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Naval Operations Vol III (Text) & Vol III (Maps) by Sir Julian S. Corbett (£89.00)Publisher: London, New York & Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding of the text volume with some marks to the boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned and lightly spotted. Pages a little age-tanned. Map case is born and rubbed. Maps are all slightly tanned and a little spotted but remain clear. A decent set. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding-out map frontispiece; Appendices [9]; Maps in Rear Pocket [46]; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the History of the Great War Based On Official Documents series. [XIV] 470 pages. Tags: history great war based official documents committee imperial defence historical section battle falklands maps raid yorkshire coast dogger bank action preparation dardanelles campaign entry italy jutland mesopotamia
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The Unfinished Revolution by Philip Gould (£58.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316644781]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of text block lightly soiled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “It took Labour fourteen years, three elections and three party leaders before they did it. The party's triumph on 1 May 1997 was not only a total repudiation of the Tories but also the apotheosis of a revolution within Labour — and a complete vindication of those who had brought it about. Provocative, unguarded and illuminating, and including the first inside account of Labour’s 1997 election victory as well as the author’s insights into the ‘black arts’ of modern political campaigning, The Unfinished Revolution is essential reading for anyone interested in Blair’s Labour Party, and its — and Britain’s — future.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). Gilt titling to the Spine. 434 pages. Tags: modernisers campaigning chancellor leadership hattersley skeletons manifesto political mandelson cupboard election campaign hustings millbank campbell mcdonagh patricia bradshaw minister alastair margaret prescott downing general kinnock charlie harriet kaufman michael hewitt gerald healey modern clause within labour unions gordon harman street hunter philip whelan poster prime blair smith david tower peter major gould julie denis brown tony hall 1987 neil anji john 1992 1997 foot the roy new
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The Invasion of France, 1814 by Captain F. W. O. [Frederick William Orly] Maycock (£53.00)Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin — 1914Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Ex-Military Library: Numerals to the spine; Library stamp to the title page; Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Scattered stamps;Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Maps [6] in Rear Pocket; Number 21 in the series.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Orange boards with Dark Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Special Campaign series. [XV] 238 pages. Tags: maycock special campaign history france campaigns 1813-1814 napoleon emperor french napoleonic wars invasion
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The Anatomy of Glory: Napoleon and His Guard a Study in Leadership by Henry Lachouque (£45.00)Publisher: Rhode Island: Brown Island Press; London: Lund Humphries — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the laminate lifting and fading at the same. Original postal box now a little worn. Light spotting throughout, heavier to the start and finish but the text and plates remain bright and tight notwithstanding. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps; Fold-Out Maps [2]; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Appendices [5];

From the cover: “THEY GRUMBLED… BUT THEY KEPT ON FOLLOWING HIM

Of all his works, the Imperial Guard was Napoleon’s finest creation. Moulded from the flotsam of the French Revolution, this elite corps swept through Europe for fifteen years behind its indomitable master, sharing in his brilliant victories and bearing the brunt of his epic defeats with unfaltering devotion.

This narrative, presented through the eyes of the participants in an incomparable drama of endurance, heroism, and fidelity, has been adapted for English readers from Commandant Lachouque’s monumental work Napoleon Et La Garde Imperiale, crowned by the French Academy in 1957.

The men of the Guard marched in triumph into Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw, Madrid, Moscow. Members of the new popular knighthood , they taught the Grande Armee how to fight. They were tortured in Spain, frozen in Russia, shaken with typhus in Germany. Ragged and famished, they won a dozen battles in 60 days against overwhelming odds in the campaign of France.

When their chief fell from power in 1814 they followed him into exile in Elba. Then they returned to reconquer France in 20 days without firing a shot.

The Guard died at Waterloo. It never surrendered.

Its story from birth to death is told here for the first time in English, accompanied by more than 300 illustrations (90 in colour) most of which are from contemporary documents, and a third of which have never before been published.

The Appendix includes extensive notes on the illustrations and biographical notes on the artists represented.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII] 564 pages. Tags: france garde imperiale napoleon emperor french military leadership history napoleonic wars campaigns regimental army imperial guard operations
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The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February-June, 1942 by H. P. Willmott (£36.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870210920]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Distributors sticker covers publisher colophon on the title page. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

