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How To Make Your Fortune from the Stock Exchange by Vivian Ellis (£62.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Tongue in cheek, the author takes the reader on a voyage of discovery to the Eldorado of his own making. His description of the shoals and rocks that lie in wait for the inexperienced investor are uproariously funny, but underlining the laughs are some hard-hitting truths. Sparing nobody, least of all himself, Mr. Ellis makes a virtue of his failures and a mockery of his success, but in neither case does his shrewdness and sense of humour desert him. 114pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Illustrated by John Jensen. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: ellis investor investment stocks shares dividends ftse 100 nyse
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James King R.N.: Captain Cook Is Killed But The Third Voyage Of Discovery Goes On by John Bolton King (£58.50)Publisher: South West Maritime Society — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095264553X]Condition: Near Fine.Description: No. 4 in the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “This book starts where others leave off, when Captain James Cook was murdered in Hawaii in 1779, but his third voyage of discovery went on for another 27,000 miles of often hazardous sailing. A factual, exciting, and often funny story of those adventures on land and sea as first told in the journal of Lieutenant, soon to become Captain, James King. Many others who were later renowned explorers were on this expedition, including William Bligh, George Vancouver and James Burney. Global navigation comes into this account but, perhaps for the first time, this is a book written just as much for the landsman and layman as for the seaman and naval historian. Admiral G. S. (Steve) Ritchie, Hydrographer to the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1971 and President of the Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Bureau from 1972 to 1981 has said ‘James King was a fine man and dealt with a difficult situation admirably’."Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Maritime Monograph series. 209 pages. Tags: misunderstandings misadventures bolcheretzkoi inhospitable instructions hospitality kamtschatka habitations travelling navigation waterfront discovered habitation principles provisions expedition south-east karakakooa resolution unfriendly terreoboo endeavour discovery elevation commander admiralty buffaloes practised medallion mercurial sightings nautical Pembroke krakatoa sandwich krakatau glossary epilogue portrait elements tropical twenties freezing vessels' h.m.s'.s offering conduct islands enraged condore england
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Minoan And Mycenaean Art by Reynold Higgins (£56.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1967Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780500181843]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 241 Plates, 54 in Colour. From the cover: “ONE OF THE GREAT EVENTS in the history of archaeology was the discovery by Heinrich Schliemann, in 1876, of the treasures in the citadel of Mycenae — the home of the legendary King Agamemnon. Equally momentous was the series of excavations carried out by Sir Arthur Evans, from 1900, at the palace of King Minos at Knossos. Ever since, men have been stirred by the mysterious frescoes at Knossos; by the palace of Phaistos; by the gold funeral masks from Mycenae; and by countless other beautiful artefacts. All these are discussed and illustrated in this book, together with the remarkable recent finds at Zakro, many of which have not previously been described in English. The world which Schliemann and Evans unearthed was in no sense a primitive culture. More than 1000 years before Pericles, a sophisticated court flourished at Knossos, until disaster struck and leadership passed to the war-lords of Mycenae, the forefathers of Agamemnon and of the heroes of the Trojan war.

In this comprehensive survey, Dr Reynold Higgins discusses the art and architecture not only of the important Cretan and Mycenaean cultures, but also of the Cycladic Islands. The period covered begins shortly after 3000 BC, and ends with the Dorian invasions of mainland Greece. Dr Higgins’ text, and the plates which accompany it, reveal not only the astonishing profusion, variety and quality of the art created during this period, but also much fascinating detail concerning the methods of manufacture employed by these wonderful ancient craftsmen.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the The World of Art Library (History of Art) series. 216 pages. Tags: aegean age ancient antiquities archaeology arts bronze classical cretan crete egypt greece greek history minoan mycenaean mycenean roman visual world
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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
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Exploring The Road Less Travelled: A Study Guide for Small Groups by Alice Howard; Walden Howard; (£53.50)Publisher: Arrow — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0099728702]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Exploring The Road Less Travelled is designed as a practical companion guide and teachers’ manual for those who wish to study further, in groups or as individuals, the challenging ideas outlined by psychiatrist Dr M. Scott Peck in his world-wide bestseller The Road Less Travelled. Dr Peck’s argument that we need a ‘new psychology of love, traditional values and spiritual growth’ has found a wide and receptive audience and thousands of study groups have been formed to explore his ideas in greater depth. To aid them, Alice and Walden Howard have prepared this manual. It is a book for teachers, educationalists, psychiatrists, social and community workers, ministers of religion, spiritual counsellors and, indeed, everyone seeking a way out of the stresses and tensions of today’s violent and fragmented world.”Notes: Size: .200. 152 pages. Tags: self-actualization decision-making psychological revolutionize thought-life expectations transformed persistence self-worth adjustment excellence enthusiasm psychology unhealthy lifestyle discovery greatest attitude emotions decision quitting laughter aspects winning success revalue newborn renewal reorder servant making winner change master charge 158'.1 money great major daily power goals look bank fear data most your take body new day the
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The History of America Volume the First by William Robertson (£52.00)Publisher: W. Strahan; T. Cadell & J. Balfour — 1777Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. Leather is shabby and worn. Upper board detached, lower board near so. Heavy tanning to the margins of the pastedowns and blanks. Pages lightly age-tanned with spotting throughout although the text is better than acceptable. Lacks map leaves and illustrations. Description: Notes: Size: 11" x 9". [XVII] 488 pages. Tags: robertson american history america columbus new world discovery explorers
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History of America Before Columbus: According to Documents and Approved Authors Volume II: European Immigrants by Peter De Roo (£44.00)Publisher: Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company — 1900Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Roughly trimmed edges of the text block are a little tanned. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Maps [3]; Frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Ruled Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 613 pages. Tags: roo indians antiquities origin christianity america history sources discovery exploration pre-columbian norse greenland
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Vodka on Ice: A Year with the Russians in Antarctica by Charles Swithinbank (£38.00)Publisher: The Book Guild — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857766466]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “No stranger to the Antarctic, Charles Swithinbank is the only Briton to have served with the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. From 1963 to 1965 he lived and worked without a break at Russian stations in the far south. The Cold War was in full swing and many of his colleagues assumed that he had been sent to spy on them. Yet gradually the barriers were broken down and he encountered many a colourful character, gaining a fascinating insight into the lives of his Soviet comrades. Several had harrowing tales to tell. One had been a dive-bomber pilot during the war. Another had steel ribs as a legacy of the battle of Stalingrad, and had lost part of a leg during the siege of Leningrad. The doctor had been severely wounded in Stalingrad before recovering to hound the German army westwards through the Baltic states. Some of the younger Russians had spent the war in Siberia, working on state farms. In the course of his stay the author visited the coldest place on Earth, drove a giant tractor, taught English, attended Communist Party meetings and did his share of the chores. He describes feasts and everyday fare, borsch and shchi and fish buns.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 165 pages. Tags: swithinbank charles relations with russians travel antarctica scientific expeditions scientists great britain biography discovery and exploration soviet first editions firsts printings 1st
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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Documenting more than 2,500 years of Arctic exploration, from the earliest seafarers of antiquity and the great naval and mercantile voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages, to the conquest of the North Pole and even beyond, this book is the definitive account of expeditions made throughout the great Northern polar expanse. For the first time, it brings together the major explorers from both East and West to present one of the most detailed and beautifully illustrated surveys of the region’s history ever published.

