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Letters and Journals: Written by the Deceased Mr Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow Carefully Transcribed by Robert Aiken by Robert Baillie (£406.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gray, Edinburgh; and J. Buckland and G. Keith, London — 1775Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Raised bands and spine ends worn. Marbled boards now faded and rubbed heavily. Dunnichen Library plates to both pastedowns. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank and title page. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now, with scattered spotting and some toning to the leaves. Description: Complete in II volumes. Containing an impartial account of public transactions, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662; a period, perhaps, the most remarkable that is to be met with in the British history. With an account of the author's life, prefixed; and a glossary, annexed. Baillie, Robert (1602–1662), was a Church of Scotland minister and author, son of James Baillie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Helen Gibson, and born in Saltmarket Street, Glasgow, on 30 April 1602. He attended Glasgow grammar school and between 1617 and 1620 the University of Glasgow, graduating MA.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". [VIII] 456/462 pages. Tags: baillie robert 1599-1662 correspondence family scotland history 17th century sources britain civil war 1642-1649
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All the World's Fighting Ships: All the World's Fighting Ships, Illustrated, Portrait-details of Over One Thousand Warships with Notes and Other Useful Statistics, Also Plans of All Ships Carrying Vertical Armour by Fred T. [Thomas] Jane (£254.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Rebound with the original title pasted on. Text block has a ripple throughout. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and a reasonably good copy of a less than common edition. Description: Parallel text in English, French, German & Italian; 2nd (revised and correct up to March 10th, 1898) edition, 1st printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Title Page Vignette;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Upper Board. 218 pages. Tags: jane history military naval technology engineering warships 19th century battleships drawings
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The Naval History of Great Britain from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV: A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and An Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, R. N. [6 Volumes] by William James (£230.00)Publisher: London: Richard Bentley — 1837Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn on the spine and tips of all volumes. Bookplate laid over bookplate to the pastedown of each. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting, more so at the frontispieces and titles. A decent set overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding Abstracts; Portrait to the frontispiece of each;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Tags: james royal navy britain europe politics government history naval 18th century 19th french revolutionary napoleonic wars
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The East African Coast: Select Documents from the First to the Earlier Nineteenth Century by Edited by G. S. P. [Greville Stewart Parker] Freeman-Grenville (£154.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight fraying at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans a little. Top edge of the folding map browned where not quite flush with the head of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “This work gives students and all those interested in the pre-colonial history of the East African coast translations of the principal documents on which our present knowledge is based. The object is to enable them to form their own ideas, even if they are not equipped with Greek, Latin, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Italian and Swahili. It contains most of the documents referred to by Dr. A. G. Mathew and Dr. G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville in their chapters in Vol. I of the History of East Africa, (Oxford 1962). Nothing earlier than 1500 has been excluded, and, because they reflect valuable local ideas of the history of earlier times, some late nineteenth century Swahili documents have also been included.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 314 pages. Tags: africa east history sources coasts addresses essays lectures eastern coastal regions 100- 1900 readings from contemporary greville stewart parker freeman-grenville first editions firsts printings 1st
