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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Grossman Publishers : New York, 1965 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A signed, first edition of this collection of rhymes. Signed by the author to the half title page, with his name 'E Y Harburg'. Gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper from two individuals who were friends with Harburg, as is evident from the inscription 'This small gem- by a treasured friend - is now out of print and cant be gotten. Who better to share one of the few remaining copies with thou irreverent and treasured friend. ' Yip Harburg was a popular American lyricist who wrote many well known works. He penned the lyrics to the famous songs in 'The Wizard of Oz' including 'Over the Rainbow'. These poems are illustrated throughout by American graphic designer, Seymour Chwast. Condition: In publisher's original cloth binding and held in original, price clipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with very little shelfwear. Dustwrapper is also in excellent condition. Very minor ... Read more

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Oxford - The Clarendon Press, 1881 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the poets of the Roman Republic. Written by William Young Sellar, a renowned Scottish classical scholar, the work is befittingly authoritative, with sections on both the poets and the eras in which they worked. Contains an ink inscription to endpages addressing the work to one William Coutts, Esq, date 1881. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally quite smart, there is some wear to the extremities, joints and backstrip, with some minor rubbing and tenderness to hinges. Internally, the pages are generally firmly bound, with some strain in areas, and are bright and clean throughout aside from some spotting to endpages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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In God's Name

David Yallop

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: VERY GOOD INDEED
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London - Jonathan Cape, 1984 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of In God's Hands. David Yallop is a British writer, specialising in unsolved crimes. In God's Hands is an investigation into the murkyfacts surrounding the 1978 death of Pope John Paul I, and the conspiracies that rose out of it. Condition: In a cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally,very smart,with some bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Dustwrapper is smart,with some slight creasing, handlings marks anddiscolouration to the flyleaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED in a VERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrapper..

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The Education of a Poker Player

Herbert O. Yardley

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: VERY GOOD in a G
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London - Jonathan Cape, 1959 Book. VERY GOOD in a G. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The first UK edition of this guide to poker-playing by Herbert O. Yardley. With an introduction by Ian Fleming. Education of a Poker Player combines poker stories with the maths behind the poker strategies. Condition: In a cloth binding with paper-covered boards and original clipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart, with just some light edgewear. Dustwrapper has some closed tears, edgewear, and chipping, with some tape repairs to the rear. Internally, firmly bound. Bookseller's label to rear pastedown. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD in a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper..

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: NEAR FINE with a
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London - Michael Joseph, 1971 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this mystery novel by James Yardley, featuring his popular character Kiss Darling. Described as, 'a story of supersonice excitement which will add to the army of readers who enjoyed Kiss the Boys and Make Them Die. 'Condition: In a black cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, with some light shelfwear only. Dustwrapper is smart also, with just some light marginal age-toning and a few handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE with a NEAR FINE dustwrapper..

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A History of British Fishes

William Yarrell

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ont> John Van Voorst : London, 1841 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A second edition, copiously illustrated copy of this fascinating study of the indigenous fishes of Britain. William Yarrell was an English zoologist, prolific writer, bookseller and naturalist admired by his contemporaries for his precise scientific work. He is best known as the author of this text, 'The History of British Fishes', and the 'History of British Birds', the latter of which went into several editions and was the standard reference work for a generation of British ornithologists. Volume I only. With two pages of author's advertisements to the rear of the text. Featuring a handwritten letter from the author, tipped to the front pastedown, dated '1839'. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Slightly bumped to extremities. Bumped and rubbed to head and tail of spine resulting in small splits and loss to cloth. Slight loss to cloth at head of rear joint. Slight marking to boards. Slight fading to spine. Hinge ... Read more

