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The X Jewel: A Scottish Romance of the Days of James VI
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The X Jewel: A Scottish Romance of the Days of James VI

by Hon. Frederick Moncreiff

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers , 1896. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 7.5" by 5" . None . A bright first edition of this very scarce novel by Hon Frederick Moncreiff. A very scarce work, the first edition. Novel by the Hon. Frederick Charles Moncreiff, concerning a Scottish romance in the sixteenth century. An exceptional copy of this very scarce novel, rarely seen on the market.With six leaves of publisher's advertisements to rear. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally lovely with minor shelf wear only, lightly bumped to head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Near Fine
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X Marks the Dot
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X Marks the Dot

by Muriel Stafford

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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943 . First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 8" by 6". None. An excellent example of Muriel Stafford's thrilling murder mystery novel, in which handwriting analysis plays a major role. The first edition, first printing, with 'first edition' to colophon.In the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper.A graphologist herself, in this work Muriel Stafford's central character shares her name. The fictional Stafford is writing a newspaper column about handwriting analysis when a visitor at the newspaper's office is murdered.A thrilling murder mystery. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price clipped dust wrapper. Light shelf wear to back strip tail, with minor are of fraying to spine head. Otherwise, externally fine. Three small closed tears to front wrap head, with light chipping to back strip head, and edgewear to back strip tail. Light mark to head of rear wrap. Tape repair to head of back strip reverse. Internally, firmly bound. Pages… Read More
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X: Project Baby; A Non-Sexist Children's Story
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X: Project Baby; A Non-Sexist Children's Story

by Louis Gould

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Luton: Partisan Books, c1978 . Paperback. Very Good Indeed. 8.5" by 6.5". None. A very scarce UK edition of Lois Gould's feminist short story about a baby who is raised without its gender being known. A very scarce UK edition of Gould's short story.First published in the magazine 'Ms.' in 1972, and published as a picture book in the US in 1978, the tale was praised for the witty conceit in which a child is raised with its gender unknown to everyone but its parents and the scientists conducting the experiment.Reviewing the work for The Village Voice, Eliot Fremont-Smith found the work to be "a fable of possibility" supporting "the courage to be oneself and acceptance of individual eccentricity".Dated circa 1978 via the publisher, Partisan Books. In the publisher's original paper wraps. Externally, very smart, with light handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Very Good Indeed
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X Sermons Preached by That Late Learned and Rev. Divine John Donne, Doctor in Divinity, Once Dean...
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X Sermons Preached by That Late Learned and Rev. Divine John Donne, Doctor in Divinity, Once Dean of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul's

by John Donne

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London: The Nonesuch Press, 1923. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 12" by 8". None. A limited edition work featuring a selection of sermons by John Donne, selected by Geoffrey Keynes. Limited edition. Number 11 of 725. Private Press. With illuminated letters. This limited edition work features a selection of ten sermons by English poet and cleric in the Church of England, John Donne. In the publisher's original quarter cloth with paper to the boards. In the publisher's original quarter cloth with paper to the boards. Externally excellent with minor fading to the spine, the odd minor mark and bumping to the head of the boards. Internally cords showing in places, otherwise firmly bound, with bright and clean pages. The odd page unopened. Very Good Indeed
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XIV. Olympiade V. Olympische Winterspiele St. Moritz
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XIV. Olympiade V. Olympische Winterspiele St. Moritz

by Julius Wagner

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Zurich: Hermes-Verlag, 1948. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 12" by 8.5". Not Stated. A first edition German language memorial to the 1948 Olympics and Winter Olympics. This is a German language first edition copy of a memorial for the 1948 Olympics and Winter Olympics, with the Winter Olympics being held in St. Moritz and the Olympics in London. This is volume contains two parts, one celebrating the Winter Olympics and the other the Olympics in London. The part that covers the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz celebrates the thirty one nations that competed, being the fifth winter Olympics and the first after then end of the Second World War.  Each part has a tipped in frontispiece and ninety six illustrations to the first part and 198 to the second. Collated, complete In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, lovely. Internally, firmly bound with generally bright and clean pages with very light spotting to the first few pages. Near Fine
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XIX Century Fiction A Bibliographical Record Based on His Own Collection
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XIX Century Fiction A Bibliographical Record Based on His Own Collection

by Michael Sadlier

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Cambridge: University Press Cambridge , 1951. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 11" by 8.5". Not Stated. A lovely complete two volume set of this bibliography of 19th Century fiction. A complete two volume set. Limited to 1000 copies. These volumes are a comprehensive bibliography of 19th Century fiction based from the collection of Michael Sadleir. Michael Sadlier was a British publisher, novelist, book collector and bibliographer. With thirty-two plates to the first volume and sixteen to volume two.Collated, complete. With a bookplate for Estelle Doheny to both front pastedowns. In the original unclipped dust wrappers.  In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent. With a bookplate for Estelle Doheny to both front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. In the original unclipped dust wrappers which are also excellent with some light fading to the spines and a small mark to the rear wrap of volume one. Fine
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The XIth Olympic Games Berlin 1936 Official Report
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The XIth Olympic Games Berlin 1936 Official Report

