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Sir Anthony Eden

By: Broad, Lewis

Price: £5.10

Publisher: London, Hamilton & Co.: 1956

Seller ID: 273561

Condition: Good


Paperback. Covers are a little faded, scuffed and creased. Spine body creased. Edges, corners and spine ends are worn, bumped and creased. Page block is tanned. Page edges are tanned throughout, not affecting text. Slight staining at lower corners of pages 260-end, text unaffected. Contents are sound and clear. BW View more info

Alexis De Tocqueville: A Biography

By: Brogan, Hugh

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, U.K., Profile Books Ltd.: 2006

Seller ID: 261162

ISBN: 1861975090

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Slightly edge-worn jacket with a few light abrasions and superficial scorings. Back jacket is quite scuffed. Jacket spine ends rather dented. Leading corners slightly worn. Hardcover spine ends bumped and leading corners a little worn. Former owner's nameplate on first title page. Pages clean. Contents sound. Black and white Illustrations. AF View more info

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Pioneer of the Air: The Life and Times of Colonel S.F. Cody

By: Broomfield, G.A.

Price: £21.38

Publisher: Aldershot, Gale and Polden Ltd: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 476209

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. First edition. Very good for age. The plastic protected jacket is a little marked and worn, with a few nicks and small chipped portions to the edges. Pages are clean and sound; all text, images and the fold out are clear. CM View more info

Andre Breton, Arbiter of Surrealism

By: Browder, Clifford

Price: £30.25

Publisher: Geneva, Libraire Droz: 1967

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 048808

Condition: Acceptable


Cover is folded, dirty and held together with adhesive tape. Cover and some pages are dog-eared. Clean, tight and bright. Ex-library. View more info

Shakespeare

By: Brown, Ivor

Price: £1.28

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1951

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 027492

Condition: Good


Some grubbiness to covers and spine. Would clean up nicely. Minor / light age spotting to endpapers and peppered along page block. Text is clean, tight and bright. View more info

Freud and the Post-Freudians

By: Brown, J.A.C.

Price: £1.09

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 1961

Seller ID: 003639

ISBN: 0140205225

Condition: Acceptable


Paperback. Plastic protected cover repaired with tape. Library sticker on spine and FEP, stamp on inside covers and page block Reading copy only. Edges rubbed. View more info

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Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope

By: Brown, Judith M.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 486748

ISBN: 0300045956

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. Jacket has some light shelfwear with a slightly sunned spine. Minor bumps to the lower leading corners of the jacket and hardcover. The pages are clean and sound; all content is clear. CM View more info

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Gustavo GutiErrez: An Introduction to Liberation Theology

By: Brown, Robert McAfee

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Maryknoll, NY, U.S.A., Orbis Books: 1990

Seller ID: 477184

ISBN: 0883445972

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. The covers and creased spine are lightly sunned and edgeworn. Minor marks and slight bumps to the page block. Item is a little cocked. The binding is sound; all text is clear. CM View more info

Marco Polo : The Incredible Journey

By: Brown, Robin

Price: £2.56

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, Sutton Publishing Ltd.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 283846

ISBN: 0750934204

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with lightly bumped spine ends. Dust jacket has minor creases on upper edge. Faint traces of pencil on topp of FEP; otherwise pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T View more info

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Nat Gonella: A Life in Jazz

By: Brown, Ron; Fairweather, Digby

Price: £9.03

Publisher: London, Northway Publications: 2005

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 465620

ISBN: 0953704076

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Signed and dedicated to John Chilton by Digby Fairweather on half title page. Covers are lightly scored and edge-worn. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Robert Heywood of Bolton

By: Brown, W. E.

Price: £3.80

Publisher: London, S. R. Publishers: 1970

Seller ID: 450230

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. Dust jacket is a little faded and marked. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Alcuin of York: Lectures Delivered in the Cathedral Church of Bristol in 1907 and 1908

By: Browne, G. F.

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1908

Seller ID: 483385

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Boards and spine are marked and slightly faded. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned and marked. Stamps on FEP and preface page. Previous owner's details penned on title page. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Life of George Eliot

By: Browning, Oscar

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Walter Scott Ltd: 1892

Seller ID: 102902

Condition: Good


previous owner name on the FEP, inside of the cover and on the catalogue page. stain at the bottom of the first couple of pages where it looks like the cover got wet. fading of the colour on the back and rubbing to the ends of the spine, side and bottom edge of the page block are rough cut. View more info

Life of George Eliot

By: Browning, Oscar

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, U.K., Walter Scott: 1890

Seller ID: 293147

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. One of the "Great Writers" series. Ex-library, with library labelling on spine foot, front pastedown, front endpaper and at two or three points throughout. Boards have a few light surface scratches and marks. Spine ends are worn, nicked and bumped. Leading corners are very bent. Pages are lightly rough-cut. Pastedowns and endpapers are a little grubby, with some age-related fading, and a few pages are rather sunned. Small tear near midd... View more info

