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To Find A Golden Pony by Amanda Gavin [Clodagh Micaela Gibson Jarvie] (£278.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with corresponding grazing to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title. Description: From the cover: “This is a pony book with a difference. It deals sensitively with a young girl’s companionship with animals, and how she learns to manage them while at the same time developing self-reliance during a period of delicate readjustment. Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies, and her father wisely sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with cousins in Sussex. So, until she is ten, she comes under the spell of ponies, caring for them as well as riding them. She then returns to the farm, and her father is pleased to notice what a self-confident child she has become, with definite ideas of her own as to what she wants from life. Jo’s personality is also contrasted with all the others in the story — both human and animal — who come fully alive as individuals in this entertaining account of country life. Finally, Jo’s slow adjustment to the idea of her father’s remarriage is described with understanding and insight..”Notes: Jacket designed by Elisabeth Grant. Illustrated by Elisabeth Grant. Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers agination american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces historical history hunter imaginary invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngster youngsters youth youthful
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Marimbas of Guatemala by Vida Chenoweth (£148.00)Publisher: Lexington: University of Kentucky Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Boards slightly sprung. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Musical scores;

From the cover: “This book presents here the first report in English on the Guatemalan marimba — the only American musical instrument not imported from Europe. In Guatemala today may be found three distinct types of marimba types which reveal the probable stages of its evolution there.

To each type Miss Chenoweth has devoted a chapter of this book, in which she gives detailed descriptions of the instruments: the chromatic marimba, the modern instrument most widely seen and played; the simple miramba, which represents an intermediate stage in development; and the gourd marimba, a primitive version which is said to be common among the Indians but which required a four-month search by the author to find one still in use.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 8½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 105 pages. Tags: chenoweth marimba gourd guatemala instruments chromatic music history criticism
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The Hand In The Dark by Arthur J. [John] Rees (£103.00)Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1925Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine and boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Soiling to the first blank, more lightly so to the last blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this, The Cheap, edition. [First: 1920] 2pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. From the DNB: “Rees was born in Melbourne where he was, for a short time, on the staff of the Melbourne Age and then joined the staff of the New Zealand Herald. In his early twenties he went to England.

His talent as a writer of crime-mystery stories is evidenced by Dorothy Sayers in the foreword to Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, 1928. Two of his stories were included in an American world-anthology of detective stories.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Pale Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 382 pages. Tags: age aldringham's and anise argosy arthur australian born brink chance clue colwin cup dark destiny diarists downs fear flying for grey greymarsh hampstead hand hangletree her herald house investigations island john joined lake last later love marauders melbourne merry moon mystery new old pavilion peak pit rea rees river rock short shrieking silence simon single staff sussex the threshold time tragedy twelvetrees was watson writer zealand
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1934 by Edited by Oscar Parkes (£100.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Wrinkling to the upper board. Slightly loose. Bookshop sticker to the foot of the first advertisement. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Addenda [9pp]; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements [41]; Plans;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 13". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIV] 529 pages. Tags: british navy battle cruisers aircraft carriers minelayers flotilla leaders destroyers submarines escort vessels patrol boats minesweepers gunboats monitors depot ships warships london treaty hawkins class minotaur american japanese admiralty board
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Capitol Records Fiftieth Anniversary 1942-1992 by Paul Grein (£76.00)Publisher: Hollywood: Capitol Records — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: A limited printing of which this is number 001, gold stamped to the first blank at the bottom corner. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Fold-Out Maps; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 11¾". Pictorial boards. 219 pages. Tags: hollywood-based record company capitol american federation musicians glenn wallichs johnny mercer buddy desylva music industry artists
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta [3 Volumes] by Frank Frazetta (£69.00)Publisher: London & Sydney: Pan Books — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330247972]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a scuff to the spine of volume III which also has a short tear to the join at the tail of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned on all volumes and just encroaching the margins of some of the plates. Description: 3 volumes of 5, only. Volume I is a reprint of the 1975 edition. Volume II is the first US edition of 1977. Volume III is the first US edition of 1978. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Frazetta is without question the master of Fantasy Art. He exploded all the old preconceptions of Fantasy as a pastoral realm of cute elves, sprites and wise wizards, and re-envisioned it as a brutal wilderness inhabited by virile, ruthless warriors hewn from pure muscle, and armour-clad amazons with astonishingly voluptuous bodies, locked in perpetual combat with horrific primeval monsters and demons.

Once Frazetta had wielded his paints Fantasy could never be the same again. Born in Brooklyn in 1928, he absorbed the colourful pulp adventures of Tarzan and Flash Gordon, and in the fifties he excited the next generation of Fantasy-lovers with his comics and illustrations for the seductive lady blood-sucker, Vampirella, and most fatuously Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan The Barbarian. His work, with its high levels of testosterone, wicked humour and compositional skill, has been a profound influence on film-makers such as John Milius, Clint Eastwood and George Lucas. In the sixties Frazetta’s images became the poster art for psychedelic counterculture.

Frazetta was no political radical, but his art ripped apart the clean, ordered world of suburban America and replaced it with a gorgeously rendered wasteland of violence and sensuality.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Betty Ballantine. Size: 11¼" x 9". 0 pages. Tags: frazetta ballantine american fantastic comic books strips fiction artists drawing drawings illustration commercial art science
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Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now / UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now by Roger A. Freeman (£61.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain International Limited — 1996Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913940]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Both dust wrappers have slight rippling to the upper panels. Slip case in fine condition. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice set. Description: 8th edition. [First Published: 1978] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Red Leatherette boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240/256 pages. Tags: 0900913096 0900913800 united states army air forces force ninth history 8th bases american england east anglia airports war 1939-1945 aerial operations britain military aerodromes airfields stations warfare aircraft
P&P: UK 1st £13.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £22.06. EU Air £21.60. ROW Surface £22.06. ROW Air £41.72

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The Fiction-Makers by Anne Stevenson (£54.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192119729]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with offset to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly spotted.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. A review copy, with the review slip laid in. From the cover: “Anne Stevenson’s new collection has primarily to do with memory, with how the language of imagination shapes histories and lives. The title poem is a serio-comic consideration of how quickly present time becomes the past. Other poems celebrate the deep continuities between generations, and the presence, in our ‘fictions’, of the dead. Here are extremes of joy and sorrow, balanced in the subtle rhythms Anne Stevenson uses to keep her experience both close and clear. No poet writing today is more conscious of the sound of poems or of how meaning is implicated in sound.

