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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 by W. F. P. [William Francis Patrick] Napier (£149.00)Publisher: London: Constable — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrappers of each volume Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very nice set. Not common in this first printing of this edition. Description: First in this edition, a facsimile of the Third Edition. [First: London: Thomas & William Boone, 1835-1836] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans; Maps; Tables;

Volume I: ISBN: 0094716803. [XI] 638pp [Facsimile of the 3rd Edition]

Volume II: ISBN: 0094716900. [XI] 532pp [Facsimile of the 2nd Edition]

Volume III: ISBN: 0094718601. [XI] 651pp [Facsimile of the 2nd Edition]

Volume IV: ISBN: 0094718709. [XI] 589pp

Volume V: ISBN: 0094718806. 622pp

Volume VI: ISBN: 0094718903. 709pp
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: napoleonic wars 1800-1815 army operations spain peninsular war france warfare defence european history portugal military europe campaigns southern consulate first empire
P&P: UK 1st £28.50. UK 2nd £11.67. EU Surface £50.00. EU Air £50.00. ROW Surface £50.00. ROW Air £100.00

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The Campaigns Of Napoleon by David Chandler (£137.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small tape reinforcement to the reverse at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps ; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIII] 1172 pages. Tags: napoleon emperor french campaigns napoleonic wars history france military europe European bonaparte
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “IN the early hours of 21 April 1967, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, became the home of the most repressive military dictatorship seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War. A junta of army colonels espousing extreme right-wing views seized power, outlawed political parties and began a seven-year reign of terror.

The Rape of Greece is about democracy betrayed. In laying bare the atrocities of the colonels’ regime, it reveals how this small European country became a pawn in the Cold War ideological battleground, and how agents of the Central Intelligence Agency sought to control Greek politics through their infiltration of the Greek royal family and armed forces.

But The Rape of Greece is also about people fighting back and ultimately winning. When the tanks of the neo-fascist junta rolled through the streets of Athens in 1967, resistance was not far behind. Here is the story of one resistance group, Democratic Defence, its leaders under siege in Athens and their foreign helpers. In the face of a brutal dictatorship that tortured its victims at will, this motley group of men and women — from England, France, Germany, Scandinavia and America — tirelessly smuggled resistance activists out of Greece and bombs and propaganda in. Their astonishing story of bravery and commitment, failures and triumphs, appears here for the first time in print.

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
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Telecommunications Law and Regulation by Ian Walden (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780199559350]Condition: Very Good. Couple of small marks to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 3rd (revised) edition. Illustrated by way of: Glossary;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". [LII] 909 pages. Tags: telecommunication law legislation britain european union communications united kingdom intellectual property english england wales language arts disciplines linguistics
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The Cabinet Gallery of Pictures by the First Masters of the English and Foreign Schools: In Seventy-three Line Engravings with Boigraphical and Critical Dissertations by Allan Cunningham (£77.00)Publisher: London: George & William Nicol, Hodgson & Graves — 1836Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Need rebinding as boards worn, rippled, frayed and spines partially detached. Upper board detached on volume I. Top edge gilt faded. A little shaken. Fore and lower edges soiled. Some light foxing affecting plates. Text is bright and clean in both volumes.Description: Not so common in this particular edition although later than the 1834 edition from John Major.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 6½". Blind-stamped Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 204/192 pages. Tags: cunningham artists paintings drawing masters painting reprodutions european narrative french portrait
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume II: November 1940-December 1941 by G. A. Titterton (£76.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714652059]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: First appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXII VIII] 318 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british maritime history european second military battles united kingdom britain
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The Primacy of Drawing: An Artist's View by Deanna Petherbridge (£68.00)Publisher: London: The South Bank Centre — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853320781]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A national touring exhibition from the South Bank Centre, 1991. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “This publication marks the first of a series of South Bank Centre exhibitions selected by artists and writers with a particular interest in drawing. Deanna Petherbridge is both an accomplished draughts-woman and an eloquent exponent of the art of drawing; her insights bring a fresh perspective to a subject which is rarely dealt with in print in other than specialist terms, of technique or historical scholarship. This exhibition is based on the notion of the primal nature of drawing, its universality and economy of means, its expressive intensity, its ability to reveal process and autograph.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Roger Malbert & Joanna Drew. Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 72 pages. Tags: drawings drawing european technique history theory british isles art artists writings
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 History Of Africa by J. D. Fage with William Tordoff (£62.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 2008Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: Follows the text of the 4th edition (originally published by Routledge, 2002) with minor emendations and a new afterword by William Tordoff. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¾". Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 702 pages. Tags: tordoff africa origins african society states trade north east bantu islam arab empire slim empires european enterprise muslim west during slave era
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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Fundamentals of Aquatic Toxicology: Effects, Environmental Fate and Risk Assessment by Edited by Gary M. Rand (£56.00)Publisher: Washington: Taylor & Francis — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1560320915]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers original shrink wrap. Description: 2nd edition.

