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Gould's History of Freemasonry: Embracing An Investigation of the Records of the Organizations of the Fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies and Dominions, and the United States of America by Rev. Herbert Poole (£284.00)Publisher: London, New York, Melbourne, Toronto & Wellington: The Caxton Publishing Company, Limited — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. A pleasant four-volume set with spotting to the edges of the text blocl, tanning to the blanks and lighter spotting to start and finish of all volumes. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 3rd edition, 4th printing, Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¼". Ruled & Stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX,V,VI,V] 273,276,286,352 pages. Tags: freemasons history british stonemasons steinmetzen germany companionage les compagnons tour france masons’ marks quatuor coronati company london anqent mysteries essenes roman culdees arms masons carpente two pillars wurtzburg freemasonry
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Galatea by Philip Pullman (£88.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575024984]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little tanned, with a ½" closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. First few pages slightly dog-eared at the top corners.Description: The authors 2nd novel. From the cover: “‘Everything what it seems’ is the quotation that stands at the head of this novel; and Galatea both seems and is the story of a man who loves his wife, and who goes to look for her when she disappears. What Martin Browning cannot know, however, is that his search for the elusive Catherine will lead him first to Valencia and ultimately into the wilds of South America; that it will take him into the company of rich people and poor, zombies, businessmen, cyclists, dogs, electric whores, an astrologer doubling as a werewolf and a deranged midget who is also a magistrate, as well as unreal people of various kinds; or that at its end, in the remote snow-filled Anderson Valley, he will learn from the clean-smelling angelic messenger perhaps sent to him by his wife that it is no bad thing to be unreal.”Notes: Jacket designed by Linda Garland. Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: galatea man who loves his wife disappears valencia south america rich people zombies businessmen cyclists dogs electric whores astrologer werewolf deranged midget magistrate anderson valley angelic messenger
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The King and His Empire by Charles W. Domville-Fife (£82.00)Publisher: Virtue & Co. — 1936Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Vols II & III in very nice condition. A couple of leaves loose in Vol I, including a one of the plates. Minor rubbing to all volumes but overall a handsome set.Description: Three Volumes. Twenty-five years of the Reign of King George V and Queen Mary together with a complete historical and descriptive survey of all the lands and peoples of the British and Indian Empires in the year of their Majesties’ Silver Jubilee. Illustrated with 1250 Photographs and Maps.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: king george queen mary silver jubilee empire world history imperial india indian empire dominions colonies great war parliament bill royal prerogative constitution home rule for ireland carson kaiser emperor william lord beresford great durbar india lytton east india company curzon navy hm.s. thunderer monarchs royalty state visit buckingham palace sandringham balmoral windsor austro-hungarian throne serajevo british expeditionary force battle jutland princess mary victorian england second boer war ottawa agreement
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Capitol Records Fiftieth Anniversary 1942-1992 by Paul Grein (£76.00)Publisher: Hollywood: Capitol Records — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: A limited printing of which this is number 001, gold stamped to the first blank at the bottom corner. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Fold-Out Maps; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 11¾". Pictorial boards. 219 pages. Tags: hollywood-based record company capitol american federation musicians glenn wallichs johnny mercer buddy desylva music industry artists
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The National Dream: The Great Railway 1871-1881 AND The Last Spike: The Great Railway 1881-1885 by Pierre Berton (£62.00)Publisher: McClelland & Stewart — 1977Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0771013264]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Slip Case.Description: Both volumes are later printings. Illustrated / decorative end papers.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 439 / [XII] 4 pages. Tags: canada canadian company government history pacific politics railroads railway state studies
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It's a Long Way from Penny Apples by Bill Cullen (£53.50)Publisher: Coronet — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340826533]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “From selling apples on the streets of Dublin in the 1950s to owning a company with a turnover of £250 million, Bill Cullen tells his story, and the story of the indomitable women who made him the man he is today. With earthy humour and an acute ear for the words and voices of a vanished time, he weaves a wonderful tapestry of Irish people and events that mirrors Ireland’s own rags to riches story. It will touch your heart and make your spirit sing.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Bertie Ahearn. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 459 pages. Tags: autobiography distributors businessmen summerhill northside childhood biography families dubliner ireland general renault customs kildare dublin family social cullen haunts homes youth '40s '50s poor life naas bill the and
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The Story of Wrenn: From Binns Road to Basildon and Beyond (Part One & Two) by Maurice Gunter (£52.00)Publisher: Waltham Cross: M. Gunter — 2011Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers of both volumes. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Parts 1 & 2 of 3. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 42/46 pages. Tags: gunter wrenn toy company history
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Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance by Antony Brown (£44.00)Publisher: Granta Editions — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857570332]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Map of the earthquake zones of the world illustrating the geography of catastrophes which form the basis of Greig Fester’s business. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “THE story of Greig Fester is the story of reinsurance — perhaps the most intriguing aspect of international insurance and the one most frequently involved in world news. Reinsurance is the means by which insurance companies insure themselves against the possibility of catastrophic losses. This is why the history of Greig Fester, one of the few Lloyd’s brokers to specialise in reinsurance, is often one of natural disasters ranging from floods and hurricanes to earthquakes. It follows the fortunes of the company formed 75 years ago by a remarkable Scots insurance man, and relates how it was later merged with a cosmopolitan firm whose European connections could hardly have been more in contrast.

Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance will, we believe, be a formidable addition to the growing library of books which guide the general reader through the mysterious and fascinating world of international insurance.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: brown ~1857570332~ greig fester firm history royal exchange insurance corporation group limited companies reinsurance commerce economic social second world war
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H.M.S. Electra as Told to A. V. Sellwood by T. J. Cain (£43.00)Publisher: London: Frederick Muller Limited — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with damp wrinkling to both panels and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1959] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “The only time that H. M. S. Electra got a wartime “mention” in the national press was when three-quarters of her crew were no longer able to read it. They were dead.

For it was the disastrous yet little-known Battle of the Java Sea — where a British, Australian, American and Dutch force was annihilated by the Japanese — that put Electron’s name in print.

‘H. M. S. Electra attacked through the smoke and was seen no more…’

The epitaph was terse, though moving. It left much unsaid. And today, in H. M. S. Electra, Lieutenant-Commander T. J. Cain — who fired her torpedoes during her last desperate battle — does much to do justice, long belated, to both the ship and the company who served her.

The result is sensational. For Cain’s story, prepared with the aid of author and naval correspondent A. V. Sellwood, reveals that the “unknown” Electra was the un-publicised companion-in-battle of some of the best-known names in the Royal Navy, and was the witness of events that shook the world. The sinking of the Athenia, the Ark Royal’s attacks on the Nazis in Norway, the first Russian convoy, the defence of Singapore — wherever there was trouble Electra was sure to be found.

SHE was the unnamed destroyer that sailed with Hood to find the Bismarck, and picked up the former’s three survivors…

SHE was at the sinking of the Repulse and Prince of Wales, and snatched part of their crews to safety beneath the mammoth Jap air attack…

And SHE was destroyed during a lone torpedo onslaught against an entire Japanese fleet, to cover the disabled Exeter, famous veteran of the River Plate.

H. M. S. Electra is not “just a war-story” — it is also a history. But it is a very human history — history as seen by a man who helped to make it.

Lieut. -Commander Cain, who, after a fantastic escape in a U. S. submarine, was later captured and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of the Japanese, is pungent in his comments regarding the blunders of the time. But equally he is an enthusiast — for Electra, her officers, and the men who made her what he calls: A happy ship — the finest I have ever known.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 naval operations british ark royal bismarck hood prince wales singapore repulse last voyage dutch destroyer kortenaer ruyter perthy houston java
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Life On the Railway by John Owen (£39.00)Publisher: Bath: Millstream Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948975180]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little sunned. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Too many railway histories concentrate on locomotives, with perhaps an occasional brief mention of the engine drivers or firemen. Too often the men and women who worked behind the scenes are forgotten — the fitters, the tube blowers, the shunters, the booking clerks, the refreshment room staff, without whom the railways could not have functioned. This book, while not neglecting the locomotive scene, sets out principally to describe how one small part of Britain’s railway network operated, and what life was like for all the employees on the railway.

Bath Green Park station and motive power depot provide the basis for the story though this is not just another Somerset & Dorset book. The S&D plays its part but in partnership with the Midland Railway’s Mangotsfield and Bath Branch, a relatively little known but equally hardworking component of the railway scene in Bath.

In this essentially human tale, we meet 14 year old call boys whose duties included ‘knocking up’ train crews in the small hours of the morning, and foreman Tom Rudd, famous for drinking his tea straight from the pot. We hear of train workings known as The Fish and Chip Special, The Ghost Train and The Rabbits, and of goose plucking in Weston signal box. Here is the story of the ordinary working people of the railways, the story of a way of life which has all but disappeared.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 199 pages. Tags: midland railway somerset dorset company history railroads britain england bath employees railways green park station motive power depot goods yards sidings oldfield tunnels weston train timetables 1953
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Measurement of Responsibility: A Study of Work, Payment and Individual Capacity by Elliott Jaques (£33.00)Publisher: Tavistock Publications — 1956Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short tears, a little loss at the spine ends and a 1" closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Small name sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “THE MEASUREMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY presents perhaps the most funda mental approach yet achieved to the recurring individual and social stresses which disturb the industrial scene. Its theme is that one of the central factors underlying these disturbances is the absence of any objective and agreed method of assessing the re sponsibility carried by individuals at their work.

In the course of practical work by the author in collaboration with members of the Glacier Metal Com pany (an engineering concern), a re definition of the problem has emerged. What is experienced by individuals as level or weight or size of responsi bility has been observed to be con nected solely with the discretion they are required to exercise in doing their work. It has furthermore been dis covered that level of responsibility can be measured objectively and pre cisely by the maximum span of time during which an individual is expected to exercise discretion on his own account until his use of discretion is subjected to review.

By using this measurement — which he terms the time-span of discretion — Dr. Jaques has noted that individuals carrying the same maximum time-span in their work demand—quite independently — as a fair and just return for their work, precisely the same earnings and the same status, regardless of the type of work con cerned. He concludes from these findings that an unrecognized wage and salary structure is operated in tuitively in industry. But because it is unrecognized, departures from it are likely. And it is precisely such de partures which lead to trouble.

In the light of his findings, the author re-examines the meaning of work, of payment for work, and of the capacity of individuals to exercise discretion and discharge responsibility.

