Nationale des professeurs de Francais en Angleterre [ Founded 12th Nov 1881 ] was based at "Sackville House" 7 Red Lion Square, London W.C.1. p.16, list of names, attendees, Certificate holders etc.In a stylish cover. [ Location: Programme Storage ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo.

$9.17

Harrow Association Dinner Given to Commemorate the Appointment of The Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin M.P. As Prime Minister . Together with Invitation to Captain E.C. J Moore and His Place Name Card Enclosed [ Savoy Hotel: July 19th 1923 ]
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Harrow Association Dinner Given to Commemorate the Appointment of The Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin M.P. As Prime Minister . Together with Invitation to Captain E.C. J Moore and His Place Name Card Enclosed [ Savoy Hotel: July 19th 1923 ]

By The Most Noble The Marquess of Crewe, K.G. ( President of the Association )

England: Harrow Association, 1923. Three items with Associations to Harrow, and the Great Offices of 10 Downing Street and indeed the Savoy Hotel. The Menu Card is in very good condition, is 4pages, and includes a Toast List, The Menu [ eg: Supreme de Sole Walewska ). Captain Moore may be better known as: The Right Honourable Sir Edward Cecil Moore (1851-1923) was a local politician in the City of London. He entered the Corporation of London as an alderman for Bishopsgate Ward in 1912 and held the office of Sheriff of the City of London in 1914-15 and Lord Mayor of London in 1922-23. . His Invitation is from the Harrow association numbered 49, headed "Dinner to the Prime Minister Thursday July 19th 1923 8pm Prompt. His Place name Card is typed onto an Association card suitably. [ Location: Programme Storage ]. First Edition. Card Covers. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$18.34

First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir
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First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir

By Reagan, Maureen

New York: Little Brown & Company, 1989. FIRST EDITION 1ST IMPRESSION: p.444, illustrated. Maureen Reagan creates an affectionate, lively and intimate dual portrait of a most popular US President. A very nice copy in a like Dust Jacket, one tiny nick to base edge of front cover. . No inscriptions. [ Location: BR2/1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.83

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