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The Traveller's Pocket Reference To The XXth Century Health And Pleasure Resorts of Europe by Anon. (£87.00)Publisher: Anglo-Continental & International Offices — 1928Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the wrappers. Pages lightly age-tanned. A pleasant copy of an uncommon travel guide.Description: Full title reads: "The Traveller's Pocket Reference to the XXth Century Health and Pleasure Resorts of Europe: Containing Hints to Travellers, Schematic Maps, Condensed Information Regarding Continental Resorts, Golf, Bathing, Mountaineering, Tennis, Winter Sports, Etc. and Up-To-Date List of Continental Hotels, Pensions, Schools and Medical Establishments."Notes: Size: 6½" x 4½". 198 pages. Tags: and bathing condensed continental establishments etc europe golf guidebooks hints hotels information list maps medical mountaineering pensions regarding resorts schematic schools sports tennis travellers up-to-date winter
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development by Howard I. [Irving] Chapelle (£28.50)Publisher: New York: W. W. Norton & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Fold-out plans; Black & White Drawings; Plans; Appendix; Laid in publishers advertisment for plans available from the book;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Beige boards with Gilt on Blue Title Plate titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 558 pages. Tags: united states navy history colonial period continental federal gunboat william doughty naval constructor corvette erie sloop war saratoga schooner guns design sailing ships warships
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force 1933-1945 with a New Introduction by Air Commodore H. A. Probert by H. A. Probert (£24.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853685606]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

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

  • The reconstruction of the German Air Force -secret beginnings, Hitler's influence, the Spanish Civil War, and the prelude to World War.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of European War -strength, equipment, production, manpower, organisation, and combat doctrines.
  • The first flush of tactical success-from Warsaw to France.
  • The first failure-Britain and the Atlantic.
  • Hitler's Continental policy -the invasion of the Balkans, the Crete landings and the German Air Force in Italy.
  • The Mediterranean Campaigns, 1941-1942 -Malta, the Western Desert and the Tunisian campaign.
  • The Russian Campaign -the First Phase, June 1941-December 1942.
  • The Holding Campaign in the West, 1941-43 -air defence against night bombing and air operations over Great Britain.
  • The German Air Force at the end of 1942
  • Diminished resources, production, manpower and supply problems, yet a growing burden of operational commitments.
  • The Russian Campaign in 1943-44 - recovery after Stalingrad, the last of the Blitzkrieg and the Luftwaffe's failure in Russia.
  • The Mediterranean Campaign 1943-1944
  • Sicily and the Allied invasions of Italy.
  • The Defence of the Reich, 1943-44-the Allied day and night bombing offensives and the night-fighter war.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of the second front, January-June 1944 -the Allied attack on the German aircraft industry, jet aircraft and preparations to meet the Anglo-American invasion.
  • The Invasion and the Hying bombs.
  • The crippling of the Luftwaffe- fuel resources and the desperate defence of the German oil industry.
  • The Eastern Front -the Russian advance into Poland.
  • The final defence of Germany.
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 425 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe history world war 1939-1945 kriegsmarine aerial operations german air forces probert 0853685606
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John Laurens: Envoy to Paris by Juliet Cox Coleman (£23.00)Publisher: Vantage Press — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0533024943]Condition: Very Good - in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper edge worn with some slight nicks and very small loss. Bookplate to front paste down. Ex-libris Crosby Hall sticker to front pastedown, small sticker to rear pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author on the title page "To Her Royal Highness Princess Alice the Duchess of Gloucester in appreciation of beautiful visits to county hall over a span of twenty-five years. Sincerely yours, Juliet Cox Coleman (Mrs Brig. R Hunter) October 2, 1981." — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Also carries a signed plate to the pastedown.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 159 pages. Tags: colonel john laurens bayard the american revolution continental captain jack callaway tory mischief molly godwin authentic cultural historical setting crosscurrents love and war charles towne philadelphia mount vernon williamsburg york towne plantation historical fiction fictional history
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The Young Tennis Player by John Newcombe; Clarence Mabry; (£23.00)Publisher: Angus & Robertson — 1981Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0207958394]Condition: Near Fine.Description: The Young Tennis Player presents a simple and successful way to learn and enjoy the sport of tennis. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 86pp. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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Sailing Ships of War 1400-1860 by Frank Howard (£22.50)Publisher: Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851771386]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The Continental frigate Confederacy (32 guns) and HM ships Orpheus (32) and Roebuck (44) off the Virginia Capes, 14 April 1781 By Geoff Hunt. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: howard 0851771386 9780851771380 history sailing ships line naval architecture warships 1400-1860 battleships warfare
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The Complete Carp Angler by Andy Little (£20.50)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852236906]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Carp fishing is addictive and 50,000 anglers hunt this extraordinary beast. In what is perhaps the most comprehensive book ever written on carp angling, Andy Little explains the immense magnetism surrounding the species which has driven some anglers to spend their entire lives in its pursuit. This is essentially a practical book with some general chapters on tackle, rigs and baits, and other more specialist chapters on the likes of winter fishing, conservation and continental carping.

Andy Little has enlisted the help of two further experts in their fields. Jan Wenczka, the best stalking carp angler this country has ever produced, has contributed a chapter on stalking, the eyeball-to-eyeball method of stalking carp, and Chris Ball, a traditionalist at heart who gets great enjoyment from using almost antique tackle, describes how to catch carp on the surface.

As well as the practical, there is plenty in this book for the armchair angler. The book is full of carp-fishing tales and anecdotes and the large number of photographs and line-drawings enliven the text and help clarify many of the points raised.

