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Battle
Macksey, Kenneth,
ISBN: 0356049175
Macdonald & Jane's, London, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Patrick Hargreaves. First Edition. XII 204pp., foreword -- the combatants, acknowledgements, glossary. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front endpaper: showing "the view forward From the Position of the 1st Battalion, the East Hampshire Regiment, prior to their going into action on the 30th July, 1944.", rear endpaper: shows dramatically, the high command structure of the British army in Normandy and lower command structure of the British and American units involved in the battle for Vertefeuille Farm on July 30th. Within the text there are maps and line illustrations all done by Patrick Hargreaves. Green colour board with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper again by Patrick Hargreaves, with red and black writing on the front panel and spine. the dustwrapper has a 1 inch tear at the top left-hand side of the front panel and a small tear at the top left of the rear panel. There is a faint stain from a price sticker on the front free endpage." "" Normandy, on 28 July, 1944: while the British Army is stalemated outside Caen, to the West the Americans are fighting their way through the dense, green, claustrophobic Normandy countryside. In 24 hours of high-pressure planning, six British divisions are redeployed westwards to join the flank of the American attack. 'Battle' describes the impact of this planning on one British to Battalion.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Patrick Hargreaves. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Britain; 1940s; ISBN: 0356049175. ISBN/EAN: 9780356049175. Inventory No: 0239652. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0239652  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Beautiful End
Holme, Constance,
Oxford University Press, London, No date. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher's logo to the front panel and self embossed decoration to the boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Blue coloured tint to the top textblock edge. Blue faux silk place marker, which is faded and slightly frayed at the end. illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. On the verso of the dustwrapper is a list of the fiction within the "The World's Classics" series. A reprint of a novel from the early part of the 20th century. Oxford The World's Classics series 431. Minor softening of the backstrip and rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Offset tanning and faint foxing to the endpapers with previous owners details to the free front end paper. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Sunning and marking to the dustwrapper panels. There are small splits to either side of the lower backstrip edge. Size: 16mo - up to 6 " tall - Sextodecimo. [7], 2-222, [18 of which 16 pages are further titles within the series, with an index of authors also used] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0115360. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0115360  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Coronation
Gallico, Paul,
William Heinemann, London, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. Light blue coloured endpapers. Navy blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and light Browning to the internal text. Previous owners ex-libris plate is affixed to the front paste-down and name sticker to the top edge of the free front end paper. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and blue and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and there are a few small close to tears to the top dustwrapper edge. The results of insect activity can be seen to the rear fold over crease. The colour of the book boards has bled onto the verso of the dustwrapper and to the rear fold over panel. Paul Gallico has recorded the pageantry and the emotion of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on second of June 1953. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (6), 128, (2) pages. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Britain; Inventory No: 0111321. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111321  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Ghosts and Grease Paint; A Story of the Days That Were
Macqueen-Pope, W.,
ISBN: 0709119917
Robert Hale & Company , London, 1971. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. VI, 336 pages, last two pages blank, list of illustrations, and list of illustrations within the text. Illustrated endpapers, both different, the front endpapers advertising the Princess Theatre farewell performances of Mr Wilson Barrett and the rear endpapers advertising Charles Reade adaptation of the French play L'assommoir -- which he called -- Drink. The text is illustrated with 100 black-and-white contemporary photographs and for black-and-white illustrations within the text. Purple coloured boards with black insert gilt edging is to the backstrip and within that black insert gilt titles. A little rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and bumping to the lower edge. Some faint fading to the edges of the backstrip and shelf wear to the lower book edges. Browning and staining to the top text block edges. Plain text dustwrapper with black background and red illustration to the front panel. Gilt and white titles to the front panel and the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges. There was a 0.25 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and marking to the dustwrapper panels. Browning of the fold over panels. An invocation of the London West End in the last part of the 18th century and the early part of the 20th century. Not only the theatregoers and their lifestyles but also the players themselves are highlighted. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Britain; 19th Century ; ISBN: 0709119917. ISBN/EAN: 9780709119913. Inventory No: 0106759. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0106759  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Painting in England; 1500 -1780
Piper, David,
The Book Society, London, 1960. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. list of illustrations, for further reading and biographical index. Illustrated endpapers showing a sepia toned illustration of Stonehenge, based on a Turner sketch. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, being a reproduction of William Powell Frith's painting " Derby Day, 1856-8 " [ detail ]. The text is illustrated with 80 reproductions of various English painter's works, of which 48 are in full colour. Brown cloth boards with medallion, after J. M. W. Turner on front panel, with gilt coloured titles on the backstrip. Brown coloured tint to top paper edge. A history of English painting from 1500-1780 and using various English painters of various different periods and styles. Bumping into the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. The top book corner has become frayed with underlying board visible. A few stains to the lower book edges and the medallion on the front board has become somewhat rubbed. Internally, there is some rubbing and very, very light tanning of the pages. Privately Printed. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 144, [1]pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Britain; Art -- History and Theory ; Inventory No: 0103927. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0103927  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Painting in England; 1500 -1780
