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THE ORNITHOLOGY OF FRANCIS WILLUGHBY OF MIDDLETON IN THE COUNTY OF WARWICK
Written by John Ray.
Stock no. 1819111
Published by John Martyn. 1st 1678. Very good condition.

Translated into English, and enlarged with many additions throughout the whole work. To which are added three considerable discourses, I. Of the Art of Fowling... II. Of the ordering of Singing Birds. III. Of Falconry. This is the First Edition in English, greatly enlarged from the Latin first edition of 1676 by the addition of Ray's three discourses. The first systematic classification of the birds of the world. Large format. Rebound with three quarter modern calf binding, raised bands to spine with red title blocks & gilt title, brown paper boards. 80 b/w engraved plates. Light fading to top of calf spine and top rear corner. Corners lightly rubbed. New endpapers. Title page chipped at vertical edge with an amateur repair to lower corner. Plate 8 & 14 have a large closed tear (no loss). All plates are present. Some pages have a few nicks, closed tears and/or chips at edges. Page edge browning. A few marks related to aging. A very nice copy of a scarce item.

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BIGGLES AND THE PLANE THAT DISAPPEARED
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 2132523
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1963. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards black title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations. 159 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine with edge-creasing and some chips and nicks, but virtually no loss.

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BIGGLES' SPECIAL CASE
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 2132522
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1963. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Pale grey boards, green title to spine. Colour frontis. Bombarded by jet fighters, grounded by a sand-storm, involved in a desert gun battle - another exciting Biggles adventure. 170 pages. Browning to spine. Some foxing to covers, endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few nicks and chips; minimal loss.

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
Written by Eric Carle. Illustrated by Eric Carle.
Stock no. 1318680
Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1st UK 1970. Very good condition.

Oblong format. White glazed pictorial boards. Watch as the caterpillar eats his way through the book! ISBN: 024101798X. Some slight wear to cover edges. A few light foxspots and some light page browning to contents else clean, without names or inscriptions.

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RUPERT LITTLE BEAR'S ADVENTURES NUMBER THREE
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 1318679
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1925. Almost very good condition.

Grey boards with pictorial onlay to front showing Rupert with the princess. Contains five stories: Rupert and the Robber Wolf; Rupert at the Seaside; Rupert and Bingo; Rupert and the Dragon; Rupert and the Snow Man. 3 colour plates plus two-tone illustrations throughout. A few marks and wear to covers. 2.5" split to rear side of spine. Chipping to onlay at top of spine. Foxing throughout, but mostly to endpapers and outer page edges. All plates present, one has a closed margin tear to it. Binding nice and tight!

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THE MOTOR CYCLIST'S HANDBOOK
Written by Chas. S. Lake; Phoenix.
Stock no. 2132367
Published by Percival Marshall And Co. Circa 1912. Very good condition.

Green cloth with gilt titles. Second Edition. Numerous b/w adverts. B/w diagrams. A couple of nicks to cloth at top of spine. A few marks to outer page edges.

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THE ROLAND PIKE STORY MOTOR CYCLE RACING IN THE GOLDEN AGE
Written by Roland H. Pike; William R. Hoddinott.
Stock no. 2132360
Published by Roland H. Pike. 1st 1986. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Roland Pike was a fast, fiery and well-known competitor in British road racing in the 1935-1951 period. On his Pike-Rudges, his 7R AJS and other mounts he was consistently successful at Donington, the TT, the Ulster, the Short Circuits and on the Continent. He was also development engineer at BSA in 1952. Blue cloth, silver titles. B/w photos. A few marks to covers. Tape / glue residue to pastedowns and wrapper flaps. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a couple of small nicks and some light marks.

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MOTOR CYCLE REPAIR AND UPKEEP
Written by Edward Molloy; et al.
Stock no. 2132359
Published by George Newnes Limited. Circa 1931. Very good condition.

A Comprehensive, Practical and Authoritative Guide for the Owner - Driver and Garage Mechanic. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. 14 parts complete. A few marks to covers. Marks to pages 53-60 and cover of part 2.

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MOTOR CYCLING
Written by John H. Wyatt.
Stock no. 2132355
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1925. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Masters of Sports Series. Blue cloth with black title to spine and blind title to front cover. B/w plates. With appendix containing Motor Cycle records. Bumping to spine and corners. Small tape marks/residue to pastedowns and wrapper flaps. Name and address label stuck to rear pastedown. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. Wrapper is foxed and browned, with chipping, but only a little loss to corners.

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THE DOUGLAS DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 THE FIRST SEVENTY YEARS (TWO VOLUMES)
Written by J.M.G. Gradidge.
Stock no. 1819028
Published by Air-Britain (historians) Ltd.. 1st 2006. Fine condition.

Two volume set. Pictorial glazed boards. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 0851303323.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1961
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2132193
Published by Daily Express. 1961. Very good condition.

Pictorial laminated boards showing Rupert on a swing. 1st story Rupert and the Hearth-Rug. Includes puzzle page and Magic Painting pages. Bumping and wear to spine, edges and corners. Bottom 1" to base of spine has some laminate and surface paper damage/lifting. NOT price-cut. Pale name to belongs to box. Small it of scribble to title page. Magic Paintings are NOT DONE!!!

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STEEL POTS THE HISTORY OF AMERICA'S STEEL COMBAT HELMETS
Written by Chris Armold.
Stock no. 2132192
Published by R. James Bender. 1st USA 1997. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial boards. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 091213870X. Some bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Page edge browning.

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