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The Imperial Russian Navy by Anthony J. Watts (£154.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853689121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Occupying a most important place in naval history, the fleets of the Imperial Russian Navy represent a major subject for study by serving officers, senior historians and naval buffs. Few published accounts have done justice to the topic, and none has offered the range of photographic illustration presented in this volume. The three centuries of naval development covered here demonstrate that its constant need to control its own ports and precious narrow exits to the oceans, as well as its pursuit of access to the Mediterranean, has caused the Russian Navy to be regularly in combat and at the forefront of advances in design, armament and strategy. Throughout the battles with its neighbours, the Crimean, Russo-Japanese conflicts, and the First World War, the Imperial Russian Navy deployed novel ships and weapons, including early use of torpedoes and of the submarine.

Anthony Watts has brought together an unprecedented collection of photographs and data to provide this new study of a most significant element of military history. Through his summary of Russian naval evolution, his compendium of technical information and the pictorial coverage, he has provided a most important contribution to naval literature, perhaps the most valuable volume on the subject for eighty years.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: russia federation history marine naval engineering unit navies imperial russian armed forces warfare maritime technology soviet union fleet warships ships
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

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

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

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

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Pattern Design for Torchon Lace by Jane Atkinson (£68.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713452420]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [67]; Colour Photographs [7]; Black & White Drawings [117];

From the cover: “Many lacemakers are keen to design for themselves, but uncertain how to get started. This book will encourage those who already have some lacemaking experience to create new Torchon patterns, providing a wealth of ideas to develop this traditional technique.

Simple exercises and examples are expanded through the use of unusual grids and colour combinations, using both the familiar and more unexpected threads. Over 60 new patterns are included, and over 180 illustrations. Jane Atkinson provides exciting new sources for design, including Art Deco, Japanese, Russian, Pueblo, African and Celtic patterns, and inspiration drawn from anything and everything from electrical circuits to Venetian glass.

Good design needs the right materials and control of technique. The author sets out basic pattern skills in an orderly format, which allows each reader to learn at her own pace. Every pattern is intended to be fully workable, and can be made into anything from household linens to luxurious dress trimmings.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: lace and making patterns design bobbin torchon manuals crafts hobbies needlework tatting lacemaking handicrafts arts jane atkinson 0713452420 first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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How to Play Bridge by Hubert Phillips & Terence Reese (£62.00)Publisher: Max Parrish — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked, chipped with some loss and lightly soiled. A little bruised. Foredges spotted, top edges dusty but bright and clean internally. A nice copy.Description: A single reading of this simple and short guide will enable a novice, even one unfamiliar with cards, to take a hand without giving offence to others.Notes: 152 pages. Tags: above ace ahead approach artificial avoidance away below bid block card cards cash clubs communication contract control convention count counting cover covering cross-ruff cue-bid cut dealer deals deceive declarer defender defensive denomination diamonds discard double doubleton draw drop duck dummy dummy’s east echo english entry equals establish excess false finesse follow
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Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival by Frances Ashcroft (£54.50)Publisher: Flamingo — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006551254]Condition: Very Good. Extensive previous owners' inscription to the dedication page.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 326 pages. Tags: antarctica starvation underwater wind-chill polymerase saturation weightless endorphins spacesuits subsurface aborigines noureddine halophiles generation eustachian antifreeze metabolism adaptation uncoupling barotrauma atmosphere deficiency submarines centrifuge ice-diving definition astronauts spaceships alkalinity torricelli adrenaline barometric chilblains conditions conduction compressed heatstroke geothermal fahrenheit convection ballooning meteorites insulation tereshkova protective bullimore malignant institute formation transport infection
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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Good Food to Fight Migraine by Hilda Cherry Hills (£54.00)Publisher: Roberts Publications — 1979Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0906185092]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Small mark to the upper wrap. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the introduction: “Since one in every five families throughout the world will have an inherited migraine problem which will be most probably related to a family history of asthma, hay fever, eczema, epilepsy, coeliac disease, urticaria, schizophrenia — all of which can be related to food sensitivity, one can only feel the deepest gratitude to Mrs. Cherry Hills for her authoritative expertise in producing such an invaluable guide to happy eating for the vast numbers of migraine sufferers. Her book represents a unique and historical contribution to the alleviation of migraine attacks for those millions of victims who have the determination and pain-induced motivation to seek a simple and commonsense means of reducing their episodes of agonising prostration which so few employers, partners or relatives even begin to understand. Modern science, it seems, is quite unable at this stage to guarantee the control of every devastating migraine attack, but the simple observation of Mrs. Hills’s suggestions in this excellent treatise will add years of attack-free days for all who follow her inspired advice.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. Wilson. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 173 pages. Tags: acids agar-agar alcohol all-bran almonds alps also ambrosia amino and apple apples apricot apricots arrowroot artichoke artichokes aubergines available avoided bag bake baked baking balls balm barbados barley bars basic batter batters bay bean beans beef beefburgers beet berry bertha better betty beverages biscuits black blackberry blackcurrant bottled braised bread breadcrumbs
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
Military Aircraft Markings by Peter R. March (£53.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0711024251]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Ian Allan ABC series. 176 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface 9780711024250 abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron
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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British Defence Equipment Catalogue Eighth Edition 1976 Volume 1: Products, Sections 1-24 by Anon. (£52.00)Publisher: Combined Service Publications Ltd. — 1976Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 12" x 8¼". Grey boards with Gilt & Decorative titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 552 pages. Tags: armed forces equipment catalogs ministry defence export services organisation military supplies weapons and weapon control systems for aircraft airborne radio transmitters aerial reconnaissance computer-based trainers simulators great britain stores anon
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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The Allotment Gardener's Handbook by Alan Titchmarsh (£48.00)Publisher: Treasure Press — 1992Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 9781850516064]Condition: Very Good.Description: Learn how to create a well-cultivated allotment of fruit and vegetables under the guidance of the television and radio expert Alan Titchmarsh. (Er, I'd have said he's a garden expert, but that's just me I guess!). Beginning with information on how to acquire an allotment, the book describes the use of tools, soil types, and the variety of growing systems, weed control and fertilizers. Advice is given on how to tackle pests and diseases - and a chart is provided for easy identification of symptoms and the best remedy. Scarce in hardback.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". 203 pages. Tags: Titchmarsh allotment vegetable growing veg patch fruits grow your own food
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Girls in Care by John W. Ackland (£47.00)Publisher: Gower — 1982Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0566005115]Condition: Near Fine. Some faint marks to the laminated boards and a small inscription to ffep.Description: A study of the care afforded 14 - 16 year old girls in a community home run by the local authority with the emphasis on response to how methods of control and treatment are implemented.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 166 pages.
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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Equinox: Ekranoplan by Aldo Palumbo (£42.00)Publisher: Channel Four — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1851442243]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Ekranoplans — craft designed to exploit the special aerodynamics of low-altitude flight — unite many of the advantages of ships and aircraft. They can travel at high speed but are much cheaper than aircraft to build and run. What’s more, the bigger they are, the more efficient they become, so they can carry huge cargoes or large numbers of passengers.

