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Drawings of the Flags in Use At the Present Time by Various Nations by Admiralty (£665.00)Publisher: London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre & Spottiswoode — 1916Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Sticker to the spine. Bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little shaken. Both hinges tape reinforced. Text complete, clean and tight in general. Some blanks have had the correct flags added by way of pasted on coloured and shaped flags.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [200]; Assumed first edition as this copy lacks the errata pages of later printings. Possibly rebound with titling of the later, 1930s, printing which this one preceded.Notes: Size: 11" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 36 [200] pages. Tags: admiralty britain dimensions flags used royal navy origin union flag white blue ensigns alphabetical list officers show king’s regulations instructions designs nations
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The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734 by Thomas Lediard (£429.00)Publisher: London: Printed for John Wilcox, at Virgil's Head, opposite the New Church, and Olive Payne, at Horace's Head, in Round Court, both in the Strand — 1735Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. Heavily rubbed at the edges of the boards, joins of the spine etc. Cords now showing at the join of the upper board. First blank creased. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. The book plate of Francis Pym to the pastedown. Description: The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734. Collected from the Most Approved Historians, English and Foreign, Authentick Records and Manuscripts, Scarce Tracts, Original Journals, &c. with Many Facts and Observations, Never Before Made Publick. Two volumes bound as one, 394pp & 539pp. Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Chronological Tables [1]; Also laid in is a note, in script, on laid GR watermarked notepaper entitled “A Voluntary Subscription". Undated, possibly 1785, which would be during George II and addressed to The Bal of Bosworth. Most likely a draft as seems too ephemeral to be anything of great import but a curious insert none the less.Notes: Size: 14¼" x 9". 933 pages. Tags: lediard britain history naval art science england
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Letters and Journals: Written by the Deceased Mr Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow Carefully Transcribed by Robert Aiken by Robert Baillie (£406.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gray, Edinburgh; and J. Buckland and G. Keith, London — 1775Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Raised bands and spine ends worn. Marbled boards now faded and rubbed heavily. Dunnichen Library plates to both pastedowns. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank and title page. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now, with scattered spotting and some toning to the leaves. Description: Complete in II volumes. Containing an impartial account of public transactions, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662; a period, perhaps, the most remarkable that is to be met with in the British history. With an account of the author's life, prefixed; and a glossary, annexed. Baillie, Robert (1602–1662), was a Church of Scotland minister and author, son of James Baillie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Helen Gibson, and born in Saltmarket Street, Glasgow, on 30 April 1602. He attended Glasgow grammar school and between 1617 and 1620 the University of Glasgow, graduating MA.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". [VIII] 456/462 pages. Tags: baillie robert 1599-1662 correspondence family scotland history 17th century sources britain civil war 1642-1649
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Flags National And Mercantile by James Griffin (£403.00)Publisher: Portsmouth: Griffin and Co. — 1895Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards amateurishly covered, now worn and somewhat soiled. Upper board help in place with tape, hinge showing at the title page and last few leaves. Scattered spotting and tanning, heavier in places, throughout although the majority of the plates are unaffected.Description: Flags National and Mercantile For The Use Of Officers of Royal Navy, Mercantile Marine; and Yacht Squadrons: Containing Flags Of The Royal Navy; National Ensigns For Men-Of-War; National Colours For Mercantile Marine; International Code; Fog Signals; Optional Signals; Signals Of Distress; Vessels' Lights As Seen By A Look-Out Man, And 957 House Flags And Funnels Of The Principal Ships Of The Mercantile Marine, And 120 National Flags And Signals. Third Edition With Supplementary Index-Greatly Enlarged, (175 Additional Flags).

Pages 5-35 Index

Pages 2-25 National Flags; Sound Signals for Fog &c.; Vessels’ Lights as Seen by a Look Out Man; Steam Vessels; Sailing Vessels; (Many uncoloured, blank, flag and funnel templates)Pages

Pages 1-4 Supplement

Pages 1-8 Index to supplement
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". [III] 35,25,4 [8] pages. Tags: griffin great britain royal navy signals signaling heraldry military science
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British Battles on Land and Sea: Section I Vols I-IX; Section II Vols I-IX by James Grant (£300.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. All eight volumes heavily faded at the spine, less so at the margins of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Volume I has a small, tape repaired, tear to the head of the title page. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Subscribers edition, not in BL previous published by Cassell Petter & Galpin, in 2 sections each of 4 volumes. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps; All Edges Gilt;

