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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: 15 Volumes by Samuel Eliot Morison (£339.00)Publisher: London: Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded on all volumes, some a little more heavily faded at the spine. Price clipped on most. Several volumes have marginalia, pertinent and neatly done by a naval researcher. A nice set with just one volume being from a different publisher. Description: Volume I (1948): The Battle of the Atlantic: September 1939 - May 1943. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Frontispiece; Appendices [5]; [LX] 432pp; Volume II (1947): Operations in North African Waters, October 1942 - June 1943. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [4]; Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; Plans; [XXVII] 297pp; Volume III (1948): The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931 - April 1942. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps [1]; List of abbreviations; [XXVIII] 411pp; Volume IV (1949): Coral Sea Midway and Submarine Actions May 1942 - August 1942. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [2]; Frontispiece; [XXIII] 307pp; Volume V (1949): The Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942 - February 1943. Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendix; [XXII] 389pp; Volume VI (1950): Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier: 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; [XXIX] 463pp; Volume VII (1952): Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942 - April 1944. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; Frontispiece; Appendices [2]; [XXXIX] 369pp; Volume VIII (1953): New Guinea and The Marianas, March 1944 - August 1944. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [4]; [XXIII] 435pp; Volume IX (1960): Sicily, Salerno, Anzio: January 1943 - June 1944. Contains: Charts; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; [XXIX] 435pp; Volume X (Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1962): The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943 - May 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; Appendices [5]; [XXXII] 199pp; Volume XI (1957): The Invasion of France and Germany, 1944 – 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; [XXVIII] 360pp; Volume XII (1958): Leyte: June 1944 - January 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Appendices [2]; [XXV] 445pp; Volume: XIII (1959): The Liberation of the Philippines: Luzon, Mindanao, the Visayas, 1944 – 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Fold-out maps; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [4]; [XXVIII] 326pp; Volume XIV (1960): Victory in the Pacific, 1945. Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps [1]; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Appendices [2]; [XXV] 407pp; Volume XV (1962): Supplement and General Index. Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Frontispiece; [XXII] 371 [2]pp;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: united states navy atlantic fleet, world war, naval operations submarine, ocean operations american, lend lease operations, convoys history, battleship, arctic ocean, mediterranean sea, losses convoy, anti warfare, first edition books, books written samuel eliot morison
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Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe: Signing the Land by Richard Bradley (£33.00)Publisher: Routledge — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415165369]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain are numerous rock carvings made 4-5000 years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist. This full-length treatment of the subject is based largely on recent fieldwork and asserts that these carvings should be interpreted as a series of symbolic messages that are shared between monuments, artefacts and natural places in the landscape. The author discusses the cultural setting of the rock carvings and the ways in which they can be interpreted in relation to ancient land use, the creation of ritual monuments and the burial of the dead.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". [XIV] 238 pages. Tags: rock paintings europe atlantic coast prehistory prehistoric archaeology art peoples petroglyphs lad zbs dso lhr coastal man antiquities primitive anthropology history social science richard bradley 0415165369
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Dorset Pilgrims: The Story of West Country Pilgrims Who Went to New England in the 17th Century by Frank Thistlethwaite (£31.00)Publisher: London: Barrie & Jenkins — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712620125]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a light crease to the top corner of the upper panel. Slight lean. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates; Maps; Genealogical tables; Appendices [2];

From the cover: “This is a book that skilfully blends the minutiae of scholarly research with a powerful narrative. It tells the tale of a small group of English Puritans who, in the early 17th century, set sail to find a new life and a new Church in New England. Brought together by the recruiting powers and visionary drive of the famous Dorchester clergyman, John White, these pilgrims — many of them West Country neighbours and some connected by marriage — embarked on their dangerous voyage. On 20 March 1630 the first of them boarded the Mary and John and set sail across the Atlantic to found Dorchester on Massachusetts Bay.

Thistlethwaite vividly evokes the shock of the inhospitable climate as the pilgrims struggled to survive. Like a hive of bees, they did not stay long where they had first settled but swarmed a second time. Within five years the greater part of the community had uprooted themselves and trekked through the New England wilderness to settle on its ‘frontier’, the Connecticut River. Here, in a single plantation they still persisted as that same close-knit West Country community. Many had their homelots and field strips next to the same Dorset neighbours. The lifestyle too, with apple orchards and cider, Devon cattle rearing and dairying, hemp and flax, preserved a West Country flavour. But inevitably the old ways had to be adapted. The book ends with the great Indian Revolt of 1675, and in describing how this crisis was met, the author shows how the passage of four decades had turned the children of Dorset pilgrims into pioneers of America’s moving frontier.

It is an exciting story, skilfully pieced together from parish records, from wills and inventories, land grants and conveyances, court and church records and the lucky chance of an occasional diary or bundle of letters. Out of this fragmentary material, the author has convincingly recreated the experience of the pilgrims, bringing them to life across the centuries.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 294 pages. Tags: thistlethwaite puritans england history 17th century west emigration immigration united states country colonial period dorset american colonies 9780712620123
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The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War: An Operational History of the American Built Destroyer Escorts Serving Under the White Ensign from 1943-46 by Donald Collingwood (£28.00)Publisher: Barnsley: Leo Cooper — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850526159]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the top corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 208 pages. Tags: frigates britain history 20th century war naval operations british atlantic ocean destroyer escorts united states second military battles campaigns forces warfare maritime kingdom ships shipbuilding royal navy captain class design construction
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War at Sea 1939-45 by John Hamilton (£24.50)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713716606]Condition: Very 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. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1986] Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Jacket illustration: War Horse of the Allied Navies at Sea; Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading painters of the Second World War at sea. His paintings of the war in the Pacific are on exhibition in Washington DC while a permanent site for them is being established. The series portraying the conflict in the Atlantic and European waters forms an essential part of the Imperial War Museum’s collection on board HMS Belfast in the Pool of London.