Seeing the military potential of such a craft, Nikita Khrushchev backed a programme to develop a massive ekranoplan during the Cold War. The result weighed 540 tonnes and was capable of speeds exceeding 400 kph.

Various research and development programmes have since been pursued independently, and now, with congested airports and overstretched air-traffic control systems in many parts of the world, it seems the ekranoplan’s time may have come.

This booklet gives the history of the ekranoplan, explains its aerodynamics, looks at current projects and analyses the combination of circumstances that could make these vessels a common sight in our harbours and waterways. It also provides details of sources of further information.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 6¾". 20 pages. Tags: 9781851442249 machines caspian sea-monster sea monster aldo palumbo 1851442243
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Tip of the Spear: U.S. Navy Carrier Units and Operations 1974-2000 by Rick Morgan (£35.00)Publisher: Atglen: Schiffer Military History — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780764325854]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Biondi. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 247 pages. Tags: carriers carrier cvw fighter squadrons attack strike-fighter vfa airborne warning logistics vaw vrc electronic warfare tanking vaq vak photo-recon rvah vfp anti-submarine sea control helicopter marine
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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Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming (£34.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521305535]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned. Description: From the cover: “This book examines two of the central issues facing industry — how to increase productivity without sacrificing quality, and how to capture markets from competitors. It is a practical book, with abundant illustrations, written for managers — whether in the manufacturing or service sectors. Dr Deming has a worldwide reputation for his work in establishing statistical process control techniques for quality as the route to competitive success in the new economic age. His involvement with Japanese managers is widely accepted as having contributed to their enviable reputation for quality manufactured goods.

The book provides a full account of Deming’s thinking on the primacy of management’s role in improving quality and productivity. He demonstrates what managers do wrong and how costs, dependability and quality can and must be improved. This is not just another manual of techniques; Deming provides a new theory of management which gets to the roots of the problems of industrial competitiveness which face managers today..”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 507 pages. Tags: 0262541157 0521305535 0911379010 292045x 9780262541152 9780521305532 assurance business control corporate deming economics edwards efficiency industrial industries management managment organizational production productivity products quality reference states techniques united
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

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Sexual Abuse and Consensual Sex by Gail Elizabeth Wyatt; Michael D. Newcomb; Monika H. Riederle (£33.00)Publisher: Sage — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 080394733X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Boards lightly mottled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Clear and comprehensive in its coverage, Sexual Abuse and Consensual Sex examines the relationship between sexual and psychological functioning as it affects patterns of sexual practice over the lifespan. Sensitive in their approach to sexual history taking, the authors include a strategy for sex research in multi-ethnic communities using linear structural equation models. Wyatt, Newcomb, and Riederie succeed in synthesizing the totality of women’s experiences with regard to psycho-sexual functioning. As a result, Sexual Abuse and Consensual Sex is an excellent resource for clinicians, researchers, advanced students, legal professionals, and policy makers.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 205 pages. Tags: women sexual behaviour adult child sexual abuse victims 306.7’082 psychological functioning sexual behaviour sexual socialization children and adolescents abusive sexual experiences childhood sexual abuse adulthood psychological well-being sex guilt sexual satisfaction control sexual desires women’s sexual and psychological functioning define sexual abuse
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The South African Connection by Donald Tripp (£33.00)Publisher: Autoprint Publishing Company, Essex — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0947596046]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Promoters' sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: From the cover: “This powerfully written, fast moving contemporary thriller with a political background, is set in South Africa and London. It concerns missing highly secret documents that could embarrass the South African Government. The Author who lived many years in South Africa has not only created the atmosphere of tension, intrigue and violence that exists in South Africa, but has given a masterly insight into the secret forces at work, both in that country and Europe in order to maintain White Afrikaander supremacy for all times. It tells of the sinister activities of the Bureau of State Security (B. O. S. S. ) and the Broederbond a secret Afrikaander society. This is an exciting story about Roger Skey, a private agent, who is sent to South Africa to track down and obtain the documents. and Moira de Villiers a beautiful B. O. S. S. agent. It also reveals the true views of many western politicians and business executives of international corporations who want South Africa to remain under the control of the ‘Whites’.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: fiction mystery south africa afrikaan secret services donald tripp 0947596046 first editions firsts printings 1st
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 Cell by David Case (£31.00)Publisher: New York: Hill & Wang — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0809033836]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges, rubbed at the spine ends and corners. Notable shelf cock. First blank excised. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Readers of the three tales in this book will find themselves irresistibly compelled to lock all their doors and windows before turning out the light. The Cell is the diary of a werewolf — or a madman — a day-by-day description of his “illness” as it gains control and turns him into a brutal killer. A different sort of killer stalks the moors of Dartmoor in The Hunter, defying the efforts of the police to track him down. In The Dead End a manlike creature of mysterious origin roams the barren hills of Tierra del Fuego trying to satisfy his lust for blood.

