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The Flying Sheikh

By: Alamuddin, Najib

Price: £16.15

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1987

Seller ID: 453433

ISBN: 070432640X

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Spine ends of edgeworn jacket and hardcover are bumped; corners are a little worn; one or two insignificant marks on page block. Penned notes on BEP; a few instances of penned lines in margins (well under 5% of pages) - all text remains clear, however, and binding is sound throughout. TS View more info

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The Shape of Further Things

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £9.03

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1970

Seller ID: 465349

ISBN: 0571094724

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Worn, faded and somewhat dirty dust jacket. Small nicks on jacket spine head and front upper leading corner of jacket. Boards appear warped. Hardcover spine is cocked. Slight wear on hardcover spine head. Page block is tanned. Binding is sound, and the contents are clear. AF View more info

Gertrude Lawrence as Mrs. A., An Intimate Biography of the Great Star

By: Aldrich, Richard Stoddard

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, Odhams Press Ltd: 1955

Seller ID: 027842

Condition: Good


Foreword by Daphne du Maurier. Mild sunning to spine. First British Editionv View more info

One Dry Season : In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: £2.56

Publisher: Great Britain, Bloomsbury Publishing: 1990

Seller ID: 105077

ISBN: 0747500789

Condition: Very Good


Cover of hardback has slight markings and scratches. Text is clear, clean, bright and tight throughout. View more info

Catherine the Great: Life and Legend

By: Alexander, John T.

Price: £7.97

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford Univ Pr: 1989

Seller ID: 023210

ISBN: 0195052366

Condition: Very Good


stamp on the catalogue page. Empress of the vast Russian Empire by the age of 33, Catherine's private and public life generated tremendous controversy, and she has been portrayed variously as a political genius, a despotic foreign adventuress, a tyrant, and a nymphomaniac. John Alexander's detailed research draws on little-known sources, including Catherine's love notes, to produce a balanced appraisal of this remarkable woman throughout the whole of her long reign View more info

Alan Paton : A Biography

By: Alexander, Peter F.

Price: £3.19

Publisher: Oxford, U. K., Oxford University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 189089

ISBN: 0198112378

Condition: Very Good


Pages clean, bright and tight. View more info

William Plomer: A Biography

By: Alexander, Peter F.

Price: £8.92

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 272179

ISBN: 0192122436

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Jacket has some superficial scuffing and scratching. Spine ends, on jacket and hardcover, are slightly bumped and creased. Upper and lower edges and corners on jacket are slightly bumped, creased and rubbed. BW View more info

The Black Russian

By: Alexandrov, Vladimir

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Head of Zeus: 2013

Seller ID: 281098

ISBN: 1781855196

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Slight nick on jacket spine foot. BW View more info

The Good Deeds of a Good Woman: Recorded Between May and September 1975 (Ordinary Lives; No. 1)

By: Ali, Beatrice

Price: £5.74

Publisher: London, Dobson Books Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 096139

ISBN: 0234778911

Condition: Very Good


gilt lettering to spine, light sun fading to d/j, slight wear to tail of spine, previous owner's bookplate on front inside cover, text clean and tight View more info

William Shipley, Founder of the Royal Society of Arts, A Biography with Documents

By: Allan, D.G.C.

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027457

ISBN: 0090857003

Condition: Good


Library stamps on the FEP, page edges and first page, library stickers on the FEP, spine, slightly makred cover View more info

William Robinson, 1838-1935: Father of the English Flower Garden

By: Allan, Mea

Price: £12.74

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 198614

ISBN: 0571118658

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth boards lightly sunned at top edge, bumped on bottom edge. Dust jacket a little worn/soiled, faded at edges. Contents remain clean and sound throughout. With 37 photographs and 10 line drawings. View more info

Fear Not to Sow: The Story of Elsie Stephenson, First Director of University Nursing Studies in Europe

By: Allan, Sheila

Price: £8.25

Publisher: Cornwall, United Kingdom, The Jamieson Library: 1990

Seller ID: 102521

ISBN: 1872229050

Condition: Very Good


The d/j has general wearing to the corners, edges and spine including rubbing. There is a library sticker on the spine.The d/j has been taped to the inside cover. A library stamp is present on the title page. The text is clean, bright and tight. View more info

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The Scalpel, The Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune

By: Allan, Ted; Gordon, Sydney

Price: £8.55

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1971

Seller ID: 461930

ISBN: 0771001266

Condition: Good


Paperback (1981 reprint). One or two scuffs on shelfworn covers; spine is slightly creased. Page block is slightly tanned; gift dedication penned on FEP; lower corners of final few pages are very lightly bumped. All text is clear, and pages are sound throughout. TS View more info

Kellie McGarrh's Hangin' in Tough: Mildred E. Doyle, School Superintendent (History of Schools and Schooling; Vol. 3)

By: Allison, Clinton B. (ed.)

