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M Richardson Rare Books

Good to see that book fairs are back in full swing, well, almost! You'll be able to search most of the books we have in stock on our Abebooks storefront where, for the month of April 2022 there is 30% off all of our stock. We are constantly adding new stock online also so do also contact us if you don't find what you want there. For example we have a number of scarce, signed Booker Prize winners which are not currently listed. Copy this link: If there are any of these that you'd like to see photos of or ask for more information on then please do get in touch. 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 nestling in the foothills of the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds. We also exhibit at Bloomsbury Book Fairs in London a few times a year, and occasionally have a small selection of fine books for sale at select antique centres, such as Hemswell, in Lincolnshire. Whilst we don't specialize in anything in particular we do lean towards certain subjects such as collectable modern fiction and children's books, and 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.

War and Western Civilisation (Signed and dedicated by the author to his Mother)


A remarkably well preserved copy of the first impression which is signed on the front fly leaf by the author in ink pen with a dedication to his mother and reads: " To dearest Mother with love from John." It is further later inscribed in pencil by his brother simply: "AWF Fuller from Mother" There are also notes in pencil underneath by AWF Fuller, who made notes in many of the books in the family collection, which read: "Dedicated to the memory of Father who was born on the 9 Septr. 1832 in West Street, Chicester + died on the 28 June 1927 at 7 Sydenham Hill, London." These notes match the printed dedication opposite the copyright page. There are a number of 1930s newspaper clipping laid in which relate to Major- Gen Fuller and reviews of the book. The black cloth boards look fresh and the gilt title lettering on the spine is nice and crisp. The books looks hardly read and the pages are clean throughout, albeit there is light toning to the end papers and the beginnings of very mild foxing to the page block edge. The dust jacket is still pretty bright although, since it is mainly light coloured, there are a few dirty marks which show up the more so, as does the toning to the spine in particular and the very mild foxing. There is a little light edge wear noticeable on close inspection. 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.