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Feminist Counselling in Action by Jocelyn Chaplin (£52.00)Publisher: Sage Publications — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ slightly ruffled. Small inscription to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Guidebook written for people who want to counsel in a non-hierarchical way. 131pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Designers & Partners, Oxford.Tags: a-b-c absence abstraction acceptance acquisition active activity actualizing adult affect agape aggression altered analysis anxietizing anxiety apparatus approach arbitrary assertive assertiveness assessment assignment assisting association assumptions attacking attitude attitudinal attributions authentic authenticity automatic autonomy aversion aversive awareness awfulizing bandura basic behaviour behavioural behaviourism beliefs bibliotherapy biographical biological biology bisexuality boundary
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Physical Geology by Charles C. Plummer; David Mcgeary; (£36.00)Publisher: William C. Brown — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780697098276]Condition: Very Good. A slightly dog-eared copy. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: A straightforward, easy-to-read introduction to geology for both geology majors and nonmajors. Fifth Edition.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". 543 pages. Tags: indurated excavated peneplain geologist alabaster cyclothem initiated direction separated principal aggregate sandstone hercynian tributary concealed intrusive ironstone watershed particles different saturated landforms siliceous hexagonal quartzite freestone impounded flagstone referring potassium silicates quarrying spasmodic ice-sheet carbonate fashioned magnesium magnesian processes intrusion destroyed fragments synclines mountains spherical deposited recession generated meltwater generally volcanoes
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Practical Magic — A Book of Transformations, Spells & Mind Magic by Marian Green (£22.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0754807444]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" tear to the foot of the leading edge of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The ancient traditional arts of healing, foretelling the future and discovering the power of ancient gods and goddesses within have too often been mislaid or abandoned over the centuries. Now, with the advent of the Age of Aquarius, people are turning back to the old ways, and are searching out the natural magical elements that were once a part of everyday life. These all but forgotten skills have never

really left us, and can be mastered once again by working with traditional exercises and techniques. This book is based on the truths of natural magic, that honour Nature and her cycles, and also on the individual powers of insight and farseeing that we all have within us.

Learn how to draw power from the cycles of the moon, creation myths and astrology. How, by matching our hectic lives with more ancient cycles, we can create oases of calm and peace through simple exercises that awaken the planets’ subtle energies. Practical Magic offers an in depth look at the traditions of rite and ritual, the cyclical nature of society’s celebrations and practical advice on devising new workings for all occasions. As well as instructions on such matters as making incense or a talisman, learning to dowse and dedicate an altar, there are also more advanced levels of magic work — enhancing your psychic abilities, successful astral travel, creative visualization and inner sight.

