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The International Encyclopedia of Dogs by Edited by Stanley Dangerfield & Elsworth Howell (£92.00)Publisher: Pelham — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little ruffled at the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the boards a little scuffed. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Internally bright and clean. Errata slip tipped in at title page.Description: From the flap: “Here, in one volume, is an encyclopaedia without equal as a reference book for both expert and amateur. It demands a place in every dog-lover’s library. Entirely new, it is the first work of its kind for forty years. It provides up-to-date information, alphabetically arranged, about the history of dogs, the development and characteristics of the great breeds, the world’s leading dog shows, the breed requirements, the training, care and management of dogs, and the major canine ailments. Full-colour plates are included of 125 leading breeds, and there are over 500 additional illustrations in black and white, many of which have been specially commissioned to make the book both compelling and comprehensive.”Notes: Jacket designed by George Sharp. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 480 pages. Tags: american anatomy apso australian bouvier breeders breeds canine champions charles chihuahua club clubs consultant deerhound des dictionaries dietary dog dog-racing dogs encyclopaedias encyclopedias english expert experts field flandres foxhound german greyhound gun highland hounds irish italian japanese kennel king lhasa livestock management mountain norwich otterhound papillon pointer police pyrenean racing rhodesian ridgeback saluki samoyed setter sheepdog short-haired show shows silky spaniel specialist sporting terrier terriers the tibetan training trial trials vizsla west white working world yorkshire
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion by Edited by Donald B. Redford (£62.00)Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195154010]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Incorporating the latest and best scholarship in the area, The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion provides over 90 in-depth articles ranging from Anubis, the dog-headed god of the underworld, to the Opening of the Mouth, the cultic ceremony of reanimation. Readers will find informative and fascinating entries on deities, burial practices, cults, demons, fantastic animals, magic, oracles, sacred writings, festivals, and other facets of Egyptian belief and practice.

Each entry is written by a noted Egyptologist and contains the most up-to-date information gathered from years of study and research. The guide includes 35 photographs and illustrations, a detailed index, and a further reading section for those wanting to explore in more detail. With an insightful introduction by world-renowned Egyptologist Donald B. Redford, this definitive resource is essential for anyone interested in ancient Egyptians and the world they inhabited. It is the guide for the student, the scholar, and the general reader.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Mary Belibasakis. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Pale Brown Spine Strip to White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 405 pages. Tags: redford mythology egyptian encyclopedias egypt religion ancient myths folklore bce antiquities archaeology social science history 0195154010 9780195154016
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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration by Edited by David Buisseret (£62.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2007Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9780195149227]Condition: Good. Slight scuffing to the boards with a mark to the lower board of volume II and sunning to the foot of both volume's upper boards. A pleasant enough set overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. [XXI/VII] 478/501 pages. Tags: buisseret 9780195149227 explorers voyages travels travellers biography encyclopedias world islands discoveries geography
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The World of the Children by Stuart Miall (£60.00)Publisher: London: The Caxton Publishing Company — 1952Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Spines darkened on all volumes. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily at the blanks. A nice set. Description: 9th printing. [First Published: 1948] Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Blind-stamped Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 0 pages. Tags: miall children books encyclopedias home entertainments
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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History by Gerald Hallowell (£42.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195415590]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the spine. The weight of the block has strained the front hinge a little. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXV] 748 pages. Tags: hallowell 0195415590 canada history encyclopedias political military social economic cultural intellectual
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The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson (£31.50)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0192115790]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded, unevenly, at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 5th printing. [First Published: 1999] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Soun Vannithone. Size: 11" x 9". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 892 pages. Tags: food encyclopedias cookery habits crops natural resources history plants cooking drink technology
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The Oxford Companion to British History by Edited by John Cannon (£30.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198608721]Condition: Very Good — in Very 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. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 2nd printing, [First Published: 1997] Illustrated by way of: Maps; Genealogical Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 1042 pages. Tags: cannon 0198608721 great britain history encyclopedias dictionaries
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The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening by Christopher Brickell (£27.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “The most comprehensive, practical gardening guide for amateur and professional gardeners alike. Over 3,000 specially commissioned colour photographs, including 400 step-by-step sequences — more than any other single guide on gardening.

Under the eminent editorship of Christopher Brickell, Director General of the Royal

Horticultural Society, a team of over 35 professional gardening specialists has produced the most authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-follow text — the ultimate gardening reference.

Shows you how to plan and implement techniques with complete confidence — from transplanting a young tree, to challenging tasks such as hybridizing a rose.

Systematic organization of chapters ensures easy access and swift cross-referencing on every aspect of gardening.

Includes a complete common-name index for easy checking with botanical names, and a glossary giving simple-to-understand definitions of technical and scientific terms.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 648 pages. Tags: gardening encyclopedias garden design royal horticultural society great britain reference planning works fruits vegetables horticulture cultivation plant diseases pests propagation christopher brickell
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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World War II: A Visual Encyclopedia by John Keegan (£25.00)Publisher: Promotional Reprint Company — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185648551X]Condition: Very 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 light crease at the same. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank, extensive. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 512 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 battles campaigns encyclopedias europe european general historiography history military second war world
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature Fourth Edition by Edited by Sir Paul Harvey & Revised by Dorothy Eagle (£22.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198661061]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Small sticker remnant to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 961 pages. Tags: american business criticism development dictionaries dictionary economic economics encyclopedias english european general irish literary literature reference scottish studies welsh works
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Cambridge Guide to English Literature by Michael Stapleton (£22.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. 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. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Here in one volume you will find a complete guide to the literature of the English-speaking world for the general reader and the student.