Book I: Section I. Volume I. 300pp; Book III: Section I. Volume II. 276pp; Book V: Section I. Volume III. 293pp; Book VII: Section I. Volume IV. 310pp

Book II: Section II. Volume I. 275pp; Book IV: Section II. Volume II. 299pp; Book VI: Section II. Volume III. 284pp. ; Book VII: Section II. Volume IV. 313pp;
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Bevelled Decorative Red boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: grant battles britain naval history military victorian period 1837-1901
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The Naval History of Great Britain from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV: A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and An Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, R. N. [6 Volumes] by William James (£230.00)Publisher: London: Richard Bentley — 1837Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn on the spine and tips of all volumes. Bookplate laid over bookplate to the pastedown of each. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting, more so at the frontispieces and titles. A decent set overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding Abstracts; Portrait to the frontispiece of each;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Tags: james royal navy britain europe politics government history naval 18th century 19th french revolutionary napoleonic wars
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Coloured Figures Of The Eggs Of British Birds by Henry Seebohm (£187.00)Publisher: Pawson & Brailford — 1896Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards with a faint circular mark to the upper board. Bruised at the spine ends with a small snag at the head. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Frontispiece has caused offset to the title page. Spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with occasional, light, spotting. All plates have light marginal spotting or foxing. A pleasant copy overall.Description: Illustrated with colour plates.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIV] 304 pages. Tags: birds eggs great britain dyu female gamete ovum and nests hertfordshire history natural society henry seebohm bowdler sharpe first editions firsts printings 1st
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Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air Service Issue No. 18 Up to Date January 2000 by David Yates (£179.00)Publisher: London: Lloyd's of London Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [Ringbound] [ISBN: 1850444811]Condition: Very Good. Both volumes a little dull at the boards and spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Uncommon. Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". In the Lloyd's Shipping Law Library series. Tags: yates 1850444811 lloyd shipping law library freight freightage legislation england carriage goods contracts transport maritime delivery carriers britain 1993
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Honest George Monck by J. D. [John David] Griffith Davies (£153.00)Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1936Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with many short nicks and chips. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “A SIMPLE soldier of fortune, Monck became one of the foremost captains of his age. Yet there was nothing of the sabre-rattling militarist about him. His pacification of the Highlands of Scotland, achieved with surprisingly little bloodshed, marked him down as a first-rate administrator. As a sailor, too, he was Blake’s equal; and to him even more than to Blake belongs the credit of having removed the Dutch naval menace. But surpassing these, the crowning glory of Monck’s work for England was the Stuart Restoration in 1660.