This is a book for today’s carp angler, bringing together in one volume every aspect of the sport. Andy Little is passionate about all types of carp fishing and is conscious of the responsibility that today’s angler has for the enjoyment of those to come. A recurring theme of the book is therefore where carp angling is going towards the end of the 20th century.

Whether you are a dedicated carp angler or someone new to the sport, pick up this book and prepare to be entertained, educated and inspired to catch another, perhaps even larger, prize.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: tackle rigs and baits winter fishing conservation continental carping sports recreation angling field outdoor activities behaviour patterns feeding sundries specialist strong jan wenczka float ball special playing andy little 1852236906 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Planet Earth: An Encyclopedia of Geology by A Hallam (£20.00)Publisher: Elsevier Phaidon — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0729000559]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Slightest ruffling at top edges of DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Recent years have witnessed a revolution in the Earth sciences. Studies of continental drift, earthquake and volcano distribution and sea-floor spreading have allowed us, for the first time in our history, to understand the basic, underlying cause of most geological phenomena, the process known as plate tectonics. This new and up-to-date encyclopaedia is therefore timely. Some fifty contributors, under the overall editorship of Anthony Hallam of the University of Birmingham, have provided a comprehensive review of the new geology written in language intelligible to the lay reader. Hundreds of superb colour photographs and specially commissioned diagrams – also in colour enhance and amplify the text.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: planet earth meteorites tektites geophysics geochemistry climatic zones continental drift plate tectonics erosion glaciations diagenesis earthquakes igneous intrusion vulcanicity geosynclines mountain chains rift valleys karst landscapes tundra landscapes coastal plains deltas engineering geology hydrogeology mining geology ore deposits minerals elements natural gas igneous rocks sedimentary rocks metamorphic rocks precambrian paleozoic silurian devonian carboniferous mississippian permian mesozoic triassic jurassic cretaceous cenozoic tertiary oligocene pliocene quaternary origin life fossil record paleoecology invertebrate animals reptiles birds mammals hominids vertebrate animals cambrian ordovician
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The Earth's Dynamic Systems by Kenneth W. Hamblin (£18.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1989Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 002349381X]Condition: Very Good. A little bumped and bruised otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 5th Edition. A text book in physical geology.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 576 pages. Tags: qe28.2.h35 structure the earth movement hydrologic system effects hydrologic system gravin isostasy plate tectonics nature minerals importance rock textures extrusive rock bodies intrusive rock bodies nature sedimentary rocks paleocurrents paleogeography paleocurrents paleogeography nature distribution metamorphic rocks metamorphic rocks plate tectonics geologic column mechanical weathering flow
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22
A Short History of the British Army to 1914 by Eric William Sheppard (£18.00)Publisher: Constable — 1926Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, somewhat dull and faded. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted.Description: 18 Maps. From the introduction: “The military history of this country may be divided into two parts, the campaigns fought by British troops in Europe, India or America against the armies of Continental powers, and the small wars within the British Empire which have recurred at given intervals since that empire was first won. Of necessity such a narrative as this must deal mainly with the former of these two categories of operations, the latter being but briefly touched on.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 313 pages. Tags: british military history british army duke marlborough louis xiv france overseas empire anglo-french rivalry india loss america conquest india revolutionary france napoleon waterloo campaign american war boer war indian wars south african war crimea persian war china wars abyssinian war somaliland ashanti wars sudan maori wars oudenarde regular standing army continental campaigns conduct war campaigns british triumphs
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The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558 by J. D. Mackie (£15.50)Publisher: Oxford At The Clarendon Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198217064]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, heaver at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Vol VII in the series. From the cover: “This volume deals with the birth of a nation-state from the throes which marked the end of the middle age in North-West Europe. It describes the erection of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as ‘new’. It discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and ecclesiastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII. The development of the English monarchy is set in its continental background and the repercussions of foreign policy upon domestic history are set forth in some detail. An examination of the economic development of the period shows how local institutions gradually yielded to the compelling force of a national economy which was, in certain of its aspects, almost metropolitan. While the influence of political, constitutional, and economic factors in producing the reformation is fully recognized, care has been taken to show, in proper perspective, the operation of religious sentiment which was the fundamental cause of the great change. The effect of this change upon the art, the architecture, the literature, and the general life of England is discussed, and it appears that, in spite of the politic ‘reformation’ of Henry VIII, and the violent alterations which marked the reigns of Edward VI and Mary, there was much of the essential England which remained unchanged save that it was schooled to new enterprise and prepared for the great day of Elizabeth.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford History of England series. 699 pages. Tags: 15th 1600 1700 achievement affairs age and britain british cardinal century covered dates developement economic edward england europe face fall foreign great henry his history imperium irish josiah king mary merum monarchy monasteries new period perkin policy political reign rivals royal splendour supremacy the tudors warbeck young youth
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Debt of Honour: The Story of the International League For the Protection of Horses by Jeremy James (£14.50)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “From modest beginnings at the turn of the century, the ILPH has become the pre-eminent organization for protecting the welfare of this most noble creature. The story begins with the remarkable Ada Cole. After witnessing British horses being unloaded nearly dead from ships in Belgium, she lobbied MPs, raised money and public awareness of the dreadful state of the continental horse for slaughter trade. The ILPH are now involved in all aspects of equine welfare, from the rescue of the Lipizaners from war-torn Bosnia and the support of shocking programmes for draught horses in South America, to the supervision of standards of care for leisure horses the world over..”
Notes: Jacket designed by Peter Sharrard. Foreword or introduction by Her Royal Highness the Princess Roya. Size: 8½" x 5½". 194 pages. Tags: cole ada 1930 international league for the protection horses history animal welfare societies animals society ponies social cultural pets great britain jeremy james her royal highness princess roya first editions firsts printings 1st
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Play Better Tennis in Two Days: Simplify the Game and Play Like the Pros by Oscar Wegner; Steven Ferry; (£14.50)Publisher: McGraw-Hill — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0071437177]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “Can Tennis really be this Simple? Just ask the dozens of world-class players who made it to the top using Oscar Wegner’s groundbreaking approach. But if playing tennis isn’t so easy for you, if you never seem to play up to your potential, don’t blame yourself — blame the coach who taught you a lot of uselessly complex techniques. Play Better Tennis in 2 Hours is your guide to tennis as the pros play it — more intuitive, more fluid, and more fun. World-renowned tennis coach and ESPN commentator Oscar Wegner shows you how to focus your efforts on one thing — hitting the ball correctly. Your own natural athleticism will take care of everything else. Follow the simple drills in this power-packed handbook, and you’ll learn how to: Move to the ball efficiently and fluidly; Master both one- and two-handed backhands; Stop worrying about foot position and stance; Combine control and power on your volleys; Hit every stroke harder and more accurately; Put more speed and spin into your serve; Put a wicked topspin on your forehand; Put more Punch in your return;”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". 218 pages. Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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English and Continental Furniture and Works of Art Wednesday 7 February 2001 at 11.15 A.M. by Anon. (£14.00)Publisher: Christie's South Kensington — 2001Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. File copy stickers to both wrappers with the results of an earlier sale stapled to the title page. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 280 pages. Tags: auction results english and continental furniture works art french gilt bronze figure girl late 9th century fender early 20th pair louis xvi style chenets set italian variegated marble busts mid group north african tribesman camel back 19th three blue john urns chinese reverse painting glass anon
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Tennis Strokes and Strategies by Various (£14.00)Publisher: Hodder — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340207221]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, 3cm tape-repaired tear to top edge of upper panel. Text bright and tight.Description: Of all the rival publications devoted to the game in America, Tennis Magazine is by far the most popular. This success has been achieved by virtue of the magazine's inclusion each month of a superbly illustrated instruction section. Called the 'Instruction Portfolio', each section illustrates and explains the techniques and tactics about one specific area of tennis. Tennis Strokes and Strategies is an exciting collection - the first ever published - of the best instruction from the widely acclaimed 'Portfolio' series. 217pp. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22
Cooking With Yogurt, Cultured Cream and Soft Cheese by Bee Nilson (£13.00)Publisher: Pelham — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0720706114]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small nicks and tears and loss at bottom corner of upper panel. Bruised at head and tail. Internally bright and clean.Description: This book deals extensively with methods of serving these popular dairy foods, and ways of using them in all branches of cookery. It is divided into three sections: Yogurt; Cultured Cream (or soured cream); Soft Cheese (cottage, cream and curd); Each section is a mini-cookbook on its own with recipes covering all types of dishes from soups to sweets. Each begins with a short description of how the product is made commercially, if it can be made at home and how, the varieties generally available, their food value, correct storage and safe keeping times. 195pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: caerphilly-style coulommiers-type ricotta-stuffed cheese-stuffed homogenization camembert-type pasteurization russian-style introduction double-cream single-cream cheesemaking commercially californian main-course ingredients coagulation continental rennet-curd nutritional thermometer cheesecakes variations devonshire buttermilk strawberry courgettes watercress sterilized croquettes cheesecake home-made equipment nectarine raspberry scrambled vegetable farmhouse dressings aubergine collector butterfat spaghetti pineapple shortcake yorkshire cambridge artichoke overnight clement's scalloped
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The Complete Art of Printing and Enlarging by Dr. O. R. Croy (£13.00)Publisher: Focal Press — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0240447557]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a stain to the foot of the reverse and minor splits at the lower corners.Description: 15th Impression, 3rd Edition. [First Edition: 1950] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THIS IS THE FIFTEENTH PRINTING of O. R. Croy’s most popular book — which is in its third edition and something of a classic in many languages.

