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The Winter Queen: The Life of Elizabeth of Bohemia 1596-1662 by Rosalind K. Marshall (£53.00)Publisher: The Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0903598795]Condition: Very Good+. A very nice copy of an uncommon title. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Genealogical Tables; Published for the exhibition The Winter Queen - The life of Elizabeth of Bohemia held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 10th July – 4th October 1998.

From the cover: “The Winter Queen is the dramatic story of Elizabeth of Bohemia (1596-1662), daughter of James VI and Anne of Denmark. Regarded as one of the most romantic figures in the history of the seventeenth century, she was the crucial link between the Stewart kings and the House of Hanover. Elizabeth -was successively a royal princess in Linlithgow, then in London, an adored bride in Heidelberg, a Queen Consort in Prague, an impoverished exile in The Hague, and finally the respected aunt of Charles II in Restoration London. The author, the distinguished historian Dr Rosalind K. Marshall, has published widely on the Stewarts, including biographies of Mary of Guise and Mary, Queen of Scots.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". 111 pages. Tags: elizabeth queen bohemia 1596-1662 exhibitions consort frederick king queens czech republic biography princesses great britain portrait painting 17th century portraits royal scottish national gallery edinburgh catalogues british isles scotland autobiography 1500 1600 1700 architecture individual architect royalty historical women rosalind marshall 0903598795
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Drawing Blood: Forty-Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored by Gerald Scarfe (£34.00)Publisher: London: Little, Brown — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316729523]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “This is a truly exceptional collection of drawings from one of our most revered cultural commentators. Gerald Scarfe began his career in the 60s working for Punch and Private Eye before taking a job as a political cartoonist for the Daily Mail. He then worked for Time Magazine in New York before starting his long association with the Sunday Times that still exists today in the form of his weekly drawings.

His varied career has seen him work with Pink Floyd (The Wall, Wish You Were Here), Roger Waters and Eric Clapton (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking), Disney (Hercules), English National Ballet (The Nutcracker), Los Angeles Opera (Fantastic Mr Fox) as well as produce such iconic images as those for the titles of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. His work has featured in the New Yorker and various BBC TV films such as Scarfe on Sex and Scarfe on Class. Exhibitions of his paintings and drawings have appeared in the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He is viewed by many as both a national treasure and a genius and this is the first collection of his work to appear for 20 years.”
Notes: Size: 13" x 10". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 352 pages. Tags: english wit humor britain british cartoonist humour caricatures cartoons cartoonists 20th century politics government united states civilization comic strips art artists 0316729523 9780316729529
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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The Comfortable Arts: Traditional Spinning and Weaving in Canada by Dorothy K. Burnham (£29.00)Publisher: Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada — 1981Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0888844743]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers which are a little browned at the very margins. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa in 1981. Signed by author, 'for Ken Ponting 8/11/82. Dorothy K. Burnham'. There is also an 8 page typed introduction to the book, loosely inserted, with ms corrections, marked 'For Ken Ponting - Textile History'.Notes: Size: 10½" x 10½". 238 pages. Tags: burnham 0888844743 textile fabrics canada weaving weavers canadian spinning design textiles public technique handspinning historical knitting
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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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Winifred Nicholson by Judith Collins (£26.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0946590648]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; A catalogue issued in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Tate Gallery, June 3rd to August 2nd, 1987.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 117 pages. Tags: british painter, tate gallery london, england exhibitions, winifred nicholson, english paintings nicholson, catalogues, women artists british painting, books written judith collins
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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Wright of Derby by Judy Egerton (£24.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854370375]Condition: Very Good. Description: A catalogue of an exhibition held at the Tate Gallery, London, 7th February to 22nd April 1990; Grand Palais, Paris, 17th May to 23rd July 1990; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 6th September to 2nd December 1990. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". 294 pages. Tags: derby english painter exhibitions, galeries nationales grand palais paris, france exhibitions, metropolitan museum art new york, tate gallery london exhibitions, 18th century painting history, painters history, derbyshire derby arts painting, wright derby, books written judy egerton, 1854370375
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 Book of Waistcoats by Jacqueline Farrell (£22.50)Publisher: Apple Press — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781850766865]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ slightlyl ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Teaches you how to create your own exciting, decorative waistcoats. With a variety of easy-to-use techniques such as patchwork, embroidery, fabric painting and beading, you can create fabulous fashion even if you've never picked up a needle and thread before. You'll learn how to transform a plain, shop-bought waistcoat into a customised masterpiece, or how to update your old waistcoats to the latest fashions. More experienced craftspeople will also enjoy making their own waistcoats from scratch, and this book features a range of projects just for them. A gallery of examples serves as a sourcebook for patterns and motifs to inspire you to create your own unique designs.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 128 pages. Tags: Farrell waistcoats patchwork embroidery fabric beading
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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Designing Pictorial Symbols by Nigel Holmes; Rose DeNeve (£20.50)Publisher: Watson-Guptill — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0823013278]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, top corners of both panels slightly rubbed with a small puncture to the lower panel near the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “THIS BOOK appeals to the basic creative search of designers for original approaches as it shows in practical, easy-to-follow steps, the conceptual thinking and artistic follow through needed to create effective pictorial symbols. Graphic designers, illustrators, editors, and others who, are responsible for presenting information in a compact, instantly recognizable form will find invaluable, proven methods and fresh results developed by one of the world’s best and most widely known graphic designers.