Drawing on many previously unseen charts, artworks and maps from major European museums, the extensive holdings of the Nurminen Foundation as well as private collections and archives, A History of Arctic Exploration reveals how this remote region was gradually explored and charted by men of supreme skill, courage and initiative, overcoming extreme conditions in almost incredible feats of endurance. Key figures such as Barents, Franklin, Nordenskiold, Peary, Nansen, Stefansson and Amundsen are discussed in depth, together with an evaluation of their achievements, showing how each contributed to our understanding of the Arctic. Many perished as the North defiantly held on to its secrets, ultimately proving that success could only be achieved by adapting to the extreme conditions, following the example of the indigenous peoples, who had successfully inhabited the North for hundreds of years.

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
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All the Beasts of the Field by Sylvia Fenton (£33.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0049250221]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Bruised at head of spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. A very nice copy.Description: From the cover: “For thirty years, Sylvia Fenton nurtured a dream — a dream of leaving London, of buying a cottage in the country where she could indulge her passion for the countryside and provide a secure home for animals which needed help and protection. The animals are the real stars of the book, but Sylvia Fenton also writes of her discovery that country life is not all roses round the door — more like thistles round your ankles, nettles round your knees and mud up to your midriff.”Notes: Jacket designed by David Astin. Illustrated by David Astin. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 162 pages. Tags: observations personal animals culture 636.08
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Moi Qui Me Voy: The Writer and the Self from Montaigne to Leiris by CRAIG, George; MCGOWAN, Margaret; (£33.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0198151535]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Bookplate to ffep.Description: Moy Qui Me Voy, the phrase is Montaigne's, is concerned with a problem which he and many writers since him have found central to their endeavour: the discovery that, somewhere between the intention and the act of writing, every author has to deal with the question of the self - a shifting entity, both seductive and tiresomely obtrusive, a voice that should, perhaps, be suppressed (Pascal certainly thought so), yet which clamours to be heard - a presence, at all events, always to be reckoned with. Originally £40.00 228pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
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The Book of Exploration by Ray Howgego (£32.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407222752]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Charts; Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A chronological tour of the history of exploration by a prolific world traveller and one of the leading experts of our time, from the pioneering excursions of the ancient Egyptians to the first surface-based crossings of the top and bottom of the world.

Before the turn of the 19th century, ventures into uncharted lands required material or spiritual reward to justify the perils of shipwreck and hostile natives, and dangers yet unknown. Until recent times exploration for the sake of knowledge alone was rare, and mostly undertaken by intrepid traders, gold seekers and valiant Christian missionaries. In this book the author selects more than 150 of those he considers to be the most influential and unusual journeys of discovery, setting each firmly in its historical context. The book chronicles the personalities and motivations, the conditions that had to be endured, and the contribution that exploration has made to our knowledge of the world. It is replete with extraordinary personalities: the heroic adventurers who set out into the unknown, battling against the elements in order to commit their findings to journals and maps; the pioneers who risked everything in search of fabled riches; and the explorers who set out to conquer the deserts, poles and oceans of the globe.

The book is organized simply and chronologically, beautifully illustrated with contemporary maps, paintings, journal entries and other artefacts, and with entertaining asides and sometimes unorthodox interpretations based on the author’s lifetime study of the subject.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10½. Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360 pages. Tags: howgego 9781407222752 exploration historical travel pioneering explorers christian missionaries unusual journeys discovery adventurers
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Hands to Dance by Charles Causley (£31.00)Publisher: London: Carroll & Nicholson — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn with a chip to the foot of the upper panel, a stain to the foot of the lower, and tanned overall. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In this remarkable first collection of long and short stories, Charles Causley writes with wit and gusto and imaginative power not only of the Navy (in which he spent nearly six years), but also of his native Cornwall. The stories range from the deceptively peaceful market-towns of the West of England to the life of the matelot in Gibraltar, West Africa, the islands of the Mediterranean, Alexandria and Australia. He captures with zest and an infectious enthusiasm such diverse characters as the fantastic Captain Exe, Goldie: the apprehensive ex-p. o. w. , an ill-assorted Spanish family (in Adios, Gibraltar), a whole array of old Naval “sweats,” and pins them down on the paper alive and kicking.

We predict a considerable future for this lively young author whom Henry Williamson has described in The Adelphi, as “a born writer” and of whom J. C. Trewin has written in The West Country Magazine: He is a major discovery in the literature of the West of England.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 222 pages. Tags: short stories, english, naval unit histories, great britain, second world war, ranks training schools, hms royal arthur, first edition books, books written charles causley
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Circles of Silence by Don Robins (£27.00)Publisher: London: Souvenir Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 028562685X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Early one misty morning in October, 1978, a small group of people stood gathered round the Rollright Stones, that famous Oxfordshire grouping of megaliths said to be the petrified remains of a king and his band of warriors. They were there to conduct a scientific experiment: to discover whether there was any truth in the belief that energy emanated from the stones, not only at Rollright, but at sites throughout the British Isles.

