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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
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Ma Soeur Henriette by Ernest Renan (£268.00)Publisher: Calmann Levy — 1895Binding: Hardback (½ Leather) Condition: Good. Leather heavily rubbed at the joins, boards rubbed similarly at the corners. Pages lightly age-tanned with some damage to the, now tanned, fly-leaves. Tight, but fragile.Description: An un-numbered copy of 125 ‘exemplaires numérolés’ on Japanese ‘imperial’ paper. Uncommon as such. Many black and white plates. My French is not good, but appears to be a biography of the author's sister.Notes: Illustrated by Henry Sheffer & Ary Renan. Size: 8" x 5¾". 96 pages. Tags: notre-dame-du-tromeur saint-michel cinq-plaies monasteres saint-tual treguier authors bretons france french grands tugdua saint cote tual nord des
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Galatea by Philip Pullman (£88.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575024984]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little tanned, with a ½" closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. First few pages slightly dog-eared at the top corners.Description: The authors 2nd novel. From the cover: “‘Everything what it seems’ is the quotation that stands at the head of this novel; and Galatea both seems and is the story of a man who loves his wife, and who goes to look for her when she disappears. What Martin Browning cannot know, however, is that his search for the elusive Catherine will lead him first to Valencia and ultimately into the wilds of South America; that it will take him into the company of rich people and poor, zombies, businessmen, cyclists, dogs, electric whores, an astrologer doubling as a werewolf and a deranged midget who is also a magistrate, as well as unreal people of various kinds; or that at its end, in the remote snow-filled Anderson Valley, he will learn from the clean-smelling angelic messenger perhaps sent to him by his wife that it is no bad thing to be unreal.”Notes: Jacket designed by Linda Garland. Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: galatea man who loves his wife disappears valencia south america rich people zombies businessmen cyclists dogs electric whores astrologer werewolf deranged midget magistrate anderson valley angelic messenger
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The Practice Of The Presence Of God: Being Conversations and Letters of Nicholas Herman of Lorraine (Translated from the French) With an Introduction by Mrs. Pearsall Smith Fourth Edition by Brother Lawrence [Nicholas Herman] (£87.00)Publisher: James Nisbet & Co. — 1902Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with some fading and tanning. Hinges weak at the front blank. Tanning to the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with occasional pencil notes throughout.Description: Illustrated frontispiece. From the preface: “THIS book consists of notes of several conversations had with, and letters written by, Nicholas Herman, of Lorraine, a lowly and unlearned man, who, after having been a footman and soldier, was admitted a Lay brother among the barefooted Carmelites at Paris in 1666, and was afterward known as ‘Brother Lawrence’.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Upper Board. [IV] 44 [3] pages. Tags: 17th-century authors carmelites catholic christian christianity contains delight devotions dieu god's kitchen lawrence letters meditations monastery monk overwhelming pratique prayerbooks prayer-books presence pre´sence principles religion spiritual translation ways
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement by J. C. Kaimal & J. J. Finnigan (£67.00)Publisher: New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0195062396]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Boundary Layer Meteorology is the study of the physical processes that take place in the layer of air that is most influenced by the earth’s underlying surface. This text gives an uncomplicated view of the structure of the boundary layer, the instruments available for measuring its mean and turbulent properties, how best to make the measurements, and ways to process and analyse the data.