The Cambridge Guide provides easy reference to the literature of Great Britain and Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the West Indies and Nigeria — to every part of the English-speaking world which contributed to the great treasure-house of poetry, fiction, drama, philosophy and satire which is one of the lasting achievements of Western civilization.

Arranged in alphabetical order and containing approximately 1,000,000 words of text, the entries range from the beginnings of English literature in the 6-7th centuries, when vernacular speech in the British Isles became a written language, to the present day.

The reader will find brief biographies of authors, descriptions of and comments on their major works, and notes on the outstanding characters created by poets, playwrights and novelists. In addition there are essays on The English Language by Barbara M. H. Strang and The Bible in English by C. H. Sisson.

The enquiring reader and student will find articles on a wide range of subjects covering literary forms such as the Metrical Romances, surveying writers with a common theme like the Metaphysical Poets, explaining important religious writings such as the Marprelate pamphlets and historical events, such as the closure of the playhouses, which crucially affected the literature of the time. (Historical figures whose influence on English literature requires recognition — King Alfred, Thomas Cranmer, Sir Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Franklin among them -are also included. )

The book is illustrated with more than 300 carefully selected black and white pictures which bring to life the great literary figures of the past and the age in which they lived.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 993 pages. Tags: english literature bio-bibliography dictionaries commonwealth american nations authors dictionary and encyclopedias literary great britain encyclopaedias michael stapleton
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22
The Oxford Companion to Music by Percy A. Scholes (£22.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: B000QDFXNA]Condition: Very Good+. Light reading creases to the spine. Wraps rubbed at the edges. Text bright and tight. Owners address stamp to reverse of upper wrap. Foredges of text block and reverse of lower panel lightly soiled. Not unpleasant.Description: 10th Edition. Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 9" x 6¼". 1189 pages. Tags: music encyclopedias bio-bibliography dictionaries songbooks reference individual composers musicians specific bands groups musical instruments instrum alison latham 0198662122
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson (£21.00)Publisher: London: Dorling Kindersley — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0751303135]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with heavier wear to the bottom tips and the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Authoritative, international and up-to-date, The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia is arranged geographically and combines nearly 100 detailed maps with information on all wine-growing areas, profiles of top producers and assessments of individual wines. The book’s easy-reference style coupled with its huge breadth of information, makes it an unrivalled source of wine information for both beginners and buffs.

Wines Of The World:Taking each winemaking country in turn, Tom Stevenson examines its viticultural history, its wine-producing regions and the current reputation of its wines. He analyzes the factors affecting the taste and quality of each region’s wines — location, aspect, soil, microclimates, grape varieties and methods of viticulture and vinification — before assessing its appellations, then individual wine producers (chateaux or wineries) and, of course, the wines themselves.

Enjoying Wine: Tom Stevenson provides practical guidelines on wine tasting, while an “author’s choice” chart at the end of each section lists the very best wines. A star-rating system identifies the finest producers, and highlights those offering the best value. A “taste chart” explains how to identify the flavours in a wine and a “trouble-shooter’s guide” spots common wine faults.

Whether you are a newcomer wanting to explore the pleasures of wine or a wine enthusiast looking for inspiration, The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia is the book to consult again and again. .”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 600 pages. Tags: 0751303135 0751327778 and beverages cooking encyclopedias making reference spirits stevenson tom wine wines works
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Cassell's Encyclopedia of Gardening: The Definitive Single-Volume Guide to Garden Plants and Gardening Techniques by Anita Pereire (£20.50)Publisher: Seven Dials — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1841880795]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Tables;Notes: Illustrated by A. Descat (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Alan Titchmarsh. Size: 11¼" x 9¼". 704 pages. Tags: gardening encyclopedias reference works plants horticulture anita pereire descat photos alan titchmarsh 1841880795
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A Dictionary of Battles by David Eggenberger (£20.00)Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 004900008X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily to the bottom edge which also has some creasing. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 526 pages. Tags: eggenberger 004900008x battles encyclopedias military engagements war revolution political movement combat commanders tactics employed geographic location
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The Encyclopaedia of Executions by John J. Eddleston (£19.00)Publisher: London: John Blake — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1903402239]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly spotted on the verso. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables;

From the cover: “This encyclopaedia is the definitive work on executions that took place in Britain in the 20th century. The hard facts of each case cover the criminals, the victims, the trials and, of course, the executions themselves. Each case is covered in amazing detail and brought to life by the vivid descriptions of all those involved, the circumstances, the motives and, sometimes, the remorse.

