Observer’s Books & other Warne publications

Observers Motorcycles by Robert Croucher

A later Bloomsbury edition in printed boards vg++ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

Observers Warships by Hugh W Cowen

Bloomsbury 1993 vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

Observers Insects of the British Isles

Bloomsbury 1992 vg++ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

The Observer’s Book of Birds #1

Warne 1978 reprint clipped dj name and address on ffep otherwise vg+/vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers #2

Warne 1978 revision unclipped vg dj book vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

The Observer’s Book of Butterflies #3

Warne 1969 revision 7232 0045 9 Clipped dj vg book vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.00

The Observers Book of Wild Animals #5

Warne 1971 revision 1840.771 clipped dj no inscriptions Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observers Book of Freshwater Fishes – TB Bagenal #6

Warne 1975 3rd reprint dj clipped but otherwise vg+ Book Fine no stamps and inscriptions Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Grasses Sedges & Rushes by Francis Rose #7

Warne revised 1965 dj clipped book fine with no stamps or inscription Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

The Observer Book of Dogs by Clifford L B Hubbard #8

Warne Print code 806.460 dj unclipped book vg+ no stamps or inscriptions Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Dogs # 8

Warne 1976 reprint fine dj fine unclipped Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Horses and Ponies #9

Warne 1971 reprint 1751.271 clipped dj no stamps or inscriptions Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of GEOLOGY #10

Warne 1968 reprint 707.1167 dj vg+ Clipped Book vg+ no stamps or inscriptions Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Aircraft 1970 #11

Warne 1970 dj unclipped red on spine beginning to fade otherwise vg book vg+ no stamps or inscriptions Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Architecture #13

Warne 1970 dj clipped otherwise vg+ book vg+ no stamps or inscriptions 1531.170 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Larger Moths #14

Warne 1974 1424.274 dj vg+ unclipped book vg small biro price on front free end paper Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Ships #15

Warne 1978 1773.1177 dj clipped vg book vg- Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Common Insects & Spiders #17

Warne 1973 reprint 1331.873 clipped dj price in ink on ffep otherwise vg+/vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Cacti & Other Succulents #27

Warne 1958 1st 680.1057 unclipped dj no stamps or inscriptions Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Astronomy # 32

Warne 4th 1973 neat date on title page no other defects vg dj unclipped vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Commercial Vehicles # 40

Warne New edition 1978 268.178 – book near fine no stamps labels or inscriptions Dust Jacket vg+ unclipped. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Cricket # 49

Warne 1976 revision no stamps, labels or inscriptions 620.1275 vg+ dj clipped (by Warne to increase price vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of LONDON # 50

The Observer’s Book of LONDON # 50

Warne 1973 1st 1248.373 book No stamps, labels or inscriptions but water stan bottom of title page so vg- DJ clipped otherwise vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Motor Sport # 53

Warne 1978 revision vg+ no stamps, inscriptions or labels dj clipped vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of European Costume # 54

Warne 1975 1st vg+ no defects dj vg+ but clipped 129.1174 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

The Observer’s Book of Sewing #57

Warne 1975 1st dj unclipped vg book vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Golf # 58

Warne 1977 reprint book 1640.377No stamps, labels or inscriptions book fine dj clipped but otherwise vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Coarse Fishing # 59

Warne 1976 1st 587.10.75 No stamps, labels or inscriptions vg+ dj unclipped vg+

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of SHOW JUMPING & EVENTING # 60

Warne New Edition 1978 No stamps, labels or inscriptions book vg+ dj unclipped vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

The Observer’s Book of Motorcycles # 61

Warne 1980 Third edition 1346.1279 Lebel removed from front free endpaper, biro date on ffep otherwise vg no dj – printed boards. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

Nature Rambles – Spring to Summer – Edward Step

Nature Rambles – Spring to Summer – Edward Step

Warne 1958 reprint no stamps, labels or inscriptions book vg+ dj unclipped vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Wayside and Woodland Trees by Edward Step

Warne – undated no dj no stamps or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.50

Wild Flowers of the Wayside and Woodlands

Warne Pocket Guide (decent sized pocket) 1955 reprint book vg++ with neat name and date on ffep dj vg only (just) 708 illustrations 320 in colour 360 pages Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.50

Wayside and Woodland Blossoms By Edward Step

Warne Second Series undated Red cloth very good plus Through the post to any UK address.