The methods described, and the results already obtained from their use, may indicate a route towards the resolution of some aspects of the industrial unrest and individual dis satisfaction with work which are such a crippling feature of modern industrial life. The book, in style as well as in content, is intended for economists, sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, and other social scientists — as well as industrial ists, trade unionists, government officials, and other administrators who are concerned with these problems.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIII] 143 pages. Tags: analysis ayrshire benefits company employee evaluation fixing fringe general glacier industrial industries job kilmarnock metals metal-workers method occupational personnel psychology rate remuneration responsibility science scotland social sociology span time wages work
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“Popular” Ford Illustrated Parts Catalogue & Repair Charges “Popular” & “De Luxe” Models by Anon. (£32.00)Publisher: Ford Motor Company — 1936Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. Both volumes tanned, well-thumbed to the point of dog-earing and slightly fragile. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 61 / 15 pages. Tags: and authorized catalogue company dealer each following for ford free gode inspections instructions limited maintenance motor name number ordered ordering organisation part parts popular provide telegraph the
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Britain & The Sea by VARIOUS (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Britain has a proud maritime heritage encompassing the impressive history of the Royal Navy, as well as the contribution made by civilian seafarers over the years. Yet rather than dwelling on the past, the focus of this book goes beyond the current horizon and embraces the advances that have been made in all spheres of contemporary life. Accordingly, we identified a breathtakingly diverse host of organizations and institutions, many of them international, which, through excellence in their particular spheres, continue to contribute to one common aim. That aim is to ensure that Britain remains a prosperous, outward-looking force for good in the world community, as well as a tolerant and benevolent nation which some 60 million of us are privileged to call home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 991 pages. Tags: fleet air arm royal fleet auxiliary naval historical defence procurement agency green jackets shipping atomic weapons establishment qinetiq paradigm selex defence security systems defence aerospace united kingdom hydrographic national union marine aviation and shipping transport officers shipyards buckie shipyard dockwise shipping bibby line isle man steam packet company marine
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Persona Granada: Some Memories of Sidney Bernstein and The Early Years of Independent Television by Denis Forman (£32.00)Publisher: London: Andre Deutsch — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0233989870]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slightest lean otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: “When ITV first went on air in 1955, Granada Television soon established itself as the most innovative of the new independent television companies. Granada took risks, ignored conventions, and challenged conventional notions of how television programmes should be made. Coronation Street, the hard-hitting World in Action, adventurous drama productions — this was television that made people sit up and watch.

Denis Forman was there from the start, and in this richly detailed and compelling memoir he combines an affectionate portrait of Granada’s prime mover, the extraordinary Sidney Bernstein, with an insider’s account of the personalities behind the scenes and the triumphs — and occasional disasters — of this remarkable television company.

They were heady days. Granada defied the antiquated rules of political broadcasting with its ground-breaking coverage of a by-election which was to change the course of television’s relationship with politicians. There were frequent battles with the Independent Television Authority over investigative reports thought to have gone too far in exposing scandal and corruption. It was a time of creative ferment, a time when Granada’s team of talented programme-makers earned the company its enduring reputation.

Denis Forman charts the history of Granada with abundant wit and a refreshing candour. His own contribution to the Granada success story, culminating in his close personal involvement in the universally acclaimed The Jewel in the Crown, was immense. He is modest about his own achievements, and generous in his appreciation of the many colleagues — some of them later to become senior figures in television — who made Granada what it was. But as this engrossing memoir reveals, none of it could have happened without the towering presence of the original persona Granada, Sidney Bernstein: founding father, guiding spirit, and one of the most remarkable men of our century.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 333 pages. Tags: forman bernstein sidney granada television stations britain employees radio industry business economics industries media communications performing arts history criticism corporate 9780233989877
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Richard Simkin's Uniforms of the British Army: Infantry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Other Corps by W. Y. Carman (£31.00)Publisher: Exeter: Webb and Bower — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0863500315]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: 1st Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards), 1912. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Richard Simkin’s illustrations of British Army uniforms up to the First World War are well known both for their high quality and for their value to collectors, model-makers and military historians.

To follow his first volume of uniforms of the cavalry regiments, W. Y. Carman has now extended the collection to cover the infantry regiments, including the Gentlemen-at-Arms, the Royal Company of Archers (Scotland), the Foot Guards, the Infantry of the Line, the Royal Artillery, the Royal Engineers (including the Royal Military Artificers and the Sappers and Miners), the Army Service Corps.

Although Simkin’s illustrations are not available for all of the 109 infantry regiments before 1881, a brief outline of each regiment is given which includes changes of title extended to cover the Army of today so that the modern soldier may trace his ‘ancestors’. The text of uniform changes is in special sections, such as that of Highland and Lowland regiments, rifle corps, fusiliers and light infantry, while that on infantry is broken down to include musicians, pioneers and other groups.