From the cover: “This text is divided into three parts. The first part describes basic toxicological concepts and methodologies used in aquatic toxicity testing, including the philosophies underlying testing strategies now required to meet and support regulatory standards.

The second discusses various factors that affect transport, transformation, ultimate distribution, and accumulation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, along with the use of modelling to predict fate.

The last section reviews types of effects or endpoints evaluated in field studies and the use of structure-activity relationships in aquatic toxicology to predict biological activity and physio-chemical properties of a chemical. This section also contains an extensive background of environmental legislation in the USA and within the European Community, and an introduction to risk assessment with case studies.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". [XXI] 1125 pages. Tags: aquatic organisms effect water pollution toxicity testing quality bioassay toxicology environments ecotoxicology biology sediment bioaccumulation bioavailability measurement ecosystem modelling toxiciology hydrobiology fish marine
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Fundamentals of Aquatic Toxicology: Effects, Environmental Fate and Risk Assessment by Edited by Gary M. Rand (£56.00)Publisher: Washington: Taylor & Francis — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1560320915]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers original shrink wrapping, which is a little tatty and carries a tape remnant to the front although the book remains protected thereunder. Description: 2nd edition.

From the cover: “This text is divided into three parts. The first part describes basic toxicological concepts and methodologies used in aquatic toxicity testing, including the philosophies underlying testing strategies now required to meet and support regulatory standards.

The second discusses various factors that affect transport, transformation, ultimate distribution, and accumulation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, along with the use of modelling to predict fate.

The last section reviews types of effects or endpoints evaluated in field studies and the use of structure-activity relationships in aquatic toxicology to predict biological activity and physio-chemical properties of a chemical. This section also contains an extensive background of environmental legislation in the USA and within the European Community, and an introduction to risk assessment with case studies.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". [XXI] 1125 pages. Tags: aquatic organisms effect water pollution toxicity testing quality bioassay toxicology environments ecotoxicology biology sediment bioaccumulation bioavailability measurement ecosystem modelling toxiciology hydrobiology fish marine
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L'uniforme et Les Armes des Soldats de La Guerre En Dentelle by Liliane & Fred Funcken (£54.00)Publisher: Tournai: Casterman — 1975Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes lean slightly. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; 2 Volumes: (Vol I: 1975) France: Maison du Roi et Infanterie sous Louis XV et Louis Xvi, Grand-Bretagne et Prusse: Infanterie, (1700 a 1800); (Vol II: 1976) 1700-1800 France, Grande-Bretagne et Prusses: Cavalerie et Artillerie. Autre Pays: Infanterie, Cavalerie, Artillerie;Notes: Size: 10" x 8". Pictorial boards. 156/154 pages. Tags: funcken military uniforms history 18th century weapons european forces 2203143150 2203143169
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Battle of Spicheren August 6th 1870 and the Events That Preceded It: A Study in Practical Tactics and War Training by G. F. R. [George Francis Robert] Henderson (£54.00)Publisher: Aldershot: Gale & Polden — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine and some small marks to both boards. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, later printing [First Published: 1902] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Fold-Out Maps; Fold-out Map to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late 19th century, remains one of the best narratives of a 19th-century battle yet published.

The Battle of Spicheren was fought in early August 1870, and like many of the battles in the opening phase of the Franco-Prussian war, could be termed an encounter battle. Fighting over very difficult terrain, German forces dislodged the French II Corps after a heroic defence. Henderson not only drew on the General Staff works and other official sources available to military historians of the late 19th century — the value of his work is that he also utilised many other accounts, including regimental histories.

He presents an extremely detailed narrative of the battle. Following a full discussion of the events of 6 August 1870, he also discusses the tactics of the battle, and training and other characteristics of the troops involved.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Gale & Polden's Military Series series. [XXX] 300 [12, L, 74] pages. Tags: henderson spicheren battle franco-prussian war 1870-1871 campaigns france european history military battles germany europe french corps
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
Military Aircraft Markings by Peter R. March (£53.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0711024251]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Ian Allan ABC series. 176 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface 9780711024250 abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Puritan Gift: Triumph, Collapse and Revival of An American Dream by Kenneth Hopper & William Hopper (£53.00)Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Co. — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850434190]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Where does the Protestant work ethic come from? And how did America achieve such dominance in management for so long?

The Puritan Gift traces the origins and characteristics of an American managerial culture which, over the course of three centuries, turned a handful of small colonies into the greatest economic and political power on earth. It argues that the energy, social mobility, competitiveness and capacity for innovation, all of which lie at the heart of that culture, have their origins in the discipline and ethos of America’s first wave of European immigrants: the Puritans. Drawing lessons from their own extensive experience, the authors warn that, as America distances itself from the core values which underlay its commercial and economic success during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it puts its own future prosperity and security at risk.