The book begins with a fascinating introduction that traces the emergence of pictorial symbols from the first abstract strokes cut 50,000 years ago by our ancestors into bone or rock, to the development of written symbols, the use of trademarks, and today’s spreading use of pictorial symbols in cars, on roadways, and in transportation terminals to bring international understanding to a world separated by hundreds of languages.

The second section consists of symbols used in recent years in Time magazine. These cover an enormous range of subject matter touching nearly every aspect of human endeavour — from entertainment to electoral politics, from sports and crime to energy, disarmament, and war.

The third section describes the intricate, creative process that marked the famous American Renewal print campaign symbol used by Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, Money, and Discover magazines as a common thread for a series of magazine articles on the revival of the American Dream.

In the fourth section, you will see the process and solutions to the challenging assignment of presenting some twenty sports symbols that must be fresh in themselves, but also different each year, as used to identify sports broadcasts in the official English ‘TV/radio guide, Radio Times.

A rich gallery of annotated examples makes up the book’s fifth section.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: and arts aspects commercial design general graphic holmes nigel psychological signs symbols technique
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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New London Architecture by Kenneth Powell (£20.00)Publisher: London: Merrell — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858941504]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the foot of the upper panel and the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “London today is vibrantly reinventing itself, and the quality of its new buildings is putting the city at the forefront of world architectural innovation. Through a wealth of stunning new projects and bold revisions of its older buildings, architects from all quarters are reimagining London’s cityscape.

New London Architecture paints a comprehensive picture of the most important recent developments in London, as well as works yet to be completed. Renowned architectural writer Kenneth Powell examines over 100 different projects, and traces the political manoeuvring and creative flowerings that are reshaping modern London.

The architectural renaissance of Britain’s capital has affected the design of everything from residential skyscrapers to corporate offices; from internationally important sports facilities to chic new boutiques; from imaginative new medical centres and libraries to striking riverside dwellings for students. This book illustrates in full colour not just the headline-grabbing public works such as the British Airways London Eye, the Jubilee line extension, the Millennium Bridge and interventions at the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, but also a wide variety of smaller-scale projects that together offer a manifesto for radical change.

Old battle lines between radicalism and conservatism have been abandoned as Londoners are proving themselves ever more ready to respond to the ambitious and dynamic changes happening around them. Norman Foster’s Swiss Re tower — the controversial ‘gherkin’ — being built in the heart of London’s financial district could not have been countenanced even a decade ago. The Prince of Wales’s famous attack on the proposed National Gallery extension as “a monstrous carbuncle” now appears entirely outmoded.