Duchess of Cork Street : The Autobiography of an Art Dealer

By: Browse, Lillian

Price: £14.01

Publisher: U.K., Giles De La Mare Publishers Ltd: 1999

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 198757

ISBN: 1900357143

Condition: Good


Very good, clean condition. pages are white, bright and tight. Numerous black and white images throughout. View more info

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The Romantic Egoists: A Pictorial Autobiography from the Scrapbooks and Albums of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

By: Bruccoli, Matthew J.; Kerr, Joan P.; Smith, Scottie Fitzgerald (eds.)

Price: £29.00

Publisher: Columbia, SC, USA, Bruccoli Clark: 1985

Seller ID: 486984

ISBN: 0897230507

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Covers are lightly scored, worn and bumped. Minor closed tears on spine. Minor crease on half title page. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Roberto Rossellini

By: Brunette, Peter

Price: £9.91

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1996

Seller ID: 302792

ISBN: 0520200535

Condition: Good


Paperback. Superficial marks on covers and spine. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Several marks on page block. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

Samuel Pepys: The Man in the Making

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £1.60

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1949

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 028182

Condition: Good


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Auden and Documentary in the 1930s

By: Bryant, Marsha

Price: £12.83

Publisher: Charlottesville and London, University Press of Virginia: 1997

Seller ID: 466000

ISBN: 0813917565

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Two or three minor bumps and scores on dust jacket. Slight bumping on hardcover spine ends. Pages are clean. Binding is sound, and the contents are clear throughout. AF View more info

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Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty

By: Buchan, James

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Profile Books Ltd: 2006

Seller ID: 484547

ISBN: 1861979053

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. CM View more info

The Clearing House: A Survey of One Man's Mind

By: Buchan, John

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 113362

Condition: Good


Selected by Lady Tweedsmuir with a preface by Gilbert Murray. Green cloth cover faded and shelfworn but solid, and contents clean, tight and bright. View more info

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Oliver Cromwell

By: Buchan, John

Price: £8.63

Publisher: Thirsk, U.K., House of Stratus: 2001

Seller ID: 419414

ISBN: 1842327828

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are very lightly worn. Light marks on rear cover and page block. Minor nicks on lower edge of first page. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW View more info

I Chose Caviar

By: Buchwald, Art

Price: £5.42

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021324

Condition: Good


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Hostilities Only: An Autobiography

By: Buckle, David

Price: £18.47

Publisher: Oxford, Robert Dugdale: 1999

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 293248

ISBN: 0946976082

Condition: Good


Paperback. Signed by author. Covers have several marks and scores. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Front cover is a little faded next to spine. Several marks on page block. Dedication and signature of author on FEP. Very few pen marks on pages 62-63. Several minor marks in the volume. Contents are clear. AM View more info

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Constant Paine: From Southampton Legend to South African Ambassador

By: Bull, David

Price: £6.73

Publisher: Bristol, United Kingdom, Hagiology Publising: 2008

Seller ID: 301913

ISBN: 0953447472

Condition: Good


Hardcover with slightly creased spine and lightly bumped spine ends and lower leading corner. Plastic protected dust jacket with very lightly worn lower leading corners. Leading edge of page block has a few minor marks and scores. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress, From This World to That Which is to Come

By: Bunyan, John

Price: £12.14

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: 432819

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Boards are marked. Leading corners, edges and spine are worn. Pastedowns and endpapers are marked. Pages are tanned and foxed. Hinge is slightly visible on pastedowns. Binding remains intact, contents are clear. AM View more info

Flame into Being : The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248128

ISBN: 0434098183

Condition: Very Good


Dust jacket with sun faded spine and one small tear on top edge, orange hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and contents in very good clean condition, showing minimal signs of wear. T View more info

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Vico

By: Burke, Peter

Price: £17.10

Publisher: Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press: 1985

Seller ID: 464080

ISBN: 0192876198

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Tanned dust jacket with one or two slight scores and bumps. Minor foxing on flaps. Head of page block is foxed. One or two foxing marks on pastedowns and endpapers. Slight crease on upper edge of front pastedown. Binding is sound. Text is clear throughout. AF View more info

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 1: 1821-1836

By: Burkhardt, Frederick; Smith, Sydney (eds.)

