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Forgotten Nurse by Fern Shepard [Florence Stonebraker] (£103.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709113943]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans slightly. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: From the cover: “Brenda Gregory, a nurse, was driving a drugged woman patient to the hospital when their car crashed over a cliff, the patient died in flames which burned her beyond recognition, and Brenda, surviving, suffered injuries which required plastic surgery to her face and wiped out all memory of the past. Gradually she recovered in the confines of Stop-Over House, a convalescent home in a California beach, town, and even began nursing again there. Then suddenly her memory returned, and she found she had mistakenly been identified as the dead woman and was unable to prove her true identity. Furthermore, a certain quack psychiatrist who was interested in keeping her dead so she could not reveal what she knew about him, was willing to swear to the lie and declare her a mental case.”Notes: Jacket designed by Colin Andrews. Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: colin andrews 0709113943 first editions firsts printings 1st convalescent home california mental case car crashed over cliff
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The 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
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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How To Make Clipper Ship Models by Edward W. Hobbs (£28.00)Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ ruffled and chipped with some loss, also faded. Discreet inscription on ffep. Cover a little marked on front. Internally clean & bright.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Pull out diagrams. 215pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: transportation model-building bassett-lowke fashion-piece miscellaneous construction proportional impregnating sandpapering shipbuilding figure-head photographs correctness breast-hook four-masted eye-splice kensington crosstrees stonehouse varnishing california stanchions sharpening martingale components underwater waterplane simplified turnbuckle everything spokeshave chiselling sailmaking seamanship diagonally thompson's forecastle supporting assembling stretching topgallant modelmaker measuring contoured broadside completed footropes halliards stanchion materials underside
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Napa Stories: Profiles, Reflections and Recipes from the Napa Valley by Michael Chiarello with Janet Fletcher (£21.50)Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1584791164]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with pulling at the head of the upper panel. Light marks to the foot of the first blank. Heavy art paper has a little tackiness throughout with rippling to the blanks.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Illustrated by Steven Rothfeld (Photos.). Size: 12¼" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: american and beverages california cooking ethnic making napa ongoing produce regional spirits struggle style technology valley winemaking wines world-class
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Larousse Gardening and Gardens by Anon. (£16.50)Publisher: Paul Hamlyn — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600565459]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly tanned at the very margins.Description: First in this edition. [First: France, 1988, Libraire Larousse] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Authoritative, comprehensive and beautiful to look at, this unique encyclopaedia is the key to successful gardening. To create a garden which is both flourishing and inviting, you need technical know-how and a touch of inspiration. Larousse Gardening and Gardens provides both. The first chapter, ‘The History of the Garden’, provides an excellent starting point for the inspirational side of gardening — Islamic courtyards, medieval topiary hedges and Japanese bonsai trees all have their place in modern garden design. Chapter 2 discusses different types of garden including rockeries, water gardens and lawns. Pooling the expertise of a team of renowned horticulturalists, Larousse Gardening and Gardens also offers sound technical instruction. In Chapter 3 practical information is clearly expressed and helpfully illustrated with step-by-step drawings. This important chapter ranges in scope from a subject as broad as propagation to the specifics of clematis pruning and is a valuable action pack for the amateur gardener. An extensive A-Z of garden plants complements the previous chapter by providing detailed identification and cultivation information for individual plants. Each plant has a climatic zone rating ensuring successful plant propagation for gardeners throughout the world. Finally, biographical studies of early botanists and plant-hunters recall the very first steps in garden making and provide a fascinating concluding chapter. Complete with maps and tables for quick reference, attractive botanical drawings and spectacular colour photography, Larousse Gardening and Gardens is not only an all-round reference work but also essential reading for gardeners throughout the world.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Cream boards with Green titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 624 pages. Tags: abelia acidity activator aculeatus advice aechmea aerating aeration afghan african alkalinity alpines alpinus amaryllis analysis anas anemones annuals antarctica aphelandra aphids apples aquilegias arkley arsenic artichokes aspidistra asters aubergines aubrietia aucuba azaleas bags balloon barbecues bark basil baskets beans beds beech beer beetroot begonias belmoriana bending benlate berberis bhc biennials billitt
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Whales and Dolphins by Anthony R. Martin (£16.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of DJ a little ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: An encylopedia of all the worlds Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises covers all aspects of these animals from intelligence to feeding behaviour. Illustrated with colour photographs. 192pp. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: whale-islands whalewatchers radio-tagging decompression vocalizations international echolocation hydrodynamic archaeocetes interaction populations lobtailings respiratory cephalopods development strandings adaptation commission migrations regulation collisions california bubble-net convention gestation swordfish breaching fisheries antarctic behaviour pollution blowholes patterns flensing religion folklore attacked humpback dolphins products sleeping currents sickness whaling blubber rituals copepod calving feeding harpoon bowhead
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

The force and power of the Japanese War Machine is told here by some of the world’s leading experts in guns, tanks, planes, and ships of World War II. The drama of Japan’s seizure of Manchuria, the take-over of the State by the Army, the invasion of China, the simultaneous attack on Malaya, Hawaii, the Philippines and the oil-rich Dutch East Indies is told in all the horror and shock the Japanese invader placed before Western eyes. The fall of Singapore and Hong Kong, the conquest of Burma and Indo-China took place within a hundred days. The flag of the Rising Sun ruled a maritime empire from the Russian border to the gates of Australia, from Burma to Midway.