The main applications of the book are in atmospheric modelling, wind engineering, air pollution, and agricultural meteorology. The authors have pioneered research on atmospheric turbulence and flow, and are noted for their contributions to the study of the boundary layer. This important work will interest atmospheric scientists, meteorologists, and students and faculty in these fields.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XIII] 289 pages. Tags: boundary layer meteorology atmosphere flow terrain spectra cospectra plant canopies hills observing acquisition processing data measurement atmospheric physics science earth sciences climatology nature weather geophysics 9780195062397
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Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letters Adapted by Jerome Kilty from the Correspondence of Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell by Jerome Kilty (£66.00)Publisher: London: Max Reinhardt — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slightly heavier tanning to the spine and a little staining to the lower panel. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned. Last blank removed. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Charles Mozley. Size: 7½" x 4¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 100 pages. Tags: kilty shaw bernard correspondence english drama irish authors 20th century
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The Grass Roof by Younghill Kang (£62.00)Publisher: New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons — 1931Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages deeply tanned by age. Small sticker remnant to the front pastedown. Rear hinge starting. Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Orange boards with Black on White Title Plate titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VII] 367 pages. Tags: kang younghill 1903-1972 mi-ru?k 1899-1950 childhood youth authors korean 20th century koreans travel japan fiction young men korea german history
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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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St Petersburg by Steve Kokker; Nick Selby; (£53.50)Publisher: Lonely Planet — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1864503254]Condition: Very Good.Description: 3rd edition. [First Edition: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. Lonely Planet City Guides are written by experienced authors with an intimate knowledge of the city. They are smart, streetwise guides with a strong, contemporary design and focus. They feature detailed insights into history, culture and city life, with opinionated reviews.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Lonely Planet Guides series. 208 pages. Tags: nizhnezvirsky 9781864503258 petrodvorets petersburg vasilevsky kronshtadt guidebooks petrograd theatre’s mariinksy lomonosov fortress kirovsky imperial pavlovsk prospekt islands pushkin holiday staraya sablino reserve russian nevsky vyborg smolny region luxury ladoga museum travel nature island ballet russia guides peter saint north piter onega caves lakes paul the
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Chance Acquaintances and Julie de Carneilham by Colette (£53.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1957Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The two short novels contained in this volume vary widely in mood and treatment, Julie de Carmilhan is a straightforward novel of pre-war Paris, alternating between the studio of the proud but impecunious Julie and the house of her ex-husband, the Comte d’Espivant, who has recently married a wealthy widow. Julie is of ancient Breton lineage, an aristocrat as much at home in a riding boot as in a dancing slipper. But she is still attracted to the Comte, who makes use of her affection to improve his financial position. But the family traditions of independence and horsemanship free her from Parisian intrigue when she returns with her brother to her father’s Breton estate. Chance Acquaintances is a story told in the first person. Colette goes, accompanied by her cat, to a health resort. Here she becomes involved with a married couple. Though first drawn towards the husband, it is the invalid wife who finally wins her affection. This does not prevent Colette, while on one of her business trips to Paris, from performing an errand of intrigue for the husband.”Notes: Jacket designed by Dennis Bailey. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 186 pages. Tags: fiction french female authors writers france literature
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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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Japanese Aircraft 1910-41 by Robert C. Mikesh & Shorzoe Abe (£51.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851778402]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a few small indentations toward the top of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 will almost certainly come to be regarded as one of the truly outstanding works of aviation history. In the preface the authors state ‘For the vast number of Japanese aeroplane types that were built during the period covered by this book, it is disappointing that more has not been written in English about them’.

As a result of massive research the authors have now corrected this shortcoming. The names Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Nakajima and a few others are well known but this work includes descriptions of the products of large numbers of companies and organisations that are known only to a few people outside of Japan.

The aeroplanes covered here range from the single type produced by the Awazu Flight Research Studio, include as would be expected the proliferation of Aichis, Kawanishis, Kawasakis, Mitsubishis and Nakajimas, and ends in alphabetical order with the products from the Naval Air Arsenal at Yokosuka.

