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Fascinating Features of Fair Japan by Anon. (£253.00)Publisher: Japanese Government Railways — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Silk woven binding slightly dull, a little faded at the extremities. Binding cords also faded. All edges gilt, nicely preserved. Fly-leaf to the title page lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Full colour photographs throughout of various features of Japan with a fold-out map to the last blank. Not an overly common title. This appears to be the first, and only, edition (COPAC) it seems.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 9". 65 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch’ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency customs daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes (£103.00)Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing to the foot of both panels. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block tanned. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. A decent copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Roger Mayne. Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: roger mayne first editions firsts printings 1st london england social life customs 20th century fiction jazz clubs soho notting hill 1950s teddy gangs carefree lifestyle sex drugs rock roll
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New Amusements of the German Spa Written in French, in the Year 1763 Volume II: To Which are Added Novels Containing Certain Histories, Anecdotes and Adventures by Jean-Philippe de Limbourg (£98.00)Publisher: London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers; W. Owen; W. Sandby; and R. Baldwin — 1794Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Leather is worn at the spine ends and corners with marking to the now faded marbled boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Pages deeply tanned by age with staining to the top corner of the first blanks and frontispiece. Hinges weak. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: English language text. Volume II of II, only. Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece;Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4". Marbled Boards boards with Gilt on 5 Raised Bands titling to the Spine. 306 pages. Tags: limbourg hydrotherapy spa belgium social customs health resorts
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Gypsies and Travellers in Their Own Words: Words and Pictures of Travelling Life by Peter Saunders, Jim Clarke, Sally Kendall, Anna Lee, Sakie Lee & Freda Matthews (£84.00)Publisher: Leeds: Leeds Travellers Education Service — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0950802999]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Ex-Public Library: Numerals to the spine; Scattered stamps; Lending plate remnant to the first blank; Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XVI] 254 pages. Tags: matthews romanies britain social customs 20th century conditions gypsies leeds england history travelers 0950802999 9780950802992
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It's a Long Way from Penny Apples by Bill Cullen (£53.50)Publisher: Coronet — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340826533]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “From selling apples on the streets of Dublin in the 1950s to owning a company with a turnover of £250 million, Bill Cullen tells his story, and the story of the indomitable women who made him the man he is today. With earthy humour and an acute ear for the words and voices of a vanished time, he weaves a wonderful tapestry of Irish people and events that mirrors Ireland’s own rags to riches story. It will touch your heart and make your spirit sing.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Bertie Ahearn. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 459 pages. Tags: autobiography distributors businessmen summerhill northside childhood biography families dubliner ireland general renault customs kildare dublin family social cullen haunts homes youth '40s '50s poor life naas bill the and
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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Gogol [Nikoláy Vasilévich Gógol] (£53.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1972Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140442731]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ronald Wilks. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: pushkin and cossack customs english essays extraction fiction his horror increasingly into jerusalem liberal life mania moralizing pilgrimage popular prey regime religious romantic russia several social the translations tsarist ukrainian zhukovsky
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Fighting Troops of the Austro-Hungarian Army 1868-1914 by James Lucas (£51.00)Publisher: Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount Limited — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771049]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a short, closed and tape reinforced, tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “More than seventy years ago the armies of the Austro-Hungarian Empire — the most colourful soldiers in Europe — went into the First World War. Four years later that war had ended, the Empire had broken up and the armies had disappeared from the military scene.

This book, the result of more than ten years of research, revives in print and picture the splendour of the Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery units of the Habsburg Empire from 1868, the period of the great reform, to 1914, the outbreak of the First World War. This is the first comprehensive work in the English language on the subject.

But this is more than just a catalogue of regiments, although there is a brief history of each of them. In the pages of this book will be found uniform details, the organisation and establishments of each of the combatant Arms of Service together with regimental distinctions, music and medals.

The nature of this unique, tripartite Force is explained, the methods by which men, officers and horses were obtained are detailed and a brief history given of the concept of almost feudal loyalty to the Emperor.

