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A Practical Guide to Making and Proving Wills and Obtaining Grants of Letters of Administration, a Chapter On Practice in the Registries,… by (The Late) Corrie Hudson (£36.00)Publisher: London: Waterlow Bros. & Layton — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Shaken, with a couple of gathers now detached and the front board almost detached. Text complete, clean and tight in all other respects. Description: A Practical Guide To Making And Proving Wills And Obtaining Grants Of Letters Of Administration, A Chapter On Practice In The Registries, And Forms Under The Customs And Inland Revenue Act Of 1881 And In Common Form Practice, With Special Forms For Limited And Other Grants, With Directions As To The Distribution Of The Estates Of Deceased Persons, And A Copious Appendix, Containing Statutes, Rules, Forms, Costs, &C. Sixth Edition. Revised, Corrected And Enlarged By Alfred T. Layton and Henry Wyatt Hart.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIX] 258 [CCXXII/XXIII/6] pages. Tags: hudson wills britain proving obtaining grants law trustees powers sale investment trustees relief act navy marines property deceased administration guardians notices queen’s proctor executors administrators
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Urban Estate Management by W. A. Leach (£28.00)Publisher: Estates Gazette — 1946Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, slight fraying at the spine ends. Gently faded at the spine and onto the rather dulled boards. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Loan plate to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 468 pages. Tags: compensation distribution quinquennial instructions preservation restrictions prescription agricultural overcrowding alterations sub-letting authorities trespassers development obstructive legislation enforcement boundaries structural leaseholds deductions agreements provisions structures properties rentcharge sanitation apartments licensees freeholds cesspools verminous tenancies factories ownership buildings easements furnished property drainage boundary premises invitees managers highways schedule planning purchase workers’ industry licences
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Yesterday's Countryside: Country Life as it Really Was by Valerie Porter (£18.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715309684]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: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 320 pages. Tags: porter 0715309684 country life great britain history rural past conditions countryside living gardens lanes markets women children animals fun work care estates villages war
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Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-century English Landscape by Roger Turner (£18.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297787349]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Gazetteer;

From the cover: “Throughout England, and particularly on the estates of great country houses such as Stowe, Petworth and Blenheim, are large areas of parkland which embody the ideal of the natural English landscape: pastoral scenes of lakes and streams bordered by softly undulating meadows, with clumps of broad-leaved trees casting their shade on smooth expanses of close-cropped grass. It requires a leap of the imagination to realize that such apparently artless scenes are by no means a happy accident of nature, but are the result of one man’s meticulous planning. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown created scores of parks for the English gentry and nobility in the late eighteenth century, and his talent for envisaging the ‘great capabilities’ of a piece of land, combined with the age’s passion for the ‘simple charms that genuine Art supplies’ (in the words of his epitaph), brought about a revolution in English garden design. Old fashioned knot gardens and formal parterres, gravel walks and topiary were swept away, and acres of waste land were remodelled with the blithe confidence of a landscape painter. Stiff, formal elements were softened, straight lines eliminated and every trace of geometry banished, to be replaced with meandering walks and streams, serpentine lakes and vistas of gently rolling hills and vales.