Including early privately-built aeroplanes and those produced under licence, this work covers nearly 400 types. Appendices include aircraft of the Pacific war, a comparison of calendars, a bibliography and a glossary.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplanes military japan history aeronautics aircraft aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air japanese kawasaki mitsubishi nakajima aichis naval arsenal yokosuka
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The Works of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq in Four Volumes, Volume the First, The Second Edition, with a Compleat Index by Joseph Addison (£45.00)Publisher: Jacob Tonson — 1730Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. Leather is worn and rubbed with the hinges to both boards now very weak. Pages lightly age-tanned with spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 10" x 8". [XXI] 535 pages. Tags: addison thomas tickell english authors 17th century poetry plays
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Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology by Michael Stratton & Barrie Trinder (£44.00)Publisher: London: E & FN Spon — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0419246800]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This book offers a new view of twentieth century Britain. At one level it is a guidebook to the artefacts, the buildings and the landscapes that have shaped our civilisation of the past hundred years. In the tradition of landscape history established by W. G. Hoskins and Maurice Beresford, the authors offer journeys along by-passes, amongst the mounds where ordinance factories once stood, through industrial estates and garden suburbs, and to chemical manufacturing complexes where the public rarely venture. This book identifies the places which have shaped modern industrial Britain, the twentieth century equivalents of Cromford, Ironbridge, Blaenavon and New Lanark, and shows how the observation of subtle features in the landscape can illuminate the recent history of almost any town or stretch of countryside. Landscapes are re-populated and re-animated through the skilful use of reminiscences and observations, and by drawing on process recording by professional archaeologists, and throughout the book there is an awareness of the links between places where goods were produced and the museums where they are now displayed.

The book also shows how the archaeological record raises questions about some of the major issues of twentieth century British history, the production of munitions in two world wars, the booms in house building of the inter-war period and of the years between 1953 and 1973, the nature of coal-mining communities, and the take-up of scientific and technological innovations.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". [XI] 236 pages. Tags: trinder 0419246800 industrial archaeology britain architecture history 20th century buildings british irish 1900 united kingdom social science public commercial technology engineering
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The Brontes by E. M. Delafield (£43.00)Publisher: Hogarth Press — 1935Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Leans slightly. Bookplate to the pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Their Lives Recorded by their Contemporaries. Published By Leonard And Virginia Woolf At The Hogarth Press. Illustrated frontispiece.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 274 pages. Tags: bronte sisters haworth sidgwicks robinsons branwell wuthering heights charlotte bronte clement shorter ellen nussey nelly dean heathcliffe leyland francis grundy english writers female authors british literature
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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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Elements of the Theory of Computation by Harry R. Lewis & Christos H. Papadimitriou (£42.00)Publisher: Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0132624788]Condition: Near Fine. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 2nd printing, [First Published: 1981] Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Appropriate for senior and graduate level courses in Computer Science Theory, Automata, and Theory of Computation. This is the long awaited Second Edition of Lewis and Papadimitriou’s best-selling theory of computation text. In this substantially modified edition, the authors have enhanced the clarity of their presentation by making the material more accessible to a broader undergraduate audience with no special mathematical experience.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. 361 pages. Tags: machine theory languages computational complexity logic symbolic mathematical computation computers mathematics automata foundations probability statistics computer science discrete
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Handbook of Speech Pathology and Audiology by Lee Edward Travis (£42.00)Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0390885398]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several tears and slight loss. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Revised Edition. First Published In 1957 as “Handbook Of Speech Pathology”. From the cover: “The HANDBOOK OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY — for years the standard reference work in the diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders — is now in a new, revised, and expanded edition: HANDBOOK OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY.

What has been done to make this classic even better?

•25 new authors have been added

•Number of chapters has been increased from 33 to 50

•29 of the original chapters have been rewritten and updated

This massive, authoritative work deals with every possible dysfunction of verbal communication. Careful consideration is given to varying points of view in the field, and an excellent balance is maintained between research and practice, laboratory and clinic, and university and public school.

PART I encompasses concepts and factors common to all disorders of communication.

PART II considers both the person with a hearing loss and his hearing organs as they relate to anatomy, physiology, pathology, psychology, speech, diagnosis, and treatment.

PART III includes writings on the origin, nature, uses, troubles, and means of modification of the voice in the communication process.

PART IV gives the most comprehensive understanding of speech disorders under any one cover — sampling materials from medicine, dentistry, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and education.

