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The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734 by Thomas Lediard (£429.00)Publisher: London: Printed for John Wilcox, at Virgil's Head, opposite the New Church, and Olive Payne, at Horace's Head, in Round Court, both in the Strand — 1735Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. Heavily rubbed at the edges of the boards, joins of the spine etc. Cords now showing at the join of the upper board. First blank creased. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. The book plate of Francis Pym to the pastedown. Description: The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734. Collected from the Most Approved Historians, English and Foreign, Authentick Records and Manuscripts, Scarce Tracts, Original Journals, &c. with Many Facts and Observations, Never Before Made Publick. Two volumes bound as one, 394pp & 539pp. Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Chronological Tables [1]; Also laid in is a note, in script, on laid GR watermarked notepaper entitled “A Voluntary Subscription". Undated, possibly 1785, which would be during George II and addressed to The Bal of Bosworth. Most likely a draft as seems too ephemeral to be anything of great import but a curious insert none the less.Notes: Size: 14¼" x 9". 933 pages. Tags: lediard britain history naval art science england
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The Sign of Saturn: Poems 1980-87 by Sharon Olds (£302.00)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1991Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780436200298]Condition: Very Good+. A nice copy with just a hint of lean and slightest tanning to the spine and margins of the wrappers.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. A nice copy of an uncommon title. Sharon Olds was born in 1942, in San Francisco. She has published three books of poetry: Satan Says (1980), The Dead and the Living (1984) and The Gold Cell (1987). What these poems share is their author's ability to gaze unflinchingly on difficult things and to describe them with a tough and tender sensuality, an honest, erotic language that holds within it not just anger and pain, but wonder, joy, and a boundless vitality.Notes: Jacket designed by Peter Dyer. Size: B Format (Approx. 5¼" x 7¾"). 93 pages. Tags: and anthologies birth collected deal death english family first forms general idea its many memories poems poetry power sexual sexuality stories tell texts the they this with work
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The Wonders of the Little World by Nathaniel Wanley (£56.00)Publisher: W. J. Richardson et al — 1806Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Leather worn, rubbed and chipped. Marbled boards faded with remnants of sticker to front. Loose. Shaken. Damp marked in patches although text complete and legible.Description: …or A General History of Man: Displaying the various Faculties, Capacities, Powers and Defects of the Human Body and Mind, in many Thousand Most Interesting Relations of Persons Remarkable for Bodily Perfection or Defects; Collected From the Writings of the Most Approved Historians, Philosophers, and Physicians, of all Ages and Countries Forming a Complete System of the Mental and Corporeal Powers and Defects of Human Nature; And Intended to increase Knowledge, to promote Virtue, to discourage Vice, and to furnish Topics for Innocent and Ingenious Conversation. A new edition, with the addition of much new and curious matter, carefully selected from all attainable sources, and the Whole Revised and Corrected by Wm. Johnston.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". 553 pages. Tags: wanley leather bindings
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Courtiers and Favourites of Royalty Vol I by Leon Vallee (£54.00)Publisher: Societe Des Bibliophiles / Merrill & Baker — 1903Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Cover slightly rubbed at extremities with a couple of small marks on the front cover. Discreet inscription on ffep. Foredges rough trimmed.Description: Blue cloth with black titling on white title plate on the spine. This is volume 1 of 2, being the memoirs of Talleyprand. Memoirs of the court of France with illustrations and facsimiles of documents collected from the French national archives. 352pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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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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Children Caring For Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals by Jo Aldridge & Saul Becker (£33.00)Publisher: Policy Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781861343994]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Little is known about the experiences of children living in families affected by severe and enduring mental illness. This is the first in-depth study of children and young people caring for parents affected in this way. Drawing on primary research data collected from 40 families, the book presents the perspectives of children (young carers), their parents and the key professionals in contact with them. The book will be of specific interest to policy makers and practitioners in social work and social care; medicine, healthcare and nursing; community mental health care; children’s services — including young carers workers and child protection. It will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking modules on mental health, community care, informal care, the sociology of childhood and children’s rights — including students undertaking professional training courses in social work, childcare, nursing, community mental health and psychiatry.”.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XIV] 204 pages. Tags: becker 9781861343994 child caregivers britain children parents disabilities mentally ill care mental disorders parent-child relations research families services welfare home nursing caring social psychology psychopathology political science public policy
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The Light Railway Handbook by R. W. Kidner (£33.00)Publisher: Oakwood Press — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good. Just. Boards faded and quite notably rubbed, slightly frayed at the corners. Text bright and tight.Description: Blue cloth with green titling to spine, line drawings to upper board. Second (revised) edition June 1950. (A Collected Edition including Handbooks 1-6 and 8.) A summary of the history and equipment of light railways constructed under the Acts of 1864 and 1896, and other public narrow-gauge and lightly-laid standard gauge lines. Illustrated with B&W photographs. [IX]Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". 80 pages. Tags: railways ight railways gauge
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The Wild Palms by William Faulkner (£33.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0701106751]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition.Notes: Jacket designed by John Woodcock. Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Collected Works of William Faulkner series. 315 pages. Tags: john woodcock 0701106751 collected works william faulkner fiction novels literature stories story novella short manuscripts facsimiles american floods mississippi river valley
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A Fox-Hunting Anthology: Selections from the Writers of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries by Introduced & Compiled by E. D. [Edward William Dirom] Cuming (£28.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1928Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Faded heavily at the spine. Rubbed at head, tail and tips. Lightly shaken. Light spotting throughout.Description: Pleasant colour frontispiece with further black & white plates throughout.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XXV] 227 pages. Tags: and animals aspects britain collected ethical fox from game great hunting moral philosophy recreation shooting sports western works
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Studies Among The Painters by J. [Joseph] Beavington Atkinson (£24.00)Publisher: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine with the titling now effaced. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, slight fraying at the same. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Hinge strained at the plate facing page 71. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Engravings [17]; Consists mainly of collected papers written for the People's Magazine.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Bevelled Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 197 [2] pages. Tags: atkinson painting european painters europe italian spanish school dutch figure seventeenth century landscape french hogarth reynolds gainsborough wilson constable schools art
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The Sea, Ships & Sailors: Poems, Songs and Shanties by William Cole (£24.00)Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the head of the spine and upper panel, heavier tanning at the spine and to the reverse. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “There is a fantastic variety to the sea and I have tried in this collection to represent all its moods. The sea is hurricanes and lullabies, gaiety and doom, crashing surf and quiet depths. It is, above all, unconquerable.