The results of that first dawn sortie were sensational enough for the members of Dragon Project to continue their experiments, using ultrasonic detectors and Geiger counters to amass a wealth of data that revealed a hidden power whose nature was totally unexpected. Throughout the following year, at Rollright and elsewhere, they recorded abnormal pulsings that fluctuated dramatically according to the seasons; but the most astounding discovery came at the solstice within the circles themselves. Normally a detector will pick up a low background level of ultrasound which is constantly present in the landscape: inside the rings of stone, however, there was nothing — they were indeed circles of silence.

The mystery of the stone circles, far from coming closer to solution, had merely deepened and provoked a flood of new questions. Was Stone Age man aware of the pulsating energy, either by a sensitivity we have lost, or through some method of dowsing? Did he use it for some ancient ritual, as the alignments of the stones would suggest? Above all, what causes the pulsing and its seasonal variations?

It will be some time before the full results of the Dragon Project experiments can be published, but in this personal account of what happened, Don Robins, the scientist who wielded that first ultrasonic detector in October, 1978, explains the background to the story in the context of history, archaeology and folklore, and shows into what uncharted waters of speculation this new research has led us. He looks, not only at the stone circles as structures, but at the properties of stone and the nature of the surrounding countryside; and always, in a lively and highly readable style, he conveys the excitement of those silent dawn meetings, when the mist curled above the wakening landscape and the stone circles came to life.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white, and with numerous drawings and diagrams, this book will captivate all who are fascinated by our ancient past and its massive monuments, silent witnesses to a purpose whose secrets, after centuries of research, still remain a mystery.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: megalithic monuments great britain, neolithic period great britain, geophysics archaeology, cromlechs great britain, rollright stones site england, little rollright england, stone antiquities paranormal aspects, megalithic monuments, neolithic period, first edition books, books written don robins
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The Madonna of the Astrolabe by J. I. M. [John Innes Mackintosh] Stewart (£27.00)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575022507]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Number 4 in the series.

From the cover: “This fourth book in J. I. M. Stewart’s splendid quintet of Oxford novels introduces new themes, new characters, a new impetus. There’s the alarming discovery that the fabric of the college’s great tower is in a dangerous condition; and the problem of how to raise the money for its restoration involves the Provost and some of his colleagues in very devious intrigues. And there’s the wonderful discovery, in a college attic, of a hitherto unrecorded — and, of course, priceless — Piero della Francesca; and its disappearance in the middle of a riotous performance of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine.

On a more personal level, there’s also the totally unexpected arrival of Duncan Pattullo’s ex-wife, a lady of roving sexual proclivities and a great embarrassment to many. And there’s the familiar and engaging chorus of ancient dons; though old Timbermill’s death, in a very moving episode, depletes their number.

Another fine novel in a most memorable series.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Frank Ainscough. Size: 8" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Staircase in Surrey series. 304 pages. Tags: staircase surrey fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english
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The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery by C. D. B. [Courtlandt Dixon Barnes] Bryan (£27.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810981351]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine with a crease to the head. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “For a century the National Geographic Society has been bringing to an audience of millions the thrilling world of adventure, discovery and natural wonders. Robert E. Peary’s determined, successful struggle to be first to reach the North Pole; Hiram Bingham’s exciting discovery of the mysterious lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu; the awesome deadly eruption of the Mont Pelee volcano; the devastating San Francisco earthquake; Reinhold Messner’s superhuman solo climb to the summit of Mt. Everest — these are but a few of the spectacular events reported at first hand by the Society.

In 1888, in Washington, D. C. , thirty-three gentlemen met to consider the advisability of organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. From a membership of 165 at the time of its founding, the National Geographic Society has grown to number almost 11 million members in 170 of the 174 nations of the world.

In The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery, author C. D. B. Bryan covers the entire history of the Geographic, focusing on the guiding personalities behind it — from Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Alexander Graham Bell to three generations of the Grosvenor family; he brings to life its flamboyant explorers and innovative photographers. In this celebration of the Society’s centennial, ten lively chapters of historical narrative alternate with ten special theme sections on subjects such as polar exploration, natural disasters, glorious expeditions, war and conflict, archaeology, and space, — and each of these chapters is jam-packed with dramatic pictorial material selected from the Society’s far-ranging archives. These superb photographs and illustrations form an assemblage of images that, along with Bryan’s absorbing text, recreates the National Geographic Society’s exciting legacy of science and adventure, one that mirrors America’s changing perception of itself and the world over the past one hundred years.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 484 pages. Tags: national geographic society history studies united states geography organisations social cultural travel natural history ecology magazines periodicals
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A Second Slice: An anthology by Arabella Boxer (£26.00)Publisher: Nelson — 1966Binding: Hardback in Slipcase First Edition. [ISBN: B0000CN6CD]Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. Slipcase rubbed and somewhat soiled. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Text bright and tight if very slightly and lightly spotted in places.Description: Ringbound with 3-piece layout offering individual views of Soups and Hors d'oeuvre, Main Dishes and Sweets and Savouries. The emphasis in this book seems to be towards the neglected English food of the twenties and Thirties, particularly the recipes of Lady Jekyll, Lady Sysonby and Nancy Shaw. This sort of cooking appears to have a character all its own, and owes nothing to French or Italian cuisine. If anything, it is closer to the best sort of American home cooking - a sophisticated form of nursery food. This kind of food was forgotten during the long years of rationing; and the discovery of Mediterranean cooking after the war seems to have dominated cooking both in restaurants and in the home.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8". 174 pages. Tags: Jekyll Sysonby Shaw cuisine
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Bermuda Aerial Views by Scott Stallard (£26.00)Publisher: Oakwell Boulton — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0920831129]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly loose and has a stain at the head of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by David (Dyer?), Minister of Youth Development, Sport & Recreation. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This is the third photographic portrait of Bermuda that Scott Stallard has published in book form. His preceding volumes, Bermuda and Bermuda II, depicted in vibrant colour and immediate detail the beauty of Bermuda that surrounds us everywhere on this exquisite island. Now a new dimension opens up, Bermuda seen in low flight from the air. The photographer in his helicopter passes and re-passes, circles and returns, follows as a painter follows with a brush each inlet and contour, each little revelation of the scene below.

It is remarkable that a place so small in physical size should offer such variety of visual beauty as to be a world to itself. Seen from the close range of our circling helicopter, Bermuda has all the varied intimacy that we have come to expect from Scott Stallard. He takes us back and forth, from garden to garden, house to house, from churches to harbours, looking down on Trimingham’s one minute and on the QE2at Dockyard in the next.