The author has spent years researching and producing detailed, gripping and authoritative accounts of the executions. In the course of his accounts he reveals fascinating facts such as why Derek Bentley was given a posthumous. This is an essential reference book for true crime fans, criminologists and those with a passion for historical fact.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 960 pages. Tags: 1903402239 9781903402238 executions executioners britain history 20th century encyclopedias encyclopaedias penology punishment social science true crime
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Great Railway Journeys of the World: An Encyclopedia of the World's Best Locomotive Journeys by Max Wade-Matthews (£18.50)Publisher: London: Lorenz — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859676928]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine and onto the very margins of the dust wrapper. Laminate is lifting slightly at the bottom corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “There are few finer experiences than the thrill of a classic railway journey. This remains as true today as it was in 1825, when Stephenson’s Rocket first steamed its way from Stockton to Darlington.

Great Railway Journeys of the World describes 95 outstanding railway journeys, experienced first-hand by a team of expert writers. Some of the journeys are quite short but steeped in history, notably the railway down India’s once perilous Khyber Pass; and the narrow-gauge line that carried gold prospectors from the port of Skagway to Whitehorse, in the Yukon. Others, such as the transcontinental lines of Australia and Canada, the Hastern and Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok, and the Red Arrow’s journey from Brussels to Hong Kong, cover thousands of kilometres.

For luxury and romance there is nothing to match the Orient Express, the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria, or the wonderfully nostalgic “Palace on Wheels” in Rajasthan; while the many extraordinary feats of engineering described include the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostock, the Trans-Ancline Railway in Chile with its 26 tunnels in 70 km (44 miles), and the Brazilian line from Santos where the carriages are still hoisted up the Serro do Mar on a rope. For lovers of the latest and fastest trains, there is the high-speed line from Tokyo to Osaka, or London to Bern by Furostar and TGV — while on many other journeys the trains are still hauled, on gauges broad and narrow, by lovingly preserved steam locomotives.

Long or short, modern or historic, broad-gauge or narrow, each of the journeys described in Great Railway Journeys of the World will whet the appetites of rail enthusiasts everywhere. Packed with information — historical, geographical and technical — and with over 700 photographs of the world’s most remarkable trains, and stunning scenery, this monumental book bears eloquent witness to the enduring romance of rail travel.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: railroad travel western hemisphere pictorial works eastern railroads trains history voyages and travels locomotives encyclopedias description rail enthusiast armchair traveler
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The Concise Encyclopedia of World Football by Tim Barnett, Ian Cruise, Glenn Moore, Mike Collett Trevor Haylett, Conrad Leach & Charlotte Nicol (£18.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752542214]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper which has a small nick at the head of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: advertising albion alexandra alf amateur argyle arsenal aston athletic barnet barrier betting blackburn blackpool bolton bradford brentford brighton bristol bromwich caps carlisle centre-forward champions charity charlton chelsea county coupons coventry crewe crowds crystal cup cup-winners darlington derby disaster drugs encyclopedias european everton final financial football fulham giant-killers goalkeeper grimsby ham hotspur
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The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives: A Complete Guide to the World's Most Fabulous Locomotives by Colin Garratt (£18.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859674550]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later Printing. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Since the birth of the railroads in the early Industrial Age, people across the world have been fascinated by the locomotive as an enduring symbol of the advance of technology and as a powerful means of transport. From the early beginnings of steam power to today’s awe-inspiring high-speed passenger trains, The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives spans nearly two centuries of locomotive development worldwide in an easy-to-use format that will appeal to every railway enthusiast.

Divided into three sections, the book is organized chronologically, documenting developments and innovations in a concise and authoritative text.

Part One — The Birth of the Railways charts the very beginnings of locomotive design up to 1900. Starting with the British locomotives of the 1830s and the Battle of the Gauges, we move on to the early North American freight trains and the great building schools across the world.

Part Two — The Golden Age of Steam details the early British innovations in steam; the American Mikados, Shays, Switchers and Record Breakers; the early Canadian freight trains; European mountain power; and the enduring steam locomotives of India and Latin America — many of which were in use until recently.

Part Three — The 1950s to the Present Day explains the crossover from steam to diesel and electric. It looks at how these changes transformed the locomotive throughout the world into a superior passenger and freight pulling power, making it the supreme form of transport. Bringing us to the present day, this last section highlights the latest developments in world-class locomotive technology, including Europe’s Eurostar and the Japanese bullet train.