The book also explores how American managerial culture has spread throughout the world. In particular it examines the impact of the US occupation of Japan on the social and manufacturing mores of that country and explains how America’s inherited style of management interacted with Japanese traditions.

This is an original exploration of the dramatic and far-reaching consequences of the Puritans’ ‘gift’ to America — the ethos which produced the early success of America and what came to be known as the American dream.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVI] 334 pages. Tags: puritans united states influence industrial management history moral and ethical aspects kenneth hopper william first editions firsts printings 1st
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Featherwing & Hackle Flies for Salmon by Chris Mann (£49.00)Publisher: Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1873674562]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which has a couple of very small dings to the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Title page vignette;

From the cover: “This is an international guide to the hairwing and tube flies in modern use. These flies are the most popular and widely-used ‘family’ of flies fished by today’s salmon anglers. They are simple to tie, robust in the water, and have tremendous fish-catching properties which are recognised by anglers on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to all the classic patterns and their many variants, this book includes flies devised by the world’s leading contemporary flytyers.

Chris Mann, whose remarkable illustrations portray the salmon flies and their materials with clinical precision and accuracy of colour, has made his selection from hundreds of the very best hairwing patterns. In most cases his illustrations are based directly on the flies submitted by the flytyer-contributors.

North American and European salmon anglers and flytyers have much to learn from each others’ hairwing fly patterns. This book, a companion volume to Shrimp & Spey Flies for Salmon, will inspire flytyers to try a whole range of exciting new patterns, tying techniques, colours and materials.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: mann flies artificial salmon fishing atlantic steelhead fly tubes trout hairwinged lures lure hooks 1873674562
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide by Philipe De montebello (£49.00)Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Small mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. Descriptive Texts Written By the Curatorial Staff of the Museum. From the introduction: “The Metropolitan museum is a living encyclopaedia of world art. Every culture from every part of the world — from Florence to Thebes to Papua New Guinea — from the earliest times to the present and in every medium is represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality and invention. The Metropolitan’s 1.4 million square feet houses what is in fact a collection of collections; several of its departments could and would be major independent museums almost anywhere else. But here musical instruments adjoin arms and armour, and forty thousand Egyptian objects are displayed on the floor directly above a collection of forty-five thousand costumes.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: 708.147’1 american wing ancient near eastern art arms and armor asian art costume institute egyptian art european paintings european sculpture and decorative arts greek and roman art islamic art robert lehman collection the jack and belle linsky collection medieval art musical instruments art the pacific islands Africa and the americas prints and photographs twentieth century art metropolitan museum works art monet vermeer painter saul steinberg
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 Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 by Jack Greene & Alessandro Massignani (£49.00)Publisher: London: Chatham Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861760574]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: war 1939-1945 naval operations campaigns mediterranean sea actions adriatic aegean second military history battles forces warfare european italy
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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High Technology In Finland 1997 by Edited by Eino Tunkelo, Stina Sjoman & Tiina Huokuna (£48.00)Publisher: Finnish Academies of Technology — 1996Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9516663842]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Pictorial boards. 125 pages. Tags: finland the european community finnish industry technology research high improved technologies science parks environmental measurement system milos valmet mezzo for europe speed milling
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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Christopher Marlowe by Millar MacLure (£47.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0415134161]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables [1];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Critical Heritage series. [XIII] 207 pages. Tags: critical heritage marlowe christopher criticism interpretation english drama plays playwrights literary 16th 18th centuries european irish scottish welsh
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Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance by Antony Brown (£44.00)Publisher: Granta Editions — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857570332]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Map of the earthquake zones of the world illustrating the geography of catastrophes which form the basis of Greig Fester’s business. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “THE story of Greig Fester is the story of reinsurance — perhaps the most intriguing aspect of international insurance and the one most frequently involved in world news. Reinsurance is the means by which insurance companies insure themselves against the possibility of catastrophic losses. This is why the history of Greig Fester, one of the few Lloyd’s brokers to specialise in reinsurance, is often one of natural disasters ranging from floods and hurricanes to earthquakes. It follows the fortunes of the company formed 75 years ago by a remarkable Scots insurance man, and relates how it was later merged with a cosmopolitan firm whose European connections could hardly have been more in contrast.

Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance will, we believe, be a formidable addition to the growing library of books which guide the general reader through the mysterious and fascinating world of international insurance.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: brown ~1857570332~ greig fester firm history royal exchange insurance corporation group limited companies reinsurance commerce economic social second world war
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The Story of LEN by Kelvin Juba (£44.00)Publisher: HNI and Ligue Européenne de Natation — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780954442248]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 213 pages. Tags: types competitors all aquatic disciplines junior competitions organise the european championships innovations open water synchronised and masters swimming matters pool perimeters kelvin juba 9780954442248 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Billy Bunter Butts In by Frank Richards (£42.00)Publisher: Charles Skilton — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine. School prize plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. Pleasant colour frontispiece.Notes: Illustrated by R. J. MacDonald. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 234 pages. Tags: bunter modern literature for children famous children’s books the english language writing give pleasure written england juvenile pre-school adolescent youngster young person adolescents education tales people fiction younger readers aiken joan alcott louisa may andersen hans christian baum frank carroll lewis coolidge susan grahame kenneth kipling rudyard mahy
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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History of the Polish Air Force, 1918-68 by Jerzy B. Cynk (£41.00)Publisher: Reading: Osprey Publishing — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085045039X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This detailed account of the Polish Air Force — its birth in revolution, its brief but heroic period as the air arm of an independent nation, and its present status as one of the principal weapons in the armoury of the Soviet bloc — fills a serious gap in published aviation history. It is the first complete coverage of the subject to appear anywhere in the world.

The survey is divided into six parts: the birth of the Polish Air Force, up to 1918; the P. A. F’. s part in the fight for Poland’s independence, 1918-20; the inter-war developments, 1921-39; the air war over Poland, September 1939; the P. A. F. contribution to the Allied cause in France and Britain, 1940-45; and the P. A. F. of the Polish People’s Republic, 1943 to the present. In addition extensive appendices list data on aircraft supplies and equipment strength, operational records, commanders, bases, and losses and air victories in the two world wars. 250 photographs provide a unique record, and are of special interest to students of the early years of European aircraft.

Based on much information new to the West, exhaustively documented, and written with admirable objectivity, it amounts to more than a history of an air force. The author has taken such trouble to explain the historical, social and economic background that it becomes an important contribution to the history of Poland itself, and a commentary on the socio-political problems of air technology which are just as applicable today.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 307 pages. Tags: poland polskie powietrzne history aeronautics 20th century air force unit histories forces free polish armed communist second world war military warfare
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Westminster and Europe by Philip Giddings; Gavin Drewry; (£38.00)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 033364980X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Other contributors: Priscilla Baines; David Miers; David Millar; Donald Shell; Alan Page; Richard Ware; From the flap: “Since Britain joined the European Community in 1973 the Westminster Parliament has had to adapt to a novel, and for many parliamentarians deeply uncomfortable, situation in which more and more legislative functions have passed to Brussels. This book, based on the work of a study group set up by the Study of Parliament Group, examines the political, constitutional and procedural impact of EC membership on both Houses of the UK Parliament.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 366 pages. Tags: 0312159641 great britain parliament european union 328.41’07dc20 european community westminster parliament parliamentarians legislative functions brussels political constitutional and procedural impact membership westminster parliamentary scrutiny common agricultural policy farm animal welfare maastricht treaty scrutiny system intergovernmental conferences legislation ratification scrutiny without power scrutiny european community affairs restrictions national parliaments community’s powers single european act the treaty maastricht ever-growing agenda government departments european business select committees fisheries policy european policies and legislation constitutional problems government defeat political systems
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Histories of the Holocaust by Dan Stone (£37.00)Publisher: Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press — 2010Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780199566792]Condition: Very Good. Slight denting to the laminate of the upper board else a fine copy. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 314 pages. Tags: stone 9780199566792 holocaust jewish historiography genocide modernity racial doctrine history second war expression nazi culture german european project
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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

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

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

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
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17th and 18th Century Art: Baroque Painting, Sculpture, Architecture by Julius S. [Samuel] Held & Donald Posner (£35.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with many light indentations to the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [63];Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Red boards with Gilt & Blind-stamped titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Library of Art History series. 439 pages. Tags: posner janson library art history baroque 17th century 18th centuries european eighteenth seventeenth architecture europe
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Figureheads: Carving On Ships from Ancient Times to Twentieth Century by Giancarlo Costa (£34.00)Publisher: Nautical Publishing Company — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333318099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The figureheads on the bows of sailing ships represent a unique art form. They have been used from the dawn of history until modem times and are surveyed here age by age and type by type. Such section heads as ‘The Vikings’, ‘State Barges’, ‘Female Subjects’ and ‘The Clipper’ indicate the variety of carving which is described both in words and in many brilliant colour photographs. Around these figureheads is woven maritime history and anecdote, which gives extra meaning to these much travelled and significant images.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: figureheads christopher phoenicians eighteenth nineteenth decoration tornstrom elaborate economise sixteenth classical mythology primitive successes egyptians allegory warriors columbus european subjects attempts military merchant valhalla painted atlanta royalty ancient scrolls clipper vikings shields century eagles navies change middle period female figure barges fears naval state ships johan royal evil wind more ages navy some age man eye and bow the
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Improved grassland management by John Frame (£34.00)Publisher: Farming Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0852362463]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs, tables and charts. From the cover: “In all its diverse forms, grass is the renewable foundation feed for ruminant production — the green gold of many rural regions and, indeed, countries. Competition for agricultural markets, intensifying in a world growing ever smaller, together with a host of economic and political pressures, requires swift and flexible response and adaptation from grassland farmers to the challenge of change and improved efficiency of use. Precision of inputs, predictability of outputs and profitability are triple objectives.