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French Aircraft 1939-42: Fighters, Bombers, Reconnaissance and Observation Types by Dominique Breffort (£151.00)Publisher: Paris: Histoire & Collections — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2352501970]Condition: Near Fine. Slightest rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Contrary to what was long believed and asserted, French Armée de I’Air was not crushed on the first day of the German attack, on 10 May 1940. For aircraft, France did have — and a lot! — and in particular it did have pilots who fought, who even fought very bravely, especially if you take into account the equipment they were using, that subtle blend of out-of-date and therefore vulnerable machines and new, modern aircraft with all their teething troubles which not always corrected. This book, which is actually the reissue, very substantially increased, of volumes 7 and 8 of the Planes & Pilots series bearing the same title and published by Histoire & Collections in 2004-2005, provides a comprehensive overview of military aircraft of the crucial period in the history of the Armée de I’Air extending from the beginning of World War II to the dissolution of the aviation of the Vichy regime. From Amiot to Potez, all fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and observation planes used by the Armée de I’Air between 1939 and 1942, produced in France or purchased abroad, are presented by alphabetical order, supplemented by an overview presentation of the main prototypes built and flying before the end of hostilities but which circumstances prevented from being produced in series, even though this was planned and indeed sometimes already started.”
Notes: Illustrated by Andre´ Jouineau [Profiles]. Size: 11¾" x 9". 160 pages. Tags: french france air history war 1939-1945 airplanes military 20th century aerial operations battles campaigns second vehicles forces warfare aviation europe bombers fighters pilots luftwaffe vichy regime
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Italian Intervention In The Spanish Civil War by John F. Coverdale (£149.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine and creased at the join of the upper panel. Boards a little faded at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Using hitherto unavailable material from the Italian foreign ministry, Franco’s headquarters, and Mussolini’s secretariat, John F. Coverdale traces the development of Italo-Spanish relations from the beginning of the Fascist regime. His analysis reveals that traditional foreign policy outweighed ideological and internal political considerations in Mussolini’s decision making. John F. Coverdale finds that while Italy’s support was essential to Franco’s victory, Rome exercised very little influence on his decisions. The author concludes that participation in the Spanish Civil War was less important than is generally believed in determining Italy’s entrance into World War II on Hitler’s side, and that it did not significantly weaken her armed forces.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 455 pages. Tags: spanish civil war military operations history italian 20th century spain italy political unit armed forces armies august politics policy mercenaries volunteer formations
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The Most Noble and Famous Travels of Marco Polo: Together with the Travels of Nicolò De' Conti Edited from the Elizabethan Translation of John Frampton by N. M. Penzer (£135.00)Publisher: The Argonaut Press — 1929Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Spine slightly soiled and creased, boards also a little soiled. Bruied at head and tail. Roughcut foredeges.Description: ¼ vellum with yellow boards, gilt titling to spine and motif to front cover. Pleasant colour frontispiece. Fold out map plus 10 others with other illustrations throughout. Limited edition of 1050 of which this is number 522.Notes: Foreword or introduction by N. M. [Norman Mosley] Penzer. Tags: penzer norman mosley oyages travels mongols history sources asia travel polo marco 1254-1323 conti nicol 15th century ramusio giovanni battista 1485-1557 frampton john 1577-1596 1892-1960
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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “IN the early hours of 21 April 1967, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, became the home of the most repressive military dictatorship seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War. A junta of army colonels espousing extreme right-wing views seized power, outlawed political parties and began a seven-year reign of terror.