There have been few photographers blessed with such unusual gifts, who have amassed so much varied experience as O. R. Croy did, before he died in 1977.

As the son of a painter he grew up with an artist’s tools. At university he read photographic chemistry to become first a research worker and then a teacher in his own right. Yet somehow this still left him with time for his hobby, conjuring.

His interest in art, his scientific training, his ability to teach and his skilful hands made him a very exceptional sort of photographer. He continuously broke new ground both by using the camera as a tool for serving science and by creating unusual pictures just for the fun of it. His macro-photographic illustrations of natural history and his pictorial jokes in American and Continental magazines thrust into many fields and established new techniques.

Of his books on photography this one is the most methodical and detailed in covering that decisive last phase of photographic work — the finished print — which in the end speaks for every photographer, amateur and professional, beginner and advanced alike.

On how to make prints — ordinary prints and elaborately controlled prints, straightforward prints and very tricky prints—there is such a wealth of technical knowledge and personal experience that you will be unlikely to find it between the covers of any other single volume.

It is like an encyclopaedic cookery book — you can follow its recipes without ever having tried your hand at them before and you will find new ideas, novel methods and exciting possibilities suggested by them, however wide your own experience may be.

And how matter of fact, easily understood and readable it all is! Croy had the gift of really good teachers of never using more words than necessary and never forgetting any that matter. There is a message and a lesson in every sentence he writes. And there is practical evidence in every picture he shows.