PART V discusses language and its disorders.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Purple boards with White titling to the Spine. [IX] 1312 pages. Tags: acoustics adults and aphasia audiology childhood clefts concept consideration correlates cunical development disorders ear effects evolving for forms functional hearing incidence laboratory language loss mechanics modern neurophysiology articulation orofacial parameters process production psychology quality rehabilitation speech stuttering symptomatic techniques the therapy vocal voice
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Echo de Paris: A Study from Life by Laurence Housman (£41.00)Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape — 1923Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a chip to the foot of the upper panel, a little fraying to the head of the spine which is more heavily tanned. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Offset to the blanks. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Of this edition of Echo de Paris have been printed for sale 750 copies, numbered from 1 to 750, and 250 copies on handmade paper signed by the author, numbered from I to CCL - this being number CCXXXI.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Black Spine Strip to Marbled boards with Black on White Title Plate titling to the Spine. 60 pages. Tags: housman wilde oscar laurence narratives interviews authors irish 19th century friends associates
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Performance At the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing by Mark Jenkins, Ken Pasternak & Richard West (£38.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0521844002]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the authors [Ken Pasternak & Richard West) on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 225 pages. Tags: performance technology industrial management grand prix racing
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The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams (£38.00)Publisher: Allen Lane — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713910550]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Faint tape marks to the endpapers. A nice copy.Description: The authors third novel. Set in the Lake District, it recounts rhe adventures of two dogs who escape from an establishment where experiments are carried out on animals for so-called scientific reasons. Both dogs have suffered hornbly. Published in association with Rex Collings.Notes: Jacket designed by Martin White. Illustrated by A. Wainwright. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 461 pages.
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Real Options: A Practitioner's Guide by Tom Copeland & Vladimir Antikarov (£34.00)Publisher: Texere — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1587990288]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Description: From the cover: “Determining the feasibility and the priority of potential investments is critical in business decision making. A new method for estimating the value of investments — real options — is gaining ground over the traditional approach of calculating net present value (NPV). Tom Copeland and Vladimir Antikarov argue that in ten years real options will replace NPV as the central paradigm for investment decisions.

This book offers the first practitioner’s guide for understanding and implementing real options in everyday decision making. The authors bring years of experience with dozens of corporations in implementing real options.

Copeland and Antikarov show how NPV is flawed and tends to undervalue investment opportunities. NPV is a static calculation that fails to consider the many options that management has over the lifetime of an investment project. Such options include expanding or extending the project if results are better than expected or scaling down or abandoning the project if it turns out to be worse than expected.

There are chapters that deal with valuing various types of simple options, such as deferral, abandonment, expansion, and contraction of projects, and more advanced options such as compound and switching options. Chapter 2 shows how Airbus Industrie uses real options in its marketing efforts and discusses the difficulties encountered in implementing real options. Chapter 7 shows how to write an Excel spreadsheet to value simple options, combinations of them, and compound options. Chapters 9 and 10 discuss ways of modelling uncertainties.