£6.00

THE BIRDS of the British Isles and Their Eggs by T A Coward Series 1

Warne 1950 reprint vg+ brown cloth gilt lettering Through the post to any UK address.

£7.50

THE BIRDS of the British Isles and Their Eggs Second Series

Warne 1955 reprint brown cloth vg+ Through the post to any UK address.

£7.50

The Ladies’ and Gentleman’s Model Letter-Writer A Complete Guide to Correspondence On All Subjects With Household and Commercial Forms

The Ladies’ And Gentleman’s Model Letter-Writer A Complete Guide To Correspondence On All Subjects With Househols And Commercial Forms

Warne – undated printed boards (no dj) I would guess at 30’s vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Observer’s Ships – Frank Dodman

Bloomsbury Books 1992 printed boards a fine copy Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

Observers

I have over 33 foot of Observer Books in various locations in my shop, there could quite possibly be more waiting to be found. Before you ask, there are none of the more obviously rare ones; I sold them at book fairs quite a few years ago.
When I am allowed to open again I would prefer to open by appointment. The shop is at least 200 yards outside Heckmondwike, please contact me to see if we can fix a mutually convenient time.
I am looking to sell books without jackets (but I don’t have a lot of them) from £1.00 and books with Jackets from £2.50, as I said I don’t have any of the obviously rare ones so the prices don’t go that high.
I did at one time in the past try to catalogue the books listing dates and print codes, but I gave up. I took a lot more pictures but they are lost somewhere on my phone.

MODERN FIRSTS

Patricia Cornwell – From Potters Field

Patricia Cornwell – Portrait of a Killer – Jack the Ripper – Case Closed

Len Deighton – Mamista

Dick Francis – Second Win

All fine first editions with fine unclipped dj in the shop at £2.50

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Ed McBain – MISCHIEF – A novel of the 87th Precinct

Hodder & Stoughton 1993 1st edition Fine Book in fine unclipped dj No stamps, labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

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Craig Thomas – PLAYING WITH COBRAS

Harper Collins 1993 1st edition Fine book in fine unclipped dj No stamps, labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

BLUE MURDER – Colin Watson

Methuen 1st 1979 fine book in fine unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

CUTS – Malcolm Bradbury

Hutchinson 1987 1st near fine book fine unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Len Deighton’s CONTINENTAL DOSSIER

Len Deighton’s CONTINENTAL DOSSIER

Michael Joseph 1968 1st in printed boards vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

THE OTTER’S TALE – Gavin Maxwell

Longmans 1962 1st edition t book is fine with no stamps, labels or inscriptions. The dj is clipped a little dusty but still vg at least.

£5.00

MAKING MONEY – Terry Pratchett

Doubleday 2007 1st Fine book in fine unclipped dj No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

LESLIE THOMAS – Dangerous in Love

Methuen 1987 1st fine book in fine dj. No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

IVOR BROWN

IVOR BROWN I Give You My Word and No Idle Words

Both books are vg+ in unclipped vg+ dj. Published by Cape I give You My Word 1st edition 1945 No Idle Words 2nd impression 1949 No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price (two books) includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Sixth Column by Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming – The Sixth Column

Hart-Davis first edition 1951 1st edition in unclipped vg dj book has no stamps or inscriptions and is in fine condition. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£20.00

The Flying Visit by Peter Fleming drawings by David Low

The Flying Visit by Peter Fleming drawings by David Low

Cape 1940 1st edition. Black cloth no dj. very small neat name on ffep otherwise very bright copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Len Deighton – Billion Dollar Brain

BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN – Len Deighton

Cape 1966 1st edition no stamps marks or dedications vg+ near fine. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Phyllis Bentley – Ring in the New

Ring in The New – Phyllis Bentley

Published by Victor Gollancz, 1969. First Edition. 192 pages. Illustrated dustjacket over blue cloth. No stamps or inscription dj not clipped book and jacket near fine. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£12.50

Len Doherty – The Good Lion

Len Doherty – The Good Lion

MacGibbon & Kee 1958 1st no stamps or inscriptions vg+ book – Unclipped vg dust Jacket, closed small tare top of front (see image) Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£45.00

William Boyd – An Ice Cream War

William Boyd – An Ice Cream War

FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.[12]; 370; [2]. Publisher’s blue cloth with gilt titles to spine,dust-jacket illustrated by Paul Webb, priced at £7.95. Very good +. Boyd’s second novel, which was nominated for the Booker Prize. As millions are slaughtered on the Western Front, a ridiculous and little-reported campaign is being waged in East Africa – a war they continued after the Armistice because no one told them to stop. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£20.00

Kingsley Amis – The Riverside Villas Murder

Kingsley Amis – The Riverside Villas Murder

Cape 1973 1st edition vg+ book in unclipped vg+dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

Oscar Wilde – The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Oscar Wilde – The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Published by Arthur L. Humphreys, London, 1912 First edition. 99 pp. Card covers, label, very good. (28911). Preface by Robert Ross. No labels stamps or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£45.00

James Bond Licence Renewed – John Gardner

JAMES BOND – Licence Renewed – John Gardner

Book Club 1st edition vg+ book and dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

John Braine

Room at The Top – John Braine

A book club edition with a great dj by Leslie Ward. Book vg DJ vg+ Posted to UK address

£5.00

Life at the Top – John Braine

1962 E & S first edition dj vg+ but clipped Book vg – slight foxing Posted to UK address

£5.00

The Vodi – John Braine

E & S 1959 1st edition. DJ vg but spine loosing the red ink but unclipped. Book vg but slightly cocked. Posted to UK address

£5.00

Stock I also have the following paperback editions

TitlePublisherPriceConditionDateEdition
Life at the TopPenguin£3.00vg19662nd
Room at the TopPenguin£2.50vg19591st
The Jelous GodPan£2.50vg1st
The VodiPenguin£2.50vg19622nd

John Braine paperbacks – Specify title

As per above Posted to UK address

£4.00

Mickey Spillane – The Day of the Guns

Arthur Barker 1965 1st – Fine Book no stamps or inscriptions vg unclipped dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Anne Rice – Pandora – New Tales of the Vampires

Chatto & Windus 1st 1968 Fine book in Fine dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

CHLOE MARR by A. A. Milne

Methuen 1946. dj vg unclipped. Dedication on rear of ffep slight foxing (War Economy paper) but vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

WORLD WAR II including -SOE – Resistance – Espionage – Air – Sea –

OPERATION HEARTBREAK – Duff Cooper

OPERATION HEARTBREAK by Duff Cooper

Pan 1953 1st “The Story that is linked with one of the most astounding Secrets of the War” Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

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THE NAVAL WAR IN THE PACIFIC : ON TO TOKYO by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy

Edmund Ward LONDON 1966 1st 90 pages well illustrated book vg dj vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

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THE AIR WAR IN THE PACIFIC: VICTORY IN THE AIR by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy Col. U S Army Ret

Edmund Ward LONDON 1966 90 pages well illustrated book near fine dj near fine unclipped. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

His Majesty’s Minesweepers

His Majesty’s Minesweepers

HMSO publication 1943 64 pages very well illustrated. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters

MOONDROP TO GASCONY by Anne-Marie Walters

Pan 1st vg+ “Englishwoman’s Adventures as a Secret Agent. Woodman cover art Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters

MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters

Pan reprint with Walton Cover Art vg++ MOONDROP TO GASCONY – Anne-Marie Walters

£6.00

Of Their Own Choice – Capt. Peter Churchill D.S.O.