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A History of British Birds

William Yarrell

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ondon- John Van Voorst, 1845 Book. Good. Hardcover. This is an illustrated four volume set of this history of British birds. Volumes I-III are second edition with volume IV fourth edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous wood engravings. William Yarrell was an English zoologist, prolific writer, bookseller and naturalist admired by his contemporaries for his precise scientific work. He is best known as the author of The History of British Fishes and History of British Birds, the latter ofwhich went into several editions and was the standard reference work for a generation of British ornithologists. Condition: Uniformly bound in blue cloth bindings. Externally, a trifle rubbed, with bumping to extremities and sunning to spines. Boards sunned to volumes I-III. Marks to boards including score marks to boards of volume IV. Hinges tender to all volumes and weak to volume II. Ink inscription and previous owner label to front endpaper of volumes I-III. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in pla ... Read more

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London - The University Press of Liverpool Limited, 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poems and prose about Lancashire, collected and edited by May Yates. With an introduction by Wilfrid Gibson. Includin contributions from Edwin Waugh, Henry Yates, John Collier and many others. Condition: In a cloth binding with paper-covered boards. Externally, generally smart, with just some light bumping. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Ink stamp to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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Wild Berries

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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London - Macmillan, 1981 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncorrected proof copy of the poet Yevtushenko's first novel. It is set in the deep woods of Siberia. Yevtushenko (1932-) is a soviet Russian poet as well as a novelist, publisher, actor and director. Condition: In a paper wrap. Externally, sound. Some agetoning to edges and bumping to extremities. Some spotting to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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ont>, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of this 1915 yearbook of the British Navy, illustrated throughout with a folding map and a folding plate, compiled by Lionel Yexley. A very scarce work, stated on Copac as held only at the British Library, the Imperial War Museum, and the National Library of Wales. This work is a yearbook of the British Navy, remembering the year of 1915 and the battles fought by the Navy in that year of the First World War. With a section of the Navy's immortal names, noting those lost at sea during the war. Illustrated with a frontispice, one folding map and one folding plate, thirty-one full page illustrations, as well as some in-text illustrations showing the various uniforms of the Navy. Folding map showing a map of the North Sea, and the folding plate showing prominent British Navy ships. Compiled by Lionel Yexley, a naval reformer who joined the navy when he was a teenager. Yexley spent his career fighting for better conditions on the Lower Deck of the Ro ... Read more

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The Heir of Redclyffe

Charlotte Yonge

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ont> Macmillan and Co. : London, 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An exciting romance novel by Charlotte Yonge, which was extremely popular when it was published. 'The Heir of Redclyffe' is about the cousins Guy and Phillip Morville. Guy is a romantic Byronic hero, who, after being accused of excessive gambling by Phillip, is disowned by his guardian and his marriage falls apart. The novel has a moral Christian tone, which was popular at the time. The reception for 'The Heir of Redclyffe' was very positive upon it's publication. People like William Morris, Henry James, and possibly Leo Tolstoy all loved the novel, and it is mentioned in 'Little Women'. Charlotte Yonge wrote vastly during her life, with a lot of her profits going towards charitable movements. She is best known for her successful 'The Heir of Redclyffe', though she also wrote 'Heartsease', 'The Daisy Chain', as well as founding 'The Monthly Packet', a magazine for young girls. Illus ... Read more

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The Slaves of Sabinus

Charlotte M. Yonge

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London - National Society's Depository, 1890 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. An uncommon historical novel from Charlotte M. Yonge. With publisher's catalogue to the rear. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and rubbing. Hinges are tender, with frontispiece and endpapers missing. Internally, binding is tender. Pages are bright, though with some foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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Landmarks of History

Charlotte M. Yonge

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London - J. and C. Mozley, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Charlotte M. Yonge's Landmarks of History: Modern History, from the Reformation to the Fall of Napoleon. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Fifth Edition. The Landmarks of History have now been brought down as nearly to our own times as could be accomplished without entering too much on contemporary history. Napoleon's death appears the fit close for the last act. In closing the task, we have only to repeat that this little book is a compilation of the more memorable events recorded in standard histories; and attempts to class them together as to elucidate the spirit of each period, rather than being a mere record of dates, names, and events - Preface. Charlotte Mary Yonge (18231901) was a novelist whose greatest success was The Heir of Redclyffe (1853). The work embodied Tractarian teaching through demonstrating the gradual success of religious discipline in transforming Guy Morville, a Byronic youth, into a sain ... Read more