The brilliance of the uniforms has been captured in reproductions of the paintings of Austria’s most specialist military artists and their work has been supplemented by a great number of contemporary monochrome photographs.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: austria history armed forces military administration organisation law heraldry unit armies traditions customs austro-hungarian empire army medals flags uniforms badges
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Mrs. Beeton's Household Management: A Complete Cookery Book by Isabella Beeton (£41.00)Publisher: London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper much edgeworn and faded with tears to the spine ends and corners with the leading edge of the lower panel creased and near worn through. Spine bowed. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [16 inc.]; Colour frontispiece; Advertisements;

From the cover: “Isabella Mary Beeton was born in London is 1836, where she grew up in a household of twenty-one children. It took Isabella four years to compile her masterwork, publishing Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management in 1861. It contains an enormous amount of information to help people live, in Isabella Beeton’s own words, economically, tastefully and well. Her style, imparting information as clearly and simply as possible, was hugely influential. The book sold 60,000 copies in its first year, but Isabella Beeton died four years later, in 1865, aged just twenty-eight. The enduring popularity of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management is testament to the quality of her advice.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Red Spine Strip on Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XVI] 1680 [16] pages. Tags: beeton home economics interior decoration cooking english cookery britain social customs 19th century house maintenance child care upbringing repair manuals
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A Book of Britain: The Lore, Landscape and Heritage of a Treasured Countryside by Johnny Scott (£40.00)Publisher: Collins — 2010Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0007288158]Condition: Very Good. Light ripple to the covering of the upper board and a slight lean. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “In this remarkable, landmark publication, countryman Sir Johnny Scott evokes all that is romantic about the British countryside, its people, customs and traditions. Over its 600 gloriously illustrated pages, Johnny draws on his wisdom and knowledge to reveal a forgotten culture, and encourages us all to rediscover a beautiful Britain.”
Notes: Illustrated by Cristian Barnett (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 8½". Decorative boards. 598 pages. Tags: 9780007288151 Country life, Great Britain, Natural history, History General History, Reference, Europe Great Britain General, History Europe Great Britain, Reference Trivia, The countryside, country life, Europe Great Britain, Trivia, Unit
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L'Armee D'Afrique by R. Hure (£40.00)Publisher: Paris - Limoges: Charles-Lavauzelle — 1980Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Single reading crease to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1977] French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Colour Plates; Maps;Notes: Illustrated by Jean Brunon & Raoul Brunon. Foreword or introduction by General De Goislard de Monsabert. Size: 10¾" x 8¼". 483 pages. Tags: france history colonies africa military unit armed forces armies civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare traditions customs french empire morocco syria colonization war spanish afrique
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A Practical Guide to Making and Proving Wills and Obtaining Grants of Letters of Administration, a Chapter On Practice in the Registries,… by (The Late) Corrie Hudson (£36.00)Publisher: London: Waterlow Bros. & Layton — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Shaken, with a couple of gathers now detached and the front board almost detached. Text complete, clean and tight in all other respects. Description: A Practical Guide To Making And Proving Wills And Obtaining Grants Of Letters Of Administration, A Chapter On Practice In The Registries, And Forms Under The Customs And Inland Revenue Act Of 1881 And In Common Form Practice, With Special Forms For Limited And Other Grants, With Directions As To The Distribution Of The Estates Of Deceased Persons, And A Copious Appendix, Containing Statutes, Rules, Forms, Costs, &C. Sixth Edition. Revised, Corrected And Enlarged By Alfred T. Layton and Henry Wyatt Hart.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIX] 258 [CCXXII/XXIII/6] pages. Tags: hudson wills britain proving obtaining grants law trustees powers sale investment trustees relief act navy marines property deceased administration guardians notices queen’s proctor executors administrators
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Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang (£33.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with a stain to the bottom margisn of the last half of the pages, not affecting the text.Description: New Edition. [First Edition: 1844] 32pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXV] pages. Tags: anthropology apollo bull-roarer cronus cupid customs divining early essays family fetichism folklore general history hottentot infinite introduction journals kalevala letters mandragora manners method mouse mythology myths other prose psyche religion savages science social sociology sun-frog works