The Rape of Greece is about democracy betrayed. In laying bare the atrocities of the colonels’ regime, it reveals how this small European country became a pawn in the Cold War ideological battleground, and how agents of the Central Intelligence Agency sought to control Greek politics through their infiltration of the Greek royal family and armed forces.

But The Rape of Greece is also about people fighting back and ultimately winning. When the tanks of the neo-fascist junta rolled through the streets of Athens in 1967, resistance was not far behind. Here is the story of one resistance group, Democratic Defence, its leaders under siege in Athens and their foreign helpers. In the face of a brutal dictatorship that tortured its victims at will, this motley group of men and women — from England, France, Germany, Scandinavia and America — tirelessly smuggled resistance activists out of Greece and bombs and propaganda in. Their astonishing story of bravery and commitment, failures and triumphs, appears here for the first time in print.

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
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Honoured by the Queen: Recipients of Honours by Anon. (£115.00)Publisher: Belgravia Press — 1995Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0908578466]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine. Boards have a couple of marks. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A list of the receipients of honours bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until 1995.Notes: Size: 10½" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 1019 pages. Tags: 20th and biography britain century commonwealth countries decorations elizabeth great history honor honours nations nobility queen titles
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The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings with Some Recollections by the Artist by Patience Empson (£111.00)Publisher: London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Acetate Wrapper. Wrapper is edgeworn and marked although the printed titles to the upper panel remain strong. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Wood Engravings [1000+]; Black & White Drawings; Prospectus Laid In;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Thomas Balston. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIV] 355 pages. Tags: gibbings robert wood-engraving specimens britain 20th century engravers wood england wood-engravers history english engraving
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The Cold War Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1945-1975 by Tim Mason (£110.00)Publisher: Hikoki Publications — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902109112]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is pulled at the foot of the rear panel with a crease as a result. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of a not-so-common title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This is the sequel to Tim Mason’s acclaimed story of the A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) during World War II and picks up developments from the end of the war — the beginning of the end of the piston-engine era and the dawn of the jet age — and into the Cold War years. The aircraft tested ranged from tiny piston-engined trainers, four-engined transports and a whole spectrum of jets and helicopters, many of which still serve as current RAF and Fleet Air Arm frontline types. The Ministry of Defence has specially cleared some of the material for use in this book.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: aeroplane and armament experimental establishment great britain airplanes military flight testing history aviation air forces warfare the americas international relations postwar 20th century from 1945 2000 tim mason 1902109112 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes (£103.00)Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing to the foot of both panels. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block tanned. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. A decent copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Roger Mayne. Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: roger mayne first editions firsts printings 1st london england social life customs 20th century fiction jazz clubs soho notting hill 1950s teddy gangs carefree lifestyle sex drugs rock roll
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Sunrise Over Hell by Ka-tzetnik 135633 (£103.00)Publisher: London: W. H. Allen — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491017073]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Don Grant. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Salmon boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st ka-tzetnik 135633 translations english holocaust jewish 1939-1945 jews history 20th century hebrew israeli third reich racial persecution auschwitz-birkenau concentration extermination camp warsaw ghetto uprising
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Executioner: Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint (£93.00)Publisher: Harrap — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0245520708]Condition: Very Good - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and a little rubbed at the edges. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “For the first fifty-six years of this present century the name of Pierrepoint has appeared on the short Home Office list of qualified executions for Great Britain and Ireland, the list also being accepted by the Irish Republic when that territory became independent. For most that time a Pierrepoint has been nominated as the Official Executioner. These Pierrepoints have been, in succession, Henry Albert Pierrepoint, his brother Thomas William, and Henry’s son, Albert who has now written his autobiography.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: autobiography executioners pentonville billingtons executioner pierrepoint executions punishment commission biography qualified execution murderers efficient one-armed penology swiftest official resigned antiquis history william british capital swansea britain ireland albert bntain thomas office system pinion royal great strap ellis henry john list gaol home most the for man and
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Logs of the Great Sea Fights: 1794-1805 by T. [Thomas] Sturges Jackson (£92.00)Publisher: London: Printed for the Navy Records Society — 1981Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes slightly faded at the spine with light spotting to the foredge of the lower boards. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 16 & 18 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Tables; Plans [2]; Maps [9];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue Spine Strip with White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Publications of the Navy Records Society series. [XV] 342/343 pages. Tags: publications navy records society napoleonic wars naval operations sea battles howe britain royal cape saint vincent battle camperdown nile egypt copenhagen denmark trafalgar anglo-french war british history 18th century 19th
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Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference by David Williams (£92.00)Publisher: Rochester: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very slight rippling to the last few leaves otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The French cruiser, Gloire. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

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

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

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

This is a subject of immense importance and significance for all those with an interest in the warships of the two World Wars — this comprehensive reference book is simply the best available.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: warships camouflage history 20th century war naval operations marine engineering ships britain markings first schemes admiralty light disruptive patterns herzog visibility system mackay toch dazzle painting mountbatten pink purkinje effect
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The Story of the Supremes by Daryl Easlea (£87.00)Publisher: London: V&A Publishing — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1851775528]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — dedicated to “Bob” who was the husband of the housekeeper of the Royal Crescent, Bath where Mary Wilson stayed during an exhibition at the Assembly Rooms with the promotional leaflet laid in. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “An illustrated tribute to one of the most successful musical groups of the 60s, The Story of the Supremes presents the group’s unmistakable style, from the early days when they were known as the Primettes to the glamorous height of their fame in the 60s and 70s. The Supremes were second only to the Beatles in No. 1 hits, and their success also profoundly affected racial perceptions during the time of the Civil Rights movement.