But the strength of the Japanese War Machine depended on Japanese industrial power, which in the end, was no match for the United States and its Allies. The Japanese soldier, infused with the warrior code of Bushido fought hard and long in New Guinea’s jungles; as the struggle was brought closer to Japan’s home islands, the Japanese soldier fought on tenaciously in the Philippines and on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The air forces began suicide missions, thekamikaze, which drove into Allied aircraft, heroically and fanatically.. .but all too little, too late. The nuclear holocaust, which ended World War II, left a ruined Japan and a wrecked Japanese War Machine.

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Folio Anthology of Humour by Various (£15.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1992Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case.Description: From the editors note: “In the years before the war Hutchinson and Company produced a best-selling series of anthologies under the umbrella title of A Century of—. There were Centuries of Horror, Ghost Stories, Western Stories, Girls’ Stories, Boys’ Stories, Popular Romances, Sea Stories and Creepy Stories. But the most successful was A Century of Humour, selected by P. G. Wodehouse. Indeed, so successful was it that A Second Century of Humour swiftly followed. Humour, like any other commodity, can date, but the best of it never does. This Folio anthology contains the best of the two Centuries of Humour, and is dedicated, with grateful thanks, to its original editor, that presiding comic genius, P. G. Wodehouse.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. G. Wodehouse. Size: 10" x 6¼". Green & Yellow boards with Red titling to the Spine. 400 pages. Tags: canterville love-a-duck california caroline's unnatural grossmith expeditus wodehouse syndicate makepeace armstrong thackeray tobermory sentiment ephraim's capricorn christmas ukridge's eraser's treasure winifred aumonier landlord trollope burglary sporting birthday pyecraft accident prince's anthony numbers william garnett thurber artemus richard fleming roberts leacock undoing charles dickens stephen herbert general bassoon bennett present husband burnand
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843309335]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: railroad travel voyages and travels the americas usa canada royal canadian pacific white pass yukon route denali star california zephyr peru machu picchu vistadome europe united kingdom west highland line westward across ireland cornish riviera express norway norwegian railways arctic circle germany brocken railway france petit train jaune venice switzerland swiss federal golden bernina italy sardinia narrow gauge rai ukraine ukrainian steam tour africa nambia desert south union limited thread asia pakistan bolan mail border india northern steaming into nilgiri hills china jitong australia savannahlander railtours tom savio anthony lambert 1843309335 first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: New Holland — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843305976]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¾". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: railroad travel voyages and travels the americas usa canada royal canadian pacific white pass yukon route denali star california zephyr peru machu picchu vistadome europe united kingdom west highland line westward across ireland cornish riviera express norway norwegian railways arctic circle germany brocken railway france petit train jaune venice switzerland swiss federal golden bernina italy sardinia narrow gauge rai ukraine ukrainian steam tour africa nambia desert south union limited thread asia pakistan bolan mail border india northern steaming into nilgiri hills china jitong australia savannahlander railtours tom savio anthony lambert 1843309335 first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Cloud Mountain by Aimee Liu (£13.50)Publisher: Headline — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747220697]Condition: Near Fine - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ with a ½" closed tear to the bottom tip of the lower panel.Description: In California of 1906, where it is a crime for them even to touch, Hope Newfield and Leong Po-yo fall desperately in love. Defying every taboo, the American woman and the young man from China decide to marry. But when they move from America to China they have to face prejudice and revolution.Tags: Liu, Mountain, China
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No Safe Place by Richard North Patterson (£13.50)Publisher: Alfred A Knopf — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780679450429]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. A nice copy.Description: Stated First Trade Edition, U.S.A. IN HIS FIRST BOOK since the national best-seller Silent Witness, Richard North Patterson uses his mastery of characterization and suspense to give us a story of startling realism and originality — an extraordinary novel of presidential politics. In the year 2000, Senator Kerry Kilcannon’s insurgent campaign against Vice President Dick Mason has come down to the last seven days the — time remaining until the California presidential primary. Whoever wins in California is likely to win the Democratic nomination, a prize that the Vice President is determined to deny Kerry at any cost. And for all the votes and enthusiasm his passion and personal magnetism have gained him, Kerry’s problems are formidable.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 492 pages. Tags: North Patterson presidential race primary primaries caucuses elections president elect running mate bush obama
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Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader by Edited by John Bradley (£13.00)Publisher: University of Arizona Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816519560]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Atomic energy has been cloaked in secrecy by government, industry, and the military, but for many Americans the effects of radiation have been less than secret. Just ask the radium workers in Ottawa, Illinois, the “downwinders” of Utah, or unsuspecting veterans of the Gulf War. When told from the perspective of ordinary people, nuclear history takes on a much different tone from that of the tranquil voices of authority who always told us we had nothing to fear. In Learning to Glow, writers such as Scott Russell Sanders, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver reveal the psychic and emotional fallout of the Cold War and of subsequent developments in nuclear science. Here are stories of and by ordinary people who have suffered the consequences of the decisions made by those in power — stories that will challenge readers to re-examine their preconceptions about the way we deal with issues of nuclear arms and radioactive waste.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 317 pages. Tags: administration classification comprehensive justification environmental contamination unforgettable relationship installation alternatives exploitation contaminated anti-nuclear chernousenko spirituality technologies ibragimbekov levi-strauss condemnation downwinders radiophobia strangelove chelyabinsk reservation minneapolis holocaust's elimination anniversary preparation pro-nuclear underground deformities researchers engineering oppenheimer petrosyants environment radioactive aboveground experiments albuquerque corporation undeveloped children's propaganda radhabinod regulatory prometheus inhalation facilities vusamazulu