After an introduction to eighteenth-century England and gardens before 1750, Roger Turner gives a carefully researched account of Lancelot Brown’s humble origins and rising fortunes, his marriage and his family, the course of his career and the recognition it brought him, culminating in his appointment as Master Gardener to George HI. The creation of a ‘natural’ landscape involved considerable grooming and disciplining of nature: thousands of men were employed to excavate lakes, dam rivers and transplant not only mature trees but also the hills they stood on. Details of the practical and technical aspects of the work, its key characteristics and the plants and trees used, form a background to individual portraits in words and pictures of the finished — and apparently effortlessly beautiful — landscapes. Fifteen of Brown’s major works are described in full and illustrated with original plans, eighteenth-century pictures and modern photographs, showing the gardens’ development over the centuries to maturity. Having discussed Brown’s other works and appraised his astonishingly far-reaching influence, which transformed the English landscape and people’s perception of it, the author provides, finally, a gazetteer of Brown’s works. The information he provides for potential visitors includes, as far as possible, an appraisal of the present condition of each park, drawing attention to the dangers that road construction, agriculture, inappropriate planting and neglect present to these fine landscapes.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 204 pages. Tags: turner lancelot england gardens landscape design capability architects architecture history 18th century english britain garden british isles country houses 0297787349 9780297787341
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Gardens New England by David Epstein (£18.00)Publisher: Rockport: Twin Lights Publishers, Inc. — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781885435811]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Colour photographs;Notes: Illustrated by Michael Hubley (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: climate soil, historic estates gardening, new england, directories gardening, new york state, nurseries horticulture, equipment industry, england, books written epstein
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Period Gardens by Patrick Taylor (£16.00)Publisher: Pavilion — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851454020]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very slight fading to the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “A scented garden walled with Tudor brick; an old garden, its pathways arched over with clipped lime trees; a pavilion of white and blue wood topped by a golden ball; an intricate geometric maze of yew and box; archways, avenues and tunnels of honeysuckle, laburnum and English oaks — these are the elements of gardens from the past that too often are allowed to decay and disappear. Period Gardens describes the history and painstaking restoration of a dozen classic gardens rescued from this fate, and illustrates them in their newly revealed splendour.

Patrick Taylor gives an account of each garden and its history; the practices and inspiration of its designer, the reasons for its form, and details of the plants and trees that were grown as well as of the follies, fountains and statuary that give every garden its distinct character. He describes the restoration of each in great detail, varying from gardens such as Claremont and Westbury Court, where precise historical records have been carefully followed by the National Trust, to estates such as Pitmedden and Hatfield, where a freer interpretation revives the spirit of the original. While the purpose of this book is chiefly to inspire, there is advice about the practicalities of restoration that will be relevant to any garden, regardless of size or age.

Period Gardens shows how gardens may be almost lost, and yet be restored to their original glory. In many cases they provide an appropriate setting for the historic houses that are part of every country’s cultural heritage; this is particularly the concern of the National Trust, which owns five of the gardens here described. The specially commissioned photographs taken by Eric Crichton capture and convey the beauty and detail of each of the gardens. This book is a tribute to the imagination of the original gardeners and to the commitment of the men and women who have brought these masterpieces back to life.”
Notes: Illustrated by Eric Crichton (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Penelope Hobhouse. Size: 10¼" x 9¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: gardens great britain history restoration national trust historic conservation and styles united kingdom virginia states gardening descriptions garden design planning nature animals architecture town patrick taylor eric crichton photos penelope hobhouse 1851454020 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Blackstone's Statutes on Property Law 2007-2008 by Meryl Thomas (£15.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780199211722]Condition: Near Fine.Description: 15th Edition. New to the fifteenth edition: Charities Act 2006; amendments made to: Charities Act 1993; Law of Property (Miscellaneous provisions) Act 1989; Recreational Charities Act 1958; Also included in the fifteenth edition is the property legislation of 1925: Settled Land Act 1925; Trustee Act 1925; Law of Property Act 1925; Land Registration Act 1925; Administration of Estates Acts 1925;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 442 pages. Tags: Estates Land Registration Law Property Charities Act Trustee