However, there is more in this book than a record of Monck’s political and military work. There is a clearly-cut picture of the man himself — the soldier who never asked his men to do that which he was afraid to do himself; the sailor who strove to better conditions on the lower deck; the indulgent husband and father; the faithful friend; and always the true patriot. All these aspects of Monck’s life are delightfully brought out by Mr. Davies. And perhaps for the first time he enables both students of history and general readers to understand and appreciate one of England’s greatest sons.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 365 pages. Tags: albemarle george monck duke 1608-1670 monk albemare great britain history charles 1660-1685 puritan revolution 1642-1660 john david griffith davies first editions firsts printings 1st
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Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue Between Literature and Christian Doctrine by Paul S. Fiddes (£128.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333491424]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: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Writers of novels, plays and poems use their imagination with an evident freedom; by contrast, makers of Christian doctrine seem to impose limits, reducing the open-ended meaning of images to exact concepts and summing up the loose ends of stories in one unified Story. But the author of this study sets out to show how images and stories in literature can actually help the theologian to make doctrinal statements, while at the same time careful theological thinking can assist the critical reading of literary texts. Such a dialogue is worked out in studies of the poetry of William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Iris Murdoch and William Golding. Here the tension between the freedom of imagination and the limits of doctrine is seen to be only a part of more far-reaching tensions of freedom in human life, which account for a sense of ‘fallenness’ and which a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine can do much to illuminate. In all this, the relationship between imagination and revelation is never far from the centre of discussion.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: english literature history and criticism religion england christian doctrine bible christianity theology religious aspects special subjects viewpoints great britain paul fiddes first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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The Naval Review Volumes IX, V & VI by W. H. Henderson (£126.00)Publisher: The Naval Society — 1919Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Private book plate to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Maps; Fold-Out Maps;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360/256/112 pages. Tags: naval review london england indexes art periodicals unit navies britain indices journals history british navy bibliographies library catalogues
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The Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria by Sarah Tytler (£124.00)Publisher: London: H. Virtue & Company — 1901Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the bindings of all three volumes. Light spotting to the start and finish of all. Some tissue guards browned with offset to the margins of the plates. Volume I has a thin faint stain running near the length of the upper board. Volume III more heavily rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight overall. A nice set complete in 3 volumes. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece of all 3 volumes [Tissue-guarded]; Steel Engravings [43]; Publishing date unstated, dated from references but likely a later edition as lacks divisions (I - VI) that should be noted on spines and title pages. Each volume carries the additional half-title page with vignettes.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lord Ronald Gower. Size: 12¼" x 9¾". Decorative Bevelled Grey boards with Gilt & Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [0/IV/IV]236/238/272 pages. Tags: tytler lord ronald gower victoria queen britain 1819-1901 england history 19th century
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Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II Comprising His Diary from 1659 to 1699, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B. from the Original Short-hand MS. in the Pepysian Library by Samuel Pepys (£116.00)Publisher: Henry Colburn — 1828Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine strips on all five volumes are heavily browned and scuffed with the title lables near rubbed off. Damage to the spine ends of Volume I with hinge showing at pp. 289. All volumes spotted throughout, heavier to start and end. Possibly a rebound set with material differences to the binding but not the text.Description: 2nd edition in 5 volumes. [First Published: 1825] Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece to each volume; Facsimiles (some fold-outs); Plates; Genealogical Tables; lix, viii. 376, 451, 446, 461, 485.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Black on White Title Plate titling to the Spine. Tags: pepys richard lord braybrooke samuel britain history stuarts sources social life customs
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Honoured by the Queen: Recipients of Honours by Anon. (£115.00)Publisher: Belgravia Press — 1995Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0908578466]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine. Boards have a couple of marks. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A list of the receipients of honours bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until 1995.Notes: Size: 10½" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 1019 pages. Tags: 20th and biography britain century commonwealth countries decorations elizabeth great history honor honours nations nobility queen titles
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The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings with Some Recollections by the Artist by Patience Empson (£111.00)Publisher: London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Acetate Wrapper. Wrapper is edgeworn and marked although the printed titles to the upper panel remain strong. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Wood Engravings [1000+]; Black & White Drawings; Prospectus Laid In;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Thomas Balston. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIV] 355 pages. Tags: gibbings robert wood-engraving specimens britain 20th century engravers wood england wood-engravers history english engraving
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The Cold War Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1945-1975 by Tim Mason (£110.00)Publisher: Hikoki Publications — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902109112]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 which is pulled at the foot of the rear panel with a crease as a result. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of a not-so-common title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This is the sequel to Tim Mason’s acclaimed story of the A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) during World War II and picks up developments from the end of the war — the beginning of the end of the piston-engine era and the dawn of the jet age — and into the Cold War years. The aircraft tested ranged from tiny piston-engined trainers, four-engined transports and a whole spectrum of jets and helicopters, many of which still serve as current RAF and Fleet Air Arm frontline types. The Ministry of Defence has specially cleared some of the material for use in this book.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: aeroplane and armament experimental establishment great britain airplanes military flight testing history aviation air forces warfare the americas international relations postwar 20th century from 1945 2000 tim mason 1902109112 first editions firsts printings 1st
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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]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. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Courtauld Thomson: A Memoir by L. A. G. [Leonard Alfred George] Strong (£103.00)Publisher: John Murray — 1958Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Very Good. A little spotting to first and last few leaves and a slight mustiness. Description: A limited printing of 100 copies. Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red [Gilt Detailing] boards with Gilt titling to the Spine [5 Raised Bands]. [2] 115 [3] pages. Tags: thomson courtauld lord greenwood baron businessmen great britain biography
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Book of Common Prayer: Return to An Address of the Honourable the House of Commons Dated 14 March 1854, for Copy of the Alterations in the Book of Common Prayer, Prepared by the Royal Commissioners for the Revision of the Liturgy in 1689 by Edited by William Henry Black (£102.00)Publisher: London: The House of Commons — 1854Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Leather is worn, heavily at the spine with the spine strip beginning to erode. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Book plate of Thomas Somers-Cocks to the pastedown, a conservative MP 1847-1857. Pages lightly age-tanned but with heavy spotting to the last blanks and pastedowns. Description: Extracted from the original volume in the custody of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, and accompanied by explanatory documents.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 110 pages. Tags: black church england liturgy ritual book prayer william henry editor royal commission revision britain 1689
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Executioner: Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint (£93.00)Publisher: Harrap — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0245520708]Condition: Very Good - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and a little rubbed at the edges. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “For the first fifty-six years of this present century the name of Pierrepoint has appeared on the short Home Office list of qualified executions for Great Britain and Ireland, the list also being accepted by the Irish Republic when that territory became independent. For most that time a Pierrepoint has been nominated as the Official Executioner. These Pierrepoints have been, in succession, Henry Albert Pierrepoint, his brother Thomas William, and Henry’s son, Albert who has now written his autobiography.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: autobiography executioners pentonville billingtons executioner pierrepoint executions punishment commission biography qualified execution murderers efficient one-armed penology swiftest official resigned antiquis history william british capital swansea britain ireland albert bntain thomas office system pinion royal great strap ellis henry john list gaol home most the for man and
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Logs of the Great Sea Fights: 1794-1805 by T. [Thomas] Sturges Jackson (£92.00)Publisher: London: Printed for the Navy Records Society — 1981Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes slightly faded at the spine with light spotting to the foredge of the lower boards. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 16 & 18 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Tables; Plans [2]; Maps [9];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue Spine Strip with White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Publications of the Navy Records Society series. [XV] 342/343 pages. Tags: publications navy records society napoleonic wars naval operations sea battles howe britain royal cape saint vincent battle camperdown nile egypt copenhagen denmark trafalgar anglo-french war british history 18th century 19th
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Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference by David Williams (£92.00)Publisher: Rochester: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very slight rippling to the last few leaves otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The French cruiser, Gloire. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This authoritative history of camouflage is undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of the subject to date. Visual and illustrative in its approach, it concentrates on the British and US navies, but the camouflage patterns of enemy navies (and selected allies) are covered as well.