by Organisationskomitee Fur Die XI. Olympiade Berlin

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Berlin: Wilhelm Limpert, 1937. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 12" by 9.5". Not stated. The Stalag Luft VIII-B library copy of the official record of the 1936 Berlin Olympic games published by the German Olympic Committee. The full official report of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, issued by the German Olympic Committee. With a wealth of significant photographs, this very scarce work is perhaps the most extensive record of the 1936 Olympics, covering the history of the event, the venues, the opening ceremony, the event's proceedings, as well as medal tables and the results of each event. For many, the Berlin Olympics bring to mind the achievements of Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals in the face of Hitler's attempts to use the games to promote ideas of racial supremacy and antisemitism. The initial pages of the work include full-page portraits of prominent leaders of the Third Reich including Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goerring, captioned by quotations. Purple stamp from Stallag VIII-B to the… Read More
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XPD
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XPD

by Len Deighton

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London: Hutchinson, 1981. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 6" by 9". None. A first edition copy of 'XPD' by Len Deighton. The first edition of this work. 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. In a cloth binding with original dustwrapper. Externally, excellent. Some minor bumping to the top and tail of the spine. The dustwrapper is in lovely condition and covered by a protective plastic wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean throughout. Fine
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by Len Deighton

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London: Hutchinson, 1981. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 5.5". None. A very smart first edition of this spy novel by Len Deighton. This is a first edition of the work, in original publisher's black cloth binding with the unclipped dust wrapper. Len Deighton is a British author known for his novels on espionage and military history. His other works include The Ipcress File, Horse Under Water and Funeral in Berlin. He is also known for writing a number of cookery books. This particular spy novel is set in 1979, following a group of former SS officers as they plan to seize power in West Germany. In original publisher's cloth binding with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, very smart, with light bumping and the odd mark to the front board. Dust wrapper in excellent condition, with minor shelf wear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Near Fine
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XPD

by Len Deighton

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London: Hutchinson & Co., 1981. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 5". None. A first edition of this spy novel by Len Deighton. A first edition of this work. In the publisher's original cloth with the original unclipped dust wrapper. This gripping spy novel is written by British author Len Deighton. Len Deighton is a prolific author and has written cook books and historical military works, though he is best known for his spy novels. In this work, records of a fictional meeting between Churchill and Adolf Hitler during the Second World War have been hidden and anyone who knows the truth dies. Agent Boyd Stuart must do all he can to stop this secret from falling into the wrong hands. In the publisher's original cloth and original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally in lovely condition. The wrap is also in lovely condition with only minor bumping to the spine and creasing. Minor offsetting as a result of the black cloth to the rear. Internally firmly bound with clean and bright end papers. Fine
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XPD

by Len Deighton

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London: Hutchinson, 1981. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 5.5". None . Smart first edition of this spy novel by Len Deighton. Len Deighton's spy novel set in 1979, following a group of former SS officers as they plan to seize power in West Germany. The first edition, first impression of this work. Complete with unclipped dust wrapper. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear only, lightly bumped to head and tail of spine and extremities. Dust wrapper unclipped and very smart with minor shelf wear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Fine
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XVIIIme Siecle Institustions Usages et Costumes    France 1700-89
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XVIIIme Siecle Institustions Usages et Costumes France 1700-89

by Paul Lacroix

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Paris : Firmin-Didot Freres, 1875. Leather. Very Good. 11.5" by 8". None. A bright copy of ths sought after and comprehensively illustrated book. With 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. in a morocco binding. There is some wear to the extremities… Read More
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The XVIIIth Century in London
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The XVIIIth Century in London

by E. Beresford Chancellor

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London: B. T. Batsford, c1920. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 10.5" by 8". Not Stated. A fascinating exploration through London of the 1700s, illustrated and complete with a scarce dust wrapper. This work comprises a thorough account of London's social scene and arts through the eighteenth century.Written by Edwin Beresford Chancellor (1868-1938), an English author remembered for his works on London's history, with his works including 'Historical Richmond', 'The History of the Squares of London', 'The Annals of Fleet Street', 'The London of Charles Dickens' and 'The West End of Yesterday and Today'.Illustrated with photographs and engravings, and with a full frontispiece in colour.Complete with a scarce, clipped dust wrapper. In the publisher's original full cloth binding with a clipped dust wrapper. Externally very smart, with a little bumping to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is sunned to the spine, with slight chipping to the head and tail of the spine.… Read More
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The XVIIIth Century its Institutions, Customs, and Costumes. France; 1700 - 1789
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The XVIIIth Century its Institutions, Customs, and Costumes. France; 1700 - 1789

by Paul Lacroix

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London: Bickers and Son, 1876. Cloth. Very Good. 11" by 7.5". Not Stated. 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… Read More
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XVth (The King's) Hussars 1759 to 1913
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XVth (The King's) Hussars 1759 to 1913

