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W. H.: A Portion of the Record of Sir William Halifax
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W. H.: A Portion of the Record of Sir William Halifax

by Talbot Mundy [William Lancaster Gribbon]

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London: Hutchinson & Co. , c1932 . Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. An early edition of this scarce novel set in Tudor England, written by Talbot Mundy. Scarce work. Dated using Jisc, from other copies of the work held a the British Library.7th Thousand. Written by English author William Lancaster Gribbon, who wrote under the pseudonym Talbot Mundy, and was known for his works of adventure fiction. As with many of Mundy's other works, this novel was first published as a serial in 'Argosy All-Story Weekly' in 1929, with Hutchinson publishing a book version in 1931. 'W. H.: A Portion of the Record of Sir William Halifax' is an amusing, historical novel set in Tudor England, with William Shakespeare being featured as a supporting character. This work presents the entertaining story of the fictional Sir William Halifax, a man who lives a varied and adventurous life alongside his close friend, Shakespeare. Bound in the publisher's original cloth. Externally, very good, with light bumping to the… Read More
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W M Abbott and Co Reproduction Furniture Catalogue
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W M Abbott and Co Reproduction Furniture Catalogue

by W M Abbott and Co

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Yorkshire: W M Abbott and Co, 1959. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 11.5" by 10". W M Abbott and Co. A scarce furniture catalogue produced by W M Abbott and Co of Yorkshire in 1959. This catalogue contains a variety of their reproduction furniture as well as the measurements of each piece. This album contains many sideboards, clocks, armoires and side-tables. There are measurements and the item's name written in ink.Loosely inserted is a letter from W M Abbott and Co to Messrs C and J Brown Ltd regarding the photograph album of their productions with their latest test designs. The letter is dated September 17th 1959. In addition to this there are several photographs of kitchens from Geoffrey Sawyer Studios Ltd, Soho Square, London loosely inserted. A wonderful first-hand account of mid twentieth century interior design. In a quarter morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart. Patches of light rubbing to the boards, and a small loss to the extremities. Internally,… Read More
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W. N. Froy & Sons Limited Merchants and Manufacturers No. 33
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W. N. Froy & Sons Limited Merchants and Manufacturers No. 33

by W. N. Froy & Sons

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London: W. N. Froy & Sons Ltd., c1930. Cloth. Very Good. 7" by 4". None. A scarce illustrated catalogue from W. N. Froy & Sons for their merchandise, issue no. 33. Scarce work. Catalogue no. 33. Illustrated throughout with monochrome images of available products. A detailed catalogue of products available, terms of business, and delivery of goods. With information on fireplaces, cookers, bath and showers, gutters and fittings, and many other products. W. N. Froy & Sons was founded in 1850 by William Nathaniel Froy as a builders' merchant to sell fittings, sanitary appliances, baths, stoves and many other items for the home. From the library of Doctor Malcolm Higgs, an important architectural historian who worked as an assistant architect to Stirling & Gowan, working on their particularly renowned Leicester University Engineering Laboratory. During his long career he taught at the University of Edinburgh School of Architecture, Canterbury School of Architecture, and… Read More
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W. O. Simpson Methodist Minister and Missionary
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W. O. Simpson Methodist Minister and Missionary

by Rev. Samuel Wray; Rev. Robert Stephenson; Rev. Joseph Bush

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London : T. Woolmer, 1886. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. A smart first edition copy of the life and work of W. O. Simpson. A first edition copy of this work. This volume describes the early life, life in the home work and missionary life of W. O. Simpson a Methodist Minister and Missionary and is edited by the Rev. Joseph Bush. With a frontispiece. Sixteen pages of publisher adverts to the rear. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Very Good Indeed
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W. S. C. A Cartoon Biography
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W. S. C. A Cartoon Biography

by Fred Urquhart; Harold Nicholson

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London : Cassell and Company, 1955. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 10" by 7.5". Various. A first edition collection of cartoons that explore the life of Winston Churchill. A first edition copy of this work, W. S. C. A Cartoon Biography compiled by Fred Urquhart and with a foreword by Harold Nicolson. This volume looks back at Sir Winston Churchill's life through the eyes of the world's greatest cartoons. The volume contains a variety of points of view from cartoons published by various newspapers and publications. Undated, dated from Jisc. In the publisher's original unclipped dust wrapper. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent. A previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper dated 1955. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. In the original unclipped dust wrapper which is also excellent with some marks to the rear wrap. Near Fine
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W Shakespeare Gent.     His Actual Nottebooke
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W Shakespeare Gent. His Actual Nottebooke