Against this background, this book subdivides grassland management into its interrelated components before dealing with utilisation by grazing and by hay/silage. The approach taken is the application to practice of basic scientific principles using mainly British and European grassland as examples. Nevertheless, the principles can be applied to grassland elsewhere in the temperate world. Management in relation to the new surge of interest in extensification, forage legume use, nature conservation and environmentally sustainable systems of animal production is also covered.

Written in a reader-friendly, advisory style, Improved Grassland Management is a book for grassland farmers, extension officers, students of agriculture and land use and plant scientists — in fact for everyone with an interest in Mother Earth’s green carpet.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XIII] 351 pages. Tags: agricultural agriculture britain crops cultivation general grasses great husbandry management meadows pastures range rangelands science technology
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“Call the Manager!”: From The Diaries Of A Hotelier by Jean Burca (£33.00)Publisher: 372 Garajau — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 972971360X]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the lower wrap. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Born in Paris from Franco-Romanian parents Jean Burca, currently honorary President of the EHMA (European Hotel Managers Association) diaries his life in hotels since the second world war. In his early life he spent his time between Paris and Bucharest, where he studied law and was involved in journalism and commercial activities. Going from being a Captain in the Free French Forces to unemployed Frenchman in London he worked his way up through the ranks from commis waiter at the Savoy, London, to manager of a hotel in Colonial Africa; General Manager of the Criterion complex in Piccadilly; General Manager of Reid’s Hotel, Madeira and Managing Director of the Hotels: Georges V, Plaza Athenee and La Tremouille in Paris. Later posts included managing the Metropole in Brussels and hotels for Baron Elie de Rothschild’s PLM chain.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 175 pages. Tags: westgate-on-sea anglo-italian chatfieldjude lollobrigida unprincipled association rothschild piccadilly d’estaing highlands chatfield metropole fulgencio criterion bougenaux mitterand sarabande nyasaland l’armure hotelier biarritz festival managers european hapsburg lisabeth madeira diaries minster houston lupesco batista lakonia athenee blandy carlos circus cannes reid’s porter zarbis murial karr’s defaut death? durban jeremy madame graham plaza monte carlo baron shire savoy atlee hotel prime saint games paris elie alec ehma jude clem pour zino cina plm sam eve
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Current Issues in European Social Psychology Volume 1 by Edited by Willem Doise & Serge Moscovici (£32.00)Publisher: Cambridge, London, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne & Sydney: Cambridge University Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521242398]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Jacket designed by Richard Senior. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the European Studies in Social Psychology series. [XVIII] 316 pages. Tags: 0521242398 european studies social psychology europe research addresses essays lectures serials periodicals
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The Biography of John Gibson, R.A., Sculptor, Rome by T. Matthews (£32.00)Publisher: London: Heinemann — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Blanks lightly age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [2]; Black & White Plates; Colour frontispiece (tissue-guarded);Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 255 pages. Tags: matthews gibson john sculpture european 19th century sculptors britain england wales italy rome welsh artists
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Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective by Michael Solomon, Gary Bamossy & Søren Askegaard (£31.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall Europe — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0137519834]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective satisfies the need for a comprehensive, accessible and contemporary textbook which gives significant weighting to issues, illustrative examples, data and research concerning European markets and consumer behaviour. Written in parallel with the revision of the highly-acclaimed and successful US edition, the text has been significantly revised to examine the diversity of European values, popular culture, lifestyles and consumption, and their role and relationship in formulating marketing strategy. The five-part micro-to-macro ‘wheel’ structure of the text takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the discussion of consumer behaviour theory and applications, and includes the latest attitude and demographic data for profiling European consumers..” The text also includes the following features:

• European country-specific, pan-European and global applications and examples

• Full-colour illustrations, advertisements and text design

• Chapter-opening consumer vignettes, highlighted key terms and consumer behaviour challenge questions