Music journalist Daryl Easlea traces the history of the Supremes through a fascinating and eclectic collection of ephemera — from billboards and posters to album covers and photographs, some of them previously unpublished. The result is a spectacular record of a group that helped define the music of an era.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Mary Wilson. Size: 9¾" x 7". Matching Pictorial boards. 95 pages. Tags: wilson supremes musical group ross ballard 20th century pop music rock fashion design genres styles soul history criticism women singers united states girl groups 1851775528 9781851775521
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The Traveller's Pocket Reference To The XXth Century Health And Pleasure Resorts of Europe by Anon. (£87.00)Publisher: Anglo-Continental & International Offices — 1928Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the wrappers. Pages lightly age-tanned. A pleasant copy of an uncommon travel guide.Description: Full title reads: "The Traveller's Pocket Reference to the XXth Century Health and Pleasure Resorts of Europe: Containing Hints to Travellers, Schematic Maps, Condensed Information Regarding Continental Resorts, Golf, Bathing, Mountaineering, Tennis, Winter Sports, Etc. and Up-To-Date List of Continental Hotels, Pensions, Schools and Medical Establishments."Notes: Size: 6½" x 4½". 198 pages. Tags: and bathing condensed continental establishments etc europe golf guidebooks hints hotels information list maps medical mountaineering pensions regarding resorts schematic schools sports tennis travellers up-to-date winter
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Gypsies and Travellers in Their Own Words: Words and Pictures of Travelling Life by Peter Saunders, Jim Clarke, Sally Kendall, Anna Lee, Sakie Lee & Freda Matthews (£84.00)Publisher: Leeds: Leeds Travellers Education Service — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0950802999]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Ex-Public Library: Numerals to the spine; Scattered stamps; Lending plate remnant to the first blank; Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XVI] 254 pages. Tags: matthews romanies britain social customs 20th century conditions gypsies leeds england history travelers 0950802999 9780950802992
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

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

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

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

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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Still She Wished For Company by Margaret Irwin (£80.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1963Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Jacket designed by Janet Duchesne. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Peacock Book series. 202 pages. Tags: and biographies century eighteenth enchanting english fiction future ghost-story historical himself dissatisfied into worldly project set sister texts strange the twentieth
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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£79.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0004120205]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page beneath his name — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Chronology Tables; Laid in publishers compliment slip and exhibition invitation.

From the cover: “S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is a celebration and appreciation of one of Britain’s foremost watercolour painters. The work of Stanley Roy Badmin is uniquely familiar and dear to the post-war generation. No other artist has had such consistent popular exposure: for forty years his beautifully detailed and romantic landscapes have graced nature books and travel guides, Puffin Picture Books, the covers of Radio Times and Reader’s Digest, and innumerable greetings cards and calendars.

S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is an authoritative and long-overdue survey of Badmin’s life and art. The text is lavishly accompanied by a selection of his book illustrations as well as a wealth of his sketches taken from over sixty years of careful work and loving observation of nature.

The text is followed by a catalogue raisonne of Badmin’s etchings, many of them reproduced here for the first time, together with full-colour reproductions of forty-four of Badmin’s best watercolours. The detailed captions to the plates are based on the artist’s own memories, giving a privileged insight into the technique and inspiration for each work. A list of exhibits and book illustrations and a full chronology complete this account of England’s most popular watercolourist.