Written by world experts in the field and illustrated with over 700 photographs and artwork, The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives is an exhaustive reference work that takes an illuminating glance at a technology that was pivotal in the development of the modern world.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: and catalogs collections encyclopaedias encyclopedias exhibitions general history interest locomotives photography railroads railways reference trains transportation travels voyages works
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Did You Know?: New Insights Into a World That Is Full of Astonishing Stories and Astounding Facts by Editors of Reader's Digest (£16.50)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 1990Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0276420144]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “A collection of facts and figures complimented with hundreds of illustrations. “Did You Know?” answers questions from whether fish need sleep and who invented the yo-yo to how fast an earthquake travels. It provides facts about people — like Barbara Cartland, who at her most prolific was producing novels at the rate of one a fortnight. A book to dip in to or read from cover to cover, this book covers the whole spectrum of human knowledge and speculation in ten sections — cities and civilizations, wildlife, the frontiers of knowledge, travel, inventions, the skies, famous people, the mind and body and much more.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 384 pages. Tags: 9780276420146 curiosities and wonders handbooks vade-mecums reference encyclopedias trivia works editors reader digest 0276420144 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Encyclopedia of Games by Molly Perham (£16.50)Publisher: Aurum Press — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854105787]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Very small nick to the top corner of the upper panel, again to the tail of the spine, otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Games are an almost infinite source of entertainment and pleasure. There are games that can be enjoyed with family and friends and games you can play by yourself; games for pubs and clubs, games to keep the children entertained in the car and games for the grandest social occasion. There are games that can enliven a winter’s evening by the fire and games for a summer’s afternoon in the garden. But what all the games have in common is that they are fun; so the more games you and your family know, the more fun you are likely to have. The Encyclopaedia of Games is divided into five parts, covering Card Games, Board Games, Domino & Dice Games, Family Games and Sporting & Activity Games. In each case the rules and methods of play are fully described with the help of diagrams and there is also advice on strategy and tactics. Details are given of the number of players, and equipment required (if any), the degree of difficulty and the likely duration of a typical game. In total, the book covers more that 250 games, plus variations where appropriate. Some, like Noughts and Crosses (tic-tac-toe) or Blind Man’s Buff are already well known, others, such as Owari (a West African game played with stones or seashells) will be relatively unfamiliar. There are games like Chess or Mah-Jongg whose origins can be traced back to early times and games like Call My Bluff which have been invented in the television age. There are games that demand skill and intense concentration (Bridge for example) and others guaranteed to make a children’s party go with a swing. But whatever your tastes and whatever the occasion you will find the game you need between the covers of this book..”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 304 pages. Tags: activities encyclopedias games general hobbies indoor juvenile nonfiction outdoor quizzes recreation reference sports works
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space Exploration: A Comprehensive History of Space Discovery by Richard S. Lewis (£16.50)Publisher: London: Salamander Books Ltd. — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0861011813]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is lightly scuffed in places. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by James M. Beggs. Size: 12" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: lewis 0861011813 outer space exploration flight encyclopedias solar system astronautics history probes
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The Top 10 of Everything 2006 by Russell Ash (£16.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1405310685]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The worst storms, the richest rulers, the fastest cards, the highest jumps, the deadliest snakes, the brightest stars and the hottest hits. These are just some of the top “pick-of-the-lists” and record breakers included in this reference.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: achievement achievers actors astronauts award-winners bears bests bestselling billionaires blockbusters breakers brightest buildings cards cats caves classics collectables controversial countries cricket culture curiosities deadliest deadly decades dinosaurs disasters dvds encyclopaedias encyclopedias epidemics exploring extremes facts fascinating fastest fbi’s figures film fires firsts football frontiers games garbage greatest health healthcare highest highlights
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The Concise Enclycopedia of World Football by Tim Barnett, Ian Cruise, Glenn Moore, Mike Collett Trevor Haylett, Conrad Leach & Charlotte Nicol (£14.50)Publisher: Parragon Plus — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752530291]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: All the great players are included in this book, past and present, from stars of the 1940s and 1950s, like Stanley Matthews, Ivor Allchurch and Alfredo di Stefano to the monumental Brazilians such as Didi, Pele, Careca and Ronaldo.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: advertising albion alexandra alf amateur argyle arsenal aston athletic barnet barrier betting blackburn blackpool bolton bradford brentford brighton bristol bromwich caps carlisle centre-forward champions charity charlton chelsea county coupons coventry crewe crowds crystal cup cup-winners darlington derby disaster drugs encyclopedias european everton final financial football fulham giant-killers goalkeeper grimsby ham hotspur
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The Concise Encyclopedia of World Football by Tim Barnett, Ian Cruise, Glenn Moore, Mike Collett Trevor Haylett, Conrad Leach & Charlotte Nicol (£14.50)Publisher: Parragon — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752530291]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of DJ slightly ruffled. Bruised at top corners. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. With over 50 of the great footballing nations of the world included, all 16 of the World Cup competitions, including France '98, analysed, and all of the up-to-the minute results recorded.Notes: 256 pages. Tags: advertising albion alexandra alf amateur argyle arsenal aston athletic barnet barrier betting blackburn blackpool bolton bradford brentford brighton bristol bromwich caps carlisle centre-forward champions charity charlton chelsea county coupons coventry crewe crowds crystal cup cup-winners darlington derby disaster drugs encyclopedias european everton final financial football fulham giant-killers goalkeeper grimsby ham hotspur
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The Concise Encyclopedia of World Football by Tim Barnett, Ian Cruise, Glenn Moore, Mike Collett Trevor Haylett, Conrad Leach & Charlotte Nicol (£14.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752542214]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: All the great players are included in this book, past and present, from stars of the 1940’s and 1950’s, like Stanley Matthews, Ivor Allchurch and Alfredo di Stefano to the monumental Brazilians such as Didi, Pele, Careca and Ronaldo. Greats like Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Chariton, George Best and Johan Cruyff rank alongside such present-day luminaries such as Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Bnedine Zidane, Emmanuel Petit, Alan Shearer and David Ginola. With over 50 of the great foot balling nations of the world included, all 16 of the World Cup competitions, including France ‘98, analysed, and all of the up-to-the- minute results recorded.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 256 pages. Tags: advertising albion alexandra alf amateur argyle arsenal aston athletic barnet barrier betting blackburn blackpool bolton bradford brentford brighton bristol bromwich caps carlisle centre-forward champions charity charlton chelsea county coupons coventry crewe crowds crystal cup cup-winners darlington derby disaster drugs encyclopedias european everton final financial football fulham giant-killers goalkeeper grimsby ham hotspur
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Cricket by Peter Arnold (£14.50)Publisher: W. H. Smith — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863075975]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a slight ripple to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of World Cricket, with its lavish illustrations, many in colour, brings to life the whole panorama of the international game. The great matches and the great players are all vividly portrayed in words and pictures.