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

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

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

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

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

This view of the flow of events in the first half of 1942 provides one of the most comprehensive, balanced and readable studies of the period ever written. It will be of enduring interest to general readers as well as professional historians and students of World War Two.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [CVII] 596 pages. Tags: willmott 0870210920 world war 1939-1945 japan coral sea battle midway history naval operations japanese pacific ocean campaigns military warfare conventional battles actions oceania theatre second tsingtau politics defence policy strategy
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Ace of Aces: M. St. J. Pattle - Top Scoring Allied Pilot of WWII by E. C. R. [Edgar Charles Richard] Baker (£34.00)Publisher: Somerton: Crecy Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 094755436X]Condition: Poor - in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, heavier at the head of the spine with a small nick, price-sticker scar to the upper panel. Title page removed, errata slip remains. Description: Publishing date unvailable due to the lack of the title page, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “The nomination of the greatest fighter pilot of the Royal Air Force in the Second World War must always be a matter for argument. So many of the qualities which add up to greatness are not measurable — courage, leadership, endurance. The only concrete yardstick is the number of confirmed kills, the score of enemy aircraft shot down. It is on the latter account that M T St John Pattle can now be called the top-scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War II. But it is also the above-mentioned qualities which have placed ‘Pat’ Pattle, the boy from Butterworth, in the hall of legends. Yet, after the war Pattle’s achievements seemed destined never to be fully recognised — both because all records in the air campaign in Greece in 1941 were destroyed during the Allied retreat, and because the Greek campaign itself, viewed as an Allied defeat, was never perhaps given the acknowledgement it deserved. E C R Baker has pieced together Pattle’s amazing career with authoritative detail; this he has achieved through exhaustive research carried out in co-operation with the surviving pilots and other members of the squadrons with which Pattle fought. ‘Pat’ Pattle, once the unknown ace, was killed in the bitter fighting over Greece, and the records of his squadron never reached the Air Ministry files. But the author’s researches confirm that Pattle had shot down at least forty enemy planes in nine months of action before he was killed in April 1941. Furthermore, following the original publication of this book, the author was contacted by numerous people who knew, or were with, Pattle, during his career in the RAF, and provided further evidence of Pattle’s feats. On the basis of that evidence, Pattle’s confirmed kills can unquestionably be placed at between forty-four and sixty-four aircraft shot down. But this is more than a retelling of statistics. Here is the story of an outstanding fighter pilot and a great leader of men, the unknown ace of the Royal Air Force. Pattle was born in the Cape and raised on a lonely farm in Namibia. He discovered early in his life a keen desire within him to fly. He was rejected by the South African Air Force in 1933, but became more determined than ever to achieve his ambition. Pattle left South Africa to join the Royal Air Force before the war and achieved a success out of all proportion to expectations. He did much to help the hard-pressed troops on the ground. On 20 April 1941, a sick man, he led the remnants of his own and another squadron against an armada of over a hundred German aircraft. In the desperate fighting that followed, he shot down at least two enemy aircraft and then dived to the rescue of one of his pilots. The odds were too heavy and seconds later his aircraft, with Pattle slumped over the controls, crashed in the Bay of Eleusis.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5". Cream boards with White titling to the Spine. [XVII] 228 pages. Tags: baker 094755436x air fighting warfare force unit histories forces south africa second world war 1919 operation crusader volunteer formations volunteers royal raf squadron british squadrons biographical
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Battles of the Nineteenth Century Vol. II by Described by Archibald Forbes, G. A. Henty, Arthur Griffiths & Other Well-Known Writers (£27.50)Publisher: London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Co. Ltd. — 1897Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn at the corners, spine and joins. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting to the start. Description: Vol II of II only. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; All edges gilt; Portraits; Facsimiles; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 10½" x 7". [VIII] 760 pages. Tags: battles military history 19th century indian mutiny lucknow eureka stockade gurkha war khartoum siege sebastopol servo-bulgarian nile campaign pasha battle barrosa maharajpore punniar gettysburg
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Russia at War 1941 - 45 by Georgii Drozdov & Evgenii Ryabko (£26.00)Publisher: Stanley Paul — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091726360]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little creased at the head of the spine and has some faint marking to the laminate. Still, a very nice copy overall of a relatively scarce book.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Notes: Foreword or introduction by Vladimir Karpov. Size: 11½" x 9". 254 pages. Tags: world war soviet union history political aspects campaigns military warfare conventional battles social civilians and theatre operations eastern front russia second campaign the society illustrated works atlases pictorial georgii drozdov evgenii ryabko vladimir karpov carey schofield 0091726360 lydia kmetyuk first editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force 1933-1945 with a New Introduction by Air Commodore H. A. Probert by H. A. Probert (£24.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853685606]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This facsimile reprint of an official, formerly restricted publication relates the operational history of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, in addition to its origins and build-up during the Nazi period of the 1930s. Based on German documents and statistics, either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the scattered archives of the Luftwaffe, it provides a clear and concise narrative:”

  • The reconstruction of the German Air Force -secret beginnings, Hitler's influence, the Spanish Civil War, and the prelude to World War.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of European War -strength, equipment, production, manpower, organisation, and combat doctrines.
  • The first flush of tactical success-from Warsaw to France.
  • The first failure-Britain and the Atlantic.
  • Hitler's Continental policy -the invasion of the Balkans, the Crete landings and the German Air Force in Italy.
  • The Mediterranean Campaigns, 1941-1942 -Malta, the Western Desert and the Tunisian campaign.
  • The Russian Campaign -the First Phase, June 1941-December 1942.
  • The Holding Campaign in the West, 1941-43 -air defence against night bombing and air operations over Great Britain.
  • The German Air Force at the end of 1942
  • Diminished resources, production, manpower and supply problems, yet a growing burden of operational commitments.
  • The Russian Campaign in 1943-44 - recovery after Stalingrad, the last of the Blitzkrieg and the Luftwaffe's failure in Russia.
  • The Mediterranean Campaign 1943-1944
  • Sicily and the Allied invasions of Italy.
  • The Defence of the Reich, 1943-44-the Allied day and night bombing offensives and the night-fighter war.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of the second front, January-June 1944 -the Allied attack on the German aircraft industry, jet aircraft and preparations to meet the Anglo-American invasion.
  • The Invasion and the Hying bombs.
  • The crippling of the Luftwaffe- fuel resources and the desperate defence of the German oil industry.
  • The Eastern Front -the Russian advance into Poland.
  • The final defence of Germany.
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 425 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe history world war 1939-1945 kriegsmarine aerial operations german air forces probert 0853685606
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Warship Volume 49, January 1989 by Edited by Ian Grant (£23.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 085177492X]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". 64 pages. Tags: canadian vickers-built class submarines royal navy part perkins hawkcraig experiments submarine minelayers rangefinders tsushima naval sinking bartolomeo colleoni german heavy cruiser prinz eugen british shipboard catapult s-boote war west e-boat campaign north sea channel
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Silent Heroes by Evelyn Le Chêne (£21.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0285632140]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The Bravery & Devotion of Animals in War: An Animals' Roll of Honour. Later printing [1994]. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Bobbie was a small white terrier who became the hero of the disastrous battle of Maiwand during the Afghan Wars. Voytek, a rare Syrian bear, served with the Polish forces at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. Murphy the donkey is still remembered as the animal that sought out wounded Anzac soldiers in the carnage of Gallipoli and carried them to safety. These courageous animals are just some of the many commemorated in this warm and moving tribute to their outstanding bravery in action. Evelyn Le Chêne has delved deeply into the often elusive source material and where possible has talked to eyewitnesses to reveal many previously unrecorded details about these silent heroes of human wars over 140 years.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: courageous animals animal’s heroic deeds battle campaign human/animal relationship battle maiwand chindit minnie sea dog bamse the dickin medal voytek monte cassino irma blitz dog gallipoli murphy sebastopol tom simon the amethyst winkie pigeon post stubby fleabite rifleman khan rob the sas gestapo imperial war museum animals combat american purple heart french legion d’honneur people’s dispensary for sick animals military regiment mascot
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With Eagles to Glory: Napoleon and His German Allies in the 1809 Campaign by John H. Gill (£21.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853671304]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Maps; Glossary;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 534 pages. Tags: napoleonic wars german france napoleon emperor french austrian campaign regimental campaigns germany austria history military army operations germans battles
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Designing Pictorial Symbols by Nigel Holmes; Rose DeNeve (£20.50)Publisher: Watson-Guptill — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0823013278]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, top corners of both panels slightly rubbed with a small puncture to the lower panel near the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “THIS BOOK appeals to the basic creative search of designers for original approaches as it shows in practical, easy-to-follow steps, the conceptual thinking and artistic follow through needed to create effective pictorial symbols. Graphic designers, illustrators, editors, and others who, are responsible for presenting information in a compact, instantly recognizable form will find invaluable, proven methods and fresh results developed by one of the world’s best and most widely known graphic designers.