Of Their Own Choice – Capt. Peter Churchill D.S.O.

Corgi 1955 1st vg Of Their Own Choice was the first of three books describing his wartime experience in the French section of the Special Operations Executive. He describes his initial training at Warnborough Manor, near Guildford, in sabotage, Morse code, use of firearms, bridge demolition, and French military drill; and then to the Scottish Highlands near Mallaig, for map reading, orienteering, weapons and explosives training, close combat, and physical training; and then parachute training at Ringway near Manchester. The final training was at the Finishing School at Beaulieu Abbey in the New Forest where he learnt railway sabotage, inconspicuous behaviour, codes, cover stories, how to build up networks, and how to behave under interrogation. Of 14 people who began the training, Churchill was one of only three who graduated. He was assigned to the French Section in June 1941, and given his French identity card with a false identity. His first mission was to be infiltrated into the French Riviera by submarine in order to inspect three SOE networks in Antibes, Marseille and Lyons, evaluate their strengths weaknesses, assess their needs, and give them instructions. He was also to provide them with funds to continue their work. He was assisted by American agent, Virginia Hall. Having completed his mission he crossed the Pyrenees on foot and returned to the UK via Gibraltar to report back to SOE Headquarters. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£8.00

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – August – October 1940.

36 page illustrated account published in 1941 by HMSO. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

ARCTIC WAR – Norway’s role on the Northern Front. Published by HMSO in 1945 a 64 page, well illustrated account.

THE DAM BUSTERS – Paul Brickhill. The story of 617 Squadron who’s members were awarded two Victoria Crosses and over 150 other decorations

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – August – October 1940. 36 page illustrated account published in 1941 by HMSO.

BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES – The Air Ministry Account of the Rising Offensive Against Germany July 1941 – June 1942. HMSO 1942

ALL THE ABOVE TITLES AVAILABLE FOR £2.50 in my shop.

Westerns – Cowboys Hard Backs

End of Track – F Van Wyck Mason

End of Track – F Van Wyck Mason

Book club hardback published in 1946 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Not exactly in vogue, but they were a significant market in the 50’s. The quality of writing varied greatly with some authors churning out weekly offerings. This is a collection of hardbacks in dust jackets in near fine condition (most of them).

Missouri Man – Frank McLowery  £5.00

Marshal of Mustang – Landon Grant £5.00

Forlorn Valley – Al Cody £5.00

Raton Pass – Tom W Blackburn £10.00

Range Feud – DB Newton £10.00

Range War – Thomas W Blackburn £5.00

Stagecoach Guard – D.B. Newton £5.00

The Circle C Feud – Tod Ballard £5.00

Doomrock Range – Al Cody £5.00

MAVERICK – Boss of Rocking H Ranch – Charles I Coombs £5.00

The Last Trail – Zane Grey – £5.00

Tales of Wells Fargo – Danger Station – Sam Allison £5.00

The price is shop price, please contact me if you want to know P&P.

Folio Society Editions

Geoffrey Parker – At the Court of the Borgia £2.50
Thomas De Quincey – The Confessions of an English Opium Eater £2.50
Shakespear – Troilus and Cressida £5.00
Alice Toklas – The Alice B Toklas Cookbook £10.00
Dylan Thomas – Under Milk Wood £2.50
Tannahill – The Fine Art of Food £2.50
Perry  – Elizabeth I £2.50
Rudyard Kipling – The Jungle Book £5.00
JB Priestly – English Journey £5.00
Graves – Greek Myths £5.00
Graham  – The Wind in the Willows £5.00
Racham – The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm £10.00
Trollope  – The Palliser Novels £10.00
Whitfield – “Mapping the World”  £5.00

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