War At Sea includes 176 of his superb paintings. Careful research and the assistance of a worldwide panel of advisers have ensured great accuracy both in the events depicted and in the equipment, vessels and aircraft involved.

Above all, the paintings give a clear and dramatic impression of war at sea. They are a tribute to the courage and endurance of the sailors and marines, soldiers and airmen of all nationalities, whether on the convoys to Russia, supporting the D-Day landings or launching an assault on the Pacific islands. They do not glorify war but are dedicated to the belief that to understand it is to understand also how urgent is the need to keep the peace.

The paintings are supported by a lively text with 43 maps. Together, they make WAR at SEA a unique contribution to the literature of the Second World War.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin and Admiral Arleigh Burke. Size: 14" x 10¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 272 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 naval operations history military battles campaigns second john hamilton admiral the fleet lord lewin and arleigh burke 0713716606 first editions firsts printings 1st
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William L. Price: Arts and Crafts to Modern Design by George E. Thomas (£24.50)Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1568982208]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged heavily at the head of the spine and carries a small sticker scar to the upper panel. Bruised at the corners of the lower board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Architect George Howe believed there were three pioneers of American architecture: Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William L. Price. While Wright and Sullivan are still regarded as central figures in the history of American architecture, Price awaits rediscovery.

Price, a disciple of Frank Furness who practiced in Philadelphia from 1883 to 1916, established the character of two of the nation’s greatest resorts, Atlantic City and Miami, thus shaping the architecture of the Roaring Twenties. Although his biggest and best-known projects, the Art Deco Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City and the Chicago Freight Terminal, were both destroyed, his Arts and Crafts Utopian community in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania and his Garden City community in Arden, Delaware survive to attest to the vigour of his ideas and the leadership he exerted.

Price left a legacy of exquisite houses, railroad stations, and commercial structures that were widely emulated and recall the best works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene & Greene. In addition, Price was an accomplished writer and furniture designer whose work was regularly featured in Gustav Stickley’s The Craftsman.

Price’s role in shaping American architecture is uncovered in this lavishly illustrated volume, which documents the architect’s complete works — including over 350 hotels, houses, and pieces of furniture — bringing to light this unknown American master.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robert Venturi. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 362 pages. Tags: price william architecture 19th century united states history 20th architects biography modern american george thomas robert venturi first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Atlantic Ferry, Its Ships, Men, And Working by Arthur J. Maginnis (£24.00)Publisher: London: Whittaker and Co. — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little dull and faded overall. Hinges weak. Pages lightly age-tanned with a little light spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Photogravures; Tables; Plans [Some Fold-out];Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Lined Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 295 pages. Tags: maginnis steam-navigation atlantic ocean travel history steamboat lines steam boat
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Every Boy's Book Of Great Liners by J. D. Burgan White (£23.00)Publisher: Sampson Low — 1938Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with the spine strip detaching from both boards over the top 4" and soiling to both boards. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned, heavier so at the pastedowns and blanks. Hinge strained at page 33.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [V] 96 pages. Tags: and atlantic blue commander competition crew engine-room entering flag for from great greyhounds liners lines lives make modern navigating planning port radio riband safeguarding safely sea shipping signals sin< steamboats that the their world’s
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Atlantic Ships by John H. Biles (£22.00)Publisher: Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland — 1929Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Good. Staples slightly rusty. Wrappers tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned, dog-eared a little at the top corner of some of the leaves with a gentle, central, vertical crease running throughout the text block. Ephemeral. Description: Includes a laid in slip from Sir John H. Biles on business stationery. Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Diagrams [1];Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 39 pages. Tags: germans blue ribbon atlantic production ships clyde liner problem admiralty cunard build vessel british passenger-carrying
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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Falkus and Buller's Freshwater Fishing: A Book of Tackles and Techniques with Some Notes On Various Fish, Fish Recipes, Fishing Safety and Sundry Other Matters by Hugh Falkus & Fred Buller (£20.00)Publisher: Grange — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1856276511]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This remarkable book, now greatly expanded by the authors since their collaboration began in 1969, is the sum of the experience of two brilliant and highly literate anglers. It is a pleasure to read and vastly instinctive — illustrated throughout with hundreds of photographs and drawings. Every page bears witness to the authors’ angling skills, to their originality of thought and to their appetite for research. Throughout the book there are frequent — often substantial — quotations from angling literature ancient and modern, chosen not only for the merit of the writing but for the value of the ideas expressed.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 525 pages. Tags: figure-of-eight float-ledgering paternostering sportsmanship stret-pegging introduction fixed-spool traditional determining fly-fishing finger-ring electricity whitefishes livebaiting devastation stillwater rise-forms nottingham roach-pole multiplier downrigger twenty-six swimfeeder compendium historical disgorgers windermere experience hampshire emergency mischance fecundity technique materials deformity fly-lines accidents ledgering discarded rod-rests nose-cone laying-on rod-rings antiquity trotting removing bullhead flounder lampreys planer's appetite
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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Finest Hour by Phil Craig; Tim Clayton; (£19.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0340750413]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.Description: Signed by both authors on the title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium but the book carries promotional sticker to the upper panel. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Sixty years ago, Europe lay at Hitler’s feet. Britain faced its darkest hour — outnumbered and friendless as the German army continued its advance. Defeat or capitulation seemed inevitable. But instead a legend was bom.

Taking its readers on a breath-taking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, Finest Hour recreates the terror, the tragedy and the triumph of the Battle of Britain.