The analysis is enriched with case histories and case solutions. The end-of-chapter questions and problems provide both experience and additional insights into the application of real options..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XII] 372 pages. Tags: and approach case change comparing compound consolidated decision estimating examples finance for four-step from getting going investment keeping many methods net numerical one options per period present process real securities separate simple started step switching the time trees uncertainties value valuing volatility
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Changing Behaviour: Teaching Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Primary and Secondary Classrooms by Sylvia Mcnamara; Gill Moreton; (£33.00)Publisher: David Fulton Publishers — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853463507]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Teaching Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Primary and Secondary Classrooms.Every school and every classroom needs to address the problem of children who behave badly. There is very little published material to help teachers deal with badly behaved children whilst delivering the National Curriculum. This book is full of strategies and photocopiable curriculum activities to help teachers change bad behaviour into good classroom behaviour. In a similar way the authors explore practical ways of helping children who display antisocial and bullying behaviour both outside the classroom and in the community followed by practical curriculum based activities. This book follows the successful format of the authors' first book Teaching Special Needs published at the end of 1993. 148pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: MCNAMARA, Sylvia; MORETON, Gill
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National Health Service Databook by John Fry (£33.00)Publisher: MTP — 1984Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0852007353]Condition: Very Good+. Presentation plate to ffep.Description: The National Health Service is in trouble and sinking. Resources are being restricted. Doctors, nurses, and administrators are endeavouring to make best use of what they have and plan for coming reductions. Action and planning are difficult because of lack of readily available, reliable and useful data. To provide data in a simple diagrammatic form, the authors have brought together a selection of material from official publications such as Social Trends and Health and Personal Social Services Statistics and from other published and personal information. It should be compulsory reading for all members of regional and district health committees, for local and national politicians, for lay and medical administrators and for doctors and nurses working with patients. 271pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: NHS social services national health service administration 0852007353
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Sexual Abuse and Consensual Sex by Gail Elizabeth Wyatt; Michael D. Newcomb; Monika H. Riederle (£33.00)Publisher: Sage — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 080394733X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Boards lightly mottled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Clear and comprehensive in its coverage, Sexual Abuse and Consensual Sex examines the relationship between sexual and psychological functioning as it affects patterns of sexual practice over the lifespan. Sensitive in their approach to sexual history taking, the authors include a strategy for sex research in multi-ethnic communities using linear structural equation models. Wyatt, Newcomb, and Riederie succeed in synthesizing the totality of women’s experiences with regard to psycho-sexual functioning. As a result, Sexual Abuse and Consensual Sex is an excellent resource for clinicians, researchers, advanced students, legal professionals, and policy makers.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 205 pages. Tags: women sexual behaviour adult child sexual abuse victims 306.7’082 psychological functioning sexual behaviour sexual socialization children and adolescents abusive sexual experiences childhood sexual abuse adulthood psychological well-being sex guilt sexual satisfaction control sexual desires women’s sexual and psychological functioning define sexual abuse
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The Stepdaughter by Caroline Blackwood (£33.00)Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071560967X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Caroline Blackwood’s first novel displays to full effect the ‘singular quality’ that marks all her writing. The central character is a New Yorker who has been deserted by her husband and spends her days in her luxurious apartment tormenting her sullen stepdaughter and writing imaginary letters in her head. A change comes when she confronts the girl, and the confrontation leads to an unexpected development. Caroline Blackwood’s eye for motives and relationships, and her gift for telling false from true, are at their most revealing in this powerful book.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 100 pages. Tags: fiction english 1945 texts irish authors 20th century stepchildren new york women 1900 1900- state caroline blackwood 071560967x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Wild Flowers by John Gilmour; Max Walters; (£33.00)Publisher: Readers Union — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the head, tail and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Previous owners inscription to ffep penned out.Description: With 45 colour photographs, 27 photographs in black and white and 3 line drawings. From the cover: “The modestly expressed intention of the authors of this book is L to introduce British wild flowers to those who, though keen and interested, may feel in need of help and guidance. We feel that this book succeeds in being far more than is suggested. Wild Flowers succeeds, in our view, in making a really important contribution to the understanding of British plants by the General naturalist, and by those working in other fields of natural history.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist series. 242 pages. Tags: field botany flora biology woodlands hedgerows moors heaths commons chalk downs limestone uplands mountains bogs fens marshes rivers lakes ponds sea coast fields roadsides arable land waste ground walls lesser celandine common violet wild pansy moss campion starry saxifrage field botanists wild strawberry bog bean pale butterwort pinguic sea lavender cowslip bindweed scentless mayweed welsh poppy marsh helleborine lesser broomrape the speedwell deserted house herbarium specimen british wild flowers hedgerow botanising britain
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Fork to Fork by Monty & Sarah Don (£32.50)Publisher: London: Conran Octopus — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850299927]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Recipes; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “A love of eating food must include an awareness of how that food is grown, and a love of growing food must include an active interest in how best to cook it. This is the philosophy running through every page of Fork to Fork.

More than just another gardening book, or variation of a cook book, Fork to Fork celebrates the vital link between growing, cooking and eating food. For Monty and Sarah Don, the process of preparing a meal begins with thinking about what seeds to buy. Food is grown and cooked in one continuous process and with one common aim — enjoyment.