So writes William Cole in his introduction. He has collected eighty-five poems, songs and shanties of varying tenors and tones from such diverse sources as Lord Byron and W. S. Gilbert, Aldous Huxley and John Updike, Shakespeare and Walt Whitman. He has divided them into eight different sections and has included authentic sea shanties, ‘A Cradle Song’ by Tennyson, and lan Serraillier’s The Ballad of Kon-Tiki. While some of the poems in this collection hark back to the era of romantic tales and dashing stories, such as Browning’s Herve Kiel and Masefield’s The Yarn of the Loch Achray.

Robin Jacques has brilliantly captured the spirit of the sea in his line drawings, which decorate and enhance the text throughout.”
Notes: Illustrated by Robin Jacques. Size: 9¼" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 236 pages. Tags: poetry children ships men songs shanties storms wrecks disasters sea stories buccaneers battles adventure mystery sailing pirates slavers picturesque adventurers english voyages travels
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Victorian And Edwardian Oxford From Old Photographs by John Betjeman; David Vaisey; (£23.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713401184]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. The authors have here collected and annotated a nostalgic and representative selection of pictures dating from the early days of photography in the middle of the last century to the years immediately before the First World War. Here may be seen Ruskin's undergraduate disciples abortively road-making at Iffley; the O'Shea brothers at work on the decorative carving of the new Museum; a coach-and-four on the frozen Isis in the bitter January of 1891; a succession of Oxford worthies which includes Benjamin Jowett, Sir Henry Acland, F. H. Bradley, Fr. Benson, F. E. Smith, Hillaire Belloc and W. R. Morris; the traditional Sweeps' May Day Procession; choristers beating the bounds on Ascension Day; a Jubilee ox-roast at Osney; St Giles Fair in the 'nineties; Morris Dancers at Headington…Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Tags: Betjeman Vaisey Isis Iffley oxford Belloc Acland Jowett Ruskin Benson
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Harewood House: One of the Treasure Houses of Britain by Mary Mauchline (£22.00)Publisher: Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861903668]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1974] Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: “Harewood House has been the Lascelles family home for over 200 years. Built by John Carr of York over a period of eleven years between 1759-1771, the spectacular interior is the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam. He designed the exquisite ceilings decorated by Joseph Rose, Biaglio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi. The house contains unrivalled furniture made especially for Harewood by Thomas Chippendale, born only a few miles up the Wharfe Valley at Otley, and a famous collection of Sevres porcelain.

Harewood House is surrounded by 1,000 acres of fine parkland, gardens and woodland shaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the creator of eighteenth-century English landscaping.

In the rooms hang many distinguished family portraits painted by such renowned artists as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, John Hoppner and Sir Thomas Lawrence, water-colours by J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin, and Renaissance masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and El Greco. Many of the Italian pictures were collected by Henry, the Sixth Earl of Harewood and husband of HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, who lived here from 1929 until her death in 1965.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: mauchline stately homes west yorkshire england lascelles family harewood house leeds 0861903668 9780861903665
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Spun Yarns by Commander P. A. M. Long (£20.50)Publisher: Williams & Norgate — 1937Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Wrapper sealed to boards and now somewhat rouched. Leans. Previous owners inscription to front pastedown. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: COMMANDER LONG lost his life in the explosion at Woolwich Arsenal in July 1936 when making a visit of inspection on behalf of the Admiralty. He had been, for some years, a contributor to Punch, and in this book have been collected a selection of his naval articles, reproduced by permission of the proprietors of Punch, for the text and of Mr. Charles Grave for the illustrations. It is hoped that many of those who enjoyed the yarns as they first appeared will be glad to possess them in book form, and that others not already acquainted with them will enjoy these sidelights of the more humorous aspects of life in the Royal Navy. There will be many, too, who came in contact with the author who will welcome it for personal reasons. 109pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Illustrated by Charles Grave. Introduction / preface by Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt.
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Who's Who of Cricketers: A Complete Who's Who of All Cricketers Who Have Played First-class Cricket in England with Full Career Records by Philip Bailey, Philip Thorn & Peter Wynne-Thomas (£18.50)Publisher: London: Guild Publishing — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a tear to the head of the spine, a small mark to the lower middle. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Every cricketer who has played in a first-class match in the British Isles, including the members of touring sides, is included in this book. Biographies and complete career figures are given for about 12,000 cricketers.

Only since 1976, when the Association of Cricket Statisticians produced a generally accepted list of first-class matches, has the book been possible, and since then the three authors, all leading Association members, have been engaged on the task.

Research has included the study of books, annuals, periodicals, newspapers (both British and overseas), birth and death registrations, church records, telephone directories and County scorebooks. The number of visits, letters and telephone calls made to archivists, cricket clubs, cricketers and cricketers’ relatives runs into several thousand.

The result is that the authors have collected a mass of information never before published, and at the same time have been able to correct errors which have occurred in other reference books.