Anne Stevenson now lives in an ex-pit village near Durham, and many of these poems celebrate the stubborn life of northern England. At the core of the book, however, is the death of her friend and fellow poet, Frances Horovitz, for whom the much-admired ‘Willow Song’ was written. The book ends with an autobiographical satire based on Le Petit Testament of Francois Villon.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 64 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity american anthologies aristotle’s art assonance authors bard biblical book canzone century choice cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable form free ghazal haiku history hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rhythm rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile society sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza texts traditions uses verse versifier villanelle western women
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Adventures in a TV Nation by Michael Moore; Kathleen Glynn; (£54.00)Publisher: Pan — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330419145]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book recounts the intriguing behind-the-scenes stories of the filming TV Nation and reveals how Moore and his associates got it past the censors and on the air. It also relates those stories which were too controversial to show — including the voice-activated lie detector scan which tested the daily news and recorded a lie in just about every report. If you have ever felt powerless or at the mercy of ‘the system’, Adventures in a TV Nation is guaranteed to lift your spirits.”Notes: 241 pages. Tags: action-packed alarm alarms american america's analysed anecdotes arts aryan average band bane baseball-capped battery beach behalf broadcast broadcasts called campaigns ceo chicken choice chronicling commission conducted consciousness corporate crackers cranked crime-fighting crimemobile' crusaders dancers' described deserved despite disappeared documentary effects emmy ended episodes everybody excellent flint followed gatecrashed generally getting giant-sized
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The Puritan Gift: Triumph, Collapse and Revival of An American Dream by Kenneth Hopper & William Hopper (£53.00)Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Co. — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850434190]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Where does the Protestant work ethic come from? And how did America achieve such dominance in management for so long?

The Puritan Gift traces the origins and characteristics of an American managerial culture which, over the course of three centuries, turned a handful of small colonies into the greatest economic and political power on earth. It argues that the energy, social mobility, competitiveness and capacity for innovation, all of which lie at the heart of that culture, have their origins in the discipline and ethos of America’s first wave of European immigrants: the Puritans. Drawing lessons from their own extensive experience, the authors warn that, as America distances itself from the core values which underlay its commercial and economic success during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it puts its own future prosperity and security at risk.

The book also explores how American managerial culture has spread throughout the world. In particular it examines the impact of the US occupation of Japan on the social and manufacturing mores of that country and explains how America’s inherited style of management interacted with Japanese traditions.

This is an original exploration of the dramatic and far-reaching consequences of the Puritans’ ‘gift’ to America — the ethos which produced the early success of America and what came to be known as the American dream.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVI] 334 pages. Tags: puritans united states influence industrial management history moral and ethical aspects kenneth hopper william first editions firsts printings 1st
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1960-61 by Raymond V. B. [Victor Bernard] Blackman (£52.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and grubby with heavy fading to the spine. Boards lightly dinged at the top edges. Text complete, clean and tight bar one small, tape-repaired, tear at the last leaf. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Tables; Advertisements; Plans;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIV] 436 pages. Tags: navies periodicals warships british american technical ship data hermes aircraft carrier guided missile destroyer mohawk naval affairs ships united navy battle line-of-battle nuclear power cruiser missiles-cruisers destroyers frigates submarines
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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Long Island: Our Story by Staff of Newsday (£52.00)Publisher: Newsday — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781885134141]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slightly bruised at the top corners otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Newsday embarked on a journey into the past. A team of reporters, photographers, graphic artists and researchers was assigned to a two-year undertaking that would become the largest editorial project in the paper's history, and perhaps the largest ever attempted by any newspaper. It endeavoured to document the history of Long Island from the Ice Age to the Space Age. The result was Long Island: Our Story - a daily, 273-part series that has been reproduced in this book, along with maps, graphics and features also published during the course of the project.Notes: Size: 14" x 10¾". 428 pages. Tags: long island american cities
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The History of America Volume the First by William Robertson (£52.00)Publisher: W. Strahan; T. Cadell & J. Balfour — 1777Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. Leather is shabby and worn. Upper board detached, lower board near so. Heavy tanning to the margins of the pastedowns and blanks. Pages lightly age-tanned with spotting throughout although the text is better than acceptable. Lacks map leaves and illustrations. Description: Notes: Size: 11" x 9". [XVII] 488 pages. Tags: robertson american history america columbus new world discovery explorers
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U.S. - Israeli Relations At the Crossroads by Edited by Gabriel Sheffer (£52.00)Publisher: London & Portland: Frank Cass Publishers — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714647470]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Review copy with letter head laid in.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Efraim Karsh. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 242 pages. Tags: sheffer united states israel international asian middle eastern history american usa political science 9780714647470
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Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon by Chris Mann (£49.00)Publisher: Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1873674562]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which has a couple of very small dings to the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Title page vignette;

From the cover: “This is an international guide to the hairwing and tube flies in modern use. These flies are the most popular and widely-used ‘family’ of flies fished by today’s salmon anglers. They are simple to tie, robust in the water, and have tremendous fish-catching properties which are recognised by anglers on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to all the classic patterns and their many variants, this book includes flies devised by the world’s leading contemporary flytyers.