The book begins with a fascinating introduction that traces the emergence of pictorial symbols from the first abstract strokes cut 50,000 years ago by our ancestors into bone or rock, to the development of written symbols, the use of trademarks, and today’s spreading use of pictorial symbols in cars, on roadways, and in transportation terminals to bring international understanding to a world separated by hundreds of languages.

The second section consists of symbols used in recent years in Time magazine. These cover an enormous range of subject matter touching nearly every aspect of human endeavour — from entertainment to electoral politics, from sports and crime to energy, disarmament, and war.

The third section describes the intricate, creative process that marked the famous American Renewal print campaign symbol used by Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, Money, and Discover magazines as a common thread for a series of magazine articles on the revival of the American Dream.

In the fourth section, you will see the process and solutions to the challenging assignment of presenting some twenty sports symbols that must be fresh in themselves, but also different each year, as used to identify sports broadcasts in the official English ‘TV/radio guide, Radio Times.

A rich gallery of annotated examples makes up the book’s fifth section.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: and arts aspects commercial design general graphic holmes nigel psychological signs symbols technique
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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The Crucible of War: Western Desert 1941 by Barrie Pitt (£19.00)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224017713]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps. From the cover: “Shortly before midnight on June 11th, 1940, six troops of the 11th Hussars drove their Rolls-Royce armoured cars through gaps in the wire fence marking the border between Egypt and Tripolitania, and ambushed a small convoy of lorries crammed with bewildered Italian frontier troops whom nobody had bothered to inform of Mussolini’s declaration of war on Britain, made 24 hours before from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia. Thus began the Desert War — the land campaign that meant more to the British people than any other between 1939 and 1945, and probably as much as the Battle of Britain in the air. It was to last for three years and secure for the allies the vital Middle East oil supplies without which they would have lost the war against the dictators.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 506 pages. Tags: tobruk rommel auchinleck hussars sollum bay wavell balbo hobart selby wavell libyan troops bardia western desert 4th armoured brigade sidi barrani panzer iis tug argan taranto long range desert group Kesselring Godwin-Austen Norrie Pienaar Duda
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A Short History of the British Army to 1914 by Eric William Sheppard (£18.00)Publisher: Constable — 1926Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, somewhat dull and faded. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted.Description: 18 Maps. From the introduction: “The military history of this country may be divided into two parts, the campaigns fought by British troops in Europe, India or America against the armies of Continental powers, and the small wars within the British Empire which have recurred at given intervals since that empire was first won. Of necessity such a narrative as this must deal mainly with the former of these two categories of operations, the latter being but briefly touched on.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 313 pages. Tags: british military history british army duke marlborough louis xiv france overseas empire anglo-french rivalry india loss america conquest india revolutionary france napoleon waterloo campaign american war boer war indian wars south african war crimea persian war china wars abyssinian war somaliland ashanti wars sudan maori wars oudenarde regular standing army continental campaigns conduct war campaigns british triumphs
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Cassie's Captain by Juliet Dymoke (£18.00)Publisher: Piatkus — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0749903767]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: For Cassie Conway and her siblings it is a proud day when her father's theatre company comes to the small market town of Thrapley. At last, after years of touring, they have enough funds to establish a theatre of their own. Only the death of her brother Roland in the Peninsular Campaign overshadows the excitement.Notes: Jacket designed by Kenny McKendry. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 264 pages. Tags: peninsular campaign theatre company french prisoners-of-war historical romances thrapley.
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Operation Freshman:The Rjukan Heavy Water Raid 1942 by Richard Wiggan (£17.00)Publisher: London: William Kimber & Co., Ltd — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071830571X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “On a winter’s night in late 1942 there foundered in the mountains of Southern Norway one of the most vital — if not the most vital — missions of the Second World War. Thirty-four men in two gliders, towed by Halifax bombers, set out to sabotage the heavy water plant at Vemork and so cripple Germany’s efforts to be the first to produce an atomic bomb. Both gliders and one of the Halifaxes crashed. The crew of the bomber died instantly, as did the pilots and co-pilots of the gliders. But there were survivors from the gliders, members of the British 1st Airborne Division, Royal Engineers.