This highly original book contains clear and detailed instruction on how to cultivate and cook a wide range of vegetables, herbs and fruits. Firmly rooted in the real experience of the authors and accompanied by photographs that record a year in their own kitchen and kitchen garden, it aims to inspire food lovers to integrate their gardens and kitchens wherever they live and whatever their taste in food, as well as promoting a timely and appealing style of living.”
Notes: Illustrated by Simon Wheeler (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 8½". Green boards with Yellow titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: don kitchen gardens cooking fruit vegetables cookery gardening english vegetable plants celebrity chef cookbooks herbs fruits cultivate cook 1850299927
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How I Want To Be Remembered by Barbara Cartland (£32.00)Publisher: Unstated — 1980Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled, slightly worn at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Typewritten book-proof with red card wraps bound (loosely) with red ribbon and typewritten title to front. Family history of Cartland produced herself and given to friends and familly. Uncommon item.Notes: Size: 10" x 8¼". 51 pages. Tags: cartland authors writers
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Infinity Plus Two by Edited by Keith Brooke & Nick Gevers (£32.00)Publisher: Harrogate: PS Publishing — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1902880587]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper lightly spotted on the verso. Description: Signed by fourteen authors and the two editors to printed pages. A limited printing of 300 copies of which this is number 132.Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Clute. Size: 8½" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 282 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy science anthologies 1902880587 9781902880587
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United States Army And Air Force Fighters 1916-1961 by K. S. Robertson, B. Hepworth, W. F. Carrick, J. D. Yeoman, F. Matt, P. R. Russell & D. A. Brown (£31.00)Publisher: Letchworth: Harleyford Publications Limited — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, with a little fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; A limited printing of which this is number 27. Signed by the authors and editor on a numbered plate to the pastedown — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Illustrated by W. F. Hepworth, based on original drawings by J. D. Carrick Frank Yeoman and Paul R. Matt. Foreword or introduction by Bruce Robertson. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Fawn boards with Red titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: united states army air forces force aeronautical engineering heraldry usa aircraft aeroplanes aviation fighter badges used equipment planes
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France Today by John Ardagh (£29.00)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780436017469]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. ½" closed tear to head of lower panel, slight further rubbing. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned.Description: France Today is a new and updated version of the authors earlier book, France in the 1980s, which was written in 1980-1. This new edition was researched and written in the autumn and winter of 1986-7. It takes account of the five years of Socialist rule, 1981-6, and of the first months of the new Right-of-centre Government under Jacques Chirac, with François Mitterrand remaining as President. It is a study of French society in transition since the war.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 647 pages. Tags: france Socialist Chirac Mitterrand
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John T. Dorland by William King Baker (£29.00)Publisher: Headley Brothers — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned with slight spotting. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Foreword or introduction by (pp XX) Anne W. Richardson. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue Bevelled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 233 pages. Tags: 1860-1896 authors biography british canada christian church devotional dorland english englishdorland friends friendsdorland history isles john missionaries missions poetry quakers society theology trompour
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John T. Dorland by William King Baker (£29.00)Publisher: Headley Brothers — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned with slight spotting. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Foreword or introduction by (pp XX) Anne W. Richardson. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue Bevelled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 233 pages. Tags: 1860-1896 authors biography british canada christian church devotional dorland english englishdorland friends friendsdorland history isles john missionaries missions poetry quakers society theology trompour
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The California Landscape Garden: Ecology, Culture, and Design by Mark Francis & Andreas Reimann (£29.00)Publisher: Berkley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520214501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in this testament to ecological gardening. The authors connect history, culture, region and design to help us understand how California and its human population have evolved historically and how individuals today can make a difference in the state’s future in the their own backyards. The authors’ goal is to bring the history of the Californian garden up to date with the ecological and cultural concerns of the late-20th century.”
Notes: Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 234 pages. Tags: natural landscaping california gardens gardening attract wildlife landscape art architecture garden design planning applied ecology descriptions history usa 0520214501
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The Enjoyment of Food: The Best of Jane Grigson by Jane Grigson (£29.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780718135621]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, rubbed at the tips and with a couple of small closed nicks to the top edge. Text bright and tight.Description: The author is one of the leading cookery writers of her generation, hugely respected by her fellow authors and admired by everyone who bought her books and read her column in the Observer Magazine. This collection of her best and most-loved recipes, with her introductions, anecdotes, quotations and poems, is a fitting tribute not only to her culinary and literary skills, but also to the warmth, wit and intelligence that shines through all her books.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 468 pages. Tags: grigson cookery food dining catering
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A Child in the House by Janet McNeill (£28.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans heavily. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “Maud made a great fuss of putting ready a bedroom for her niece. It was an upset in the routine of 12 Regent Crescent, but she maintained to herself that she had enjoyed it.