Chris Mann, whose remarkable illustrations portray the salmon flies and their materials with clinical precision and accuracy of colour, has made his selection from hundreds of the very best hairwing patterns. In most cases his illustrations are based directly on the flies submitted by the flytyer-contributors.

North American and European salmon anglers and flytyers have much to learn from each others’ hairwing fly patterns. This book, a companion volume to Shrimp & Spey Flies for Salmon, will inspire flytyers to try a whole range of exciting new patterns, tying techniques, colours and materials.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: mann flies artificial salmon fishing atlantic steelhead fly tubes trout hairwinged lures lure hooks 1873674562
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide by Philipe De montebello (£49.00)Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Small mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. Descriptive Texts Written By the Curatorial Staff of the Museum. From the introduction: “The Metropolitan museum is a living encyclopaedia of world art. Every culture from every part of the world — from Florence to Thebes to Papua New Guinea — from the earliest times to the present and in every medium is represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality and invention. The Metropolitan’s 1.4 million square feet houses what is in fact a collection of collections; several of its departments could and would be major independent museums almost anywhere else. But here musical instruments adjoin arms and armour, and forty thousand Egyptian objects are displayed on the floor directly above a collection of forty-five thousand costumes.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: 708.147’1 american wing ancient near eastern art arms and armor asian art costume institute egyptian art european paintings european sculpture and decorative arts greek and roman art islamic art robert lehman collection the jack and belle linsky collection medieval art musical instruments art the pacific islands Africa and the americas prints and photographs twentieth century art metropolitan museum works art monet vermeer painter saul steinberg
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Autocourse by Alan Henry (£47.00)Publisher: Hazleton — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781874557791]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, lightly rubbed at the upper tips. Gently bruised at the corners. Text bright and tight.Description: 50th Anniversary Edition. Contents include: Top Ten Drivers; Team-by-Team F1 Review; Full GP Reports; Comprehensive Grand Prix statistics; F3000 and F3 racing reviews; GT and Touring car racing reviews; American Racing Review; International Results Round-Up;Notes: Size: 12½" x 9½". 304 pages. Tags: Henry formula one ferrari F3000 Touring car American Racing
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Heaven to Hell by David LaChapelle (£46.00)Publisher: Koln: Taschen — 2006Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 3822825727]Condition: Very Good. Lacks slip case and the separate 8pp index to the photographs. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 14¼" x 11¼". Pictorial boards. 0 pages. Tags: photography artistic american transsexual amanda lepore rize pop culture photographers celebrities portraits portrait photographs 9783822825723
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Aurora Dawn or The 1 History Of Andrew Reale Containing A Faithful Account Of The Great Riot, Together With The Complete Texts Of Michael Wilde’s Oration And Father Stanfield’s Sermon by Herman Wouk (£43.00)Publisher: James Barrie — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with two short, closed and now archival-tape backed, tears to the head of the upper panel and a triangular loss to the top corner of the lower panel. Slight offset to the endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First British Edition. The author's first novel. From the cover: “THE Author of this elegant and witty satire on some of the follies of the contemporary American scene is thirty-one years old. In the U.S.A., where the book was first published, it provoked widespread comment. “Perhaps,” says one critic, “this novel is the beginning of the Literary Revolution. Perhaps it is only a flash (of humour and good sense) in the dark night of realism.” Certainly, it is a highly original and distinguished first novel; and beneath its good humour and wit will be found a deep moral concern for some of the subjects of the story.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: account and andrew complete containing faithful father great history michael oration reale riot sermon stanfield's texts the together true wilde's with
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H.M.S. Electra as Told to A. V. Sellwood by T. J. Cain (£43.00)Publisher: London: Frederick Muller Limited — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with damp wrinkling to both panels and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1959] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “The only time that H. M. S. Electra got a wartime “mention” in the national press was when three-quarters of her crew were no longer able to read it. They were dead.

For it was the disastrous yet little-known Battle of the Java Sea — where a British, Australian, American and Dutch force was annihilated by the Japanese — that put Electron’s name in print.

‘H. M. S. Electra attacked through the smoke and was seen no more…’

The epitaph was terse, though moving. It left much unsaid. And today, in H. M. S. Electra, Lieutenant-Commander T. J. Cain — who fired her torpedoes during her last desperate battle — does much to do justice, long belated, to both the ship and the company who served her.

The result is sensational. For Cain’s story, prepared with the aid of author and naval correspondent A. V. Sellwood, reveals that the “unknown” Electra was the un-publicised companion-in-battle of some of the best-known names in the Royal Navy, and was the witness of events that shook the world. The sinking of the Athenia, the Ark Royal’s attacks on the Nazis in Norway, the first Russian convoy, the defence of Singapore — wherever there was trouble Electra was sure to be found.

SHE was the unnamed destroyer that sailed with Hood to find the Bismarck, and picked up the former’s three survivors…

SHE was at the sinking of the Repulse and Prince of Wales, and snatched part of their crews to safety beneath the mammoth Jap air attack…

And SHE was destroyed during a lone torpedo onslaught against an entire Japanese fleet, to cover the disabled Exeter, famous veteran of the River Plate.

H. M. S. Electra is not “just a war-story” — it is also a history. But it is a very human history — history as seen by a man who helped to make it.

