The Lion's Cage Cecil Rhodes and the Siege of Kimberley
Arthur Barker, 1969. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Ex-Library 200pp, index, illus, photos, few stamp / marks, front flap of jacket attached to rear end-paper, front hinge weak, jacket sealed to boards (Book ref. 005718) £5.00
Shield of Three Lions
Sevenoaks: New English Library, 1984. 1st Edition. Hardcover. /Dust Jacket Included. First UK edition. Colour dj. Maps as endpapers. Very light edge-wear to dj. Book very clean. VG / GOOD+ (Book ref. 01439) £6.00
London; Hodder and Stoughton, 1972.. VG/F. Hardcover, 8vo, blue cloth, 159 pages, 23 b/w photographs. A very good clean copy, no previous owner inscription, in fine dustjacket. The story of Longleat from 1967 onwards. Lions took the Longleat way of living very much in their stride. Whole new families were born and reared in this unlikely setting in the green grounds of an English stately home. (Book ref. 2354) £7.50
Night of the Lions
London: Viking, 1999 ISBN 0670883107 First edition, first printing, very good condition except ex public library with ffep missing and small stamp to title page, in a near fine unclipped (£15.99) protected dustjacket, publisher's original dark red clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, spine slightly cocked, 209 pages including glossary, b/w photo illustrations---------------An illustrated collection of stories about Kenya - the land and people, written by the author of African Nights and I dreamed of Africa. (Book ref. 1352) £5.00
Like Lions they Fought: the Zulu War and the Last Black Empire in Africa
New York: The Free Press, 1988 Hardback, first edition, first printing, very good condition, in a very good dust-jacket, publisher's original dark green clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, 244 pages including index, b/w photo and line illustrations----------------. "In this beautifully written and riveting account, the author examines this epic colonial war for the first time as it was experienced by the Zulus. Drawing on both new and previously overlooked accounts from the African warriors as well as on new British sources, he not only magnificently recreates the combat, but vividly unravels the human and political story of both sides in a land that later became apartheid South Africa. The Zulus, misconceived by Victorian England as 'celibate manslaying gladiators,' become fully realized here as members of a complex, fascinating civilization. Led by their king, Cetshwayo, these 50,000 warriors were determined to preserve their independence against the British. Though their efforts would ultimately end in tragedy, they dealt the British their most shocking defeat, and Zulu resistance to the colonists won them an unforgettable place in legend and history." (Book ref. 28) £15.00
With Lions by my Side
London: Hutchinson, 1958. First Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. 228pp :: 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6") (Book ref. bggrea) £4.60
Thanks to Rugby
Stanley Paul, 1982. 208pp, 20pp plts, signed by author on title pageas follows " To Paddy Get well soon Bill Beaumont " . VG+ in VG+ dust wrapper. (Book ref. 7729) £6.00
The Book of Daniel with Notes and Introduction.
London: Rivingtons, 1871. 2nd edition. 28.5cms x 19cms. Pp.xxii/62/2(ads), pencil underlining and marginal annotation to pp.51 + small pen annotation to pp.48, slight cracking to front inner hinge. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt title to spine. G+. (Book ref. 38077) £40.00
A Pride of Lions : A Portrait of Napoleon's Mother;
London, Collins, 1961; 1st edition., Hardback. Very good/ Dj Very good. 319pp with illustrations. Red covers with gilt title on front & spine. Protected dust jacket has slightly sunned spine, old tape on flaps, price intact. No inscriptions. (Book ref. 14165) £12.50
Tower of Lions;
London, Bles, 1971; 1st Edition; Very good/ Dw Very good; Hbk; 216pp; Blue covers with gilt title on spine; Dust wrapper has price intact. A novel which brings vividly to life the glamour and harshness of sixteenth-century Italy. (Book ref. 903) £6.00
Bloomsbury. A House of Lions;
London, Hogarth Press, 1979; 1st edition. Hardback. Nr fine/ Dj Very good. 288pp with illustrations, Notes, Bibliography & index plus Maps on endpapes. Brown covers with gilt tile on spine. Dust jacket has price intact. " Leon Edel has brought into a strong narrative all the complicated lives-- hilarious, eccentric, and often tragic -- of these gifted people who made up the notorious literary coterie of England." (Book ref. 13825) £9.00
The Story of Elsa;
London, Collins and Harville, 1966; Nr F/ Dj VG; 318pp with numerous b/w photographs; Maps on eps; Yellow / blue covers with red label title on spine; Dw is price clipped with sm creases & closed tears. (Book ref. 1641) £6.00
Living Free. The Story of Elsa and Her Cubs;
London, Collins & Harvill press, 1961; 1st Edit; Nr F/ Dj VG+; xii, 146pp with an introduction by Sir Julian Huxley; Coloured frontis. plus numerous b/w photographs, Maps on eps; Sequel to 'Born Free' Lovely pictorial boards; Dj has sl edge wear & a repaired closed tear, price clipped. (Book ref. 1640) £6.00
The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant
Aberdeen: Impulse Books, 1972. First Edition. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 186pp. Illustrated. A history of the Scottish lowland regiments. (Book ref. 5899) £9.00
The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant
Aberdeen: Impulse Books, 1972. First Edition. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in a slightly torn glacine wrapper. Previous owner's blind-stamp on half-title. 186pp. 16 illustrations. A brief history of the Scottish lowland regiments. (Book ref. 5592) £10.00
The Lowland Regiments Lions Rampant
Aberdeen: Impulse Books, 1972. First Edition. A fine copy in a glacine wrapper which is a little torn and chipped. 186pp. 16 illustrations including colour. Brief histories of the Lowland Scottish regiments. (Book ref. 3355) £8.00
Land of lost gods. The search for classical Greece.
London: Hutchinson, 1987. 1st. VG blue cloth h/b with silver lettering to spine; VG blue d/w with col illus & red/black lettering on yellow background, not pc or chipped. 14cms x 22.25cms, xix+346pp. B/w map reps. 8pp b/w plates & b/w illus. Preface, 12 chaps, bib, notes, index. Sl dusty page edges. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 561g. 009167140X. (Book ref. 2465) £5.50
With my soul amongst lions.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995. 1st. VG green h/b with gilt lettering to spine. VG green illus d/w, not p/c or chipped. 16cms x 24cms, xvi+172pp. 34 col photos. Clean, unmarked copy. Account of attempt by author to protect last lions adopted by George Adamson. Weight 444g. 0340648961. (Book ref. 3423) £7.00
Return to Chauvet cave. Excavating the birthplace of art: the first full report.
London: Thames & Hudson, 2003. VG++ col illus h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG++ identical d/w, not p/c or chipped. 27.5cms x 35cms, 225pp. 209 illus, with 208 in col. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 2299g. 0500511195. (Book ref. 3070) £25.00
Joy Adamson: behind the mask.
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992. 1st. Vg brown h/b with gilt lettering on spine/ vg colour illus d/w, not pc. 16cms x 24cms, 236pp. 24 chaps, 14 col & 37 b/w illus. Biog by author, who grew up in same expatriate society as Adamson, considering her seach for fulfillment & happiness. Weight 667g. 029781141X. (Book ref. 276) £7.50