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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The Sunday Telegraph Good Wine Guide 2001 by Robert Joseph (£13.00)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0751329789]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: Gift Edition for W. H. Smith. From the cover: “In a comprehensive survey of wine and wine- producing regions, acclaimed wine writer Robert Joseph explains how to choose from the many different styles, flavours and vintages available. In a handy A-Z section, 2,750 entries are provided describing each wine, producer and region, together with definitions of hundreds of wine terms. Robert Joseph judges over 1,750 wines currently available, indicating with characteristic frankness those to savour or to scathe. An extensive directory of UK suppliers shows you where to find the vintage or variety you desire whether by mail order, in the high street, at the supermarket or on the Web.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5". Pictorial boards. 335 pages. Tags: red wines white wines sparkling wines roses sweet fortified wines tasting buying vintages food wine ngatarawa beaulieu napa cabernet wine clubs coonawarra merlot vine bordeaux burgundy winemakers wine drinkers beaujolais port chateau petrus chateau mouton-rothschild california wineries chardonnay maderised oxidised appellation region vineyard
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United States Constitution California by Hon. Leo T. Mccarthy (£13.00)Publisher: The Great Seal of the State of California — 1979Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: From the foreword: “The California legislature has traditionally provided free copies of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California and other historical documents. The purpose of this publication is to make copies of these fundamental democratic documents available to the citizens of the State of California and to students studying our state and federal systems of government.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by James D. Driscoll. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 233 pages. Tags: constitution united states magna carta mayflower declaration rights declaration independence articles confederation california union california legislature assembly
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Gourmet Ireland by Paul Rankin; Jeanne Rankin; (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780563370260]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Influenced by their travels abroad — particularly in California and the Far East — the Rankins work their special magic on the best of Irish produce to create uniquely delicious dishes. These range from the exotic — Gratin of Oysters with Leeks and chardonnay, for example — to local favourites like Warm Potato Pancakes, and include main courses such as Peppered Venison with Hot and Sour Cabbage and desserts based on local berries and fruits. Many of their excellent and beautifully presented recipes would be sensational at a dinner-party, while others are ideal for an informal family supper.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: gourmet ireland root vegetables irish cooking irish food chef farmer cheesemaker fisherman recipes modern exciting dishes honest food simple pure favours ingredients cuisine restaurant kitchens cooking natural ingredients fruit fish seafood.
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What's it All About? by Michael Caine (£12.50)Publisher: Century — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071263567X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Single faint crease to the spine, two small dings to the lower panel and board. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Michael Caine is the most important, versatile and best-loved film actor Britain has ever produced. Born into poverty in London’s East End, his Hollywood lifestyle is a long way from his Cockney roots. He made it there entirely on his own. Here, for the first time, Caine reveals the truth about his childhood, his family and his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, bringing to life the lean years and the triumphs with astonishing candour. He talks about his time in the Army and his experiences under fire in Korea, his frustration at the blinkered British class system and the excitement he and fellow would-be actors such as Albert Finney, Sean Connery, Peter O’Toole, Terence Stamp and Roger Moore felt as the freedom of the ‘sixties took hold. And with all the easy charm and humour of a natural raconteur he talks about the movies, about his relationships — on and off the screen — with other actors and directors, and about the memorable and distinctive stage and screen presence which is his hallmark.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 494 pages. Tags: michael caine zulu shelley winters alfie sue lloyd ipcress files laurence olivier sleuth sean connery shakira princess roxanne the man who would king the silver bears louis jourdan glenda jackson the romantic englishwoman maggie smith california suite deathtrap christopher reeves julie walters educating rita dirty rotten scoundrels bob hoskins mona lisa the olongapo patrol late hollywood veterans john huston oscar cockney movie legend film actor
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David's War by Herbert Kastle (£12.00)Publisher: Granada — 1983Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0583135943]Condition: Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Jacket designed by Beverley Le Barrow. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 319 pages. Tags: herbert kastle fiction english american writers nazis california jews film producer psychopath mafia police 0583135943
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Drop City by T. C. Boyle (£11.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2003Binding: Paperback (Uncorrected Proof) [ISBN: 0747560390]Condition: Very Good+.Description: It's the seventies, at the height of flower power. Star has joined Drop City, a hippie commune in California devoted to peace, free love and living the simple, natural life. But underneath the transcendent bliss, she discovers tensions and sexual rivalries.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 444 pages. Tags: seventies flower power hippie commune california peace free love transcendent bliss tensions sexual rivalries live off the land communities collide unexpected friendships dangerous enmities epic gripping american’s finest writers uncorrected proof copy advanced reading copy
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Mountain Biking by Rob Story (£11.50)Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co. — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0393320715]Condition: Very Good+.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 9" x 7". In the Outside Adventure Travel series. 216 pages. Tags: nepal north alberta all banff bolivia british butte california carolina city colorado columbia crested cycling dolomites downieville durango forest garda hawah hoodriver italy kathmanduvalley kauai lago maui molokai national nevada oahu pisgah pokhara road terrain thailand the theandes thenorth trips tsali vancouver
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (£10.50)Publisher: Picador — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0330484540]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXXIX] 375 pages. Tags: aspects autobiography biography brothers california dave death eggers family general ill illinois men parents psychological states terminally united young