by Graham Clarke

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Maidestone: Ebenezer Press, 1992. First edition. Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 6". Graham Clarke. A witty, humorous work posing as William Shakespeare's diary. Signed by the author, stated as discoverer, Graham Clarke. Inscription reads 'For Mollie with all good wishes from Graham Clarke'. This is the first edition. This 'notebook' is claimed to have been discovered by Clarke in the lining of an ancient leather jerkin. It depicts the bard's teenage years in an 'intimate, autobiographical' form and is printed in 'his own idiosyncratic hand'. The author, Graham Clarke, is an author, artist, illustrator and humorist. He is one f Britain's best selling print makers. In original pictorial boards and held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with little to no shelfwear. Dustwrapper is excellent with very small amounts of light rubbing to the extremities. Author's gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the… Read More
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The Wabash
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The Wabash

by William E. Wilson

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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8.5" by 5.5". John de Martelly. A first edition, first printing of William E. Wilson's best known work, in the original dust wrapper. The first edition, first printing of this work in the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original price-clipped dust wrapper.Illustrated throughout by American artist John de Martelly (1903–1979).William E. Wilson (1906–1988) was an American author, as well as a professor of fiction writing and literature at Indiana University. This historical work, which he is best remembered for, is from his 'Rivers of America' series. Against the background of the Wabash River and Valley, Wilson recounts the stories of LaSalle, George Rogers Clark, George Rapp, Robert Owen, and many more who made their mark on Indiana, the author's birthplace. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original price-clipped dust wrapper. Externally, cloth is generally smart and bright, with a little… Read More
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Waddesdon Manor: The Heritage of a Rothschild House
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Waddesdon Manor: The Heritage of a Rothschild House

by Michael Hall; Lord Rothschild

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London: Scala Publishers Ltd. , 2009 . Cloth. Fine/Fine. 12.5" by 10.5". John Bigelow Taylor . A beautifully presented copy of this scarce work on Waddesdon Manor, with a foreword by Lord Rothschild. In the original, smart cloth binding, with the original, unclipped dust wrapper.The revised edition. First published in 2002. Written by Michael Hall, with a foreword by Lord Rothschild, detailing his personal views on his ancestral home. This work explores the history of Waddesdon Manor, a country house in Buckinghamshire which is one of the National Trust's most visited properties. Hall presents the construction of the house to the furnishings, as well as life at Waddesdon and more. The house is co-managed by the Rothschild family, who owned the house until James de Rothschild's death in 1957. With photographs throughout by John Bigelow Taylor, known for his works on architecture, design and art. In the original cloth binding, with the original, unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, lovely with minor… Read More
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Waddington's Lexicon Card Game: The Game of Skill, Excitement, and Interest
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Waddington's Lexicon Card Game: The Game of Skill, Excitement, and Interest

by John Waddington

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Leeds and London: John Waddington Ltd., 1933. Hardback. Good. 4" by 3". None. A smart original copy of the card game Lexicon from Waddingtons' card and board game manufacturers. In the original slip case container. Containing a set of fifty-two playing cards, comprising of fifty-one playing cards and a master card. Collated complete. Lexicon is a word game using a dedicated deck of cards for 2 to 4 players published as a shedding card game. With the original rules booklet. Produced by Waddingtons, a British manufacturer of card and board games, founded by John Waddington of Leeds, and the manager, actor and playwright Wilson Barrett. In the original red book-shaped slip case with a gilt cardboard sleeve. Externally, sound with light wear and rubbing to the extremities. Minor fading to the spine with the odd mark to the boards. Joints cracked to the top of the slip. Cards are very bright and clean with the odd handling mark. Good
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The Wady Rayan Reservoir and The Drainage in Egypt
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The Wady Rayan Reservoir and The Drainage in Egypt

by Sir William Willcocks

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Cairo: Nile Mission Press, 1932. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8" by 5.5". None. A very scarce discussion of water storage and drainage in Egypt under the British Empire, addressed to a Minister of Public Works whom the author feels is misunderstanding the irrigation needs of the area. The work of irrigation engineer Sir William Willcocks, a British civil engineer during the high point of the British Empire who proposed and built the first Aswan Dam,  a gravity masonry buttress on the Nile River. This was published three months before Willcocks' death, and, addressed to 'His Excellency The Minister of Public Works', discusses water storage and drainage in Egypt under British colonial rule, in the region of the Wadi El Rayan, a vast area of lakes and sulphur springs.From the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan, and with his contemporary inscription to the head of the front wraps, dated 1932. In the publisher's original… Read More
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The Wagner Stories
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The Wagner Stories

