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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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Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt (£20.50)Publisher: Granta — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1847080987]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper slightly discoloured on the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “FROM THE SHETLAND ISLES in the furthest north-easterly reaches of Britain, to the Stilly Isles in the south-west, the Ordnance Survey has mapped every mile of the nation. Before it, Britain was represented by a mosaic of county and military surveys of variable accuracy, content and scale. But now each region possesses its own highly detailed map, whose pink and orange covers and beautiful contours are familiar to anyone who has rambled through the British countryside.

But the Ordnance Survey would not exist if it were not for the vision and determination of several extraordinary individuals over two hundred years ago. Map of a Nation tells the fascinating story of the map and the men who dreamt and drafted it, through the political revolutions, rebellions and unions that altered the nation’s shape and identity over the 18th and 19th centuries.

Rachel Hewitt brings to life the period and key individuals in a deliriously readable account of one of the great untold adventure stories, featuring brass theodolites being hauled up mountains, and exciting new cartographic techniques. Map of a Nation is written with great storytelling verve and impressive scholarship. It tells a fascinating tale of revolutions both scientific and political, and evokes the excitement of a nation coming into focus to itself for the first time.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII] 436 pages. Tags: atlases britain british cartography charts europe geography great historical history human irish kingdom making map maps ordnance popular projections reference science social survey technology united
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Pictorial History of Ships by J. H. Martin & Geoffrey Bennett (£17.50)Publisher: Octopus — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706406257]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Across the centuries, men have set out in ships designed for very different purposes-from discovery and war to trade and relaxation. This world-wide story ranges over more than 3000 years, from the earliest sailing vessels to the dramatic rise of steam and the advent of nuclear power. The principal types of ship are discussed and magnificently illustrated in full colour throughout. Special sections have been illustrated to show the detail of the great ships, routes to unknown parts of the globe by famous navigators and explorers, how battles were fought and won and how the design of ships has been altered and refined to meet man’s changing needs.”
Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: ships history navigation fighting sail modern warships ocean liners trade winds cargo container voyages ship design naval 1976 martin geoffrey bennett 0706406257 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Modern Warfare 1851-Present by H. W. [Hannsjoachim Wolfgang] Koch (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241282]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a diagonal crease to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “The third and final volume of the trilogy beginning with Medieval Warfare, and continuing with The Rise of Modern Warfare, is Modern Warfare 1815-Present by H W Koch. Medieval Warfare covered the development of weapons, strategy and tactics from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Thirty Years’ War. The second volume, The Rise of Modern Warfare, covered the period from the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648 to the wars of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. This volume carries the story forward from the Battle of Waterloo and the Congress of Vienna in 1815, through the development of heavy artillery, rapid-fire weapons, such as the machine gun, and other advances of the nineteenth century which presaged the wars of attrition such as World War I through World War II to the present day.

The year-long siege of Sebastopol during the Crimean War and the Siege of Vicksburg during the American Civil War, as well as the Virginia campaigns of Robert E Lee, were precursors of modern total warfare to a far greater extent than Britain’s easy colonial victories in India and Africa fought during the same period. The rapid victories of the Prussian armies of von Moltke over Austria at Koniggratz in 1866 and the French at Sedan in 1870 were the results of a modern massed army fighting against traditional professional armies not greatly advanced from their eighteenth century counterparts. The introduction of the needle gun, the Maxim gun and the Lee-Enfield rifle, combined with the evolution of the tank as a replacement for armoured cavalry were developments bound to change the nature of warfare in the twentieth century.

The war of attrition fought by Britain in South Africa, including the long sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking, as well as the six-month long siege of Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War were portents of a new age in warfare for the warlords of Europe who were to launch World War I. They hoped for a war that would end in weeks. Millions of combatants and civilians alike were slaughtered in the four-year-long war of attrition in Europe between 1914 and 1918. The introduction of aerial warfare and naval blockades, which could starve a nation into submission, made twentieth century warfare unlike any previously encountered. By the time of World War II, whole nations, not merely their armies, found themselves locked in deadly combat for years until one side was worn down into helpless impotence. No one in Europe could escape the effect of the total war that was waged from 1939 to 1945.

The horrendous results of the holocaust which caused the deaths of tens of millions altered the character of warfare once again after World War II. The entire progression from “wars of gentlemen” through total war to the post-1945 age of limited war, including Korea, Algeria and Vietnam, as well as the four wars in the Middle East is described. The limited wars of the post-1945 period were perhaps the precursors of a new, even more terrible form of total conflict should a third world war ever occur.