It was the fate of these Royal Engineers that turned this little-known raid, code-named Operation Freshman, into a tale of horror and murder that remained a mystery until British forces returned to Norway at the end of the war. The men died as a direct result of a top secret order just issued by Hitler and, then unknown to the British, aimed at curbing damaging commando raids.

Richard Wiggan tells how Operation Freshman was conceived and planned in a desperate race against time and of the difficulties to be overcome. His in-depth research into the operation included access to war crimes trial records not yet open to the general public. He presents a detailed account which includes Norwegian involvement in Freshman, both in the operation itself and in aiding the survivors. The book also describes the subsequent successful raid on Vemork by Special Operations Executive Norwegian agents.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: operation freshman commando operations norway rjukan underground movements history german occupation military battles armies second british army corps royal engineers groups divisional raid vemork group heavy water airborne norwegian campaign commandos 9780718305710
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The Naval History of the World War: The Stress of Sea-power, 1915-16 by Thomas G. [Goddard] Frothingham (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Harvard Universtiy Press — 1925Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little unevenly soiled, more heavily at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Tables; Fold-Out Maps [8];Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black Spine Strip to Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 342 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 naval operations admiral scheer battle jutland german projects u-boat warfare campaign strategy british letter jellicoe
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Traveller by Richard Adams (£17.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Hutchinson — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091738911]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. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Very small tipex mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains: Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “In comfortable stables at Lexington, Virginia, a sturdy, nine-year-old grey chats to his friend Tom the Nipper, one of the domestic cats. Soon we learn that he is no ordinary horse, but Traveller, General Robert E. Lee’s mount in the American Civil War. The war now over, Traveller has become a loved and honoured member of Lee’s family at Washington College, where the General (on sufferance of the victorious Federal North) is President. Lee still rides his horse every afternoon. The complete understanding between them, forged in the war years, has grown if anything deeper during these latter days of peace.

Through Traveller’s memories, told to Tom, we learn how, on Sewell Mountain in 1861, he first met Lee, then a subordinate general, and how the two met again on the coast of Carolina, where Lee bought Traveller (and named him). At the beginning of June 1862, President Davis appoints Lee to command the army desperately defending Richmond against “the Blue men” — the Federals. In the glorious but appallingly bloody campaign which follows, known as the Seven Days, Traveller first experiences action with his master. Then the Army of Northern Virginia marches northward to Manassas, where they again win victory. Traveller carries Lee to Antietam, to Fredericksburg in the snow, to Chancellorsville in the forest, and so to Gettysburg and to the dreadful engagements in The Wilderness. Finally we learn of the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, and hear Traveller’s account of what happened at Appomattox.”
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Diplomacy To Politics by Wynn Hugh-Jones (£16.50)Publisher: The Memoir Club — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1841040630]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block very lightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is a true story of twentieth-century travel and venture, told in an unusually informative and entertaining way, including the author’s diplomatic career in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Africa, and an inside account of the ‘Great Debate’ campaign of 1971 and the parliamentary battles of 1971/72 which took Britain into Europe.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 466 pages. Tags: llangollen lloyd george jesi house common jedda paris standard athletic club’s arosa touré guinea ashley clarke campidoglio raf diplomatic career foreign and commonwealth europe
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Seapower Ashore: 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land by Edited by Captain Peter Hore (£16.50)Publisher: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761554]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “For most of the age when the Royal Navy dominated the world's oceans, it actually did much of its fighting ashore. From supporting the army during the Napoleonic Wars with its heavy guns, to shore bombardments such as at Acre in 1840 and Sweaborg during the Crimean War, to the landing of naval brigades of marines and bluejackets in Queen Victoria's myriad ‘little wars’, the nineteenth century saw the Royal Navy playing a major part in land warfare. This extended into the twentieth century, with the Royal Naval Division fighting on the Western Front in the First World War, the men of HMS Hood landing their ship's field gun in the ill-fated Norwegian Campaign of 1940, and, very recently, when the submarine HMS Splendid fired Britain's first Tomahawk cruise missiles at land targets in the former Yugoslavia in 1999. A group of eminent naval historians has been assembled to describe this vital element of the Royal Navy's role which has so often been overshadowed by the fleet actions of Nelson's time, and of the First and Second World Wars.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: anglo-japanese contribution bombardment operations walcheren revisited 1899-1901 britannia encounter 1896-1900 1793-1815 division seapower campaign unlikely howcroft decisive tomahawk adriatic sweaborg 1780-97 admiral michael 1863-64 richard 1914-19 lucknow aliquid willett assault science lambert 1857-59 brooks beatty syrian cannon andrew france pocock labour norway ashore arthur relief second semper africa nelson water white
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The Mediterranean and Middle East: Volume I the Early Successes Against Italy (to May 1941) by I. S. O. [Ian Stanley Ord] Playfair (£16.00)Publisher: Uckfield: The Naval & Military Press — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1845740653]Condition: Good. Upper wrapper heavily curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [10]; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". In the History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military series. [XXV] 506 pages. Tags: history second world war united kingdom military 1939-1945 operations campaigns warfare battles theatre north africa italy african campaign western desert tunis algeria guides chronologies official publications middle mediterranean
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All Heaven in a Rage by E. S. [Ernest Sackville] Turner (£15.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, lower panel lightly soiled and scuffed. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This is the story of how the British race was persuaded, shamed and legislated into showing mercy to the ‘brute creation’. It traces the course of controversies over stag and fox hunting, the art of ‘shooting flying’, cock-fighting, the pursuit of big game, vivisection, the bearing rein, performing animals, the spreading of myxomatosis, the introduction of broiler-houses and many other practices which have raised passions.