A glance at his photographs and his diagrams is the best proof that he knows what he is talking about. They are all his own in this book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: abrasive acid adding after-treatment alum aperture apparatus appearance artificial asparagus asphalt assembling attachment automatic backed background balsam bas bathroom baths bevelled bleacher bleaching blisters blocking borders bromide brush brushes brushing bud camouflaging canvas carbon carrier centring chalk chemical chloride chlorobromide chrome chromium cleaning clearing clouds codes colouring colours coma combination compressed
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Fine Porcelain & Pottery by Stanley W. Fisher (£12.50)Publisher: Octopus — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706403908]Condition: Very Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ unevenly faded, notably, toward spine and top edges of upper panel. Internally bright and clean. A good solid copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Described in this book: Oriental wares, Continental tin glazed earthwares, Continental porcelains, English earthwares, English, Welsh and American porcelains. 97pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 4to Royal (12½" x 9¾")
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Glorafilia: The Venice Collection by Carole & BERMAN, Jennifer Lazarus (£12.50)Publisher: Conran Octopus — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850293406]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: 25 original projects in needlepoint and embroidery. Illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams.Notes: Jacket designed by Alison Fenton. Size: 13" x 9½". Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: needlepoint embroidery 746.44 needlework yarns canvas linen abstraction wool silk textiles prints photographs glorafilia victorian garden path aquileia basketweave stitch chain stitch chioggia continental tent stitch continuous mosaic stitch crewel wools correr museum curtain tie-backs cushions: double cross stitch enamelling filigree glass lacquered gilded french knots hungarian stitch lace cushion marking canvas mosaic beads mosaic stitch quadri’s satin stitch scottish stitch society for venetian lace manufacture continental tent stitching sequences tassels cushion transferring designs vertical tent stitch
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Chandlers' Travels: A Tour of the Life of Harry Chandler by John Carter (£11.50)Publisher: Quiller Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper. Small promotional sticker to the reverse of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The story of Harry Chandler is a true ‘rags to riches’ tale. From the poverty of London’s East End in the 1920s and 1930s life has brought him success and the trappings of affluence — a penthouse in Park Lane, expensive cars and yachts, villas abroad. However there is more to the Harry Chandler story than the making of money. There is the building up of a business which now has a turnover of £10 millions a year plus, not from central London or a chain of offices all over the country, but from a single office at Upminster, in Essex — a trade in package holidays abroad that began when a young Harry Chandler and his best friend embarked on a cycle tour of Germany in 1934.

His 50 years in the travel trade cover the growth of the massive package holiday industry. Harry Chandler has been a part of that industry, closely involved in its affairs. A founder member of the Association of British Travel Agents, President of the powerful Tour Operators’ Study Group and the International Federation of Tour Operators.

He has been cast in the role of spokesman for the industry at times of crisis — the collapse of Clarksons in 1974 and the failure of Laker in 1982 — and has led the way in introducing schemes to protect the holidaymaking consumer. He has also fought to improve the standard of his chosen trade and has been decorated for his services to tourism by the Governments of Portugal, Spain, Austria and Italy.

But Harry Chandler’s life has not been entirely bound up with the business of holidays. He had what might be called ‘a very interesting war’, being trapped in Switzerland when war was declared, serving for a while as a Policeman and then barging his way into Military Intelligence to serve in the Middle and Far East as well as in Germany at the war’s end.

In Chandlers’ Travels the well known TV personality John Carter has ‘packaged’ a remarkable and often highly amusing life story of the Doyen of the holiday trade.”
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Earth: Inside and out by Edmond A. Mathez (£11.50)Publisher: The New Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1565845951]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This book is an exploration of how our planet works, the research into the diverse environments that support life on Earth, and the possibility of life beyond it, with essays by experts, profiles of historically significant scientists, and case studies about present-day researchers. Published to accompany the American Museum of Natural History’s David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, which is called Spectacular…”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7½". 237 pages. Tags: ultra-high-pressure paleoseismology experimentalist stromatolite conversation forecasting malavieille earthquakes discoverers continental earthquake generation harnessing continents chronology scientists atmosphere retrieving convection tomography discoverer structure surprises evolution northwest mechanics spreading volcanoes tectonics hotspots magnetic seafloor material averting mountain geology seismic pacific lehmann founder mapping mystery erosion evolved rainier earth’s jacques hazards arthur global holmes mantle modern theory hutton dating origin hawaii oldest sahara action desert ranges zircon window canyon earth using inner grand rocks harry plate james drift field life read with hess moon core from deep inge has the mt. and how one
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The Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages by Romesh Vaitilingam (£11.50)Publisher: Financial Times / Prentice Hall — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 027365263X]Condition: Near Fine.Description: 4th Edition. From the flap: “This new edition has been completely updated and includes new chapters on American, continental European and emerging equity markets. There is also comprehensive analysis of the effect of the euro on financial markets, as well as greater coverage of the impact of the internet.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". 330 pages. Tags: stocks shares trading share assessment portfolio taxation private investor personal equity plans peps financial derivatives investment regulation ownership pension life assurance policies schemes stock exchange accounts alternative investments american depositary receipts managers stockbrokers bear markets blue chips bretton woods system jobbers bull capital gains tax capitalisation chartists technical analysts commissions compensation
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The Tennis Workshop: A Complete Game Guide by Alan Jones; Barrie Wood; (£11.50)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1852237295]Condition: Very Good. Uneven tanning to the spine and wraps. Slightly warped but a pleasant copy overall.Description: A comprehensive, practical manual for players, teachers, coaches and officials at every level of the game. Written by one of Britain's most successful professional coaches it includes: step-by-step instruction illustrated with sequence photographs and detailed colour diagrams; guidance on mental approach, training and injury; colour photographs of today's top players in action;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". 224 pages. Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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What Every Woman Ought To Know About Men And Motors by Joyce Wilkins (£11.50)Publisher: Newnes — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper with fraying at the top corners and the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “In What Every Woman Ought to Know Joyce Wilkins follows up her successful Most Women Do It in a similar light-hearted anecdotal style. In her first book she recalled the joys and pains of learning to drive. Now, with many thousands of miles of driving experience in Great Britain and on the Continent to her credit, she is exceptionally well qualified to advise women drivers on what they ought to know about their cars, how to cope with minor mishaps — and also with the occasional attendant skirmishes with the opposite sex!

