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    • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, [1998-2003]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 3 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and maps; boards (olive/blue cloth/blue respectively), gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. The Klemperer diaries are widely recognised as one of the most important personal records of the Nazi era. The third volume chronicles the rise of communist East Germany and the re-emergence of many former Nazis in capitalist West Germany. Klemperer died in 1960. The set comprises Vol I: I Shall Bear Witness 1933-1941 (1998); Vol. II: To the Bitter End 1942-1945 (1999); Vol. III: The Lesser Evil: 1945-1959 (2003). COMPLETE SETS AR... leer más
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    • SPRINGWOOD BOOKS, [WINDLESHAM], [1984]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., Second Impression, fire0edge tanning lightly as often; ivory cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published a year after the first edition. Enser, p.271 (recording the first edition). leer más
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    • MICHAEL JOSEPH, [1953]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and 7 plates, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; green cloth, gilt back, green top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Second of the author's immensely popular 'garden' titles. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Cross & Hulme A.51(a); Gretton, 47. leer más
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    • VIKING, [2002]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; brown cloth, gilt back, plum endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A valuable modern account that casts doubt on the inevitability of the British victory. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IS SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Sorsky 332. leer más
    • MACMILLAN, 1940
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured portrait frontispiece; handsomely bound in full dark green crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, hand-made endpapers, ribbon marker, custom-made slip-case, a most attactive copy ideal as a gifrt or for presentation. An elegant copy of the loving biography of Holtby by her close friend Vera Brittain. A wide-ranging writer and novelist, Holtby is now probably best remembered for 'South Riding'. Includes accounts of Holt... leer más
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    • DENT, [1945]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., with illustrations in the text; original series binding of pale blue cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, dark top, pictorial endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly dust-soiled and chipped (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. With 16pp series catalogue at end. First published in EL in 1907. EL 204; Seymour 142.0. leer más
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    • CLARENDON PRESS, OXFORD, 1939
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., Second Edition, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, sides with gilt frame border enclosing title in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy. Arguably the most influential anthology of poetry in English, the OEV was first published in 1900. For this second edition, Q has added a hundred-odd pages 'and close upon Armistice Day 1918, admitting a few later numbers by poets who, whether consciously or not, had indicated before that date the trend of their genius'. A bright copy, and surprisingly uncommon in this condition. leer más
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    • JOHNSON, [1974]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, with plates and maps; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. leer más
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2016
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, title in blue and black, and illustrations (a number double-page) in the text; pictorial boards, blue cloth back lettered in gilt, blue endpapers, a near fine copy. leer más
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    • [HMSO], [1939]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., Second Edition, with photographs, illustrations and diagrams in the text; original buff printed wrappers, a near fine copy. With front endpaper advertisement. First of a series of ARP Handbooks published by the Home Office (ARP Department) at the outbreak of WWII and covering many aspects of air raid precautions. Despite the number issued surprisingly few appear to have survived in this condition. S.O. Code: 34-229-1. leer más
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    • PETER DAVIES, [1973]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to., First Edition thus, with numerous illustrations and cartoons in the text, and endpaper maps; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. Matthews p.203. leer más
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    • CHATTO & WINDUS, [1980]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with map in the text and 5 large folding maps; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, bright, clean set. Huxley's first published work is a classic of Kenyan, indeed of East African, history. First issued by Macmillan in 1935, it was an immediate success - the 'Kenya Weekly News' urged its readers to buy the book 'even though it costs the equivalent of 8 sacks of maize'. This first issue in paperback omits the plates, but preserves all maps and the important preface written by the author for the 1968 edition. Cross & Perkin note that of the 3000 copies ... leer más
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, [1970]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece and 8 full-page illustrations in the text; pictorial green cloth, green top, green endpapers, a near fine copy in publisher's board slip-case. leer más
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    • METHUEN, 1965
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, with maps in the text; original black cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt and red, red top, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with short closed tear at hed of front panel. The first lengthy general survey of SOE by one of its senior staff. Sweet-Escott served in the headquarters of Balkan section alongside Nixon and Taylor. Major Ronald Prentice (1913-1980) served in Greece with SOE Force 133 during 1943 and Noah's Ark in 1944, and subsequently with the Parachute Regiment from 1946. Working under Geoff Hammond, he and Arthur Wickstead formed an effecti... leer más
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    • CHARLES CLOSE SOCIETY, 2013
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., Third Edition, with maps in the text; pictorial boards, a fine copy. The standard reference. This is a revised and expanded version of the first edition of 1993, with 64 more pages, several new sections and renewed illustrations. It contains the only up-to-date bibliography of writings on the Ordnance Survey. leer más
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    • GOLLANCZ, 1978
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, with 14 plates on 8 and numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text; burgundy cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. leer más
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    • FOLIO SOCIETY, 2019
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured frontispiece and 6 coloured illustrations (one double-page); pictorial boards, backstrip lettered in silver and blue, a near fine copy in publisher's pictorial board slip-case. leer más
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    • [MINISTRY OF INFORMATION IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE WAR OFFICE AND THE MINISTRY OF HOME SECURITY], [1940]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: Double-sided poster measuring approx. 11.0 x 8.00 ins (28 x 20 cms); very lightly browning at edges, one horizontal fold, a remarkably well-preserved bright, clean copy. 'Read these instructions carefully and be prepared to carry them out.' Lists seven major rules for the immediate post-invasion period based on the lessons of Occupied Europe. This leaflet was written by Sir Kenneth Clark (of 'Civilisation' fame; see 'The Other Half', p.19): we are indebted to Mr. Adrian Simmonds for this information. A SPLENDID COPY OF A SCARCE AND EVOCATIVE REMINDER OF THE HOME FRONT IN WWII. leer más
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    • LORD PRIVY SEAL'S OFFICE, [1939]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo., First Edition, 4pp; single fold as issued, a near fine copy. 'Read this and keep it carefully. You may need it.' First of a series of Public Information/Civil Defence leaflets issued to the civilian population shortly before the outbreak of WWII. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. leer más
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    • [PRIVATELY PRINTED, PINNER, 1989-91-92]
    • Librería: antiquarian bookshop Island Books (Regno Unito)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with 46 plates on 24, very numerous photographs, facsimiles, maps and diagrams (many full-page) in the text and front and rear endpaper maps (first two volumes) and front endpaper chart (third volume); green cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. The trilogy comprises Spies of the Airwaves (1989), Knowledge strengthens the Arm (1991) and Enigma and its Achilles Heel (1992). Skillen's comprehensive and detailed history of the Y Services is a remarkable personal achievement. The first volume describes how Y provided Allied commanders with re... leer más
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