Contrary to popular belief, naval camouflage at sea was not intended to ‘hide’ ships, and an in-depth commentary explains the theory and development of visual deception, and the different ways in which it was intended to work at sea.

The core of the book is a listing of all the major patterns and schemes, with their colours, characteristics and function. Wherever possible each is illustrated with at least one photograph providing the reader with a visual reference as well as a description; where there were variations, as many as possible are depicted.

This is a subject of immense importance and significance for all those with an interest in the warships of the two World Wars — this comprehensive reference book is simply the best available.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: warships camouflage history 20th century war naval operations marine engineering ships britain markings first schemes admiralty light disruptive patterns herzog visibility system mackay toch dazzle painting mountbatten pink purkinje effect
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History of the Royal Society Edited with Critical Apparatus by Jackson I. Cope and Harold Whitmore Jones by Thomas Sprat (£89.00)Publisher: St. Louis: Washington University Studies; London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily damp-stained at the spine and onto the margins of the panels, faded overall with fraying to the corners and spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' notes to the first blank alongside an exhibition leaflet where the original book was displayed. Description: A facsimile reprint, with new introduction and notes, of the first edition of 1667. Originally published London: Printed by T. R. for J. Martyn, 1667, as The History of the Royal-Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXII] 438 [78] pages. Tags: sprat royal society britain london club england history societies scientific science medical organizations literary criticism
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Jet: The Story Of A Pioneer by Sir Frank Whittle (£88.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, rubbed at the leading edge of the flaps and loss to the tail of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. One leaf of the contents section is mis-trimmed at the top corner and stands proud of the block. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. A decent copy, uncommon in the first edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “At the Royal Air Force Station at Cranwell in Lincolnshire on the evening of the I5th May, 1941, an aeroplane of unusual type was seen to taxi to the eastern end of the runway and then, after a run of 600 yards, to rise gracefully into the air for a flight of seventeen minutes. To the distant observers one very strange thing about this beautiful little aeroplane was that it had a very short undercarriage, but an even stranger thing was that it had no propeller. The aeroplane was the Gloster/Whittle E. 28/39 — the world’s first successful jet aeroplane — making its first flight.