Until ‘Martin’s Act’ was passed, in 1822, reformers concentrated on the base sports like bull-baiting, which was defended on the grounds that it accustomed men to bloodshed and fitted them to fight the French. A troop of dragoons was sent in to suppress the Stamford bull-running in 1838. Class warfare bedevilled every attempt at reform and the Christians persisted in quarrelling, not over whether animals had feelings and rights, but whether they had souls. But gradually men ceased to ride horses to death for wagers; the law cracked down on dog-drawn carts; pigs were no longer whipped to death to please epicures; trap pigeon shooting — once a pastime of Lords v. Commons — was suppressed; the murderous plumage trade was brought under control; and Britain even found occasion to pass an Act regulating rodeos.

The author takes a close look at changing fashions in sportsmanship. After a day in which 4,000 pheasants fell George V said to the Prince of Wales: ‘I think we overdid it a bit today’. Where lies the elusive line between sportsman and poulterer? Is it sport when a man kills, facing neither danger nor hardship? Is it decent to dig out a fox? To course a hare?”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charles Gorham. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 324 pages. Tags: against and animals aspects britain campaign cruelty cultural ethical general great history hunting illustrations including kingdom moral portraits religious reproductions rights science social society the united welfare with
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England Under the Stuarts by George Macaulay Trevelyan (£15.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1996Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Slipcase. A few marks to the case and spine (which many well clean up in fact) otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Blue cloth with title plate to slipcase, similar to spine with additional gilt titling. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations.Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". 503 pages. Tags: gloucester navigation donnington winstanley devonshire mandeville jacobitism invitation succession monopolies revolution harrington conference buckingham discipline deposition sunderland reputation toleration opposition chancellor episcopacy knighthood shrewsbury instrument zuylestein government abjuration winnington assessment dissenters archbishop settlement cottington fitzharris malplaquet portsmouth manchester importance lauderdale authorized recruiting commission commercial engagement tyrconnell indulgence blue-water nottingham puritanism uniformity
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Peter The Great by Stephen Graham (£15.50)Publisher: Ernest Ben — 1929Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Light spotting to start and finish. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned / soiled.Description: A life of Peter I of Russia called the 'Great'. B&W plates.Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Tags: miloslavs narishkins preobrazhenskoe strieltsi khovansky court abandons moscow eudoxia general patrick gordon golitsin’s campaign tartary troitsky russia archangel kozhukhovsky durak azov campaign riga konigsberg death gordon russians defeated narva pact with augustus dorpat narva astrakhan tsar rodno siege mogilef battle lesnoi mazeppapp carlsbad menshikof stettin peter the great father the fatherland emperor all the russias treaty havelsburg tolstoy rumiantsef mary hamilton mary cantemir lomanof tsar alexis matveyef muscovite prince
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Television and Radio: Everybody's Soapbox by Bruce Parker; Nigel Farrell; (£14.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713713062]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons. From the cover: “The chance to appear on a radio or television programme is the opportunity of a lifetime to speak to a mass audience. Yet how many people appreciate the value of such an offer, or really know how to make the most of it? With the expansion of broadcasting in the 1980s there will be more air time available to members of the public in scores of programmes, particularly those put out by regional and local television and radio stations. Nearly everyone has something to gain by a chance to appear on the air: the father searching for his teenage daughter, the secretary of the local drama group which is putting on an unusual play, the harassed mother seeking action about the damp walls of her council house, or the managing director who wants a little publicity for his firm’s award-winning product. Everybody’s Soapbox explains in an entertaining way not only how to use your time on the air effectively but how to go about obtaining it in the first place. The authors take a detailed and often humorous look into what happens behind the scenes of broadcasting. Some of the pitfalls are described, including the ones to avoid when being interviewed. Don Osmond’s cartoons complement the light-hearted but informative text. Much advice is provided, particularly for those who find themselves on the air for the first time. Radio and television techniques are revealed and the jargon is made clear. There is guidance on how to handle an interview and how best to present yourself. You can also find out the right way to deal with the film crew which may arrive at your house.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Osmond. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: acceptable added adding additional addresses adjusting advantages adversaries advertising advice affairs affected agreements amalgamating anecdotes animals annual appeals appearance approach appropriate atmosphere audiences availability avoid avoidance avoided avoiding awards badges balance bald basis bbc behaviour birmingham blatant bracklesham breakdowns breakfast britain broadcasters broadcasting broadcasts budgets buttons cable cablevision cameras campaign caption
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Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson (£14.00)Publisher: London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Bantam Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780593065143]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 330 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st heroes rome emperor nero sects campaign against boudicca britain judaeans history republic historical empire
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From Atlanta To The Sea by William T. Sherman (£14.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1961Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ — in Good Slip Case. Slip case rubbed at frayed at corners, a little soiled at spine and unevenly faded.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Foreword or introduction by B. H. Liddell Hart. Size: 9" x 6¾". Blue & Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: atlanta campaign nashville chattanooga kenesaw battles about kenesaw capture Atlanta 1864 savannah pocotaligo campaign the carolinas goldsboro raleigh washington remarkable commanders american civil war smooth-bore musket muzzle-loading rifle breech-loader quickened rate fire growing mdustrialization union forces utilizing sea-power confederates coastal flank sherman grant etowah bridge federal entrenchments kenesaw
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Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£14.00)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Leans very slightly.Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: ~0007120109~ first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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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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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£13.50)Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: 0007120109 first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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The Enterprise Years: A Business Man in the Cabinet by Lord Young (£13.50)Publisher: Headline — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is also slightly loose to the book.Description: From the cover: “It is the growth of enterprise, the efforts of millions of our people engaged in the creation and development of businesses large and small that is the real driving force of the economy — Lord Young

In 1974, the 42-year-old David Young, already a highly successful businessman, considered emigrating to the United States; he was convinced that Britain was in irreversible decline. The spirit of enterprise that had inspired his grandfather to emigrate from Lithuania to the East End of London in 1905 was all but dead -smothered in the "corporatism" of the 1960s and 70s. Fortunately for Britain, David Young’s emigration was short lived — and he went on to play a key role in the revival of the enterprise culture.