Price: £31.21

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1985

Seller ID: 281162

ISBN: 0521255872

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Jacket is plastic-protected, and has very few superficial scores. Edges, leading corners and spine ends of jacket are lightly worn. A few faint marks on boards and hardcover's lower edges. Upper leading corners and spine foot of hardcover are lightly bumped. Page block is a little foxed, with very few further minor marks. All text is clear on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

The Autobiography of a Beggar Boy

By: Burn, James Dawson; Vincent, David

Price: £5.42

Publisher: London, Europa Publications Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 143261

ISBN: 090511826x

Condition: Good


Dust jacket scuffed and shelfworn with some small chips and tears along edges, price clipped. Red cloth boards in good clean condition, binding is tight and pages bright. View more info

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. Vol I: 1778-1784

By: Burney, Frances (Madame D'Arblay); Barrett, Charlotte (Ed.)

Price: £18.43

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 199082

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition for age. No jacket. Volume one only. Boards are marked, worn and faded. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and nicked. Page block and some pages are foxed. Front pastedown hinge has been reinforced with paper. Binding is visible on early and closing pages, but remains intact. Previous owner's name in crayon on reverse of FEP. Some pages are creased. Text remains clear throughout. HCW View more info

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. Vol II: 1785-1788

By: Burney, Frances (Madame D'Arblay); Barrett, Charlotte (Ed.)

Price: £18.43

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 199083

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition for age. No jacket. Volume two only. Boards are marked. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and nicked. Page block and pages are foxed. Tears on pastedown hinges, but binding remains intact. Hinge between FEP and title page is reinforced with paper. Previous owner's name pencilled on title page. Penned annotations on closing blank pages. Creases and nicks throughout pages. Text remains clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Swettenham's Malayan Journals, 1874-1876

By: Burns, P.L.; Cowan, C.D. (eds.)

Price: £76.00

Publisher: Kuala Lumpur, London, New York, Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1976

Seller ID: 452397

ISBN: 0195802721

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Good condition. Dust jacket is protected with a plastic wrapper. Jacket is faded and a little edge-worn, with several scores. Lower leading corner of front flap is clipped. One or two pen marks on foot of page block. Binding is sound, pages are clean, and the contents are clear. AF View more info

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The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 1945-1959

By: Burroughs, William S.; Harris, Oliver (ed.)

Price: £18.05

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 2009

Seller ID: 468528

ISBN: 0141189886

Condition: Very Good


Penguin Classic paperback. One or two instances of very minor wear on covers. Pages are sound and all text is clear. TS View more info

Image for Losing Tim: The Life and Death of an American Contractor in Iraq

Losing Tim: The Life and Death of an American Contractor in Iraq

By: Burroway, Janet

Price: £8.55

Publisher: Minneapolis, Think Piece Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 456978

ISBN: 0989235238

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition, with a few instances of insignificant shelfwear on covers and one or two marks on page block. Internally excellent: clean, sound and clear throughout. TS View more info

Lives of Simon Lord lovat, and Duncan Forbes of Culloden

By: Burton, J. H.

Price: £28.66

Publisher: Chapman & Hall: 1847

Seller ID: 198148

Condition: Good


Sound publication with clean pages and clear content. Slight edge wear. Sticker on inside front cover. Slight light foxing throughout. View more info

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A Strong Song Tows Us: The Life of Basil Bunting

By: Burton, Richard

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Infinite Ideas Limited: 2013

Seller ID: 481406

ISBN: 190898418X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. Light exterior shelfwear; slight nicks on one or two jacket leading corners, plus the jacket and hardcover spine feet. A few faint marks on the page block. Pages are clean; text and b/w images are clear. CM View more info

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A Strong Song Tows Us: The Life of Basil Bunting

By: Burton, Richard

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford, Infinite Ideas Limited: 2013

Seller ID: 483529

ISBN: 190898418X

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. The jacket and hardcover upper leading corners are bumped (most notably on the front corner) slightly affecting pages. One or two repaired nicks on the jacket edges. Pages are clean and sound; all content is clear. CM View more info

Tim Burton: Entretiens Avec Mark Salisbury

By: Burton, Tim; Salisbury, Mark

Price: £12.42

Publisher: Paris, Sonatine Éditions: 2009

Seller ID: 263894

ISBN: 2355840318

Condition: Very Good


French language. Price on rear cover dug out. Binding otherwise very well preserved although with some extremely minor surface abrasions. Pages are clean and crisp, and printing is tight and bright throughout. MB View more info

Shadow of Eros: A Biographical and Critical Study of the Life and Works of Sir Alfred Gilbert

By: Bury, Adrian

Price: £35.03

Publisher: London, The Dropmore Press: 1952

Seller ID: 278747

Condition: Good


Half-bound large hardcover. No jacket. Number 109 from an edition limited to 300 numbered copies on hand-made paper. Minimal surface wear on boards. Leading corners and spine ends are slightly softened. Uneven page block, slightly tanned. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece portrait. Penned name of previous owner on 1st abstract page. Ex-libris on colophon. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and clear, in very good condition considering age. BW View more info