This book is primarily the story behind that historic event. Frank Whittle, who eleven years earlier, at the age of 22, had applied for his patent for a turbo-jet engine, here sets on record with characteristic modesty his own courageous pioneer work and that of the small company, Power Jets Ltd. , which he helped to form in March 1936 to develop the engine. The dreams of his boyhood and the plans of his youth were brought to fruition in an invention that not only revolutionised military aircraft but set Britain ahead of the world in Civil Aviation, bringing the inventor a knighthood and an award of £100,000 at the age of only forty-one.

In non-technical language the author describes, for the first time, his hard and often bitter struggle with engineering problems, with financial difficulties and with the frustrations arising out of official policy. He also reveals the epic story of Power Jets’ successful battle against severe engineering difficulties, in spite of serious handicaps and of its losing battle against a combination of powerful forces in Government and Industry.”
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The Piercebridge Formula: A Dramatic New View of Roman History by Raymond Selkirk (£88.00)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0850596211]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine and slightly onto the panels of the dust wrapper. Upper board slightly dust-marked. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Though deceptively simple, the Piercebridge Formula will revolutionise our view of Roman Britain. Its implications are destined to influence archaeologists for many years to come. For what freelance pilot turned amateur archaeologist Raymond Selkirk has discovered is that the Roman Conquest of Britain was carried out by water transport and not by road as has been commonly supposed. His theory was proved at Piercebridge, on the River Tees, where, by a combination of brilliant aerial surveys and detective work on the ground, he found the archetypal water-supplied Roman site. For some time he had strongly suspected that waterways must be the answer, for how could ox-carts have travelled on Roman roads which often climbed gradients which would daunt a modern saloon car? Also, how could the oxen have carried any load at all when they would have needed all their strength merely to pull carts laden with fodder for themselves?

At Piercebridge it became clear that where a Roman road crosses a river, there is an excellent chance of finding a Roman site. This formula was then applied to other areas… and it worked! At one time the finding of an unknown site was a rarity but Selkirk and his team of enthusiasts produced remarkable results in a very short time. Yet the full effects of the Piercebridge Formula are only just starting to be felt, for what is true of Britain must logically apply to the whole Roman Empire. The prospects for further exploration are therefore tremendous and the author goes to great lengths to enlist the aid of his readers, both at home and abroad, in following up leads which will help to uncover further remains. Suspected sites are all named with exact locations and map references so that those with sufficient enthusiasm may continue this fascinating quest. The storm which this book will cause in archaeological circles has barely started, the search has only just begun.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: romans great britain piercebridge durham antiquities aerial photography archaeology rome army transportation roman raymond selkirk 0850596211 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Gypsies and Travellers in Their Own Words: Words and Pictures of Travelling Life by Peter Saunders, Jim Clarke, Sally Kendall, Anna Lee, Sakie Lee & Freda Matthews (£84.00)Publisher: Leeds: Leeds Travellers Education Service — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0950802999]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Ex-Public Library: Numerals to the spine; Scattered stamps; Lending plate remnant to the first blank; Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XVI] 254 pages. Tags: matthews romanies britain social customs 20th century conditions gypsies leeds england history travelers 0950802999 9780950802992
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Telecommunications Law and Regulation by Ian Walden (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780199559350]Condition: Very Good. Couple of small marks to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 3rd (revised) edition. Illustrated by way of: Glossary;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". [LII] 909 pages. Tags: telecommunication law legislation britain european union communications united kingdom intellectual property english england wales language arts disciplines linguistics
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White Man's Country: Lord Delamere and the Making of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley (£79.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrappers. Dust wrappers to both volumes are faded and worn with the removable mylar protection taped to the verso. Tape offset to the patedowns. Previous owners' signature to the first blank of both volumes. Front hinge of volume I starting. The fold-outs have neat tears to some folds. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: New edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1935] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Fold-Out Maps; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV/VII] 315/333 pages. Tags: huxley cholmondeley political history britain kenya tanganyika first war frontier pioneer politics government
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Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945 by Richard Osborne, Harry Spong & Tom Grover (£77.00)Publisher: Windsor: World Ship Society — 2007Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0954331087]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: grover 0954331087 armed merchant ships britain history war 1914-1918 naval operations british 1939-1945 387.265094109034
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Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945 by Richard Osborne, Harry Spong & Tom Grover (£77.00)Publisher: Windsor: World Ship Society — 2007Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0954331087]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: grover 0954331087 armed merchant ships britain history war 1914-1918 naval operations british 1939-1945 387.265094109034
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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (£77.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851774512]Condition: Near Fine — in Good Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy ordnance stores history equipment naval architecture designs plans warships ships dates covered shipping maritime england technology engineering military science general
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British Aircraft 1809-1914 by Peter Lewis (£74.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with a tear to the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Here presented for the first time are individual descriptions and histories of the different types of aeroplanes, and the seventeen airships, designed and constructed in Great Britain between 1809 and the outbreak of war in August, 1914.