The book, which is illustrated by the inimitable Russell Brockbank, deals with many aspects of motoring: improved driving in all weathers, at night and on motorways; buying a car and the formalities of licencing and insurance; procedure following an accident; parking offences and anti-theft devices (like leaving a snake in the car); minor repairs, running out of petrol and getting locked out. Joyce Wilkins also describes the Mobil Economy Run in which she took part, her 1,000 mile drive in a day, a continental tour of Italy with a girl-friend, and some of the interesting cars she has driven.

Although it has been written primarily to encourage and instruct the woman driver, What Every Woman Ought to Know will also amuse the non-misogynistic male, who will probably learn something as well — even though he may not be prepared to admit it!”
Notes: Illustrated by Russell Brockbank. Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 152 pages. Tags: cars cope driving eve exciting further gallon how improve keeping make map men motor motorway night passengers reading safer the ways with driving your
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Fanfare for Europe: The British Art Market 1973 by ANON. (£10.50)Publisher: Sotheby Publications — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085667009X]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges and tanned on the reverse with slight fading to the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Errata slip tipped in. Pages lightly age-tanned toward the margins and slightly spotted to start and finish.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book, published on the occasion of The British Art Market 1973 exhibition, as part of Fanfare for Europe, illustrates a selection of some of the finest and most interesting antiques and works of art that have recently appeared on the market. Chosen from dealers throughout Britain and the two major auction houses, the items are not restricted to pieces originated in the countries of the enlarged E.E.C., or indeed to objects included in the exhibition. They show the wide range and exceptional quality of works available in the United Kingdom.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Francis Watson. Size: 9¾" x 8¾". Gilt titling to the Spine. 291 pages. Tags: albert and antique arms art auction auguste british catalogues clocks collect collecting collections contemporary continental courtauld david dealers drawings duccio edward english eumorfopoulos ferdinand furniture gainsboroughs george grand greek guinness holbein houses impressionist instruments jewellery london major market martin metalwork modern museum oriental paintings percival prints raux rembrandt richard rothschild rowlandson ruben sale salting samuel scientific sculptures sir textiles the tour van velasquez vermeers vertu victoria wallace weyden works
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The Great Rift: Africa's Changing Valley by Anthony Smith (£10.50)Publisher: Southern Book Publishers — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1868121852]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a ¾" closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned toward the margins.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The Great Rift Valley cuts a swathe through Africa. Running south from the Lebanon for 6,500 kilometres to the Mozambique Channel, the Rift is the greatest rupture on the earths land surface. It is the only geological feature that can be seen clearly from the moon and its complex system of faults and escarpments has been evolving for some 40 million years. The geological movements which created the Great Rift have resulted in a rich diversity of terrain and wildlife, from the lush rain forests which clad the volcanic mountains, home of the magnificent mountain gorillas, to the spectacular double chain of lakes which, enriched by minerals, throng with millions of flamingos. The plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, formed by fertile volcanic ash, support the largest concentration of big animals found anywhere on earth, notably wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. Anthony Smiths superbly illustrated book, containing over 130 full colour photographs, accompanies a major BBC television series, and presents a complete picture of the Rift's spectacular story.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Burnt Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: sesquicarbonate scarlet-tufted horticulture carbonatite electricity damsel-fish continental earthquakes agriculture white-faced expeditions exploration description gakararanga lizardfish chimpanzee rhinoceros siedentopf stone-fish tanganyika ferguson's elmenteita carnations sea-weeds geothermy carbonate butterfly hand-axes spoonbill gregory's greenwood peninsula malachite crocodile evolution bee-eater highlands volcanoes friedrich serengeti ethiopian cichlids djibouti european egyptian bernhard flamingo endabash elephant scorpion rugarama
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The Hamlyn Illustrated Book of Card Games by George F. Hervey (£10.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 060031281X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped. Small tape offset to the first blank. Internally bright and clean.Description: Tags: arlington auction banking bassadewitz beleaguered belle bezique bid blind boston brag brandle bridge calabresella calypso canasta canfield cards cassino castle catch-the-ten chinese cinch clock combination commerce conquian continental contract coon court cribbage dealer demon discard ecart eights eldest euchre exchange family fan fildinski five-card flush forehand forty-fives fours gaigel games gennan
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Chandlers' Travels: A Tour of the Life of Harry Chandler by George Carter (£9.50)Publisher: Quiller Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The story of Harry Chandler is a true ‘rags to riches’ tale. From the poverty of London’s East End in the 1920s and 1930s life has brought him success and the trappings of affluence — a penthouse in Park Lane, expensive cars and yachts, villas abroad. However there is more to the Harry Chandler story than the making of money. There is the building up of a business which now has a turnover of £10 millions a year plus, not from central London or a chain of offices all over the country, but from a single office at Upminster, in Essex — a trade in package holidays abroad that began when a young Harry Chandler and his best friend embarked on a cycle tour of Germany in 1934.

His 50 years in the travel trade cover the growth of the massive package holiday industry. Harry Chandler has been a part of that industry, closely involved in its affairs. A founder member of the Association of British Travel Agents, President of the powerful Tour Operators’ Study Group and the International Federation of Tour Operators.