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The Granta 1931-32 Volume Forty One by Various (£32.00)Publisher: W. P. Spalding — UndatedBinding: Hardback Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good. Boards slightly dulled and very lightly soiled. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Contains Volume XLI. No. 916 Friday, October, 1931 to Volume XLI. No. 938 Friday, June 3, 1932. Signed by the W. N. Odell, contributor on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Much contribution from Alistair Cooke who edits. Original covers contained, bound in, at the rear.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 516 pages. Tags: and cambridge customs england life literature periodicals social students university
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The Eskimos by Kaj Birket-Smith (£28.00)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 1936Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. Rubbed at the joins and the edges. Bookplate to the pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. First published in Denmark [1927] under the title 'Eskimoerne'.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Diamond Jenness. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 250 pages. Tags: alaska and arctic canada culture customs description economy eskimos food greenland habits inuit northwest regions subsistence territories travel
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Yesterday's Warminster: An Album of Memories and Curiosities by Danny Howell (£28.00)Publisher: Barracuda Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0860232824]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, faded at the spine and tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Published as a Limited Edidon of which this is Number 300. Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 136 pages. Tags: and conditions customs england history life social warminster wiltshire
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How to Live and Work in Belgium: A Handbook for Short and Longstay Visitors by Marvina Shilling (£27.00)Publisher: How To — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0746305648]Condition: Very Good.Description: Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 143 pages. Tags: about abroad accommodation acts adapt and antwerp arrival before belgium belgium's brussels business care carries common companies country courtesies customs doing driving education etc general ghent guide handbooks health host household how information institutions international language leaving leisure liege lifestyles living manuals many market medical multilingual nato overview pointers schools self-help successfully the travel working
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The Yellow River: A 5000 Year Journey Through China by Kevin Sinclair (£27.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297792318]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Based on the BBC television documentary.Notes: Size: 14¼" x 10¼. Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: rivers china yellow river valley description and travel history social life customs region kevin sinclair 0297792318 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Life in Ancient Egypt by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521440939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken especially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 279 pages. Tags: egypt social life and customs civilization ancient egyptian art antiquities history prehistory science archaeology african prehistoric world eugen strouhal werner forman photos geoffrey martin 0521440939 deryck vineyfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Life of the Ancient Egyptians by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9774242858]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with maps. From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken specially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages. Tags: african also ancient and anthropology antiquities archaeology artefacts civilization culture customs east egypt egyptian general history life middle paleopathology science see social world
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The Lady's Realm an Illustrated Monthly Magazine Vol. XX May to October 1906 by Anon. (£26.00)Publisher: London: Hutchinson & Co. — 1906Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with heavy fading to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly marked. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily to some gathers than others and heavier to the blanks. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Chapter Headpieces; Chapter Tailpieces;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 776 pages. Tags: english literature women periodicals britain social customs 20th century imprints home economics journals
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Victorian Britain and Ireland in Colour by Janice Anderson & Reinhard Schultz (£26.00)Publisher: Carlton — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844425584]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Victorian age was one of expansion in many areas, none more so than that of JM travel. With the success of explorers worldwide people’s curiosity grew, and the advent of the railroad in Great Britain and Ireland, which at that time was part of the United Kingdom, meant that the general public could do their own exploring. Many parts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales that had, at one time, seemed remote were now within relatively easy travelling distance.