With illustrations, plans and critical texts of the projects that are combining to reinvigorate London’s urban landscape, New London Architecture provides a detailed and authoritative portrait, indispensable to professionals and public alike, of a city avid to embrace”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: tate britain london architecture 20th century england buildings history structures english architectural critics architects firms commercial housing art galleries isles
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
Historic Costuming by Nevil Truman (£19.50)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1937Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners with some fraying at the head and tail. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: 3rd Impression. 6 Colour plates and many B&W line drawings.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Charles B. Cochran. Size: 9¾" x 7½". 152 pages. Tags: costumes colour productions chlamys chiton tunic age toga paenula romans greeks saxons 460 tunic and hose cloth the bayeux tapestry normans dressing gown period plantagenets wimple cross gartering furs edwards tight fitting garments richard bordeaux dandies reign supreme henries houppelande leg mutton sleeve yorkish trailing veils year steeple
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 Menil Collection: A Selection from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era by Anon (£19.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0810923300]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by William Hopps & Dominique de Menil. Size: 11" x 9½". 320 pages. Tags: menil art collection houston texas sculpture museums collectors collecting catalogues united states history design styles museum historic sites gallery guides rothko chapel u.s.a. 0810923300
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 Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques by Christopher Payne (£18.50)Publisher: New Burlington — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861555407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Slightly rubbed at the spine ends. The reverse of the dust wrapper has offset from a scrape to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques presents an entirely new techniques-based approach to modelmaking. Materials, methods and components used in one area of modelmaking can often be transferred to another with very positive results. Rather than dealing with traditional subject areas, four main themes are identified — Structures, Landscapes, Figures and animals and Vehicles and machinery — and used to demonstrate the relevant techniques for a variety of materials. This approach enables the professional or hobby building modeller to access the section on figures to populate his landscape. Similarly, the military figure or vehicle modeller can find in the landscape section the secrets for placing his work in a background context.

This book also includes a brief history of models and modelmaking. A section on design looks at the different processes of research and construction and designing specifically for safety, ease of construction, display, control and operation. Comprehensive tools and materials lists identify both essential and supplementary items and ensure that you have the correct tools for your modelling projects.

Each of the four major themes is illustrated by a series of step-by-step projects, demonstrating the various techniques and materials used in professional and hobby modelmaking. An inspirational gallery of works by highly regarded modelmakers is accompanied by detailed descriptions of how the models were created. Finally, a section on presentation will show you how to make the most of your projects by displaying them to their best effect.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: models and modelmaking physical making christopher payne 1861555407 modelling toys kits mecano remote control first editions firsts printings 1st
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 Efficiency Experts: An Impartial Survey of Management Consultancy by Laura Tatham (£18.00)Publisher: Business Publications — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned. A nice copy of a not-so-common title.Description: From the cover: “Are management consultants the answer to a businessman’s prayer? Or are they unprincipled rogues who, for an exorbitant fee, tell a company nothing it does not already know and saddle it with a lot of elaborate, unnecessary and expensive procedures?

To answer these extreme questions and many more between, Laura Tatham has obtained first-hand evidence from dozens of consultants and from as many clients, both satisfied and dissatisfied. This book is the result of her inquiries.

An impartial survey, The Efficiency Experts examines in detail what management consultants are, how they work and what they set out to accomplish. It suggests ways in which the businessman can make best use of consultants, and how he can assess whether or not a firm is likely to do a good job. A number of case histories describe both successful and unsuccessful consulting assignments.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 211 pages. Tags: abilities ability academic accept achieving acorn acquisition actionable active administrative affiliations agendas aggressive allocating almanac analysis analyst analytical annual anxiety application applying approach arriving articles asking assertiveness assessing assistants associates attitude averages baker bellyaches boards boiling bonding boss bosses brainstorming breaking brevity buy-in candidates chain changes characteristics charts checks choosing cities
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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EV+A, Exhibition of Visual + Art 1998: Circus ZZ by Paul M. O'Reilly (£17.00)Publisher: Kinsale: Gandon Editions — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0946846189]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Published to coincide with the opening of EV+A 1998 (Exhibition of Visual + Art 1998), Limerick, 2nd October 1998.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 9¾". 166 pages. Tags: reilly 0946846189 art 20th century ireland irish 1990s limerick museum hunt dolmen gallery doswell galler
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CHICANO VISIONS: American Painters On the Verge by Cheech Marin (£16.50)Publisher: Bullfinch Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821228064]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [3]; Colour Drawings [96]; Essays by Max Benavidez, Constance Cortez & Tere Romo.