This powerful account of the events of 1940, is told through the voices, diaries, letters and memoirs of the men and women who lived, loved, fought and died during this terrible yet inspiring year. These searing personal testimonies, taken from over a hundred original interviews, are combined with a fresh and often controversial account of the elaborate political intrigues and betrayals of the period — the Royal Navy assault on the French fleet and America’s secret plans to cope with Britain’s defeat.

Finest Hour blends original historical research with the experiences of ordinary people in desperate times. Cutting through the nostalgic haze, this book enables readers to experience something of a time — still within common living memory — when a nation’s darkest hour became its finest.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 418 pages. Tags: armourers hurricane no. squadron seclin airfield lain nethercott two-pounder pom-pom hms keith emie leggett 4th royal tank regiment bob burroughs mark light tanks marrin mclane hitler the blitz royal navy america’s secret plans david low 234 squadron spitfire for doe’ ground crew german reconnaissance plane 501 squadron hawkinge
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: vickers 0241125367 1913-1967 acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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Decisive Battles of the 20th Century: Land - Sea - Air by Noble Frankland; Christopher Dowling; (£16.50)Publisher: David McKay Company — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283981644]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: Map book fixed to rear pastedown. Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps. From the cover: “War in the twentieth century has moulded the course of history and determined the lot of mankind to a greater extent than in any previously recorded age. Accordingly, the interest in and the importance of identifying and comprehending the decisive battles of this, the age of violence, have increased. Each battle is brilliantly described by a leading military historian, who provides not only a gripping narrative account but an analysis of the battle’s decisiveness in its short-term and long-term effects. The book includes a remarkable selection of photographs; 77 maps printed in two colours, and 3 two-colour diagrams all specially commissioned for the book.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 348 pages. Tags: decisive battles war the twentieth century tsushima tannenberg the marne verdun jutland offensive 1918 battle the atlantic battle france battle britain moscow pearl harbor singapore midway alamein stalingrad kursk schweinfurt imphal-kohima normandy 1944 leyte gulf the chongchon river dien bien phu tet offensive warfare armies nations
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A Standard Guide to Horse & Pony Breeds by Edited by Elwyn Hartley Edwards (£14.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333266498]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Heavily faded at the spine. Notably cocked.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “As many as 150 distinct breeds and types of horse and pony exist in the world today, and this is the first book to provide standard descriptions of all of them including the official Breed Description in every case where there is one. Breed societies from all over the world have cooperated with the publishers in compiling this most comprehensive work of reference. An unusually interesting feature is the up-to-date information it includes from the Soviet Union, represented by no less than 46 breeds, several of them described in English for the first time. In addition there are descriptions of nearly 30 very rare or now extinct but once significant breeds in various countries.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: horse breeders cross-breeding stud farms pony breeds horse pure-breds exhibiting dressage showjumping racing horse breeding association american horse shows association peruvian paso falabella australian stock horse budenny ukrainian riding horse russian trotter viadimir heavy draught horse karabakh tavda lincolnshire fen pony chapman horse devonshire pack horse merlin mustang north atlantic pony
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A Textbook of Money by S. Korteweg; F. A. G. Keesing (£14.50)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Ex-library with remnants to the first blank, library plate to the last blank, stamp to the title page and the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: First British Edition. [First Published: First published under the title of ‘Het Moderne Geldwezen’ by N.V. Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij, 1945] From the cover: “The publication of a text-book on money cannot be justified by the lack of written material on the subject. Books, articles and learned discussions on money exist in abun dance, and every newcomer to the scene should explain what particular niche he intends his book to occupy.

The authors of this book have been struck by the fact that money not only presents difficult problems at the esoteric heights of academic polemics, but offers severe ob stacles to those who want to penetrate its somewhat more practical complexities. This book is aimed at the latter category, which includes both undergraduates and interested laymen. Any claim for originality is based on the didactic qualities of the book rather than on the novelty of its conclusions.