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Birds of North America by Bertel Bruun (£10.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600312879]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: Over ninety photographs and diagrams, thirty-six in full colour, illustrate this lively and authoritative text.Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: birds north america wildlife birdlife ecology the arctic tundra house finch mockingbird tree sparrow double-crested cormorants brandt’s cormorant common murre roadrunner barn swallow swainson’s hawk gallinaceous birds evening grosbeak western tanager california quails sandhill crane green-winged teals mallards pintails gadwalls american widgeon baldpates brown pelican black skimmers terns osprey grosbeaks indigo buntings forest belt canada alleghenies trumpeter swans willow ptarmigan arctic winter bald eagle national bird the united states white-headed eagle whooping crane conservation efforts bred successfully captivity ecological regions
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Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende (£10.50)Publisher: New York: HarperCollinsPublishers — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 006019491X]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Leans. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Honi Wener. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 399 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st frontier pioneer california gold miners social customs voyages pacific coast love spanish chile 19th century discoveries history
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Discover North America by Series edited by Christine Noble (£10.50)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0276424425]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Reprint. [First: 1999] Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. In the Discover The World series. 160 pages. Tags: alabama alaska america’s americans andes appalachians arctic arid arizona atlantic basins california california’s canadian cape cascade chicago coastal cod columbia continent cordillera del erie expanses farther florida fuego grainlands gulf huron jamestown lakes manhattan mexico midwestem midwestern mississippi missouri mountains nevada newfoundland ohio ontario pacific pancake-flat plateaus prairie ranges rockies seaboard shield shore sierra states superior swamplands tierra toronto towns tundra united vancouver vast villages wheatbowl york
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Eilley Orrum Queen of the Comstock by Swift Paine (£10.50)Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company — 1929Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, dulled and lightly soiled. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Tanning to the pastedowns and blanks. Pages very gently age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “In its prime the great Comstock Lode turned out over forty million dollars’ worth of silver a year, most of which went to the Bonanza Kings — Mackay, Fair, Flood, O’Brien and Sharon — who took their wealth to California or New York. But Eilley Orrum, making her million a year, stayed on in Nevada. Her story, which has lain buried in the old newspapers of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Carson and Reno, is here told in its entirety for the first time.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Orange boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 309 pages. Tags: john mackay james graham fair auction saloon william o’brien william sharon king the comstock silver tycoon sarah althea hill adolph sutro bank california edward hunter john millain washoes piutes chinamen sandy bowers john jasper bowers louisa ellis comstock silver lode
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Gardening Through the Year: A Monthly Guide to Looking After Your Garden by Hazel Evans (£10.50)Publisher: Black Cat — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0316907219]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “This attractive month-by-month guide to caring for your garden will prove to be an invaluable, authoritative reference no matter whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner. As any gardener knows, careful planning and organization not only bring a garden to its most beautiful and bountiful, but make gardening chores much simpler and more enjoyable. Gardening Through the Year tells you just when and how to undertake all of the major gardening tasks, with step-by-step illustrations demonstrating the techniques you need to know in order to keep your garden looking its best.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: abelia acidity activator aculeatus advice aechmea aerating aeration afghan african alkalinity alpine alpines alpinus amaryllis analysis anas anemones annuals antarctica aphelandra aphids apples aquilegias arkley arsenic artichokes aspidistra asters aubergines aubrietia aucuba azalea azaleas bags balloon barbecues bark basil baskets beans beds beech beer beetroot begonias belmoriana bending benlate berberis bhc
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Getty: Richest Man in the World by Robert Lenzner (£10.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — UndatedBinding: Hardback [ISBN: 0091628407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers. From the cover: “J. Paul Getty’s wealth made him a phenomenon. His life made him a mystery. He seemed to thrive on contradictions. Five times married, with countless women friends, he never achieved close personal links with anyone. He claims to have been a loving son and family man, but he quarrelled endlessly with his parents, and failed to invite them to a single one of his five weddings. Nor did he attend the weddings of any of his four sons. The richest man in the world, he was sixty-eight years old before he settled down in a home of his own (the much-publicized Sutton Place in Surrey), After years ofa nomadic existence living out of suitcases in various hotels. He posed as a man of culture, yet his favourite reading, right up to his deathbed, consisted of the schoolboy stories of G. A. Henty. And when he spent 17 million dollars on building the Getty Museum in California to house his fabulous art collection, he never saw it.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 283 pages. Tags: getty fortune takeover artist george franklin getty minneapolis kern river oilfield oilwell workers jeanette demont jean paul getty ann rork adolphine helmle teddy lynch second world war joan barry mary teissier saudi oil dignitaries penelo
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Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley (£10.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571205402]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “In ‘Horse Heaven’ the universe of horse racing is woven into a marvellous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed and reckless courage.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 561 pages. Tags: horse-obsessed horse-racing billionaire california hangers-on breeders trainers restless terrible gamblers winner’s kentucky swindle jockeys circle france nervy girls brats track wives york new and
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Incredible Visual Illusions by Al Seckel (£10.50)Publisher: Eagle Editions — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1841931977]Condition: Very Good. Bottom corner of the lower wrapper and the last few pages lightly creased at the bottom corner. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall.Description: Later Printing. (Originally published by Arcturus in 2004.) From the cover: “Incredible Visual illusions is the most comprehensive and amazing collection of optical illusions ever assembled, with close to three hundred different illusions, many of which have never before been published. You will be amazed as images flash and scintillate before your eyes, other images disappear right in front of you, size and shape lose their meaning, you see motion where there is no motion and the laws of perspective are turned on their heads!