Badmin teaches us to look again at nature, and share his pleasure in the landscape around us. His countryside is our countryside.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: beetles 0004120205 badmin stanley roy landscape painters england painting 20th century watercolorists watercolor english watercolour paintings critical topography
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The Steam Navy of the United States: A History of the Growth of the Steam Vessel of War in the U.S. Navy, and of the Naval Engineer Corps by Frank M. [Marion] Bennett (£72.00)Publisher: Pittsburgh: Warren & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fraying to the top corners of both boards. Previous owners' gift inscription to the pastedown. Pages lightly age-tanned. Stitching showing at some leaves, a little strained. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 953 pages. Tags: marine engineering history united states naval navy 19th century unit navies ships usa technical supply services logistics architecture ship construction warships engineers
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Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella by Nicholas Elliott (£68.00)Publisher: Salisbury: Michael Russell — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0859551822]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little browned, more heavily at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The author is the son of Sir Claude Elliott, a former Head Master and Provost of Eton and a notable figure in the world of mountaineering. The opening chapters of this always entertaining book contain an affectionate and amusing portrait of Sir Claude, both at Cambridge and at Eton, together with an account of his role as chairman of the Everest Committee in the contentious matter of the leadership of the successful expedition of 1953. The later parts of the book cover the author’s adult life of remarkable variety and extensive travel. He has suffered considerable press and media coverage about his knowledge of Philby and dealings with him in Beirut. He has written a perceptive chapter on the man himself, his relations with his family and what made him tick. Another chapter gives the first factual account of what really happened in the celebrated Cicero case in Ankara during the war.”
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Histoire Critique et Militaire des Guerres de Frederic II: Comparees Au Systeme Moderne, Avec Un Recueil des Principes Les Plus Importans de L'art de La Guerre by Antoine Henri Jomini (£66.00)Publisher: Paris: Librairie Militaire de J. Dumaine — 1851Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Leather is worn at the tips, spine ends and joins of both volumes. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout, which is heavier to the fold-outs. Description: French language text. Vols II & III of III only. Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Tables;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¼". 474/389 pages. Tags: jomini napoleon emperor french military history 18th century france revolution campaigns
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English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century: Lectures Delivered At Oxford Easter Terms 1893-4 by James Anthony Froude (£65.00)Publisher: London & Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Front hinge starting to weaken. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with many leaves unopened at the top edge. Description: New edition. [First Published: 1895].Notes: Size: 7¼" x 5". Ruled & Blind-stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 309 [32] pages. Tags: britain history naval tudors personnel 16th century sea reformation john hawkins african slave trade second drake voyage round parties state expedition west indies attack cadiz sailing armada defeat shipping
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The American Steel Navy: A Photographic History of the U.S. Navy from the Introduction of the Steel Hull in 1883 to the Cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909 by John D. Alden (£62.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870216813]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly slack. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Plans;Notes: Illustrated by Arthur D. Baker III. Size: 11¾" x 10". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 395 pages. Tags: united states navy history naval forces warfare ships shipping usa 1800 20th century technology engineering aviation
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The Grass Roof by Younghill Kang (£62.00)Publisher: New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons — 1931Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages deeply tanned by age. Small sticker remnant to the front pastedown. Rear hinge starting. Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Orange boards with Black on White Title Plate titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VII] 367 pages. Tags: kang younghill 1903-1972 mi-ru?k 1899-1950 childhood youth authors korean 20th century koreans travel japan fiction young men korea german history
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The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History by C. W. Previte´-Orton (£62.00)Publisher: Cambridge at The University Press — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of both volumes with a triangular chip to the middle of volume I which has slightly more edgewear than volume 2. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps; Tables;Genealogical Tables; PortraitFrontisNotes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI/XIX] 1202 pages. Tags: middle ages europe history 476-1492 the later roman empire twelfth century 392-814 renaissance 1450 world previte´-orton first editions firsts printings 1st
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Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare from 1855 to 1895, with Some Account of the Battleship in England by H. W. [Herbert Wrigley] Wilson (£61.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1896Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Ex-Business Library: Numerals to the spine; Lloyd's stamp to the pastedown; Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Complete in II volumes. Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Top edge gilt; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Black & White Plates; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by A. T. [Alfred Thayer] Mahan. Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIX/VIII] 357/374 pages. Tags: wilson alfred thayer mahan naval battles history 19th century warships armored vessels britain battleships
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Culloden: 1746 The Last Highland Charge by John Sadler (£56.50)Publisher: Cromwell Films — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “These are the memoirs of James Johnstone, who served in the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746, first as an Aide de Camp to Lord Murray, then as a Captain of Artillery. Included here is the complete and unabridged text, minus only the footnotes, from the start of Johnstone’s adventure until immediately after the Battle of Culloden.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Campaigns in History series. 91 pages. Tags: culloden battle scotland 1746 jacobite rebellion 1745-1746 highlander operations hanoverian campaigns victories military massacre england battles britain kingdom history defence century british europe united irish great 18th 1800 king war rebellions 1700 1900 john prebble 0140025766
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Experimenting with an Amen by R. S. [Ronald Stuart] Thomas (£56.50)Publisher: Papermac — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333468325]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 70 pages. Tags: english poetry 20th century 1945 classical greek individual poets works from 1900 anthologies ronald stuart thomas 0333468325
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As Large as Alone: Recent Poems by Chosen by Christopher Copeman; James Gibson; (£54.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1969Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a book plate to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 96 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s art assonance bard biblical canzone century cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy epic evocative fable form free ghazal haiku history hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical modern narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rhythm rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza traditions uses verse versifier villanelle western
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Graves & Sassoon by Helen McPhail; Philip Guest; (£54.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850528380]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War series. 192 pages. Tags: 9780850528381 autobiography battleground literature europe-on siegfried biography soldiers sassoon english century britain 821.912 graves poetry robert world poets trail great 20th war and the
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The Fiction-Makers by Anne Stevenson (£54.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192119729]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with offset to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly spotted.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. A review copy, with the review slip laid in. From the cover: “Anne Stevenson’s new collection has primarily to do with memory, with how the language of imagination shapes histories and lives. The title poem is a serio-comic consideration of how quickly present time becomes the past. Other poems celebrate the deep continuities between generations, and the presence, in our ‘fictions’, of the dead. Here are extremes of joy and sorrow, balanced in the subtle rhythms Anne Stevenson uses to keep her experience both close and clear. No poet writing today is more conscious of the sound of poems or of how meaning is implicated in sound.

