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M Richardson Rare Books

M. Richardson Rare Books was formerly known as Mr. Books Bookshop and located on Tonbridge High Street in Kent, England for over 12 years up until July 2017. The shop is still there under new owners so, due to the sale of the bricks and mortar side of the business, it made sense to change our name to reflect this change of direction. (And we had to because the new owner liked the name so much it went with the business sale!) We now trade mainly online and at PBFA fairs up and down the country from our new base in the frozen north of NE Lincolnshire! We also occasionally exhibit at Bloomsbury Book Fairs in London, at the Royal National Hotel. We also have a small selection of fine books for sale at a few select antique centres in Lincolnshire. Whilst we don't specialise in anything in particular we do lean towards certain subjects such as collectable modern fiction and children's books. We also have many fishing books and topographical books & ephemera. But really we just sell rare and fine books on many subjects. The stock is being constantly replenished so it's always worth visiting us at one of the fairs. We travel far and wide to purchase quality collections so please feel free to call us.

Empire Unity and Defence (Signed and dedicated by the author to his Mother)


A truly remarkable copy of the first impression which is signed by the author, and dedicated to the author's mother, on the front fly leaf in ink pen and reads: "To dearest Mother with love from her son, the Author- John. 16.3.'34" and further later inscribed by the author's brother in light pencil simply: "AWF Fuller From Mother" There is a little toning to the end papers and mild foxing at the page block edge, fore edge, but this really is an amazingly well preserved copy. The dust jacket, having been wrapped until very recently in a brown paper covering, is in almost flawlessly clean condition and still showing the original price on the inner flap of 10s 6d net. JFC (Boney) Fuller is included in Mark Urban's book, "Generals Ten British Commanders Who Shaped the World" Some accolade indeed. A wonderful and unique copy.