This is the work of an artist inspired by his subject. There is tremendous enthusiasm in his Introduction. He writes, ‘suddenly it is all new to me. This is the thrill of seeing Bermuda from the air. What has been viewed all our lives from one perspective is magically transformed to another. It is a discovery that this chain of islands is even more beautiful than we knew.

For all Bermudians, for those who know and love the island, for the visitor who wishes to cherish a memory of this special place, here is the completion of a unique and spectacular trilogy..”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 12". White boards with Black titling to the Spine. Tags: 0920831129 abbotts and aquamarine bermuda bermudians boaz calypso city cliff cockroach dockyard elys fly george hamilton harbour harrington hill homes inst island over pink rounding sands scott shipwrecks sighting snorkelers sound stallard visible waters wreck
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Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC-1500 AD by Barry Cunliffe (£24.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 019969110X]Condition: Very Good. Slight ding to the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “In this highly illustrated book Barry Cunliffe focuses on the western rim of Europe — the Atlantic façade — an area stretching from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Isles of Shetland. We are shown how original and inventive the communities were, and how they maintained their own distinctive identities often over long spans of time. Covering the period from the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, c. 8000 BC, to the voyages of discovery c. AD 1500, he uses this last half millennium more as a well-studied test case to help the reader better understand what went before.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [VII] 600 pages. Tags: cunliffe 019969110x civilization ancient medieval atlantic coast europe history antiquities european bce anthropology western continental prehistory ocean ethnology archaeology maritime social science human geography 9780199691104 500 1000 1500
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Any Body's Day by John Frisby (£23.00)Publisher: Blond & Briggs — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856340502]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Dges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “A day in the life of a thirty-six-year-old male machine. The machine operates through the interaction of a sense of networks involving complex mechanical components which are irreversibly running down. Vetted and disputed by the medical profession, Anybody’s Day explains the secret activities of our personal machines from a thrilling new point of view.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5¾. Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: adrenalin amino-acids alveollai appendix evolution machine aroma artery atmospheric pressure bacteria bloodcells brain brainstem cerebellum cancerous cells carbon monoxide catarrh chyme discovery dreams emotional stress hearing immunity intelligence inhibition medical care melanin oily hypnotic poison reality reason religion sebum evolution spine
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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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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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Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery That Transformed Tudor England by James Evans (£20.50)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2103Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780297866886]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

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

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

This long neglected endeavour was one of the boldest in British history, and its impact was profound. Although the merchant adventurers failed to reach China as they had hoped, their achievements would lay the foundations for England’s expansion on a global stage. As James Evans’ vivid account shows, their voyage also makes for a gripping story of daring, discovery, tragedy and adventure.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 383 pages. Tags: travel company merchant adventurers england history 16th century explorers voyages travels merchants britain commerce navigation russia discovery exploration naval tudors navy maritime british europe ships shipbuilding medieval
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Charts of War: The Maps and Charts That Have Informed and Illustrated War At Sea by John Blake (£20.00)Publisher: London: Conway — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844860310]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pulled at the head of the upper panel with two small nicks toward the top corner. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Information is power, and in centuries past sea charts were guarded by both a ship’s navigator and the State, stretched on oak boards or rolled in leather cylindrical quivers, locked away. As the European nations began their territorial acquisition and contest in earnest, the information charts contained of harbour approaches, coastal landmarks and hazards, currents and tides, could give one side or another the advantage.

From the ships of small expeditionary fleets, which carried navigational charts, to the requirements of modern ships involved in combined operations, which need charts to include a whole range of information, John Blake has produced a fascinating, illustrated account of the role that charts have played in planning, preventing, conducting and recording war at sea. The selection not only includes charts depicting major battles and amphibious operations, but those drawn up for tactical and espionage purposes, for coastal defence and the positioning of forts along rivers and at the entrance to harbours.

Chapters run in chronological order, organized according to the overall political scene, but the main focus is on the development of chart making and surveying in relation to changing warfare techniques. Informative captions accompany each chart, setting them in historical context and providing illuminating details about the main protagonists and the chart makers and surveyors themselves. Taken from a range of international maritime archives, they include portolan charts of Spanish acquisitions in the New World; Francis Drake’s attack of Cadiz in 1587, known as ‘the singeing of the King of Spain’s beard’; the Dutch attack on Chatham in 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War; a plan of Chesapeake Bay where British naval forces failed to relieve General Cornwallis during the American War of Independence; William Bligh’s chart of the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801; charts of the Battle of Jutland, one British, one German; and the operational chart drawn up before the D-Day landings at Omaha beach.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 11¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: nautical charts history discoveries seamanship geographical discovery exploration military naval photography battles forces warfare travel road ships shipbuilding technology engineering science geography atlases maps cartography navigation maritime
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The Peasenhall Murder by Martin Fido & Keith Skinner (£19.50)Publisher: Sutton — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0862996953]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “Early one morning in 1902, in the quiet after a particularly violent thunderstorm the previous night, William Harsent came to visit his daughter Rose in the sleepy Suffolk village of Peasenhall, as he did every Sunday. He discovered a shocking scene.

His daughter lay, almost naked, in the kitchen. A pool of blood spread beneath her head and neck and her nightgown was burnt. Under her head lay a copy of the East Anglian Daily Times; broken glass and spilt paraffin lay all around. Her throat had been cut.

Twenty-three years old, unmarried and pregnant — something she had denied to both her mother and her employer — Rose seemed to have committed suicide. But bruising on her right cheek, the discovery of an unsigned assignation note and the absence of any instrument or weapon swiftly pointed to murder.

The girl’s violent death was an event which rocked the fabric of the close village life in Peasenhall — and no less shocking was the implication of William Gardiner, a married Methodist worthy with whose name Rose had been scandalously linked, in the events of that night. Gardiner found himself on trial for his life twice over, and was neither convicted nor cleared; when he fled into obscurity he left a small community still in shock and a case which has remained a mystery for nearly nine decades.