This stunning collection has been created by cognitive vision scientist Al Seckel, of the California Institute of Technology, a leading authority on visual illusions. Al has lectured extensively on the subject of illusions at many of the world’s most prestigious universities, and he also designs and builds interactive galleries of illusions for science museums around the world. Al Seckel is also the President of IllusionWorks, which licenses illusion images and products internationally.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". 256 pages. Tags: illusions optical pictorial works
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The California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor’s Guide by Dorothy Krell (£10.50)Publisher: Lane Publishing Co. — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0376051728]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Light reading creases to the spine. Sticker marks to the head of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 5th Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The California Missions — As they were and as they are today.

Here is the unique story of the California missions — their dramatic founding, ruination, and eventual restoration. Never before have both the history and present-day beauty of the missions been so completely and magnificently portrayed. All twenty-one missions are shown in attractive watercolour renderings, and there are intriguing photographs from early days as welt as recent times. Each mission is the subject of an individual chapter in which its meaning and contribution to our history are fully explained. A valuable reference source for the whole family, this handsome book doubles as a visitor’s guide, providing information on mission tours, museums, and libraries.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". 320 pages. Tags: adobe alcala antonio arcangel asfs barbara bautista borromeo buenaventura california carlos carmelo church city concepcion cruz diego dolores espana father fernando fire francia francisco gabriel indians ines jose juan luis mexico miguel missions monterey nuestra obispo padua purisima rafael raids rey san santa senora serra solano soledad stone-age the tolosa
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The Cauldron by Colin Forbes (£10.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780333669334]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Later printing. From the flap: “It started in California. A body washed ashore is found by Paula Grey. Weeks later Bob Newman discovers a woman's body floating into the coast of Cornwall. Shown a photograph, Paula is stunned to realise it is the same woman she hauled out of the Pacific, six thousand miles away. Tweed senses a worldwide menace, tracks Vincent Bernard Moloch, creator of AMBECO, largest conglomerate on the planet. Why have strange domes appeared, overlooking the ocean off California? Who is 'Vanity' Richmond, the woman with no identity, companion to Moloch? What links ‘expatriates’ in California to a similar community in Cornwall? A tremor of panic shatters London, Washington. Tweed encounters the formidable Mrs Benyon, Joel Brand, an Armenian, 'Vanity' Richmond and Linda Standish, private investigator. One is murdered by a mysterious exterminator, The Accountant. The tempo accelerates — Paula and Newman investigate AMBECO. Crisis explodes into titanic catastrophe - part of a continent collapses into the ocean. The final battle detonates in Cornwall.”Notes: Jacket designed by Chris Moore. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 484 pages. Tags: international corporations conglomerate lady-friends exterminator professional californian expatriates dome-shaped washington mysterious california collapses paralyses invisible buildings worldwide appearing continent community previous identity sinister murdered armenian cornwall england another comwall century english strange largest summits fiction murder menace london crisis washed rugged floats ashore planet found whole coast woman ocean same girl been dead body 20th into with the
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The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan (£10.50)Publisher: Putnam — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0399135782]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the lower panel somwhat ruffled. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little light spotting to both boards. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: From the flap: “Focusing on the life of one woman, this book spans the years from pre-Revolutionary China to present day America. It covers the themes of cultural differences, the problems of exile, the generation gap and above all the special relationship between mothers and daughters.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 415 pages. Tags: pre-revolutionary relationship differences friendship california generation francisco qualities innocence daughters americans harrowing survival literary enduring problems shanghai american families through general america arrival chinese between english century mothers special tragedy fiction modern female events united states exile china world story 1920s loss 20th love hope most 1949 the one its all war gap san and
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The World Guide to Wine: An Exploration of Great Wine and Wine Regions, From Burgundy and Bordeaux to Coonawarra and the Napa Valley by Stuart Walton (£10.50)Publisher: Select Editions — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1840810653]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the ½-title page. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “There has never been so much good wine available s there is today. Traditional favourites such as French Burgundy and Italian Barolo now compete with wines from new areas as diverse as Lebanon, Argentina and the former Soviet Union. This comprehensive guide explores the incredible variety and quality to be found in the contemporary world of wine. Extensive region-by-region guide to France, the spiritual home of modern winemaking. Examines both the established and the emerging wine producers of Europe, Africa and the East. Features a whole section on the new wine superpowers of the Americas, Australasia and South Africa. Includes detailed information on both the familiar and the less renowned varieties. Beautifully illustrated with vivid photography and hand-painted maps.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". 160 pages. Tags: abouriou aconcagua adelaide agiorgitiko aglianico albarino albillog alentejo alexandria alicante amontillado anatolia andaluci'a ankhfalos arrabida assyrtikog auckland auxerrois baconoirg bairrada balearic balificovi barbaresco bardolino barrameda basilicata beaujolais bergerac bergkelder bergstrasse bernkastel binissalem blanquette bolgheri bonnezeaux bordeaux botr\tis bourboulenc bourgeois bourgogne bourgueil bouzeron brachetto breganze bretagne brindisi brouilly brunello bulgaria burgenland burgundy
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Total Eclipse by Liz Rigbey (£10.50)Publisher: Orion — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752801228]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Two small dings to the upper board and panel. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little ruffled, lightly spotted on the reverse but externally bright. Occasional light spotting to the top edge of the text block. Text bright and tight. A nice copy overall.Description: From the cover: “Julia came up to the observatory in the Northern California mountains that summer to escape the emptiness she felt after the violent deaths of her husband Lewis and stepdaughter Gail.