The sure craftsmanship of these tales proves that David Case is a natural storyteller, completely at home in the genre developed by Poe, Jules Verne, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Alan Cober. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: american awfulness baleful blood-lust books chilling creatures creepy dark deathly disgust disturbing dreadful dreadfulness evil fear-provoking fears fearsome fictional foul frightening ghastly ghoulish grisly gruesome horrendous horrible horrid horrifying horror insatiable lurid macabre malevolence menacing morbid nasty nerve-jangling nightmares nightmarish novels ominous places repulsion revolting revulsion scares scary shocking sinister stories tales terrible terrifying terror terrorizing threatening underworld unnerving unsettling vile
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Games of Destruction by Robert S. Goldsack (£28.00)Publisher: Minerva Press — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1861066686]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant enough copy of this rather uncommon title.Description: From the cover: “Games of Destruction — a powerful adventure of political intrigue, subterfuge and daring. The novel takes the reader into some of the most influential meeting rooms in the world. Here, unprincipled, high profile characters make important decisions: decisions that can and will affect the global community. As the characters scheme for their own ambitious ends, political, business and sexual games and gambles are revealed. A state of fervent anticipation is unravelled; a man thought dead is given new life; some political leaders f thought impeccable are haunted by, lingering evidence of their peccadilloes; human relationships are challenged. A thrilling climax leaves the reader in no doubt that the name of the game power and control.”Notes: Size: 8¼ x 5¾". 243 pages. Tags: conservative westminster calculating government politician conniving political thriller minister scheming official politics devious cunning elected senator council affairs control members regime prime party novel crime chief whip
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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SPQR by Paul Hyde Bonner (£28.00)Publisher: Derek Verschoyle — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Knocked at the bottom corner of the lower board. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “It was the brand of ancient Rome and it stood for Senatus Popiihisqiie Romanus. The letters proclaimed that whatever was thus labelled was Rome’s property; today they still appear on objects owned by the city. And today Rome still puts this mark on its captives, as Lovat Fraser, First Secretary of the American Embassy, discovers.

He has been warned about the Roman virus. “Never get deeply involved in a Roman love affair or really entangled in the life of a Roman”, said a wise colleague; “for once you do that, you will cease to serve your country and will serve only them”. As the story opens, wise counsel has prevailed for a long time. But Fraser is young, healthy and unmarried. Suddenly his control breaks completely. Within a few days the startled diplomat finds himself involved with not one but two Roman women (one is American-born, it is true, but she has become Roman to the core). Dazzled by the brilliance of Roman society, the splendour of the palaces, and, above all, by the charms of the beautiful Duchess of Lanza, Fraser throws caution to the winds. In the weeks that follow he is swept along by an intricate chain of events which includes the unmasking of a Communist agent and a murder. For a while he believes that his career is in jeopardy; but the spell breaks just in time, and this witty and sophisticated novel ends on a cheerful note.

Paul Hyde Bonner writes of Rome and its surrounding Campagna with great descriptive skill, and his readers will find long before they reach the end that they too have fallen under the spell of the Eternal City.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 274 pages. Tags: historical chronicles narration chronicle narrative storyline medieval earlier ancient account history england fiction stories middle period bygone legend annals times olden fable story tale saga ages days yore myth past one day old
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An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis by Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao & George E. Battese (£24.50)Publisher: Boston, Dordrecht & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0792380622]Condition: Near Fine. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Tables;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XVI] 275 pages. Tags: 0792380622 9780792380627 production economic theory functions industrial productivity economics industry applied mathematics business industries quality control microeconomics operations research
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British Research and Development Aircraft: Seventy Years At the Leading Edge by Ray Sturtivant (£24.00)Publisher: Haynes — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0854296972]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Every advance that has ever occurred in aviation has been the result of a new problem encountered and then solved. From the very earliest days Britain was in the forefront of progress by empirical means, and by 1917 it was already becoming the practice to build special aircraft for trials purposes to test some theory or line of research without necessarily any intention of placing those machines in production. Very soon this arrangement was formalized by the issuing of Government contacts to an Air Ministry specification.

The aircraft and designs encompassed within this system embrace most of the more important aspects of British aeronautical progress, and in this book Ray Sturtivant charts the history of such developments over a period spanning some seven decades.

The twenty years leading up to the Second World War saw research into every aspect of aeronautical theory, with projects gaining official sponsorship on a numerical scale which would be quite impracticable today. Early projects included investigations into the understanding of control in slow speed flight and the elimination of the dreaded ‘spin’ which had claimed the lives of so many pilots of the RFC and RAF.