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The National Wealth: Who Gets What in Britain by Dominic Hobson (£14.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0002559137]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly soiled and tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This is the most comprehensive, lucid and authoritative account of the state of the nation since Anthony Sampson’s classic Anatomy of Britain. Starting with a simple question — ‘who owns Britain?’ — Dominic Hobson has created a colossal tour de force: a book which not only ranges across every aspect of wealth and income in Britain today, but also explores the relationship between money, power and status from the Norman Conquest to New Labour. Huge in scope, masterly in presentation, The National Wealth reveals the social, economic and financial (rather than the political or bureaucratic) workings of Britain. It tells us who has the money, and how they get it; and, ultimately, who owns Britain today. The author describes the draining away of money and power from the great estates of the realm such as the Crown, the Aristocracy, the Church and Oxbridge; the aggrandisement of the State in the post-war socialist era, followed by the greatest transfer of ownership in Britain since the Dissolution of the Monasteries — the privatisation of the nationalised industries; the origins of the greatest personal fortunes and the psychology of the truly rich; the rise of the industrial Fat Cats and the new professional elites of the City and the Law. The book concludes with a probing analysis of the relationship between the PLC (the dominant form of social organisation in Britain today) and the great institutional investors who have become the most influential repositories of the national wealth. Throughout, the narrative concentrates on people as well as organisations: on people as voters, taxpayers, patients, students and parents as well as people at play and at work — MPs, civil servants, judges, dons, clergymen, farmers, lawyers, bankers, accountants, architects, doctors and dentists, teachers, army officers, managers, journalists, shopkeepers, publicans, sportsmen, charity-workers and pensioners. The National Wealth is a magnificent summation of Britain at the turn of the century, a panoramic and trenchantly expressed overview of the division of the spoils, and a searching examination of the gap between rhetoric and reality in public and private affairs.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 1350 pages. Tags: accountants analyses aristocracy assets bankers boardroom bodies book's breakdown britain brokers cats central charity companies consequences contents controllers corporate corporations dentists earlier economics economy estate examines fat finance forms funds groups heritage includes institutions insurance investment judges kingdom lawyers local medieval monarchy monetary municipal owners ownership parks pension plus policy post-war privatizations professionals public quick real richest schools scrutinises sporting teachers today's united universities valuations vaults wealth
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Contemporary British Industrial Relations by Sid Kessler; Fred Bayliss; (£13.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333641329]Condition: Very Good. Spine lightly creased. Corners showing a little wear. Internally bright and clean.Description: 324pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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A Vision of Britain by HRH The Prince of Wales (£12.50)Publisher: Doubleday — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780385269032]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.Description: A Personal View of Architecture. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “HRH The Prince Of Wales publicly voiced his feelings about post-war trends in architecture for the first time in a speech to the RIBA in May 1984. His hard-hitting phrases — ‘monstrous carbuncle’ (of the National Gallery extension) and ‘giant glass stump’ (of the Mansion House Square project) — alerted the nation to his deep concern about the effect some modern architecture has had on the environment and on people’s lives, and opened what has become a major public debate. The Prince’s concern led him to write and present his first TV documentary, the 75-minute A Vision of Britain. In this book the Prince develops and expands on the themes of his film. He stresses the need to preserve the character of our towns and cities, the desirability of reviewing existing planning laws and, above all, the Importance of providing an architecture which people really want, and which is on a human scale.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: post-modernist building architecture environment unadulterated ugliness mediocrity public commercial buildings housing estates urban planning fashionable architectural theories towns cities villages revolutionary building materials department the environment property developers planning and property development interest groups architectural profession planners cultural agenda local councillors modernism royal institute british architects sycophantic architectural
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The Wildlife of the Royal Estates by Robin Page (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Hinges weak at the front flap. Tanning to the blanks and first & last few pages. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. The Royal estates of thousands of acres of land not only rich in natural beauty but remarkable havens for wildlife of all kinds. Contents: Balmoral; Sandringham; Buckingham Palace Garden; The Duchy Of Cornwall; The Duchy Of Lancaster; A Guide To The Royal Estates And Their Wildlife;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: 574-941 natural history great wildlife the royal estates wildlife habitats conservation techniques erosion litter damage public access countryside responsible land-owners estates deerstalking red deer roe deer golden eagles peregrine falcons ptarmigan crested tits salmon otters native fauna flora threatening wildlife mountains moorlands islands bogs forests fens lowlands sand dunes sea landscape birds animals plants habitat streams valleys seas harriers hunting foxes scavenging badger cubs deer browsing birds butterflies flowers collectors irresponsible birdwatchers plant thieves
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The Mau Mau War in Perspective by Frank Furedi (£12.00)Publisher: Oxford: James Curry — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821409409]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Maps [2];

From the cover: “The book breaks new ground in following the story of the participants of the rural movement during the decade after the defeat of the Mau Mau. New archival sources and interviews provide exciting material on the mechanics of the sociology of decolonization and on the containment of rural radicalism in Kenya.