• Comprehensive, integrative case study problems
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XVIII] 590 pages. Tags: 0135153360 0137519834 9780135153369 age and askegaard attitude attitudes bamossy behavior business buying change class communications consumer consumers cultural culture customer decision disposing economics ethnic gary global group household income individual influence influences interactive leadership learning lifestyles making management market marketing memory michael motivation opinion organizational perception personality racial religious research rule self service services social solomon søren subcultures surveys the values
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Unter Der Alten Flagge 1914-1918 by Fritz Otto Busch & Hermann Lorey (£30.00)Publisher: Berlin: Reimar Hobbing — 1935Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Boards mottled and discoloured, knocked at the corners and spine ends. Light spotting throughout with a slight tackiness to the leaves. Rear hinge starting with the last two leaves near detached. A working copy. Description: German language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Green boards with Yellow titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 368 pages. Tags: lorey photographic record german navy european war naval scheer warships nazi
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Politics UK 3rd Edition by Bill Jones; Andrew Gray; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; Anthony Seldon; (£29.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0132696061]Condition: Very Good. First few pages a little dog eared otherwise a well presented copy.Description: With additional material by Simon Bulmer, Andrew Flynn, Bill Jenkins, Jonathan Tonge, The Rt Hon. Lord Biffen, David Coates, The Rt Hon. Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Peter Riddell, David Vincent and David Walker. From the cover: “The third edition of this best selling and highly respected textbook builds on the comprehensive coverage and pedagogical innovation of previous editions, while bringing the text right up to date with the changes wrought by the 1997 general election. Politics UK 3/e covers the core elements of introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics courses — the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary. These are accompanied by chapters which look at the wider context of British political life. The political institutions are examined alongside the historical, ideological, socio-economic and cultural context, the policy making process and a number of key policy areas and political issues, including economic management, the environment, law and order and Europe. Each chapter in the third edition has been extensively revised and updated. It includes an entirely new chapter on political concepts. Its coverage of the social context in Britain is enhanced. A new guest writer, Jonathan Tonge, provides a revised and extended chapter on Northern Ireland.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". 571 pages. Tags: assessments behaviour blair britain cabinet changing civil commons communication concepts constiution contexts crown defence departments devolution economic elections environmental european explaining foreign fringes globalisation groups historical ideas ideology integration judiciary kingdom labour liberal local lords management mass media ministers parties pathways plus policy policy-making political politics pressure prime processes referenda research servants service social structure themes theory tradition united voting
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The Releat Encyclopedia of Vegetarian Living by Peter Cox (£29.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1995Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0747521719]Condition: Very Good.Description: The ultimate authoritative guide including: Health; Nutrition; Issues and Ethics; Over 300 of the world's best vegetarian and vegan recipes; When to take food supplements;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 376 pages. Tags: additives addresses affiliated alcohol allergies alternative and animals appendices are authorised avoid bloodsports bodybuilding branches britain business careers case centres common cosmetics cow destroying diets domestic don't eating elderly environment europe european experiments factory famous fare farming fish food for fur future gardening green groups grown handbook health healthy homes how
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Weather: A Monthly Magazine for all Interested in Meteorology Vol. VI 1951 by Anon. (£29.00)Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society — 1951Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and tables. Contains January to December editions of the magazine bound as one with an index.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 384 pages. Tags: adiabatic admiral ages albedo altimeter altocumulus altostratus analogues analysis anemometer anemometry anticyclones assessment atmosphere balance ballot’s bar barometer basic beaufort biennial bjerknes boundary breezes britain brooks brunt buchan buys categories centres c-g characteristics charney charts circulation cirrostratus clear-air climate climatic clouds code composition condensation constant contingency contours convection coriolis corona correlation
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Teak-wallah: Adventures of a Young Englishman in Thailand in the 1920's by Reginald Campbell (£28.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1986Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0195826485]Condition: Very Good+. A very nice copy indeed that's hard to fault really. Slight marks to the lower wrap about the only notable point.Description: The days of the European teak inspector in South-East Asia are now over, a fact which lends all the more interest to this account of the life of a young Englishman on the job in the teak forests of northern Thailand in the 1920s. Starting with a description of the voyage out which gives a picture very different from what one might have supposed of the White Man in his colonial heyday, the author recounts in a vivid and entertaining way his various experiences. In the heart of the Thai countryside. He conveys a sense of the high adventure and lordly loneliness which was the White Man's lot, provides graphic descriptions of moments of terror and moments of beauty, while the whole is interlaced with pithy anecdotes about those whom he met and with whom he worked. Teak-Wallah is an evocative tale of a world which still subsists but in which the European no longer has a role. 288pp.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: Reginald Campbell 0195826485
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An Illustrated History of the First World War by John Keegan (£27.00)Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 037541259X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 432 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 campaigns belgium france european history first military battles defence operations europe western front august
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Treasures from the National Trust by Various (£27.00)Publisher: National Trust Books — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781905400454]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower panel slightly loose. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The National Trust cares for some of the most important, varied and valuable historical collections in Britain. From paintings by Rubens to elaborate Boulle furniture, the enormous range of priceless objects held in the Trust’s hundreds of historic properties is unequalled, and many of them are still housed in the places for which (hey were originally commissioned or acquired. This sumptuous book brings together some of the best of this outstanding collection.

Divided into themed chapters such as Arms & Armour, Clocks, Paintings, Textiles, Furniture and Transport, Treasures from the National Trust displays and describes each piece in an accessible way, ideal both for those with little knowledge of art history and artefacts and those more versed in the subjects.

