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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
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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 Military History by Edited by Richard Holmes (£39.00)Publisher: Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0198662092]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Diagrams; Maps; List of abbreviations; Plans;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 1048 pages. Tags: military history encyclopedias science warfare operations campaigns battles land encyclopaedias theory war defence 0198662092 9780198662099
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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 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
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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
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
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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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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 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 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 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 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 Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography by Maggy Hendry & Jenny Uglow (£12.50)Publisher: Basingstoke & New York: 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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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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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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Who's Who in Shakespeare by Peter Quennell & Hamish Johnson (£10.50)Publisher: Routledge — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0415421438]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small, triangular, nick to the foot of the lower panel and a further small ding to the same. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XII] 228 pages. Tags: johnson 0415421438 shakespeare william characters encyclopedias minor figure criticism interpretation plays dictionaries indexes english drama
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Golf Handbook by Richard Bradbeer & Ian Morrison (£9.50)Publisher: Abbeydale Press — 2004Binding: Hardback (Ringbound) [ISBN: 1861471394]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6½". 256 pages. Tags: alignment approach avoiding backspin backswing ball-to-target blind bounce bunker checking chip club clubface clubhead competitions crosswind cut-up divots doffing dog-leg downswing draws eliminating encyclopedias etiquette fairway faults follow-through forced golf golfer greenside grip handbooks hazards heather heathland height hitting holes hook irons junior late lay-up links manuals manufactured matchplay overshooting par
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NCSA Pollution Glossary by Edited by Loveday Murley & Mary Stevens (£9.50)Publisher: National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection — 1989Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Description: From the preface: “The NSCA Pollution Glossary is published in conjunction with our annual Pollution Handbook. Its main purpose is to explain as clearly as possible some of the technical and scientific terms used in the Handbook. We have, however, also tried to include explanations of a number of other terms in common usage within the various areas of pollution control; as the “language of the environment” is increasing almost daily, it goes without saying that a selective approach has to be adopted to keep our Glossary within manageable proportions. For those needing more information, we have included a list of other glossaries and similar reference books at the end of this book.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 94 pages. Tags: national society for clean air pollution glossary environment nsca encyclopedias and dictionaries edited loveday murley mary stevens
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The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson (£9.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780571233687]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “This book is for the people who know they don’t know very much. It contains hundreds of things that the average person doesn’t know. But it doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of human ignorance, because it’s the kind of stuff that has answers. The really interesting questions aren’t like that. What is life? Nobody knows. What is light? Or love? Or laughter?”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". 282 pages. Tags: mitchinson 9780571233687 fallacies tie-in humour trivia quiz question books encyclopedias questions answers
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The Encyclopaedia of Middle Eastern Mythology and Religion by Jan Knappert (£9.50)Publisher: Element — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852304278]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: From the cover: “Through myth we express our experience of life, and through religion our sense of the sacred and the divine. Studying myths and religions not only increases our understanding of other cultures, but of ourselves.

From the Middle East sprang major mythological and religious traditions including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha’i Faith. Jan Knappert has produced this uniquely comprehensive A to Z guide, which will be indispensable for all those who wish to learn more about Middle Eastern mythology, religion, literature and art.

He tells of the heroes and the demons, the priests and prophets, and the visions and dreams from the ancient Mesopotamian epics, from biblical legends and from the Islamic storytellers’ treasure-house of tales.

At a time when the Middle East is a focus for world attention, this book can bring us a fuller understanding of its cultural and religious traditions.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 309 pages. Tags: civilization dictionaries east eastern encyclopedias literature middle mythology myths religion semitic
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The Thames and Hudson Encyclopaedia of Graphic Design and Designers by Alan Livingston & Isabella Livingston (£9.50)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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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words by Simon Winchester (£8.50)Publisher: London: Viking — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670878626]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: minor william chester sir oxford english dictionary historical principles 19th century lexicographers lexicography history encyclopedias american civil war veterans patients hospitals psychiatric terms phrases language etymology
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Classical Mythology by Arthur Cotterell (£7.50)Publisher: Hermes House — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1840388005]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the upper wrapper.Description: An A to Z of the mythical figures of two great continents, detailing characters, locations and sites of interest, significant events, stories and symbols. The first section describes the mythical figures of the West, whilst the second section describes those of the East.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¾". In the Illustrated Encyclopedia series. 256 pages. Tags: ancient classical encyclopedias european folklore mediterranean mythology myths pre-christian reference religions science social works world
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