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European History,

E. M. Sewell and C. M. Yonge

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London - Macmillan and Co., 1873 Book. Good. Hardcover. A very scarce first volume of this European history beginning with the Norman conquest. The book covers the period 1003-1154, includingthe Battle of Hastings, Feudalism, William the Conqueror, Anselm,the Crusades and the Battle of Standard, along with much more. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with marks to boards. Cornersand head of spine are bumped with closed tears. Wear to rear board corner. Sunning to spine and edges of boards. Ink inscriptions on front free end-paper dated to 1877. Internally, firmly bound with spotting to free end-papers, otherwise pages bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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Historical Selections

E. M. Sewell and C. M. Yonge

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London - Macmillan and Co., 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of essays on European history from numerous authors, including Roscoe, Palgrave, Hume and others. With chapters including The Battle of Hastings, The Crusades, Anselm, Gregory VII, and many others. Condition: Ina half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright, though with some patches of foxing and the occasional handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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ont> Richard Bentley : London, 1852 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound, second edition copy of this reflective work regarding the English countryside and the recreational activity of fishing. With lovely gilt detailing of fish to the spine. Binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper, 'W Roach Co New York'. Illustrated, with a frontispiece and six plates. With the bookplate of Arthur Howard Thompson to the front pastedown. Written by John Yonge Akerman, the English antiquarian who specialised with numismatics. A lovely work, which inspired many who had 'never in their lives cast a fly' (preface). This work is set over the course of six days, with extended notes to the rear. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with light rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Frontispiece is detached but present. Internally, firmly bound. Creases to the edges of pages 5-13. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spots. Overal ... Read more

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sp; - London - Davies10 by 6.5; 198pp., 1927 Book. Hardcover. A lovely, illustrated interwar edition of the famous novelfrom Laurence Sterne. With colourful vignettes, broad, clear margins, and large text, this is a charming keepsakeFrom a limited run of two thousand copies for sale, with illustrations by the Zinco Collotype Company, Edinburgh. Condition: Bound in cloth. Generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Lovely pastel cloth binding, with contrasting label. Light wear to corners. Some marks to boards. Internally, very firmly bound. Bright clear text on rough-cut leaves with onlyafew scattered spots. Overall: GOOD..

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By Moor and Fell Landscapes and Lang-Settle Lore from West Yorkshire

Moor and Fell Landscapes and Lang-Settle Lore from West Yorkshire

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ont> T Fisher Unwin : London, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The third impression of this fascinating collection of folklore tales from West Yorkshire. Charmingly illustrated throughout by the popular English landscape painter George Hering. In the publisher's original binding. George Edwards Hering specialised particularly in Italian scenery and lakes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy on several occasions. Written by Halliwell Sutcliffe, an author of several romantic novels set in the Yorkshire Dales. This work is set in West Yorkshire, and discusses tales from Haworth, Skipton, Bingley, Marley and more. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of spine. Light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Small loss to the top corner of page 79/80 due to trimming, not affecting the text. Just the odd spot to pages. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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New York, London - Harper & Brothers, 1937 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of Karl Yost's important A Bibliography of the Works of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering. First edition. Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 1950, was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was also known for her unconventional, bohemian lifestyle and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. It was after her graduation in 1917 that Millay moved to New York, living in Greenwich Village. It was at this time that she first truly attained great popularity in America. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, for The Harp-Weaver, and Other Poems, being the first woman to be so honored for poetry. Her reputation was damaged somewhat however by poetry she wrote in support of the Allied war effort during World War II. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight we ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London - Collins, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A copy of the fascinating 'Fountain of the Elephants'a biographical work by Desmond Young. Includes several plates and maps to the front and rear of the text. A bookplate from the private library of the previous owner has been left to the pastedown. First Edition. Condition: In a cloth bindingretaining its original dustwrapper. Externally, in lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean with some very light spotting to the endpapers only. The dustswrapper is very smart with some light shelfwear and bumping to head and tail with somefoxing to the back panel. Overall Condition:FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEED..

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