The largest section deals with Test cricket from its inception. Every series played is described, from the first in 1877 to the Australian visit to England in 1985 — from Charles Bannerman’s 165 not out which won the first-ever Test match for Australia, to the great batting of David Gower which won back the Ashes 108 years later.

The World Cup and other one-day international matches are also described in their various sections. Cricket history is reviewed from the mists of pre-Hambledon days, through professionalism, county cricket, and the emergence of the MCC to the rapid growth of one-day cricket in the 1960s.

A Gallery of Great Players highlights the careers of nearly 200 of the best cricketers from W. G. Grace to lan Botham, Viv Richards and Allan Border, with extended biographies and full career figures for 67 of them.

A comprehensive records section completes the book. Over 200,000 words and over 450 pictures, many in full colour, provide readers with hours of enjoyment: replaying the matches, reliving the careers of the players, comparing the records and feats of the immortals.

The book is a splendid read and an invaluable source of reference for all cricket fans.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Gower. Size: 12" x 9". Pictorial boards. 317 pages. Tags: administration array ashes assurance averages axa backward batsman batting benson bouncers boundary bowled bowlers bowling bribery britannic catching centuries championship chronology circuit controversies counties county cover cricket cricketers culture cup declaring delivery dropped drove encyclopedias england’s equipment equity extra-cover fastest fielder fielding first-class follow-on genius grounds gully hedges index india indies
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The Top 10 of Everything 2006 by Russell Ash (£14.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781405310680]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The worst storms, the richest rulers, the fastest cards, the highest jumps, the deadliest snakes, the brightest stars and the hottest hits. These are just some of the top “pick-of-the-lists” and record breakers included in this reference.”Tags: achievement achievers actors astronauts award-winners bears bests bestselling billionaires blockbusters breakers brightest buildings cards cats caves classics collectables controversial countries cricket culture curiosities deadliest deadly decades dinosaurs disasters dvds encyclopaedias encyclopedias epidemics exploring extremes facts fascinating fastest fbi’s figures film fires firsts football frontiers games garbage greatest health healthcare highest highlights
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The Ultimate Book of Fire Engines & Firefighting by Neil Wallington (£14.00)Publisher: Select Editions — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1844772349]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". 256 pages. Tags: fire engines history encyclopedias extinction firefighting machines trul emergencies and disasters both minor major thi service skills from neil wallington
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What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?: And 60 Other Great Cultural Questions by Peter D'Epiro & Mary Desmond Pinkowish (£14.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 2011Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Slip Case. Faint circular marks to one side of the slip case otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Richard Beards. Size: 8½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 304 pages. Tags: pinkowish richard beards civilization miscellanea curiosities wonders encyclopedias dictionaries questions answers
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The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography by Maggy Hendry & Jenny Uglow (£13.50)Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1403934487]Condition: Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 4th (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1982]Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XX] 668 pages. Tags: uglow 1403934487 history biographical material women national dictionaries encyclopedias subject biography
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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Christine Wildwood (£12.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747520852]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Covers Subjects Such As: Base Oils And Blending; Buying And Storing Oils; How To Use The Oils Safely; Head-To-Toe Guide To Home Treatment; Oils For Women; Treating Children And Elderly People; The Psychotherapeutic Benefits Of Oils And Holistic Healing; Step-By-Step Guide To Massage Technique; Beauty Treatments, Aromatherapy Facials And Skin Conditioners; How To Make Your Own Perfumes And Love Potions; For Home And Garden (Room Fresheners; Disinfectants; Pesticides; Flea Collars For Pets); The Chemistry Of Essential Oils And The History Of Aromatics; Full Profiles Of Essential Oils And Other Aromatics;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Dr. Vivian Lunny. Size: 10" x 7½". 302 pages. Tags: 9780747520856 aromatherapy encyclopedias essences and essential oils therapeutic use body mind spirit healing health fitness medical alternative therapies pharmacology medicine pha christine wildwood 0747520852
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Cassell's Companion To Twentieth Century Britain by Pat Thane (£12.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304347949]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. A little patch of tanning to the foot of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 455 pages. Tags: 20th britain british century civilization covered dates dictionaries encyclopedias europe from great history irish kingdom reference united works
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The Book of Firsts: The Stories Behind the Outstanding Breakthroughs of the Modern World by Compiled by Ian Harrison (£12.50)Publisher: Cassell — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 184403027X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “What were the first words spoken on the telephone?

How did Frank Epperson accidentally invent the first ice lolly?

Who queued all night to make sure he got Britain’s first number plate, ‘A1’?

The Book of Firsts describes the first instance of something happening. It is a painstakingly researched encyclopaedia of ground-breaking innovations and achievements. It provides the dates, the details and the stories of the remarkable minds and personalities behind humankind’s greatest milestones. It is packed with facts, photographs and pictures. As the story of each first unfolds, tales of other firsts that were made possible by this ‘first first’ are told.