Illustrated by hundreds of contemporary paintings, action photographs in both color and monochrome, and replete with technical drawings, maps and cutaway illustrations of the relevant weapons as well as special drawings of the uniforms of the period. Modern Warfare should become a classic and essential reading in the library of anyone interested in modern militarv historv.”
Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: military art and science europe history modern warfare army society france clausewitz total war the forgotten wars world nuclear age hannsjoachim wolfgang koch 0861241282
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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 Country Diary Book of Stenciling by Jane Cheshire; Rowena Scott; (£14.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9781854711588]Condition: Very Good.Description: This book aims to present a wide variety of stencilling techniques simply and clearly. All the instructions given are born of practical experience and experimentation with suitable materials. Every project described is accompanied by one or more stencils. Each stencil is printed to scale in monochrome, so the outline is plainly visible and again in colour for colour matching and shading techniques. Once you have mastered the basic techniques of stencilling and learnt how to measure and mark out the surfaces to be decorated they can be copied, combined or altered to suit your individual projects.Notes: Size: 11¼"x 9". 160 pages. Tags: stencilling decorating crafts painting bathrooms kitchens living rooms sitting rooms drawing rooms décor
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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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Titian by John Ernest; Dennis Gilbert; (£13.00)Publisher: Batchworth — 1961Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Wraps faded and rubbed. Fragile, text block pulling away at the bottom half of spine.Description: From the cover: “Titian, in the early years of his long life, altered the whole direction of Renaissance painting, already well developed at the time of his birth. The religious composition became completely transformed, the pagan painting grew into a new art form, and the painting of the nude as an end in itself became accepted.” 12 pasted on colour plates with explanatory commentary to each.Notes: Size: 15" x 11". In the Masterpieces in Colour series. Tags: artists bellini cavalcaselle church crowe dolce gentile giovanni landscape painting pisanello renaissance sculpture titian tiziano vecellis venice zuccato
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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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English Journey: Being a Rambling but Truthful Account of What One Man Saw and Heard and Felt and Thought During a Journey Through England During the Autumn of the Year 1933 by J. B. [John Boynton] Priestley (£10.50)Publisher: London: The Folio Society — 1997Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: Contains: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Margaret Drabble. Size: 10¼" x 7½". Blind-stamped Pictorial boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 348 pages. Tags: england travel mass observation movement thirties lancashire north sociological records coventry southampton altered war areas black country slum clearances
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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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It's All in the Playing by Shirley Maclaine (£9.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780593013991]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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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 Houses of the Royal Society of Arts: A History and a Guide by D. G. C. Allan (£9.50)Publisher: Royal Society of Arts — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. ¾" closed tear to the foot of the upper panel, clumsily archive-taped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd, Revised, Edition. [First Edition: 1966] Illustrated with black and white photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers. From the cover: “To COMMEMORATE the bicentenary of its move to the Adelphi, the Royal Society of Arts has published a new edition of D. G. C. Allan’s The Houses of the Royal Society of Arts, a History and a Guide, which first appeared in 1966. Mr. Allan has revised and extended his original text; and twenty-one illustrations (including eight in colour) have been added, bringing the total up to fifty-six. The notes and reading list have been enlarged to take account of recent work on Chambers and Adam. The monograph is divided into two parts. The History follows the adventures of the Society in its early years, when it used coffee houses and short-leased premises for its meetings, down to its establishment in the Adelphi in 1774. The various changes in the appearance of the interior of the House are described and there is a section on ‘Lighting, Heating and Sanitation’. The story of the acquisition of the freehold and of the adjoining houses in John Adam Street is then told. The Guide takes the building as it stands room by room, and an appendix gives the text of an early Victorian criticism of Robert Adam’s design. Fellows and others interested in the Society’s history, and all who are concerned with London topography and architectural development, will find this book of use. It provides, writes John Gloag in his Foreword ‘a miniature history of taste during the last two centuries, a record not only of the Society’s material possessions, but of the intellectual and artistic life they have environed’.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Gloag. Size: 9¾" x 8¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 40 pages. Tags: adam adam's altered ante-room architectural architecture arts aston bailey's barry barry's basement beaufort blanchet bolton britain buildings bust caffieri carlini ceiling chair chambers changing charing chimney-pieces churchill clock coffee colour completed corsini cosway court cover craig's crane cross-section decorated decorating detail distribution door-knocker facade fetter fleet floors folkestone founder franklin gainsborough
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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 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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Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate by Naomi Klein (£7.00)Publisher: Flamingo — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0007150474]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). [XXVII] 287 pages. Tags: 21st africa altered america americas and angeles apartheid area arrest border breaking-the brutal caged calculus capitalists capitalizing centres century chiapas citizens commons co-opting criminalizing cross-border democracy democratizing demonstrations dissent economic fear fences fencing foot-and-mouth for free from front genetic genetically getting globalization great hamburger hell higher iii imf indiscriminate infiltration internet
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The Geology of the Church Stretton Area by J. E. Wright (£7.00)Publisher: H.M.S.O. — 1968Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Wraps rubbed at the edges, a little faded. Text bright and tight.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with maps and tables.Notes: Size: B Format (5¼"x 7¾"). 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 Prince of Wales by Jonathan Dimbleby (£6.50)Publisher: Warner — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0751513628]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled, slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the author’s introduction: “This biography originated in a series of conversations with the Prince of Wales which began in the summer of 1992, two years before the 25th anniversary of his investiture. With the monarchy itself under sceptical review, it seemed to me likely that the occasion would trigger an appraisal of the heir to the throne, which would be as unrelenting if not so merciless as the scrutiny of his private life essayed by the tabloid media. I was not unaware of the pitfalls which face the author who is foolhardy enough to write about any living person, nor that, in the case of the heir to the throne, these were likely to conceal craters beneath; yet the moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and character of the Prince of Wales, setting this against the backdrop of the institution into which he was born forty-five years ago and into the context of Britain’s sharply altered status in the world over the intervening years.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 746 pages. Tags: palmer-tomkinson constitutional autobiography investiture gordonstoun sandringham caernarvon princesses highgrove companion biography monarchy princess families prince’s balmoral charles windsor william kingdom royalty britain princes school mother george united prince throne hussey castle trusts knight garter cheam noble harry order royal susan queen great wales house duchy most 1948 park polo lady king the and day hrh
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The Rules of the Game by Pierluigi Collina (£6.00)Publisher: Pan — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330418726]Condition: Near Fine.Description: 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: A Format (7" x 4½"). 207 pages. Tags: waterlogged united-real manchester refereeing champions’ goalkeeper footballer effenberg veissiere perugia’s terraces dressing football beckham fitness world’s offside blatter league, penalty referee matches stefan gilles madrid trophy serie pitch final world 2003 foul sepp room best euro 2000 test 2002 the cup
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