This book will help you to learn that by recreating a place of inner peace our own forgotten skills and unknown abilities can be brought to the surf ace to bring enlightenment, power and joy.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: adepti age air also altars altered amulets ancestors and angels aphrodite apollo aquarius archangels arthurian aspects astral astrology atmosphere auras autumn beliefs beltane blessing book bread brigit broomstick candlemas candles cards cauldron ceremonies chakras changing chaos charms christmas circles coming-of-age commitment communion consciousness cosmos country covens crystal-gazing cycle dances dawn days
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General Principles of Geology by J. F. Kirkaldy (£15.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1962Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Spine a little faded. Discreet inscripton on fep.Description: Blue cloth with now faded gold titling on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 332pp. Index. Maps. Size: 8vo Medium (9" x 5½" approx.)Tags: indurated excavated peneplain geologist alabaster cyclothem initiated direction separated principal aggregate sandstone hercynian tributary concealed intrusive ironstone watershed particles different saturated landforms siliceous hexagonal quartzite freestone impounded flagstone referring potassium silicates quarrying spasmodic ice-sheet carbonate fashioned magnesium magnesian processes intrusion destroyed fragments synclines mountains spherical deposited recession generated meltwater generally volcanoes
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The Kingdom of Shivas Irons by Michael Murphy (£13.00)Publisher: Mainstream — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840180463]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edge of DJ a little ruffled. Extensive previous owners inscription to ½-title page. A nice copy.Description: Golf in the Kingdom introduced Shivas Irons, the golf pro and philosopher with whom Murphy played a mythic round of golf on Scotland's most ancient and revered links. It was a round which profoundly altered his game and his vision. Shivas's ability to sink a hole in one by relying on what he called 'true gravity' made a profound impact on Murphy, and almost instantly the two men developed an intense shaman-student relationship. But Shivas's influence soon spread far beyond Michael Murphy. His insights about competition, life and how to harness the forces of true gravity, all instilled in him by his elusive mentor Seamus MacDuff, captured the imagination of students of the inner game of golf. 240pp. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: Shivas links Golf inner game 1840180463
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The Social Context of Modern English Literature by Malcolm Bradbury (£13.00)Publisher: Basil Blackwell — 1972Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631097600]Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Lightly rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text bright and tight.Description: This book is an exploration of the forces that have shaped modem writing, affected its production, publishing and consumption, changed its structure and altered the organization of literary culture. Its author, a literary critic, writer and novelist, makes use of sociological methods and concepts while stressing that literature and social reality, as the sociologist sees them, cannot be regarded as distinct. Rather both are ways in which we structure our sense of what reality is.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 277 pages. Tags: writing literature authors sociology hardy yeats literary movements modernism society culture
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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama (£12.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140087281]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine, upper wrap creased with a small scar at the top corner. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “At the heart of Schama's account is the transformation that permanently altered the history of Europe: that of 'subjects' to 'citizens'. Instead of the clichéd version of an Old Regime dying of infirmity and decrepitude, Schama shows us an ebullient country, infatuated with novelty and the cult of the new, where the crumbling of old distinctions between noble and commoner are evident. But France is the only power in Europe attempting to support both a great army and a great navy — the huge deficit opens the door to an aristocratic opposition, and the monarchy is forced to call the elections that begin its downfall.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 948 pages. Tags: prerevolutionary revolutionary dethronements destabilizing modernization nation-states effervescence construction citizenship competition revolutions parlements revolution government chronology challenge 1789-1799 guillaume patriotic cultural european politics treaties culture general citizen history effects society decades france french brutal europe years’ louis state coups reign after seven power 1900 1750 wars body the war xvi and
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Romantic Writings by Edited by Stephen Bygrave (£12.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415135788]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Romantic Writings is an ideal introduction to a wide range of poetry and prose from the period between about 1780 and 1830. The reader is guided through canonical works by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats and Shelley, and through lesser-known texts by women writers such as Mary Robinson, Letitia Elizabeth Landon and Felicia Hemans. The book introduces current debates about such issues as the Romantic artist, women writers and readers, and colonialism and the exotic. Romantic Writings has been designed for readers beginning undergraduate study in literature and is written in a lively and accessible style. Each chapter includes practical exercises in analysing significant passages of text and criticism, followed by detailed discussion. Also included are key critical texts by Stuart Curran, Raymond Schwab, Sigmund Freud and Rene Wellek.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". In the Approaching Literature series. 352 pages. Tags: allegory allen altered amanda britain british bygrave byron century colonialism concept conclusion contexts cornish corsair criticism curran defences england english european exotic freud gilroy graham great history hoffmann introduction irish kingdom kleist leask literary literature matthews narrative nigel novels oriental other poems poetry poets prelude prose raymond readers reading renaissance richard romantic romanticism schwab scottish sigmund stephen stuart susan theory uncanny united verse versions wellek welsh women writers writing
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English Country Life, 1780-1830 by E. W. Bovill (£12.00)Publisher: London, New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans a little. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates;