In this remarkable memoir, Lord Young describes the ten years he spent at the heart of the “Thatcher revolution” — first as Special Adviser at the Department of Trade and Industry when the first tentative steps were taken on the road to privatisation and then, when unemployment became a major problem, as a controversial Chairman of the Manpower Services Commission.

In 1984 Margaret Thatcher put him in the Lords and in her Cabinet, first as Minister without Portfolio and the following year as Secretary of State for Employment. He was at the forefront in the fight against unemployment and, when that ceased to be the central political problem, played a key role in the 1987 election. His dramatic account of the election portrays vividly, in diary form, the day-by-day triumphs and disasters of a campaign when, for a time, senior figures in the party were aware of the possibility of defeat.

After the election triumph, he became Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. He describes how he turned the DTI into the department for enterprise but then had to handle such hot potatoes as the Barlowe Clowes affair, the House of Fraser, and, most controversial of all, the sale of Rover to British Aerospace.

When Lord Young resigned in 1989 to resume his business career, he could look back on a decade in which the face of Britain had been transformed — the spirit of enterprise regained. This enthralling book is the story of Lord Young’s part in that transformation..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 338 pages. Tags: young graffham david ivor baron 1932- lord industry and state great britain history 20th century politicians biography industrial policy cabinet officers politics government 1979-1997 1979- twentieth autobiographies international relations businessmen autobiography business europe contemporary 0747202753
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A Square Called Silence by Desmond Meiring (£13.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the text block very lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This novel is set in ten weeks of terrorism in Caracas, splendid capital of an oil-rich country, soaring concrete city of skyscrapers and wide racing highways, by night perhaps the most strikingly illuminated city on earth. But the myriad crowded ranches of the very poor hang above it, from all its western mountains, tumbled and invading, the contrast they provide that of all Latin America, and source and symbol of its brooding lightning violence.

The story is of Mercedes, alien in this crueller land through her strict Madrid heritage, attuned at last to a wise corruption in a secret world of its very rich and leisured, a brilliant iridescent world poised fragile as a bubble on the city’s savagery. Her companions in this sentimental education are Juan-Ramon, her brother for whom she is his first and impossible love, his second a dedicated terrorism, in which his steps cross and echo hers ironically; and Raoul, whom the gods sent to open to her the golden discovery of her own senses, himself beyond morality, many-layered as a lacquered Chinese box, lost Theseus in the soft labyrinths of sex; and a stranger, a true citizen of the ranches and the western barrios, who has always known her exactly, and so shadows her slow graduation to decadence more subtly, and with patience.