This complete re-examination of the events produces new evidence about all the characters involved. It traces Rose’s life and lovers; it shows how a tiny country village reacted to being thrust into the national limelight; it considers the way in which the Methodist chapel dealt with the devastating allegations of adultery and murder within its community. Gardiner’s movements after the trials are traced and the mystery of his disappearance is solved. And, significantly, this book shows how the juries might have reached satisfactory verdicts and overturns traditional assumptions about the murder and the subsequent police investigation.

Illustrated with over fifty contemporary photographs and illustrations, The Peasenhall Murder is an absorbing read for all those interested in following the trail of one of England’s most extraordinary real-life murder mysteries.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Richard Whittington-Egan. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 202 pages. Tags: harsent rose gardiner william trials murder england ipswich suffolk peasenhall case studies
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Guide Catalogue Of The Neolithic And Bronze Age Collections In Devizes Museum by F. K. Annable & D. D. A. Simpson (£18.00)Publisher: Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society — 1964Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & drawings. From the preface: “The present volume, the fourth in the series of printed catalogues published by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, is intended to replace the prehistoric sections of the former publications (Devizes Museum Catalogues, Part I (1896) and Part II (1911 and 1934)), now out of print, and largely out of date.

Although the essential purpose of this volume is to present a virtually exhaustive corpus of the later prehistoric antiquities preserved in the Society’s museum at Devizes, the inclusion of an introductory chapter describing the Colt Hoare-Cunnington partnership, and summary accounts of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages in southern Britain, are aimed additionally at providing interest for the general reader, in the hope that the catalogue may thereby attract a wider public.

In the lengthy period intervening between the original discovery of the objects illustrated herein, and their final acquisition and transference from Stourhead House to Devizes Museum, there have been, unhappily, many losses, as well as discrepancies which have arisen relating to the precise attribution of some of the finds. In compiling this fourth edition every effort has, therefore, been made to base the descriptions on a close study of the original sources, in particular, the manuscript letters of William Cunnington (1754-1810) to Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838), and The Ancient History of North and South Wiltshire, Vols. I and II, by Colt Hoare, the classic account of their joint researches which is itself written very largely from the excavation ‘reports’ contained in the Cunnington letters.

The compilers of the present catalogue wish to express their lively appreciation of the encouragement and advice they have received throughout its compilation from Professor Stuart Piggott, F. S. A. , F. B. A. , and Professor R. J. C. Atkinson, M. A. , F. S. A. Dr. Isobel Smith, F. S. A. , has also given valuable assistance on a number of problems during the manuscript stages. Gratitude is also expressed to Mr. R. E. Sandell, M. A. , F. S. A. , Hon. Librarian to the Society, for consistent help, and to Mrs. G. P. Mitchell, B. A. , Assistant Curator, for her co-operation during the final stages of the work.

The detail photographs at the end of the book were taken by the Department of Photography, Bath Academy of Art. The Committee of the Society is grateful for their enthusiastic collaboration..”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Stuart Piggott. Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 133 pages. Tags: age and antiquities archaeological britain bronze catalogs catalogues devizes england europe great guides history museum museums natural neolithic period publications society stone wilstshire wiltshire
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Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization by Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia (£17.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718143329]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel with a slight tear to the top corner of the same. Ding to the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “In Heaven’s Mirror, author Graham Hancock continues the quest begun in his No. 1 international bestseller Fingerprints Of Thf Gods to rediscover the hidden legacy of mankind — the revelation that the cultures we term ancient were, in fact, the heirs to a far older forgotten civilization, and the inheritors of its archaic wisdom…

Working with the photographer Santha Faiia, his wife, Hancock traces a network of sacred sites around the globe on a spectacular voyage of discovery that takes us from the pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt to the enigmatic statues of Easter Island, from the haunting ruins of pre-Columbian America to the splendours of Angkor Wat, in order to crack the code of our lost ancestors. It is an odyssey that leads to sunken monuments and hidden chambers — a journey through myth and magic, and astounding archaeological revelations, that forces us to rethink our entire conception of the origins of civilization.

Much more than a sequel to Fingerprints Of The Gods, Heaven’s Mirror is a plunge into the spirituality of the ancients — a search for the revelation of a secret written in the language of astronomy, and recorded in the very foundations of the holiest sites of antiquity…

A secret which speaks of a mysterious connection between earth and heaven…

A secret which transforms temples into stars and men into gods…

The deepest and darkest secret of our forgotten past.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: astronomy ancient prehistoric peoples megalithic monuments civilization lost continents sacred places archaeology lab people body mind spirit thought practice world prehistory anthropology controversial knowledge reference curiosities wonders social science mysticism self-awareness graham hancock santha faiia 0718143329 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Pictorial History of Ships by J. H. Martin & Geoffrey Bennett (£17.50)Publisher: Octopus — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706406257]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Across the centuries, men have set out in ships designed for very different purposes-from discovery and war to trade and relaxation. This world-wide story ranges over more than 3000 years, from the earliest sailing vessels to the dramatic rise of steam and the advent of nuclear power. The principal types of ship are discussed and magnificently illustrated in full colour throughout. Special sections have been illustrated to show the detail of the great ships, routes to unknown parts of the globe by famous navigators and explorers, how battles were fought and won and how the design of ships has been altered and refined to meet man’s changing needs.”
Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: ships history navigation fighting sail modern warships ocean liners trade winds cargo container voyages ship design naval 1976 martin geoffrey bennett 0706406257 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Spine Chillers: 5 Radio Dramas Based On the Stories of M. R. James by M. R. [Montague Rhodes] James (£17.00)Publisher: AudioGo — UndatedBinding: Audio CD [ISBN: 9781445846934]Condition: Near Fine. Still mylar sealed but has a small crack to the cover. Description: Five atmospheric dramatizations of classic ghost stories, introduced by Derek Jacobi as the voice of M. R. James. Running time 75 minutes.Tags: james 9781405687737 classic ghost stories suspense terrifying journey discovery ghosts drama radio plays
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The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Photographs from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition by David M. Wilson (£16.50)Publisher: New York, Boston & London: Little, Brown & Company — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780316178501]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Photographic endpapers and blanks; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “The legend of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, symbol of fortitude and courage who perished with his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole on March 29, 1912, is an enduring one, exalted, dismantled, and restored over the course of the past century.