From the cover: “This book, by the author of The England of Nimrod and Surtees 1815-1854, has a slightly earlier starting point and perhaps a more general appeal. There was no more formative period than this in the history of English country life. In agriculture and transport every civilized country modelled itself on the new methods and discoveries of British farmers and engineers. The domestic influences of these changes were profound. They gave the landscape its present form and country life a pattern which altered little for a hundred years, and which still governs the way of life of many a countryman. The period has been closely studied by social historians, but chiefly in the wider context of the Industrial Revolution. The author’s purpose here is to present studies of certain aspects of country life which seem to him to merit closer attention than they have so far received. Thus, in chapters on, among other things, enclosure and consequent hardships, the squires, servants, travelling and the state of the roads, guns, poaching, and the coming of the railway, a mosaic of related studies is built up to give in broad outline a vivid and fascinating picture of English country life between 1780 and 1830. Quotation both from contemporary fiction and from magazines, memoirs, letters, and newspapers, by Cobbett, John Byng, William Howitt, Mary Mitford, Surtees, Dickens and others, brings very close the feel of many aspects of country life at that time.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 266 pages. Tags: bovill country manners customs england social 18th century 19th rural agriculture communications hunting class britain conditions history domestic traditions english
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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution by James M. [Munro] McPherson (£11.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 019505542X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “James McPherson has emerged as one of America’s finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called “historical writing of the highest order”. In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth.

McPherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history. He looks closely at the President’s role as Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, showing how Lincoln forged a national military strategy for victory. He explores the importance of Lincoln’s great rhetorical skills, uncovering how-through parables and figurative language — he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North. In another section, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, describing how the Republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws (rivalling the first hundred days of the New Deal), and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, but radically altered the balance of power in America, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government.

The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America’s leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red Spine Strip with Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 173 pages. Tags: lincoln abraham 1809-1865 military leadership united states history civil war 1861-1865 influence studies and results wars literature classics american president literary collections 1800 1900 james munro mcpherson 019505542x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution by James M. [Munro] McPherson (£11.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 019505542X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “James McPherson has emerged as one of America’s finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called “historical writing of the highest order”. In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth.

McPherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history. He looks closely at the President’s role as Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, showing how Lincoln forged a national military strategy for victory. He explores the importance of Lincoln’s great rhetorical skills, uncovering how-through parables and figurative language — he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North. In another section, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, describing how the Republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws (rivalling the first hundred days of the New Deal), and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, but radically altered the balance of power in America, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government.

The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America’s leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red Spine Strip with Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 173 pages. Tags: lincoln abraham 1809-1865 military leadership united states history civil war 1861-1865 influence studies and results wars literature classics american president literary collections 1800 1900 james munro mcpherson 019505542x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Somerset by David Mitchell (£11.50)Publisher: Past & Present Publishing — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1858950880]Condition: Very Good. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1996] Number 30 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “British Railways Past and Present is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate — or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route.

The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything had altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of ‘past’ and ‘present’ will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". In the British Railways Past and Present series. 160 pages. Tags: 9781858950884 094238 england history pictorial works railroads somerset business economics industries transportation railway transport trains railways interest david mitchell 1858950880 british past and present
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Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist by Len Smith (£10.50)Publisher: London: Collins — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007313845]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “To the reader.

In reading this diary it will be well to remember that it has with definite reason not been embellished or altered in any way from the original scrawl in an old French notebook.

I preferred to retain a faithful copy of the diary as written on the spot — “the spot” being sometimes sordid, noisy, terrifying, wretched and utterly uncongenial to clear thought and orderly writing. And thus, tho’ it does not possess literary style, easy to read and understand. Yet I feel even in this very fact, it rings true and therein lies some claim to your kindly interest, as a faithful portrayal of the atmosphere which at that time prevailed.

It is a jotted down, rambling description of events day by day, strung together anyhow (as life was then) with no definite aim in view either to use or publish. Rather a mere pastime, just as one would take a hand at cards, or play the mouth-organ.