Objects are chosen both for their beauty and their historical interest, and range from unique clocks, unusual costumes and rare books to more eclectic objects, such as the bicycles in the Hundred Wheels attic at Snowshill Manor, or even the decommissioned atomic bomb casing at Orford Ness. These valuable articles bridge the centuries, stretching from ancient Greek vases to 20th-century modernist furniture. Featuring stunning photography, this book is an essential guide to the very best of Britain’s treasures.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Adrian Tinniswood. Size: 10¼" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Tags: 9781905400454 photo techniques art instruction photography history antiques collectibles european collections catalogs national trust great britain objects antiquities weiss gallery london england antique furniture collectables ceramics glass exhibitions furnit various adrian tinniswood first editions firsts printings 1st
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Lietuva Tevyne Musu by Juozas Polis (£26.50)Publisher: Agvila — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9986907411]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, a little dulled but not unpleasantly so. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; A tri-language (Lithuanian, English, German) photographic album of Lithuania, the authors' homeland.Notes: Size: 13¼" x 11". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 98 pages. Tags: polis 9986907411 colour photo album photographer lithuania lithuanian panoramic european land geographer traveller phenoscandian glaciers trakai castle gediminas tower vilnius departments factories cultural historical juozas
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The Churchill Years 1874 - 1965 by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Reprint Society — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B000NQ62NU]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head, tail and corners, laminate lifting on the upper panel at joint with spine. Faint offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text By the Times, Foreword By Lord Butler of Saffron Walden. In over 330 superb black-and-white and full colour photographs, many of them never before published, the long and incredibly active life of Sir Winston Churchill is recorded in a work of immense and enduring interest. The concise and authoritative text does full justice to the range of events in which he took part and to the breadth of his accomplishment.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". 264 pages. Tags: spencer-churchill disestablishment nationalization self-government brest-litovsk anglo-persian field-marshal correspondent greco-turkish expeditionary russo-german unemployment conservative bloemfontein lloyd-george suffragettes tel-el-kebir dardanelles by-election reparations appeasement hoare-laval westminster sudetenland independent disarmament beaverbrook chamberlain mountbatten marlborough ludendorff tripartite versailles politician opposition commission government casablanca conference depression cagoulards lease-lend massingham parliament battenburg abdication disastrous clementine montgomery chancellor leicester
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Wisdom Of The Wild: How We Treat Our Planet by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Word Wide Fund for Nature — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Presentation plate to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “There is no turning back. There never has been in history. Two hundred million American citizens are not going to leave the USA just to give back to the Indians the land that was stolen from them. The Inuit in Greenland are not about to climb into their kayaks to paddle back up the river of history. The wisdom with which “wild” peoples have animated their world cannot be fetched back at will. Nevertheless, there is a great deal to learn. This, for example: how, on the threshold of the third millennium, can we live once again in a finite world without consuming it? Pedagogues tell us that children need elements of the wild and disorder in order to become mentally sound adults. The child in its den is said to be subconsciously remembering the feeling of safety which our ancestors experienced in caves in the childhood of mankind. In Sweden, they let children fly back to the beginnings of humanity on the wings of their imagination, as it were. The wild as a tonic.

Henry David Thoreau’s suggestion that every major city should have some wildness in its vicinity (because otherwise its inhabitants would revert to the wild) is almost one hundred and fifty years old — and highly topical in view of the frustration which people feel in our concrete bunkers.

An end must be put to the dominance of the right angle. Protection programmes for spacious areas of wilderness have one purpose, among others, namely to preserve the charm of untouched nature. Real-life magic! Magic, or rather cheap tricks — that is what our oh-so-en-lightened world thought of the healing knowledge of the jungle Indians for such a long time. Until, at the sight of the burning rain forests, they realised that the best pharmacy in the world was going up in flames.

The awareness of its utility should not be the rescuers’ sole motive, however. If we only take up arms in defence of the earth where our immediate living conditions are threatened, we shall soon be sitting amidst the ruins of a barren planet. It is (unfortunately, some would say) not the case that when the trees die, man also dies immediately. There are no trees in the Mongolian steppes, but they are still not dead. The fact is, as an Indian chief once said: “After the deaths of plants and animals, you will die of the great loneliness in your hearts.” An appeal has been filed against this death sentence. This book contains a few passages from the defence counsel’s speech.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jingis Aitmatov. Size: 12" x 9½". Light Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 256 pages. Tags: acid ackirain adaptation additives agricultural agriculture altemative amazonia antarctic arctic assessment atmosphere atmospheric beliefs biology biosphere bodies britain cap capture carbon carcanomas catalytic catastrophe cfc changes chlorine circulation climate climatic climatologists clouds coal collapse conservation consumption cryosphere curve cutback cycle dam damage decay defence deforestation demography destruction detector dioxide disaster drought
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All the Kaiser's Men: The Life and Death of the German Army on the Western Front by Ian Passingham (£26.00)Publisher: Stroud: Sutton Publishing — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750928816]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Convinced that both God and the Kaiser were on their side, the officers and men of the German Army went to war in 1914, confident that they were destined for a swift and crushing victory in the West. The vaunted Schlieffen Plan on which the anticipated German victory was based expected triumph in the West to be followed by an equally decisive success on the Eastern Front. It was not to be. From the winter of 1914 until the early months of 1918, the struggle on the Western Front was characterised by trench warfare. But our perception of the conflict takes little or no account of the realities of life ‘across the wire’ in the German front line.