For the first time an account of decolonization in Kenya based on primary sources is offered to the reader. The Mau Mau was militarily crushed in the mid-fifties, but the struggle for land rights was only contained in the post independence era of Kenya. Kikuyu squatters on European estates who formed the backbone of this movement are the main subject of this book. Furedi’s account considers how the radicalization of rural protest in the so-called White Highlands led to the Mau Mau explosion and how it was sustained during the subsequent fifteen years.

The book establishes a focus for discussion of these critical events through exploring the relationship between rural resistance and decolonization. The author argues that the main issue facing post-colonial policies in Kenya was to resolve the problems raised by the Mau Mau revolt. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a special emphasis on historical and political sociology, this book is aimed at students of African politics and political sociologists interested in rural revolution and revolt.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Eastern African Studies series. [XIII] 239 pages. Tags: eastern african studies history kenya 20th century squatters kikuyu mau-mau kikuyi emergency revolutionary movements civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare sociology histo 9780852550526
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1492 by Homero Aridjis (£11.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0233987274]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Top edges of text block tanned.Description: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon. Set in fifteenth-century Spain, when its rulers, with the aid of the Inquisition, were seizing Jewish estates to finance the wars with the Moors and the new voyages of discover, 1492 is the story of one Juan Cabezón, a descendant of converted Jews.Notes: Jacket designed by Pete Rozycki. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burnt Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 284 pages. Tags: catholic rulers expelled jews spain fifteenth century moors voyages discovery bizarre accidents orphaned picaresque life rogues vagabonds madrid converted jewess burned the stake bearing his child vanishes inquisition desperate search
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A Vision of Britain by HRH The Prince of Wales (£11.50)Publisher: Doubleday — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 038526903X]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at the corners of both panels. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: A Personal View of Architecture. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “HRH The Prince Of Wales publicly voiced his feelings about post-war trends in architecture for the first time in a speech to the RIBA in May 1984. His hard-hitting phrases — ‘monstrous carbuncle’ (of the National Gallery extension) and ‘giant glass stump’ (of the Mansion House Square project) — alerted the nation to his deep concern about the effect some modern architecture has had on the environment and on people’s lives, and opened what has become a major public debate. The Prince’s concern led him to write and present his first TV documentary, the 75-minute A Vision of Britain. In this book the Prince develops and expands on the themes of his film. He stresses the need to preserve the character of our towns and cities, the desirability of reviewing existing planning laws and, above all, the Importance of providing an architecture which people really want, and which is on a human scale.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: post-modernist building architecture environment unadulterated ugliness mediocrity public commercial buildings housing estates urban planning fashionable architectural theories towns cities villages revolutionary building materials department the environment property developers planning and property development interest groups architectural profession planners cultural agenda local councillors modernism royal institute british architects sycophantic architectural
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Long Lease! by Michael Cassell (£11.50)Publisher: Pencorp Books — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: The story of a company that made a town. Without Slough Estates the small community that gave the company its name would be a very different place. 200pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Jacket Designed by The Production House, London.
