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The Art of Holly Hobbie: drawing on affection. by Hobbie, Holly.:

New York, Random House, 1986.. 2nd impression of the first edition. The artist's first collection of watercolours, superbly illustrated throughout. Through a personal selection of her paintings, she affectionately chronicles the life of her growing famil…

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£90.00


The Book of lost tales, Part 1. by Tolkien, J.R.R.:

London, Allen & Unwin, 1983.. 1st edition. The History of Middle Earth, Part 1. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. This was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R.Tolkien, begun in 1916-17 when he was 25 years old but left incomplete. Fine condition in…

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£206.00


The Book of lost tales. Part 2. by Tolkien, Christopher, editor.:

London, Allen & Unwin, 1984.. 1st edition. The History of Middle Earth, Part 2. The Book of lost tales was the first major work of Imagination by J.R.R.Tolkien, begun in 1916 but left incomplete. It stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Mid…

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£206.00


From Earth to Moon, and A Trip round it direct in 97 hours 10 minutes. by Verne, Jules.:

London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1888.. Early British edition. Contains two stories: From the Earth to the Moon, and A Trip round the Moon: a sequel to From the Earth to the Moon. There is a frontispiece illustration, and another facing page 6. The ti…

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£95.00


The Expanding Universe. by Eddington, Sir Arthur.:

London, Cambridge University Press, 1933.. 1st edition. Precedes Hubble's Realm of the Nebulae, published in 1936, and even precedes Hubble's lectures of 1935, on which his book was based!. The author writes in the preface: This book is an expanded versi…

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£95.00


Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future: Operation Saturn, Part 1. by Hampson, Frank.:

London, Titan Books, 2005.. 1st edition thus. Facsimile of one of the best Dan Sare stories, first published in the Eagle. This book contains the first part of that story, reprinted from Volume 3 no. 47, 27th February 1953, to Volume 4 no. 28, 16th of Oc…

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£95.00


2001: a Space odyssey. by Arthur C. Clarke

1st British edition.Based on the screenplay by Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. The boards are in black cloth with bright silver lettering on the spine. Very good condition in a very good unclipped dustwrapper, in a protective sleeve.…

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£250.00


The Hoodwinkers. by Edwards, Monica.:

London, Collins, 1962.. 1st edition. A Romney Marsh story. Neat inscription by a donor on the half-title page, otherwise in very good condition in a very good unclipped dustwrapper, slightly worn around the edges.…

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£125.00


Scientific wonders of the atomic age. by Taylor, John W.R., editor.:

London, Ariel Productions, c 1955.. Foreword by Sir John D. Cockcroft. Includes "High-speed flight" by Neville Duke, and "Rockets and Space flight" by Wernher von Braun. Large hardback in very good condition in a very good unclipped …

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£5.00


Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future. Voyage to Venus, Part 1. by Hampson, Frank.:

London, Titan Books, 2004.. 2nd impression with print number from 2 to 10. Facsimile of the very first Dan Dare story, which was renamed Voyage to Venus by Titan Books and reprinted in two volumes. This first part was reprinted from the Eagle Number 1, 1…

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£75.00


Encounter with Tiber. by Aldrin, Buzz, and Barnes, John.:

New York, Warner Books, 1996.. 1st American edition, 1st printing. Signed on titlepage "To Janet Best wishes" by Buzz Aldrin, and also signed by John Barnes. A science fiction novel. Fine condition in a fine unclipped dustwrapper.…

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£125.00


Rupert Annual 1938 Facsimile. by :

London, Daily Express, 1989.. Quite rare! Boards slightly rubbed around edges, otherwise very good condition. …

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£95.00


Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future. Prisoners of Space. by Hampson, Frank.:

London, Titan Books, 2005.. 1st edition in this format, with full print number from 1 - 10. Facsimile of one of the best Dan Dare stories, first published in the Eagle from Volume 5 no. 22, 28th of May 1954, to Volume 6 no. 18, 6th of May 1955. Includes …

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£95.00


All that remains. by Cornwell, Patricia D.:

London, Little, Brown & Company, 1992.. 1st U.K. edition. Precedes the first American edition! Fine condition in a fine unclipped dustwrapper.…

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£125.00


Churchill's secret warriors: the explosive true story of the Special Forces desperadoes of WW11. by Lewis, Damien.:

London, Quercus, 2015.. A series of operations that defied all the rules of war, led by Gus March-Phillipps and including the bloodthirsty Danish Viking Anders Lassen who won 3 Military Crosses and the Victoria Cross. Includes many photographs and a bib…

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£5.00


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