Bismarck; Some Secret Pages of His History

By: Busch, Moritz

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1899

Seller ID: 054934

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Ex-Westfield College library, Condensed edition. Presentation stickers on the inside of the cover and on the FEP, faded on the spine and edges. A clean and tight copy. View more info

John Keats: His Life and Writings

By: Bush, Douglas

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1966

Seller ID: 263166

Condition: Acceptable


Slightly cocked ex-library hardcover without jacket, showing marks on upper and lower edges front and rear from removed tape. Further, fainter marking on rear board from removed sticker. Library shelfmark on spine; leading corners are a little worn; spine bumped on head and foot. Page block yellowed. Front pastedown and FEP are tanned; line from adhesive on rear pastedown with imprint on BEP. Slight pink staining at upper edge of many pages, barely noticeable. Laid-in or... View more info

School Memories

By: Bushell, W. F.

Price: £4.78

Publisher: Liverpool, England, Philip Son & Nephew Ltd.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032262

Condition: Very Good


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Gibran of Lebanon

By: Bushrui, Suheil Badi; Gotch, Paul (Eds.)

Price: £5.74

Publisher: Beirut, Lebanon, Librairie du Liban: 1975

Seller ID: 269160

ISBN: 0906527554

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover. Ex-library. "New Papers". Very edge-worn dust jacket with mulitple nicks, particularly along upper edges. Sellotape repair to spine head. Jacket is a little grubby and faded. Leading corners and spine ends very worn. Several dents along leading edge of front board. Small dent near spine head. Spine ends bumped. Leading hardcover corners bent. Gilt lettering on spine. Light foxing to page block foot. Library labels on front pastedown and FEP. Endpapers ... View more info

A Marriage Out of Time : My Life with and without Emile Bustani

By: Bustani, Laura (Freeman, John; Heikal, Mohamed)

Price: £14.66

Publisher: London, Quartet Books Ltd.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 154765

ISBN: 0704370743

Condition: Very Good


Dust jacket, red cover with gilt lettering to spine and contents in very good clean condition. Tiny tear to tail of spine. Library sticker on the spine of dust jacket. Library stamp on front inside cover. Remains of library plates on FEP. Highly illustrated by b/w plates with photographs. View more info

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The Life of Erasmus: With Historical Remarks on the State of Literature Between the Tenth and Sixteenth Centuries

By: Butler, Charles

Price: £24.70

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1825

Seller ID: 457621

Condition: Acceptable


No dust jacket. Leather bound Hardcover. Ex-Library. Acceptable condition. Embossed, gilt library stamps on boards. Library label on front pastedown. Edge-worn boards with several scores. Front board is detached from spine. Spine is very worn and rubbed. Spine ends are torn off. Leading corners are worn, bumped and split. Binding is very loose at front. Text remains clear. AF View more info

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Alternative Hardy

By: Butler, Lance St. John

Price: £11.40

Publisher: London, The Macmillan Press Ltd: 1989

Seller ID: 471670

ISBN: 0333427696

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Light scores, tanning and edgewear to the jacket. Parts of the hardcover edges are worn, most notably on the spine foot. Minor tanning on the pastedowns and endpapers; label on rear pastedown. A few lightly creased page corners. All text is clear, with sound binding. CM View more info

Francis Thompson (Writers and Their Work: No. 141)

By: Butter, Peter

Price: £1.28

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026584

Condition: Good


library sticker on front page and FEP; library stamp on FEP and half-title page; library pocket to inside cover View more info

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Lenin: Comrade and Man

By: Bychkova, N.; Lavrov, R.; Rusanova, I.

Price: £17.69

Publisher: Moscow, USSR, Progress Publishers: 1900

Seller ID: 303616

Condition: Acceptable


This book does not have a publication date. It was not published in 1900. Scuffed, creased and faded paperback with chipped foot of spine, significantly rubbed spine edges, creased and worn leading corners and lightly worn cover edges. One small tear on upper edge of rear cover. Page block is slightly grubby. Creasing to leading corners of early and final pages. Light waterstains through lower corners of some middle pages. Text remains clear, and binding is sound throug... View more info

The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker

By: Byrd, Rudolph P. (ed.)

Price: £3.19

Publisher: New York, The New Press: 2010

Seller ID: 263162

ISBN: 159558496X

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket showing a few superficial marks front and rear. Leading corners of jacket and hardcover are bent, particularly upper set. Minor edgewear on jacket; lower hardcover edges a little worn. Jacket and hardcover spine bumped head and foot. Tear approx 1in on jacket spine head. Scuff on page block head affecting upper edges of pages in first half of volume but cosmetic damage is minimal. All text remains clear on clean, tight pages. TS View more info