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Polonaise by Piers Paul Read (£11.50)Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little faded, with nicks and chips at the head of the spine, further small closed tears to both panels. Text bright and tight.Description: First U.S. Edition. From the cover: “Spanning the period from 1914 to the late 1950s, the novel follows the lives of a brother and sister, Stefan and Krystyna Kornowski, who must make their way in the world alone when their father, a Polish aristocrat, goes bankrupt.”Notes: Jacket designed by Paul Bacon. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 347 pages. Tags: outbreak world war cornwall pz4.r285p03 pr6068.e25 823’.9’14 76-15306 first american edition piers paul read human nature aristocrat goes bankrupt working jewellery shop estates jezow german tariff war against poland count staszow maulopolska warsaw
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The Decline and Rise of British Industry by David Clutterbuck & Stuart Craine (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852510307]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the flap: “Has Britain really recovered from its decades-long industrial decline? What has to be done to maintain the recovery? And how did our industry become so uncompetitive in the first place? Here are the facts and the statistics behind the collapse of British industrial power and influence between the end of the Second World War and the late 1970s, and the subsequent return to apparent health in the Thatcherite years. Views vary widely on the causes of the decline; yet there is a remarkable degree of agreement as to what needs to be done to continue the recovery. Continue is the key word, for though the patient is off the critical list, he is far from dancing with rude health.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 388 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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British Industry by J. H. Dunning; C. J. Thomas; (£10.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1968Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 090589742]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps which are a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight overall but the glue is weakened at the last page of the index. A fragile copy.Description: What have been the main developments in British industry since 1914 and how will its future prospects be affected by such issues at State control, automation and the Common Market.Notes: Jacket designed by Ralph Mabey. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Universal Library series. 242 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
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Citizen Lord: Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-98 by Stella Tillyard (£10.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701165383]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with a genealogical table to the rear. From the cover: “Citizen Lord tells the story of the headstrong and passionate eighteenth-century Irish revolutionary, Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Written with pace and sympathy, it has the force of a dashing novel, bringing a hidden past vividly before us.

Son of a duke, heir to estates and influence, Lord Edward died in a Dublin gaol, a rebel and a traitor. Born in 1763, he joined the British army as a teenager, fought in the American War of Independence and was elected to the Irish Parliament in 1783. But his radical sentiments soon showed themselves, beliefs in the goodness of man and the importance of liberty and equality. Returning to North America with the army in 1787, Lord Edward spent time with the Iroquois and was adopted by them as an Indian chief. Back in Europe he became a disciple of the Republican Thomas Paine, visited revolutionary France and joined the Irish underground in the 1790s. Even his love life was political: from his tragic love for Elizabeth Linley, wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, to his marriage to the daughter of a French republican. In the final years of his dramatic life, politics and passion came together. With his wife as his help-mate, Lord Edward plotted Irish independence from Britain. He was captured and died, raving and wounded, as the bloody rebellion of 1798 raged around him.

Citizen Lord not only tells this compelling story. It also explores vital hidden relationships in Lord Edward’s life -those with his mother Emily, Duchess of Leinster, one of the heroines of Stella Tillyard’s bestselling Aristocrats, and with his black servant Tony Small, who saved his life and became his companion. In the figure of Tony, Citizen Lord hints at all the forgotten, invisible lives that counterpoint and make possible those that history remembers.

Largely based on personal letters and contemporary sources, this is a dazzling narrative, a moving biography, and an exemplary and unusual history — all in one.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 335 pages. Tags: 1798 18th activists and autobiography biography british century covered cultural dates edward england fitzgerald general government historical history ireland irish lord military nobility political politics rebellion social studies
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Our Christian heritage by Warwick Rodwell; James Bentley; (£10.50)Publisher: George Philip — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0540010782]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Several small indentations to the upper panel. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with plans & maps. From the cover: “The parish church is such a familiar feature of the landscape that we have ceased to see it for what it is. These buildings are often richer in history than anything else in the neighbourhood and full of works of art, from carved bench ends and gargoyles to stained glass and embroideries — all from the hands of skilled men who laboured for years in the service of the Church. What is true at the level of the parish is magnified in the case of our cathedrals, as remarkable and awe-inspiring now as they were when first built centuries ago. Today, as at some periods in the past, this rich legacy is threatened, partly by the ravages of time and lack of adequate resources to offset them, and partly because falling church attendances mean that many of these buildings are far too large for present congregations or clearly redundant.

