Tigers are Better Looking. With a selection from The Left Bank. Stories.
Andre Deutsch, London, 1968. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 236pp. Red cloth lettered and ruled in gold at spine. Top- and fore-edge edge lightly spotted and a minor ridge to the spine. A very good copy in handsome pictorial dust wrapper designed by Barbara Brown, fractionally rubbed at head and base of spine and with a little tanning to rear panel. A collection of eight short stories written since 1939 and all hitherto unpublished in book-form, plus a selection of ten further stories taken from her first book, The Left Bank, originally published in 1927. (Book ref. BC10939) £35.00
Saving the Tiger
London: Michael Joseph, 1981. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0718119916 Bright unclipped pictorial dustjacket, no previous ownership marks, green cloth binding, 120 pages, foreword by Sir Peter Scott, colour + b/w illustrations, bibliography, scientific names of the species, index. Complete account of the species and of 'Operation Tiger', the international conservation effort to save the tiger from extinction. (Book ref. 4216) £4.00
Here There are Tigers : The Secret Air War in Laos 1968-69
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008. First Edition. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 9780811734691 At the height of the Vietnam War, in 1968 and 1969, Reginald Hathorn flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the US Air Force. He inserted Special Forces teams into North Vietnam and Laos, completed missions for the CIA, and flew missions with the Lao Army. Most of the time, he flew into Laos and called in airstrikes against targets inside that country - in a war which did not officially exist, about which the world knew nothing, and which the US government denied. 228pp. (Book ref. 028164) £9.50
Tiger's Eye: a Memoir
Paperback The Text Publishing Company 2000 300 9781876485269 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean brig Very Good (Book ref. 532459) £5.00
Tooni The Elephant Boy
Collins, 1971 First edition, very good tight condition, in a very good unclipped (£1.05) dust-jacket, publisher's original illustrated (as jacket) laminated boards, unpaginated, small red stain to half title page, colour photo illustrations-----------"Tooni's father is a mahout in the Kazirange Game Sanctuary in Assam, and the young boy's ambition is to become a mahout too." (Book ref. 1519) £10.00
The King of the Tigers;
London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington; Hardback. Very good condition. viii, 344pp plus 32pp publishers catalogue. Tissue guarded frontis with full page illustrations plus numerous illustrations in the text. Title page has light foxing, neat owners name on front endpaper. Slight cracking on front hinge. Red pictorial boards with gilt title on front & spine. A story of central India. (Book ref. 17498) £125.00
The Tiger's Wife (signed copy)
New York: Random House, 2011. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. As New. PUBLISHING DETAILS: A first edition, first printing of Tea Obreht's Orange Prize-winning first novel, signed and dated by the author. 338 pages. Size; 22 x 15 cms (9" x 6"). Weight; 527g (19 ozs). CONDITION: I would rate the book and unclipped dustjacket as mint. They are as new. Ms Obreht has flat signed the title page and added the date 03.14. 2011. The dustjacket is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. THE NOVEL: 'Having sifted through everything I have heard about the tiger and his wife, I can tell you that this much is fact: in April of 1941, without declaration or warning, the German bombs started falling over the city and did not stop for three days. The tiger did not know that they were bombs...' A tiger escapes from the local zoo, padding through the ruined streets and onwards, to a ridge above the Balkan village of Galina. His nocturnal visits hold the villagers in a terrified thrall. But for one boy, the tiger is a thing of magic - Shere Khan awoken from the pages of The Jungle Book. Natalia is the granddaughter of that boy. Now a doctor, she is visiting orphanages after another war has devastated the Balkans. On this journey, she receives word of her beloved grandfather's death, far from their home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery. From fragments of stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia realises he may have died searching for 'the deathless man', a vagabond who was said to be immortal. Struggling to understand why a man of science would undertake such a quest, she stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the extraordinary story of the tiger's wife. Tea Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, emigrating to the US in 1997. She was the youngest author on The New Yorker's Top 20 Writers under 40 List, and one of the youngest authors ever to be extracted in the magazine. REVIEWS: "As enchanting as it is surprising ... Obreht's prose style is full-bodied and vibrant, and she conjures brilliant images on every page." - SUNDAY TIMES. "A stunning tale with the mythic quality of a fairy story" - TIMES (Book ref. 001176) £34.00
The Hampshire Tigers. The Story of the Royal Hampshire Regiment 1945-1992.