Lieut. -Commander Cain, who, after a fantastic escape in a U. S. submarine, was later captured and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of the Japanese, is pungent in his comments regarding the blunders of the time. But equally he is an enthusiast — for Electra, her officers, and the men who made her what he calls: A happy ship — the finest I have ever known.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 naval operations british ark royal bismarck hood prince wales singapore repulse last voyage dutch destroyer kortenaer ruyter perthy houston java
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£43.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded and somewhat edgeworn with several small closed and open tears with a little loss. Price Clipped. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Offset to endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Includes a letter from Feiffer to David Brook dated October 4, 1966 on his personal letter headed paper. In a series of a dozen or so pictures the author shoes the shifts of mood that flicker across the faces of men and women as they try, often vainly, to explain themselves to the world. Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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The Daily Telegraph Gone Fishing: Adventures in Pursuit of Wild Trout by Jon Beer (£43.00)Publisher: Aurum Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854108700]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “John Beer writes regular columns for both the Daily Telegraph Weekend section and for Trout and Salmon, Britain’s leading game fishing magazine. There are, he writes, two sorts of book about trout fishing. One sort has a title like ‘How to Catch Very Big Trout’. This is the other sort of trout fishing book. In other words, it’s a book about fly-fishing that doesn’t take itself too seriously and will be rapturously welcomed by all those who fish for pleasure rather than for trophies.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 185 pages. Tags: tongue-in-cheek gadget-obsessed daddy-long-legs presentation suggestions new-fangled accessories authorities concealment half-blood connecting presenting artificial downstream recreation inventions muitiplier edwardian fly-tyers materials fly-tying damselfly etiquette 799.1’755 automatic whipping trolling upstream american floating lifelong angler’s cannibal playing hooking landing backing sinking casting fishing ferrule dropper anatomy running rainbow trout’s flavour pursuit leaders angling dapping
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The Gifts of Artemis by Douglas Scott (£43.00)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436444410]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Lightly bruised at head and tail. Text bright and clean. A nice copy despite my parsimonious grading.Description: Greece, February 1943, Captain James Mackenzie of the British Army, Lieutenant Leo Preston, an American of Greek descent, and George Kirkos, a captain in the Greek Resistance, are on a secret mission to try to unite the Resistance for a concerted effort to drive out the Nazis. The three are met by Christina, Kirkos' wife, and while Preston and Kirkos press on to a meeting with the guerrillas, Mackenzie and Christina remain to arrange transport for the mysterious chest Mackenzie guards so closely. 381pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Ian Robertson. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: artemis scott 0436444410
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Billy Bunter Butts In by Frank Richards (£42.00)Publisher: Charles Skilton — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine. School prize plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. Pleasant colour frontispiece.Notes: Illustrated by R. J. MacDonald. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 234 pages. Tags: bunter modern literature for children famous children’s books the english language writing give pleasure written england juvenile pre-school adolescent youngster young person adolescents education tales people fiction younger readers aiken joan alcott louisa may andersen hans christian baum frank carroll lewis coolidge susan grahame kenneth kipling rudyard mahy
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The Handyman In The Home: In 3 Volumes by Edited by Arthur W. Judge (£40.00)Publisher: Caxton Publishing Company — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a pleasant set.Description: September Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1930] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the preface: “As its title indicates, this work has been prepared expressly for the practical handyman desirous of undertaking a wide variety of jobs connected with the home, garden, garage and small workshop, including not only the domestic repairs and renovations that become necessary from time to time but also useful improvements and additions to the home and its contents. The keen home dweller, with a knowledge of the use of the simple tools and materials described in these volumes, can not only tackle most household repairs and additions expeditiously, but also avoid a good deal of expense. Apart from these considerations, there is always the satisfaction associated with the completion of a job that would otherwise have meant calling in someone else for the purpose. In addition to the extensive range of household repairs, fittings, furniture and other relevant items dealt with in this work, there are also a number of sections, including those on homecrafts, hobbies, sports accessories, outdoor constructions, etc., which will be found both useful and profitable to the handyman and housewife. Since many of the articles in these volumes deal with woodwork repairs and new constructions, it was considered desirable to include a comprehensive section, written by a well-known expert in such matters, on the subject of carpentry and woodworking tools, so that the reader who is not very well acquainted with the use of the latter can improve both his knowledge and experience.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 994 pages. Tags: examples ferranti temporal choosing rawlplug cleaners location formulas ragbolts fingered gate-leg concrete patterns stitches shunting tapestry frosting arterial seamless pressing imperial portiere employed schrader wireless utensils handsaws shooting ifailure trimming twaddell scissors dressing prufitol watering injector fastener grinding slater's bandages hammocks mandolin grafting lavatory ironwork basketry chenille grinders transfer fixtures charging
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ABM ARTbibliographies Modern Volume 38 Number 1 2007 by Rachel Brockhurs; , Laura Clarke; (£37.00)Publisher: ProQuest — 2007Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) Condition: Near Fine.Description: Abstracts of the Current Literature of Modern Art, PhotographLy and Design. From the introduction: “The subject coverage starts at c.1880 (except in the case of photography which is covered from its invention), in order to include the art of the late 19th century; those artists and movements whose work represents the roots of 20th century art, and without which the latter cannot be fully studied, are also included. Within the period outlined the aim is to cover all aspects of art, crafts, design, and photography. The coverage of periodicals used to concentrate on the 12-month period prior to publication. Thus Volume 30 (1999) provided coverage of the periodical literature for 1998. However, since Volume 31, no. 1 (2000) we have aimed to become more current in our coverage, and each issue will now include journals from the current and preceding years. In cases where publication of periodicals is delayed, the most recent issue is covered; also backlog issues are sometimes included.” White boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". 694 pages. Tags: african arts american art american artist arlis/anz kunstmagazin art history aurora asian nexus backflash blueprint aesthetics photography camera obscura ceramic review connaissance des arts digital creativity arts review art magazine kunst
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The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February-June, 1942 by H. P. Willmott (£36.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870210920]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Distributors sticker covers publisher colophon on the title page. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “H. P. Willmott’s perceptive analysis of Japanese and Allied strategies in the Pacific war has set new standards for World War Two historians. The scope and depth of the research he did for the first book of his Pacific trilogy, Empires in the Balance, have earned him a reputation as a major chronicler of the period. With this second volume, Willmott continues to offer significant new material and interpretations that are certain to warrant further study.