In their wide-ranging text Warwick Rodwell and James Bentley look at the Church’s impact on the society and culture of Great Britain from the arrival of Christianity in Roman times to the present day. They show how the enormous and diverse legacy of buildings we can see today reflects the Church’s role in society and its changing fortunes — the great period of expansion and building in the high Middle Ages, for example, contrasting with the dissolution and destruction of the 16th century, when estates and buildings were appropriated, many works of Urt destroyed and monastic ‘country-houses’ created. The book ends by considering the problems faced by the Church today in looking after our ecclesiastical heritage and handing it on to future generations. The authors point out that the present-day disposal of church treasures can be seen as a twentieth-century form of iconoclasm paralleling the destruction of the 17th century, but they also discuss the many positive ways in which difficulties are being tackled, in particular the move to find alternative uses for redundant buildings.

Bringing in examples from all over the country, this is a fascinating account of the central importance of the Church in the cultural history of Great Britain.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: antiquities architecture britain buildings christian christianity church churches great history
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Pride of Perth: The Story of Arthur Bell & Sons Scotch Whisky Distillers by Jack House (£9.50)Publisher: Century Benham — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091509416]Condition: Very Good.Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Pride of Perth is not just the history of an organization but of a unique relationship between a company and a city, in which the prosperity of the one has contributed to that of the other in an unprecedented way. Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd was established in Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland, in the year 1825, where its founder, T. R. Sandeman, opened a humble whisky merchant’s shop. Now the company’s sales exceed five million cases annually, a figure that increases year by year. In the story of the company’s remarkable success four men stand out: Arthur Bell, the archetypal Victorian industrialist; his son, the vigorous humanitarian Arthur Kinmond Bell; the strong, colourful William Govan Farquharson; and the dynamic, resourceful Raymond Miquel. Bell’s story is, however, not just an example of private enterprise at its best but one of public benefaction as well. In 1937, Arthur Kinmond Bell founded the Gannochy Trust. He set aside a certain amount of his income to provide work and housing for the people of Perth during the Depression. As the Company itself thrived, so did the Trust, and it still has a large holding in the equity of Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. Pride of Perth is the story of a company whose performance is an investor’s dream, and a tale of human enterprise which Jack House relates with warmth and humour which make it highly readable.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 348 pages. Tags: activities adjacent afore artist athol attended award bell’s bladnoch blair blending bottling canning centre ceremony chairman cheque cherrybank circular civic club coached coat cocktail company’s complex conferred contributory cranstone crest director distillery distilling dunfermline engraved estate estates export factor factory features flavour fleet frontispiece fund-raising furnace gannochy gardens gleneagles hall highness
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The Way the Wind Blows by Alec Douglas-Home (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0002119978]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine, extending onto the margins of the panels. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.Description: Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “If any Prime Minister of the twentieth century could step straight into such a role in the political novels of Anthony Trollope it would be Lord Home. Yet no parallel could be more misleading. Under Queen Victoria the head of an ancient family in possession of great estates was a natural candidate for the Premiership: in the second half of the twentieth century such an appointment was widely held to be a political and constitutional impossibility.

It is not the least of Lord Home’s remarkable achievements to have bridged this gulf between two worlds at first sight so remote. The account he gives of his childhood and upbringing in the incomparably beautiful Border Country that is still his home, of the habits, tastes and interests he acquired and still enjoys, describes a background that has altered little for the last two centuries. But the scenes and characters of his public life, Munich and the Abdication, Chamberlain and Hitler, Baldwin and Churchill, De Gaulle and Mr Gromyko, Khrushchev and Kennedy, Vietnam and Rhodesia, Menzies and Walter Nash, Harold Macmillan and Pandit Nehru, are right up against the footlights of our time. There is a characteristic lightness and sureness in the author’s portrayal of them.