The authoritative text, which is accompanied by 504 photographs and 106 three-view drawings, examines the various machines, both conventional and extremely unorthodox, which were used by the early British pioneers, from Sir George Cayley onwards, to lay the foundations of Britain’s prowess in the air. All types are recorded — gliders and powered, from monoplanes to multiplanes, ornithopters, seaplanes, flying-boats and helicopters. The introduction surveys the development of flying in the British Isles during the period, which is covered also by a useful chronology. This is the first time that such a comprehensive record has been made of one country’s pioneer aircraft, and it will prove to be an important addition to British aeronautical literature.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 576 pages. Tags: aeronautics planes aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air lighter craft aerostats airships aircraft industry britain airplanes history
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume I: September 1939-October 1940 by G. A. Titterton (£73.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714651796]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Initially appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXI VIII] 178 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff britain royal navy history war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british second military battles forces warfare europe sea convoy battle run gibraltar alexandria operation hat
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Brave Dame Mary: Or the Siege of Corfe Castle by Mary Bankes (£68.00)Publisher: The Sheldon Press — 1924Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends and corners. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Prize plate (Boys' Brigade, 1929) to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative Fawn boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Historical series. [VII] 124 [14] pages. Tags: george bankes story corfe castle great britain history civil war fiction mary lady dorset castles biographies
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Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella by Nicholas Elliott (£68.00)Publisher: Salisbury: Michael Russell — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0859551822]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little browned, more heavily at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The author is the son of Sir Claude Elliott, a former Head Master and Provost of Eton and a notable figure in the world of mountaineering. The opening chapters of this always entertaining book contain an affectionate and amusing portrait of Sir Claude, both at Cambridge and at Eton, together with an account of his role as chairman of the Everest Committee in the contentious matter of the leadership of the successful expedition of 1953. The later parts of the book cover the author’s adult life of remarkable variety and extensive travel. He has suffered considerable press and media coverage about his knowledge of Philby and dealings with him in Beirut. He has written a perceptive chapter on the man himself, his relations with his family and what made him tick. Another chapter gives the first factual account of what really happened in the celebrated Cicero case in Ankara during the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Humphrey Stone. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 201 pages. Tags: cicero claude aurelius philby kim diplomats britain 20th century khp nadia ustinov ngei jomo kenyatta tiny rowland
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British Postal Stationery: A Priced Handbook of the Postal Stationery of Great Britain by A. K. Huggins (£67.00)Publisher: London: The Great Britain Philatelic Society — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0901421014]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised) printing. [First Published: 1970] Illustrated by way of: Appendices [5]; Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marcus Samuel. Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 188 pages. Tags: postage stamps britain postal stationery history postcards service forms letter sheets post cards newspaper wrappers registration envelopes air telegraph specimen overprints advertising rings war emergency plates british philately
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British Experimental Jet Aircraft by Barrie Hygate (£66.00)Publisher: Hemel Hempstead: Argus Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854860100]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small ding to the foot of the upper board with a shallow crease to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “The maiden flight of Gloster’s E28/39 experimental jet aircraft in May 1941 marked the arrival of a new age in British aviation.

In this comprehensive and unique book, Barrie Hygate traces the development of British jet aircraft, from the E28/39 to the British Aerospace EAP in 1986, through an in-depth examination of experimental or prototype jets of the period. He covers the forty-one experimentals which were built but failed to reach production, or which reached an advanced stage of construction. Produced in secrecy, with stringent funding, often utilising components borrowed from other types, these were the machines that opened new frontiers in flight research. Each in its own way reached into hitherto unknown realms of risk, often with tragic results, and they were to lead ultimately to the better-known Hunters, Scimitars, Victors, Vulcans, Lightnings, and Concorde.

In these pages, Barrie Hygate describes in detail each aircraft’s development history, construction and its power plant. He concludes each description with a 3-view, original Vn. scale drawing. Never before published in book form, these are the product of many years’ research and draughtsmanship.