He has been cast in the role of spokesman for the industry at times of crisis — the collapse of Clarksons in 1974 and the failure of Laker in 1982 — and has led the way in introducing schemes to protect the holidaymaking consumer. He has also fought to improve the standard of his chosen trade and has been decorated for his services to tourism by the Governments of Portugal, Spain, Austria and Italy.

But Harry Chandler’s life has not been entirely bound up with the business of holidays. He had what might be called ‘a very interesting war’, being trapped in Switzerland when war was declared, serving for a while as a Policeman and then barging his way into Military Intelligence to serve in the Middle and Far East as well as in Germany at the war’s end.

In Chandlers’ Travels the well known TV personality John Carter has ‘packaged’ a remarkable and often highly amusing life story of the Doyen of the holiday trade.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by José Ferraz. Size: 9" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: abta air airport and association authority aviation barclaycard bus character civil company continental cook country court dillier express fund group heathrow holidays horizon laker lufthansa operators polytechnic practises reserve restrictive saga study thomas thomson touring tours travel with workers
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Chandlers' Travels: A Tour of the Life of Harry Chandler by John Carter (£9.50)Publisher: Quiller Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 090762149X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The story of Harry Chandler is a true ‘rags to riches’ tale. From the poverty of London’s East End in the 1920s and 1930s life has brought him success and the trappings of affluence — a penthouse in Park Lane, expensive cars and yachts, villas abroad. However there is more to the Harry Chandler story than the making of money. There is the building up of a business which now has a turnover of £10 millions a year plus, not from central London or a chain of offices all over the country, but from a single office at Upminster, in Essex — a trade in package holidays abroad that began when a young Harry Chandler and his best friend embarked on a cycle tour of Germany in 1934.

His 50 years in the travel trade cover the growth of the massive package holiday industry. Harry Chandler has been a part of that industry, closely involved in its affairs. A founder member of the Association of British Travel Agents, President of the powerful Tour Operators’ Study Group and the International Federation of Tour Operators.

He has been cast in the role of spokesman for the industry at times of crisis — the collapse of Clarksons in 1974 and the failure of Laker in 1982 — and has led the way in introducing schemes to protect the holidaymaking consumer. He has also fought to improve the standard of his chosen trade and has been decorated for his services to tourism by the Governments of Portugal, Spain, Austria and Italy.

But Harry Chandler’s life has not been entirely bound up with the business of holidays. He had what might be called ‘a very interesting war’, being trapped in Switzerland when war was declared, serving for a while as a Policeman and then barging his way into Military Intelligence to serve in the Middle and Far East as well as in Germany at the war’s end.

In Chandlers’ Travels the well known TV personality John Carter has ‘packaged’ a remarkable and often highly amusing life story of the Doyen of the holiday trade.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Jim Reader. Foreword or introduction by José Ferraz. Size: 9" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: abta air airport and association authority aviation barclaycard bus character civil company continental cook country court dillier express fund group heathrow holidays horizon laker lufthansa operators polytechnic practises reserve restrictive saga study thomas thomson touring tours travel with workers
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How to play Tennis by Clarence Jones (£9.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJDescription: This is a practical book for the beginner and the improver. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the player through all the groundwork essential for a sound approach to the game, while the step-by-step photographs and captions help isolate and solve particular problems in stroke-making. 61pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½") Introduction / preface by Clarence Jones.Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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International Heraldry by L. G. [Leslie Gilbert] Pine (£9.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1970Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0715360132]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “A comprehensive survey of the science and art of armorial bearings and heraldic devices, this book traces the history of heraldry from its small medieval origins as a means of identification on the field of battle to its present-day manifestations in a variety of forms throughout the world. English, Scottish and Irish heraldry are separately examined and there is a full account of their evolution over the ages, their adaptation to civil uses, and their place in the modern world. An extensive section on heraldry in the United States, where an American College of Arms has recently been established and Rolls of Arms are regularly issued, explains heraldry’s relationship to genealogy and the methods by which armigerous ancestors in other countries may be traced and the right to a coat of arms established. Other chapters are devoted to Continental and Oriental Heraldry, for while the groundwork of the science is universal, the practice of it varies greatly from country to country. A section of special interest deals with the Arms of institutions, ranging from commercial undertakings and national bodies to colleges, universities and naval and military units. A final chapter surveys the histories of the arms of royal houses, sovereign states, Indian Princes and of the state symbols of Commonwealth countries.

Written in characteristically readable style by a leading international authority on the subject, and fully illustrated, this is a book which makes the study of heraldry as clear and as easy of comprehension for the student as ever were the insignia so proudly borne in the van of battle in medieval times.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". In the Papercovered Editions series. 224 pages. Tags: and arms civig dominion english continental heraldry medieval military oriental origins royal survival territorial leslie gilbert pine 0715360132 papercovered editions
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Mediaeval Age: Specimens of European Poetry from the Ninth to the Fifteenth Century by Angel Flores (£9.50)Publisher: Phoenix House — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with untidy tears to both panels. Leans. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Dell USA, 1963]

From the cover: “We do not know, what it would cost you to buy all the books in which English versions of the works presented in this volume appear. In any case you could not do so because a fair proportion of them are not in print in any English translation and a smaller number have not to our knowledge been translated before.

This is a selection of the flower of European mediaeval poetic art, and the word ‘European’ has been interpreted in the widest sense. First of all it is wide in the social sense because alongside the love poems and epics of the aristocracy there are to be found folk-tales, animal fables and other earthy items of peasant entertainment. It is comprehensive chronologically because the date of composition of these works ranges from about a. d. 600 to 1500, and this will comfortably embrace the extreme temporal limits of the Middle Ages by anyone’s definition. Most of all it is comprehensive in terms of the country and the language in which the work first appeared. Herein lies its supreme value. Not only does it demonstrate the unity of European poetic art but it puts at the disposal of the ordinary reader material which he could otherwise turn up only in books which are highly specialized, not easily accessible, and usually somewhat expensive.