The book does not presuppose any prior knowledge about monetary problems, but starts at the beginning, and, developing its subject in a step-by-step fashion, strives to impart to its readers an adequate under standing of current monetary evolution. It explains the technical and institutional as pects of money against an historical back ground, discusses the theoretical relations between the flow of money and the flow of goods, and proceeds to an analysis of present-day monetary policies. Its first part confines itself to a country’s internal monetary problems, while the second part introduces the complications arising from economic relations with other countries. Its final part outlines the growth of monetary theory, and provides a link with more specialized studies in this field.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 308 pages. Tags: accounts administration aggregate agreement aid analysis arbitrage assignats atlantic authorised automatism autonomous available balances bankers banking bank-of-england banks barter bawerk bearing belgium bendixen bilateralism bills bimetallism bloc blocked bodin bohm bretton broad brokers budget bullion calvin cantillon cash cashier cassel central certificate cheap cheque circulation claim clark clearing closed code coin
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Dead Reckoning by Jeff Dawson (£14.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780297848790]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. A very nice copy.Description: November 9th, 1942. Amid the cloaking gloom of the Liverpool docks lay the Dunedin Star bound for the Middle East, her consignment of munitions for the 8th Army supplemented by twenty-one fare-paying civilians escaping the Blitz for the colonies. From interviews with survivors, eyewitness testimony, historical resources and personal journals, the author skilfully reconstructs the Dunedin Star's doomed voyage, the terror of the wilderness and the painstaking rescue missions. From the grim waters of the North Atlantic to the blistering African wastes, he narrates a classic tale of pluck, set against the backdrop of World War II. Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 262 pages. Tags: Dawson 8th Army North Atlantic
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The Friendless Sky by Alexander Mckee (£14.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ somewhat creased and edgeworn, notable loss at tail and top edge of upper panel. Bruised at head and tail. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean.Description: When the nations went to war in 1914, a British Expeditionary Force for the first time in history crossed the Channel under air cover. A few small airships and some forty primitive aeroplanes flew above the transports hourly slipping across to France. It was barely five years since the first flimsy flying machine had flown the Channel at 45 m.p.h., with a destroyer following it in case of engine failure. Yet within a year of the Great War's end a British aeroplane, originally designed to bomb Berlin, had flown the Atlantic direct. Nearly 2,000 miles non-stop in 1919, as compared to 30 miles in 1909. Aviation had grown up in the forcing house of war. Jacket designed by B. Mudge-Marriott. 256pp. Index. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Warpaths: Travels Of A Military Historian In North America by John Keegan (£14.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340586559]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Award-winning historian John Keegan has visited battlefields throughout the world, but finds himself constantly returning to North America. The continent has come to exert a deep fascination upon him — its mixture of peoples, its history, its politics, its civilisation and its varied geography and military history have come to explain each other in North America as they do nowhere else in the world. From the arrival of the Europeans m the sixteenth century to the final defeat of the native Americans in the nineteenth, climate and competition for the resources of nature explain why men fortified where they did, campaigned as they did and were battlefields where the control drawn to the battlefields where the control of the continent was decided.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 370 pages. Tags: abraham atlantic battle bougainville buffalo bull champlain cheyenne civil colonies confederacy conflicts cornwallis crow custer custer’s defeat fortifying forts harrison’s horn hudson hunkpapa indians iroquois jackson landing lawrence lee malvern mcclellan montcalm quebec richmond samuel scouts sioux sitting states stonewall ticonderoga union united versus virginia washington williamsburg wolfe yorktown
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Military Aircraft Markings & Profiles by Barry C. Wheeler (£14.00)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Dust wrapper and boards slightly tanned at the edges. Text bright and tight.Description: Over 850 Full Colour Illustrations And Photographs. Camouflage Markings. History Of Markings From World War I To The Present Day.Notes: Size: 12" x 9". 191 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron ski-jump
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The Iron Masters of Penns by John Horsfall (£14.00)Publisher: The Roundwood Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900093293]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, numerals to the spine, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Websters of Penns began their enterprise in the time of Marlborough and the business has proved as durable as the steel for which they were famous. Set in the background of the national history the story accelerates down the years — threaded with family problems, humour and drama often lie together, and in later years suspense is rarely absent. The tale is a true one without the cheap device of omitting the unpalatable and it depicts most of the range of human performance from inspiration and genius to utter imbecility. At the end one is left amazed that the firm still stands, but Webster and Horsfall, as it is now known, still remains — battered perhaps, but still on solid rock after two and a half centuries.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 331 pages. Tags: galvanising department killamarsh lancashire transport horseless stripping elizabeth annealing batteries daughter websters squire's carriage comments horsfall coldwell atlantic electric letters herbert wedding setting machine drawers gillies webster boilers testing charles furnace section drawing granted telford captain charge facing golden mother patent joseph jigger arthur locked easter blocks aspect squire making wilkes
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C-Six: Ten Years as the Doctor of the QE2 by Dr. Nigel Roberts (£13.00)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0283996722]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Both dust wrappers a little rubbed at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium but reinforced with the official doctors stamp. Photo shows the English edition dust wrapper — a spare Japanese language dust wrapper is now over that. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The QE2 is the most acclaimed ship in the world today, and befitting the liner’s great reputation, the ship’s medical department is acknowledged as the finest in the passenger shipping industry. C-Six is the address of the world’s most prestigious sea-going sick-bay.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 226 pages. Tags: seasickness emergencies passengers activities celebrity hilarious crossing atlantic dramaric dilemmas workings stories officer medical roberts chronic facing memoir cunard cruise crisis doctor arises social ships chief liner board drunk nigel great crew sea qe2 the and
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Forgotten Voices of the Second World War by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091897343]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Lans slightly.Description: A new history of world war two in the words of the men and women who were there. Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the author’s preface: “Forgotten Voices of the Second World War is a sequel to Forgotten Voices of the Great War and has been created from the remarkable collection of taped interviews held by the Sound Archive of the Imperial War Museum. It is an archive of extraordinary depth, containing thousands of recordings of men and women who have served or witnessed the wars and campaigns from the First World War to the present.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 486 pages. Tags: phoney war river plate blitzkrieg fall france dunkirk taranto westem desert battle the atlantic alamein bombing raids germany d-day arnhem bombs kohima imphal second chindit ardennes far east sangshak veterans soldiers troops
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Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders by Christine Noble (£12.50)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 1996Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0276422597]Condition: Very Good. Slight marking to the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover; “Traces the technological innovations that are now accelerating at such a pace that the sum of human knowledge is doubling every decade. More inventions have been devised and put to use since 1900 than in the rest of human history put together. A child born in 1900 entered a world where no one had yet flown in an aeroplane, used a vacuum cleaner or seen a television programme. Even a child born nearly half a century later, in the aftermath of World War II, was coming into a world where computers were known only to a handful of research scientists, the transistor had yet to be invented, and the vast majority of the people who crossed the Atlantic each year still did so by ship, not plane. ‘Inventions That Changed the World’ explains what these key inventions were, illustrates how they worked, and describes how they have transformed our daily lives.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 160 pages. Tags: epoch-making events technological innovations sum human knowledge george eastmans kodak frank hornby disposable razor blade vacuum lightweight tractor electrocardiograph powered flight offset printing artificial silk courtaulds radio broadcast reginald fessenden triode valve facsimile transmission helicopter comu brandenberger cellophane elmer sperry tungsten filament coolidge stainless steel automatic pilot flying karl fritsch
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Marine Biology Research (formerly Sarsia and Ophelia) Vol. 4- No. 4- 2008 by Edited by Tom Fenchel & Franz Uiblein (£12.50)Publisher: Abingdon: Taylor & Francis — 2008Binding: Paperback Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". 0 pages. Tags: marine biology periodicals north atlantic ocean ecology
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Oceans by Paul Rose & Anne Laking (£12.50)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781846075056]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rubbing and nick to the foot of the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The oceans are the single most important feature of our planet. They shape our climate, our culture and our future. But despite this, their depths have remained a mysterious and unchartered expanse on our maps.