Richard Simkin, born in 1850, was a soldier in a London Volunteer regiment before attending art schools in Kensington and Heatherley. He married in 1880 and lived in Aldershot for six years before moving to Herne Bay where he died in 1926, aged seventy-five.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 224 pages. Tags: britain army infantry regiments uniforms history military fusilier light officers non-commissioned khaki service dress train corps gentlemen-at-arms
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The Shipwright's Trade by Westcott Abell (£29.00)Publisher: Cambridge at The University Press — 1948Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans slightly. First blank removed and faint numerals to the spine suggest a library copy but no further marks within the text which is clean and tight overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Graphs; Black & White Plates [29]; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Plans;Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 219 pages. Tags: technology engineering shipwrights roman ships viking english burrell phineas pett east india company brunel ironclads composite clipper-ships engines oil royal dockyards shipbuilding history britain architecture naval
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Graphic Scenes in African Story by Charles Bruce (£28.00)Publisher: W. P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, more heavily so to the corners. Leans. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to first blank. Frontispiece nearly loose. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Slightly shaken.Description: Illustrated with B&W plates. 16pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 255 pages. Tags: settlers slavery slave trade curse africa zulu king east india company annexation zanzibar congo stanley slave children south african mission missionaries missions scottish mission nyassa coast chigmda tete slavers slavers central african mission palaver arab slavers bishop kafir war abyssinian war ashantee wab the dutch possestions zulu war transvaal war war the soudait
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A Manager's Guide to Operational Research by Patrick Rivett; Russell L. Ackoff; (£27.00)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 1974Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 029634706X]Condition: Very Good+. Barclays stamps to front pastedown and ffep.Description: OVER the last twenty years the science of OR has grown rapidly. It has grown not only in the sophistication of the techniques which it uses, not only in the rapid intake of the personnel employed, not only in the rapid increase of the salaries of all those working in this field, but it bas also grown in the type of problem it tackles and in the maturity it brings to these prob- lems. Such has been its rapid growth that notwithstanding the great deal of interaction between the OR scientist and the industrialist, the management executive often hasn't a clue what it is that the OR men in his company are doing. For the man who does not yet have OR within his company, there is the perplexing problem of whether he should undertake OR and, if he does, what is going to happen, what sort of people will he employ and how will they go about their business. To introduce OR into a company requires a tremendous act of faith on the part of the executive. 107pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
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The Churchill Years 1874 - 1965 by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Reprint Society — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B000NQ62NU]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head, tail and corners, laminate lifting on the upper panel at joint with spine. Faint offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text By the Times, Foreword By Lord Butler of Saffron Walden. In over 330 superb black-and-white and full colour photographs, many of them never before published, the long and incredibly active life of Sir Winston Churchill is recorded in a work of immense and enduring interest. The concise and authoritative text does full justice to the range of events in which he took part and to the breadth of his accomplishment.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". 264 pages. Tags: spencer-churchill disestablishment nationalization self-government brest-litovsk anglo-persian field-marshal correspondent greco-turkish expeditionary russo-german unemployment conservative bloemfontein lloyd-george suffragettes tel-el-kebir dardanelles by-election reparations appeasement hoare-laval westminster sudetenland independent disarmament beaverbrook chamberlain mountbatten marlborough ludendorff tripartite versailles politician opposition commission government casablanca conference depression cagoulards lease-lend massingham parliament battenburg abdication disastrous clementine montgomery chancellor leicester
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The Disney Poster: The Animated Film Classics from Mickey Mouse to Aladdin by Jim Fanning (£25.00)Publisher: New York: Hyperion — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1562829246]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel, with several small dings to both the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Plates;Notes: Jacket designed by Mary Tiegreen. Size: 14¼" x 11¼". Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 96 pages. Tags: fanning mary tiegreen 1562829246 walt disney company posters film american animation u.s.a. 20th century art
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The History of Silver by Edited by Claude Blair (£24.50)Publisher: Macdonald Orbis — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356140679]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Faint edgewear otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This guide to silver is as much for the reader with a broad interest in the decorative arts and their historical background as for the serious collector. 256pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Royal (12½" x 9¾") Introduction / preface by Claude Blair.Tags: mazcpa-koledinsky silver-mounted churchwarden's flying-scroll breaking-wave out-of-period candlesnuffer candleshears candlesticks acid-etching silversmiths restorations box-cum-vins chinoiserie half-sphere vinaigrette thimblecase salt-cellar elizabethan chippendale breadalbane accessories lionsejant hanoverian bell-shape enrichment birmingham chesterman needlework silverwork decoration collection gadrooning de-chasing references goldsmiths thumbpiece collecting collectors silverware hall-marks brentford chocolate tigerware companies cruciform victorian guilloche sweetmeat engraving montaigne
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The Armies of India by Major G. F. [George Fletcher] MacMunn (£24.00)Publisher: Bristol: Crecy Books — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0947554025]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned although the plates remain very pleasant. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Tables;Notes: Illustrated by A. C. [Alfred Crowdy] Lovett. Foreword or introduction by Field-Marshal Earl Roberts. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 224 pages. Tags: armies india history army unit armed forces regiments east company mahratta wars mutiny indian crown military races siege assault delhi bombay duke york’s own lancers skinner’s king edward’s cavalry murray’s jat garhwal rifles brahmans rajput punjabis ludhiana sikhs
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Mark Fuller of Dorran by Anon. (£23.00)Publisher: Self Published — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Slightly fragile with age now. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". 170 pages. Tags: bernard fuller ironmonger markland doric tyre company crossborough branch nationalization electricity spire electrical ltd wholesale division
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Nuclear Measuring Instruments by Anon. (£23.00)Publisher: Biuro Warszawa — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Cover slightly rubbed at extremities. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: Blue cloth with darker blue titling on spine, titling and logo on front cover. Appears to be a sales manual for the company Elektrim, the Polish Foreign Trade Co. for electrical equipment and includes the original with compliments slip. Illustrated with B&W photographs, diagrams and pull out schematics. 298pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (9" x 5½" approx.)
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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Bing: A Voice for All Seasons by Sheldon O'Connell with Gord Atkinson (£22.00)Publisher: Tralee: The Kerryman Limited — 1984Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Discography; Filmography; Vignette to the title page; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Rich Little & Phil Harris. Size: 8" x 8¼". 251 pages. Tags: atkinson rich little phil harris bing crosby history decca record company toronto radio pioneers america award 1976
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The Old East Indiamen by E. Keble Chatterton (£21.50)Publisher: Rich & Cowan — 1933Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Cover a little rubbed. Tape remnants to endpapers. Edges dull. Endpapers a little browned. Internally bright and clean.Description: Black cloth with gilt titling to spine, authors intials to front cover. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations. 308pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Tags: dutch east indiaman zanzibar gertruda essex straits sunda east india company wellesley hotspur indian empire british empire spanish main china suez canal steamships
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Economic Theory and Marketing Practice by Angela Hatton; Mike Oldroyd; (£20.50)Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750602414]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This book has been designed to address the needs of those students of business and marketing who are studying economics. The prime focus of the book is students of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), but many business students will find our marketing oriented approach to economics valuable and easy to relate to their business shidies. 386pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery That Transformed Tudor England by James Evans (£20.50)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2103Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780297866886]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “In the spring of 1553 three ships sailed north-east from London into uncharted waters. The scale of their ambition was breathtaking. Drawing on the latest navigational science and the new spirit of enterprise and discovery sweeping the Tudor capital, they sought a northern passage to Asia and its riches.