Price: £10.20

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Peter Lang: 2000

Seller ID: 262231a

ISBN: 0820437441

Condition: Good


Paperback. Early pages are a little bumped on upper leading corners. A few middle pages are warped on upper edges. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Total Commitment

By: Almogi, Yosef

Price: £12.50

Publisher: East Brunswick, NJ, USA, Cornwall Books: 1982

Seller ID: 489954

ISBN: 0845347497

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, with good jacket. Price-clipped jacket is lightly marked, scored and worn, with a few minor nicks. Three centimetre tear on front upper edge of jacket. Hardcover spine ends are lightly bumped and worn. Page block is marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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The Life of Katherine Mansfield

By: Alpers, Antony

Price: £9.50

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1980

Seller ID: 495876

ISBN: 0670428051

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, with good jacket. Jacket is marked and worn. Jacket spine is sunned. Two to three centimetre tears on front upper leading corner and creased rear upper edge. Sticker on front flap .Hardcover edges are sunned and lightly worn. Page block is tanned and marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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All the Way to Heaven: An American Boyhood in the Himalayas

By: Alter, Stephen

Price: £9.03

Publisher: New Delhi, Penguin Books India: 1997

Seller ID: 435015

ISBN: 0140285520

Condition: Good


Paperback. Covers and page block are lightly marked. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped and worn. Rear upper leading corner is creased, slightly affecting closing pages. Light creases on early pages. Binding is visible on title page but remains intact. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Moses Mendelssohn. A Biographical Study

By: Altmann, Alexander

Price: £43.94

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1973

Seller ID: 181984

Condition: Good


Sound book with clean pages. Slightly discoloured dust jacket -ageing of the spine-. View more info

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With Pen and Brush: Autobiography of a Painter

By: Alva

Price: £10.58

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1973

Seller ID: 421315

ISBN: 049101340X

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket has marks and scores. Nick on rear of jacket. Jacket has reinforced tears and nicks on spine head and front upper leading corner. Sticker on jacket front flap. Hardcover leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Involuntary Journey to Siberia

By: Amalrik, Andrei

Price: £5.59

Publisher: London, Collins & Harvill Press: 1970

Seller ID: 268402

ISBN: 0002723611

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Jacket a little faded, with grubby rear. Two or three closed nicks on front leading edge of jacket; jacket's upper edge creased with two small nicks on rear upper. Item slightly cocked. Leading corners and spine head and foot of jacket and hardcover are bumped, with upper jacket leading corners particularly worn. Markings on front, and to a lesser extent, rear boards. Page block tanned and a little marked. Page edges slightly sunned; contents otherwise well-preserved with sound binding and clear text throughout. TS View more info

Amiscellany : My Life, My Music

By: Amis, John

Price: £12.10

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 199080

ISBN: 0571134904

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light wear to dust jacket, blue cloth boards bumped a little at bottom edge. Contents clean, sound, bright throughout. Eight pages black and white plates. View more info

Memoirs

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: £4.14

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1991

Seller ID: 293524

ISBN: 0091745330

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Jacket is lightly marked, creased and scored. Upper edges are slightly creased and bumped. Jacket and hardcover spine ends and leading corners are bumped. Edges are lightly bumped. Page block is lightly scored. Ink stamp on rear pastedown. Text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW View more info

Koba The Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million

By: Amis, Martin

Price: £7.65

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2002

Seller ID: 289034

ISBN: 0676975178

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. First Canadian edition, first printing. Several superficial marks on dust jacket. Jacket spine ends and corners are slightly creased. Hardcover spine foot is a little bumped. Upper leading corners are lightly worn. The hinge is visible between pages 216-217, 248-249, 280-281; otherwise the binding is tight. Contents are clean and clear throughout. AM View more info

Jane Austen

By: Amy, Helen

Price: £5.52

Publisher: Stroud, Glos, Amberley Publishing: 2013

Seller ID: 428300

ISBN: 1445605864

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. One or two very minor marks on page block; otherwise excellent, with clear content throughout on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

Madonna Unauthorized

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: £2.56

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Simon and Schuster: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 266724

ISBN: 0671735322

Condition: Good


Hardcover is sound with bumped leading corners, very light waterstain (hardly noticeable) on lower edge of front board and lightly worn lower leading corners. Page block is a bit grubby with minor dust spotting on head. Pages a little tanned; contents otherwise in very good condition with sound binding, clean pages and clear text throughout. Dust jacket has worn edges, corners, creases and two small tears on upper edge, and two light waterstains on lower edge. Remains of price sticker on jacket spine foot. T View more info