The book covers technical innovations, human endeavours, sporting greats, political milestones, cultural breakthroughs, medical achievements, and food and drink. Each story will delight and amaze, describing and illustrating firsts ranging from the genuinely important (the first heart transplant) to the trivia beloved of quiz shows and dinner parties — the first item to be sold using a bar code was a packet of Wrigley’s chewing gum, sold at 08.01 on 26th June 1974 in Ohio.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Steve Fossett. Size: 11" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 288 pages. Tags: achievement and anecdotes arts civilization communication cultural curiosities discoveries drink encyclopaedias encyclopedias endeavour entertainment fantastical firsts food general geography government history human inventions law leisure lifestyle medical milestones miscellanea modern order popular records reference science social sporting studies technology trade transport wonders works world
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The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland by Edited by Christopher Haigh (£12.50)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0521395526]Condition: Good. Nicked at head of the spine, rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Text bright and tight. Heavy reading creases to the spine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. A unique history covering every major aspect of British life, with full coverage of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland; contributions from 60 major scholars; an 840-entry biographical Who's Who; and 930 ready reference entries on key dates and events.Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 392 pages. Tags: and britain british conditions dictionaries encyclopaedias encyclopedias england europe great history ireland irish isles kingdom life social united western
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The Complete Encyclopedia of Rifles & Carbines by A. E. Hartink (£12.50)Publisher: Rebo — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9036615127]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1997] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Mankind has always been fascinated by firearms. Over the centuries, rifles and carbines have been used to wage war, to hunt, and for sport. Most hunters and sports marksmen have at least one rifle or carbine in their collections. You will find most, though not all, of the current makes, models, and calibres in this book. The range produced by arms manufacturers is so huge that some types had of necessity to be omitted, but all the modern, most popular rifles and carbines are dealt with in detail.

This encyclopaedia is a true catalogue of modern rifles and carbines. Starting from the development of the firearm, the author moves on to discuss weapons technology in considerable detail. Safety and the use of firearms are covered in depth. There are full and dear explanations of such technical aspects of firearms as safety catches and locking mechanisms. The types of ammunition suitable for rifles and carbines are also discussed.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". Pictorial boards. 315 pages. Tags: firearms encyclopedias rifles and carbines weapons cartridge bolt action chamber semi automatic such pistols sub machine guns hand barrel extensions breech opening pump lever
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The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 by David Tremayne & Mark Hughes (£12.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752587668]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “For over fifty years and through hundreds of races, the world has watched in awe as some of the fastest racing cars on earth have roared around the circuits of over twenty countries. With drivers of such superlative skill as Fangio, Moss, Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher, F1 has always provided high-octane excitement and thrills.

Whether you take a passing interest in the World of Formula 1 or are a confirmed addict, The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 covers every conceivable angle. All the most important talents have a place: Ascari who held off Fangio’s challenge; Hawthorne, Britain’s first World Champion; Moss, the greatest driver to remain uncrowned; Gilles Villeneuve, tragically killed trying to outpace Pironi; the genius of Ayrton Senna; the furiously fast Finn Mika Hakkinen; and the man with the most race wins — Michael Schumacher.

From the drivers, the book moves to the circuits on which they raced, won and sometimes tragically died. A section on classic circuits includes the legendary Nürburgring, Britain’s demanding Brands Hatch, and the fabulous road circuit at Monaco, while a survey of all the countries that have ever held a GP includes among many the USA, Japan and Morocco.

Then come the cars — the hugely successful Ferraris of the early 1970s, the seminal Cooper Climax, the ground effect John Player Special Lotus 79 and the brilliant traction-control Williams FW14B of the early 1990s. And in orbit around the cars and their drivers are the people who make this hugely popular sport work — the powerworkers, the designers and the personalities. Men like Bernie Ecclestone, Professor Sid Watkins and Ron Dennis are measured against their effect on sport and how Fl regards them.