Lord Home brings to the convulsions of this fevered age the serene realism of a man who has observed nature long and closely and who knows his own mind. If he was favoured in his birth and early opportunities, he has had his share of frustration and misfortune. Four years of prostration by a terrible disease at the very moment when the world was all before him were turned to advantage in self-discipline and self-education. The clarity of his perceptions was forcibly brought home to the Russians when, after much huffing and puffing, they had to repatriate several hundred agents carefully placed in the embassies and trade delegations of the Eastern Bloc. The charm and humour of his mind and personality, so amply attested by his colleagues and subordinates, shine through this most agreeable, unobvious and utterly unpretentious book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5¾". 320 pages. Tags: alec and autobiographies baron biographies biography britain century douglas-home government great hirsel home ministers politics prime the
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Pride of Perth: Story of Arthur Bell & Sons Scotch Whisky Distillers by Jack House (£8.00)Publisher: Hutchinson Benham — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091509416]Condition: Good. A little faded at the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: 5th (revised) printing. [First Published: 1978, Thus] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". 149 pages. Tags: 0091509416 09127320x and arthur athol bell bladnoch blair cherrybank distillery estate estates gannochy history house housing industries jack licensed licensees limited lowland ltd lvnh malt perth pitlochry region retired ruffby school scotland shrewsburv sons studies tayside the towmaster trades vehicles victuallers whiskey whisky
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Glue by Irvine Welsh (£7.00)Publisher: Vintage — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0099285924]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Glue is the story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh schemes, and about the loyalties, the experiences and secrets that hold them together into their thirties. As we follow their lives from the ‘70s into the new century — from punk to techno, from speed to Es — we can see each of them trying to struggle out from under the weight of the conditioning of class and culture, peer pressure and their parents’ hopes that maybe their sons will do better than they did. What binds the four of them is the friendship formed by the scheme, their school, and their ambition to escape from both; their loyalty fused in street morality: back up your mates, don’t hit women and, most importantly, never grass — on anyone.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 556 pages. Tags: sentimentally recreational desperation drink-drugs friendship literature edinburgh capital's dichotomy scotland morality schemes rundown housing estates fiction brutal street escape coming modern drugs humor black scene bleak story age
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Glue by Irvine Welsh (£6.50)Publisher: Vintage — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0099285924]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Glue is the story of four boys growing up in the Edinburgh schemes, and about the loyalties, the experiences and secrets that hold them together into their thirties. As we follow their lives from the ‘70s into the new century — from punk to techno, from speed to Es — we can see each of them trying to struggle out from under the weight of the conditioning of class and culture, peer pressure and their parents’ hopes that maybe their sons will do better than they did. What binds the four of them is the friendship formed by the scheme, their school, and their ambition to escape from both; their loyalty fused in street morality: back up your mates, don’t hit women and, most importantly, never grass — on anyone.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 556 pages. Tags: sentimentally recreational desperation drink-drugs friendship literature edinburgh capital's dichotomy scotland morality schemes rundown housing estates fiction brutal street escape coming modern drugs humor black scene bleak story age
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The Daily Telegraph How to Avoid the Inheritance Tax Trap by Maria Scott (£6.50)Publisher: Robinson — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1845292294]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Inheritance tax is becoming a headache for a growing number of ordinary families who would not consider themselves wealthy. Rising property prices have increased personal wealth in the UK and more than 37,000 estates will pay IHT this year — twice as many as just a decade ago. It’s estimated that by 2020 some 4.6 million properties could be liable for IHT. IHT is often described as a voluntary tax because of the tax breaks available to avoid it. Maria Scott explains how to work out whether you might have a problem with IHT and gives the options for dealing with it in straightforward language. She sets out what you can do if your home is your main asset and looks at which tax-saving schemes can safely be undertaken on a DIY basis and which ones require professional assistance. Action now could well prevent a problem in the future.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 180 pages. Tags: professional agricultural stockbrokers tax-planning partnerships back-to-back accumulation overpayments introduction difficulties non-business preliminary beneficiary potentially possessions independent investments stakeholder maintenance assessments accountants instalments inheritance tailor-made immediately calculation reservation retirement mitigation tax-breaks government calculator unilateral exemptions businesses registered succession investment setting-up unapproved downsizing charitable solicitors regulation discounted intestacy personnel unmarried valuation statement disputing