The Barrier and the Javelin begins with a thoughtful assessment of the critical situation in which Japan found herself in the spring of 1942. Even by that early stage of the Pacific war, the fundamental weakness of the Japanese effort was evident. Japan had gone to war with little more than a five-month plan of campaign and the conviction that she could not be defeated by enemies who were her moral inferiors. Her intention had been to conquer territories essential to her economic survival and then fight a defensive war that would exhaust her enemies and lead them to a negotiated settlement. By the spring Japan’s leaders were becoming uncom-fortably aware that their enemies would not negotiate and that they themselves lacked the plans, and perhaps the means, to make them change their minds. Willmott sets out the arguments over strategy that plagued the Japanese naval command as it tried to formulate a coherent response to this potentially disastrous situation. In so doing he suggests that the weaknesses of the command’s decision-making process kept the Japanese from taking the one course of action that could have changed the outcome of the war, and were responsible for the ill-considered plan of campaign that began to fall apart in the Coral Sea in May’and ended in disaster four weeks later at Midway.

The book, however, is not confined to an examination of Japanese policymaking. Just as Empires in the Balance provides & critical appraisal of the moves made by all the combatants during the first five months of the war, so The Barrier and the Javelin places the Allied part of the February-June 1942 record alongside that of the Japanese. In doing so, it examines why the British and their dominions were totally unable to put together a proper Pacific policy in the opening phase of the war, and why the Americans came to accept a commitment to fight in the southwest Pacific when this area had barely figured in their prewar calculations. American intelligence gathering — Operation Magic — and its effect on the progress of the war are also described in full.

Willmott follows his assessment of the Allied situation with a detailed analysis of the battle of the Coral Sea and the action off Midway, which at last places these battles in their proper context. Debunking long-held beliefs about the com-parative strengths of the Japanese and Allied forces, he contends that in both battles the weaker fleet was defeated, not victorious as most accounts suggest. He further argues that if Japan was indeed fated to lose the war, then her defeat at Midway can hardly be regarded as the decisive battle so many claim it to be. Inevitability and decisiveness, he points out, are mutually exclusive terms.

Many readers will find Willmott’s treatment of the Japanese side of the battle of Midway an intriguing alternative to other books on the subject. He reveals some important new information that finally explains the inconsistencies found in previous accounts. His condemnation of Admiral Yama-moto’s inept handling of the entire fiasco is unusually clear and hard-hitting.

This view of the flow of events in the first half of 1942 provides one of the most comprehensive, balanced and readable studies of the period ever written. It will be of enduring interest to general readers as well as professional historians and students of World War Two.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [CVII] 596 pages. Tags: willmott 0870210920 world war 1939-1945 japan coral sea battle midway history naval operations japanese pacific ocean campaigns military warfare conventional battles actions oceania theatre second tsingtau politics defence policy strategy
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Scientific American November 1976, Volume 235, Number 5 to June 1977, Volume 236, Number 6 by Various (£35.00)Publisher: New York: Scientific American, Inc. — 1976Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which carries a couple of marks.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Advertisements; A Nicely Bound Set Of Scientific American Magazines Including Such Articles As: Limited Nuclear War, By Sidney D. Drell And Frank Von Hippel; Repetitive Processes In Child Development, By T. G. R. Bower; The Confinement Of Quarks, By Yoichiro Nambu; Convection Currents In The Earth’s Mantle, By D. P. McKenzie And Frank Richter; Visual Cells In The Pons Of The Brain, By Mitchell Guckstein And Alan R. Gibson; The Forming Of Sheet Metal, By S. S. Hecker And A. K. Ghosh; Urban Trees, By Thomas S. Elias And Howard S. Irwin; An Archaic Indian Burial Mound In Labrador, By James A. Tuck And Robert J. Mcghee;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: scientific american readings physical sciences technology
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Anybody Can Do Anything by Betty MacDonald (£33.00)Publisher: George Mann Books — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704102439]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing.

From the cover: “One would suppose that during the terrible American economic Depression of the late Twenties and early Thirties there was not a lot to laugh about in the great U. S. of A.

All-pervasive helplessness and hopelessness, coupled with horrendous levels of poverty and unemployment would wipe the smile off anyone’s face — one would think. But one would be wrong.

Suicidal failed financiers might wait their turn to jump from the windows of Wall Street, but readers worldwide will already know that Betty MacDonald could always look adversity right in the face and spit in its eye. She did so when she and her young husband took a shortcut to bankruptcy called chicken-farming — hilariously described in The Egg and I — and she did so again when she went back to live with her mother with a failed chicken farm and a dead marriage behind her, desperate to find a living to earn in a country without any jobs.

But at least she had her indomitable sister Mary batting for her, running down every hint of a job opportunity, fixing appointments without consultation and catapulting Betty into one hilarious situation after another.

For Mary had always believed that ‘Anybody Can Do Anything — especially Betty’, and this joyfully funny book proves she was right!”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". 206 pages. Tags: macdonald betty united states biography biographies social life history
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The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station by Lorraine Diehl (£33.00)Publisher: The Stephen Greene Press (Vermont) — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0828906033]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, conceived as a symbol of the wealth and power of America’s mightiest railroad, became a national monument during its short life. This history of the famous depot is not only a story of the superb achievement of architect Charles Pollen Me Kin, but also a tale of human struggle and of a complex and dangerous engineering triumph. Lorraine Diehl’s lively, authoritative text, together with vintage photographs and drawings, recaptures the classical grandeur of the building and the drama and turbulence of its times — from the sunny pre — World War I era through 1963, when it was destroyed in the appalling act of civic vandalism that spurred the modern Landmark Preservation movement.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kent Barwick. Size: 11" x 8½". 168 pages. Tags: pennsylvania station new york history mckim mead white railroad stations united states pictorial works buildings structures american architecture public commercial industrial lorraine diehl kent barwick 0828906033
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The Wild Palms by William Faulkner (£33.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0701106751]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition.Notes: Jacket designed by John Woodcock. Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Collected Works of William Faulkner series. 315 pages. Tags: john woodcock 0701106751 collected works william faulkner fiction novels literature stories story novella short manuscripts facsimiles american floods mississippi river valley
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Richard Diebenkorn: The Female Form by Anon. (£32.00)Publisher: London: Thomas Gibson Fine Art — 2007Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Catalogue of an exhibition Wednesday 30th May - Friday 29th June, 2007. Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". 0 pages. Tags: diebenkorn richard drawing american 20th century united states
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Freewheelin Frank: Secretary of the Angels by Frank Reynolds as told to Michael McClure (£31.00)Publisher: London: New English Library — 1972Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Leans. Pages lightly age-tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the verso of the upper wrapper. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1969]

From the cover: “Hell’s Angels are the most savage, lawless motorcycle gang that ever roared along American roads. This is the first book about Hell’s Angels by a Hell’s Angel.