Anne Stevenson now lives in an ex-pit village near Durham, and many of these poems celebrate the stubborn life of northern England. At the core of the book, however, is the death of her friend and fellow poet, Frances Horovitz, for whom the much-admired ‘Willow Song’ was written. The book ends with an autobiographical satire based on Le Petit Testament of Francois Villon.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 64 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity american anthologies aristotle’s art assonance authors bard biblical book canzone century choice cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable form free ghazal haiku history hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rhythm rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile society sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza texts traditions uses verse versifier villanelle western women
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£54.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Battle of Spicheren August 6th 1870 and the Events That Preceded It: A Study in Practical Tactics and War Training by G. F. R. [George Francis Robert] Henderson (£54.00)Publisher: Aldershot: Gale & Polden — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine and some small marks to both boards. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, later printing [First Published: 1902] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Fold-Out Maps; Fold-out Map to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late 19th century, remains one of the best narratives of a 19th-century battle yet published.

The Battle of Spicheren was fought in early August 1870, and like many of the battles in the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian war, could be termed an encounter battle. Fighting over very difficult terrain, German forces dislodged the French II Corps after a heroic defence. Henderson not only drew on the General Staff works and other official sources available to military historians of the late 19th century — the value of his work is that he also utilised many other accounts, including regimental histories.