These were the years of such aircraft as the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl which investigated the properties of swept wings, the knowledge gained being put to good use many years later in — amongst other developments — the Avro Vulcan bomber. Likewise the pre-war development of rotor-craft in the form of the Cierva and Hafner autogiros paved the way first to the helicopter and then latterly to the tilt-rotor aircraft of today.

Post-war, after enormous strides made as the result of the conflict, there were problems to solve afresh as the result of the adoption of the jet engine and the related increases in speed and height that became attainable. Similarly the jet engine provided the impetus to the many projects avidly seeking the solution to the Vertical Take-off and Landing conundrum unravelled so brilliantly in the Hawker Harrier.

Ray Sturtivant’s deeply researched text is accompanied by photographs or line drawings of almost every one of the numerous aircraft covered. These images — from the oddest to the sublimely beautiful — in themselves provide a fascinating chronology of seventy years at the leading edge of aviation technology which is now taking Britain into the 21st century.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Foulis Aviation series. 216 pages. Tags: airplanes military great britain history research aircraft aeronautics industry
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

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Golf Doctor: Diagnosis, Explanation and Correction of Golfing Faults by John Jacobs with Dick Aultman (£24.00)Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co. — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091346304]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Simon & Schuster, 1979, USA, as Curing Faultsfor Weekend Golfers]. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In Golf Doctor, the most accomplished teacher in the world of golf to-day sets out to help golfers help themselves. With the aid of superb two-colour drawings by Anthony Ravielli he succeeds admirably in explaining the fundamental reasons why golfers slice, hook and in general mis-hit the golf ball — why they can’t hit straight.

John Jacobs’ teaching applies to golfers of all standards, and by using the flight of the ball as incontrovertible evidence of how the club strikes it, John Jacobs forces the golfer back to the basic laws of impact, which are the only starting point for genuine and lasting improvement. Shots good and bad, he insists, are determined by what happens at impact. The best golfers make bad shots; however, because the ball’s flight alerts them to the true problem, they can usually correct the error quickly, before it becomes habitual. John Jacobs relentlessly insists that all aspiring golfers must first learn to understand the true objective of the swing in terms of club/ball impact before they can permanently improve.

By means of a most careful system of diagnosis, explanation and correction. Golf Doctor takes the reader through just about every golfing fault.

While the lessons in this book are designed to improve a player’s shots, John Jacobs emphasises that it is also especially important for the weekend golfer to understand how to handle on-course situations — for example, driving on holes with trouble on one side or another, playing in a cross-wind, or playing shots from tight lies. He has therefore included a most important section in which he explains how to avoid wasted strokes, how you can better control what your golf ball does and, thereby, better cope with the many situations that all golfers inevitably encounter on the course.

This is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of golf improvement. It is the most logical and, being so easy to follow, it is sure to help every golfer who studies its pages.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jack Nicklaus. Size: 11" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 125 pages. Tags: understand how avoid wasted strokes better control what the golf ball sports handbooks manuals basic swing faults and their cures full range shots clubhead impact flight recreation games field outdoor john jacobs with dick aultman 0091346304 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Project Management Practitioner's Handbook by Ralph L. Kliem; Irwin S. Ludin; (£24.00)Publisher: Amacom — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780814403969]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Project management has emerged as the crucial business discipline for the coming decades—so much so that doing it successfully could well be the key to your company’s future. Here is the first practical handbook that leads you through the entire process, ties it all together, and ensures not only success but excellence. Emphasizing the “people” side of project management, this welcome guide shows you how to accomplish project goals while continuously dealing with ambiguity, change, and time pressures all along the way. You’ll see how to: • Lead a project through its cycle. • Define goals and objectives clearly and precisely. • Plan the project’s tasks, assignments, and schedule. • Organize resources cost-effectively. • Control momentum and direction. • Close a project smoothly — on time and within budget. Packed with easy-to-understand principles, tools, and techniques, Project Management Practitioner’s Handbook delivers the know-how that lets you steer any type of project, in any industry, to exactly the right outcome. You’ll be able to: • Plot a project road map that everyone can follow. • Create self-directed work teams that meet or exceed expectations. • Demonstrate significant contribution to your company’s bottom line. • Master alternative methods of obtaining the expertise you need. • Encompass team members’ diversity, mobility, and flexibility. • Build in proven risk-management measures from the outset. • Use metrics to assess quality and reduce waste. • Incorporate network, web, and videoconferencing technologies. At the end of most chapters, you’ll find a list of “Questions for Getting Started” that will help you to identify what steps you need to take — and what resources you may already have in place —t o accomplish the project segment presented in that chapter. In addition, throughout the book, the authors apply each principle and technique to a practical case study — a groundbreaking project conducted by a wedding-services business — with checklists and diagrams to clarify every application. Project Management Practitioner’s Handbook is an A-to-Z resource that gives all managers practical, step-by-step access to the experience and insight of professional project managers. It will be of enormous value to executives and consultants in all spheres of business.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Purple / Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 242 pages. Tags: achieving administration audits beneficial calculating capability charts checks close-out company-wide concurrent configuration context controlling corporate costs creating crmo cultural culture cycle data definition delivering developing development diagnostic dimensions documents economics effective engineering epilogue equipment estimate estimating execution failure formation gathering goals governance health histograms implementation implementing industrial initiation international introducing involved
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Cement in the Making: A Pictorial Description by Anon. (£23.00)Publisher: Cement & Concrete Association — 1951Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised) edition. [First Published: May, 1947] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Fold-Outs [1];

From the cover: “This booklet tells, mainly by means of pictures, the story of the manufacture of Portland cement, from raw material in quarry and claypit to the finished product sent out in bulk or in its paper bags all over the country.