Comprehensively illustrated with original photographs, maps and archival material, All The Kaiser’s Men sets the record straight. It examines the German Army’s strategy and tactics throughout the war, from the commanding generals to the ordinary soldiers at the front, and looks in depth at the implications of the Allied naval blockade and the increasing problems of food and fuel shortages in Germany.

This important new book fills a significant gap in First World War historiography and will help both the casual reader and serious student gain a wider perspective of the war on the Western Front. “
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: germany history war 1914-1918 campaigns western front military unit armed forces armies operations warfare battles theatre france first german army european europe institutions defence
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Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel (£26.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854372769]Condition: Very Good. Lightly pulled at the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the twentieth century. In his revolutionary paintings of the late 1940s, he dripped or poured paint into complex webs of interlacing lines, rhythmically punctuated by pools of colour. With their all over composition, seemingly total abstraction, and gestural but remarkably controlled handling of paint, these powerful works announced the emergence of Abstract Expressionism.

This sumptuously illustrated book accompanies the major Pollock exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1998-99. The Tate exhibition is the first full survey of Pollock’s work to be shown in Britain in forty years. An essay by Kirk Varnedoe explores Pollock’s life, the mythology that so quickly grew up around him as the prototypical “action painter”, and the critical interpretations of his legacy. It traces the development of his work from European and American models, and discusses his powerful impact on later artists. Pepe Karmel’s innovative study of Hans Namuth’s photographs and films of Pollock at work offers new insight into the genesis of Pollock’s paintings.

Jackson Pollock includes over 200 colour reproductions of paintings, drawings, and prints, including life-sized details and foldouts of major paintings. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artist’s life.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 11½". 336 pages. Tags: pollock artists united states museum art york tate gallery criticism interpretation abstract expressionism painting 20th century painters paintings usa history american theory 1854372769
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The Valley of a Thousand Deaths by Conrad H. Sayce [Jim Bushman] (£25.50)Publisher: Blackie & Son — UndatedBinding: Hardback [ISBN: B001AGOKQI]Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with rubbing to the same. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A novel set in the outback of Australia.Notes: Illustrated by W. E. Wightman. Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards. In the Blackie's Books For Boys series. 256 pages. Tags: bushman-trooper water-holes adolescents full-length molesworth king-smith historical corrupting literature children’s pre-school destroying curriculum bestseller oodnadatta adolescent australian charlotte bookshelf childrens carpenter imaginary education catherine cresswell australia katherine christian trooper’s camp-fire adventure youngster narrawing classics coolidge andersen children kathleen margaret mystical language pleasure juvenile enduring european humphrey instinct brothers pioneers american literary
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The First World War by Hew Strachan (£25.00)Publisher: London: Simon & Schuster — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0743239598]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Personal, and not unpleasant, book plate to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [6];Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 350 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 military history battles campaigns first defence operations european europe
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World War II: A Visual Encyclopedia by John Keegan (£25.00)Publisher: Promotional Reprint Company — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185648551X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel with a light crease at the same. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank, extensive. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 512 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 battles campaigns encyclopedias europe european general historiography history military second war world
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Letters to His Family: An Autobiography by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (£24.50)Publisher: London: Dennis Dobson — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0234772506]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the translator on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXV] 577 pages. Tags: tchaikovsky peter ilich correspondence composers soviet union russia russian s.f.s.r. music diaries ibout patriotism czarist absolutism censorship pan-slavism orthodox church european literature art
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The European Tour Yearbook 2003 by ANON (£24.50)Publisher: Aurum — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854109081]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Europe's thrilling victory against The United States in the 34th Ryder Cup and the outstanding triumph by Ernie Els in the 131st Open Golf Championship just two of the great moments of a season of high drama captured in The I5th Europe Tour Yearbook. The 388 page full colour Official publication — lavishly illustrated by superb photography — takes you behind the scenes every step of the way on The 2002 European Tour International Schedule with essays by many of the world’s leading golf writers including Bill Elliott, Andy Farrell, John Hopkins, Derek Lawrenson, Lewine Mair and Michael McDonnell in addition to a special profile on Arnold Palmer by lan Wooldridge.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kenneth Schofield. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 377 pages. Tags: ryder cup matches sam torrance ernie els retief goosen volvo order merit open golf championship devere belfry curtis strange padraig harrington golfer peter oosterhuis severiano ballesteros sandy lyle colin montgomerie johnnie walker classic perth australia muirfield european tour members heineken classic dubai desert classic cisco world match play championship thomas
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