Complete with fascinating facts and figures, and an Fl statistics section, The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 covers every angle in this fast-moving and thrilling sport.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: formula one world championship grand prix racing encyclopedias automobiles automobile drivers david tremayne mark hughes
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The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes: A Comprehensive Study of Tribes from the Abitibi to the Zuni by Bill Yenne (£12.50)Publisher: London: Bison Books — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861242718]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 with photographs, in colour & black and white. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “When Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean in 1492, he called the inhabitants Indians, thinking he was in the East Indies. The explorers and settlers who came after him called all natives of the New World Indians, assuming they were all members of the same large group. The Indian tribes of North America, however, have always been as diverse as the vast land in which they live and much more so than early Europeans could have imagined. They range from the hunters and gatherers of the Great Basin, whose lifestyle was almost like that of Stone Age peoples, to the fisherman of the Northwest Coast who sailed the Pacific in 100-foot galleons and had a tradition of religious and decorative art that rivalled anything else the world had to offer. The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes is a handy catalogue of those Indian tribes that have existed in North America since prehistoric times, from the Abittibi to the Zuni. Individual entries include the region, language, dwelling and subsistence type for each tribe as well as a discussion of their history, culture and way of life. The Indian culture is far from dead, and The Encyclopaedia of North American Indian Tribes provides new insight into the rich diversity of a heritage that has been an integral part of North American life.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: yenne 0861242718 indians north america encyclopedias american encyclopaedias
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The Oxford Junior Companion To Music by Percy A. Scholes (£12.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily to the spine ends which are slightly chipped, with fading to the margins of both panels. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1954] Illustrated with black and white photographs with a colour frontispiece. From the cover: “This volume is, so far as is known, the first dictionary of music specifically written and designed for the young musician. It is meant to be used by young people from the age of 8 to 15 or 16 and is a volume for reference, study, and recreation. It contains something over 3,000 articles; a number of carefully chosen music examples which, as far as possible, are not mere snippets but short complete compositions to be played on the piano; and a mass of pictorial illustrations.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVIII] 435 pages. Tags: age all amply and aspects book dictionaries encyclopaedias encyclopedias family for from general illustrated information its juvenile literature music nonfiction presents readers reference school use wealth works
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The Top 10 of Everything 2005 by Russell Ash (£12.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781405304061]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The worst storms, the richest rulers, the fastest cards, the highest jumps, the deadliest snakes, the brightest stars and the hottest hits. These are just some of the top “pick-of-the-lists” and record breakers included in this reference.”Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: achievement achievers actors astronauts award-winners bears bests bestselling billionaires blockbusters breakers brightest buildings cards cats caves classics collectables controversial countries cricket culture curiosities deadliest deadly decades dinosaurs disasters dvds encyclopaedias encyclopedias epidemics exploring extremes facts fascinating fastest fbi’s figures film fires firsts football frontiers games garbage greatest health healthcare highest highlights
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Case Studies in Reference Work by Denis Grogan (£11.50)Publisher: Clive Bingley — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little soiling to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with minor corrections. [First: 1967] From the cover: “This is the first British volume of case studies in library work to be published. Compiled by the head of the department of bibliographical studies at the College of Librarianship Wales, it constitutes an excellent example of the way in which modern techniques of teaching can be, and are being, validly applied to librarianship.

Case studies have been used with success in teaching programmes for subjects as diverse as medicine and business studies. The value of providing a simulacrum of reality for students of an essentially practical discipline is immediately apparent from this volume, in which the reader is conducted systematically through a series of actual situations which progressively reveal the scope, range, and problems of reference work. The emphasis in the book is on the major types of reference book — encyclopaedias, yearbooks and directories, bibliographies, dictionaries — and although compiled primarily for library students, the breadth of experience apparent throughout this volume will interest and inform also all those connected with practical reference work in libraries.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 166 pages. Tags: and bibliographies bibliography biographical books case dictionaries directories encyclopedias enquiries grogan's guides librarianship libraries periodicals phrase process reference services sources statistical studies the their work yearbooks
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The BBC Antiques Roadshow by David Battie (£11.50)Publisher: Mitchell Beazley — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1845332121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper snagged at the head of the spine, ½” closed and tape-repaired tear to bottom corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “This book celebrates all that has made the Antiques Roadshow such an outstanding success. Fiona Malcolm uncovers the origins of the programme and lists all the locations visited since the first series in 1977. She introduces the current team with illustrated biographies of current and past experts — many of whom have been on the programme since the first series. You also meet 20 of the experts at home and learn about some of the best-loved pieces in their own collections.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Aspel. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 160 pages. Tags: mass-production austin-process semi-precious commemorative encyclopedias balance-cock enthusiastic collectables broadcasting collectibles mid-georgian powder-flask commonwealth restoration love-tokens earthenware collectable accessories collections fascinating elizabethan renaissance tyntesfield chamberlain decorative performing calamander discovered lusterware sunderland sea-farers caricature collection television eighteenth trowbridge collectors roisterers jewellery chocolate furniture worcester orangemen postcards victorian decanters heirlooms programme criticism reference top-class
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The Thames and Hudson Encyclopaedia of Graphic Design and Designers by Alan Livingston & Isabella Livingston (£11.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500202591]Condition: Very Good. Light crease to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". In the World of Art series. 215 pages. Tags: advertising and arte artists arts biographical biography book comercial commercial corporate covering decorative design designers development diccionarios dictionaries encyclopaedias encyclopedias field gra´fico graphic history identity individual international leading magazine media movements packaging personalities posters reference technical terms the works
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Devon & Cornwall by Denys Kay-Robinson (£10.50)Publisher: John Bartholomew & Son — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0702810142]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little musty.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. 8pp. Of maps to the rear. From the cover: “Devon and Cornwall are challenging subjects to write about. Many English counties inspire strong loyalties and attachments, but few produce a kind of patriotic emotion, something often found amongst those who love Devon or Cornwall. The ‘or’ is deliberate: both counties can of course be admired, or enjoyed, and appreciated, but perhaps deeper feelings cannot easily be shared between them: Devon and Cornwall are firmly and decidedly different. There are, it must be added, also differences between each county — a glance at a geological map hints at some of these variations (in building materials as well as in landscape) — but the Tamar, for most of its length the boundary between the two counties, is an emotional, psychological, as well as physical, divide. The problems involved in writing about Devon and Cornwall in one volume are considerable; but the contrasts and — where they exist — the similarities are valuable evidence in any assessment and are a strong justification for such a method of working. As in other volumes in this series, the principle followed has been that places in the gazetteer are included solely for their interest, regardless of their ‘importance’ or familiarity.