by Colonel H. C. Wylly

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London : Caxton Publishing Company , 1914. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 12" by 8.5". Not Stated. A limited edition copy of this rich history of the XVth (The King's) Hussars, with plates and maps. A limited, leather bound copy of this extensive work. Only two hundred and fifty copies of this edition were printed in this form, with this volume being number thirty four. The XVth King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army which was first raised in 1759 and saw service over two centuries including during the First World War. The regiment fought during the Napoleonic Wars, Peterloo and was stationed in Ireland, India, Afghanistan and South Africa during the Victorian era. This extensive volume gives a history of this regiment. With thirty one plates and three maps, one of which is folding. Collated, complete. In full morocco binding. Externally, smart. The front joint is beginning to loosen but remains generally firm. Some rubbing to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly… Read More
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XXth Century Drawings and Watercolours
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XXth Century Drawings and Watercolours

by Raymond Cogniat; Anne Ross [translator]

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New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1966. Cloth. Near Fine/Good. 13" by 10". Various. A very smart, bright copy of this collection of artwork from the twentieth century, translated from the original French. Dated from the University of Oxford Libraries. Illustrated throughout with one hundred and fourteen plates in colour and eighty-four drawings in two-tones. Collated complete. A vibrant history of art with specific focus on drawing and watercolour. Becoming a commentary on these art-forms, the influence of free techniques from the end of the nineteenth century, Expressionism and the new schools of Cubism and Futurism as well as poetry and intelligence. Includes references to special trends of women, fashion, interior design, advertising, and sculptors' drawings. Written by Raymond Cogniat, a French art critic, historian of art, journalist, and theatre design expert. Translated from the French by Anne Ross, a British translator. In the original red cloth binding. Externally,… Read More
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XXth Century Drawings and Watercolours
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XXth Century Drawings and Watercolours

by Raymond Cogniat; Anne Ross [translator]

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New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1966. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 13" by 10". Various. A very smart copy of this collection of artwork from the twentieth century, translated from the original French. Dated from the University of Oxford Libraries. Illustrated throughout with one hundred and fourteen plates in colour and eighty-four drawings in two-tones. Collated complete. A vibrant history of art with specific focus on drawing and watercolour. Becoming a commentary on these art-forms, the influence of free techniques from the end of the nineteenth century, Expressionism and the new schools of Cubism and Futurism as well as poetry and intelligence. Includes references to special trends of women, fashion, interior design, advertising, and sculptors' drawings. Written by Raymond Cogniat, a French art critic, historian of art, journalist, and theatre design expert. Translated from the French by Anne Ross, a British translator. In the original beige cloth binding. Externally, very… Read More
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XXth Century Drawings and Watercolors
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XXth Century Drawings and Watercolors

by Raymond Cogniat; Anne Ross [trans]

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New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1966. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 13" by 10". Various. A lovely copy of this profusely illustrated work on twentieth century drawings and watercolour paintings, translated from the original French. A translated edition of this illustrated work in the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original price-clipped dust wrapper. Illustrated with 114 plates in colour, and 84 drawings in two tones. Collated, complete. A richly illustrated, sweeping survey of twentieth-century drawing and watercolour painting, including famous artwork by notable artists such as Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Munch, Picasso, and many others. Topics include Expressionism, Cubism, Realism, Surrealism and various uses for art in the twentieth century. This work was written by Raymond Cogniat (1896-1977), a French art critic and historian, and has been translated from the original French by Anne Ross. Undated, dated through copies held at the University of Oxford Libraries. In the… Read More
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The Xanadu Talisman
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The Xanadu Talisman

by Peter O'Donnell

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London: Souvenir Press, 1981. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8" by 5.5". None. 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 Madeleine… Read More
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Xenephon's History of the Affairs of Greece; The Expedition of Cyrus into Persia; Arrian's...
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Xenephon's History of the Affairs of Greece; The Expedition of Cyrus into Persia; Arrian's History of the Expedition of Alexander the Great

by Xenophon; Edward Spelman; William Smith; Arrian; Mr. Rooke

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London: W. Green; J. Davis, 1812-1816 . Leather. Good. 10" by 6.5". Not Stated. Three early nineteenth century English translations of the historical narratives of Xenophon of Athens and Arrian of Nicomedia. Three very scarce early nineteenth century works bound together.The first work is an 1816 edition of William Smith's translation of Xenophon's 'History of the Affairs of Greece', with a folding map frontispiece.The second work is and 1812 edition of Edward Spelman's translation of Xenophon's history of 'The Expedition of Cyrus into Persia'. Illustrated with a folding map frontispiece.The third work is Mr. Rooke's 1812 translation of Arrian's account of Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia.With the library bookplate of Repton School to the front pastedown, and their stamp to the title page of the first work.Two fascinating historical narratives by the Greek military leader, philosopher, and historian, who was elected commander of one of the biggest Greek mercenary armies of the Achaemenid… Read More
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