British Experimental Jet Aircraft chronicles the story of this path breaking era and is an absolutory indispensable reference work for aviation enthusiasts everywhere.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: jet planes britain history aircraft design construction spacecraft
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The Naval Annual 1902 by Edited by T. A. [Thomas Allnutt] Brassey (£66.00)Publisher: Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co. — 1902Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine, boards faded at the margins and marked overall. Slightly shaken but text remains more than acceptable. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blind-stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 453 pages. Tags: brassey military history periodicals weapons systems art science naval yearbooks armed forces navies policy britain annual reviews
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Building for Victory: The Warship Building Programmes of the Royal Navy 1939-1945 by George Moore (£64.00)Publisher: Gravesend: World Ship Society — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095433101X]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". 196 pages. Tags: moore 095433101x britain royal navy history warships 359.830941
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Low Intensity Operations: Subversion, Insurgency, Peace-Keeping by Frank Kitson (£62.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571098010]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a pull, and resultant closed tear, to the head of the upper panel. Dust wrapper tanned on the verso. Light mottling to the head of the upper board. Price Clipped. Note declaring this to be prisoner's own private property stapled to the first blank, the staple rusted and offset to the front flap and head of the title page. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 208 pages. Tags: guerrilla warfare history insurgency low-intensity conflicts subversive activities britain army law enforcement armies post-war period subversion policy public order services role revolution revolutions 0571098010
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Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now / UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now by Roger A. Freeman (£61.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain International Limited — 1996Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913940]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Both dust wrappers have slight rippling to the upper panels. Slip case in fine condition. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice set. Description: 8th edition. [First Published: 1978] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Red Leatherette boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240/256 pages. Tags: 0900913096 0900913800 united states army air forces force ninth history 8th bases american england east anglia airports war 1939-1945 aerial operations britain military aerodromes airfields stations warfare aircraft
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Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare from 1855 to 1895, with Some Account of the Battleship in England by H. W. [Herbert Wrigley] Wilson (£61.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Ex-Business Library: Numerals to the spine; Lloyd's stamp to the pastedown; Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Complete in II volumes. Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Top edge gilt; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Black & White Plates; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by A. T. [Alfred Thayer] Mahan. Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIX/VIII] 357/374 pages. Tags: wilson alfred thayer mahan naval battles history 19th century warships armored vessels britain battleships
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Public Sculpture of the City of London by Philip Ward-Jackson (£59.00)Publisher: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853239673]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Number 7 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Public Sculpture of Britain series. [XXXI] 520 pages. Tags: public sculpture britain decoration ornament architectural england london memorials monuments bibliographies catalogues discographies greater art installation history europe architecture buildings commercial industrial
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The Battle of Britain: Then and Now by Edited by Winston G. Ramsey (£57.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913258]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1980] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Forty years later, After the Battle magazine has ploughed an entirely fresh furrow across this legendary field of human conflict to produce what has now come to be regarded as a memorial to The Few’.

This 816-page book contains over one thousand seven hundred pictures and over half a million words of text contributed by specialists, enthusiasts and historians. It does not attempt to re-tell the story of the battle once again. Instead it has been the Editor’s intention to bring a new aspect to the combat between July 10 — October 31, 1940 through the presentation of comparative ‘then and now’ photographs familiar to readers of After the Battle magazine.

Never before has such detailed coverage been given to the losses of either the Royal Air Force or the Luftwaffe. The graves of RAF aircrew that were killed have been listed, visited by the editorial team and photographed as a complete and lasting record of those that died. The pilots, their memorials, crashes and crash sites, and the aircraft that have survived are profusely illustrated. Twenty of the most famous fighter aerodromes from which they flew have been explored and are described as they were at the time and as they are today, with a particularly detailed account of one typical front line station.

With an extra 96 pages, the Mk II edition brings together all the additional research and information on the battle which has come to light since the book was originally published. Also included is a complete listing of ‘The Few’ — all those aircrew of Fighter Command who participated in the Battle — which is the culmination of more than twenty-five years’ work by John Holloway. Plus illustrated indexes of aircraft and personnel together with a pen portrait of Pilot Officer Keith Gillman — featured on the dustjacket.