by Filson Young

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London: Grant Richards LTD, 1923. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5.5". Not Stated. A prize binding copy of Filson Young's interesting prose interpretations of Richard Wagner's operatic works, illustrated with a frontispiece. A collection of prose interpretations and lyric translations of Richard Wagner's opera works. Containing 'The Flying Dutchman', 'Tristan and Isolde', 'The Mastersingers of Nuremberg', and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece. Told by Filson Young, a journalist. He is known for writing the first book about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, only thirty-seven days after the ship sunk. Young was also a war correspondent in the Boer War and in World War I. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, '1st Prize - Music, C. Belfield, d. d. Richard Ridcock, R. Douglas Slater, July 1925'. With 'Bramcote Scarborough' in gilt to the front board. In a full calf prize binding. Externally, smart. Light rubbing to the spine. A little fading to the… Read More
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Waiting for Daylight
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Waiting for Daylight

by H. M. Tomlinson

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London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Ltd., 1922. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 6". None. A smart copy of these sketches written by H. M. Tomlinson during the Great War, in an uncommon dust wrapper. This work contains a number of sketches by the author on the subject of war and the world beyond it.Written by H. M. Tomlinson (1873-1958), a British writer and journalist remembered for his anti-war work. He was a correspondent for the British Army in France during the First World War, but returned to England in 1917 to work on The Nation, a political journal which opposed the war. His other works include 'Gallions Reach', 'London River' and 'Norman Douglas'.In an uncommon dust wrapper. In the publisher's original full cloth binding with an unclipped dust wrapper. Externally very smart, with only minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is a little sunned to the spine, which has a few marks to it, and a tape repair internally running… Read More
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Waiting for the Barbarians
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Waiting for the Barbarians

by Lewis Lapham

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London: Verso, 1997. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 9.5" by 6.5". Not Stated. A fine first edition copy of Lapham's study of American politics, inscribed by the author to Stephen Vizinczey. The first edition of this work in the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author to the half title page: 'For Stephen Vizinczey, in gratitude and with great respect, Lewis H. Lapham', dated 22nd January, 1998. From the library of Hungarian-Canadian author Stephen Vizinczey, best known for his 'In Praise of Older Women', and 'An Innocent Millionaire'. His writing was praised by the likes of Graham Greene and Anthony Burgess, describing his fiction as social epics which breathe hope in a corrupt world.Lewis Henry Lapham is an American writer of many books concerning politics and current affairs. He was the editor of the American monthly Harper's Magazine, and is the founder of Lapham's Quarterly, a quarterly publication about history and literature. In… Read More
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Wake of the Red Witch
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Wake of the Red Witch

by Garland Roark

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London: Francis Aldor, 1947 . First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 8" by 5.5". None. The scarce first UK edition of Garland Roark's thrilling novel about a sea captain who seeks revenge against a shipping magnate. The first UK edition, first impression, in the publisher's original unclipped dust wrapper.Published the year after the first edition.American novelist Garland Roark tells the tale of a sea captain in the mid eighteenth century East Indies, who seeks revenge against a wealthy shipping magnate. It was adapted into a successful film in 1948, starring John Wayne. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Bumping to back strip tail, with rubbing to the text of the spine. Further bump to tail of front board. Light spotting to endpapers. Ink inscription to rear flyleaf of dust wrapper. Significant loss of paper to dust wrapper back strip head. Significant edgewear to dust wrapper back strip head and head of front wrap, with chipping and handling… Read More
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Walch's Tasmanian Almanac for 1917
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Walch's Tasmanian Almanac for 1917

by J. Walch

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Tasmania: J. Walch & Sons Limited, 1917. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 4.5". Not Stated. The fifty-fifth year of publication of Walch's almanac for Tasmania; this edition the year 1917. A 1917 almanac in the publisher's original cloth binding, with blind-stamping to the boards. Ink inscription to the front free end paper. A Walch's almanac for Tasmania for the year 1917, including, amongst other information, a calendar with memoranda; lists of towns, ministries, politicians, legal practitioners, military forces etc; tide timetables, post office information, and railway fares. Illustrated with a folding map of Tasmania. In its fifty-fifth year of publication, this 1917 edition of Walch's Tasmanian almanac is a scarce find. 48 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally fairly smart, though faded to the spine and a little bumped to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Closed tear to the folding map. Very Good Read More
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Waldo
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Waldo

