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Tetbury Old Books

21, Long Street, Tetbury, GL8 8AA, United Kingdom.
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B Herder, St Louis, first edition, 1913. Hardback, 414 pages ([6], x, 398) plus a good photogravure portrait frontispiece and its tissue guard; Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur: publisher's green cloth, gilt-blocked titling to spine and front cover. CONDITION: Very Good, not marked or written in but with the bookplates of two different monasteries and the de-accession stamp of one of them: without dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 850 grams. (Book ref. 145385)
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Folger Books, Washington, USA, first edition, 1982, (ISBN: 091801672x). Hardback, quarto-size, 104 pages, line and half-tone illustrations throughout; index: publisher's black cloth: brown and half-tone dustwrapper. CONDITION: Very Good, not marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 490 grams. (Book ref. 145384)
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Allen Lane, London, first edition, 1975, (ISBN: 0713909757). Five contributions from American and British academics associated with the University of Warwick, upon the thesis that civilised life in England at the time was sustained by a judicial reign of terror for the less privileged. Hardback, 352 pages plus 12 half-tone plates, illustrations in line; appendices, index: publisher's beige cloth, gilt and copper-blocked titling to spine; grey and coloured pictorial dustwrapper. CONDITION: Very Good, not marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 760 grams. (Book ref. 145383)
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Faber & Faber, London, first edition, 1963. Hardback, 200 pages plus 24 half-tone plates (46 illustrations in all - from the author's photographs); index: publisher's tangerine cloth, gilt-blocked titling to spine: yellow and half-tone dustwrapper. CONDITION: Very Good, author's presentation copy (to a named recipient with his longhand inscription, 2 lines and signed in full on the fly-leaf; not otherwise marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper with small wear at extremities. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 610 grams. (Book ref. 145382)
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Hodder and Stoughton, London, first edition, 1956. Hardback, 136 pages ([viii], 126): publisher's blue cloth, gilt-blocked titling to spine: red, yellow and half-tone dustwrapper. CONDITION: Very Good, not marked or written in: price-clipped dustwrapper, less good than the book, worn and faded, the portion of the spine originally red, now almost white, chipped with small loss at extremities. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 390 grams. (Book ref. 145381)
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Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press), Oxford, 2009. Inaugural issue of a periodical devoted to the culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Trade paperback, 120 pages ([ii], 118): publisher's grey card covers: Our second picture (the back cover) shows the Contents. CONDITION: Fine. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 310 grams. (Book ref. 145360)
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Gandon Editions, Kinsale, Ireland, first edition, 2001, (ISBN: 094684657x). Hardback, quarto-size, 112 pages, most of them full-page colour plates: publisher's blue cloth blocked silver: silver-grey and full-colour dustwrapper. CONDITION: Fine, signed, without dedication, by Carmel Mooney, on the title-page; not otherwise marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 1030 grams. (Book ref. 145364)
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Robert Hale Limited, London, first edition, 1961. Arab history and nationalism. Hardback, 216 pages plus 12 half-tone plates; two double-page maps, appendix, index: publisher's navy-blue cloth, silver-blocked titling to spine: blue and half-tone dustwrapper. CONDITION: Fine, the author's presentation copy to a named person with his longhand inscription, two lines, signed and dated on the title-page; not otherwise marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 630 grams. (Book ref. 145357)
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Folklore Associates Inc, Hatboro, USA, first edition, 1967. 26 separate academic contributions, four of them in German. Hardback, 280 pages (xiv, 266), portrait frontispiece: publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt-blocked titling to spine. CONDITION: Very Good, not marked or written in: no dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 790 grams. (Book ref. 145356)
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Chatto and Windus, London, first edition, 1963. Hardback, 100 pages: publisher's blue cloth, silver-blocked titling to spine: blue and orange dustwrapper. CONDITION: Very Good, not marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 330 grams. (Book ref. 145355)