Regimental Museum Trustees/Sydney Jary. 1st ed. 1997. Pp. 479. During this period the Regiment served in Europe, The Middle East, Far East, Falklands, West Indies and Northern Ireland. There is a list of Honours & Awards & senior officers. Ex lib with usual stamps & label removals. This is a 'Remploy' rebind using boards & cloth from an unrelated book, o/w good ref copy in dw with slightly faded spine. (Book ref. FM21) £7.50
The Tiger's Wife *SIGNED First Edition*
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2011 SIGNED by the author. Fine in fine dustjacket. A scan of the book/author signature if present, is available. (Book ref. 3851) £50.00
No Tigers in the Hindu Kush
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some wear and tear at the edges. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 155 pages. Illustrations. Maps. The story of a Scottish expedition to the Central Hindu Kush by the son of the author, Nigel Tranter and three others. (Book ref. 14856) £35.00
Hussein. An entertainment.
London: HarperCollins, 2000. VG red h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG col illus d/w with red/black lettering, not p/c or chipped. 14.5cms x 22.25cms, 293pp. Dk green eps. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 505g. 0002259532. (Book ref. 3049) £7.00
The Oilmen: the north sea tigers
Birlinn, 2004. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. 263 page laminated covers, contents fine with no inscription, covers show light shelf wear, spine lightly creased. (Book ref. 000105) £6.00
Paris Lions and London Tigers
London: The Navarre Society Ltd.. Reprint. Cloth Cover. Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo Privately Printed Reprinted from the edition of 1825 with the original 12 plates, & an introduction by Heywood Hill. 208 clean unmarked pages, top edges green others untrimmed. Tightly bound in green cloth covers with gilt titles on the spine. Cover is rubbed on the edges, & darkened on the spine. No owner's names. (Book ref. 035636) £5.00
The Tigers of Trengganu Complete & Unabridged
Corgi Books, 1956. Illustrated by Hall, Roger. First Thus. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 16mo A 6 3/8" by 4 1/4" Corgi Special paperback S170 first edition with a front cover by Roger Hall. Rubbing on the cover edges and a crease in the spine. Small closed tears on the edges of the spine. No owner's inscriptions. (Book ref. 020619) £9.00
Camps and Trails in China; A narrative of Exploration, Adventure and Sport in Little-Known China: 1st ed;
New York D. Appleton & Company, 1918. Hardback, recent buckram with gilt lettering on spine, frontispiece, pp. xxvi, 334, illus. 57, maps 2, 8vo., frontispiece has a vertical stain at outer edge not affecting the picture, otherwise a very fine copy. Scarce. (Book ref. 3097) £125.00
Man-Eaters Of Kumaon
London: Oxford University Press, 1952. Illustrated by Raymond Sheppard. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall This is a Very Good Copy of this book in Publisher's brown cloth with silver title lettering to spine.No Dust-Jacket.This copy has one previous ownership inscription that has been penned out on the front endpaper.A nice clean copy internally and well illustrated by Raymond Sheppard,8vo 252pp First Illustrated Edition (Book ref. 61125) £11.00
Man-Eaters of Kumaon. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN THE dust wrapper
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1946 8vo., First English Edition, with endpaper maps, small neat signature on front free endpaper; pictorial orange cloth, upper board blocked in black and white, gilt back, covers very lightly faded else a very good, clean copy in the dust wrapper, the latter lightly chipped at head and tail of backstrip, and a little frayed and creased at edges. First English edition of this big-game classic, first published in India in 1944. Very scarce in anything like this condition (Book ref. 18568) £35.00
Tryst with Tigers
London: Robert Hale, 1967. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Fair. Hardback with permanently protected d/w. 198pp. Illus. 1st edition 1967. Ex-library with usual library markings. Old price on front free end-paper. A good reading copy. (p5) (Book ref. P5WHTPIC2806) £20.00
Tigers. The story of No.74 Squadron RAF.
Arms & Armour Press 1992. 8vo, 320pp, photo illus, appendices. Lists of aircraft operated. Cloth, jacket, as new. (Book ref. RHB3201) £18.00
The Flying Tigers.
Macdonald 1943. 8vo, 136pp, cloth, VG. Account of the American Volunteer Group flying in China and South East Asia during the Second World War. (Book ref. RHB2688) £16.00