Here are the facts about their weird codes of honour, their brawling, their drug-taking and their fantastic sex orgies.

Freewheelin Frank Reynolds has been a leading member of Hell’s Angels since 1961. He reveals why he is an Angel, how he became one,and the startling philosophy that is the most important part of a Hell’s Angel’s life.”
Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4¼"). 110 pages. Tags: mcclure hell angels reynolds frank gangs motorcyles angel chapter oakland sonny barger
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Camera In Conflict by Robert Fox (£30.50)Publisher: Konemann — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3895082171]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block slightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Tri-language text: German; French; English; The story of photography in war from the Crimea and the American Civil War to Chechnya and Bosnia today.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 420 pages. Tags: photographers battlefield warfare ironclad industrialized age armies crimea american civil war first world war roger fenton modern war correspondent william howard russell charge the light brigade balaclava battles the falklands brady photographers british army indian mutiny taku forts opium war combat photography battle bull run normandy landings d-day antietam gallipoli beaumont hamel somme vimy ridge verdun pacific war iwo jima okinawa british military censors cecil lewis robert capa spanish civil war terry fincher don mccullin hill timothy larry burrows bert hardy picture post pusan photo-journalism cnn action photographer peter leibing
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2001 Formula One Annual by Edited by Nigel Mansell (£30.00)Publisher: European Press — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0954136802]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slight ruffling at lower edges of DJ. Couple of small indentations in upper panel, upper board. A very nice copy overall.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. A complete look at the 2001 season. Looking at the drivers and then the teams.Notes: Jacket designed by Stewart Wheeler. Foreword or introduction by Tom Rubython. 672 pages. Tags: marlboro-mclaren panhard-levassor ferrari-lancias osterreichring lancia-ferrari internationale manufacturers mercedes-benz international constructors’ benetton-ford turbochargers superchargers cooper-climax landaferrari constructors championship indianapolis stanley-brm elf-tyrrell castellotti association sponsorship borzacchini argentinian silverstone targaflorio federation anderstorp villeneuve ecclestone refuelling fittipaldi schumacher caracciola centro-sud automobile watsonjohn suspension team-mates gladiators hawthorn’s vandervell bremgarten commission brooklands alessandro trinignant monocoque pierluigi piercario
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The American Century: People, Power and Politics: An Illustrated History by Harold Evans with Gail Buckland & Kevin Baker (£30.00)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224052179]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The British may have claimed the 19th century by force, and the Chinese may cast a long shadow over the 21st, but the 20th century belongs to the United States. This is the premise behind Harold Evans’s robust, sweeping, spectacularly illustrated account of the people and events that gave rise to America’s political and cultural dominance.

Evans begins in the 1880s, when it was still uncertain whether America, with its diverse peoples, manifold beliefs and impossible ideals, would even survive its own democratic experiment or manage to reconcile an increasingly headlong materialism with the original virtues of the Republic. He shows how, from that time forward, the citizens of the United States saw increases in wealth and personal freedom unequalled in history, paralleled by the growing power and influence of the country abroad. He covers upheavals and victories with succinct and insightful prose, aided by a splendid array of 900 fresh, remarkable images. Here are the Presidents, nineteen of them, from a Civil War general to a movie star; here are Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King and the Ku Klux Klan.

The American Century is an epic work, an incomparable telling of the rise of the most powerful nation in the world.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 710 [1] pages. Tags: united states history 20th century political and cultural dominance social usa politics government
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The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons by Joan Dayan (£29.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691070911]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantanamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state — all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds the civil order. Examining such troubling cases, The Law Is a White Dog tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our identities? How do its rules and sanctions make or unmake persons? And how do the supposedly rational claims of the law define marginal entities, both natural and supernatural, including ghosts, dogs, slaves, terrorist suspects, and felons? Reading the language, allusions, and symbols of legal discourse, and bridging distinctions between the human and nonhuman, Colin Dayan looks at how the law disfigures individuals and animals, and how slavery, punishment, and torture create unforeseen effects in our daily lives.

Moving seamlessly across genres and disciplines, Dayan considers legal practices and spiritual beliefs from medieval England, the North American colonies, and the Caribbean that have survived in our legal discourse, and she explores the civil deaths of felons and slaves through lawful repression. Tracing the legacy of slavery in the United States in the structures of the contemporary American prison system and in the administrative detention of ghostly supermax facilities, she also demonstrates how contemporary jurisprudence regarding cruel and unusual punishment prepared the way for abuses in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.