The novel suggests that the true tragedy is not that of the classic hero in his lonely fight with his angel, ended neatly in the facile purity of death, but of those who have had a vision, and choose to lose it, and live on.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Battle. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: about activist adventure arabia assault attack based bomb bomber bombing books campaign campaigner containing create espionage explode extremist fanatic fiction havoc intelligence militant murder novels radical rebel revolutionary saudi set strike suicide surveillance suspense terror terrorists thriller vest violence
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Get A Job In 30 Days Or Less: A realistic Action Plan for Finding the Right Job Fast by Matthew J. Deluca; Nanette F. Deluca; (£13.00)Publisher: McGraw-Hill — 1999Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0070164398]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Upper wrap a little curled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “If you follow the plan in Get a Job in 30 Days or Less it’s much more likely that you’ll be offered the job you’ve always wanted after 30 days or less of searching! Who couldn’t spare a month to: Land a far better job than the one you have now; Get the job you want in the field of your dreams; Build self-confidence while you’re on a job search; Identify key selling points that make you valuable to employers (they’re skills you already have!); Gain and maintain search momentum; Overcome weaknesses in your job history, approach, and methods; Avoid common job-search errors and time-wasting traps; Hear “Can you start Monday?”; This intensive 30-day action plan gives you a one-day-at-a-time detailed schedule to get you on track, keep you focused, and help you reach your goal by the shortest possible route. Filled with tools that won’t just help you get a job. Get a Job in 30 Days or Less is a book that truly can change your life!”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 315 pages. Tags: achievements achieving addresses ads advanced advantages advice agency alternative analysis answering applications approach associations attending attire avoid banks basic browsers busters calls campaign candidate's careers certifications characteristics checklist choices chronological classified clinic cold-calls combined commitment communicate communication computers confidentiality contact content contingency costs counteroffers courtesy cover creative credo cyberspace daily definition
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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
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Schnews And Squall by VARIOUS (£13.00)Publisher: Justice? — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780952974833]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Tags: crops capitalism privatisation seattle cartoons satirical subverts campaign groups anarchy
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Wellington: The Bidassoa & Nivelle by F. C. Beatson (£13.00)Publisher: London: Tom Donovan Publishing Ltd. — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1871085276]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 224 pages. Tags: estuary bidassoa hendaye san marcial heights louis xiv hill wellington’s final victorious campaign peninsular invasion france napoleon portugal battle nivelle french orders war
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A Writer Or Something by Penelope Tremayne (£12.50)Publisher: London, Sydney & Wellington: Unwin Hyman — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0044402570]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a very small nick to the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 305 pages. Tags: kidnapping tamil guerrillas pre-war upper class britain singapore greece turkey cross eoka terrorist campaign reported army dhofar war security authors english 20th century biographies
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Citizen Ken by John Carvel (£12.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701139293]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slight rubbing at the top corners of the DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Includes a letter from Dick Garrett, Features Editor at The Standard, to Brian Walden as a review copy. From the cover: “The most odious man in Britain — The Sun. This opinion of Ken Livingstone is shared by most of Fleet Street, Mrs Thatcher and the Conservative Party, and a fair proportion of the Labour Party — but not by a large percentage of the British public. For this is the man who came second only to the Pope m the BBC’s Man of the Year poll and whose integrity and disarming honesty have won him as many friends as enemies.”Notes: Jacket designed by Donald McPherson. Size: 8" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ken livingstone red ken radical-populist hero labour leader political convictions glc politicians 942.1085’092’4 da676.8.l5 local government conservative ministers greater london council political flair campaign for labour party democracy london transport greater london enterprise board camden chairman housing brent east selection contest ilea leadership battle labour party nec local government act local government planning and land act marshall inquiry greater london militant tendency rate-capping revolutionary communist party socialist campaign for labour victory socialist labour league socialist workers party tatchell workers’ revolurionary party
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Ducks and Geese: A Guide to Management by Tom Bartlett (£12.50)Publisher: Crowood Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946284237]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little ruffled at head and tail, commensurate bruising. Small typex mark to lower edge of upper panel of dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Describing the techniques he employs in the management of his own collection of domestic waterfowl. The author shows how easy and enjoyable it can be to keep ducks and geese successfully — but also points out the difficulties involved in breeding the perfect show specimen.”Notes: Jacket designed by Vanetta Joffe. Illustrated by Vanetta Joffe. Foreword or introduction by Christopher Marler. 110 pages. Tags: construction successfully transporting environment association ventilation conserving artificial collecting incubation collection sebastopol orpington appleyard predators aylesbury waterfowl harlequin toulouse compound campbell campaign handling domestic pleasure speculum feathers sickness mandible american muscovy runners swedish keeping holding greylag rearing fencing crested brooder british chinese storing showing natural feeding village coverts primary webbing england
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Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash (£12.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0233963413]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of dustwrapper ruffled, laminate lifting in places, ¾" closed tear to the bottom tip of the upper panel, both panels a little scuffed and soiled. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Heavy knock at the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Story of Their Relationship Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers. 2nd Impression. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. & Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 765 pages. Tags: internationally administration aristocratic presidential achievements declaration souvestre’s association antifascist second-wave co-founders president’s roosevelt’s conscience presidency politician washington roosevelts commission committee amendment coalition prominent president formation roosevelt finishing universal sorority activist franklin policies american pacifist conquers advocate campaign official politics assembly approved delegate feminism smith’s history working drafted victory support general founded
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From Atlanta to the sea by William T. Sherman (£12.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1961Binding: Hardback - in Slip Case Condition: Very Good - in Good+ Slipcase. Slipcase rubbed at head. Spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 6¾". Blue & Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: lieutenant-general muzzle-loading breech-loader confederates' confederacy's entrenchments smooth-bore chattanooga breastworks telegraphy Washington fire-power remarkable protective goldsboro' operations pocotaligo shenandoah mcclellan, mcallister commanders mcdowell's nashville Jefferson utilizing carolinas sea-power advantage president tecumseh trenches savannah captured defences american generals railroad richmond mountain yorktown campaign increase columbia raleigh capture sherman coastal leaving tearing greater federal
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Inside the SAS by Craig Philip; Alex Taylor (£12.50)Publisher: Blitz — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185605232X]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: A book about Britain's Special Air Service, with contributions from former SAS men and photographs, illustrations and campaign maps. First in this edition [Bloomsbury 1992].Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 224 pages. Tags: david stirling long range desert group lrdg special air service sas brigade world war malaya oman jebel akhdar borneo aden anti-terrorism falklands gulf war patrols tactics explosives sabotage behind enemy lines counter-terrorist tactics regiment sas signals army air corps flight combat trooper hereford sbs independent elites guerrilla campaign d-day chinook delta force agheila 1st airborne corps glock ira jebel akhdar malayan races liberation army mogadishu northern ireland qaboos san carlos water desert shield desert storm ulster troop winged dagger
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James A. Michener: A Biography by John P. Hayes (£12.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491034741]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is the first biography of the best-known storyteller in the world today. Everyone knows the name — and hardly anyone knows the man. Michener didn’t begin writing until he was forty, but with Tales of the South Pacific, his first book, he hit the jackpot. Each succeeding bestseller has made him a millionaire many times over-but he remains a careful spender. And, despite fame and wealth and a Pulitzer Prize, he remains insecure about his talent. Looking for immortality as a writer, he works every day as though his life depended on it. Here is Michener’s life story, from his humble beginnings as the son of a poor widow in Pennsylvania. Childhood scarred him, but it also provided his drive to succeed. After a stint of teaching at a Quaker school and a brief trial as a book editor, he joined the Navy and was sent to the South Pacific. It was there, on New Caledonia, that a single dramatic incident made him decide to be a novelist.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 276 pages. Tags: michener american book award angel’s club mabel michener doylestown high school pulitzer prize vange nord nai yok nuyphakoi siamese doctor mari yoriko sabusawa pipersville mari michener campaign for congress bucks county medal freedom saigon structure writing american writers authors historical fiction military fiction
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Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297846442]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Following the great success of the best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur has found and interviewed the last twenty-one British veterans of the conflict. The oldest of these men is 109, the youngest 104. In their own words they describe the extraordinary changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, all have lived as adults through the Depression, the Second World War and the Millennium. But for these men, the Great War was the defining period of their lives. Some of them, mere boys at the outbreak, lied about their ages to join up. They saw action in the trenches, at sea and in the fledgling air services.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: meuse-argonne porokovskikov skoda-porsche expeditionary anti-semitism ersatz-reserv straussenburg flamethrowers dellmensingen combined-arms passchendaele yarde-buller conscription disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris etain-verdun saint-mihiel anglo-french organization intelligence propagandist mobilization joseph-simon rennenkampf wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs jean-joseph knobelsdorf minenwerfer tagliamento grandmaison philippines clemenceau millimetre hindenburg grignotage censorship clausewitz konstantin carpathian belleville controlled superieure fourteenth
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Men and Women: Feminism and Anti-Feminism Today by Kenneth Hudson (£12.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715342983]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy rubbing to the edges and tanning to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “Today’s anti-feminism in Europe and America takes varied and often subtle forms — from downright exploitation of women as sexual playthings to patronising denial of their capacity to hold the more responsible jobs. It has deep historical and psychological roots, and the fact that it often goes unrecognised for what it is, even by its perpetrators, does not mitigate the impoverishment of society which it causes.