The success of the expedition depended on its two leaders: Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea. When their ships became separated in a storm, each had to fend for himself. Their fates were sharply divided. One returned to England, to recount extraordinary tales of the imperial court of Tsar Ivan the Terrible. The tragic, mysterious story of the other two ships has to be pieced together through the surviving captain’s log book, after he and his crew became lost and trapped by the advancing Arctic winter.

This long neglected endeavour was one of the boldest in British history, and its impact was profound. Although the merchant adventurers failed to reach China as they had hoped, their achievements would lay the foundations for England’s expansion on a global stage. As James Evans’ vivid account shows, their voyage also makes for a gripping story of daring, discovery, tragedy and adventure.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 383 pages. Tags: travel company merchant adventurers england history 16th century explorers voyages travels merchants britain commerce navigation russia discovery exploration naval tudors navy maritime british europe ships shipbuilding medieval
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The History of the American People Volume II: From Civil War to World Power by James Truslow Adams (£20.50)Publisher: George Routledge & Sons — 1943Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends and corners, tanned. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “Here, indeed, is the amazing story of the march of democracy, the sweep of a new people across a great continent, their ascent to world pre-eminence during the most exciting seventy years the world has ever seen!

From the national crisis of civil war to the sad days of the great depression, from the scandals of Grant to the scandals of Handing, from the settling of the West and the great railroad hijackers to the urbanization of the West and the bootlegging hijackers, from Tweed to Penrose, from the opera bouffe Spanish-American War to the awful destruction of the World War, from the panics of 73 and ‘93 and ‘07 to the panic of ‘29 et seq. , from the courage of Cleveland to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, from Walt Whitman to Ernest Hemingway, from gaslight to remote control, from innocence to internationalism — the pulsating story of the American people is related by the greatest popular historian of our day.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 438 pages. Tags: united states history battle fredericksburg confederates taking the oath richmond 1865 wiiiiam harnden concord stage coaches opening brooklyn bridge world’s fair chicago day prohibition propaganda 1895 haynes-apperson automobile 1901 first grand central teminal new york and union hotel florodora sextette stockyards swift company 1861 pershing staff punitive expedition victory liberty loan poster efforts win suffrage orville wright fort myer proposed buildings rockefeller center governor franklin roosevelt arriving democratic convention james truslow adams
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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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A Private Revenge by Richard Woodman (£19.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719546907]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good/ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. A pleasant copy.Description: From the cover: “In the aftermath of a typhoon Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater brings His Britannic Majesty’s frigate Patrician into the shelter of the Pearl River on the China coast. The battered ship has suffered losses among her company and is overcrowded by the unwanted addition of Russian prisoners. Seeking the means to refit, Captain Drinkwater finds himself caught up in the bizarre events following the British occupation Of Macao and Admiral Drury’s half-hearted attack on Canton.”Notes: Jacket designed by Val Biro. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 247 pages. Tags: pearl river china coast convoy escort penang silver specie forest borneo
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On Risk by Anon. (£19.50)Publisher: Atlas Assurance Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a touch edge worn, closed tear to top edge of upper panel, snagged with some loss at tail. Text bright and tight.Description: A miscellany on the subject of risks and dangers published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Atlas Insurance Company.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 48 pages. Tags: atlas assurance company will’s coffee house cornhill insurance
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A Special Corps by A. P. Coleman (£19.00)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858216060]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Edges of the textblock very lightly soiled. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: The Beginnings of Gorkha Service with the British. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This superb work traces the early recruitment of Gorkhas into the East India Company’s Bengal Army and is based on sound research and documentary evidence, a significant par of which has so far been unpublished. The work centres on the friendship of two Highland Scots: David Ochterlony, an army officer with a penchant for diplomacy, and William Fraser, a civil servant with a hankering for military command. Both were involved in the Anglo-Nepal war of 1814- 1816. Ochterlony, commanding an army division in the Cis-Sutlej Hills, employed the skills of Gorkhas and other hillmen captured from the Nepalese Army. Impressed by their military discipline and efficiency, he took the opportunity of his enforced capitulation of the Nepalese Western Army at Malaun in 1815 to enlist some 4700, of whom perhaps 1500 were Gorkhas, into the Bengal Army.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Major General D. G. T. Horsford CBE DSO. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 317 pages. Tags: bengal army hodgson kathmandu east india company nepalese authorities gorkha battalions anglo-gorkha relationship ochterlony irregular corps the khookeri kukri ghoorkha chiefs malaun hills sutlej malaun fort narain kot bhakti thapa subathu brian houghton hodgson sir henry fane henry viscount hardinge james ramsay sir charles napier kaji amar singh thapa punjab afghanistan corps goorkhas nasiris nasiri sirmoor battalions sikh army indian army sirmoor battalion
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Marketing by David Mercer (£19.00)Publisher: Blackwell — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631196382]Condition: Very Good.Description: Second Edition. 560pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Odd Corners of the Great Western Railway from the Days of Steam by Kevin Robertson (£19.00)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 075091940X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “In his new book Kevin Robertson has brought together a fascinating collection of previously unpublished facts and photographs to throw new light on the long history of the Great Western Railway. He has drawn on hitherto inaccessible sources and has chosen to illustrate and record many unusual aspects of the GWR which have been overlooked in other works devoted to this famous company.