The story is reduced to diagram form at the end of the book.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 48 pages. Tags: cement and concrete association control manufacture the principal manufacturing processes portland
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Elementary Typing and Office Practice by Florence Lockey (£23.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1948Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards scuffed and soiled. Hinge starting at title page. Pages very gently age-tanned. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: Third edition. Tipped in diagram (not original?) of keyboard layout plus a leaflet for Empire Aristocrat Typewriter.Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 124 pages. Tags: problem-solving specifications communications adding-listing administration alphabetically requisitioning electrostatic mechanisation receptionists photo-copiers communication parliamentary documentation organisations disadvantages dual-spectrum alphabetical distribution institutions organisation receptionist introduction introductory simultaneous reprographic transactions confidential departmental calculations edge-punched audio-typing requirements book-keeping double-entry typewriting development switchboard calculators publication authorities information enterprises departments panel-strip centralised description duplicating advantages government commercial
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Inside the Box: My Life with Test Match Special by Peter Baxter (£23.00)Publisher: Quiller Press — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846890624]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Test match special is both a sporting and broadcasting institution that has become synonymous with British summertime. Since its first live broadcast back in 1957 it has proudly lived up to its original slogan ‘Don’t miss a ball, we broadcast them all’. During much of this time the man behind the scenes was Peter Baxter and here for the first time, he recalls the best moments and characters from his privileged perspective inside the TMS commentary box. Throughout this period Peter Baxter worked alongside the legendary John Arlott, the inimitable Brian Johnston and the unforgettable Henry Blofeld and ushered in new faces, such as Jonathan Agnew, who continue to entertain, inform and charm listeners today. This book is both a celebration of three decades of cricket and a unique insight into the world of radio and broadcasting.

Nobody is better qualified to write the account of those years than Peter Baxter. Following his last day in control of the commentary box in June 2007, the announcer credited the commentators and signed off the programme by simply stating, ‘The producer — for the last thirty-four years — was Peter Baxter’. What follows is the personal, touching, and at times, laugh-out-loud funny account of the producer’s time ‘inside the box’.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jonathan Agnew. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: baxter peter 1947- test match special radio program broadcasting sports great britain cricket sportscasters biography autobiography performing arts recreation memoirs ball games field outdoor 1846890624 first editions firsts printings 1st jonathan agnew
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Touristic Guide Of Lebanon by Emir Gilbert Chehab (£23.00)Publisher: Ghassibe & Berbarry — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. A slightly dog-eared copy with some toning to the margins of the leaves. Binding weakening at the rear. Promotional, ribboned, bookmark included.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “Lebanon’s name derives from the Aramaic word (Loubnane) which means white. White like its mountains and peaks covered with snow. With its 10452 square kilometres, Lebanon is as “big” as a French department and slightly bigger than Cyprus. But what distinguishes this country from the neighbouring ones is its climate, vegetation and aspect. You need one hour on the road (a bit more with traffic jams) to leave the coast where you could swim in the blue waters and reach Faraya the famous ski station and ski down its snowy slopes. The sight of how many caves, valleys, plains and headlands meet your eyes while driving throughout this country! The bible mentioned “Lebanon” many times and according to some Lebanese chauvinists the earthly paradises resided here, others called it the country of the Dolce Vita, while others called its capital Beirut the small Paris. In this country of free exchange, you could, without any restriction and without paying any commission, change your money into the currency you choose. Bank secrecy being the most developed, you could make all stock market transactions without control or supervision, even justice could not interfere to inquire about your transactions or accounts without your approval. An important characteristic is that the Lebanese citizen cares for the tourist, is hospitable, ready to be useful and will even travel voluntarily to show you a place or welcomes you in his house for coffee and provides you the information you seek. Visit Lebanon and you will be pleasantly satisfied.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 215 pages. Tags: archaeological bibliography restaurants handicrafts appartments hospitals furnished embassies discovery agencies airlines lebanese kesrouan cooking lebanon resorts byblos dances hotels baabda beirut diners chouf banks bekaa beach taxis jbail sites aley metn rent
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Gardeners' Question Time by Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; An Swithinbank; (£22.50)Publisher: Orion — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780752838083]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Authored by: Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; From the cover: “This is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting, divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit & Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It has 350 answers each written especially for this book which gives sound practical advice on almost any problem that might arise in your garden.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". 325 pages. Tags: dig for victory campaign how does your garden grow gardeners’ question time gardeners slugs snails organic gardening chemicals fred loads bill sowerbutts alan gemmell pests horticultural experts water features organic gardener farming gardening methods soil association plant pathologists rhs wisley horticulture kew deterrents cuttings propagation earwigs diseases bowl plantings house plants resistant fruits biological control red spider mite repellants aphids aromatic plants
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Plant Metabolism by David T. Dennis, David B. Layzell, Daniel D. Lefebvre & David H. Turpin (£21.00)Publisher: Longman — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582259061]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled, a little dog-eared. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1990] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Plant Metabolism was first published in 1990 under the title of Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This edition has been thoroughly revised, reorganised and updated, incorporating the latest developments in this exciting field.