Here are items from the far corners of Europe, from Sicily and Andalusia in the south, from Scandinavia in the north and from Ireland and Portugal in the west to Kiev in the east, not forgetting the middle where the work of troubadour and minne-singer is amply represented alongside the comic beast-epic of the Low Countries. This is not exclusively the compilation of continental Europe because the outlying islands of Ireland and Britain are also represented. The only’ major literary language omitted from the collection is English because all the English works of equal status with those included are easily accessible in such collections as Everyman’s Library.

Viewed academically the function of this book is to provide the student of Old and Middle English literature with the text of comparable works from foreign countries rendered into modern English. Viewed artistically this is probably the most enjoyable gathering of old poetry and easily the most original one to have appeared in English for some generations. The selection, arrangement and some of the translation is the work of Professor Angel Flores of Queen’s College, New York; the whole boasts the minimum of solemn introductory matter and is totally uncluttered by footnotes and similar dusty paraphernalia.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 457 pages. Tags: poetry medieval literature period europe collections angel flores first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Natural World by Jacqueline Seymour (£9.50)Publisher: Colour Library International — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded at the margins of the panels with a small split to the join of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Our knowledge of the natural world in the physical, geological and environmental senses has increased by leaps and bounds during this century. It is inevitable that scientific understanding and technological progress are interdependent-scientific discovery can lead to the development of more sophisticated equipment which in turn produces data which makes further scientific advance possible. In recent years technological expertise has resulted in successful space exploration including landings on the moon at one end of the scale: at the other end electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction have led to the elucidation of structures down to the molecular level. Awareness of the demands that man makes on his environment and concern that ever-increasing population may destroy it beyond repair has resulted in geological and environmental studies at an intensity never known before.

The findings of such studies have thrown light on the subject of this book, which is concerned exclusively with natural phenomena and processes. It starts at the largest end of the scale, considering the sun and the sky. The main part illustrates and describes the surface of the Earth itself on a gradually decreasing scale. For millions of years the Earth has been subjected to wind and water, heat and cold, resulting in erosion and deposition, weathering and transportation. These processes go on continuously, relatively slowly and unnoticed. Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are more familiar to most of us because they are dramatic and news-worthy manifestations of the formation and destruction of the Earth’s crust.