Remember too, there was always the persistent thought in the back of one’s mind — that it was all too foolish anyway — that no effort was very worthwhile, there might never be a “tomorrow". Therefore friend, take it as it is written, a simple narration of how that big war in our time, touched the life of one, Smithie in France.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 381 pages. Tags: smith 0007313845 9780007313846 diaries world war britain army infantry history 20th century soldiers artists correspondence british
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A Son of War by Melvyn Bragg (£9.50)Publisher: Sceptre — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340734159]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly tanned on the reverse. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The upheavals of the Second World War reverberated in the peace that followed, and many found a return to the old life more difficult than they had anticipated. Like Sam Richardson, who was determined to break free of the constraints of his background and leave Cumbria for the promised land of Australia. Yet now, a few months on, he has settled for a job in Wigton’s paper factory, and believes he has put both his aspirations and his memories of fighting in Burma behind him.

His wife, Ellen, begins to know better, realising how close to the brink their marriage had come. Between them their young son Joe strives to fulfil their conflicting expectations for him, as he meets the hurdles of childhood and adolescence and confronts his own demons.

A Son of War portrays a family forever altered by an experience subsequent generations can scarcely imagine, yet whose individual hopes, compromises and quiet triumphs form the fabric of everyday, universal life. Grafted with potent understatement and acute insight into the twists and turns of the heart, this is a formidable successor to Melvyn Bragg’s widely praised and award-winning novel, The Soldier’s Return.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 426 pages. Tags: adolescence altered and australia boys burma childhood cumbria england family fiction fighting for forever general hurdles land leave memories military modern promised relationships second teenage the upheavals war world
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An Introduction to American Politics by D. W. Brogan (£9.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Boards slightly faded. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The object of this book is to provide a picture of the contemporary American political scene and to make intelligible the principles and practice of the American political system.

No other British writer knows more about the United States than D. W. Brogan, who is Professor of Political Science at Cambridge. His The American Political System, first published in 1933, was immediately recognised as the standard work on the subject. Since then it has been frequently reprinted but there have been such widespread changes in American society, in the American role in the world and, consequently, in American political aims and methods that Professor Brogan feels that the time has come to supersede it with this completely new Introduction to American Politics.

The earlier book appeared in the year of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration. In the intervening years, the epoch of the ‘New Deal’, the arrival in the United States of the ‘welfare state’, the rapid rise in political and economic importance of trade unions, the shifting status of minority groups like the Negroes, the immense extension of federal authority under the New Deal and during the Second World War, all these have profoundly altered the American political system. Other factors, equally influential, have been the appearance of the United States as one of the two great world powers, the much greater importance of the armed services, and the vastly increased share of the national income collected and spent by the federal government.

Inside the governmental system, there have been important changes in the power and personnel of the Supreme Court, in the distribution of power between the Senate and the House of Representatives and, during the unprecedented four terms of Roosevelt, between Congress and the President. Political methods have been affected by technical changes such as radio and television, by the great extension of air travel, by the ‘Americanisation’ of immigrant groups, by the disappearance of traditional political habits and by shifts in the economic character of many regions.

While attention has been paid to the legal and traditional elements in American politics and to the history of institutions, the main emphasis of this book is on the United States of today.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 470 pages. Tags: 20th and century government parties political politics states united usa
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Counselling in Religion and Psychiatry by Desmong Pond (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: Riddell Memorial Lectures, 43rd Series. 81pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: a-b-c absence abstraction acceptance acquisition active activity actualizing adult affect agape aggression altered analysis anxietizing anxiety apparatus approach arbitrary assertive assertiveness assessment assignment assisting association assumptions attacking attitude attitudinal attributions authentic authenticity automatic autonomy aversion aversive awareness awfulizing bandura basic behaviour behavioural behaviourism beliefs bibliotherapy biographical biological biology bisexuality boundary
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Gordon of Khartoum by Peter Johnson (£9.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850597196]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Suppose General Charles Gordon had not been killed at Khartoum on January 26 1885… How might subsequent history have been altered? In this fascinating study, Peter Johnson relates the historical events in the Sudan during 1884-5 following the rise of the fanatical Moslem leader, the Mahdi, the despatch of Gordon — already a popular hero after his earlier exploits in China — to assess the situation and if necessary evacuate the area, and the later despatch of the ill-fated Army of the Nile to rescue him.