No book has ever been published that chronicles the Battle of Britain in this way. Among its pages, men and events, aircraft and aerodromes that have already been consigned to the past are commemorated in the present.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 816 pages. Tags: britain royal air force fighter command history battle pilots british irish second world war military battles campaigns forces warfare engineering aircraft united kingdom aviation graves memorials crash sites raf luftwaffe
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An Ageing Population: A Reader and Sourcebook by Edited by Vida Carver & Penny Liddiard (£56.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1978Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340233737]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “At the beginning of this century, approximately seven per cent of the population was aged sixty or more. Today, the proportion is twenty per cent and is likely to rise still further, bringing with it an increased demand for the provision of services for the elderly, and placing new emphasis on the problems — personal, social, medical, economic — associated with old age. An Ageing Population examines these problems and the ways in which they affect the elderly individual, his family, the caring professional and the community as a whole. The papers in this book have been drawn from a variety of sources to provide a broad perspective on the needs and circumstances of the elderly. Thus extracts from the literature of sociology, psychology, medicine, social work and nursing appear side by side with personal accounts of ageing, disability and the activities of voluntary workers. Together, they reinforce the view that the problems and challenges associated with longevity require a community response matched with inter-professional understanding and cooperation. An Ageing Population, a set book for the Open University post-experience course of the same title (P252), will be invaluable to all those professionally responsible for the care of the elderly, as well as the concerned general reader.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 434 pages. Tags: addresses aged aspects britain demography essays geriatrics gerontology health lectures medicine older persons press readings services social university welfare
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Culloden: 1746 The Last Highland Charge by John Sadler (£56.50)Publisher: Cromwell Films — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “These are the memoirs of James Johnstone, who served in the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746, first as an Aide de Camp to Lord Murray, then as a Captain of Artillery. Included here is the complete and unabridged text, minus only the footnotes, from the start of Johnstone’s adventure until immediately after the Battle of Culloden.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Campaigns in History series. 91 pages. Tags: culloden battle scotland 1746 jacobite rebellion 1745-1746 highlander operations hanoverian campaigns victories military massacre england battles britain kingdom history defence century british europe united irish great 18th 1800 king war rebellions 1700 1900 john prebble 0140025766
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Fighting Tykes: Informal History of the Yorkshire Regiment in the Second World War by Charles Whiting; Eric Taylor; (£56.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850523575]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by His Grace The Duke of Westminster. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 238 pages. Tags: expeditionary wellington’s operations regimental battalions histories yorkshire lancaster 1939-1945 fighting military regiment infantry yeomanry minister britain howards british belisha history england king’s riding light tykes force great world green duke hore army york east west war and the own
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Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907 Revised by Derek N. James by C. H. [Christopher Henry] Barnes (£56.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778038]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1976] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “First heard in aviation a few years before the 1914-18 war, the name of Handley Page became one to conjure with when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began in 1917 as a counter-blow to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. After the war an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly all the way from England to India, and soon afterwards Handley Page pioneered commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa.

A new generation of twin- and four-engined monoplane bombers — Hampden and Halifax — emerged to challenge Hitler’s ambition between 1935 and 1945, giving rise in turn to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s; finally the nuclear age produced the Victor transonic bomber, which remains in service as the RAF’s long-range flight refuelling tanker A new line of smaller civil transports began with the acquisition in 1948 of Miles Aircraft Ltd and from the Reading factory stemmed the very successful Dart-Herald.

This book contains photographs, three-view drawings and data of every type of Handley Page aircraft built and flown, as well as many historic project drawings not previously published, and completes the author’s trilogy, which already includes Bristol Aircraft since 1910 and Shorts Aircraft since 1900 in the series.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Putnam Aeronautical Books series. 664 pages. Tags: bombing aircraft hampden halifax handley page airplanes history aeroplanes aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture firm united kingdom
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Graves & Sassoon by Helen McPhail; Philip Guest; (£54.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850528380]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War series. 192 pages. Tags: 9780850528381 autobiography battleground literature europe-on siegfried biography soldiers sassoon english century britain 821.912 graves poetry robert world poets trail great 20th war and the
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Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches with Elucidations by Thomas Carlyle by Oliver Cromwell (£54.00)Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall — 1894Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. All volumes sunned at the spine. Previous owners' signature to the first blanks. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 3rd, copyright, edition complete in 5 volumes. Volume I: XXII, 290pp; Volume II: VIII, 296pp; Volume III: VIII, 272pp; Volume IV: VIII, 272pp; VI, 266pp;Notes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Ruled Red boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: cromwell great britain history commonwealth protectorate
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