The Who’s Who of Cricketers will remain a standard work and the essential authority on the lives and records of all first-class cricketers to play in the British Isles.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 1144 pages. Tags: wynne thomas cricket players england biography dictionaries complete career figures first class cricketers members touring sides records association statisticians biographies
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Levende Musikk by Carl Nielsen (£18.00)Publisher: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Published in England, as Living Music, Hutchinson 1953.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 89 pages. Tags: beethoven ludwig van 1770-1827 piano sonatas mozart wolfgang amadeus 1756-1791 music history and criticism collected essays interpretation 20th century musicology programme song danish carl nielsen first editions firsts printings 1st
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Selected Papers, with Commentary, of Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme by Edited by Gerald E. Brown (£18.00)Publisher: Singapore, New Jersey, London & Hong Kong: World Scientific — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9810216467]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Number 3 in the series.

From the cover: “The most important papers of Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme are collected in this volume which also includes commentaries by G. Brown, selected papers by Tony Skyrme and also articles related to the life as well as the work of Tony Skyrme, R. Dalitz, E. Witten and others.

Skyrme’s work provided an original solution to the problem of constructing fermions from bosons, formulating the topological soliton model of the nucleon. His two-parameter model of effective interactions in nuclei has yielded a remarkably accurate description of nuclear structure. His a-particle model of nuclei gave deep insights into the structure of important and complicated excited states. This volume is is intended for physicists working in the high energy, nuclear and mathematical physics community.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics series. [XIV]438 pages. Tags: world scientific series 20th century physics skyrme model nuclear structure particle high-energy science archives physicists england collected mathematical computational
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The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle Volume 27 1852 by Edited by Clyde de L. Ryals & Kenneth J. Fielding (£18.00)Publisher: Durham & London: Duke University Press — 1999Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780822324102]Condition: Very Good. Spine a little grubby. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle offer a window onto the lives of two of the Victorian world’s most accomplished, perceptive, and unusual inhabitants. Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle, attracted to them a circle of foreign exiles, radicals, feminists, revolutionaries, and major and minor writers from across Europe and the United States.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Gilt on Green Title Plate titling to the Spine. [XXIX] 426 pages. Tags: carlyle thomas correspondence jane welsh authors scottish 19th century historians britain spouses women intellectuals wives author scotland intellectual sources literary english criticism 9780822324102
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8 Morris Dances of England and Flamborough Sword Dance by Nibs Matthews (£17.00)Publisher: The English Folk Dance and Song Society — 1981Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: Reprint No. 2. From the introduction: “There is no such thing as an easy Morris dance, but this selection of dances is suitable as an introduction and for elementary practice of the Morris. Some of the figures and steps are basic to other dances published in ‘The Morris Book’ Vols. 1-5. This book includes six set dances for a team of six, and two jigs for solo dancing, also one example of the many Sword dances of Northern England, collected in Flamborough, Yorkshire.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". 20 pages. Tags: morris dance cecil sharp teach the morris dances solo dancing english folk dance and song society rigs o’marlow bean setting shepherd’s hey (headington) bromsberrow heath stick dance fool’s jig lads bunchum beaux london city shepherd’s hey (adderbury) flamborough sword dance
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Cocaine: A Clinician's Handbook by Edited by Arnold M. Washton & Mark S. Gold (£17.00)Publisher: Chichester, New York, Brisbane, Toronto & Singapore: John Wiley & Sons — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0471916668]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, moreso to the top edges, which is a little age-toned. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Cocaine abuse appears to have grown from a relatively minor problem in the sixties and seventies to a major health problem today. Now, more than ever, there is a need for a truly complete, up-to-date coverage of the broad range of cocaine related issues facing today’s practitioners. This is the first comprehensive reference on the theory, research and treatment of cocaine problems. The editors have expertly collected the very latest research and clinical experience on basic and biomedical issues as well as treatment approaches. The chapter authors — acknowledged experts in their respective fields — provide a wealth of practical information for assessing and treating cocaine abuse.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Janet Blair. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Grey Spine Strip to Light Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 262 pages. Tags: gold cocaine abuse habit drug addiction substance social science disease health issues substance-related disorders dependence medical aspects 0471916668 9780471916666
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Storming Eagles by James Lucas (£15.50)Publisher: Arms & Armour — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853688796]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of text block dusty. Light spotting to the endpapers and pastedowns. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “In that exclusive number of elite German fighting Formations of the Second World War, the paratroops rank high. During the blitzkrieg of 1940, they spearheaded the attack, dropping from the air to seize key points — and demonstrating that a new dimension had been added to the science of war. This book provides the first major account of these legendary soldiers, illustrated throughout with photographs collected from a wide range of sources. The author has researched deep into Allied and captured German archives, and has Interviewed many of the leading members of the Fallschirmjaeger units and formations who survived the war.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 191 pages. Tags: sucha vola gulovska parachute ramcke brigade monte cassino 500th para battalion normandy arnhem brandenburg fallschirmjaeger der heydte nordwind parachute battalion
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Bioethics: An Anthology by Edited by Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (£14.50)Publisher: Malden, Oxford, Melbourne, Berlin: Blackwell Publishing — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631203117]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies series. [IX] 600 pages. Tags: medical ethics bioethics collected bioethical issues patients rights philosophy moral
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The Casual Ward: Academic and Other Oddments by A. D. Godley (£14.50)Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co. — 1912Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Snagged at head of spine. Cover slightly rubbed at extremities. Inscription on ffep. Small sticker on ffep. Foredges rough trimmed. Internally clean & bright with a little light spotting.Description: Blue boards with gilt titling on spine and front cover. Collected set of writings first published in the Cornhill Magazine, the Oxford Magazine or the Saturday Review. 148pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")
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The Immortals by Derek & Julia Parker (£14.50)Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0214202836]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with light fading to the spine. Private book plate to the reverse of the first blank.Description: From the cover: “Basically a book for the general reader rather than the scholar, The Immortals is intended as a bird’s-eye view of world myth, in which the reader can look at Medusa without being turned to stone, admire Venus without suffering the thunderbolts of Jupiter. It is a safe excursion through perilous but always fascinating Other Worlds.