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Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, London, first edition, 1961. Hardback, 352 pages (xiv, 338) plus 32 half-tone plates; Sources, Notes, Index: publisher's blue cloth, gilt-blocked titling to spine. CONDITION: Good; tight, square and clean, signed by the author on the title-page and not otherwise marked or written in. No dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 780 grams. (Book ref. 145354)
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Jonathan Cape, London, first British edition., 1984, (ISBN: 0224020730). Autobiography. Hardback,264 pages ([viii], 256) plus 16 half-tone plates: publisher's scarlet cloth: gilt-blocked titling to spine: black pictorial dustwrapper. CONDITION: Very Good, not marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 590 grams. (Book ref. 145352)
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Chatto & Windus, London, limited edition of 250 copies, 1926. Copy number 213. A publisher's year-book containing extracts from their publications during the year - including work by Aldous Huxley, Wilfred Owen, Clive Bell and others. Hardback, 152 pages plus 6 collotype plates; top edge cut, the others rough: publisher's white paper-covered boards backed in cream cloth, gilt-blocked titling to spine. CONDITION: Good, contents tight, square and clean, not marked or written in; the binding soiled with an unsightly coffee-cup-type stain on the front cover; the covers both deeply nicked at one place on the top edges (possibly done intentionally by the publisher as a remainder mark); spine dull. No dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 390 grams. (Book ref. 145351)
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Chatto and Windus, London, first printing, 2013, (ISBN: 9780701186432). Historical and nostalgic musings regarding a stream in the area of High Wycombe, now much urbanised. Hardback, 288 pages ([xiv], 274), double-page map: publisher's black cloth titled in white: black and full-colour pictorial dustwrapper. CONDITION: Fine, signed by the author, without dedication, on the title-page; not otherwise marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 590 grams. (Book ref. 145345)
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Fiji Museum, Suva, reprint, 1983. Experiences of the wife of an American sea-captain who traded in these waters. A facsimile of the first edition published 1851, in Boston, USA. Trade paperback, 424 pages plus a folding map: publisher's cream and sepia half-tone card covers. CONDITION: Fine, not marked or written in. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 640 grams. (Book ref. 145344)
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Hutchinson, London, first printing, 2009, (ISBN: 9780091930936). Hardback, 400 pages (xxvi, 374), half-tone illustrations, notes, bibliography, index: publisher's black cloth, silver-blocked titling to spine: off-white dustwrapper printed so as to appear distressed. CONDITION: Fine, signed by the author on the title-page with date, place and flourish; not otherwise marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 820 grams. (Book ref. 145341)
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Faber & Faber, London, first British edition, first printing, 2001, (ISBN: 0571192165). Booker prize winner. Hardback, 368 pages ([x], 358): publisher's brown cloth titled in white: brown and half-tone dustwrapper. 'Ned Kelly's Australia' map loosely inserted. CONDITION: Fine, not marked or written in, unclipped dustwrapper. A common enough edition but rare with the map which is in untouched condition. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 850 grams. (Book ref. 145339)
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Ravan Press, Johannesburg, first edition (but printed and made in the UK), 1983, (ISBN: 086975159x). True First of Booker Prize winner. Hardback, 256 pages ([vi], 250), novel; publisher's black cloth ruled and titled gilt: black and tinted half-tone dustwrapper. CONDITION: Fine, not marked or written in, unclipped dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 580 grams. (Book ref. 145338)
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Alfred A Knopf, NY, first edition, 1981, (ISBN: 0394511395). Hardback, 256 pages ([ii] xx, 234) plus 24 half-tone plates; 2 maps, bibliography, index: publisher's beige cloth backed in blue, gilt-blocked titling to spine: dark blue and full-colour dustwrapper. CONDITION: Fine, not marked or written in: unclipped dustwrapper, a little less good than the book, slightly curled at the top edge with a short tear and an old tape repair on the inside. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 830 grams. (Book ref. 145323)
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Heinemann, London, first edition, 1937. Hardback, 656 pages (viii, 642, 6 advts), novel: publisher's dark blue cloth ruled and titled gilt with the author's device of three pears on the front cover. CONDITION: Good to Very Good, the spine lightly creased along its length: signed by the author with name of recipient (or perhaps place) and dated 1937. No dustwrapper. POSTAGE (Shipping) is extra at Royal Mail tarif rates: when packed, the book weighs approximately 730 grams. (Book ref. 145322)