When she is charged with their murder, the circumstantial evidence against her is so damning that her attorney advises her to plead guilty. But Julia says she is innocent. Lomax knows she is. So he sets out to prove it.

As an astronomer, Lomax has few equals when it comes to the analysis of complex scientific data. And he knows from gazing at the stars that the answers to the present lie in unravelling the mysteries of the past.

Armed with a snapshot taken at Julia’s wedding he goes in search of the truth about her perfect family. The truth about Lewis, the wealthy lawyer in his sixties who has a taste for girls young enough to be his daughter. About Vicky, the alcoholic first wife who nurses her hatred with as much enthusiasm as she does her bourbon. About Richard, the son trapped in a web of duplicity he cannot bear to confront.

As he peels back the layers of deceit Lomax uncovers a picture that is very far from perfect. A picture of a broken family, driven by guilt, incest and obsessive jealously, ready to explode into violence at any moment. At its centre lies Gail, the plain, insecure stepdaughter whom nobody can remember, and Julia, whose beauty only serves to mask her loneliness.

But it is only when Julia’s trail is almost over that Lomax stumbles across the darkest secret of all…”
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West Coast Story by Rob Burt & Patsy North (£10.50)Publisher: London, New York, Sydney, Totonto: Hamlyn — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600393933]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Remainder mark to the foot of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: north 0600393933 rock music united states california history criticism west coast american surfing cult
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3rd Degree by James Patterson with Andrew Gross (£9.50)Publisher: Headline — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780755300235]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans a little otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Women's Murder Club series. 278 pages. Tags: policewomen california san francisco fiction terrorism fictional works james patterson with andrew gross 9780755300235 women murder club first editions firsts printings 1st
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A History of the Amish by Steven M. Nolt (£9.50)Publisher: Good Books (Pennsylvania) — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 156148072X]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the upper wrap and top corners of the first few pages. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and maps. From the cover: “The Amish, one of America’s most intriguing peoples, have survived for 300 years! While much has been written on the Amish recently, little has appeared about their history. This book brings together for the first time in one volume a thorough history of the Amish people. From their beginnings in Europe through their settlement in North America, the Amish have struggled to maintain their beliefs and traditions in often hostile settings. Atlantic crossings, westward migration, military conscription and compulsory school laws were just a few of the many challenges to the Amish church through the years. Caught in the currents and conflicts of national life, the Amish have remained a distinct people in America’s melting pot. Authoritative, thorough and interestingly written, A History of the Amish presents the deep and rich heritage of the Amish people. Includes a substantial bibliography for further reading and study.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 318 pages. Tags: intercollegiate administration fundamentalism conscientious l'anabaptiste iowa-nebraska anti-masonic christliches klopfenstein congregation christlicher wittgenstein pennsylvania zwetbrilcken compensation conservative agricultural agriculture christian's defenseless anabaptists brotherhood association alternative zweibrucken citizenship persecution theological immigration institution evangelical ernstweiler bloomington hochstetler cultiuateur experienced montbeliard approaching hershberger footwashing beginnings adjustment luxembourg historical augspurger confession vocational ambassador missionary hutterites discipline
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Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold (£9.50)Publisher: Hyperion — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780786886326]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Previous owner’s inscription to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight else.Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 483 pages. Tags: increasingly california glittering loneliness magicians challenge audacious francisco terrible magician romantic panorama pursued fiction houdini service himself america became carter become allure stunts secret modern hours great 1920s magic fear only need out the die two san and
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Die in Plain Sight by Elizabeth Lowell (£9.50)Publisher: William Morrow & Company — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0060504129]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Richard L. Aquan. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine. 385 pages. Tags: and appraisal blood california chills currentl deception devastating events excitement family grandfather’s greed has her history horrific house inheritance interest lacey’s lies masterpiece may murders museums paintings passion past paved peril rareties reduce researching secrets security series shocking specialist steal strange the twisted unexplained unlimited violent wants with world
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Golden Days by Carolyn See (£9.50)Publisher: London, Melbourne, Auckland & Johannesburg: Century — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712611614]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block slightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Philippa Bramson. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 196 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st short science fantasy feminist nuclear apocalypse california los angeles 70s 80s
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Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club by Ralph 'Sonny' Barger with Keith & Kent Zimmerman (£9.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1841153362]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 259 pages. Tags: angels barger biography california crime gangs general hell's history interest members motorcycles motorcyclists organized ralph sonny states transportation true united
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John Muir's Wild America by Tom Melham (£9.50)Publisher: National Geographic Society — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the head of the lower panel, a little tanned at the spine and margins. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: In John Muir's Wild America, author Tom Melham and photographer Farrell Grehan take you along the paths Muir travelled.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7". Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 199 pages. Tags: naturalist john muir rambles wild lands america america’s forests mountains valleys meadows plants animals trees appalachian swamplands georgia wildlife florida california sierra nevada yosemite granite cliffs waterfalls giant sequoias snow-clad volcanic cones shasta rainier cascade range alaska red glacier bay kayak fiords haunts seals eagles club mono lake tenaya miwok indians polly dome
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Loose Change: The Story of Three Women by Sara Davidson (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002114631]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Heavy shelf cock. Price Clipped. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “When Sara Davidson entered the University of California at Berkeley in the early 19605 she was mainly interested in enjoying herself, getting a good degree and, eventually, a good husband. Her two classmates, Natasha Taylor and Susie Berman, had similar goals. None of them could have known that she was entering college just as a tide of social change was rising, one which would reach its crest at Berkeley and would change for ever both them and the world they knew. There were sit-ins and love-ins; grass and acid; the Kennedys and the Beatles; Haight-Ashbury and Woodstock; the Vietnam War; the sexual revolution and the women’s movement. It was truly a time of ‘loose change’ — massive upheavals in the way people lived but seemingly without cohesion, shifting, rootless.