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The Flower Boy by Karen Roberts (£6.50)Publisher: Phoenix — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0753809567]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 352 pages. Tags: 20th 30s and british century ceylon ceylonese customs estates ethnic families family fiction general hillside history house lanka life lush modern nestled relations social sri staff tea the
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The Highland Clearances by John Prebble (£6.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140028374]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: From the cover: “In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Following his magnificent reconstruction of Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed into famine and poverty. While their chiefs grew rich on meat and wool, the people died of cholera and starvation or, evicted from the glens to make way for sheep, were forced to emigrate to foreign lands.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 336 pages. Tags: land tenure scotland highlands history 19th century sheep 18th economic conditions estates clearances 1770-1860 world nature natural resources british irish management social cultural books regional john prebble 0140028374
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Divorce by J.M. Black; E.R. Auckland; (£5.50)Publisher: Elliot Right Way — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 071602165X]Condition: Very Good.Description: The Things You Thought You'd Never Need to Know.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 190 pages. Tags: acknowledgement administration administrators administrative considerations responsibility fingerprinting step-children disadvantages discretionary step-parent's step-parents desirability significance guardianship applications insemination relationship arrangements grandparents transitional proceedings inheritance maintenance requirement legislation settlements assessments application enforcement calculation liabilities declaration concealment definitions matrimonial reinsurance step-parent magistrates department complaints definition assessable artificial remarriage unintended advantages protecting valuations agreements protection
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Splitting Up by David Green (£5.50)Publisher: Kogan Page — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749415177]Condition: Very Good.Description: 3rd edition. [First Edition: 1988] From the cover: “The emotional effects of divorce or separation may fade, but the legal and financial outcomes can cause lasting stress and acrimony, and often result in actual hardship for the parties concerned. Fully revised and updated, this book is for people who are married and couples who live together. They might have children of their own or from former partnerships. Whatever their situation, they will find in Splitting Up a lucid guide written specifically for the non-lawyer, covering: Divorce and separation procedures; Child support; The law on property and maintenance in the courts; The calculation of maintenance or the option of a clean break; How assets can be divided or shared; Children, parents, grandparents and guardians; Wills and inheritance; Legal advice and legal aid. The advantages and pitfalls of each course of action are indicated. Case references are provided for the reader who wants to follow up the information given. Appendices include relevant sections of UK Acts (including Scotland).”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 202 pages. Tags: acknowledgement administration administrators administrative considerations responsibility fingerprinting step-children disadvantages discretionary step-parent's step-parents desirability significance guardianship applications insemination relationship arrangements grandparents transitional proceedings inheritance maintenance requirement legislation settlements assessments application enforcement calculation liabilities declaration concealment definitions matrimonial reinsurance step-parent magistrates department complaints definition assessable artificial remarriage unintended advantages protecting valuations agreements protection
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Trusts by Angela Sydenham (£5.50)Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0421368500]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Contains: Definitions and classifications of trusts. Formalities. Constitution of trusts. Duties. Variation from the terms of the trust. Sample questions and model answers.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Nutshells series. 116 pages. Tags: classification non-charitable constitution appointment, constructive legislation definitions certainties formalities appointment charitable retirement protective variation resulting trustees english probate britain england estates setting purpose removal equity powers duties breach secret trusts great wales wills terms aside trust from the law and
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