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The Scientific Papers of Thomas Andrews

By: Andrews, Thomas

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London and New York, Macmillan & Co. Ltd.: 1889

Seller ID: 474209

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. With a memoir by P.G. Tait and A. Crum Brown. Lightly marked and worn hardcover, with minor bumps and nicks to the spine ends and leading corners. Previous owner's name penned on front pastedown. Light marks on some of the rough cut pages; a few instances of small tears to the page edges throughout. The binding remains sound; all content is clear. CM View more info

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Let Me Finish

By: Angell, Roger

Price: £8.38

Publisher: Orlando, FL, USA, Harcourt, Inc.: 2006

Seller ID: 444833

ISBN: 0151013500

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. First edition, first printing. Light marks, scores and edge wear on jacket. Jacket and hardcover spine ends are bumped. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW View more info

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

By: ANGELOU, Maya

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Virago Press Ltd: 1994

Seller ID: 019702

ISBN: 1853817503

Condition: Very Good


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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

By: ANGELOU, Maya

Price: £2.43

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Virago Press Ltd: 1994

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 022110

ISBN: 1853817503

Condition: Very Good


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Biography of an Idea

By: Anshen, Ruth Nanda

Price: £13.30

Publisher: New York, Moyer Bell Limited: 1986

Seller ID: 475940

ISBN: 0918825571

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Slight scuffs and creases on the spine ends. Foxing on the page block. Pages are clean; all text is clear. CM View more info

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Journals 1990 - 1992

By: Anthony Powell

Price: £25.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 492666

ISBN: 0434004308

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition. First Edition. Shelf wear along the edges of the jacket. Sunning on the spine and front cover. Browning to pages, text is clear. View more info

Richard by Kathryn: The Life of Richard Whiteley

By: Apanowicz, Kathryn

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Virgin Books Ltd.: 2006

Seller ID: 219348

ISBN: 1852273755

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Jacket has slightly worn edges. Contents are clean and sound. View more info

Richard Rogers : A Biography

By: Appleyard, Bryan

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Limited: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 164393

ISBN: 0571139760

Condition: Good


Signs of wear on cover, corners are rubbed, some grubbyness, clear, bright and tight. View more info

Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist

By: Armitage, Simon

Price: £15.92

Publisher: London, Viking Penguin: 2008

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 274168

ISBN: 0670915807

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Signed by author. Light surface wear on jacket. Upper edges and corners, on jacket, are slightly bumped and creased. Spine ends, on jacket and hardcover, are slightly bumped and creased. Page block has some minor marks. Contents are sound, clean, clear. First Edition First Printing View more info

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Samuel Chapman Armstrong: A Biographical Study

By: Armstrong-Talbot, Edith

Price: £5.23

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Doubleday, Page & Company: 1904

Seller ID: 304058

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Penned dedication on title page. Front board and spine have several small, white marks. Spine is slightly cocked. Spine ends and leading corners are a little worn and bumped. Head of page block is in gilt; face and foot are lightly rough-cut. Front hinge is cracked but binding appears relatively sound. Minor age-fading on pages 100-101. Text remains clear. AF View more info

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Social Choice and Justice

By: Arrow, Kenneth J. (ed.)

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK, Basil Blackwell Publisher Ltd.: 1984

Seller ID: 475947

ISBN: 0631133399

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Collected papers of Kenneth J. Arrow: 1. The jacket is slightly sunned, with a few small tears and creases to the upper edges; one or two nicks to the lower edges. Interior very good, with clean and sound pages. CM View more info

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Life of Herbert Henry Asquith, Lord Oxford and Asquith: Volume I

By: Asquith, Cyril; Spender, J. A.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1932

Seller ID: 483251

ISBN: B00CEXFP1U

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. Volume one only. Previously owned by Sir E. T. Williams. Williams' bookplate on front pastedown. Includes 25 illustrations and relevant article clipping laid-in. Boards and spine are marked, faded and worn. Leading corners and edges are lightly bumped and worn. Spine ends are bumped and torn. Rear spine side is partially split. Page block and pages are foxed. Contents are clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Instead of a Letter

By: Athill, Diana

Price: £90.25

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1963

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 469305

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket in good condition. Signed and dedicated by author on title page. Jacket is marked and tanned. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn and nicked. Jacket and hardcover spine feet are lightly bumped. Page block and endpapers are tanned and marked. Spine is slightly cocked but binding remains intact. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Yesterday Morning

By: Athill, Diana

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London, Granta Books: 2002

Inscription: Signed and Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 496032

ISBN: 1862074844

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Signed and dedicatd by the author on the title page; stamp remains and name of former owner penned on the same page. Light marks on the page block and slightly shelfworn jacket. Bumps to the hardcover spine ends. A few instances of pen marks and text underlining on the pages - all text remains legible. The binding is sound. CM View more info

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Lord Haliburton: A Memoir of His Public Service

By: Atlay, J. B.