This book, which accompanies a major BBC television series, draws on the most exciting stories from the fields of sub-aquatic archaeology, geology, marine biology and anthropology to reveal an astonishing landscape of forgotten shipwrecks, submerged volcanoes and hidden caves.

For Oceans, explorer Paul Rose and his team of expert divers filmed fluorescence in Red Sea corals for the very first time and explored the undisturbed waters of the ‘Black Hole’ off the Bahamas. They witnessed rarely seen behaviour in sperm whales in the Sea of Cortez and discovered a potentially unknown species below the Arctic pack ice. Undertaking thrilling and often dangerous dives, Paul and his team show why the oceans are so important to human existence, and the possible consequences of climate change on their delicate balance.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 150 colour photographs, Oceans unravels the mysteries of the deep and provides illuminating insights into this vast undersea domain.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Philippe Cousteau. Size: 11" x 8¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: laking 184607505x oceanography ocean marine sea cortez atlantic biology ecology arctic natural history seas nature ecosystems habitats oceans science earth sciences indian mediterranean
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Politics UK by Bill Jones; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; (£12.50)Publisher: Longman — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582423333]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps with a light crease to the top corner of the upper wrap. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 4th Edition. From the cover: “With additional material from Barrie Axford, Simon Bulmer, Peter Byrd, Colin Copus, Andrew Flynn, Robert Pyper and Jonathan Tonge. Completely revised, extended and thoroughly updated, the fourth edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook is the best yet. Politics UK 4/e covers all of the core elements of an introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics course — the constitution, social context, political ideology, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary as well as the major policy areas. The material is presented in a consistently clear and lively style, constantly challenging the student and raising thought-provoking issues.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 722 pages. Tags: abolition absenteeism abstention accounts acts administration advising agriculture alliance all-night areas assessment associations atlantic automation ballot basis behaviour blair boarding boroughs boundary brain britain bureaucracy butskelism by-elections cabinet cabinets calibre candidates chamber chancellor changing chiefs citizen civil coal coalition commission committee committees commons commonwealth communication compulsory concepts confederation conservative constituencies constitution
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South Atlantic Seaway: An Illustrated History of the Passenger Lines and Liners from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina by N. R. P. [Noel Reginald Pixell] Bonsor (£12.50)Publisher: St. Brelade: Brookside Publications — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0905824067]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXII] 525 pages. Tags: ocean liners south atlantic history registers passenger ships steamboat lines europe america navigation transport shipping brazil uruguay argentina costa line
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “The author, an acclaimed historian, pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. This book is a memorable and moving testament to the courage, spirit, skill and irrepressible humour of those who have served in the Navy in the first part of this century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: submarines surface fleet air arm royal marines women’s naval service navy anti-submarine helicopters long-range maritime patrol aircraft navies forces effective shipping protection war dockyard nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine polaris hms type frigates corvus broadband chaff rocket sea harriers 800 squadron king helicopter marine divers commando training offshore vessel fireman
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The life of Noël [Noel] Coward by Cole Lesley (£12.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224012886]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, tape repaired closed tears to the head of the spine and further short tears. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Adored by millions on both sides of the Atlantic for the distinctive elegance of his performance, for his contagious melodies and inimitable lyrics, be they rousing or melancholy, nostalgic or funny, for the sleek, sophisticated wit which banished rhetoric and fustian from the dialogue of the English stage, Noel Coward was, as Terence Rattigan succinctly put it, ‘simply a phenomenon and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history’. But what was Noel Coward really like? In this, the first and only biography to draw on all Noel Coward’s private papers, letters and journals, Cole Lesley gives a rich and unique first-hand portrait of the man whose household he shared for nearly forty years.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIV] 499 pages. Tags: 20th actors and archives associates authors biographies biography britain century composers coward dramatists england english entertainers friends great noel noe¨l no¨el singers sir studies theatre
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Clear For Action by Capt. Kenneth Langmaid (£11.50)Publisher: Jarrolds — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, front flap creased and wrinkled. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Slight soiling to the first and last blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Royal Navy in Defence and in Attack. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Britain has been attacked or threatened with attack from seaward with greater ferocity and persistence than any other country in the world; persistence than any other country in the world; sequence of foreign invasions of this country from the earliest days and to indicate how the establishment and growth of British naval strength gradually controlled and then eliminated sea attack. The second part of the book shows how it was possible, owing to the same maritime superiority, to embark upon crushing strikes of overseas counter-invasions leading, in 1944, to the piercing of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall and to the liberation of Occupied Europe.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: invasions england north africa operation torch operation husky operation baytown operation avalanche overlord neptune operation dragoon english fire-ships great armada four days battle medway battle hogue trafalgar gallipoli narvik bay wrecked shipping dunkirk british destroyers landing craft h.m.s. warspite british history norman conquest napoleonic era sea-power battleships battle-cruisers sea-going armament royal navy
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Daisy, Daisy by Christian Miller (£11.50)Publisher: Isis Large Print — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780753199510]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Note: Large Print Edition. From the cover: “Cycling from the Atlantic Coast of America to the Pacific would surely challenge the most indomitable spirit. But the formidable English grandmother, Christian Miller, did just that. This is the marvellously entertaining story of her meeting with the USA and its people.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 238 pages. Tags: kentucky missouri kansas colorado wyoming utah idaho oregon idaho christian miller cycling america
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Double Eagle by Charles McCarry (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491028717]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: First British Edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Double Eagle is the riveting true account of the first balloon flight across the Atlantic Ocean by three men — without a doubt one of the most extraordinary human adventures of all time.