Having brought the story to Gordon’s death and the political repercussions which undermined Gladstone’s government, the author then presents a scenario in which a critical delay is avoided, a small force successfully reaches Khartoum, and Gordon is rescued, albeit against his will, and taken to safety down river. Subsequent events follow in a logical, consistent and wholly believable manner, including the destruction of the British expeditionary force and the death of General Sir Redvers Buller, which in itself would later have changed the course of the Boer War.

Published to coincide with the centenary of Gordon’s death, this book is the first in a new series in which eminent historians are asked to pinpoint key events in the lives of significant historical individuals and explore how history might have been altered by small but decisive factors — such as the boil on Beresford’s noble posterior.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the PSL Alternative History series. 272 pages. Tags: gordon charles george imaginary histories sudan history bibliography great britain army biography texts biographies khartoum siege khartum
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Saint Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus by Donald Harman Akenson (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0195152387]Condition: Near Fine. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “Recreating a time rich with prophets, savants, and god-drunk fanatics, Donald Harman Akenson shows that the answer to the most persistent question in Christianity — What do we know about the historical Jesus? — is best found in the writings of a caustic, itinerant preacher named Saul. The author of the Epistles and known to Christians as Saint Paul, Saul is the closest thing there is to a direct witness to Yeshua, as Jesus was known in his time, in something approaching the original.

Scholars agree that the Gospels were written after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. This catastrophic event forever altered the outlook — and the agenda — of the Christian and Jewish faiths. But of all the New Testament writings, only Paul’s letters were composed before 70 CE. Thus they are the only direct evidence of Yeshua untainted by this profound shift in perspective. While Saul did not know Yeshua personally, he knew his most important followers, and wrote immediately after Yeshua’s death. Furthermore, Saul’s teachings were approved (though sometimes reluctantly) by Yeshua’s brothers and other early leaders.

An eminent historian, Akenson approaches his subject with a fresh eye and a scholarly rigor that is all too rare in this hotly disputed field. The result is a vibrantly written and provocative book that will captivate anyone seeking to know more about the historical Jesus and the earliest Christians.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [X] 346 pages. Tags: akenson 0195152387 jesus christ historicity jewishness paul apostle saint bible epistles criticism interpretation testament historical readings selections religion biblical christian theology christology
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Sex and Civilization by [Edward George] Paul Bousfield (£9.50)Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. — 1928Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Heavy toning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with some light spotting.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: 1925] From the cover: “It is well-known that the present economic condition of women, who out-number the men in England alone by some two millions, is a poor one compared with that of men. To some extent, this is the result of prejudice and of legal disability. The question naturally arises: « Is this all? Supposing the prejudice and legal disability were completely swept away, would woman in general be able to take a place in the economic field in any way equal to that of man? »

The reply of a. large number of people is that she would not ; firstly on account of her physical disabilities, and secondly, on account of her temperamental disabilities.

On examination, however, it is found to be very doubtful whether her physical disabilities are nearly as great as are commonly supposed. The examination also reveals that her temperamental disabilities certainly stand very much in her way at the present time, but that with a different method of up-bringing, an altered set of ideals from childhood upwards, it might be possible that these would completely disappear. Research into the matter tends to show that her chief psychic disability is largely due to waste of energy, and, curiously enough, her excessive expenditure of energy is largely in the sexual field, although popular opinion is to the contrary. The chief psychic difference here between the man and woman is connected with the fact that the man largely concentrates his erotic energy on what may be termed the normal acts of sex (which occupy in a concentrated form a comparatively short period of time and a comparatively small amount of his psychic energy), while the woman’s sexual activity on the other hand remains in an infantile form that is spread throughout her whole life in such a way as to occupy an immense amount of both her time and her energy. This, of course, is mainly due to the extra repression which social customs have for various reasons forced upon her from early childhood, and the lack of suitable non-erotic substitutes from the same cause.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 294 pages. Tags: and aspects attributes beings bi-sexuality complex conception differences ethical evolution false feminine human idea iii impulses inefficiency inferiority its masculine moral normal phallic physical physiological psychic psychoanalysis psychosocial remedy results sex society the woman woman’s women
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The Rules of the Game by Pierluigi Collina (£9.50)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1405032790]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.