From the beginning of recorded history man has created immortal beings, and one of the interesting aspects of this occupation has been the way in which the immortals of one country and period of history resemble those of other geographical locations and cultures. The creature known as Puck, for instance, or Robin Goodfellow has similarities with the Pan of the Greeks as well as with the Kobold of Switzerland.

The book relies for its cohesion on these relationships and concentrates on the immortal beings man invented to populate the heavens and hells of their imaginations. Not only the well-known gods — Venus and Osiris and Adonis, Athene and Loki and Balder — but the lesser-known gods of Oceania, of the near and far east, of the Americas, Scandinavia and the Celts will be found here. There are, too, immortal beasts: the dragon and centaur, the minotaur and fearful basilisk, and the ingratiating unicorn. There is a short biography of the Devil himself and a look at the Immortal world of the Undead — Vampires and Witches. The forces of good are represented by the mythical saints, from St Attracta to St Wilgefortis.

And at the centre of the book is a Who’s Who of the world’s immortals, giving an opportunity to compare like with like, unlike with unlike, as the gods man has fashioned in his own handsome, fearful, funny, tragic, image, file past.

The stories surrounding the Immortals are exciting, frightening and often mysterious. The text, therefore, is usually entertaining and often instructive. The illustrations are dazzling and have been collected from archives and photographers all over the world.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: beings devil fabulous fairies folklore mythology vampires witches
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Gardening Women: Their Stories from 1600 to the Present by Catherine Horwood (£14.00)Publisher: Virago — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1844084639]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “From Flora, Roman goddess of plants, to today’s gardeners at Kew, women have always gardened. Women gardeners have grown vegetables for their kitchens and herbs for their medicine cupboards. They have been footnotes in the horticultural annals for specimens collected abroad. They taught young women about gardening twenty-five years before women’s horticultural schools officially existed. And their influence on the style of our gardens, frequently unacknowledged, survives to the present day.

Catherine Horwood brings to life the care with which Thomasin Tunstall sent her hellebores to John Parkinson for his new plot in Covent Garden in the 1620s, and the passion of Lady Mary Coke in designing her garden at Notting Hill House in George Ill’s reign. She salutes the determination of intrepid plant collectors, from Lady Amherst, who brought the glorious Clematis Montana to England, to the Victorian widow who protected a euphorbia inside her hatbox on its journey home, a variety now known as Mrs Robb’s Bonnet.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: women gardeners great britain history horticulture tba biography botanical artists garden design writing authors gardening gardens
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Storming Eagles: German Airborne Forces in World War Two by James Lucas (£14.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853688796]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The pilot throttled back — it would not be long now. The light on the bulkhead showed red. It was the signal “make ready!” Two minutes to go. The ‘dispatcher walked along the body of the machine checking that each man’s static line was firmly fixed to the jump wire. By the time he had completed his task the bulkhead light had changed to green. “Ready to jump!” and we moved forward to the exit door on the port side of the aircraft. Two of the Ju crew has already removed the door, and we could feel the air blowing in. Our sergeant would be the first to jump. He stood braced in the doorway looking slightly upwards as per the drill book. He would not have seen that the light on the bulkhead had changed to white, but at the sound of the klaxon horn he flung himself forward and out of the machine, to be followed by the rest of us in quick succession. When each man jumped the Junkers bounced upwards a little in the air as the aircraft load was lightened…

In that exclusive number of elite German fighting formations of the Second World War, the paratroops rank high. During the blitzkrieg of 1940, they spearheaded the attack, dropping from the air to sieze key points — and demonstrating that a new dimension had been added to the science of war.

Their most spectacular success was the invasion and capture of Crete in May 1941. But the cost was terrible: one in four of the paratroopers who dropped on to the island perished. For the rest of the war the parachute troops were used almost exclusively in a ground role. They remained, however, an elite, justifying again and again their great reputation for courage and hard fighting in Russia, North Africa and in Italy. Their dogged defence of Monte Cassino demonstrated their prowess as street fighting specialists; despite intensive bombing, bombardment and infantry assault, they held on to the monastery for more than three months, halting the Allied advance and withdrawing only when the position had been outflanked.

This book provides the first major account of these legendary soldiers, illustrated throughout with photographs collected from a wide range of sources. The author, James Lucas, has researched deep into Allied and captured German archives, and has interviewed many of the leading members of the Fallschirmjaeger units and formations who survived the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Gibbons. Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: germany heer airborne troops fallschirmjaeger history parachute luftwaffe fallschirmja¨ger world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german armed forces military units 1935-1945 personnel land warfare james lucas 0853688796 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The End Of The Romanovs by Victor Alexandrov (£14.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1966Binding: 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 at the join of the lower panel. Blanks and reverse of the dust wrapper somewhat tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “TSAR NICHOLAS II, the last emperor of Russia, was an ardent photographer. He took frequent family snap-shots both before and after the revolution, little realising that he was contributing an invaluable addition to the scanty documentary evidence of the final tragic chapter of the Romanov history.

He left for posterity a vivid picture of family life at the palace at Tsarskoye-Selo before and after the revolution; of the comparatively luxurious exile at Tobolsk in Siberia — a family of seven with a retinue of forty; and finally at Ekaterinburg where conditions deteriorated and the ex-Tsar and Tsarina and their five children met their brutal end in a cellar. The executioners were only just in time. The White Army regained possession of Ekaterinburg for a brief period, before the final triumph of the Reds.