In 1978, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson

and Larry Newman, three businessmen from Albuquerque, embarked on one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous physical challenges. Sixteen previous attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon had failed disastrously, with five lives lost. No one who had ever attempted the flight wanted to try again.

Anderson and Abruzzo made their first attempt in Double Eagle, named after Charles Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle, in 1977. This voyage ended in bitter failure when they were hit by storms and blown off course; with Abruzzo suffering from exposure, they had to ditch the balloon off the coast of Iceland. Undaunted and even more determined to be the first across the Atlantic, they tried again in 1978 with Newman. This time they successfully rode a high pressure ridge from Maine to France.

Charles McCarry and the balloonists chronicle both flights, describing the tensions and comradeship they shared in their tiny gondola as they drifted thousands effect above the surface of the earth. As the ground crew constantly advised them about weather conditions, the men fought off frostbite in arctic temperatures. At one stage the balloon became coated with so much ice that the weight began to force them down. It was only the warmth of the afternoon sun that melted the ice and saved them from plunging into the sea to certain death.

Despite the problems of cold and storms, the enormous silver and black balloon eventually sailed over a barley field in France. Suspended beneath it were three exhausted Americans who had faced a challenge on the same scale as the conquest of Everest and had won. They had achieved the impossible and became heroes overnight.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Marge Anderson. Foreword or introduction by Chris Bonington. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 278 pages. Tags: double eagle balloon ascensions transatlantic flights across north atlantic ocean aircraft hot air balloons
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Europe Incorporated: The New Challenge by Gianni Montezemolo (£11.50)Publisher: Chichester, New York, Weinheim, Brisbane, Singapore & Toronto: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0471623881]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a light stain to the reverse at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Charts; Graphs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “With the breakdown of the East-West divide, the faltering of the Asian Economies and the rapid economic integration of the European Union, Europe is once more a force to be reckoned with. For the first time in more than three decades, multinationals — and in particular American multinationals -will be looking towards Europe.

Globalization has been at the forefront of most CEOs’ agendas in recent times but Gianni Montezemolo contends that they should now look first in Europe for business opportunities and threats in the short-term, rather than in the volatile economies of South America, Asia and the Middle East.

Moving away from traditional structures the author outlines a new organizational design, which divides Europe into four distinct clusters — the Northern Bees, the Atlantic Storks, the Southern Gazelles and the Eastern Bears. Using this framework, senior management will be able to develop a clear vision of how to change, expand and integrate into the new Europe.

Drawing on interviews with CEOs of major companies currently operating in Europe, including Benetton, Danone, Gillette, Heinz, Kodak, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee and Sony, as well as his own considerable practical experience, Gianni Montezemolo provides clear and concise guidelines for all managers wishing to take advantage of the new and expanding Europe. For companies ready to adapt rapidly, the opportunities are endless.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [X] 188 pages. Tags: corporations europe industrial management macroeconomics industry international economics business banks banking exports imports
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John Worsley's War: An Official War Artist in World War II by John Worsley; Ken Giggal; (£11.50)Publisher: Airlife — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853102571]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Faint creases to the top of the upper panel near the spine. Book shop sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “John Worsley was one of the very few active service artists of the Second World War, and in this book he recalls his experiences both in active sea warfare and later as a prisoner of war.

At the outbreak of war the twenty-year-old John Worsley joined up as a Midshipman and during off duty moments sketched his fellow sailors and incidental scenes of life at sea. Having survived the sinking of his first ship, HMS Laurentic, destroyer service on Atlantic convoys and, during 1942, troop convoys from the Red Sea to Australia in the cruiser HMS Devonshire, in 1943 he was made an Official Naval War Artist on the Commander-in-Chiefs staff, Malta. After covering the first Italian landing in the Straits of Messina at Reggio and later the landing at Salerno, he moved on to cover some of the nefarious activities opening up the Naval front in the Adriatic and there was captured by the Germans.

As a prisoner he continued depicting the PoW life around him and helped to produce forged identity papers and, most ingenious of all, he created ‘Albert’, the successful dummy Naval Officer escape device used both for the initial escape of one prisoner, and also as his stand-in on three roll calls a day for four days after. The celebrated film Albert RN is based on this episode.

John Worsley’s War captures the sense of immediacy and intimacy that comes from an on-the-spot artist depicting his own world.”
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Prefaces To Peace by VARIOUS (£11.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster / Doubleday, Doran & Company / Reynal & Hitchcock / Columbia University Press — 1943Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks, chips and tears with slight loss. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A symposium consisting of the following: One World by Wendell L Willkie (complete) The Problems of Lasting Peace by Herbert Hoover and Hugh Gibson (complete) The Price of Free World Victory by Henry A Wallace (excerpt) Blue-print for Peace by Sumner Welles (excerpt).Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 437 pages. Tags: alamein middle east turkey republic yakutsk opening china’s west free china fights chinese inflation what are fighting for war liberation imperialisms peace and war former great crises the modern world seven dynamic forces first world war armistice peacemaking 1918-19 versailles peace organization negotiating lasting peace trade agreements the national debt new isolationism price free world victory pressure groups slide europe toward another war atlantic charter roosevelt world transformed rapid communication economic interdependence sumner welles better world-order
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Safety and Survival at Sea by E. C. B. Lee; Kenneth Lee; (£11.50)Publisher: Greenhill Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853670340]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: New Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the preface: “From time immemorial men have struggled against the elements in attempting to cross great waters, some have succumbed to the peril of the sea and others have survived. A study of survivors’ reports, many of which are given in this book, has led to improvements in lifesaving equipment and techniques. The lessons learnt from disasters at sea have led to the improved design and operation of ships. Nevertheless, disasters still occur and are frequently due, in part or in whole, to human fallibility. This book is written with the object of eliminating human error, or minimising its effects.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 343 pages. Tags: shipman-overboard communications installations international psychological organization submersibles dehydration precautions hypothermia emergencies submarines hovercraft casualties helicopter abandoning reporting creatures lifeboats treatment following collision lifebuoys equipment explosion analysers aerospace stranding shipwreck position recovery physical anti-gas aircraft survival advisory drinking atlantic drowning services offshore shipping stations exposure capsized distress clothing against diver's landing hazards
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Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived by Andrew Wilson (£11.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1847377300]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. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “In the early hours of 15 April 1912, the Atlantic Ocean was alive with the sound of screaming as 1,500 men, women and children of the once majestic liner Titanic were struggling to stay alive in the icy waters.

Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. The echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors, and Shadow of the Titanic tells their extraordinary story.

Although we think we know the story of the Titanic — the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America — little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town?

Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, this book will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story, seen through the eyes of those who survived.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 391 pages. Tags: titanic steamship biography shipwreck victims north atlantic ocean survival shipwrecks maritime history ships boats interest 1900 1914 military naval transportation shipbuilding waterways gen andrew wilson 1847377300 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen (£11.50)Publisher: Bantam Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593053737]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: From the cover: “Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She’s just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner into the icy Atlantic Ocean by Chaz, her scumbag of a husband — and survived to tell the tale.

She knows that Chaz is not the brightest marine scientist in the world — hell, he can’t even work out which way the Gulf Stream runs. And if there’s one place he hates it’s the Florida Everglades, an area he’s supposed to be working to protect. But he’s on to something; and it’s something so big and so lucrative it’s worth killing for.

Joey turns to the man who’s pulled her from the sea: former cop, current loner, Mick Stranahan. And with a little help from her friends, Mick’s dog, and a few of Chaz’s enemies, they hit on a scheme that should drive Chaz mad, while allowing her to get even.

As Joey haunts and taunts her homicidal husband; as Chaz’s cold-blooded cohorts in crime grow uneasy with his increasingly erratic behaviour; as Mick discovers that six failed marriages have not killed his ability to fall in love all over again, Carl Hiaasen takes us on a hilarious, romantic, page-turning journey through the mayhem created by the human heart.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 355 pages. Tags: revenge fiction marine scientists attempted murder everglades fla florida suspense carl hiaasen 0593053737 first editions firsts printings 1st
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South by Sir Ernest Shackleton (£11.50)Publisher: Birlinn — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1841581186]Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners inscription to ½-title page.Description: This was a journey that began in August 1914 with high hopes of a first in exploration and ended two years later in a desperate struggle for survival, after the expedition’s ship, the Endurance, was first trapped in sea-ice, then crushed. Shackleton, with a handful of this party, braved the fury of the South Atlantic as they made their desperate 800-milejourney from Elephant Island to South Georgia aboard the James Caird. This small boat –just over 20 ft long – was pitted against the fury of the southern ocean. The survival of the entire expedition was hinged on this last gamble… Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 277 pages. Tags: Weddell Sea South Georgia Mcmurdo Sound Patience Camp Endurance Aurora’s Drift Ross Sea Party Elephant Island arctic south pole
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That Others May Live by Jack Brehm; Pete Nelson; (£11.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780091874674]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Bruised at head and tail. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “Little-known, multi-skilled and astonishingly brave, the PJs’ (pararescue jumper) primary mission is the rescue of pilots shot down behind enemy lines. These are the unsung heroes who swim through monster-sized waves or who dangle precariously over raging seas. It was Jack Brehm who coordinated the rescue efforts that were chronicled in the bestselling book “The Perfect Storm”. PJs train to recover victims in any kind of desperate situation, anywhere in the world. They train on high mountain ranges in temperatures below freezing, in scuba gear deep beneath the ocean, and in the hottest driest deserts. They are highly skilled paramedics yet they also have to know how to operate a machine gun from a helicopter door. The book not only tells the story of Jack’s life but also shares the stories of fellow PJs, living and dead, who made careers of saving apparently doomed lives, at huge risk to themselves.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: wolff-parkinson-white refuellingaerospace adrenocortical cricothyrotomy reconnaissance thoracentesis pneumothorax thorascotomy hypovolemic bergschrund phosphegene hypothermic compensator accelerated transmitter parachuting helicopter indicating hyperbaric penetrator hypebgolic debriefing controlled pararescue assistance operations jumpmaster technician anhydrase preserver hypobaric medically evacuated operating reference collapsed parachute disasters inhibitor emergency pulmonary satellite position engineer diuresis clothing locating syndrome carbonic altitude decadron
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Trafalgar Square — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. Through extensive research he has sought out and interviewed over thirty survivors of the First World War Royal Navy — Jutland, Gallipoli, Zeebrugge, Q ships, K boats and flying in the RNAS are recalled in their own words. There are vivid accounts from ten men who fought at Jutland, where over 6000 were killed and from two privates of the Royal Naval Division who tell of the horrors of trench fighting at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. All recall the rigours of training and discipline during the early days of this century, including the oldest survivor of the Royal Navy at 103 years old.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: hms admiralty send minelaying amphion mined gloucester birmingham sinks first enemy submarine british expeditionary force heligoland warship pathfinder armed merchant cruisers carmania trafalgar south atlantic pegasus sunk ships aboukir hogue cressy u-9 royal naval division undaunted destroyers hermes coronel good hope monmouth spee’s squadron admiral craddock dardanelles sms emden destroyed