From the cover: “The most distinctive figure in football blows the whistle on the beautiful game.

On 30 June 2002 Pierluigi Collina, universally acknowledged to be the world’s finest referee, officiated over Brazil and Germany in the World Cup Final. A matter of weeks later he was back on the field refereeing an Italian Cup first-round encounter between Sampdoria and Siena. From this unique vantage point Collina is perfectly placed to comment on the game, on the stars, on the media and on the matches he has overseen, including England’s World Cup victory over Argentina and Manchester United’s dramatic treble-winning European Cup Final.

The Rules of the Game takes us as never before into the world of the referee; the preparation needed for each game, the managing of players and officials, and the camaraderie behind the scenes. Collina describes how it feels to make a difficult decision, the pressures from the crowd and the players, while taking us through the most important, and significant, matches he has refereed. In bluntly honest terms he also describes the emotions that making a potentially game-changing mistake can provoke. Collina explains how he deals with such occasions without losing his grip on the game.

But more than anything, The Rules of the Game is Pierluigi Collina’s chance to speak out about the game he loves. With wit and insight, he tackles the issues that have altered and now threaten world football. The role of the media, the influence of big business and sponsorship — Collina is the only referee to have a commercial sponsorship deal — and the culture of ‘win at all costs’ are all targets for his impartial and impassioned views on the modern game.

Pierluigi Collina has written a fascinating and absorbing account of a life in football. Honest, unflinching and occasionally controversial The Rules of the Game is compulsory reading for anyone with a passing interest in the beautiful game.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: argentina-england centre-forward sportsmanship united-real waterlogged manchester refereeing champions’ goalkeeper footballer veissiere perugia’s effenberg dressing football terraces fitness world’s offside blatter league, penalty matches referee beckham stefan gilles madrid trophy pitch final world david serie test 2002 2000 euro best room sepp foul 2003 cup the
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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey by Gillian Tindall (£9.50)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 2016Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780701188658]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Crossrail, the ‘Elizabeth’ line, with its spacious, light-filled stations, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once countryside to the old City core and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road (alias St Giles-in-the-Fields) and the route along Oxford Street (alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn) this richly descriptive book traces the course of many of these historical journeys across time as well as space.

Archaeology disinters layers of actual matter; one may also disinter the lives that walked where many of our streets, however altered in appearance, still run today. These people spoke the names of ancient farms, manors and slums that now belong to our squares and tube stations. They endured the cycle of the seasons as we do; they ate, drank, laughed, worked, prayed, despaired and hoped in what are essentially the same spaces we occupy today. As The Tunnel Through Time expertly shows, destruction and renewal are a constant rhythm in the city’s story.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 306 pages. Tags: cross london rail links, subways england london design construction, transportation england london, london england history, social history, transportation railroads history, history europe great britain general, travel europe great britain, first edition books, books written gillian tindall
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The Way the Wind Blows by Alec Douglas-Home (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0002119978]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine, extending onto the margins of the panels. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.Description: Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “If any Prime Minister of the twentieth century could step straight into such a role in the political novels of Anthony Trollope it would be Lord Home. Yet no parallel could be more misleading. Under Queen Victoria the head of an ancient family in possession of great estates was a natural candidate for the Premiership: in the second half of the twentieth century such an appointment was widely held to be a political and constitutional impossibility.