From the cover: “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge is the most comprehensive survey of a remarkably dynamic, and growing, body of work. The Chicano art movement was developed outside the national and international spotlights, mainly in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, San Antonio, and other cities in south Texas. Early on, when making a name for themselves in the 1970s, Chicano artists largely worked alone and without encouragement or acknowledgment from the art community. In time, a few important groups such as Los Four, Asco, and Con Safo created a sense of identity and cohesion. But it was city life — the barrio and the street itself — that provided the ultimate stimulus and common ground for these artists, who used city walls as their first “canvas”. In the past few decades, Chicano artists have emerged as powerful agents of change and drive. Figures such as Carlos Almaraz, Mel Casas, Carmen Lomas Garza, Gronk, Wayne Healy, Adan Hernandez, Leo Limon, Frank Romero, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, and Vincent Valdez are among the twenty-six artists showcased here; they are but a handful of the Chicano artists — overwhelmingly university or art-school trained — working in the United States today.

Cheech Marin, best known as an actor, performer, and philanthropist, is the country’s foremost collector of Chicano art. Over the years, Marin has not only actively worked to support Chicano artists but has become their friend and most ardent spokesperson. As he writes in the introduction, “With little commercial encouragement, these artists have struggled to gain acceptance in the gallery world. Many painters show their works in restaurants, coffeehouses, or wherever there is a wall and an audience. What matters is they continue to create. “ Now, through Marin’s efforts and those of many other individuals and institutions, these richly appealing works are available to the public in this landmark publication.

At the core of Chicano Visions is a portfolio of ninety-six stunning paintings, largely drawn from Marin’s own collection. Three essays by leading scholars in the field, an introduction and commentaries on the works by Cheech Marin, and biographies of the artists combine to make this an invaluable art and reference book.

Chicano Visions is supported by a major art and cultural exhibition that will travel to fifteen U. S. cities over a five-year period.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 9½". 160 pages. Tags: marin 0821228064 9780821228067 mexican american art hispanic culture religion politics gronk patssi valdez carlos almaraz frida kahlo diego rivera painting chicano traditional pop influences
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Encyclopedia of Dream Cars: A Celebration Contemporary and Fantasy Cars by Chris Rees (£16.50)Publisher: Index — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859676995]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel, with a little creasing to the foot. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “From the Alfa Romeo spider to Lamborghini’s Diablo; from the sensational Chevrolet Corvette to the stream-lined Toyota Celica, here is the ultimate history of cars manufactured since 1976, plus those dream and futuristic cars that were marvels of car design, even though they never made it into production.

The Encyclopedia of Dream Cars is the modern guide to the automobile. This comprehensive visual reference shows every important marque from A-Z, highlighting some of the most significant and beautiful cars of the century: the Jaguar XJ 220, the McLaren F1, the Pontiac Firebird and the Lotus Esprit. Detailed descriptions, history and technical information accompany every entry, making this the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the contemporary classic car.

In addition to presenting the newest cars, this book also highlights the world’s dream cars that were built as showcases but were never mass-produced. From the design houses of Bertone, Ghia, Ital Design, Ogle and Pininfarina, these dream cars are at the very cutting edge of car design: futuristic models that were deemed too daring, too brash or too expensive to be marketable, but which pay tribute to the imagination and drive of car designers today.