The book covers subjects as diverse as experimental signal design, station furniture, the petrol railcar, the 1930s camping coach and even the GWR’s accident record -hitherto considered exemplary. It illustrates the stations and the staff and above all the locomotives and the roiling stock upon which the high reputation of the company depended.

Odd Corners of the GWR will be entertaining and informative reading for everyone who has a sense of railway history. It will be especially valuable for enthusiasts who are keen to learn more about the background to the success of the GWR during the great age of British railways.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 146 pages. Tags: 9780750919401 0942 great britain history railroads transportation engineering technology specific events topics railway trades transport industr kevin robertson 075091940x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Keys to Prosperity by Clive A. Lind (£19.00)Publisher: Southland Frozen Meat Co. — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0473000725]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small snags and tears.Description: Signed by the author on the title page. This book takes the reader back into history for the company's formative years and through its period of consolidation. Later, it goes behind the scenes and into the board room to show how some of the largest commercial decisions in the province were made. It is not a history of statistics. It is the story of a company which, despite numerous problems throughout its 100 years, can stand tall and say proudly that it has always done its best for everybody associated with it. Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 446pp. Index. Tags: southland new zealand
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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Vivien Leigh by Hugo Vickers (£19.00)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241125367]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty-six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history. She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts — scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire, as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth.

There have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh, invariably Hollywood filmographies, most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete. Hugo Vickers approaches his subject as a human being, according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him. He examines the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh’s antecedents, making surprising new discoveries. He is able to bring Vivien’s parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents, letters and diaries, made available by Vivien’s daughter for the first time. These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raised.

He traces the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman, from their first meeting, through the period of their engagement, marriage and divorce, and shows how they formed an important, lasting friendship, helped by the complete series of letters Vivien wrote to him between 1932 and 1967. He has made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries, an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien’s elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subsequent adventures.

Hugo Vickers also examines Vivien’s film and stage career, writing of her as a person and not as the “property” of a film company or a name on a contract. He examines her films and, drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage, he recreates her part in the life of English Theatre in the 1940s and 1950s. An important feature of the book is, of course, her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty-year marriage, so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression. Hugo Vickers, drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend, the actor John Merivale, explains how Vivien re-established her life after the divorce.

Vivien Leigh emerges as a more real and more intelligent person than in previous accounts, a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill-health.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Craig Dodd. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 411 pages. Tags: vickers 0241125367 1913-1967 acting actors actresses arts biographies britain cinema entertainment film films leigh motion music performing picture television theatre video vivien
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Mackinnon and East Africa 1878-1895: A Study in the New Imperialism by John S. Galbraith (£18.50)Publisher: Cambridge: At The University Press — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0521083443]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fading to the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps;

From the cover: “In the 1870s Britain dominated the coast of east Africa by informal influence exerted from Zanzibar through the renowned consul-general, Sir John Kirk. This unchallenged position ended with the decision of Bismarck to back Carl Peters in his treaty-making activities and the mainland opposite Zanzibar was partitioned in 1886 into British and German spheres.

The British government was not willing to assume the responsibility and expense involved in administration of its area of influence and it assigned control to the Imperial British East Africa Company headed by William Mackinnon. The company’s life was short and inglorious. The government attributed its failure to the ineffectuality of Mackinnon and the Company’s directors blamed the government for using the Company to advance political objects and not providing it with proper support.

