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BLEAK HOUSE., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Peter Ackroyd.
1 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Peter Ackroyd. BLEAK HOUSE.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
874 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has minor rubbing to leather at top/bottom of hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, a very small dent at on lower rear edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
OVER FEN AND WOLD., Hissey, James John.  Illustrated by the author.
2 Hissey, James John. Illustrated by the author. OVER FEN AND WOLD.
Macmillan, London, 1898, first edition. 
444 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark brown cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "The following pages contain the chronicle of a leisurely and most enjoyable driving tour through a portion of Eastern England little esteemed and almost wholly, if not quite, negelected by the average tourist, for Lincolnshire is generally deemed to be a flat land, mostly consisting of Fens, and with but small, or no scenic attract ions. We, however, found Lincolnshire to be a country of hills as well as of Fens, and we were charmed with the scenery thereof, which is none the less beautiful because neither famed nor fashionable." The author describes the landscape, ar c h i t e c t ure, history, social and agricultural life, folkore, etc. of the area. 1/2" x 1" piece missing from fore-edge of page159/160, very light browning in margins and gutters of pages, light browning to edges of text block, wear at corners, w ri nk li ng /w ea r and tiny tears top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, three tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
Shrewsbury Airlife 2001 1840371994 / 9781840371994 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(F)eatures 1,000 colour photographs of military aircraft of all types from around the world, with a mix of old and new. All the photographs are fully described with dates and aircraft types. The book will appeal to a wide range of aircraft enthusiasts internationally and also to aeroplane modellers. It contains a tremendous range of aircraft types that represent all countries through the years since colour photography has been available." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A WARTIME HISTORY 1939-45., Seebohm, Caroline.
4 Seebohm, Caroline. THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A WARTIME HISTORY 1939-45.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989, first edition. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297796267 B&w photographs, drawings. "Much has been written about the great houses of Britain - their architecture, art and gardens, and the frivolous lives that were lived there. Ye t little is known about the contributions they made to the war effort between 1939 and 1945, and the sometimes terrible price they paid. Their role was vital; preserving human lives, providing retreats for the wounded or dispossessed, guardi n g t h e nation's treasures. Drawing on personal memories and contemporary news and magazine stories, Caroline Seebohm gives a vivid picture of a very different life in the British country house. The details which colour the book are touching, fu nn y , oc ca s ionally horrifying, and many ordeals, suffered particularly by women left holding the fort, are revealed here for the first time..." The houses covered are grouped under the headings: The School (Longleat House, Blenheim Palace, Cas tle H ow ard , K ne bworth House); The Military Billet (Great Glemham House, Hazells Hall); The Hospital, The Air Force Billet (Ashton Wold); The Hospital (Heath House, Ragley Hall); Treasure Repository (Boughton House); Secret Operations (Clar emon t Ho use , W obur n Ab bey ). Slight bump at top of spine and on fore-edgwe of front board, bump at bottom corner of front boardminor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slig ht br ownin g on spi ne. Very Good -/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Cambridge, Massachusetts Privately printed, at the University Press (Harvard) 1888 First, limited edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Inscribed By Author
239 pp, 7 1/8" H - collated. No. 9 of 100 copies. Medium brown three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The spine has been professionally rebacked, retaining most of the original leather (with gilt decoration) - new green leather spine labels with gilt lettering and borders. Inscribed on fly-leaf preceding the title page: "To Josepha Newcomb / from the author / March 12 1896 / J.D. Whitney (underlined)". Josiah Dwight Whitney (Nov. 23, 1818-Aug. 18, 1896), American geologist, Harvard professor of geology and Chief of the California Geological Survey, was an early advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park. Mount Whitney and the Whitney Glacier were named for him. Contents: Appalachian and Cordilleran; Orgeon and Pend' Oreilles; Topograph-ical Nomenclature (Introductory / Mountains, Peaks, and Sierras / Valleys, Gorges, and Canons / Plains, Prairies, and Savannas); Index of Topographical Names. Josepha Newcomb (artist and suffragette) married Whitney's nephew, Edwin Baldwin Whitney, in April, 1896. She later inscribed the book: "To William Dwight Whitney / from / Josepha Whitney / December 25, 1931." Her son, William Dwight Whitney was an international lawyer whose marital exploits were the inspiration for the movie 'Adam's Rib'. Browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; slight waviness to fore-edge of pages; the leather has wear and has been professionally conserved; book is tightly bound and is clean inside. 
Price: 650.00 USD

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