What became of Tasha, Susie and Sara — and people like them? This book is Sara Davidson’s answer — the true account of three women and what happened to them during one of the most turbulent decades in America’s history.

As she traces the varying paths she and her two friends followed, we move with them from New York’s sophisticated art world to Berkeley’s ultra-radical underground ; through destructive love affairs and marriages subjected to enormous strains; through ‘shrinks’ and abortions and draft-card burnings to the lives of the three women now in the mid-1970s. All three girls are completely honest about what they experienced, and how they felt, so that their account is often very moving and always personal. Loose Change is not, and does not attempt to be, a social history; yet future generations who want to understand what it was like in the 1960s in America will be able to use this book to find out.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: 20th 60s aspects biography century college conditions covered cultural dates general history political radicalism social states students studies united usa women women's young
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The Great California Game by Jonathan Gash (£9.50)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Century — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712646027]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “Lovejoy falls in love with America, even if all Manhattan can offer is a barman’s job at Fredo’s dingy eatery.

While working as a temporary waiter at the Aquilinas’ luxurious home, Lovejoy notices that a lady’s priceless jewels are lowly zircons. This, together with a misunderstanding about a valuable Sheraton piece, and his rescue of Mrs Aquilina from her kidnapping, gain Lovejoy favour.

He joins the Aquilinas and their extraordinary assortment of friends on their cruise-yacht Gina — where Lovejoy becomes part of an illicit antiques scam, involving extortion, the protection racket, con tricks, and general mayhem.

Lovejoy embarks on a desperate trip across America to raise money from antiques roguery. His only allies are an impoverished Manhattan hooker and the murderous Zole, a streetwise 8-year-old. But if Lovejoy’s fantastic antiques scams are going so well, why don’t the Aquilinas care when people try to gun Lovejoy down on a Louisiana waterfront…?

All trails lead westward. Working one last con on the Big Two international auction houses, Lovejoy heads into Los Angeles, ready to face the ritual of the Great California Game…”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ned Hoste. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: english fiction lovejoy novels bbc series starring ian mcshane knowledge antiques auction houses and collectors zircons paraded priceless diamonds ned hoste ~0712646027~ first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Great California Game by Jonathan Gash (£9.50)Publisher: Century — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712646027]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Lovejoy falls in love with America, even if all Manhattan can offer is a barman’s job at Fredo’s dingy eatery.

While working as a temporary waiter at the Aquilinas’ luxurious home, Lovejoy notices that a lady’s priceless jewels are lowly zircons. This, together with a misunderstanding about a valuable Sheraton piece, and his rescue of Mrs Aquilina from her kidnapping, gain Lovejoy favour.

He joins the Aquilinas and their extraordinary assortment of friends on their cruise-yacht Gina — where Lovejoy becomes part of an illicit antiques scam, involving extortion, the protection racket, con tricks, and general mayhem.

Lovejoy embarks on a desperate trip across America to raise money from antiques roguery. His only allies are an impoverished Manhattan hooker and the murderous Zole, a streetwise 8-year-old. But if Lovejoy’s fantastic antiques scams are going so well, why don’t the Aquilinas care when people try to gun Lovejoy down on a Louisiana waterfront…?