This collection of unique polychrome colour photographs, which have never been seen before, captures many of the vistas that became so popular with Victorian holidaymakers -from the quaint and picturesque snapshots of Devon and Cornwall to the tranquillity of the Irish countryside via the beautiful coastline of Wales or the hustle and bustle of London, up to the broads of Norfolk and further north to the wild, heather-strewn hills and awe-inspiring lochs of Scotland.

Many of these sites are still highly popular holiday venues and with good reason, since for the most part they have been protected for historical or environmental reasons. What they share is an abundance of charm and character and, in the cases of those rural and coastal locations, a measure of, peace and tranquillity.

Accompanied by informative, and often thought-provoking captions, these pictures will transport the reader back to a time when the pace of life was, for all its new inventions, a little calmer and more leisurely. Victorian Britain & Ireland in Colour is a thoroughly engaging window on to a bygone age that will captivate readers.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: 19th alongside and anglia britain british burgeoning century cities clydeside connacht customs dickensian docks east england english europe general great history industrial ireland irish landmarks leinster life looked lovers midlands munster newspapers north penny photographs photography pictorial scotland slums social south southeast southwest teeming the they time ulster victoriana wales wessex works
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Westminster: A New Eiditon with An Etching by Francis S. Walker and 130 Illustrations by William Patten and Others by Walter Besant (£26.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1902Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Good. Highgate School binding, with leather rubbed at the spine ends, raised bands and corners and a prize plate to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Wood Engravings; Tissue-guarded frontispiece; Marbled end papers and text block edges;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". [XX] 312 pages. Tags: besant westminster london england history social customs 17th century
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Arabia Felix from the Time of the Queen of Sheba: Eighth Century B. C. to First Century A. D. by Jean-Francois Breton (£22.00)Publisher: Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0268020027]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Plates; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Sheba, or Saba, is a region of high mountains and vast deserts situated in the southwest of the Arabian peninsula, in what is known today as Yemen.

The mysteries and riches of Sheba and its people enticed the likes of Alexander the Great, the Emperor Augustus, and the kings of Ethiopia and Byzantium. From the 8th century to the 1st century BC, the kingdom of Sheba dominated other realms in Southern Arabia, imposing its language, institutions and artistic forms throughout the region.

This book provides a detailed synthesis of this remote civilization, the uniqueness of the region’s geography and climate, and the major events that shaped its history. It offers valuable insights into the Sabeans’ daily life, their customs and religion, their relations with neighbouring civilizations, and their modes of commerce.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Juanita Dix. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 216 pages. Tags: arabia southern civilization ancient east sheba saba sabeans yemen history middle wadi dhana mukarribs sabaean empire qataban linaeans hadramawt society tribal organization hierarch athtar ceremonial costumes
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Japan by Michel Random & Loues Frederic (£22.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715390503]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper water stained on the reverse of the foot of the upper panel with a little light wrinkling to the head of the same. Text complete, clean and tight but with light age-tanning to the margins of the leaves. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “For us, said a leading Japanese businessman, Budo, Noh theatre, Kabuki are nourishment, for our soul is basically very ancient. This is why we can be modern or ultra-modern without losing our roots. Nothing in Japan is separate: the light flavour of Sake (rice wine), the taste of Sushi (raw fish), the respect that we pay to our traditions, the veneration we bear to our emperor, all these only make up one Whole. The difference between us and the West is that we have kept a centre, or what you call a soul. The centre is also the kernel. Without it, the fruit withers and dies. This book, created by Nebojsa Bato Tomasevic, is the latest publication in a distinguished series. Past titles include China, Tibet and India. Yugoslav by birth, internationalist by conviction, Tomasevic has travelled extensively in Japan speaking to representative figures in all spheres of activity. Employing French scholars, Japanese, English, Italian and Yugoslav photographers, Japanese expertise and his own personal experience, Tomasevic has assembled an informative and exciting report on this remarkable country. This book is indeed a product of international co-operation at its most effective.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 287 pages. Tags: japan social life and customs 1945- conditions civilisation civilization japanese culture history ancient architecture beliefs traditions sports martial arts the psychology today cultural heritage michel random loues fre´de´ric 0715390503 alexandra campbellfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Korea the Beautiful: Treasures of the Hermit Kingdom [1988 Olympic Games Commemorative Edition] by Yushin Yoo (£21.00)Publisher: The Golden Pond Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0942091019]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 226 pages. Tags: yoo 0942091019 korea civilization south description travel survey korean culture three kingdoms koryo kingdom choson unique arts calligraphy music dance religions shamanism confucianism buddhism christianiy customs traditions national parks korea’s natural beauty
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The Babylonians: A Survey of the Ancient Civilisation of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley by H. W. F. Saggs (£21.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 2001Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: 5th printing. [First Published: 1999] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Genealogical Tables; Originally published as The Greatness That Was Babylon by Sidgwick & Jackson, 1962.Notes: Foreword or introduction by T. G. H. [Thomas Garnet Henry] James. Size: 10" x 6¾". Gilt Decorative Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXVI] 444 pages. Tags: prehistoric peoples iraq civilization assyro-babylonian babylonia history social life and customs antiquities babylonian sumer babylon extinct city saggs thomas garnet henry james
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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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Hong Kong: An Impossible Journey through History 1841 - 1971 by Trea Wiltshire (£20.50)Publisher: BFA — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ edgeworn with several large closed tears to the top edges, unevenly faded. A little rubbed at extremities. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Illustrated by Frank Fischbeck (Photos.).Tags: wiltshire hong kong china history social customs antiquities
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Impressions of Singapore by Geoffrey Dutton (£20.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333337239]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Gently bruised at head and tail. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Produced in association with Mobil Oil Singapore.Notes: Illustrated by Harri Peccinotti (Photos.). Size: 10" x 10". 152 pages. Tags: accommodation addresses adventure aerial airline airlines airport alley al-lslamiah amoy arab arrival arts asia asian association astrology auspicious ayer baba bahru balm banks barings bars basah batok bay beach bencoolen bidadari bin bio bird blangah boats botanic brewery bridge britain buddha buddhist bugis bukit buloh butterfly camping cane canning cards cargo
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America: A Rediscovery by Lance Morrow (£20.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709031866]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, from the lights of Las Vegas to the Washington Monument, America is a landscape of the mind and spirit as well as a country of cities and towns, farms and highways, soil and rock. America is its history and its people, and all the hopes and dreams that have been brought to its shores.