With over 900 stunning images of the cars, this book is a definitive gallery of classic and dream cars. It is a decisive reference for every enthusiast, every collector and lover of the automobile.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: antique and classic cars dream automobile motoring car design life super luxury coupes great ferraris porsches era
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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Treasures of Lord's by Tim Rice (£16.50)Publisher: Willow — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780002183079]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: A detailed look at a selection of items from this collection, much of it housed in the Memorial Gallery at Lord's, but some of it visible only to members in the famous Long Room and elsewhere in the Pavilion. The century and a score of paintings, prints and curios included in the book is, however, more than just a finely researched catalogue of part of a great collection; it is an illustrated tour through the history of the great game.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". 160 pages. Tags: Lord's Pavilion Long Room Memorial Gallery
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Postcards: Don't You Just Wish You Were Here by Chandler Brossard (£16.00)Publisher: Redbeck Press — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0946980039]Condition: Very Good. Slight tanning to the wrappers. Leans a little. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Limited edition of 500, 26 signed of this is not one.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 66 pages. Tags: american approach authors bold brossard chandler closing culture damage darkness director double dreadful edited gallery gap girls hitler howls insane joys london novel passion postcards preface raging rome rothenstein saboteurs scene spent stories sublime tate treasures undo vietnam's violations war-ravaged washington wolf
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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Television and Radio: Everybody's Soapbox by Bruce Parker; Nigel Farrell; (£14.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713713062]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons. From the cover: “The chance to appear on a radio or television programme is the opportunity of a lifetime to speak to a mass audience. Yet how many people appreciate the value of such an offer, or really know how to make the most of it? With the expansion of broadcasting in the 1980s there will be more air time available to members of the public in scores of programmes, particularly those put out by regional and local television and radio stations. Nearly everyone has something to gain by a chance to appear on the air: the father searching for his teenage daughter, the secretary of the local drama group which is putting on an unusual play, the harassed mother seeking action about the damp walls of her council house, or the managing director who wants a little publicity for his firm’s award-winning product. Everybody’s Soapbox explains in an entertaining way not only how to use your time on the air effectively but how to go about obtaining it in the first place. The authors take a detailed and often humorous look into what happens behind the scenes of broadcasting. Some of the pitfalls are described, including the ones to avoid when being interviewed. Don Osmond’s cartoons complement the light-hearted but informative text. Much advice is provided, particularly for those who find themselves on the air for the first time. Radio and television techniques are revealed and the jargon is made clear. There is guidance on how to handle an interview and how best to present yourself. You can also find out the right way to deal with the film crew which may arrive at your house.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Osmond. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: acceptable added adding additional addresses adjusting advantages adversaries advertising advice affairs affected agreements amalgamating anecdotes animals annual appeals appearance approach appropriate atmosphere audiences availability avoid avoidance avoided avoiding awards badges balance bald basis bbc behaviour birmingham blatant bracklesham breakdowns breakfast britain broadcasters broadcasting broadcasts budgets buttons cable cablevision cameras campaign caption
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Bristol and its Famous Associations by Stanley Hutton (£14.00)Publisher: J. W. Arrowsmith — 1907Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Requires rebinding — missing significant portions at head and tail of spine and is generally worn and soiled. Internally bright and clean, unfoxed but with slightly tanned top edges and small inscription [appears to be from the publishers representative] to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red (¼ Leather) boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 406 pages. Tags: bristol william canynges sebastian cabot maritime associations langland chatterton hannah more st. stephen’s church redcliff church great western first ocean-going steamship hotwell st. mary redcliff george symes catcott henry burgum ann yearsley hannah more robert southey southey samuel taylor coleridge joseph cottle walter savage landor mary carpenter john addington symonds frederick
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Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader by Edited by John Bradley (£13.00)Publisher: University of Arizona Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816519560]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Atomic energy has been cloaked in secrecy by government, industry, and the military, but for many Americans the effects of radiation have been less than secret. Just ask the radium workers in Ottawa, Illinois, the “downwinders” of Utah, or unsuspecting veterans of the Gulf War. When told from the perspective of ordinary people, nuclear history takes on a much different tone from that of the tranquil voices of authority who always told us we had nothing to fear. In Learning to Glow, writers such as Scott Russell Sanders, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver reveal the psychic and emotional fallout of the Cold War and of subsequent developments in nuclear science. Here are stories of and by ordinary people who have suffered the consequences of the decisions made by those in power — stories that will challenge readers to re-examine their preconceptions about the way we deal with issues of nuclear arms and radioactive waste.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 317 pages. Tags: administration classification comprehensive justification environmental contamination unforgettable relationship installation alternatives exploitation contaminated anti-nuclear chernousenko spirituality technologies ibragimbekov levi-strauss condemnation downwinders radiophobia strangelove chelyabinsk reservation minneapolis holocaust's elimination anniversary preparation pro-nuclear underground deformities researchers engineering oppenheimer petrosyants environment radioactive aboveground experiments albuquerque corporation undeveloped children's propaganda radhabinod regulatory prometheus inhalation facilities vusamazulu
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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter by Robert K. Massie (£13.00)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224041924]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a grave in Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar where the last tsar and his family were murdered seventy-three years before. Were these the Romanovs? The Romanovs: The Final Chapter provides the answer, going back to the horrifying moments of slaughter, revealing the guilt and cover-up by Lenin, then describing in dramatically suspenseful detail the efforts in post-Communist Russia to find the bodies and discover the truth.