Piper, David,
The Book Society, London, 1960. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. list of illustrations, for further reading and biographical index. Illustrated endpapers showing a sepia toned illustration of Stonehenge, based on a Turner sketch. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, being a reproduction of William Powell Frith's painting " Derby Day, 1856-8 " [ detail ]. The text is illustrated with 80 reproductions of various English painter's works, of which 48 are in full colour. Brown cloth boards with medallion, after J. M. W. Turner on front panel, with gilt coloured titles on the backstrip. Brown coloured tint to top paper edge. A history of English painting from 1500-1780 and using various English painters of various different periods and styles. Softening to the backstrip edges and rubbing of the book corners. Very light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Occasional mark to the cloth of the board and there is some scoring of the rear board. Privately Printed. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 144, [1]pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Britain; Art -- History and Theory ; Inventory No: 0117033. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0117033  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Somerset Maugham and the Maugham Dynasty
Connon, Bryan,
ISBN: 1856192741
Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1997. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of illustrations, acknowledgements, a note on sources, introduction by author, select bibliography and index. Illustrated endpapers, being a fleur de lis design, in maroon and white, reproduced multiple times. The text is illustrated with two inserts of eight pages each of black-and-white photographs/illustrations from the Maugham family history. Maroon coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip corners. Black-and-white photographic dustwrapper, of Somerset Maugham, against a white background with silver, maroon and black titles to the front panel and black and maroon titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white illustration of Robin Maugham on the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper panels, either side of the backstrip and to the fold over creases. The white of the background has become somewhat dull and shows noticeable handling marks. The history of the Maugham family from the 1800s to 1981. Focusing particularly on W. Somerset Maugham and his nephew Robin Maugham. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XX, 396 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain; Biography -- Literary; ISBN: 1856192741. ISBN/EAN: 9781856192743. Inventory No: 0107643. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107643  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Dawn's Early Light
Lord, Walter,
ISBN: 0241020956
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. xiv, 306 pp; endpaper maps, 16 plates, notes, index; the top third of the front board has been attacked by a coffee stain. Light bumping of the board corners, and the tail of the spine "The hazardous events of 1814 when the British invaded Washington, set fire to the White House, attacked Baltimore and were defeated at New Orleans". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Britain; Military History; America; ISBN: 0241020956. ISBN/EAN: 9780241020951. Inventory No: 0209070. Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0209070  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Deceptive Grin of the Gravel Porters
Ewart, Gavin,
London Magazine Editions, London, 1968. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 72pp., four pages of advertisements. Orange coloured covers with blue writing on the front panel and spine. A little scuffing to the book edges and to the head and to the heel of the spine. The spine is slightly faded. Very faint dust marks and foxing to the top paper edge. A book of poetry from Gavin Ewart. London Magazine Editions -- Series -- No. 18. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; Britain; Inventory No: 0102975. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102975  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Golden Calm: an English Lady's Life in Moghul Delhi
Kaye, M. M. ( Editor ),
ISBN: 0906671191
Webb & Bower, Exeter, England, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 25x20cm, red vinyl cloth gilt & decorated, 220pp, many colour plates, index. "Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley, and by her father, Sir Thomas Metcalfe"; attractively illustrated with colour reproductions of pages from the 'Delhie Book' of Sir Thomas Metcalfe. Includes six-page colour foldout. The 100+ illustrations are facsimiles that were specially commissioned illustrations from some of the finest of the native Delhi artists of the age. Words and pictures combine to give a powerfully evocative view of a world forever lost. Traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block, otherwise in very good condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History; India; Britain; ISBN: 0906671191. ISBN/EAN: 9780906671191. Inventory No: 0215959. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0215959  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Golden Calm: an English Lady's Life in Moghul Delhi
Kaye, M. M. ( Editor ),
ISBN: 0670344001
The Viking Press, New York, 1980. First Edition
 Gilt Embossed Vinyl Gilt Embossed Vinyl. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 25x20cm, red vinyl (imitation leather) cloth gilt & decorated, 220 pp, many colour plates, index. "Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley, and by her father, Sir Thomas Metcalfe"; attractively illustrated with colour reproductions of pages from the 'Delhie Book' of Sir Thomas Metcalfe. Includes six-page colour foldout. The 100+ illustrations are facsimiles that were specially commissioned illustrations from some of the finest of the native Delhi artists of the age. Words and pictures combine to give a powerfully evocative view of a world forever lost. Traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block, price clipped dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History; India; Britain; ISBN: 0670344001. ISBN/EAN: 9780670344000. Inventory No: 0218103. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0218103  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Golden Calm: an English Lady's Life in Moghul Delhi
Kaye, M. M. ( Editor ),
ISBN: 0906671191
Webb & Bower, Exeter, England, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 25x20cm, red vinyl cloth gilt & decorated, 220pp, many colour plates, index. "Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley, and by her father, Sir Thomas Metcalfe"; attractively illustrated with colour reproductions of pages from the 'Delhie Book' of Sir Thomas Metcalfe. Includes six-page colour foldout. The 100+ illustrations are facsimiles that were specially commissioned illustrations from some of the finest of the native Delhi artists of the age. Words and pictures combine to give a powerfully evocative view of a world forever lost. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History; India; Britain; ISBN: 0906671191. ISBN/EAN: 9780906671191. Inventory No: 0201266. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0201266  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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