The Tsar’s photographs came into the possession of Nicholas Sokolov, an examining magistrate who investigated the killing of the Romanovs. He assembled not only the Tsar’s photographs but copies of documents and pictures of the house at Ekaterinburg, of the mineshaft where the bodies were thrown, of personal belongings which he disinterred.

Forty years later Victor Alexandrov, who was engaged in research for another project, came by chance across two boxes among a heap of junk in the attic of a Russian antique dealer in Paris. It was part of the dossier collected by Sokolov in Ekaterinburg in 1918.

Some sixty photographs from this priceless collection are published in this volume — almost all for the first time. Armed with this new evidence, Victor Alexandrov has made a thorough re-investigation of the whole tragic story and tells it in a vivid and compelling narrative, throwing a great deal of new light on this endlessly fascinating subject.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Brian Russell. Size: 9¼" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: alexandrov sutcliffe nicholas emperor russia assassination execution ekaterinburg white army romanovs executed bolshevic troops admiral kolchak revolution family’s history romanov house
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Lal Bahaduk Shastri by C. P. Srivastava (£13.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195634993]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Bruised at head of spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Leans slightly. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but with a few pages lightly creased.Description: Prime Minister of India 1964-1966. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The life of Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-66), India's second prime minister and successor to Jawaharlal Nehru, is the absorbing saga of a little man, who while suffering the rigours of poverty in early life, rose to political eminence on the strength of moral principle. When he died he left no land, no house, and no money. But he did leave behind an example which is morally inspiring. The author of this biography was Shastri's personal aide for several years. He was with Shastri until the last day of his life, in Tashkent. He collected a large number of original documents from the USA; he interviewed bureaucrats, politicians and diplomats who were associated with Shastri's life and career; he travelled in Shastri's footsteps within India and abroad; he consulted medical experts to ascertain the truth about Shastri's death.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: india’s prime minister succession india’s relations with pakistan operation desert hawk india pakistan united nations tashkent kosygin krishnamachari nehru kamaraj president radhakrishnan nasser makarios trevor keelor chavan swaran singh cabinet minister uttar pradesh new delhi lucknow government lndia bombay servants the people society provincial leader parliamentary secretary cabinet minister chinese ultimatum operation grand slam operation gibraltar india’s relations with the usa india’s relations with the ussr indo-pak war peace negotiations political corruption kamaraj plan english-hindi national language controversy food scarcity hazratbal episode shrine kashmir diplomatic negotiations tightrope relations with china politicians diplomats bureaucrats
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Remembering Charlie by Jerry Epstein (£13.50)Publisher: Doubleday — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0385262825]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges and slightly faded. Price Clipped. Boards faded at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Jerry Epstein takes us on a fascinating trip back to the golden age of the silver screen, in a retrospective personal album of the most famous member of the Keystone Kops troupe. With over 300 photographs collected from family albums and archives, ‘Remembering Charlie’ is an intimate look at Chaplin, by a man who was his friend and colleague for over thirty years.Notes: Size: 10½" x 10¼". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 228 pages. Tags: charlie chaplin silent film comedian movie industry early 1900s reclusive star fbi un-american activities committee’s chaplin’s private world comic sequences famous music hall routine buster keaton limelight the tramp the great dictator alleged communist sympathies hollywood louella parsons hedda hopper american movie industry circle theatre theatre-in-the-round los angeles slums south london music-hall artistes soubrette dickensian workhouse three stags pub lambeth workhouse theatre royal manchester clog dancing pantomime fred karno impresario, paris folies bergeres stan laurel colonial theater mack sennett keystone first national war comedy
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Conceptual Issues in Psychological Medicine by Michael Shepherd (£13.00)Publisher: Routledge — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0415037271]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at tail of spine. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Text bright and tight.Description: Professor Shepherd's two previously published volumes of collected papers, have been centred around a single theme. This latest collection, whilst offering a greater variety, is unified by a sustained attempt to tackle some of the conceptual issues raised by psychological medicine. The selection covers specific topics that illuminate the subject in its contemporary setting. The framework is broad enough to incorporate studies of clinical syndromes, essays on several key figures, as well as writings on the history of ideas and particular aspects of research and treatment.Notes: Size: 8vo Royal (25 x 16cm Approx.). 335 pages. Tags: freud holmes psychiatry aubrey lewis starobinski arise evans psychotropic drugs jaspers mental disorders rank peidemiology psychoterapy
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Principles and Practise of Needlework and Dressmaking by Anna L. Hird (£13.00)Publisher: Shepherd & Hosking — 1934Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Generally rubbed, bumped and soiled externally with a small inscription to ffep. Pages, whilst gracefully fading, bright and clean.Description: Illustrated with line drawings. 2nd Printing. From the preface: “This book has been written to meet the requirements of students and to help the Home Dressmaker. To bring the “professional touch” into Home Dressmaking the author has collected here the results of her experience as a dressmaker, and great pains have been taken to emphasize the steps essential to success in every description of method and, as it were, to lay a finger on the exact spot where special care must be taken. The chapter on Fixing is specially designed to bring out the angle of vision of the professional and place it within reach of the ordinary person.”Notes: Illustrated by The Author & Bougwain Wilson. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Beige boards with Black titling to the Spine. 268 pages. Tags: taking measurements patterns cutting out fixing fitting modelling drapery stitches seams methods neatening edges including bias cutting openings and fastenings pleats tucks darts slashes sleeves cuffs collars pockets yokes Basques gussets belts trimming lining garments mending knitting loose covers carpet seams silhouette line relation style and figure dressmaker fixing flat machine attachments bias strip cutting binds piping additional pieces facings hems various trimmings elbow-darted bias-cut puff fluted wide sleeve head
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The Willa Cather Reader by Willa Cather (£13.00)Publisher: Running Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0762401753]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: The author's novels and short stories are peopled with the hard working, plain-living settlers of the American frontier. Collected here are five of her most famous works. 447pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5")
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Best Choices From the People's Pharmacy by Joe Graedon & Teresa Graedon (£12.50)Publisher: Rodale Press — 2007Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1594865760]Condition: Very Good. Slightly shelf-cocked. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “After more than three decades as one of the world’s premier sources for authoritative, trustworthy health information, The People’s Pharmacy delivers its most groundbreaking resource yet, identifying best choice treatments for the medical conditions that smart health-care consumers most want to know about.