She bought herself a new hat to wear when she went to meet the child at the station. The hat was to be a symbol, something that marked the beginning of the change that must come to the house with Elisabeth’s arrival.

Henry, her husband, would see her in her new role of aunt, a being set in authority, a fount of comfort, for of course she would soon establish the right relationship with this unknown child.

It was a good thing, it must be a good thing, that she should have charge of Grace’s daughter for a while…”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: fiction irish writers authors novels holiday paris janet mcneill first editions firsts printings 1st
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Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide by Nigel Raby, Laurence Berman & Gerald de Lacey (£28.00)Publisher: W. B. Saunders Company — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0702019054]Condition: Near Fine. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Junior doctors in the Accident and Emergency Department will find this an invaluable pocket book to assist them when assessing radiographs. It provides a concise and systematic approach whereby most radiographic abnormalities are readily and easily detected.

This book concentrates on radiological abnormalities which are significant, but frequently overlooked by the inexperienced doctor, who may have to make a clinical decision without the help of a radiologist. The majority of chapters follow a similar template and describe:
  • normal and relevant radiological anatomy
  • a systematic scheme for viewing the radiographs
  • common diagnostic pitfalls and sources of error
The book is based on a course developed over the many years that the authors have been teaching radiology to non-radiologists. Whilst it has been written primarily for the Accident and Emergency junior doctor, it also offers the trainee radiologist and orthopaedic surgeon an excellent primer of accident and emergency radiology.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [VII] 254 pages. Tags: 0702019054 9780702019050 emergencies diagnostic imaging radiology medical emergency medicine service hospital fractures radiography handbooks accidents manuals wounds injuries diagnosis radioscopic treatment
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Cutlass and Cudgel by G. Manville Fenn (£28.00)Publisher: Griffith Farran Browne & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Heavy spotting to the pastedowns and blanks. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Circa 1900 — inscription dated 1906.Notes: Illustrated by J. Schonberg. Size: 7¾" x 5¾". Blue Decorated boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 374 pages. Tags: fiction english writers authors great britain novelists stories
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Learning and Teaching Social Theory by Edited by Jon Cope, Joyce E. Canaan & Dave Harris (£28.00)Publisher: C-SAP University of Birmingham, — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 190219134X]Condition: Very Good+. Description: Number 8 in the series. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The challenges of learning and teaching theory in the social sciences have been a subject of concern and debate since these subjects first emerged as a part of the higher education canon. However, in recent years, far reaching changes inside and outside the university have compounded such concerns in the minds of both students and teachers as higher education is re-organised within the logic of neo-liberalism. The authors in this volume discuss these contemporary contexts and reflect upon the difficulties and opportunities that arise in the classroom and beyond. This monograph enables authors from several nations — the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and South Africa — with a shared concern about the state of the university at present and the challenges that this offers for them and their students, to consider how engagement with social theory can help develop the kinds of critical evaluation skills that students will need in the world they enter after graduation. The book therefore represents essential reading for anyone considering how to encourage students and lecturers to consider the relevance of learning and teaching social theory for their appreciation of the world today..”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the C-SAP Monograph series. [XV] 212 pages. Tags: academy and anthropology birmingham britain canaan cope c-sap dave education great harris higher jon joyce methodology network politics research sciences social sociology study teaching the
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Letters from London and Europe by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (£28.00)Publisher: Alma Books — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846881110]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Francesco da Mosto. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 203 pages. Tags: lampedusa mosto tomasi 1846881110 nichols piccolo casimiro correspondence giuseppe travel europe lucio description literature authors italian 20th century