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The Grub Street Dictionary of International Aircraft Nicknames, Variants and Colloquial Terms by John Horton (£11.50)Publisher: Grub Street — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948817755]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “John Horton has compiled a comprehensive A-Z of aircraft names which is as rich and fascinating as the history of aviation itself. His book, the first of its kind on the market, explores evocative names such as the Seven Day Bus, the Supermarine PB9 built in a week and the Aardvark, which refers to the General Dynamics F-III and its modus operandi, rather than its appearance as a great long nose grubbing the dirt. The subculture of informal and colloquial names has remained as vigorous and inventive throughout the century and Horton covers models from World War 1 to Vietnam. Such names not only tend to be humorous and anecdotal in nature, but also reveal the more interesting characteristics of the aircraft concerned.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: allied reporting names ww2 japanese aircraft nato ascc formal british military naming systems series phonetic alphabets nicknames navy carriers airborne early warning air force base transport auxiliary corporation aerospace european airways overseas south american cie des messageries aeriennes counter-insurgency chief test pilot electronic intelligence empresa nacional aeronautica chile
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The Perfect Storm: A 1 Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger (£11.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “October 1991. The ‘perfect storm’ was that rare event, a once-in-a-century gale of such immense power and ferocity that it was perfect — that is, it could not have been any worse. Hundred-foot waves and winds of 120 miles an hour transformed the ocean into a lethal maelstrom, the kind of nightmare sailors only witness once in a lifetime. Aboard the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail, skipper Billy Tyne and his crew find themselves heading unwittingly towards its frenzied centre.”Notes: Jacket designed by Tracey Winwood. 226 pages. Tags: andrea gail ship northeast storms new england hurricanes north atlantic ocean hurricane grace halloween nor easter shipwreck survival sea after airplane accidents shipwrecks search and rescue operations tropical storm
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The Sea Birds of Britain and Ireland by Stanley Cramp; W. R. P. Bourne; David Saunders; (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0002196549]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little marked in places although bright overall. Top edges of text block tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Top corner of the rear endpaper stained.Description: From the flap: “This book arises from ‘Operation Seafarer’ of 1969-70, in which professional and amateur ornithologists throughout the British Isles combined to map and count all our seabird colonies. The book surveys the biology and life history of seabirds, their present numbers and changing fortunes. Each species is illustrated by Robert Gillmor — both in line drawings and in colour plates — which show the principal distinctions of plumage. Distribution maps printed in two colours on pages 193-224 have been drawn for the book by Crispin Fisher. They show in detail the location and size of all breeding colonies of each species.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". 288 pages. Tags: abbott's adamastor adamsri adeliae adelie aethereus aethia aethini african africanus aibifrons albatross albicollis albiventer alcatorda alcini aleuticus amazon american ancient andrewsi anous antarct antarctic antarctica antiquus aptenodytes aquila arctic arctica argentatus aristote ascension atbatfus aterrina atlantic atticeps audouinli audouin's audubon's auklet aurantia auritus australian balaenarum bassana belcheri bermuda bernsteini billed birulai
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Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell (£11.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slight ruffling to top edges of DJ.Description: Dublin, Ireland and Richmond, Virginia: separated by thousands of miles - linked by murder. For Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia and Consulting Forensic Pathologist for the FBI, a lecture stint in Ireland provides the perfect opportunity to find out if the murders on both sides of the Atlantic are indeed connected. Five dismembered, beheaded bodies were found in Ireland years ago - now four have been discovered in Virginia. Then strange messages start appearing on her computer… 338pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Jacket Designed by Adrian Mott.
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Warpaths: Travels Of A Military Historian In North America by John Keegan (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340586559]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges with a ½" closed tear to the foot of the spine. Small puncture to the join of the upper board. Text bright and tight but a slight waviness, probably created by the heavier art paper for the illustrations, to the block.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Award-winning historian John Keegan has visited battlefields throughout the world, but finds himself constantly returning to North America. The continent has come to exert a deep fascination upon him — its mixture of peoples, its history, its politics, its civilisation and its varied geography and military history have come to explain each other in North America as they do nowhere else in the world. From the arrival of the Europeans m the sixteenth century to the final defeat of the native Americans in the nineteenth, climate and competition for the resources of nature explain why men fortified where they did, campaigned as they did and were battlefields where the control drawn to the battlefields where the control of the continent was decided.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 370 pages. Tags: abraham atlantic battle bougainville buffalo bull champlain cheyenne civil colonies confederacy conflicts cornwallis crow custer custer’s defeat fortifying forts harrison’s horn hudson hunkpapa indians iroquois jackson landing lawrence lee malvern mcclellan montcalm quebec richmond samuel scouts sioux sitting states stonewall ticonderoga union united versus virginia washington williamsburg wolfe yorktown
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Who Sank the Titanic?: The Final Verdict by Robert J. Strange (£11.50)Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1848844700]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 and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 214 pages. Tags: strange 1848844700 titanic steamship greatest loss life disasters maritime history ship planning construction gross negligence greed shipwrecks north atlantic ocean 20th century
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Angela Rippon's West Country by Angela Rippon (£10.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good + in Very Good + DJ (Price clipped)Description: Accompanied by the stunning photgraphs of Derry Brabbs, now praised on both sides of the Atlantic for his work, this is a beautiful book that everyone will treasure. 223pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")Tags: west country cornwall devon somerset dorset lyme regis south coast exmoor moors valleys churches houses penwith peninsula penzance falmouth mid-cornwall east plymouth dartmouth exeter borders the devonshire countryside around moretonhampstead ives harbour la's church godrevy lighthouse mawes castle bedruthan steps truro cathedral mary's portloe austell bay little gribbin bodmin
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