What makes a treatment a “best choice”? The designation draws on a combination of factors, including effectiveness, safety, and cost. Depending on the condition, the best choices may be home remedies, lifestyle strategies, herbal or nutritional supplements, over-the-counter or prescription drugs — or, in many cases, a combination of all of these.

Best Choices from The People’s Pharmacy is the first book to present such a wide range of treatment options and evaluate them side by side. Inside this exclusive expanded edition you’ll find:

  • Remedies for dozens of health concerns, from acne to weight loss.
  • Thumbnails that offer at-a-glance descriptions of the best choices- complete with vital information on possible side effects and approximate cost.
  • Ratings that allow you to compare the treatment options for each condition with ease.
  • The People’s Pharmacy Favourite Picks — a selection of self-care strategies tested and recommended by People’s Pharmacy fans.
  • A survival guide of must-have remedies collected from top health experts who answered the question, “What three things would you take to a desert island?”
Best Choices from the People’s Pharmacy is the latest work from Joe and Terry Graedon, whose incisive investigation and reporting of all aspects of health care has earned them a worldwide audience. The Graedons have culled their best choices through careful review of current scientific research as well as testimonials from their legion of People’s Pharmacy readers and listeners. Armed with this information, you can make the best choice for you.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". Pictorial boards. [XVIII] 524 pages. Tags: pharmacology popular works drugs side effects herbs therapeutic use dietary supplements alternative medicine health fitness reference therapies pharmaceutical industry consumer education joe graedon teresa 1594865760
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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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The Medical Annual: A Year Book of Treatment and Practitioners’ Index Eighty-First Year by Edited by R. Bodley Scott & R. Milnes Walker (£12.50)Publisher: John Wright & Sons — 1963Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Upper board very slightly bowed. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 558 pages. Tags: accidental agenesis artery artificial atrial bladder branch breast calcified carcinoma changes cholangiography colitis collected colon colour complications congenital contracture cystic diagnosis dilatation disease dislocation due duodenal dupuytren's emphysematous erythrasma fibrosis finger fistula gangrene granulomatosis haemorrhage hernia hip hydradenitis hypothermia incarcerated infancy inguinal jaundice joint kidney larval lung lymphoedema medicine mitral motor
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Private Lives by P N Reilly (£12.00)Publisher: Kangaroo Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0864171498]Condition: Very Good.Description: Ages, Mates and Movements of Some Australian Birds. Illustrated with B&W photographs. First in this edition. Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “Have you ever wondered what the life span of a particular bird is, how long it stays with its mate, whether it changes breeding places and builds new nests, or where it travels? This is the kind information collected by the Australian Banding Scheme, and presented in this book. The author takes a selection of 43 birds and reveals wondrous facts about each species: how some perform incredible feats covering vast distances, some then come back to the same place to find their mate, and how most young birds leave the nesting area before they mate. Breeding habits can involve pairs, trios, communal breeding, single parents of each sex and pairs of the same sex. The reasons behind this behaviour are complex, but the chain of discovery begins here.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 80 pages. Tags: australasian grebe wandering albatross short-tailed shearwater australasian gannet black-faced shag cattle egret sacred ibis magpie goose wedge-tailed eagle brown falcon double-banded plover lacham’s snipe sharp-tailed sandpiper silver gull welcome swallow flame robin eastern yellow robin grey-crowned babbler willie wagtail superb fairy-wren brown thornbill striated thornbill white-throated treecreeper brown treecreeper fuscous honeyeater new holland honeyeater satin bowerbird australian magpie exploit climate and environment breeding systems birds communal breeders breeding ornithologists plumage csiro division wildlife research
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Reports on the Progress of Applied Chemistry Vol. XLII 1957 by Anon. (£11.50)Publisher: Society of Chemical Industry — 1958Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Bruised at the tail of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Contents: Fuel And Fuel Products; Inorganic Chemistry; Metals; Organic Chemistry; Biological Products; Textiles, Plastics, Adhesives And Paints; Chemical Engineering And Hazards; Agriculture And Food;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 910 pages. Tags: antioxidants applied britain chemical chemist chemistry collected distillation edinburgh engineering engineers gums inaugral industrial institution international journal lecture overseas oxidation periodicals physical proceedings progress reports research resins reviews society symposium technical transactions transfer university varnish varnishing works
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Reports on the Progress of Applied Chemistry Vol. XLIII 1958 by Anon. (£11.50)Publisher: Society of Chemical Industry — 1959Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Top edges of text block tanned.Description: Contents: Fuel And Fuel Products; Inorganic Chemistry; Metals; Organic Chemistry; Biological Products; Textiles, Plastics, Adhesives And Paints; Chemical Engineering And Hazards; Agriculture And Food;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 911 pages. Tags: antioxidants applied britain chemical chemist chemistry collected distillation edinburgh engineering engineers gums inaugral industrial institution international journal lecture overseas oxidation periodicals physical proceedings progress reports research resins reviews society symposium technical transactions transfer university varnish varnishing works
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The Sceptical Occultist by Terence White (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0712658882]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ a little ruffled. Pages very gently age-tanned. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “Ghosts, poltergeists, possession, telepathy, and miracles: everyone has either had experiences of the supernatural or knows someone who has. Terry White here details the most convincing cases, including the apparition of the Virgin Mary which was seen by thousands and even photographed; some of the most spectacular cases of children who remember past lives, collected by scientists at the University of Virginia; the hair-raising encounters with patients, which have left sceptical psychiatrists convinced that they were dealing with “demonic possession” and not mental illness; the employees of a Cardiff engineering workshop who have successfully challenged a poltergeist to perform feats; and the Canadian team who have created poltergeist disturbances under scientific conditions, manifesting a discarnate entity which they christened Philip!”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ghosts poltergeists possession telepathy supernatural parapsychology phenomena extra-sensory psychokinesis poltergeists marian apparitions miraculous cures reincarnation demonic possession priests psychical research cheltenham psychical research
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Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad by Oliver Poole (£10.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007174381]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “A fly-on-the-wall account of what frontline combat action meant in the first major war of the twenty-first century. Written by a young journalist who was the only British daily newspaper reporter to be embedded with the US army dung the operation in Iraq, this book unflinchingly describes the modern face of battle, and the young soldiers who fought in it.”.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: oliver united states army infantry regiment 15th iraq war british press coverage military history battles campaigns asian middle eastern reportage collected journalism
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Cash-In On Collecting by Tony Curtis (£10.50)Publisher: Lyle — 1986Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0862480558]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and the boards. Slightly shelf-cocked. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.