This magnificent volume captures both the idea and the reality of the most powerful nation on earth. America’s diversity, its energy, its wild beauty and its excitement are shown here in over 170 full colour photographs. The accompanying text by noted journalist and author Lance Morrow explores America’s myths and history as well as evoking scenes that are uniquely American: the ranches of Texas, the skyscrapers of New York, the waters of the Florida Keys, the quiet of the small towns of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Morrow examines the country’s moments of pride and its periods of shame. He finds new meaning in the immigrant experience, in the importance of a small-town childhood, and in Texas humour. The photographs, taken by the country’s best photographers, highlight and enrich the themes of his writing.

The patriotism of a Fourth of July Parade, the peace of a lonely lighthouse, the garish glories of street art, and the wondrous variety of the people and the landscape — all these are in AMERICA for you to discover..”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 238 pages. Tags: 0709031866 pictorial and civilization customs description lance life morrow pictorial social states travel united works
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Here's Holland: Formerly Roaming ’Round Holland by Sheila Gazaleh-Weevers (£19.50)Publisher: Self Published — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9080125520]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “Here’s Holland is meant to be fun and to make your stay here fun also. It is written from first-hand experience and a long association with Roaming ‘round Holland. By introducing visitors and new residents to this unique country, and answering some of the questions they undoubtedly have, we hope to help them feel at home here, and stimulate them to take full advantage of all it has to offer. There is definitely more to Holland than tulips and cheese! The book includes not only what readers should visit, but a choice of unique places they will enjoy visiting throughout the Netherlands ... even by bike. What makes this country fascinating is the variety of what it has to offer; its historic and exciting cities with their world class museums and their nightlife; its state-of-the-art recreation park attractions, cutting edge educational exhibits; its extensive beaches, folkloric old villages and so much more. Maps are given or each province, with directions and times for each venue all laid out in a practical way. A useful calendar lists where and when unusual or special annual events take place, with hotels and restaurants both in and out of town also included. With Here’s Holland, planning your trips will be as enjoyable as making them. Part II is a handbook providing newcomers with a wealth of information, advice and contact addresses to help them settle in and feel at home. Checking the Table of Contents will reveal how broad that information is, and what is relevant to you. We are sure you will find the Netherlands a rewarding country, rich in possibilities and experiences. Come and see for yourselves.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¾". 436 pages. Tags: aachen aalsmeer accommodation afsluitdijk alkmaar ameland amersfoort amstel amsterdam amsterdam’s anne antwerp apeldoorn arnhem arnhem’s arrival arts assen banks basics benelux bergen bergen-aan-zee bergen-op-zoom biesbos biesbosch bolsward bosch brabant breda bridge bruges brussels bulbfields burg canals cathedral central colour contexts costs costumes countries credits crime customs dam delft delftshaven delta den
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Modern Wedding Etiquette by Alison Barnes (£19.50)Publisher: Pearson — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. 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, pulled at the head of the spine. Dust wrapper damp marked on the reverse, foot of the spine and boards similarly marked. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and delightfully extensive wedding notes with present list to the rear "memoranda" pages and the foot of the last text leaf. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 153 pages. Tags: barnes marriage law england wales civil ceremony register office wedding church choosing bride’s flowers remarriage divorced people customs superstitions traditions anniversaries
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Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody with William Hoffer (£19.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593014766]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned.Description: Imprisoned by her husband in hostile Iran - the true story of one woman's fight for her child and her freedom.Notes: 420 pages. Tags: mahmoody betty political prisoners iran wife abuse americans women united states biography social life and customs conditions detention personal observations with william hoffer first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed by Laurence Gardner (£19.00)Publisher: Element — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1852308702]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Did Jesus marry and have children? If, so, what happened to His family? Are descendants of his still alive today? At last the truth can be told. This extraordinary and controversial book, packed with intrigue, begins where others have ended. Laurence Gardner has been granted privileged access to European Sovereign and Noble archives, along with special insight into Chivalric and Church repositories. He proves for the first time that there is a royal heritage of the Messiah in the West, and documents the systematic and continuing suppression of records tracing the descent of the sacred lineage by regimes down the centuries.”Notes: 489 pages. Tags: apocryphal arthurian biography body christ christianity christology controversial customs europe family folklore genealogy general grail historical history house jesus kings legendary literature mind miscellanea mythology myths religion romances rulers science social sociology spirit stuart the theology traditions