Using conventional historical and legal sources to answer unconventional questions, The Law Is a White Dog illuminates stark truths about civil society’s ability to marginalize, exclude, and dehumanize.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gloss Black titling to the Spine. [XVII] 343 pages. Tags: law social aspects united states torture civil rights persons slavery and legislation
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A Time Of Changes by Robert Silverberg (£28.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0575016108]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag to the tail. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Ex-Public Library: Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Tape remnants to the pastedowns & blanks;Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 221 pages. Tags: 0575016108 time changes science fiction american short stories downward earth second trip dying inside nightwings
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An Unknown People in an Unknown Land: An Account Of The Life And Customs Of The Lengua Indians Of The Paraguayan Chaco, With Adventures And Experiences During Twenty Years’ Pioneering And Exploration Amongst Them by W. Barbrooke Grubb (£28.00)Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co. — 1913Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, faded at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Slightly shaken. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 3rd & Cheaper Edition. With 30 Illustrations & a Map.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 330 pages. Tags: waikthlatingmangyalwa thlagnasinkinmith characteristics kyitkuk-paisiam house-building eiimakthlawaia chieftainship superstitions translations keamapsithyo death-scenes paisiamyalwa witch-doctor horse-spirit dobrizhoffer lutilation drunkenness pacificator instruments expeditions infanticide cachemaille fire-sticks lepidosiren pinse-apawa agriculture kilyihhama traditions seantamama pinse-tawa missionary engravings thlagwakhe population concepcion paraguayan punishment archdeacon kilyikhama fish-traps government henricksen caraguata pilcomayo frederick ant-eater quebracho ancestors alligator fernandez poliandry
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But Not in Shame: The Six Months After Pearl Harbor by John Toland (£28.00)Publisher: London: Anthony Gibbs & Phillips — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the spine ends and top of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned, blanks more heavily so. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [7]; First in this edition. [First: USA: Random House, 1961]Notes: Illustrated by Lilli Mautner (Maps). Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 443 [4] pages. Tags: 1939-1945 pacific ocean campaigns military operations warfare battles political history theatre south usa second american politics pearl harbor
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£28.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some small chips and nicks. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Blanks a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Tynan. Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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SPQR by Paul Hyde Bonner (£28.00)Publisher: Derek Verschoyle — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Knocked at the bottom corner of the lower board. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “It was the brand of ancient Rome and it stood for Senatus Popiihisqiie Romanus. The letters proclaimed that whatever was thus labelled was Rome’s property; today they still appear on objects owned by the city. And today Rome still puts this mark on its captives, as Lovat Fraser, First Secretary of the American Embassy, discovers.

He has been warned about the Roman virus. “Never get deeply involved in a Roman love affair or really entangled in the life of a Roman”, said a wise colleague; “for once you do that, you will cease to serve your country and will serve only them”. As the story opens, wise counsel has prevailed for a long time. But Fraser is young, healthy and unmarried. Suddenly his control breaks completely. Within a few days the startled diplomat finds himself involved with not one but two Roman women (one is American-born, it is true, but she has become Roman to the core). Dazzled by the brilliance of Roman society, the splendour of the palaces, and, above all, by the charms of the beautiful Duchess of Lanza, Fraser throws caution to the winds. In the weeks that follow he is swept along by an intricate chain of events which includes the unmasking of a Communist agent and a murder. For a while he believes that his career is in jeopardy; but the spell breaks just in time, and this witty and sophisticated novel ends on a cheerful note.

Paul Hyde Bonner writes of Rome and its surrounding Campagna with great descriptive skill, and his readers will find long before they reach the end that they too have fallen under the spell of the Eternal City.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 274 pages. Tags: historical chronicles narration chronicle narrative storyline medieval earlier ancient account history england fiction stories middle period bygone legend annals times olden fable story tale saga ages days yore myth past one day old
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The Treacle Mine Affair by D. E. Tucker (£28.00)Publisher: The Book Guild — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863328407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slight tanning to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “One summer the inhabitants of Bincombe begin to behave strangely. They do not know they have been ‘pixillated’ by a peculiar effluent from the local disused lead workings, which include the oddly named ‘Treacle Mine’.

When Peg and Robin join their country cousins Helen and Adrian at Up-hill Farm for the holidays they form an intrepid team to unravel the fate of some stolen cattle and the mystery of the mine. They become entangled in an adventure much more dangerous and exciting than anything they had bargained for. For instance, Adrian’s Geiger counter shows such disturbing results on samples of water that radioactivity adds a frightening threat to the adventure. Strangers invade the village, headed by a master criminal called ‘The Octopus’. They are obviously up to no good and the daring quartet decide to infiltrate the Roman Cavern — scene of the crooks’ nefarious activities.

The boys make an horrific underground descent through a swallow-hole, but their dangerous attempt only raises more questions as to what dreadful scheme the gang are actually involved in. A good deal of hard work on a steam traction engine, plus the loyal support of their dog Shep, enables the cousins to penetrate the villains’ defences and uncover a wicked intrigue which threatens even more than the well-being of the village.

The final part of the adventure takes them into awesome underground passages, where stalagmites and stalactites provide a surrealistic setting for a crime which has distinctly contemporary significance. This thrilling narrative not only gives the reader an exciting mystery to solve — it also provides rich information on country living and on some of the environmental issues that concern us today.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Louise Gardner. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children’s childrens children's christian classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces full-length historical history hunter imaginary imagination invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystery mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngsters youth youthful
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Honolulu Prepares For Japan's Attack: The Oahu Civilian Disaster Preparedness Programs May 15 1940 to December 8 1941 by Rodney T. West (£27.00)Publisher: Self-Published — 2003Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. 4th Printing. [First: 1992]Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). Tags: army activities american and artillery attack battle civilian coast conquests cross eight fleet harbor honolulu island its japan’s japanese naval oahu outposts pacific pearl plantation preparedness red ships sugar the training was with
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Miss Cutler & The Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain by Mark Peel (£27.00)Publisher: Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780226653631]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small nick to the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Matt Avery. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Historical Studies of Urban America series. [XI] 325 [2] pages. Tags: peel 9780226653631 historical studies urban america poor services united states england australia social case work cultural history american british irish australasian pacific welfare usa kingdom britain science poverty homelessness sociology
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The Industrialization of Agriculture: Vertical Coordination in the U. S. Food System by Jeffrey S. Royer & Richard T. Rogers (£27.00)Publisher: Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited — 2003Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1840143827]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Tables;