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More Tramps Aboard by Mark Twain (£28.00)Publisher: Tauchnitz — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Some fading on the cover and light spotting. Page edges dusty.Description: Dark green cloth with gold on red titling plate on spine. Vol 3252 of the Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors series. Note that this is Volume 1 of 2 volumes. 319pp Size: Foolscap Octavo
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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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Understanding Object-Oriented Programming Using Java: Updated Edition by Timothy A. Budd (£28.00)Publisher: Addison Wesley — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0201612739]Condition: Very Good+. Upper wrap slightly curled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This updated edition of Understanding Object-Oriented Programming with Java develops the object-oriented programming skills of experienced programmers by showing them how to use Java 2, the latest release of Sun's Java platform. Dr. Budd provides a complete understanding of the philosophy behind Java 2 and teaches readers why the Java language works the way it does, unlike many other authors who focus only on how Java works. The book begins by covering the language-independent concepts that are at the heart of the Java world and then moves on to introducing Java through several example programs. This is followed by an in-depth discussion of inheritance and polymorphism. The book concludes with material on important features of Java that are not object-oriented. 396pp. Tags: polymorphism Java Sun Object-Oriented 0201612739
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Baghdad Sketches by Freya Stark (£27.00)Publisher: John Murray — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, somewhat faded in places and generally visually challenged. Edges of text block dusty, lightly spotted and soiled. Text bright and clean although pp5-40 have minor damage, tear and/or hole, to leading edge.Description: Grey cloth with green titling to spine, impression of authors signature to upper board. Illustrated frontispiece with further black and white photographs, maps and line drawings. 158pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")
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Chefs-D'oeuvre de Th. Corneille by Thomas Corneille (£26.00)Publisher: Paris: Mme Veuve Dabo — 1822Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn and rubbed, more heavily at the spine ends and corners. Pages lightly age-tanned although tight. Description: Volume V only. Contains: Ariane, Tradeie en cinq actes, 1672; Le Compte D’Essex, 1678; Le Festin de Pierre, Comedie en cinq actes, 1677; Illustrated by way of: Marbled End Papers and Pastedowns; All edges gilt;Notes: Size: 5½" x 3¼". 284 pages. Tags: corneille plays french authors writers france 17th century literature
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The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World by Anon. (£26.00)Publisher: Footscray: Lonely Planet — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1741047315]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “A pictorial coffee-table book that illustrates 200 cities in the world as voted by Lonely Planet travellers, authors and staff. This book includes topics, which contain statistics such as population, the age of the city and its local name, urban myths, city origins and the things to see, do, eat and drink.”
Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 427 pages. Tags: cities towns voyages travels travel holiday guides
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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The Valley of a Thousand Deaths by Conrad H. Sayce [Jim Bushman] (£25.50)Publisher: Blackie & Son — UndatedBinding: Hardback [ISBN: B001AGOKQI]Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with rubbing to the same. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A novel set in the outback of Australia.Notes: Illustrated by W. E. Wightman. Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards. In the Blackie's Books For Boys series. 256 pages. Tags: bushman-trooper water-holes adolescents full-length molesworth king-smith historical corrupting literature children’s pre-school destroying curriculum bestseller oodnadatta adolescent australian charlotte bookshelf childrens carpenter imaginary education catherine cresswell australia katherine christian trooper’s camp-fire adventure youngster narrawing classics coolidge andersen children kathleen margaret mystical language pleasure juvenile enduring european humphrey instinct brothers pioneers american literary
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Andromeda: A Space Age Tale by Ivan Yefremov (£24.00)Publisher: Moscow: Progress Publishers — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the panels and more heavily to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1959] Illustrated by way of: Glossary;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Progress Soviet Authors Library series. 397 pages. Tags: progress soviet authors library fiction novels literature stories story novella short science fiction future mankind dawning era circle rise social order universe novel literature
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

 
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