All trails lead westward. Working one last con on the Big Two international auction houses, Lovejoy heads into Los Angeles, ready to face the ritual of the Great California Game…”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ned Hoste. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: english fiction lovejoy novels bbc series starring ian mcshane knowledge antiques auction houses and collectors zircons paraded priceless diamonds ned hoste ~0712646027~ first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Sucker's Kiss by Alan Parker (£9.50)Publisher: Sceptre — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0340828439]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the cover: “It is during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that seven-year-old Thomas Moran finds himself accidentally embarking on a career in pickpocketing. In the years that follow, he becomes a master of his dubious craft, and grows to manhood travelling from state to state across America. His picaresque journey takes him through Prohibition and the Depression; into the frenzied highs of the Hootchy-Kootchy and the dying vineyards of California, accompanied by an array of richly drawn characters desperately clutching at the crumbling American Dream.

Italian and Chinese gangsters, con-artists, corrupt clergy and speak-easy bootleggers all have a part to play in Tommy’s destiny, but it is Effie, the great love of his life, who offers him the chance to change his future, and tries to save him from himself.

Colourfully written, engaging and richly evocative of an extraordinary period in American history, The Sucker’^ KUM marks the literary debut of a master storyteller.”
Notes: 256 pages. Tags: accidentally across america american bootleggers california career change chinese clergy con-artists conditions corrupt crumbling debut depression dream dying earthquake embarking fiction francisco from future gangsters great him himself his history hootchy-kootchy italian journey life literary love period picaresque pickpocketing pickpockets prohibition san save social speak-easy states take travelling united vineyards
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The Sunday Gardener by Edited by Alan Gemmell (£9.50)Publisher: Elm Tree Books — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241023726]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The book explains, writes Professor Gemmell in his introduction, ‘how it is possible to have an attractive and productive garden, even if your free time is limited, and recommends plants and techniques which will ease or reduce work.’ Each chapter is written by one of Britain’s leading gardening authorities; for instance, Fred Loads on Growing Fruit and Greenhouse Gardening; Arthur Billitt of the British Crop Protection Council on Pest and Weed Control; Dr. Shewell-Cooper on Organic Gardening; J. R. Escritt of the Sports Turf Research Organisation on Lawn Care; and C. D. Brickell of the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens on Shrubs. Professor Gemmell contributes an introduction to each chapter and has also compiled a gardening glossary of nearly 250 definitions, invaluable to a fuller understanding of catalogues, technical publications and the more advanced instructional books. There are eight pages of colour plates, line drawings in the text and a comprehensive index in The Sunday Gardener, a book that will open up new possibilities for the part-time gardener, as well as providing a useful addition to the library of keener enthusiasts.”Notes: Jacket designed by Peter Price. Foreword or introduction by The Editor. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 231 pages. Tags: abelia acidity activator aculeatus advice aechmea aerating aeration afghan african alan alkalinity alpine alpines alpinus amaryllis analysis anas anemones annuals antarctica aphelandra aphids apples aquilegias arkley arsenic artichokes aspidistra asters aubergines aubrietia aucuba azalea azaleas bags balloon barbecues bark basil baskets beans beds beech beer beetroot begonias belmoriana bending benlate berberis
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Vineland by Thomas Pynchon (£9.50)Publisher: Quality Paperbacks Direct [QPD] — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749391413]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned, heavier so toward the margins.Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 385 pages. Tags: action adventure american anarchy and author blessed book california characters covers culture english examples fiction general jackets literature modern northern orwellian politics reaganomics short single states stories texts thriller united writers zone
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Your Psychic Power: A Practical Guide To Developing Your Natural Clairvoyant Abilities by Carl Rider (£9.50)Publisher: Piatkus — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0861887751]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “This fascinating and very readable book reminds us that we are all born psychic, and teaches us how to rediscover and relearn this forgotten art. It will be of interest to everyone who has had an intuitive or psychic experience, however insignificant, and is interested in developing it further. Many people mistakenly believe that psychism is dangerous or harmful. It is not — but it has to be approached in the right way. Rider stresses the importance of having the right attitude to mastering psychic techniques and shows you how to achieve them. With Rider’s safe guidance and simple step-by-step exercises you will discover the exciting possibilities of clairvoyance, psychic awareness, sounds, auras, insights, energy games, dreaming, astral travel, and traditional divination techniques such as tea leaf reading, psychometry, crystal gazing and automatic writing. He also explains in detail the different levels and stages of psychic perception and ends the book with fascinating glimpse into the higher spirit realms.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: non-sense-based unconsciousness soul-measuring mephistopheles record-keeping principalities hallucinations morpho-genetic representation parapsychology consciousness reincarnation visualization understanding moon-watching communication concentration clairaudience precognition alternatives selflessness intelligence reappraising interpreting time-related spiritualist superstition five-pointed spiritualism helplessness clairvoyance irresolution traditional experiences sun-rhythms impressions composition unconscious apparitions surrounding spontaneous controlling tasseomancy destructive penetration remembering spiritually stimulation clairvoyant deprivation imagination
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