Until now, the history of the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition has been pieced together from Scott’s own diaries and those of his companions, the sketches of “Uncle Bill” Wilson, and the celebrated photographs of Herbert Ponting. Yet for the final, fateful months of their journey, Scott also photographed this extraordinary scientific endeavour himself. For decades Scott’s photographs — breathtaking polar panoramas, views of geographical and geological formations, and shots of the activities of his team and their animals — have been lost and recovered, fought over, and neglected. Now, at long last, they are resurrected.

Trained by Ponting, and in the face of extreme climatic conditions and practical challenges at the dawn of photography, Scott achieved an iconic series of images remarkable for both their technical mastery and their poignancy, indelible records of the doomed journey. In this landmark book, the photographs are accurately attributed, catalogued, and published together for the first time: a new dimension to one of the last great expeditions of the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration and a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 10¼". Grey boards with Blind-stamped titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: photography antarctica scientific expeditions history 20th century south pole discovery exploration british portrait antarctic terra nova expedition photographs travel adventure 9780316178501
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History of World Exploration by John Keay (£16.00)Publisher: Mallard Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0792453255]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs, maps and drawings. From the cover: “The history of the exploration of our world is a heroic adventure, a centuries-old quest to extend the limit of our physical horizons and to test our courage and fortitude. The stories of these explorers and their expeditions have, from ancient times, inspired and embodied the ascent of man. From Marco Polo, Columbus and Cook, Livingstone, Burton and Speke, to those intrepid polar explorers Scott and Amundsen, to Edmund Hillary who scaled the peak of Everest — all are a breed apart and all have their own remarkable stories to tell.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 322 pages. Tags: royal geographical society early exploration asia africa north america central south america oceanography antarctic exploration explorers expeditions equipment expeditionary records motives for exploration discovery migrations colonization spanish conquistadores polynesians remotest islands terrestrial explorers david livingstone zambezi cartographv great geographer eratosthenes expedition earth chinese exploration zheng venetian traveller trade luxury
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Malory by Edited by Marylyn Jackson Parins (£16.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0415002230]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Private book stamp to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: From the cover: “Malory: The Critical Heritage provides a chronological record of various evaluations of the Morte d’Arthur ranging from Caxton’s Preface of 1485 to George Saintsbury in 1912. Drawn from the comments of Malory’s numerous editors, of literary historians, bibliographers and scholars, of poets, novelists and men of letters, and of reviewers for influential periodicals, these accounts provide valuable insights into the ways in which the Morte d’Arthur and its author were perceived over a long period. The collection is particularly useful in making available to the student and scholar critical material from a number of sources now difficult of access.

Reflecting proportionately the surviving critical material of four centuries, the bulk of the criticism is drawn from the nineteenth century — and appropriately so, given that period’s Arthurian revival with its renewed interest in the Morte d’Arthur. These extracts are of particular interest not only in addressing many concerns of modern Malory scholarship (structure, style, theme, sources, and so on) but also in providing a record of increasing recognition and critical appreciation of Malory’s genius.

The Introduction discusses publication history of the Morte d’Arthur, provides analysis of several trends observable in the critical record, furnishes a background of social, political and literary influences that affected these evaluations of the Morte d’Arthur, and presents a brief survey of major scholarship in the twentieth century following the discovery of the Winchester manuscript.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Critical Heritage series. [XIII] 409 pages. Tags: 15th century criticism interpretation, morte d’arthur interpretation, arthurian romances, knights knighthood literature, kings rulers literature, english criticism, fiction malory critical studies, prose writers, first edition books, books written edited marylyn jackson parins, 0415002230, books the critical heritage series
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The Guinness Jazz A-Z by Peter Clayton; Peter Gammond; (£15.50)Publisher: Guinness Superlatives — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851122817]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the spine ends. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. A nice copy overall.Description: From the cover: “Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond — two of the most prolific and respected jazz broadcasters and writers — have here managed that rare achievement: a book of scholarship so filled with anecdotes, fascinating facts and entertaining insight, that both jazz aficionados as well as newcomers will recognize The Guinness Jazz A-Z is an un-put-down-able little classic.

Not only are there definitions of musical and technical terms but also, for example, explanations of how musicians derived their nicknames and jazz venues their titles. And, thankfully, Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond work the rich vein of slang, which is the essence of jazzspeak and which has found its way into the mainstream of language worldwide.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 262 pages. Tags: acker adderley alto american armstrong arrangers arvell astrud babies baker band bar barber basie bass bebop bechet beiderbecke benny bilk billie bird bix blakey blues boland bolden boogie boogie-woogie bop bossa brass brava brubeck bud buddy bunk burns cakewalk califomia cannonball carter celestin’s charlie chet chicago chord chorro chris clarinet clarke
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Autumn Gospel by Kathleen Fischer (£14.50)Publisher: Integration — 1995Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 9780809135813]Condition: Good+. Upper wrap slightly curled. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Leading edge of pp. 110-128 lightly creased.Description: With her characteristic honesty, gentleness and insight, Kathleen Fischer explores the spiritual dimensions of women's middle and later years as she weaves together stories, experiences and research from a variety of traditions and cultures. A poetic and informative psychospiritual journey of discovery for women in the second half of life.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 185 pages. Tags: Fischer psychospiritual menopause older women ageing spiritualism
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Beyond the Limits: The Lessons Learned from a Lifetime's Adventures by Ranulph Fiennes (£14.00)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316854581]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: fiennes 0316854581 ranulph journeys sir north pole explorers great britain england biography voyages travels discovery exploration
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Country Gardening Country Style: A Natural Approach to Planning and Planting by Peter Thompson (£14.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715398210]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Many gardeners dream of creating a real country garden, full of atmosphere and tranquillity, but such gardens are seen less and less as suburbia encroaches on village life. In this book, Peter Thompson shows how to recreate the authentic feel of the country garden, taking the reader on a voyage of discovery through the countryside and explaining how to use what is already there as a guide to designing and planting a beautiful garden.

He challenges fashionable definitions of country style, and introduces new ways of gardening that are gentler, more relaxed and more enjoyable than conventional methods based on total control of the garden environment. He shows how to recreate lost features such as meadows, ponds and orchards, and explains how to use traditional materials and styles to harmonise completely with the surrounding countryside. Throughout, there is a wealth of practical suggestions for planning the garden and choosing trees, shrubs and perennials.