Devon and Cornwall has seven pages of road maps, a geological map, three town plans (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay), over 100 black-and-white half-tones, and four colour plates.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 228 pages. Tags: devon england cornwall county guid dictionaries and encyclopedias 1976 encyclopaedias language place-names the cornish saints geology mining quarrying smuggling wrecking traditions legends few dishes past specialities traditional events fishing industry towns denys kay-robinson 0702810142 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Longman Companion to Twentieth Century Literature by A. C. [Alfred Charles] Ward (£10.50)Publisher: Longman — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0582328039]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Errata slip pasted to the reverse of the title page. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “This Companion is designed as much for personal possession as a guide to home reading as for consultation in schools and colleges, public and institutional libraries, offices, and by journalists and other professional workers.

Arranged alphabetically throughout and fully cross-referenced, the contents comprise:
•Biographical and bibliographical entries on the great and many lesser writers of the present century, mainly English and Scottish but including also those Commonwealth (Australian, Canadian, Caribbean, New Zealand), African, American, French, German, Spanish, and Russian writers with an international reputation whose books have appeared in English editions.
• Articles on literary categories: Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Drama, Essays, Fiction, Poetry. Summaries of outstanding novels, plays, and other literary works.
• Fictional characters described and related to the books or plays in which they appear. Authors’ pseudonyms.
• Literary terms, topical phrases, and references and allusions to persons, institutions, and matters likely to arouse curiosity in the course of general reading.
• Advice for authors on the preparation and publication of manuscripts.
• Articles on Censorship, Copyright, Literary Societies, and other organizations.
• Each biographical entry appears under the writer’s pseudonym or preferred name, immediately followed by the full birthname and cross-referenced under the surname, thus enabling any author to be traced quickly in library and other catalogues.

Many authors are included whose works have given widespread pleasure, as well as those intellectually exacting and academically approved, and a few exceptions are made to the principle that only authors who lived into the present century qualify for inclusion. For example, though Gerard Manley Hopkins died in 1889 his work is of twentieth century adoption. Where an author’s works were substantially divided between this century and the last, only those published since 1900/1901 are included: Thomas Hardy’s poetry is noted but not his fiction, and only the final novels of Henry James. A few isolated works of earlier date appear if they have some topical interest.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 593 pages. Tags: 20th and century criticism david dictionaries encyclopaedias encyclopedias english european herbert interpretation lawrence literatures modern
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New Illustrated Astrology by Kim Farnell, Cat Javor & Helene Schnitzer (£10.50)Publisher: London: Star Fire — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1903817900]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Short closed tear to top edge of the upper panel. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Charts; Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Astrology covers all aspects of this intriguing subject, so whether your interest is in the scientific, spiritual or historical, this book will have something to fascinate you. The A to Z format makes it easy for you to find the subject you need, and each entry has cross references to guide you to related topics that may also be of interest. There are special features on all the star signs and planets. Readers can create their own birth chart, using the detailed instructions provided, investigate techniques for judging relationships and find out more about the range of prediction methods.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: schnitzer 1903817900 astrology encyclopedias aspects techniques houses interpretation planets body mind spirit history
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The Encyclopedia of Formula One: The New Definitive Guide to the Drivers, Cars, Circuits and Every World Championship Since 1950 by Tim Hill & Gareth Thomas (£10.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781407566795]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: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Results Tables;

From the cover: “When the internal combustion engine was developed in the late nineteenth century, there were those who viewed it purely in utilitarian terms, as simply another means of getting from A to B. And there were those who wanted to test their vehicles — and themselves — to the absolute limit; to get from A to B quicker than anyone else. More than a century has passed since the days of the spectacular inter-city races which launched a new field of sporting endeavour. But the raw appeal remains the same: man and machine operating as one in high-risk, high-reward gladiatorial combat.

The chase for the victors’ laurels gained fresh momentum in 1950, when the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile launched the world championship. The 30 men who have held the coveted title to date include legendary names who would feature in any list of all-time greats: Fangio, Brabham, Clark, Stewart, Senna, Prost, Schumacher. Others came agonisingly close to gaining a seat at the top table. Stirling Moss missed out narrowly on several occasions, Wolfgang von Trips was killed when the 1961 title lay within his grasp, while team orders robbed the mercurial Gilles Villeneuve of the crown in 1979.

This book chronicles the history of the world championship, from Giuseppe Farina’s victory for Alfa Romeo at Silverstone on 13 May 1950 to the present day. All the top drivers are profiled, and there is a wealth of information on the major Marques and championship venues, while the comprehensive statistics section will settle many an argument. It is a story of ingenuity and endeavour, rivalry and camaraderie, triumph and tragedy, in pursuit of the greatest prize in motor sport.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 255 pages. Tags: grand prix racing encyclopedias formula one automobiles championship motor was grands top drivers marques manufacturers champions driver sport
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The History Today Companion to British History by Edited by Juliet Gardiner & Neil Wenborn (£10.50)Publisher: London: Collins & Brown — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1855852616]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Maps [9];Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [III] 840 pages. Tags: wenborn britain history encyclopedias development compendiums england british irish historiography united kingdom europe 1855852616
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