From the cover: “Collecting is a passion that can become a way of life. The lure of the chase, the search for the elusive treasure, the fascination of knowing almost, but not quite, everything about some out-of-the-ordinary subject are what makes a collector’s adrenalin surge.

Collectors thrive most of all on the teasing certainty that fortunes can be made out of their hobbies and that around the next corner they could find the one thing that will make their collection complete and unique.

This book contains the stories of many fascinating and successful collectors. They are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who have been bitten by the collecting bug. Their specialities range from old bank notes to cigarette lighters, from dolls to picture postcards.

From their own experience they give first hand tips on collecting including how to start, where to go and, most interesting of all for the would be collector, what to start specialising in now so that your hobby can be turned into money. The astute collector picks an area of the market that is unexploited and develops it. Two young men who tell their collecting story in the book introduced the words ‘street jewellery’ to the Oxford English Dictionary because that was what they called the enamel signs, manhole covers and street direction boards which they began to collect only a few years ago. Street jewellery is now a large and thriving area for other collectors.

Everything and anything can be collected from 18th century prints to today’s throwaway beer cans. In this book you learn how to build up your collection and also how to add an unexpected pleasure to your life for collecting can not only be a cure for boredom and the blues but it carries with it the very real possibility of turning a modest outlay of money into a considerable nest egg.

The sky is the limit for the successful collector. Read how it can be done..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Pictorial boards. 444 pages. Tags: collecting elusive treasure collectors astute collector street jewellery dolls toys cigarette lighters cookery books advertising inserts masonic items crown cork bottle poison bottles beer lables motoring signs gladys cooper postcards shell memorabilia cream pots bairnsfather ware quack medicine royal fairground guinness stout piscatorial paper packets car mascots football wireless equipment petrol
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Discovering Dorset by Peter Pugh (£10.50)Publisher: Privately Printed — 1984Binding: Hardback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0902129643]Condition: Very Good.Description: Mr pugh took up painting while a P.O.W. On his return he became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists Art Club. He is at present a member of Blandford Art Society. He has exhibited in London and the Provinces; he held a successful one man exhibition in Northamptonshire. He has paintings in museums and is collected as far afield as Canada and New Zealand. He taught art under the Adult Education Scheme. Signed by the author on the title page. 108pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: Peter Pugh 0902129643
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Fish For All Seasons by Ninette Lyon; Peggie Benton; (£10.50)Publisher: Cookery Book Club — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat ruffled, several nicks and chips with a little loss.Description: The recipes collected by Ninette Lyon are delicious, unusual, minutely described and easy to follow: no available sea or fresh-water fish, mollusc or crustacean has been overlooked. Basic information is tabulated for quick reference; the main sections are Very Easy Dishes (the largest section), Cold Dishes, Fish Cooked in the Oven, party Dishes; soups, stuffings and sauces have their separate chapters. First in this edition.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½. 248 pages. Tags: alexa almonds arbroath aromatic bacon baked barbecued bass batter bean bisque bread butters cabbage cakes carnival catalan celery cheddar cheese cheesy chinese chowder cocktail combination cookery cooking coquilles courgettes crab crabmeat cream creamed crepes crescents crisp crisply croute crumble crumpet curried delaine delphine dish dishes economical escalopes excellent family filleting fillets
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Miles and Miles by Miles Kington (£10.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The author has collected forty-eight humourous pieces which vary in format from a complete Mills and Boon novel in two pages called 'She Hated His Guts' to an account of a visit to Peru, from an analysis of women's humour to a blow-by-blow account of the Scottish character. 153pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½" approx.)
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Poems 1914 - 1934 by Herbert Read (£10.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1935Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Spine slightly soiled. Plastic wrapper taped to the pastedowns with offset to the endpapers. Top edges dusty. Internally bright and clean.Description: Green cloth with red title plate to spine. A note from the author: "Ten years have passed since the publication of the first edition of these collected poems; in this new edition I have taken the opportunity to remove a few poems whose immaturity will no longer support publication, and I have added about thirty new poems. I have made slight revisions in a few of the earlier poems, but just as often the original readings have been restored as being more faithful to the original moods.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 168 pages.
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South Pole 2000: Five Women In Search Of an Adventure by Caroline Hamilton (£10.50)Publisher: London: Virgin — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1852278285]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [8]; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Three years ago a team of women walked to the North Pole. For the team leader, Caroline Hamilton, this experience of the hardships, dangers and extraordinary human triumphs in the ice and snow of the Arctic had one lasting problem. It wasn’t enough. And so, in 1939, these women returned to the snowy wastes and arid landscapes, only this time to the least visited continent on the planet — Antarctica. They walked 700 miles in 61 days, from the very edge of the continent to the pole.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by HRH The Prince of Wales. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: women explorers south pole discovery exploration british antarctica travel collected biographies writing australasia polar regions essays travelogues
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They Walk Among Us: An Investigation Into the Phenomenon of After-death Materialisation by Emma Heathcote-James (£10.50)Publisher: London: Metro — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843580977]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Belief in the afterlife has never been more popular — everyone who’s anyone, from Geri Halliwell to Fergie, has a medium, psychic or clairvoyant. Hut can we prove that there is life after death and that gifted people really can commune with the other side?