The text is divided into ten sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of plant metabolism. Section I deals with the fundamentals of the control of metabolism. This includes new chapters on protein synthesis and the molecular biology of plant development. Section II contains a chapter on cell wall structure and synthesis and a new chapter on communication and defence. Sections III to IX cover all other major processes and pathways of plant metabolism and have been revised and updated to incorporate recent changes and advances in the field. The final section of the book contains new chapters on the manipulation of carbon allocation in plants and on the biochemical basis for plant improvement.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XI] 631 pages. Tags: metabolism physiology chemistry botanical plants plant molecular biology biochemistry gardening nature flowers science life sciences botany david dennis layzell daniel lefebvre turpin 0582259061
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Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species by Peter Menzel & Faith D'Aluisio (£21.00)Publisher: Cambridge, London: The MIT Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0262133822]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Jacket illustration: A face robot from the Hara-Kobayashi laboratory of the Science University of Tokyo. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Around the world, scientists and engineers are participating in a high-stakes race to build the first intelligent robot. Many robots already exist — automobile factories are full of them. But the new generation of robots will be something else: smart machines that act ever more like living creatures.

What will happen then? With our prosthetic limbs, titanium hips, and artificial eyes, we are already beginning to resemble our machines. And when we implant chips in our bodies to connect ourselves directly to computers, the likeness will become only more pronounced. Science fiction will have become science fact.

Meanwhile — and equally important — our machines are beginning to resemble us. Robotic spiders, crabs, geckos, and dogs are already spilling from the laboratories. The next steps are to re-create Homo sapiens itself and then go beyond. Robots can already walk, talk, and dance; they can react to human facial expressions and obey verbal commands. When scientists go on to create fully autonomous robots with greater intelligence than human beings, will they be our partners or our rivals? Will it be simply a robotic revolution or a true extension of evolution? Could machines and humankind meld into a single species — Robo sapiens ?

In Robo sapiens, award-winning journalists Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio present the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers. Accompanying brilliant photographs of more than a hundred robots are extensive interviews with robotics pioneers, anecdotal field notes with behind-the-scenes information, and easy-to-understand technical data about the machines. Robo sapiens is a field guide to our mechanical future.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: aluisio 0262133822 9780262133821 629.892 robotics artificial intelligence intelligent control systems technology engineering computers semantics
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Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, Electrical, and Avionics Subsystems Integration by Ian Moir & Allan Seabridge (£20.50)Publisher: Reston: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics — 2001Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1563475065]Condition: Near Fine. Colour plates have a slight wrinkle to them. Text complete, clean and tight but some of the plates have a little tackiness. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Colour Plates; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This is both an overview of the key systems areas of commercial and military aircraft, and an in-depth study. Ian Moir and Allan Seabridge bring their considerable experience to this wide and complex subject.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pictorial boards. In the AIAA Education series. [XXII] 344 pages. Tags: flight control systems engine fuel hydraulic electrical pneumatic environmental emergency rotary wing advanced system design development avionics technology conditions
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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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The Natural World by Malcolm Coe (£20.00)Publisher: Guild — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block lightly spotted.Description: Volume II in the series. From the cover: “This is the ideal reference book for anyone wanting clear information and ready answers to questions about the world of nature which surrounds us and of which we are part. It describes the most important species of plants and animals on land and in the sea and air, including many details of how they feed, reproduce, and adapt to their environment. The functions of the different parts of animals are explained, as are those of the flowers, leaves, roots, and seeds of plants. Man, as one of the mammals, is included, and so too is medicine.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia series. 376 pages. Tags: natural selection biological control pests classification linnaeus taxonomist darwin genetics plant animal names living organisms biochemistry physiology respiration nutrition reproduction animals plants disease viruses bacteria fungi natural world
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Facts Worth Knowing About Frequency Converters by ANON. (£19.50)Publisher: Danfoss — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of DJ a little ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Since 1968 Danfoss has been manufacturing and marketing VLT® frequency converters able to infinitely control the speed of three-phase alternating current motors. It is our aim with this book to acquaint you with frequency converters; what advantages they have, how they work, how they are installed and how they operate. We have aimed at describing it all in an easily comprehensible way, you can therefore read it without previous knowledge of frequency converters and most of the topics will only imply a little knowledge of electronics and mathematics. 136pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: frequency converters
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The Passing of Parliament by G. W. [George Williams] Keeton (£19.50)Publisher: Ernest Benn — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.Description: From the cover: “During the past seventy years, Parliament, though still nominally supreme, has progressively conferred on government departments wider powers of law-making, and also the power to adjudicate on breaches of the rules the departments make. In this way, the jurisdiction of the ordinary Courts is steadily being curtailed.

During the same period, the legislative powers of the House of Lords have been so seriously reduced that it is no longer an effective partner in legislation. Party discipline has intensified, so that a government may rely upon a firm majority in the House of Commons to give legal force to the measures it proposes. Such measures now control every phase of the national life, and require to be financed by taxation which is penal in incidence.

It is the thesis of this book that, in consequence of these developments, the sovereignty of Parliament is in danger of becoming a fiction, and that all the necessary machinery for a Cabinet dictatorship already exists.