This book considers this episode in British Imperial History, the factors involved and Mackinnon’s part in it. The book considers the interaction of Mackinnon and the government from the 1870s when his first efforts in east Africa were frustrated by Salisbury to the liquidation of the Company in the mid-1890s.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Cambridge Commonwealth series. [VIII] 253 pages. Tags: galbraith 9780521083447 cambridge commonwealth mackinnon imperial british east africa company britain colonies administration history 19th century colonial zanzibar colonization imperialism political science process
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A Moment Towards the End of the Play by Timothy West (£18.00)Publisher: Nick Hern — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1854596195]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (corrected) printing. [First Published: 2001] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “The actor Timothy West is held in high regard and great affection. He has played roles as diverse as Edward VII and Thomas Beecham, Falstaff and Uncle Vanya, Stalin and Churchill — and he became a household name in the TV series Brass. Now in his sixties, he has written his autobiography. In it he emerges as a born writer, a brilliant raconteur and a man deeply concerned about the health of his profession.

The account of his early years, replete with delightful stories, reads like a map of a now vanished landscape: box-office at Frinton, assistant stage manager at Newquay, weekly rep at Hull, and a two-year contract at Salisbury -while coping with a manic depressive first wife and their small child.

Then begins the steady climb towards the West End and film and television. He was in Abelard and Heloise with (a naked) Diana Rigg. He was in Exiles directed by Harold Pinter (1970). He joined the BBC Drama Repertory Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He joined Charles Marowitz at his experimental Open Space. And he joined Prospect Theatre Company and stayed with them from 1966-1981, touring incessantly, playing many of the plum Shakespearean roles and ending up running their seasons at the London Old Vie, whose low point was his failure to prevent Peter O’Toole notoriously self-destructing as Macbeth. Meanwhile Tim had met and married Prunella Scales and had two more children, Joe and Sam (now the actor, Samuel West).

Since then he has led the life of a busy freelance actor and director mixing stage and screen, radio and talking books, going wherever there is congenial work, occasionally with Prunella and recently with Sam (they played Falstaff and Prince Hal together in 1998).

But as he tells it, it all seems to happen a bit by accident, a bit by surprise. The modesty is engaging. The humour is irresistible…”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ned Hoste. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: west timothy actors great britain biography plays autobiography performing arts entertainment dram sherrie
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As It Was: A Personal Story by Fred B. Alcock (£18.00)Publisher: The Amateur Players of Sherborne — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine and top corners, top corner of the upper panel is split over about 1" to the leading edge. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The curtain rises on a beautiful Dorset town towards the end of the 1920’s. Enter a junior bank clerk and his loved one — the Theatre. A marriage is happily arranged and his company ‘Amateur Players of Sherborne’ is born.

« As It Was » is the story of A.P.S. told by Frederick B. Alcock — or ‘Fred’ as he is invariably referred to by so very many; in itself an expression of the remarkable affection felt by their ‘children’ off the marriage. First let some of the ‘boys and girls’ say for themselves how they feel about this gifted and strongly individualistic Player.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 133 pages. Tags: amateur and beryl betty bewsey biles bill bob brett bristol brown bui burbage cardy chaffin company davies davis dyke eileen elliott emest epton ethel first geoffrey george gerald gigg gray hamblin hazzard heath henstridge hickson his hotel hulme jessie joan joey juvenile landlord lines mavis mermaid merrick mervyn muriel opening pat peggy philpott players production ralph richard ross royal scalbert seeley shaw sherborne speak sybil the theatre variety vaux waller welcher winifred with wright yaxley
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Cassie's Captain by Juliet Dymoke (£18.00)Publisher: Piatkus — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0749903767]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: For Cassie Conway and her siblings it is a proud day when her father's theatre company comes to the small market town of Thrapley. At last, after years of touring, they have enough funds to establish a theatre of their own. Only the death of her brother Roland in the Peninsular Campaign overshadows the excitement.Notes: Jacket designed by Kenny McKendry. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 264 pages. Tags: peninsular campaign theatre company french prisoners-of-war historical romances thrapley.
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The Efficiency Experts: An Impartial Survey of Management Consultancy by Laura Tatham (£18.00)Publisher: Business Publications — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned. A nice copy of a not-so-common title.Description: From the cover: “Are management consultants the answer to a businessman’s prayer? Or are they unprincipled rogues who, for an exorbitant fee, tell a company nothing it does not already know and saddle it with a lot of elaborate, unnecessary and expensive procedures?

To answer these extreme questions and many more between, Laura Tatham has obtained first-hand evidence from dozens of consultants and from as many clients, both satisfied and dissatisfied. This book is the result of her inquiries.