This hook contains the hest scientific evidence yet collected for the reality of life after death. It challenges the accepted ideas of exactly what we are and what we become the moment we take our final breath…”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter Wadhams. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIX] 260 pages. Tags: heathcote-james peter wadhams spiritualism materialization death phenomena moving apparitions body mind spirit religion eschatology 1843580977
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All Over Britain by J. H. B. [John Hugh Brignal] Peel (£9.50)Publisher: Readers Union — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Pages deeply tanned by age. Description: From the cover: “This book is the harvest of a poet’s lifelong travels through Britain, from Land’s End to John o’ Groats and from the mountains of Ulster to the Essex marshes. Some of the journeys were first made on foot sixty years ago; others were last made by car a year ago; all were in search of everything in general rather than of anything in particular. As a result they evoke many aspects of Britain as it was, as it is, and as it may become — scenery, industry, architecture, crafts, customs, creeds, in short, the spirit and the substance of four peoples who despite their national differences have for centuries dwelt together as one people.

Although the journeys explore parts of London, and visit several other towns, they are predominantly rural and in most cases deeply rural. But the places are never unpeopled, for Mr Peel is a novelist and playwright as well as a poet. So we meet Izaak Walton, Gilbert White, S W Landor, John Constable, Tennyson, Edward Thomas, Sabine Baring-Gould and A E Housman. And to that famous roll-call is added a host of lesser folk, Britain’s sailors, soldiers, shepherds, shopkeepers, foresters, housewives, undergraduates, parsons, postmen and huntsmen.

Here is a book that will unite the kingdom and delight the millions of readers who for over ten years have read Mr Peel’s fortnightly essays in the Daily Telegraph, entitled Country Talk, now collected and published in four illustrated volumes..”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: 0709172060 and brignal britain customs description england great hugh john life observations peel personal social travel
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An Introduction to American Politics by D. W. Brogan (£9.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Boards slightly faded. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The object of this book is to provide a picture of the contemporary American political scene and to make intelligible the principles and practice of the American political system.

No other British writer knows more about the United States than D. W. Brogan, who is Professor of Political Science at Cambridge. His The American Political System, first published in 1933, was immediately recognised as the standard work on the subject. Since then it has been frequently reprinted but there have been such widespread changes in American society, in the American role in the world and, consequently, in American political aims and methods that Professor Brogan feels that the time has come to supersede it with this completely new Introduction to American Politics.

The earlier book appeared in the year of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inauguration. In the intervening years, the epoch of the ‘New Deal’, the arrival in the United States of the ‘welfare state’, the rapid rise in political and economic importance of trade unions, the shifting status of minority groups like the Negroes, the immense extension of federal authority under the New Deal and during the Second World War, all these have profoundly altered the American political system. Other factors, equally influential, have been the appearance of the United States as one of the two great world powers, the much greater importance of the armed services, and the vastly increased share of the national income collected and spent by the federal government.

Inside the governmental system, there have been important changes in the power and personnel of the Supreme Court, in the distribution of power between the Senate and the House of Representatives and, during the unprecedented four terms of Roosevelt, between Congress and the President. Political methods have been affected by technical changes such as radio and television, by the great extension of air travel, by the ‘Americanisation’ of immigrant groups, by the disappearance of traditional political habits and by shifts in the economic character of many regions.

While attention has been paid to the legal and traditional elements in American politics and to the history of institutions, the main emphasis of this book is on the United States of today.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 470 pages. Tags: 20th and century government parties political politics states united usa
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Clock Jacks and Bee Boles: A Dictionary of Country Sights by Courtney Dainton (£9.50)Publisher: Phoenix House — 1957Binding: 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 fading to the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [12];

From the cover: “During cycling and walking tours in the country Courtney Dainton often found his curiosity aroused by man-made objects in daily use in earlier centuries, country bygones, so to speak. He tried to find out more about them, and was struck by the lack of information in any convenient form. He therefore collected his discoveries from many sources into this handy book, arranging them in alphabetical order, illustrating some of them with his own photographs, making, in fact, a countryside companion.

Many and often surprising objects have survived in public places; things like branks and blow wells, candle holes and tumble gates, pitch-pipes and vamping horns, not to mention clock jacks and bee boles. Mostly they are clues to the manners and customs of the past; sometimes they are the strange forerunners of devices we know today, or have their uses still. Some — stiles, for instance — may be so commonplace that we have never given them a second thought, and so are unaware of their antiquity, their ‘origins, and their variations.

Here, then, is a book to kindle curiosity and to add real interest to expeditions.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: great britain antiquities dictionaries more unusual objects found churches such acoustic jars dumb borsholders and sextons’ wheels british countryside jacobean chest warfield berkshire mountmg block outside wiltshire farmhouse tollboard the fortified bridge monmouth fire hooks parish church iver buckinghamshire courtney dainton first editions firsts printings 1st
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