Inspiring colour photographs, together with detailed plans and drawings, show how gardens can be made to complement any environment, from sturdy stone and moorland to a picturesque thatched village — and demonstrate that, once the principles have been absorbed, the real flavour of the country can be recreated even in the heart of a city.”
Notes: Illustrated by Josie Owen. Size: 10¾" x 8". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: landscape gardening natural landscaping gardens design garden plants home peter thompson josie owen 0715398210 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Bible as History: Archaeology Confirms the Book of Books by Werner Keller (£14.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several small closed tears and creases. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. Tells the story of the 19th and 20th century discoveries in biblical archaeology, showing how these often confirm the Bible's historical accuracy. Topics and areas of discovery discussed include Abraham and the patriarchs, the Queen of Sheba, Palestine, Babylon and Egypt.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 429 pages. Tags: 20th antiquities archaeological archaeologists archaeology authority bibel bible biblical century contemporary covered dates die doch east events evidences from german hat historicity historiography history middle old recht religion show sources testament the translated truth und
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Star Trek: New Worlds, New Civilizations by Michael Jan Friedman (£13.50)Publisher: Pocket Books — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671881035]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “…To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations… that is the mission statement of Starfleet, the declaration taken to heart by every starship captain, a mandate that has carried us across countless frontiers. It has uncovered our eyes, expanded our understanding, and enlightened four lives. It has opened the door of discovery to all of the citizens of the Federation. And in we, ourselves, have been discovered.

Join us now as we set off on our own journey. Hear your footsteps ring out on the decks of a Borg ship, stand beside Klingon warriors as they welcome home their hero and new chancellor, feel the heat of the deadly firestorms of Bersalis III. You can travel the walkways of Starbase 11, experience the “reality” of the Q Continuum, and breathe the desert air of Vulcan. In New Worlds, New Civilizations you can be the one to boldly go.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9½". Grey Spine with Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: american fiction films imaginary interplanetary pictorial programs science ships space star television trek voyages works
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A Square Called Silence by Desmond Meiring (£13.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the text block very lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This novel is set in ten weeks of terrorism in Caracas, splendid capital of an oil-rich country, soaring concrete city of skyscrapers and wide racing highways, by night perhaps the most strikingly illuminated city on earth. But the myriad crowded ranches of the very poor hang above it, from all its western mountains, tumbled and invading, the contrast they provide that of all Latin America, and source and symbol of its brooding lightning violence.

The story is of Mercedes, alien in this crueller land through her strict Madrid heritage, attuned at last to a wise corruption in a secret world of its very rich and leisured, a brilliant iridescent world poised fragile as a bubble on the city’s savagery. Her companions in this sentimental education are Juan-Ramon, her brother for whom she is his first and impossible love, his second a dedicated terrorism, in which his steps cross and echo hers ironically; and Raoul, whom the gods sent to open to her the golden discovery of her own senses, himself beyond morality, many-layered as a lacquered Chinese box, lost Theseus in the soft labyrinths of sex; and a stranger, a true citizen of the ranches and the western barrios, who has always known her exactly, and so shadows her slow graduation to decadence more subtly, and with patience.

The novel suggests that the true tragedy is not that of the classic hero in his lonely fight with his angel, ended neatly in the facile purity of death, but of those who have had a vision, and choose to lose it, and live on.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Battle. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: about activist adventure arabia assault attack based bomb bomber bombing books campaign campaigner containing create espionage explode extremist fanatic fiction havoc intelligence militant murder novels radical rebel revolutionary saudi set strike suicide surveillance suspense terror terrorists thriller vest violence
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I Loved You Wednesday by David Marlow (£13.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 034020317x]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little edgewear to DJ with the front fold in also creased. Internally bright and clean and overall a very pleasant copy.Description: The discovery that Bradley her lover is married, leaves Chris in a familiar state of depression.Their relationship works its way to the inevitable but shocking climax. 245pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Kaye Bellman.Tags: David Marlow 034020317x
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Nelson's Purse: An Extraordinary Historical Detective Story Shedding New Light on the Life of Britain's Greatest Naval Hero by Martyn Downer (£13.00)Publisher: London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Bantam Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780593051801]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “At the beginning on July 2002, Sotheby’s announced to the world the discovery of a major cache of material relating to the life of England’s greatest naval hero, Horatio Nelson. The man who made this extraordinary find and who subsequently spent over a year of his life validating the material and placing it in the context of Nelson’s life and relationships was Martyn Downer, Head of Jewellery at Sotheby’s in London.

The contents of this once-in-a-lifetime discovery are remarkable — some objects were thought to have been lost, others had previously never been known to have existed. A mongst the latter is a remarkable archive of letters from Nelson’s jilted wife, Fanny, detailing the breakdown of their marriage. For the first time, thanks to this find, Fanny’s role in Nelson’s life acquires real biographical substance. Also in the find are medals, swords, jewellery (including a stunning diamond brooch with the initials H and N gifted to Emma Hamilton), porcelain, weaponry, and other papers and letters (including some emotive letters by Emma and Nelson himself) which shed fascinating new light on Nelson’s domestic affairs. Most dramatically, the cache also includes the bloodstained purse Nelson was carrying on the day he was shot on board HMS Victory in 1805, still containing its gold coins.