An impartial survey, The Efficiency Experts examines in detail what management consultants are, how they work and what they set out to accomplish. It suggests ways in which the businessman can make best use of consultants, and how he can assess whether or not a firm is likely to do a good job. A number of case histories describe both successful and unsuccessful consulting assignments.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 211 pages. Tags: abilities ability academic accept achieving acorn acquisition actionable active administrative affiliations agendas aggressive allocating almanac analysis analyst analytical annual anxiety application applying approach arriving articles asking assertiveness assessing assistants associates attitude averages baker bellyaches boards boiling bonding boss bosses brainstorming breaking brevity buy-in candidates chain changes characteristics charts checks choosing cities
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The Strategic and Operational Planning of Marketing by Gordon E. Greenley (£18.00)Publisher: McGraw Hill — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0070841543]Condition: Good. Couple of pages a little creased. Upper wrap creased. Internally bright and clean.Description: The overall objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive treatment of the planning of marketing at both the strategic and operational levels of management, and it is aimed not only at students, but also at managers involved with the planning of marketing. The book is aimed at postgraduate students studying marketing, strategic management, business policy, and organizational behaviour, as well as at students following marketing and business policy options on first degree programmes. This includes those pursuing a master's degree, post-graduate diploma, or research degree at either the master's or doctoral level. 252pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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The Message Of The Tibetans by Arnaud Desjardins (£17.50)Publisher: Stuart & Watkins — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 072240106X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Le Message des Tibe´tains, Paris, La Palatine, 1966]. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “Since 1959 the elite of the Tibetan Lamas has taken refuge in India and Sikkim, and thus become less inaccessible. Guided by the Dalai Lama’s personal interpreter, Sonam T. Kazi, Desjardins spent several months in monasteries in the Himalayas and in the company of the most respected Tibetan Sages. The Message of the Tibetans is the last message of a world, both celebrated and ignored, in peril. This book is not composed of previous works: it is a sincere witness to an experience gained among the authentic representatives of the Tibetan Tradition. It expounds Tantrism for the general public and not only for specialists.

In this presentation of their tradition to the West, the author has been at great pains to ensure that his work has the whole-hearted approval of the highest Tibetan authorities.

During his third lengthy stay in Indian Ashrams the author was permitted by the Dalai Lama to make a documentary film to preserve the essential aspects of a tradition in danger of vanishing. The film was shown on the French Television in 1966.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 132 pages. Tags: desjardins 072240106x buddhism tibet hmayana mahayana tantrayana dalai lama gyalwa karmapa taken kangyur rimpoche dharamsau tibetans rebellion against chinese lamaism message des tibe´tains china autonomous region
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Malaya by Gerald Hawkins (£17.00)Publisher: Singapore: The Government Printing Office — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with loss to the foot of the upper panel, further short tears and grubby overall. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1952] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [1];Notes: Illustrated by C. A. Gibson-Hill (Photos.). Size: 10½" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. 111 pages. Tags: hawkins gibson-hill photos. photos malays malaya rafles malayan penang east india company perak selangor asia kdeah kelantan trengganu perlis peninsula japanese
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The Knife and Fork Man: The Life and Work of Charles Benjamin Redrup by William Fairney (£17.00)Publisher: Badminton: Diesel Publishing — 2007Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9780955445507]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little ding to the join of the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Diagrams; Colour frontispiece; Appendices [2];

From the cover: “Charles Benjamin Redrup, the engineer and inventor, was born in Newport, South Wales in 1878. Raised in Barry, he designed and manufactured the unusual “Barry” motor cycle and went on to design a prodigious range of engines for First World War aircraft, motor cycles, cars, boats and buses. He carried out most of his development work in a simply-equipped home workshop, and often said that he made most of his engines with little more than “a knife and fork".

He was the inventor of the unique “Wobble-Plate” axial engines which powered a motor launch and a Crossley Motors motor car in the 1920s. A variant of the engine flew in a Simmonds Spartan aircraft in 1929. Several variants of his axial engines powered vehicles of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company in the 1930s. During the Second World War he worked on top-secret armaments projects for the Lancaster and other aircraft. After the war he designed more motor-cycle engines and a large 2,000 horse-power axial aero engine. His name appears fleetingly in many reference works but no full description of his extensive and innovative work has been previously written.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 319 pages. Tags: redrup automobile engineers britain aeronautical mechanical motor vehicles motors history airplanes automobiles buses internal combustion engines motorcycles inventors 9780955445507
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A Century in Oil: The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company 1897-1997 by Stephen Howarth (£16.50)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297822470]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Tiny nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of tanning to the very margins of the leaves. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “No other single industry has affected 20th-century civilization more rapidly or more profoundly than that of oil. The century was nearly half over when the nuclear age began and the computer revolution swept the world. Throughout the 20th century, oil has been the great enabler providing from one basic resource a rainbow range of products.

Based upon unrestricted access to company archives, A Century in Oil marks the 100th anniversary of The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company one of the parents of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. By most measurements Shell is the largest oil enterprise in the world, and the largest organization of any kind in Europe. In a phenomenal industry, Shell could fairly claim to be a phenomenon in its own right — global in scope but always human in scale. Century in Oil tells the frank and dramatic story of a company — daring, inventive, and sometimes controversial — whose work has touched, and continues to touch, all our daily lives.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Terry Anthony. Size: 10¾" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 397 pages. Tags: transport trading company history oil firm international chemical petroleum industry trade united states manufacturing britain fuel refining royal dutch business energy resources companies industries
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The Ivory Hammer 3: The Year at Sotheby's & Parke-Bernet The Two Hundred and Twenty First Season 1964-65 by Edited by Michael Strauss (£16.50)Publisher: Holt, Rhinehart & Winston — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper a little frayed, rubbed at the spine ends and corners, lower wrapper is heavily soiled. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Includes a short story “Memories of my first tycoon” by Joan O'Donovan. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIV] 289 pages. Tags: and art catalogues company periodicals sotheby
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