Written almost as a detective thriller, the story includes a panoramic and colourful gallery of contemporary figures, from US Secretary of State James Baker, Russian president Boris Yeltsin and Lord Mountbatten, to fiercely antagonistic forensic experts and DNA scientists from Russia, America and Britain.

Because two skeletons — those of the tsar’s son and one of his daughters — were missing from the grave, all the tantalising tales of reappeared pretenders again loomed large. Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than sixty years in newspapers, books, films, ballets, really Grand Duchess Anastasia? The Romanovs: The Final Chapter answers this question, too.

Robert K. Massie’s classic Nicholas and Alexandra brought the Russian Imperial family magnificently to life and sold more than four million copies. It is natural that this master storyteller should be the one to write the final chapter to this historical tragedy.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine. [X] 308 pages. Tags: romanov house nicholas emperor russia assassination anastasia daughter nikolaevnagrand duchess family pretenders the throne forensic osteology federation history rulers
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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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Flowers on the Grass by Monica Dickens (£12.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price clipped. Inscription on fep. Some spotting. Edges of DJ showing a little wear.Description: With a scene that ranges from a country cottage to a holiday camp in Northern England; from a Bayswater hotel to a modern 'do-as-you-like' school; from a hospital ward to a home in the East End of London. The author portrays a fascinating gallery of characters with vividness and life.
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The New Philanthropists: The New Generosity by Charles Handy (£12.50)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434013455]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the Charles & Elizabeth Handy on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium but cursory research appears to confirm authenticity. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “ Who are the new philanthropists? And how is their philanthropy ‘new’?

In this remarkable and inspiring book, the eminent management writer Charles Handy and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, have collaborated to portray a new generation of practical philanthropists, men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on from financial success to try to help those in need. They are doing so not simply by giving their money away to charities and agencies but by helping actively, working on the spot with the very people who need their aid, ensuring that the initiatives are sustainable in the longer term.

As in their acclaimed The New Alchemists, the Handys have both interviewed and photographed their subjects in order to tell their inspiring stories; from the Sydney restaurateur Jeff Gambin, who personally helps to cook hot and cold menus for homeless people every night and serves up 1500 dinners at Christmas; to Niall Mellon, a young Irish property developer Who is replacing the shacks with breeze-block homes in a South African township; and Sara Davenport, who sold-her art gallery and set up the breast-cancer care centre the Haven Trust to offer integrated and holistic treatment and support.

The new philanthropists are employing their own entrepreneurial and managerial skills to make their financial contributions work directly, reaching the people they want to help face to face. Mellon started his South African building project with a million Euros of seed money, but he also takes an airbus of volunteers from his native Ireland to work alongside the locals in constructing their new homes.