These factors have all contributed to the grandeur and beauty of the world as it is today, superbly illustrated in these pages.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 64 pages. Tags: shaping the earth surface and alteration landscapes circulation atmosphere supports life internal heat theory continental drift forming volcanic islands such iceland azores tristan cunha jacqueline seymour
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The Complete Book of Card Games by Peter Arnold (£9.00)Publisher: Marks & Spencer — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: This illustrated guide gives details on how to play old card favourites and many new ones too. It details games for 2 players, party games, and banking games. 256pp.Notes: 256 pages. Tags: 500 arlington auction baccarat bank banking bassadewitz beleaguered belle bezique bid black blind boston brag brandle bridge calabresella calypso canasta canfield cards casino cassino castle catch-the-ten chinese cinch clock combination commerce conquian continental contract coon court cribbage dealer demon discard ecart eights eldest euchre exchange family fan fildinski five-card flush forehand
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1914-1918 Essays On Leadership & War by John Terraine (£8.50)Publisher: The Western Front Association — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: B000W3PVHW]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps, a little faded. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Correlli Barnett. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 93 pages. Tags: leadership’s scapegoating continental Leadership Ludendorff Hindenburg biography Offensive 1914-1918 robertson generals frontier Military command Marshal britain citizen studies history vaunted memoirs British douglas warfare william Belgian trench Second robert troops novels German world grand Field great First case haig 1914 mass Line army Mons war the and sir
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Mother Courage and Her Children: A Chronicle of the Thirty Years War by Bertolt Brecht (£8.50)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0713684667]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 128 pages. Tags: 1618-1648 continental drama european general german plays poetry texts thirty war years
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USA Tennis Course: 500 Visual Ways to Better Tennis by Victor Tantalo (£8.00)Publisher: USA Publishers (Orlando) — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0936577002]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3rd edition. [First Edition: 1986]Notes: Illustrated by Anne Brown Tantalo. Size: 9¼" x 7¼". [VI] 202 pages. Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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Race, Culture and Intelligence by Edited by Ken Richardson; David Spears; Martin Richards; (£5.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1972Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140806504]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps and slightly faded. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Are differences between black and white people in the kind of intelligence that 10 tests measure due mainly to genetic inheritance? Can social-class differences be explained in the same way? Few questions have stirred so much heated debate as the controversy, revived by an article by Arthur Jensen in 1969, over the origins of mental ability — and no question has graver implications for the individual, for educational policy, and for social justice. No answers, counter-questions (not least perhaps about the reasons for the question itself) can be attempted without first grappling with the concepts that lie behind it. The aim of Race, Culture and Intelligence is to do just that — to disentangle in turn the four central notions of intelligence, race, heredity and environment in contributions from psychology, biology and sociology that do not falsify the complexities of the issues, yet offer guidance that the non-specialist can follow.Notes: Jacket designed by Dered Birdsal. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Penguin Education series. 205 pages. Tags: ethnopsychology discrimination developmental environmental intelligence significance conclusions perspective continental environment objectivity population richardson background psychology behaviour diversity sociology influence addresses intellect richards paradigm changing illusion houghton maturity genetics compared lectures eclipse radford genetic society eysenck hambley biology vincent revived medical effects nurture factors ecology daniels context culture martin debate versus nature spears donald racial bodmer hudson levels groups effect gallon stocks essays steven beings jensen watson joanna affect burton andrew tests races human david swift peter brain john from liam ryan race what with rose man and rex the can ken
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Silver for Collectors by ELEANOR Hughes (£5.50)Publisher: hamlyn — 1974Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: Renaissance to the present day, the author includes pieces not only from the British Isles - England, Scotland and Ireland - but also from most continental countries. 159pp.
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Tennis by Anon. (£5.50)Publisher: A & C Black — 1983Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0713625694]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams.Notes: Size: 5¼" x 8". 40 pages. Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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The Confidential Agent: An Entertainment by Graham Greene (£5.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1973Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140018956]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned as are the wraps.Description: From the cover: “He was sent to England to buy coal… at almost any price. Failure meant defeat — defeat for a continental government with a civil war on its hands. And this man carried the war with him, trusted by no man, trusting nobody..”Notes: Jacket designed by Derek Birdsall. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 206 pages. Tags: modern contemporary fiction english 1900 texts 0370014448 0434305553 graham greene 0140018956
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The Good Driving Guide by Edited by Courtenay Edwards (£5.50)Publisher: Woodhead-Faulkner — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0859413152]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “What are the advantages of 4-wheel drive? How do you avoid a blow-out on a motorway? How can you contribute to your engine's longevity or correct a skid on an icy road? If you don't know the answers to these questions, you will have to consult The Good Driving Guide! In the centenary year of the motor car, which is also the golden jubilee of the British driving test, The Good Driving Guide offers to help you to put a polish on your driving and to get more pleasure from your motoring. Aiming at both new and experienced drivers, experts in their respective fields give advice on diverse topics such as advanced driving, trends in car design, winter problems, maintenance, caravanning, motorways, seating, tyres, child restraints and Continental motoring. Read what they have to say and become a good driver!”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 143 pages. Tags: multi-adjustable air-conditioning under-inflation non-puncturing over-inflation administration diesel-engined international documentation perpendicular turbochargers transmission electrically requirements distribution twenty-fifth non-standard co-efficient programmable lane-marking preparation accessories switzerland temperature hitching-up stabilising maintenance land-rovers anniversary roundabouts performance rolls-royce continental association development aquaplaning anti-freeze front-wheel compulsory rear-wheel activities luxembourg yugoslavia laboratory adjustable four-valve signalling overtaking suspension statistics four-wheel
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The Pan Book of Card Games by Hubert Phillips (£5.50)Publisher: Pan — 1969Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330201751]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: arlington auction banking bassadewitz beleaguered belle bezique bid blind boston brag brandle bridge calabresella calypso canasta canfield cards cassino castle catch-the-ten chinese cinch clock combination commerce conquian continental contract coon court cribbage dealer demon discard ecart eights eldest euchre exchange family fan fildinski five-card flush forehand forty-fives fours gaigel games gennan
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To the Baltic with Bob: An Epic Misadventure by Griff Rhys Jones (£5.50)Publisher: Penguin — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0141012865]Condition: Very Good. Leans.Description: Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 416 pages. Tags: africa continental essays europe general griff jones journeys ocean rhys travel travelogues western writing
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Lawn Tennis by Anon. (£4.00)Publisher: EP — 1968Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 071580118X]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: Size: Other / Oversized Paperback.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Know The Game series. 40 pages. Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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The Jupiter Effect: The Key to Earthquakes? by John Gribbin; Stephen Plagemann; (£4.00)Publisher: Fontana/Collins — 1977Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006344194]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Earthquakes are the most devastating natural phenomena known to man and for centuries scientists have sought to explain how and why they occur. Recent research has revealed to geophysicists the mechanics of seismic activity. But the explanation of what actually triggers off the titanic forces stored within the Earth’s crust has continually eluded them. Now, for the first time, two young scientists put together the scattered clues — tidal movements, sunspot activity, planetary alignments, shifts in the Earth’s magnetic field, the physical links between the Earth and the Sun — to provide the key to earthquake prediction, and the dramatic evidence for the exact date and location of what could be the most massive earthquake in human history.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Isaac Asimov. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 156 pages. Tags: viscoelasticity gondwanaland strike-slip lubrication earthquakes continental hornblende moonquakes fracturing stick-slip bernardino seismology california alignments planetary tectonics calaveras magnetism reversals volcanoes galapagos mendocino decreases parkfield alignment hollister mountains spreading hospitals francisco richter's magnetic atlantic laurasia recorder mercalli seafloor monterey nutation chandler fernando disaster movement historic activity sunspots packaged bautista channels missions aurorae
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The Pan Book of Card Games by Hubert Phillips (£4.00)Publisher: Pan — 1963Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Pages gently age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now.Description: Britain's leading authority on card games, tells you how toplay all the popular card games - and introduces you to many new ones.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: arlington auction banking bassadewitz beleaguered belle bezique bid blind boston brag brandle bridge calabresella calypso canasta canfield cards cassino castle catch-the-ten chinese cinch clock combination commerce conquian continental contract coon court cribbage dealer demon discard ecart eights eldest euchre exchange family fan fildinski five-card flush forehand forty-fives fours gaigel games gennan
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To the Baltic with Bob — An Epic Misadventure by Griff Rhys Jones (£3.50)Publisher: Penguin — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0141012862]Condition: Very Good.Description: Later printing.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 403 pages. Tags: africa continental essays europe general griff jones journeys ocean rhys travel travelogues western writing
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