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Fathers And Sons by Ivan Turgenev (£19.00)Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Boards and spine a little faded. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Tanning and slight soiling to the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 9 tipped in plates. Bi-lingual title pages, Russian facing the English.Notes: Illustrated by Konstantin Rudakov. Size: 10½" x 8". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Classics of Russian Literature series. 214 pages. Tags: classics conditions correspondence customs domestic fathers fiction historical ivan life literary russia sergeevich social sons turgenev
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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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Songlines by Bruce Chatwin (£19.00)Publisher: New York: Elizabeth Sifton Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670806056]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled. Black pen mark, remainder mark possibly, to the foredge of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Neil Stuart. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Cream Spine Strip on Brown boards with Brown titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: australia journeys fiction aboriginal australians social customs religion australian aborigines conditions writing cultural english essays travelogues science anthropology
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The Big Spenders by Lucius Beebe (£19.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to both the head and foot of the upper panel. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Offset to the endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVI] 404 pages. Tags: beebe upper class united states luxury history millionaires social life customs 1865-1918
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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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Angela's Ashes And 'Tis by Frank Mccourt (£18.50)Publisher: Flamingo — 1999Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 058334805X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slip case Near Fine. Angela's Ashes is Near Fine - in Near Fine Dust Wrapper. 'Tis is Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has small closed tears at the top corners, front flap a little loose. Edges of the text block gently age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Tags: mccourt frank family childhood and youth irish americans biography ireland limerick social life customs 20th century autobiography bittersweet conditions suffering tenements tradition brooklyn literary children hardship british history postwar britain growing extreme masters modern memoir europe great slums york poor the 30s 40s new 058334805x
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Human Types by R. W. Firth (£18.50)Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the upper panel, head and tail of the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Offset to the endpapers.Description: No. 11 in the series. Later printing [1938 thus]. Illustrated frontispiece. From the cover: “With improvements in communications bringing us into more rapid contact with distant lands, general interest has been aroused in the ways of life of their peoples. In a readable manner the author outlines recent developments in modem social anthropology, and demonstrates its uses in improving international relations. Most of the examples given are drawn from recent field-work, and do not appear in the usual textbooks; so far they have been available only in articles in periodicals. The author has much of interest to say on such controversial subjects as the brain capacities of different races, comparative codes of manners, and the ‘simple way of life of the savage’.”Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". Green boards with White titling to the Spine. In the Discussion Books series. 211 pages. Tags: racial traits mental differences primitive communities social structure human belief anthropology anthropologists aborigines ashand boas colonial government morality duhamel primitive races hippocrates hottentot intelligence tests cultural group james weldon johnson keesing language malinowski maori intermarriage polygamy polyandry trobrianders mohammedans montesquieu trobriand islanders economics industry kinship groups ratzel unreason belief ecological descent social customs sheddick shellshear native problem negroes passing for whites
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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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Behind the Bamboo Curtain: A Westerner Looks At Japan by Margery Finn Brown (£18.00)Publisher: Hurst & Blackett — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a large patch of loss to the foot of the spine, fraying to the head. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “NOTHING is easier than for the Colonel’s Lady in an occupied country to return to her own as un-illuminated as when she left it. Indeed, the barrier between the wife of a high-ranking officer and the occupied is so great that quite remarkable qualities of personality and intelligence are needed to achieve genuine contact at all.