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.: 1909

Seller ID: 496728

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Hardcover is marked and faded. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and rough-cut pages are lightly tanned and marked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Publisher's label glued to FEP. Embossed stamp on title page. Some pages are lightly creased and bumped. Binding is exposed at early and closing pages. but remains intact. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

L M Ericsson 100 Years: The Pioneering Years Struggle for Concessions Crisis 1876-1932

By: Attman, Artur

Price: £25.47

Publisher: Olsson, Arthur Attman: 1977

Seller ID: 028706

ISBN: 9172600659

Condition: Very Good


Usual stickers and stamps on the FEP and on the page block. View more info

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W. H. Auden 'The Map of All My Youth': Early Works, Friends and Influences

By: Auden W. H.; Bucknell, Katherine (ed.); Jenkins, Nicholas (ed.)

Price: £29.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1990

Seller ID: 505962

ISBN: 0198129645

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket. Auden Studies 1. Very good condition. From the collection of poet Gavin Ewart, with his penned name on F.E.P. and dated June 1991. Ewart's annotations penned on a few pages. Nick to jacket at inner rear flap upper edge. Content is clear throughout. RB View more info

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Jane Austen's Letters to Her Sister Cassandra and Others, Volume II: 1811 - 1817

By: Austen, Jane; Chapman, R. W. (ed.)

Price: £49.50

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1932

Seller ID: 493676

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover in acceptable condition. Ex-university library. From Somerville College, Oxford. First edition of second volume. Includes fold-out maps and letter reproduction. Marbled boards and spine are lightly marked, faded and worn. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and torn. Lower edges of boards are partially split. Two to three centimetre splits on rear spine side. Title plate on spine is stained, worn and torn but replacement is laid-in at rear. Shelf mark on spine foot. Page block and rough-cut pages are lightly marked and tanned. Front pastedown hinge is partially split but... View more info

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Winter Journal

By: Auster, Paul

Price: £3.72

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company, LLC: 2012

Seller ID: 444908

ISBN: 0805095535

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. First edition. Very light sticker mark on front of jacket. Jacket and hardcover spine ends are bumped. Pen on page block foot. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW View more info

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Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure

By: Auster, Paul

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London and Boston, Faber and Faber: 1997

Seller ID: 464084

ISBN: 0571171494

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. First edition, third printing. A few minor scores and one or two slight bumps on dust jacket. Jacket spine sides are slightly sunned. Page block is tanned. Binding is sound, and the text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

The Elder Pitt Earl of Chatham

By: Ayling, Stanley

Price: £11.15

Publisher: New York, David McKay Company: 1976

Seller ID: 028676

ISBN: 0679507175

Condition: Good


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Image for Tiger Sultan: An Illustrated Monograph on Tipu Sultan

Tiger Sultan: An Illustrated Monograph on Tipu Sultan

By: Azer, Rahman

Price: £13.69

Publisher: Halli, Nayab: 1982

Seller ID: 442307

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Several marks and scores on covers. Minor abrasion spine foot. Nick and bump on leading edge of rear cover. A few marks on page block and in the volume. Stickers on title page. Tex is clear. AM View more info

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China Under the Empress Dowager, Being the History of the Life and Times of TzU Hsi, Compiled from State Papers and the Private Diary of the Comptroller of Her Household

By: Backhouse, E.; Bland, J. O. P.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1914

Seller ID: 483316

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. 'New and revised cheaper edition', 1914. Xxvi, 322 pp. Includes map of Peking. Boards and spine are marked and slightly faded. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Lower edges are nicked. Page block and pages are marked and tanned. Penned dedication on FEP. Closed tears on rear pastedown hinge. Minor bumps and creases on some pages. Plate between pages 16 and 17 is creased and nicked. Contents are clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Reflections on Biography

By: Backscheider, Paula R.

Price: £23.75

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 451821

ISBN: 019818641X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Image for Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life, and Profession

Double Vision: Reflections on My Heritage, Life, and Profession

By: Bagdikian, Ben H.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1995

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 505284

ISBN: 0807070661

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover and jacket. From the collection of Jessica Mitford. Signed by the author Ben H. Bagdikian and dedicated to Jessica Mitford on title page ("For my old friend and troublemaker, Decca. Ben."). Page block head has some minor foxing. Content is clear throughout. Very good condition. TA View more info