He presents an extremely detailed narrative of the battle. Following a full discussion of the events of 6 August 1870, he also discusses the tactics of the battle, and training and other characteristics of the troops involved.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Gale & Polden's Military Series series. [XXX] 300 [12, L, 74] pages. Tags: henderson spicheren battle franco-prussian war 1870-1871 campaigns france european history military battles germany europe french corps
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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley by Alexander Fairbairn-Dixon (£53.50)Publisher: York Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582772672]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the York Notes for GCSE series. 103 pages. Tags: advice analysis and annotated answers assignments author century certificate characters checkpoints collections commentary context coursework covering criticism curriculum dates each education end english etc events every exam examinations family for frankenstein gcse general glossary grade guides historical how juvenile key language life literary literature map marks mary model national nonfiction novels numbered other play profile prose questions quotations resources scene secondary section shelley stage studies study style summaries terms them themes timeline top tree use with wollstonecraft works writers
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Bloomsbury by Quentin Bell (£53.00)Publisher: Futura — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860077012]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A closed circle of formidable talents, the fearsome combination of high intellect and high society: to the outsider, a veritable nest of snobbery and elitism. To many contemporaries, including D. H. Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis, this was how ‘Bloomsbury’ appeared. A kind of intellectual mafia upon whose whim the literary and artistic pretensions of lesser mortals either blossomed or died. Quentin Bell describes this intellectual power-house of the avant-garde early this century with sympathy and an intimate knowledge. The son of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf’s sister, he grew up in the midst of the redoubtable ‘Bloomsbury set’. Such figures as Roger Fry, Lytton Strachey and, of course, Leonard and Virginia Woolf, were almost daily visitors throughout his childhood. From this uniquely privileged position Mr. Bell explores the myth and explains the reality of an extraordinary but brilliant group. The illustrations for this paperback edition have been specially selected to include many previously unpublished personal photographs.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 94 pages. Tags: biography autobiography 9780860077015 omega books
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The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni (£53.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ edgeworn with several small tears, a little loss although bright. Offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: This new, complete translation of the most famous of Italian novels, I Promessi Sposi, is presented under the title of The Betrothed as the most appropriate English form. The novel lives as a straightforward historical tale which is both human and romantic, but it has great depth and breadth; the moral, religious, and political themes which are woven into it are as applicable to the controversial problems of the twentieth century as to those of the time of the Napoleonic wars, when it was written, or of the Thirty Years War, in which it was set. 591pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: Promessi Sposi Napoleonic Thirty Years War
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The Winter Queen: The Life of Elizabeth of Bohemia 1596-1662 by Rosalind K. Marshall (£53.00)Publisher: The Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0903598795]Condition: Very Good+. A very nice copy of an uncommon title. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Genealogical Tables; Published for the exhibition The Winter Queen - The life of Elizabeth of Bohemia held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 10th July – 4th October 1998.

From the cover: “The Winter Queen is the dramatic story of Elizabeth of Bohemia (1596-1662), daughter of James VI and Anne of Denmark. Regarded as one of the most romantic figures in the history of the seventeenth century, she was the crucial link between the Stewart kings and the House of Hanover. Elizabeth -was successively a royal princess in Linlithgow, then in London, an adored bride in Heidelberg, a Queen Consort in Prague, an impoverished exile in The Hague, and finally the respected aunt of Charles II in Restoration London. The author, the distinguished historian Dr Rosalind K. Marshall, has published widely on the Stewarts, including biographies of Mary of Guise and Mary, Queen of Scots.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". 111 pages. Tags: elizabeth queen bohemia 1596-1662 exhibitions consort frederick king queens czech republic biography princesses great britain portrait painting 17th century portraits royal scottish national gallery edinburgh catalogues british isles scotland autobiography 1500 1600 1700 architecture individual architect royalty historical women rosalind marshall 0903598795
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British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates by Rif Winfield (£52.00)Publisher: Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844157008]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Black & White Plates; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 384 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 18th century 19th warships anglo-french war naval operations british napoleonic wars forces warfare military irish united kingdom europe
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Dian Hanson's the History of Men's Magazines Volume 4: 1960s Under the Counter by Dian Hanson (£52.00)Publisher: Koln: Taschen — 2005Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 3822836354]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 460 pages. Tags: men magazines history 20th century sex-oriented periodicals erotic art sex sexuality serials abstracts indexes social science media pornography
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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu (£52.00)Publisher: Wildwood House — 1982Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704500078]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps which are also a little tanned and soiled. Leaves tanned at the margins. Previous owners inscription to ffep alongside a small sticker.Description: From the cover: “The Tao Te Ching, the esoteric but infinitely practical book written most probably in the sixth century B. C. by Lao Tsu, has been translated more frequently than any work except the Bible. This fresh translation of the ancient Chinese classic offers the essence of each word and makes Lao Tsu’s teaching immediate and alive. The philosophy of Lao Tsu is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to cry to change what is only sets up resistance.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". | pages. Tags: lao tsu taoism confucius loyang honan china chinese thought and culture proverbs folklore spiritual level being open mind truth
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The Cuvier-Geoffrey Debate: French Biology in the Decades Before Darwin by Toby A. Appel (£52.00)Publisher: New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1987Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0195041380]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4];

From the cover: “For scientists, no event better represents the contest between form and function as the chief organizing principle of life as the debate between Georges Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. This book presents the first comprehensive study of the celebrated French scientific controversy that focused the attention of naturalists in the first decades of the nineteenth century on the conflicting claims of teleology, morphology, and evolution, which ultimately contributed to the making of Darwin’s theory.