Mrs. Finn Brown possesses the necessary qualities in amazing degree. It is vain to argue that she brought no special knowledge to Japan and that the length of her stay could be counted in months: her books puts all this to rout. Wittily and lightly as she writes, Behind the Bamboo Curtain is the product of a serious effort to understand the country and the people. In this it can be said that the author has been brilliantly successful, for she is as illuminating as she is entertaining. She makes her environment live for us, and incidentally provides us unconsciously with a most engaging and impressive portrait of herself.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Tags: japan social life customs travel japanese theatres films hotels hospitals people occupied daily mainkhi scapitalized
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British Culture and the End of Empire by Edited by Stuart Ward (£18.00)Publisher: Manchester University Press — 2001Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0719060478]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Based on a conference in February 1999 at the University of Southern Denmark.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Studies in Imperialism series. [XI] 241 pages. Tags: ward 0719060478 decolonization social aspects great britain postcolonialism commonwealth countries history 20th century imperialism civilization colonies life customs britainzxcolonies change attitudes culture popular migrations
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Cranford by Mrs Gaskell (£18.00)Publisher: Sands & Co — 1900Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Cover water marked, spine chipped at head. Fly leaf spotted. Top edges dusty. Rear end papers spotted. Internally clean & bright.Description: Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Illustrated by T. H. Robinson. Size: 8¼" x 5". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 316 pages. Tags: industrialisation urbanisation celebration provincial nineteenth small-town industrial revolution modernity knutsford landscape character literary cheshire timeless encroach portrait charming picture general classic customs society english country changed forever england century fiction better nature before social first rural human upon half side life town and the was
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Full Circle: The Return of a Scouser to His Roots by Derek Richard Hall (£18.00)Publisher: Regentlane Publishing — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1900821818]Condition: Very Good. Inscription to the first blank, possibly by the author. Marks to the lower wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Tables; Genealogical Tables [Fold-Out To Rear];Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". 274 [III] pages. Tags: hall derek richard cumbria england genealogy history social life and customs family homes haunts 1900821818
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Seasons of My Life: The Story of a Solitary Daleswoman by Hannah Hauxwell with Barry Cockcroft (£18.00)Publisher: Century — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. A nice copy.Description: This is the story of Hannah Huxwell''s life at Low Birk Hatt Farm in the remote community of Baldersdale. And she builds a fascinating and detailed picture not just of her own family and neighbours but a way of life now vanished in a dale which, in Hannah''s youth, supported a school, a chapel and a public house - none of which survives today. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 165pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx. )Tags: hauxwell hannah 1926- farms small england yorkshire homes and haunts dales social life customs biography history with barry cockcroft first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Bridal March and Other Stories by Bjornstjerne Bjornson (£18.00)Publisher: Bickers & Son — 1884Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight if a touch fragile now with one plate starting to loosen.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with black and white plates.Notes: Illustrated by Adolf Tidemand. Size: 7¼" x 4¾". Blue Decorative boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Author's Edition series. 201 pages. Tags: bjornstjerne bjornson brudeslaatten peasant novels character customs manners norwegian country life scandinavian painter norwegian peasantry bridal march thrond dangerous wooing the bear hunter the father the eagle’s nest blakken problem life
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The Strategic and Operational Planning of Marketing by Gordon E. Greenley (£18.00)Publisher: McGraw Hill — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0070841543]Condition: Good. Couple of pages a little creased. Upper wrap creased. Internally bright and clean.Description: The overall objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive treatment of the planning of marketing at both the strategic and operational levels of management, and it is aimed not only at students, but also at managers involved with the planning of marketing. The book is aimed at postgraduate students studying marketing, strategic management, business policy, and organizational behaviour, as well as at students following marketing and business policy options on first degree programmes. This includes those pursuing a master's degree, post-graduate diploma, or research degree at either the master's or doctoral level. 252pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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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