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Puccini the Man and His Music

By: Weaver, William

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hutchinsons: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13286

ISBN: 0091323800

Condition: Fine


146pp, complete dustjacket with a short crease to top back edge. Many colour and b + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The story of the great composer. View more info

Women of Our Time

By: Webb, Pauline M

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Cargate Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8023

Condition: Fine


132pp. Complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The stories of 6 modern missionaries - in Nigeria, Rhodesia, Jamaica, Mysore and China. View more info

Women of Our Company

By: Webb, Pauline M

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cargate Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10493

Condition: Very Good


144pp. Complete dustjacket with a couple of closed tears. B + w illustrations. Missionaries and Pioneers - celebrating the Centenary of the Women's Work of the Methodist Missionary Society View more info

Verdi

By: Wechsberg, Joseph

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Arts Book Society Readers Union: 1974

Seller ID: 11747

Condition: Fine


Large format. 255pp, complete dustjacket. 16 colour and 120 b + w illustrations. A clean copy. A biography of the composer. View more info

Montrose

By: Wedgwood, C V

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Fontana: 1961

Seller ID: 11633

Condition: Very Good


158pp, the pages browning a little with age, softback covers. A tight, clean copy. The classic biography of the great Civil War general. View more info

Napoleon 1769 - 1827

By: Wheeler, Harold F B

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Harrap: 1921

Seller ID: 15438

Condition: Very Good


New and enlarged edition. 319pp, red cloth covered boards with gilt title with a couple of small marks. Colour and b + w illustrations. Map. Internally clean. The life and career of Napoleon. View more info

John Ruskin

By: Whitehouse, J Howard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Ruskin Society and Friends of Brantwood: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12519

Condition: Very Good


26pp, cream boards. Handmade paper with hand cut edges. Internally very clean. A study of Ruskin's life and thought, part of which was originally published in 'Great Democrats'. View more info

John Woolman Quaker

By: Whitney, Janet

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Harrap: 1944

Seller ID: 13907

Condition: Very Good


432 pp, library binding in brown cloth. B + w illustrations. Ex library - flyleaf removed, stamp to rear of title page, otherwise a clean 'reading copy'. A biography of the American Quaker who opposed slavery. View more info

The Real James Herriot The Authorized Biography

By: Wight, Jim

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2000

Seller ID: 14613

ISBN: 0140268812

Condition: Very Good


371pp, illustrated softback covers with a couple of light creases. B + w photographs. Internally clean and tight. The story of the vet who wrote 'All Creatures Great and Small', told by his son. View more info

Fanfare For A Witch

By: Wilkins, Vaughan

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Reprint Society: 1954

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 1300

Condition: Very Good


286 pp, blue cloth boards with red leather label. Previous owner's name on inner board, a couple of spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. The story of Frederick, Prince Of Wales. View more info

C S Lewis A Biography

By: Wilson, A N

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Flamingo: 1991

Seller ID: 11643

ISBN: 0006544282

Condition: Very Good


334pp, softback covers, creased to spine. B + w illustrations. Internally clean and tight. The definitve biography of the author and academic. View more info

Betjeman

By: Wilson, A N

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Arrow: 2007

Seller ID: 14060

ISBN: 0099498375

Condition: Very Good


375pp, softback covers, with light creases to spine. B + w illustrations. Internally clean and tight. Best- selling biography of the much loved poet and campaigner. View more info

Wilson's Historical Traditionary and Imaginative Tales of The Borders and of Scotland with an Illustrative Glossary Volume III

By: Wilson, John Mackay

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Ainsworth: 1837

Seller ID: 7056

Condition: Good


This volume contains Numbers 105 to 156, which is dated Saturday October 28 1837. Blind stamped cloth covered boards with a loss to the bottom half of the spine. Internally clean. Interesting stories of scots life, including an account of the snowstorm of 1825, recollections of the poet Robert Ferguson and recollections of Robert Burns etc. View more info

Queen Elizabeth

By: Wilson, Mona

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Daily Express Publications: 1111

Seller ID: 15086

Condition: Very Good


Early 1930s. 152pp, brown paper covered leather look boards, a little rubbed to edges of spine. A couple of spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. A biography of Elizabeth I. View more info

Hardy's Cottage Dorset

By: Winchcombe, Anna

Price: £4.50

Publisher: The National Trust: 1999

Seller ID: 11455

Condition: As New


15pp, illustrated soft covers. B + w illustrations. A clean copy. A guide to the cottage where Thomas Hardy was born at Bockhampton. Comes with a separate colour postcard of the cottage View more info

Days With Bernard Shaw

By: Winsten, Stephen

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Reader's Union: 1951

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 1248

Condition: Very Good


246 pp. B + w illustrations. A couple of short closed tears to dustjacket, no loss. Light foxing to foredge, otherwise clean. A biography of GBS View more info

Sir Richard Steele M P The Later Career

By: Winton, Calhoun

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14459

ISBN: 0801811627

Condition: Very Good


265pp, complete dustjacket in removeable plastic cover. B + w illustrations. Ex library - stamp to title page, back flyleaf, and foredge, otherwise internally clean. Steele's career from the death of Queen Anne in 1714 to his own death in 1729. View more info

George Moore

By: Wolfe, Humbert

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Shaylor: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5922

Condition: Very Good


152pp, brown cloth covered boards with impressed design and gilt title. Previous owner's name on flyleaf, a few tiny spots of foxing on foredge, otherwise clean. Part of the Modern Writers Series. View more info

Queen Victoria Her Life and Times 1819 1861

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Book Club Associates: 1973

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 412

Condition: Fine


574 pp, purple cloth boards, b + w photographs. A readable account of Queen Victoria's early years, up to the death of Prince Albert. View more info

The True Story Of Captain John Smith

By: Woods, Katharine Pearson

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Doubelday, Page & Co: 1907

Seller ID: 5943

Condition: Very Good


382pp, olive green cloth covered boards. Frontispiece portrait and B + w illustrations. Internally clean. The life and adventures of the famous governor of Virginia. View more info