by Paul Theroux

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London: The Bodley Head, 1967. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 8" by 5". None. The first UK edition of this, 'Intensely funny and shocking first novel' from Paul Theroux. Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work of travel writing is perhaps The Great Railway Bazaar (1975). He has published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. In a red cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Light shelfwear. Dustwrapper is sound, though with some chipping, and a couple of spots to the inner flyleaf. Bookseller's label to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just a few instances of spotting. Very Good Indeed
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Wales Illustrated, in a Series of Views
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Wales Illustrated, in a Series of Views

by [Henry Gastineau]

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London: Jones & Co, 1830. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 11" by 8.5". [Henry Gastineau]. The first edition of this illustrated look at the topography of North Wales, a beautiful work with many original landscape drawings by Henry Gastineau. The first edition of this work.'Wales Illustrated' looks at the beautiful scenery and views of North Wales, part of the publisher's wider series 'Views of the Seats etc', an extensive ode to the beauty of Britain. The next volume in the series was 'South Wales Illustrated'.Illustrated with a vignette title page, and forty-four plates, showing two views per plate.Collated, complete.Compiled and illustrated by Henry Gastineau, an engraving known for his beautiful watercolours. In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart, with some rubbing to the boards and spine. Light bumping to the extremities. A few light marks to the boards and spine. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned with some spots. Very Good
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Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views
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by [Henry Gastineau]

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London: Jones & Co, 1830. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 11" by 8.5". Various. The first edition of this lavish leather bound illustrated study on the picturesque views in North Wales. The first edition of this work.'Wales Illustrated' looks at the beautiful scenery and views of North Wales, part of the publisher's wider series 'Views of the Seats etc', an extensive ode to the beauty of Britain. The next volume in the series was 'South Wales Illustrated'.Illustrated with a vignette title page, and forty-four plates, showing two views per plate.Collated, complete.Compiled and illustrated by Henry Gastineau, an engraving known for his beautiful watercolours. In a full morocco binding, rebacked with the original boards and spine restored. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing and discolouration to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the extremities. Evidence of former loss to the backstrip prior to rebacking. Light marks to the boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly… Read More
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Wales and the Arthurian Legend
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Wales and the Arthurian Legend

by Roger Sherman Loomis

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Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1956. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good Only. 8.5" by 5.5". None . A smart collection of studies focusing on the role of native Celtic mythology towards Arthurian legends, from American scholar Roger Sherman Loomis. The first edition thus of this work. All the studies with the exception of one chapter, have previously appeared as individual articles in a number of American publication. In the publisher's original clipped dust wrapper. Original price is still visible.A fascinating collection of studies discussing the origins of Arthurian legends in native Celtic mythology. From American scholar and one of the foremost authorities on medieval and Arthurian literature, Roger Sherman Loomis.  In the original cloth binding. In the original clipped dust wrapper. Externally, smart with sunning to the spine and shelf wear. Marks to the boards. Dust wrapper has scattered spotting to the wrap and sunning to the spine. Edgewear and light chipping to the wrap. With… Read More
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Wales and the Sea Fisheries & The Brown and the Black Rat in Wales
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Wales and the Sea Fisheries & The Brown and the Black Rat in Wales

by Colin Matheson

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Cardiff: The National Museum of Wales, 1929-31. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". None. Two volumes relating to Welsh natural history by Colin Matheson bound together, preserving the original paper wraps. From the library of a prominent naturalist. Written by Welsh natural historian Colin Matheson for the National Museum Of Wales. Matheson served as  President for Cardiff Naturalist's Society and Assistant Keeper in Zoology at the museum. He wrote broadly on Welsh natural history.Two volumes bound as one, 'Wales and the Sea Fisheries' and 'The Brown and Black Rat in Wales'.Each is complete with the original wraps bound in.With illustrations throughout the text, including a folding map.From the library of Leonard Harrison Matthews, a British zoologist known for his work on marine mammals. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a prolific author. Harrison Matthews later edited the 'Animals of Britain' series, which featured Matheson's writings. In a full cloth binding. Externally… Read More
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