Martyn Downer tells the extraordinary historical detective story behind this great find and its progress from discovery to auction. It is a story which reveals the intimate life of Nelson, his wife and his mistress in a way which has hitherto been denied to biographers.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 424 pages. Tags: nelson admirals britain correspondence friends associates davison alexander naval forces warfare historical political military united kingdom 9780593051801
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Strike Heaven on the Face by Charles Calitri (£13.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ worn and torn at edges. Book slightly cocked. Cover a little rubbed at extremities.Description: A story of a courageous man, a typical American small town and a discovery that threatened to blow the town off its staid foundations. It started with rumours about what was going on in the high school - talk of clandestine love affairs, violence, whispers of a sex club. 319pp.
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The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin (£13.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780297819950]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ with small nick at the top corner of the upper panel. Small dent to the first few pages (offset from a staple).Description: 2nd Impression. From the cover: “For 3000 years a code in the Bible has remained hidden. Now it has been unlocked by computer – and it may reveal our future. The code was broken by an Israeli mathematician, who presented the proof in a major science journal and it has been confirmed by famous mathematicians around the world. This book is the first full account of a scientific discovery that may change the world, told by a sceptical secular reporter who became part of the story.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". 264 pages. Tags: blble code atomic holocaust armageddon apocalypse yitzhak rabin old testament hebrew university massada deuteronomy exodus leviticus genesis deuteronomy israel.
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The Pigeon Project by Irving Wallace (£13.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Inside front of DJ creased. Top edges dusty.Description: In a remote corner of Soviet Georgia a renowned British scientist discovers a serum that will extend the average life expectancy of every human being to 150 years. Betrayed to the KGB, who wish to hold the scientist and keep his discovery as their secret, Professor MacDonald flees to Venice.Out of Print. 283pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
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The Stranger Within… by Cyril H. Powell (£13.00)Publisher: Arthur James — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, creased and rubbed at the edges with some loss. Leans notably. Top corner of ffep and chapter header excised. Previous owners inscription to remnants of the ffep. Text bright and tight. A reading copy.Description: The author sets out to show the individual how to discover his inner self thereby achieving full expression, and true fulfilment. Socrates said, "Before we go on to other problems, let us be sure that we know ourselves." This book seeks to show the reader just how to do that by the discovery and redirection of the Stranger Within.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". 160 pages. Tags: Powell sell expression self awareness religion belief
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When The Wind Blows by James Patterson (£13.00)Publisher: Headline — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Frannie O'Neill, a young and talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered, comes across an amazing discovery in the woods near her animal hospital. Soon after, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent arrives on Frannie's doorstep. And then there is eleven-year-old Max — Frannie's amazing discovery — and one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fictions.Tags: Butchery carnage unlawful death contract killing manslaughter crime fiction slaughter massacre homicide killing murder mystery detective police policeman policewoman wrongdoing evidence crimes investigation legal fiction legal novels illegal activity underworld courtroom barrister slippery games justice behind the scenes murder trial legal thriller court scenes Brilliant homicide cop thriller fiction scary tale chills
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Luca Antara: Passages in Search of Australia by Martin Edmond (£12.50)Publisher: Harpenden: Oldcastle Books — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781842432723]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Australia: East Street Publications; 2002] Illustrated by way of: Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: martin nova antonio new zealanders australia history oceania sydney n.s.w. discovery exploration portuguese
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Ninety Degrees North — The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming (£12.50)Publisher: Granta — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862074496]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “What was the North Pole? Was it an open sea, a volcano or the Garden of Eden? Was it a portal to new worlds within the globe or an undiscovered continent containing a race of alien beings? Or was it simply a wilderness of ice? In the mid-nineteenth century, the world decided it was time to find out.

America led the field. Commanders such as Kane, Hayes and Hall, battled sickness, shipwreck and starvation to reach the top of the world. So terrible was one voyage that the crew poisoned their captain rather than, continue north — only to become marooned on a drifting floe for nine months. Other nations followed: Germany, newly united and eager for its place in the ice; Austria-Hungary, decrepit but still capable of discovery; and Britain, whose sledgers reached a farthest north in 1876 before being driven back by scurvy.

Where governments failed, individuals took up the challenge. Norwegian skiers, Swedish balloonists, Italian aristocrats, tweedy British amateurs and global press barons, tried and failed in heroic succession. Finally came Robert Peary, a grim obsessive who claimed to have reached the Pole in 1909 — but who almost certainly did not. It was a joint Italian-Norwegian team, led by Roald Amundsen, who first saw the North Pole (from a zeppelin) in 1926 and, twenty-two years later, a party of Cold War Russians who first set foot on it.

Drawing on unpublished archives and long-forgotten journals, Fleming tells the story of the North Pole with consummate craftsmanship and wit. Ninety Degrees North is a riveting saga of humankind’s search for the ultimate goal.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXI] 470 pages. Tags: arctic arctique découverte discoveries discovery expeditions explorateurs exploration explorers geographical histoire history nord north polar pole pôle regions scientific world
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Reaching For the Stars: The Illustrated History of Manned Spaceflight by Peter Bond (£12.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304340898]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Jacket illustration: The launch of Space Shuttle Discovery from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in September 1988. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “In 1961 the Soviet Air Force pilot, Yuri Gagarin, was the first man to go up into space; since then, over 250 men and women of different nationalities have joined the select band of astronauts. Reaching for the Stars is their epic tale, a testimony to one of mankind’s greatest achievements.

However, these heroic individuals are only part of the story. The book also describes the massive investment in technology demanded by the space programmes and the epoch-making events that marked the intense Super Power rivalries of the Cold War. This gave way to the brief period of détente which led to the Soviet-American handshake in space, and the competition in the space station and shuttle stakes during the 1980s.

The dramatic story concludes with a gaze into the crystal ball as it predicts some of the events which will enthral us all as the twenty-first century unfolds, among them being what US astronaut Harrison Schmitt calls in his Foreword ‘the next great human adventure, the settlement of Mars’. The lively text is complemented by a selection of some of the best space pictures taken during the last four decades, including some never before published, and by an up-to-date listing of all crew-related spaceflights.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Harrison Schmitt. Size: 11" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: manned space flight history designing spacecraft cosmonaut apollo skylab salyut cosmos mir testing columbia end challenger endeavour sputnik’s age had tranquillity base related settlement mars race juvenile literature astronautics peter bond harrison schmitt first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Great Chilli Cookbook by Gina Steer (£12.50)Publisher: Apple Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1850765812]Condition: Near Fine. Faint mark across ½ title page otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Since Christopher Columbus' great discovery of chillies in the New World, they have spread like wildfire around the globe. THE GREAT CHILLI COOKBOOK features more than 100 delicious recipes for those who like it hot! From Mexico's traditional Mole Poblano, with its unique chocolate and chilli sauce, to delicately spiced piquant prawns and the classic Chilli con Carne, the heat of the chillies in each recipe is graded from 1 to 10 so there is something to appeal to every palate. With an illustrated glossary of chillies and useful tips for preparing and cooking these fiery little peppers, THE GREAT CHILLI COOKBOOK features sumptuous photographs of international recipes for alt types of dishes from soups and sauces, to starters and salads, fish and seafood, vegetarian, meat and poultry. 128pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)
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