More than twenty years ago the then Lord Chief Justice, Lord Hewart of Bury, first drew attention to the threat to the traditional liberties of the subject, by publishing his epoch-making book, The New Despotism. Professor Keeton develops and underlines the late Lord Hewart’s theme. The threat of the Dictatorship of the Bureaucracy has increased, is still increasing, and must be curtailed.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: abroad addresses administrative and britain bureaucracy constitutional constitution control courts delegated england essays executive freedom great history law lectures legislation legislative menace monopolies impeachment parliament passing power problem public state stuarts studies taxation the today transformation tribunals work
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The President Plan by Desmond Meiring (£19.50)Publisher: Constable Crime — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fading to both the panels. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but the corner of the first blank has been clipped.Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover: “When Admiral Bonoris, elder statesman committed to a plot to overthrow the President of Vera Cruz, is abducted one morning and is later shot dead, shock-waves of political violence break over the Republic. The assassins proclaim themselves: they are the Third World’s Christ with a rifle: dedicated and disciplined young people in murderous search of a new justice, against all existing political structures. But just who gave them orders to kidnap and kill Bonoris? Finding that out is a job for Police Colonel Pablo Ibarra, born with nothing but a belief in his star, devoted to his police work and his Browning. The search leads him to Bonoris’ dark and lovely daughter, Adriana: to a police station manned by the dead and a farmhouse with Rouaults on the walls — but in the last gunfight, the tracks double back towards him in a mysterious and horrifying manner... Under a Latin American sun, against the skyscrapers and estancias of the rich and the encroaching squalor of the poor, young revolutionaries take on the iron Generals in a fight to the death. Desmond Meiring knows his subject, and has written a taut, absorbing thriller about South America’s politics and people.”Notes: Jacket designed by Graham Bishop. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: affairs calculating chief conniving conservative control council crime cunning devious elected government machiavellian members minister novel official party political politician politics prime regime scheming senator thriller westminster whip
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Ford Mondeo Diesel Service and Repair Manual by James Robertson (£19.00)Publisher: Haynes — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 185960465X]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Models covered: All Ford Mondeo models with 1753 cc (1.8-4itre) Diesel engine, including special/limited editions. Does not cover petrol engine or four-wheel-drive models. From the cover: “Designed to complement the existing range of Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals, each Diesel engine Manual covers a specific engine family. Written with the home mechanic in mind, detailed information is provided on dismantling, inspection, repair and adjustments of the engine and its ancillary systems for a range of associated vehicles. Routine maintenance, complete specifications and fault diagnosis procedures are also included. Only Haynes completely strips and rebuilds the engine for each manual.”Notes: Size: 11 x 8¼". 288 pages. Tags: ford mondeo allternator antifreeze automatic transmission bleeding the brakes brake calliper braking system camshaft bearings tappets capacities carburettor central door locking choke control cable torque wrench settings constant velocity joints fault diagnosis maintenance inspection crankcase crankshaft main bearings cylinder block crankcase decarbonising valve grinding renovation damage repair distributor drivebelt driveshafts removal
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Gardeners' Question Time by VARIOUS (£19.00)Publisher: Orion — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752838083]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the head and tail of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Authored by: Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; From the cover: “This is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting, divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit & Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It has 350 answers each written especially for this book which gives sound practical advice on almost any problem that might arise in your garden.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 325 pages. Tags: dig for victory campaign how does your garden grow gardeners’ question time gardeners slugs snails organic gardening chemicals fred loads bill sowerbutts alan gemmell pests horticultural experts water features organic gardener farming gardening methods soil association plant pathologists rhs wisley horticulture kew deterrents cuttings propagation earwigs diseases bowl plantings house plants resistant fruits biological control red spider mite repellants aphids aromatic plants
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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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Microprocessor Technology by J. S. Anderson (£19.00)Publisher: Newnes — 1994Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Fine.Description: General introduction - the microelectronic system; number systems; the CPU and a microprocessor system; memory maps - program storage, RAM, ROM, DISC; machine code programming; the fetch-execute sequence; timing diagrams; the Z80 package; control signals; organization and use of stack; machine code instructions and addressing modes; the flag register; I/O ports; interfacing; logic; CMOS, PMOS and NMOS; implementation of memory systems; programmable serial I/O devices; UART's ACIA; debussing programs; trace tables; writing software - more advanced techniques; faultfinding in micro systems; logic circuits. 391pp. Index.
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Production and Inventory Management by Donald W. Fogarty & Thomas R. Hoffmann (£19.00)Publisher: South-Western Publishing — 1983Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0538070404]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Light offset to the endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: The book is divided into five major parts. The sequence of chapters and topics in Parts 1 and 3 generally follows the chronological order in which these activities take place in practice. Long-, medium-, and short-range planning, for example, are treated in that order. Following that logic, order release planning is examined in Chapters 4, 5, and 7; and actual order release is covered in Chapters 12 and 13. Although planning for all time horizons, execution, and control are all occurring at any time in an organization, these concurrent, diverse activities usually concern different periods. Treating PIM activities in the sequence in which they apply to a given time period facilitates the explanation, and hopefully the reader’s understanding, of these activities. Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 722 pages. Tags: production planning inventory control handbooks manuals 0538074612 9780538074612 business economics management operations quality distribution warehousing 0538284730 donald fogarty thomas hoffmann 0538070404
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The New KGB: Engine of Soviet Power by W. R. Corson; R. T. Crowley; (£19.00)Publisher: Harvester Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0745003095]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, small nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “This stunning exposé is a fresh way of looking at the current operations and global strategies of the new KGB, and its increasingly powerful control of the entire Soviet state. The authors’ devastating analysis is that the KGB has forsaken its traditional role as the ‘shield and sword of the party’ to actively become master of the Soviet Communist Party and the dominant force in the government of the U.S.S.R. Their argument painstakingly traces the changes in the Soviet hierarchy that was started by the late KGB chief Yuri Andropov and which ended recently with the death of Konstantin Chernenko and the immediate naming of Mikhail Gorbachev to take charge of the Soviet Union in what was the quickest succession in Soviet history.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 560 pages. Tags: soviet intelligence background kgb operations union soviet socialist republics 327.1’2’0947 cheka communist international gpu-ogpu era nkvd beria era andropov amtorg corporation soviet quasi-official organizations soviet prison ships soviet agents gpu ogpu nkvd nkgb mvd mgb intelligence and security service prominent soviet leaders annand labis feldman brandes ovakimian woolwich arsenal
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Unroman Britain: Exposing the Great Myth of Britannia by Miles Russell & Stuart Laycock (£19.00)Publisher: The History Press — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752455664]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: laycock 0752455664 great britain history roman period control social life customs lifestyle britons adopted ways civilization influences
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Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues by Iris Murdoch (£18.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701130326]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Iris Murdoch’s imagined dialogues, between old wise Socrates and wild young Plato, with help from Acastos and his friends. The issues which concern them are familiar ones to us. How is morality related to religion? Can there be religion without mythology? Should governments control religion and censor art? Must we choose between authority and chaos? Is art a mere product of fantasy or can it convey truth? Ought it to serve society? Murdoch’s Plato is full of brilliant confused ideas, the whole future of Western philosophy boiling inside his head.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 131 pages. Tags: plato philosophy poetry tragic poets religion politics socrates plato morality religion western philosophy
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Cases in Constitutional Law by D. L. & LAWSON, F. H. Keir (£18.50)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1954Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: 4th Edition, revised.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 544 pages. Tags: acts parliament subordinate legislation institute patent agents lockwood minister health the king the case the king’s prerogative saltpetre prohibitions del roy lord bishop natal secretary state for india kamachee boye sahaba parliamentary privilege taxation a.-g. wilts united dairies judicial
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Controlled Environment: A Guide to the Practical Design of Installations by Anon. (£18.50)Publisher: The Electrical Development Association — 1965Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Tanned at the spine, wrappers dull and spotted. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: No. 10 In the series. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 7" x 4½". In the Farm Electrification Handbook series. 140 pages. Tags: and animal application control disease electric electrical health heating housing husbandry insulation lighting materials methods production relation requirements systems thermal ventilation
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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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Sociology by Anthony Giddens (£18.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745611150]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Second Edition, Fully Revised & Updated. The new edition has been thoroughly revised using the very latest available empirical data. In addition, there are a number of completely new sections, many covering topics hardly discussed in other introductory textbooks. Contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, and the debate over the 'end of history' as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work in a lively and stimulating way.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 819 pages. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques by Christopher Payne (£18.50)Publisher: New Burlington — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861555407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Slightly rubbed at the spine ends. The reverse of the dust wrapper has offset from a scrape to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques presents an entirely new techniques-based approach to modelmaking. Materials, methods and components used in one area of modelmaking can often be transferred to another with very positive results. Rather than dealing with traditional subject areas, four main themes are identified — Structures, Landscapes, Figures and animals and Vehicles and machinery — and used to demonstrate the relevant techniques for a variety of materials. This approach enables the professional or hobby building modeller to access the section on figures to populate his landscape. Similarly, the military figure or vehicle modeller can find in the landscape section the secrets for placing his work in a background context.