This lively, readable and often humorous book examines the causes and effects of discrimination against women in different spheres. The author finds that although contraception, better educational opportunities and a keen demand for workers, has left western women freer than they have ever been to lead the lives they choose, this freedom is creating its own problems. Men must adjust their traditional image of themselves as boss and breadwinner; women struggle to reconcile male methods and standards in business politics or sex relations, with their own different values and approach.

This study should help clarify muddled thinking on a highly-charged subject. Where false inequalities are seen for what they are, where woman is regarded neither as a mere sexual object nor as identical with man, then the rich potential of human beings in partnership begins to become apparent.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 187 pages. Tags: abolitionist access acts american anti-feminism anti-slavery asa association benevolent berkman biographies birth blackwell brady britain butler cady campaign career caroline catalysts child circumstances collected college committee comstock congress contagious contraception custody davies diaphragm dilemma diseases distressed double education educational elizabeth elmy emancipation emily emma employment fanny feminism feminists florence founds
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Problems in Labor Relations by Benjamin M. Selekman; Sylvia Kopald Selekman; Stephen H. Fuller; (£12.50)Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly soiled and tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1950] From the cover: “When the first edition of this book was written in the tense atmosphere of the immediate postwar years, the question may well have been asked whether collective bargaining was an enduring institution. The year 1946, for instance, was marked by repeated, costly strikes in one basic industry after another. Indeed, in a reaction against this thrust of power on the part of new, industry-wide unions, the Taft-Hartley Act was enacted in 1947. It marked a reversal of the trend started with the validation of the Wagner Act by the Supreme Court in 1937. For now trade unions, too, were under surveil lance and could be made subject to charges of unfair labor practices as only management had been under the Wagner Act. Other restrictions were placed upon them by the Federal law, and a number of states enacted even more stringent legislation in the form of so-called “right-to-work” laws.

At this writing, ten years later, it can safely be said that, whatever legisla tion may still be forthcoming, collective bargaining has nevertheless survived as a permanent institution. Hardly any responsible managements would be willing to say now, regardless of their feelings in the past, that they preferred to function without unions or that they could do so even if they so desired. Problems still continue, some of them serious in nature. Whereas in the first five or six years after the war it was repeated strikes, some of an emergency nature, that troubled the nation, now it is “creeping” inflation. Indeed, many observers think that the continuous inflationary trend can be traced in large part to the periodic wage settlements, including fringe benefits, entered into by large unions and large corporations which establish patterns for the econ omy as a whole. The debate goes on as to whether unions are the primary cause of the inflationary trend or whether it is caused by corporations when they translate wage increases into price increases which, it is charged, are greater than just the wage component. To this management replies, ‘Well, surely, prices must be greater than the amount of the wage increase because our wage increase creates a cycle which makes everything we buy cost more. It costs us many times more to replace plants and machinery we built before the inflationary cycle began, not to say anything about raw and semi-finished material’.

The truth of the matter is that problems will always be with us: this or that issue will continuously arise in the highly dynamic industrial environment that characterizes this nation. Collective bargaining does not in itself solve major economic and social problems. What it does provide is a procedure by means of which problems can be identified and handled.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Harvard Business School Case series. [IX] 702 pages. Tags: absenteeism activity administrative aerospace affairs affluent aggressive agreements aims alienation alliance alternative amalgamated amalgamations analysis anarchism anomie apathy appeals arbitration aristocracy assembly asset association attitudes authority automation autonomous ballot bargaining benefits boards bolsheviks bonus bourgeoisie branch breakaway bullock bureaucracy bureaucratised campaign cant capitalism cash certificates challenge character charismatic chartism check-off climate
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The Campaign of Sedan: The Downfall of the 2nd Empire. August-Septembner 1870 by George Hooper (£12.50)Publisher: London: George Bell & Sons — 1887Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Book plate to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Maps [2]; Plans;Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 362 [4] pages. Tags: hooper sedan campaign franco-prussian war 1870-1871 downfall second empire german army battle woerth spicheren vionville-mars tour colombey-nouilly gravelotte
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The Great European War by C. R. L. Fletcher (£12.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1910Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, boards and spine faded and dull. Top edges of text block tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Vol. IV covering the period 1792-1815. 4pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. Fold-out map to face page 1 with 5 further maps within the text.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt / Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the An Introductory History of England series. 351 pages. Tags: french revolution british radicals belgian campaign cromwellian settlement the restoration james french bantry bay the east india company clive bengal mahratta war fall seringapatam the law settlement the poor law the poor rate navy after trafalgar battle vimeiro ciudad rodrigo badajoz castlereagh the american war peace vienna the battle trafalgar
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