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XPD

Len Deighton

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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London - Hutchinson, 1981 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A copy of 'XPD' by Len Deighton. Leonard Cyril Deighton (born 18 February 1929, Marylebone, London) is a British military historian, cookery writer, and novelist. He is perhaps most famous for his spy novel The IPCRESS File, which was made into a film starring Michael Caine. First Edition. Condition: In a cloth binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with just some bumping to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, very bright and clean throughout. The dustwrapper is in lovely condition and covered by a protective plastic wrap. Overall Condition: FINE with an AS NEW dustwrapper..

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XPD

Len Deighton

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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ont> Hutchinson : London, 1981 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of this thrilling and suspenseful spy novel by Len Deighton, best known as one of the top three spy novelists of his generation. Set in 1979, and hence roughly contemporaneous with when the work was first published, this novel concerns an attempt by a group of former SS officers to seize power in West Germany, and their attempt to publish wartime documents about a (fictional) secret meeting between Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler in June 1940. However, their plans are repeatedly thwarted through the efforts of a British agent, Boyd Stuart, who is tasked with preventing the documents from becoming public. Complete with original unclipped dustwrapper. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, lovely. Dustwrapper lovely, with slight fading to spine, and slight marking to joint of rear flywrap. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean thr ... Read more

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XVIIIeme Siecle Institutions Usages et Costumes

Paul Lacroix; illustrated by various

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1789, 1878 Book. Good. Hardcover. An illustrated history of 18th Century society and customs in Franceby Paul Lacroix with twenty-onecolour lithographs and three-hundred and fifty woodcuts. Third edition. Illustrations after Watteau, Vanloo, Rigaud, Boucher, Greuze, Lancret, J. Vernet, Chardin. Jeaurat, Bouchardon, Saint-Aubin, Eisen, Gravelot, Moreau, Chochin, Wille, Debucourt etc. Paul Lacroix (1806 -1884) was aFrench author and journalist. With previous owner's ink inscription to verso to front free endpaper. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with decorative cloth boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, slight loss to head and tail of spine and with slight evidence of past worming to front joint. Hinges slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with some tidemarks and occasional spotting and marks to pages. With slight marginal loss to endpapers and the occasional closed tear. Overall: GOOD.

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1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright copy of ths sought after and comprehensively illustrated book. One volume bound in Moroccan leather with gilt decoration and lettering. It includes 21 chromolithographic plates and 350 engravings. Paul Lacroix (1806 - 1884) French author and journalist, was born in Paris, the son of a novelist. He is best known under his pseudonym of P. L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob, suggested by the constant interest he took in public libraries and books generally. Lacroix was extremely prolific. Over twenty historical romances alone came from his pen, and he also wrote a variety of serious historical works, including a history of Napoleon III, and the life and times of the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He was the joint author of a five-volume work, Le Moyen Age et la Renaissance (1847), a standard work on the manners, customs and dress of that era. This book previously belonged to J. H. M. Springall and contains his bookplate. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with ... Read more

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1789, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of the eighteenth century in France, illustrated profusely throughout, written by the French journalist Paul Lacroix. This work looks at turbulent eighteenth century France from the years 1700 to 1789, discussing the years leading up to the infamous French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Some of the subjects discussed in this work include the lives of the nobility, King and the court, the bourgeoisie, and the army, as well the the parliament, commerce, finance, charity, education, Paris, justice, theatres, society, kitchen, travel, and fashion. Written by Paul Lacroix. Lacroix was a French author and journalist, best known by the pseudonym 'Bibliophile Jacob'. He also wrote 'The Middle Ages and Renaissance', 'Historical Costumes of France from the most Authentic Monuments', and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece, thirty-one plates, and numerous in-text engravings. Undated, dated from Copac from copies held at the She ... Read more

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B.T. Batsford Ltd. - London10 by 8;(vii)271, 1920 Book. Hardcover. A handsome volume in good condition, broadly covering most aspects of 18th-century life in London. Beresford Chancellor's account of life in the Georgian heyday of London addresses the social life of the period generally; the topography of the capital itself; pleasure resorts; clubs, coffee-houses, and taverns; great houses and public buildings; churches; the arts during the period generally; and architectural relics of the period. Illustrated with handsome colour plates to the frontispiece, as well as monochrome plates and photographs throughout. Condition: Smart block clothbinding withhandsome gilt inscription to front cover and spine. Some marking, with one spot to front cover, minor spotting to back cover, and rubbing and shelfwear to exstremities. Internally, generally firmly bound with bright, clean pages notwithstanding foxing to front and back pastedowns. Selfridge & Co. book department stamp oninside back cover. Overall: VERY ... Read more