This book also includes a brief history of models and modelmaking. A section on design looks at the different processes of research and construction and designing specifically for safety, ease of construction, display, control and operation. Comprehensive tools and materials lists identify both essential and supplementary items and ensure that you have the correct tools for your modelling projects.

Each of the four major themes is illustrated by a series of step-by-step projects, demonstrating the various techniques and materials used in professional and hobby modelmaking. An inspirational gallery of works by highly regarded modelmakers is accompanied by detailed descriptions of how the models were created. Finally, a section on presentation will show you how to make the most of your projects by displaying them to their best effect.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: models and modelmaking physical making christopher payne 1861555407 modelling toys kits mecano remote control first editions firsts printings 1st
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British Game by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald (£18.00)Publisher: Collins — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ worn, loss at the head and tail of the spine, lower panel damp-stained. Tape marks to the flaps and endpapers. Endpapers spotted. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text bright and tight.Description: The text is illustrated not only by photogravure plates of the actual birds and animals but also by many magnificent reproductions in colour of paintings by John Gould, George Morland, Landseer, Wolf, and among present day artists Winifred Austen and Peter Scott. From the editor’s preface: “British Game is a valuable possession which we must be at pains to manage properly. The future of game control and preservation is not going to be easy in a contracting British countryside. It is our hope and belief that this book will be a useful contribution to the solution of some of the problems that lie ahead.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist Survey of British Natural History series. 240 pages. Tags: red grouse ptarmigan black grouse capercaillie pheasant common partridge red-legged partridge quail swans geese ducks wildfowl snipe woodcock curlew plover red deer fallow roe deer gamekeeper preservation game shoveler duck drake woodcock countryman gamekeepers’ association poachers british game sir ralph sadler faulkner sportsman hawking the game act hares pheasants partridges grouse heath moor game black-game bustards are game shoot woodcock snipe quail landrail conies game licences act ground game act
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Friends, Russians and Country-Men by Hampton Howard (£18.00)Publisher: W H Allen — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 049103864X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight shelf wear at edges of DJ with a couple of nicks along top edge.Description: When scenarios from the US Arms control and Disarmament Agency's Modeling and Gaming Group start turning up in Soviet military journals, no one in the intelligence community is unduly alarmed. But when Dr Butterfield, the agency's senior civilian consultant, is decapitated during a chic Greenwich, Connecticut, dinner party, things look like they are getting out of hand. Especially when the amateur revolutionary responsible for the murder is expertly disembowelled in her squalid flat.It had been a long time since the cunning Eduard Stuarti - flamboyant art-forger and occasional CIA operative - had worked for the Company, but this was a situation which seemed to cry out for his unique talents.Tags: Murder, spies, mission
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