From the cover: “This collection of papers aims to provide both extensive and intensive coverage of the industrialization of agriculture that continues to exert itself on the American landscape, forcing changes in agricultural production, marketing and the rural communities caught in the middle. The book offers a thorough overview of the issues involved in industrialization and vertical co-ordination, covering both the economic theory and applied business literatures.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 346 pages. Tags: 1840143827 9781840143829 agriculture economic aspects united states agricultural innovations industries food supply theory philosophy related business management usa
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Wisdom Of The Wild: How We Treat Our Planet by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Word Wide Fund for Nature — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Presentation plate to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “There is no turning back. There never has been in history. Two hundred million American citizens are not going to leave the USA just to give back to the Indians the land that was stolen from them. The Inuit in Greenland are not about to climb into their kayaks to paddle back up the river of history. The wisdom with which “wild” peoples have animated their world cannot be fetched back at will. Nevertheless, there is a great deal to learn. This, for example: how, on the threshold of the third millennium, can we live once again in a finite world without consuming it? Pedagogues tell us that children need elements of the wild and disorder in order to become mentally sound adults. The child in its den is said to be subconsciously remembering the feeling of safety which our ancestors experienced in caves in the childhood of mankind. In Sweden, they let children fly back to the beginnings of humanity on the wings of their imagination, as it were. The wild as a tonic.

Henry David Thoreau’s suggestion that every major city should have some wildness in its vicinity (because otherwise its inhabitants would revert to the wild) is almost one hundred and fifty years old — and highly topical in view of the frustration which people feel in our concrete bunkers.

An end must be put to the dominance of the right angle. Protection programmes for spacious areas of wilderness have one purpose, among others, namely to preserve the charm of untouched nature. Real-life magic! Magic, or rather cheap tricks — that is what our oh-so-en-lightened world thought of the healing knowledge of the jungle Indians for such a long time. Until, at the sight of the burning rain forests, they realised that the best pharmacy in the world was going up in flames.

The awareness of its utility should not be the rescuers’ sole motive, however. If we only take up arms in defence of the earth where our immediate living conditions are threatened, we shall soon be sitting amidst the ruins of a barren planet. It is (unfortunately, some would say) not the case that when the trees die, man also dies immediately. There are no trees in the Mongolian steppes, but they are still not dead. The fact is, as an Indian chief once said: “After the deaths of plants and animals, you will die of the great loneliness in your hearts.” An appeal has been filed against this death sentence. This book contains a few passages from the defence counsel’s speech.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jingis Aitmatov. Size: 12" x 9½". Light Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 256 pages. Tags: acid ackirain adaptation additives agricultural agriculture altemative amazonia antarctic arctic assessment atmosphere atmospheric beliefs biology biosphere bodies britain cap capture carbon carcanomas catalytic catastrophe cfc changes chlorine circulation climate climatic climatologists clouds coal collapse conservation consumption cryosphere curve cutback cycle dam damage decay defence deforestation demography destruction detector dioxide disaster drought
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A Second Slice: An anthology by Arabella Boxer (£26.00)Publisher: Nelson — 1966Binding: Hardback in Slipcase First Edition. [ISBN: B0000CN6CD]Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. Slipcase rubbed and somewhat soiled. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Text bright and tight if very slightly and lightly spotted in places.Description: Ringbound with 3-piece layout offering individual views of Soups and Hors d'oeuvre, Main Dishes and Sweets and Savouries. The emphasis in this book seems to be towards the neglected English food of the twenties and Thirties, particularly the recipes of Lady Jekyll, Lady Sysonby and Nancy Shaw. This sort of cooking appears to have a character all its own, and owes nothing to French or Italian cuisine. If anything, it is closer to the best sort of American home cooking - a sophisticated form of nursery food. This kind of food was forgotten during the long years of rationing; and the discovery of Mediterranean cooking after the war seems to have dominated cooking both in restaurants and in the home.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8". 174 pages. Tags: Jekyll Sysonby Shaw cuisine
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Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel (£26.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854372769]Condition: Very Good. Lightly pulled at the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the twentieth century. In his revolutionary paintings of the late 1940s, he dripped or poured paint into complex webs of interlacing lines, rhythmically punctuated by pools of colour. With their all over composition, seemingly total abstraction, and gestural but remarkably controlled handling of paint, these powerful works announced the emergence of Abstract Expressionism.

This sumptuously illustrated book accompanies the major Pollock exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1998-99. The Tate exhibition is the first full survey of Pollock’s work to be shown in Britain in forty years. An essay by Kirk Varnedoe explores Pollock’s life, the mythology that so quickly grew up around him as the prototypical “action painter”, and the critical interpretations of his legacy. It traces the development of his work from European and American models, and discusses his powerful impact on later artists. Pepe Karmel’s innovative study of Hans Namuth’s photographs and films of Pollock at work offers new insight into the genesis of Pollock’s paintings.

Jackson Pollock includes over 200 colour reproductions of paintings, drawings, and prints, including life-sized details and foldouts of major paintings. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artist’s life.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 11½". 336 pages. Tags: pollock artists united states museum art york tate gallery criticism interpretation abstract expressionism painting 20th century painters paintings usa history american theory 1854372769
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Navajo: Tradition and Change in the Southwest by Wolfgang Lindig; Helga Teiwes; (£26.00)Publisher: Facts on File Inc — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0816027560]Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. DJ snagged at head and tail with a further 2" closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Bruised at the corners. Previous owners inscription to reverse of the ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Contents; Map; Foreword; Acknowledgments; the Environment; Navajo History to 1850; Navajo History after 1850; Traditional Economic Systems; Crafts; Sociopolitical Organization; The Religious World; the Modern Navajo World;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10". 240 pages. Tags: navajo dinetah grand canyon new mexico colorado plateau paleozoic canyon chelly chaco canyon little colorado monument valley painted desert native american people
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