This history describes not only the scientific dimensions of the controversy and its impact on individuals and institutions, but also examines the meaning of the debate for culture and society in the years before Darwin.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Monographs on the History and Philosophy of Biology series. 305 pages. Tags: monographs history philosophy biology darwin cuvier france biologists sciences science business economics evolution 0195041380 9780195041385
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The Worcester Guide: Containing an Account of the Ancient and Present State of That City: With a Description of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry in the Neighbourhood: and Every Particular Necessary for the Information of the Stranger and Traveller by Edited by John Price (£51.00)Publisher: Worcester: Printed for W. Smart — 1799Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Paper wrapper, fixed at the spine, now covers the leather-less boards. Hinges near gone, with two gathers now detached. British Library refers to 4 plates but this contains only 3. Pages lightly age-tanned and spotted with a tear to the foot of the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Plates [1]; Plans [1];Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¼". [6] 131 [1] pages. Tags: price guides 1701-1800 worcester england travel 1800 history 18th century literature
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Before the Ironclad: Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60 by Edited by David K. [Keith] Brown (£50.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775322]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [14]; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “In the massive revolution that affected warship design between Waterloo and Warrior, the Royal Navy is often depicted as fiercely resisting every change until it was almost too late, but this new history of the transition from sail to steam challenges these old assumptions.

Beginning with the structural improvements of Robert Seppings, the book traces the gradual introduction of more scientific methods and the advent of steam and the paddle fighting ship, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the Crimean War, and concludes with the design of Warrior, the first iron-built, sea-going capital ship in the world.

In passing, the author reveals an organisation that was well aware of new technology, carefully evaluating its potential use, and occasionally (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) moving too quickly for its own good. Based on much new research, and a lifetime’s understanding of the technical problems, Before the Ironclad is a well-balanced and coherent account of general developments, as well as an in-depth study of the ships themselves.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history warships 20th century ships 19th marine engines naval architecture screw propulsion propeller warfare shipbuilding technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck, 1778-1782 by Joseph W. Reed & Frederick A. Pottle (£49.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0748603921]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates; Appendices [2];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell series. [XXXIV] 570 pages. Tags: scottish 18th century biography, auchinleck biography, landowners biography, boswell diaries, books written joseph reed frederick pottle, 0748603921, books the yale editions the private papers james boswell series
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Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: From Prehistory to the Present by S. J. Vainker (£49.00)Publisher: London: British Museum Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714114480]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a vertical crease to the spint. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Porcelain dish decorated with a white dragon, cobalt blue glaze. Yuan dynasty, mid-14th century / White porcelain phoenix-head ewer, green-tinged glaze. 10th-11nth century AD. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [80]; Colour Photographs [100]; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “Chinese Pottery and Porcelain is a comprehensive survey of the development of ceramics from the Neolithic period to the present day. Assessing the roles pottery has played in each dynasty throughout the history of China, the author also discusses its enormous impact on the ceramic industries of the rest of the world, where Chinese porcelain has been admired and collected for centuries.

From the earliest earthenwares to the exotic burial figures of the Tang, from the classic forms and subtle glazes of the Song to the famous porcelains created especially for export or imperial tastes, the book draws upon the extensive collections of the British Museum for lavish illustration.

The author considers the purposes for which the ceramics of each period were made, how their production was organised, and what effect local conditions might have had on their final forms. Incorporating contemporary commentaries, recent archaeological evidence from kiln sites and the most up-to-date scientific analysis, the book provides a valuable new account of China’s ceramic history.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: vainker 0714114480 pottery chinese history porcelain tang-five dynasties song-yuan sung-yang art arts china modelling clay wax plastic materials crafts hobbies carving
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Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs' by Elizabeth Evenden & Thomas S. Freeman (£49.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780521833493]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Cambrige Studies in Early Modern British History series. [XII] 387 pages. Tags: freeman 9780521833493 foxe john actes monuments day influence acts church history historiography reformation england illustrated books 15th 16th centuries christian literature publishing century english middle criticism printing martyrs biography book industries trade martyrologies
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