It is not the least of Lord Home’s remarkable achievements to have bridged this gulf between two worlds at first sight so remote. The account he gives of his childhood and upbringing in the incomparably beautiful Border Country that is still his home, of the habits, tastes and interests he acquired and still enjoys, describes a background that has altered little for the last two centuries. But the scenes and characters of his public life, Munich and the Abdication, Chamberlain and Hitler, Baldwin and Churchill, De Gaulle and Mr Gromyko, Khrushchev and Kennedy, Vietnam and Rhodesia, Menzies and Walter Nash, Harold Macmillan and Pandit Nehru, are right up against the footlights of our time. There is a characteristic lightness and sureness in the author’s portrayal of them.

Lord Home brings to the convulsions of this fevered age the serene realism of a man who has observed nature long and closely and who knows his own mind. If he was favoured in his birth and early opportunities, he has had his share of frustration and misfortune. Four years of prostration by a terrible disease at the very moment when the world was all before him were turned to advantage in self-discipline and self-education. The clarity of his perceptions was forcibly brought home to the Russians when, after much huffing and puffing, they had to repatriate several hundred agents carefully placed in the embassies and trade delegations of the Eastern Bloc. The charm and humour of his mind and personality, so amply attested by his colleagues and subordinates, shine through this most agreeable, unobvious and utterly unpretentious book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5¾". 320 pages. Tags: alec and autobiographies baron biographies biography britain century douglas-home government great hirsel home ministers politics prime the
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Your Psychic Power: A Practical Guide To Developing Your Natural Clairvoyant Abilities by Carl Rider (£9.50)Publisher: Piatkus — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0861887751]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “This fascinating and very readable book reminds us that we are all born psychic, and teaches us how to rediscover and relearn this forgotten art. It will be of interest to everyone who has had an intuitive or psychic experience, however insignificant, and is interested in developing it further. Many people mistakenly believe that psychism is dangerous or harmful. It is not — but it has to be approached in the right way. Rider stresses the importance of having the right attitude to mastering psychic techniques and shows you how to achieve them. With Rider’s safe guidance and simple step-by-step exercises you will discover the exciting possibilities of clairvoyance, psychic awareness, sounds, auras, insights, energy games, dreaming, astral travel, and traditional divination techniques such as tea leaf reading, psychometry, crystal gazing and automatic writing. He also explains in detail the different levels and stages of psychic perception and ends the book with fascinating glimpse into the higher spirit realms.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: non-sense-based unconsciousness soul-measuring mephistopheles record-keeping principalities hallucinations morpho-genetic representation parapsychology consciousness reincarnation visualization understanding moon-watching communication concentration clairaudience precognition alternatives selflessness intelligence reappraising interpreting time-related spiritualist superstition five-pointed spiritualism helplessness clairvoyance irresolution traditional experiences sun-rhythms impressions composition unconscious apparitions surrounding spontaneous controlling tasseomancy destructive penetration remembering spiritually stimulation clairvoyant deprivation imagination
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It's All in the Playing by Shirley MacLaine (£7.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0593013999]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled. Leans very slightly. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Ranging from Malibuto London, from the Pacific Northwest to the mysterious mountain landscape of Peru, Shirley MacLaine’s latest journey takes us into the heart of the soul and the unexplored territory where history and memory meet. For Shirley, it is not enough to know that she has lived before — she has to know how and why, what meaning it has for her life, and how it will shape the future.

Retracing her steps and recalling her earliest investigations into the metaphysical world brings her face-to-face with the woman she was when she began. Only now, ten years later, can she come to terms with the way her search altered her life beyond measure, and understand where she must go from here.

In a moving, compelling and often surprising narrative, Shirley MacLaine uncovers a vital truth: that we have the power to design the world in which we live, and the strength to remake ourselves in the images of our dreams.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 338 pages. Tags: acting actors actresses and biographies biography cinema films maclaine motion moving-picture picture shirley spiritualists states united
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