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00, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive edition of seventeenth century French history by Paul Lacroix. With16 chromolithographs and 300 engraved illustrations, including 20 plates. A prolific writer and journalist, Paul Lacroix is known best for his pseudonym 'Bibliophile Jacob' and his historical novels and serious works. From the king and his court to the public and the army, Lacroix documents the fashion and the utility of different clothes through the different levels of society. He pays special attention to differences between the royal courts of Henri IV, Marie de Mdicis, and Louis XIII. Condition: In a morocco binding with gilt detail and edges. Externally, smart with some light rubbing and bumping to extremities. Library label to spine. Ex libris bookplate to front pastedown. Hinges starting but sound. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with light spotting. Library stamp to preface and front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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00, 1882 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. An attractive edition of French history from the seventeenth century by Paul Lacroix. With 17 chromolithographs and 300 engraved illustrations, including 16 plates. A prolific writer and journalist, Paul Lacroix is known best for his pseudonym 'Bibliophile Jacob' and his historical novels and serious works. Here Lacroix takes a broad view of society and provides research on topics from religion and academic studies to art, music, and literature. Condition: In a morocco binding with gilt detail and edges. Externally, smart with light rubbing and light bumping to extremities. Library label to spine. Ex libris bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with light spotting to first and last. Library stamp to page iii. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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The Xanadu Talisman

Peter O'Donnell

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Very Good
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ont> Souvenir Press : London, 1981 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition copy of O'Donnell's novel The Xanadu Talisman, featuring Modesty Blaise A first edition copy of the tenth novel to feature Modesty Blaise, 'The Xanadu Talisman', by Peter O'Donnell. With puzzles to solve, and a criminal nanny, as with all of the Blaise series, this novel is full of action and adventure. Debuting in the Evening Standard in 1963 Modesty Blaise was originally a comic strip, written by O'Donnell and illustrated by Jim Holdaway. Modest Blaise is a talented young woman, with a criminal past, who ends up on a series of action filled adventures with her sidekick Willie Garvin. Aside from the comic strip, Blaise featured in a total of eleven novels and two short story collections. Peter O'Donnell was a British writer of mysteries and comic strips. Though best known for his Modesty Blaise series, he was also a award winning gothic romance novelist, writing under the pseudonym Ma ... Read more

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ont> E Theatro Sheldoniano : Oxonii; [Oxford], 1727 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A near fine copy of Thomas Hutchinson's edited copy of Xenophon's influential and masterful partly fictionalised biography on the life of Cyrus the Great, illustrated here with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map. Written in Greek and Latin. The signatures run as a-h4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Ssss4. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map. Rebound with new endpapers, though preserving the original front free and rear free endpapers. The first five words of the title are transliterated from the Greek. ESTC citation number T188065. Collated from the ESTC, complete. A bilingual Greek and Latin edition of Xenophon's 'Cyropaedia'. 'Cyropaedia' is a partly fictional biography about the life of Cyrus the Great. Cyrus was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, which was the first Persian Empire. It was written by the Athenian gentleman-soldier Xenophon in ar ... Read more

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ont> Benjamin White : London, 1770 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An English translation of this famed history of Greece by contemporary author and philosopher, Xenophon. This translation is by scholar, Dr William Smith. Complete with the folding map, which is in a relatively clean condition. vi is misnumbered iv as called for. With the bookplate of William Leake Esq to the front pastedown. William Leake was an English topographer, diplomat and antiquarian. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society. ESTC No. T145017. The ESTC notes that the translator of this work was William Smith. Smith was the Dean of Chester and translated many Latin and Greek works. He is also known for his translation of Thucydides' 'History of the Peloponnesian War' . This work is often regarded as a thematic continuation of Thucydides' work. A fascinating work, with a well preserved map of Ancient Greece. Only the 1685 translation by Newman precedes this work. Condition: In a full tree calf binding. Externally, general ... Read more

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Xenophontis de Cyri Expeditione Commentarii

Xenophon; Jo. Gottlob Schneider

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ont> E Typographeo Clarendoniano : Oxonii, 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An handsome copy of this work by the Ancient Greek author, Xenophon. This copy features both the Greek and Latin translations of this work, with copious notes. This interesting volume pairs the Greek and Latin translations of 'Xenophontis de Cyri Expeditione Commentarii'. In an attractive full calf binding, with gilt crest to both the front and rear boards and a prize bookplate to the front pastedown from the Edinburgh Academy. The Anabasis is the best known work of the Ancient Greek author, Xenophon. This particular work is the Greek and Latin translations of this work edited, translated and with additional notes by Jo. Gottlob Schneider. A handsome copy of this notable work of Greek literature. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt detailing to the spine and boards. Externally generally smart. Rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, resulting in a small amount of loss to the head. Patches of rubbing to the front ... Read more

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ont> Andreae Wecheliheredes : Francofurti, 1596 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon edition of the ancient Greek philosopher Xenophon's writings. This sixteenth century edition has retained its brightness, and has the text in both Latin and the original Greek presented in parallel columns. This copy has fascinating provenance, as it holds the bookplate of William Stirling of Keir House. It is possible that this is either the bookplate of Sir William Stirling Maxwell or the architect William Stirling II. Sir William Stirling Maxwell was a Scottish historical writer and art historian. The family motto is to the bookplate, which shares a name with the British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire 'Gang Forward'. Gang Forward was bred by one William Stirling Crawfurd who named the horse after the motto of Clan Stirling. He was successful in ten races and was one of the best colts of his generation. Rebound, in a nineteenth century binding. This editorial of the great Xenophon's writings is by Joh ... Read more

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