This striking book of words and photographs reveals the energy and inspiration of these new ways of using wealth, revealing the motivations and satisfactions of such direct action.”
Notes: Illustrated by Elizabeth Handy (Photos.). Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: 0434013455 philanthropists portraits charities voluntary services social science philanthropy charity businesspeople generosity attitudes
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Emma: The Life of Lady Hamilton (A Biographical Essay With a Catalogue of Her Published Portraits) by Herbert Bailey (£12.00)Publisher: Hard Publishing — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Many books have been written about the nursery maid who became the wife of an Ambassador, and much more. But not yet justice been done either to the character or to the romantic career of Emma, Lady of Hamilton.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 127 pages. Tags: mistresses unfinished possession spinstress masquerier rothschild attributed historical nineteenth collection excavating filangieri rowlandson weidenfeld alexandria portsmouth caricature reproduced permission foundation classical relations cassandra attitudes bacchante miniature mezzotint biography agrippina dominique political antoniani engraving kauffmann courtesy maritime angelica grignion heinrich towneley trustees hawarden paradise military hamilton recently viscount heritage attitude carolina archives
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Guide to the collections of the Tate Gallery by TATE GALLERY (£12.00)Publisher: Tate Galler — 1975Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: The Tate Gallery is the national collection of modern art and of British painting before 1900. This combination of function is unusual, perhaps unique, among great galleries. This guide gives a view of the Gallery's holdings, which have greatly expanded in recent years.Mono illustrations throughout.
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Paintings in the Museee D'Orsay by Michel Laclotte (£12.00)Publisher: Paris: Editions Scala — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2866560280]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Colour plates;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". 159 pages. Tags: laclotte paris museums art gallery galleries impressionism eclecticism realism naturalism sybmolism 2866560280
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Pam Dan by Anon. (£12.00)Publisher: Minories Gallery, Colchester School of Art — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781908254054]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; this catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name, shown at the Minories Gallery from 23 October to 6 December 2011. Exhibition curator: Matthew Bowman.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". 45 pages. Tags: ninories art gallery her the painting landscape snape maltings and peculiar colouristic effects viewing dan’s paintings distinct formal properties paint upon canvas anon 9781908254054
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Catherine The Great: A Biography Of The Empress Of All The Russias by Zoé Oldenbourg (£11.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag at the head of the spine. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Editions Gallimard, 1965] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Oldenbourg’s story of Russia’s incredible empress is far more exciting than most novels, infinitely better written than most histories. But it is not the politics of Catherine’s reign that Mme Oldenbourg has sought to depict in this book; it is the woman who became empress that she has brought to life. By concentrating on Catherine’s early years, Zoé Oldenbourg has succeeded in explaining a woman who had remained an enigma, even to her biographers. The story is one of incredible tension; intrigue upon intrigue followed the minor German princess who intended, somehow, to reach the throne. The conflict was such that Catherine had to rule or to perish. The eventual murder of her husband, her dizzying succession of lovers, were only the outward scandalous appurtenances of a court and an era that were still shockingly brutal and primitive, Zoé Oldenbourg has captured the full majesty of this tragedy, played against the setting of Moscow’s and St. Petersburg’s imperial palaces. Extravagant and grotesque, this is none the less a moving human story.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 311 pages. Tags: anhalt-zerbst ofostankino's alexandrovich tretiakovsky borovikovsky archbishop's constantine feodorovich matveievich bartolommeo dmitrievich podnovinsky litchewski miropolsky alexeievna fredericka chancellor alexandria petrovich oftaurida erickssen alexander tsarevich hermitage rastrelli architect pavlovich amsterdam ivanovsky romanovna elizabeth betrothed ivanovich leningrad saviour's original shuvalov serdukov shchukin levitzky potemkin shibanov mourning dashkova nicholas petrovna princess portrait gelder's gallery augusta nikitin russian empress duchess lanskoi balcony looking popular emperor kremlin towards unknown moscowa rokotov gregory torelli painter museum sophia barthe bridge palace shubin alexei moscow rotari domino prince russia feast peter saint tower orlov grand exile groot lampi duke bust ivan
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Collections in Museums Galleries Historic Houses by Edited by Victoria Rowlands (£11.50)Publisher: Tomorrow's Guides — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1858900352]Condition: Very Good.Description: 2nd Edition. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This book lists over 1600 Museums, Art Galleries, Stately Homes, Historic Houses and Sites. It is a unique source of reference to their wonderful and diverse collections, and includes profiles written by their curators, together with information on their websites, email addresses, opening- times, admission charges and locations.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¼". 448 pages. Tags: museums archives libraries galleries historical houses art gallery harewood house cornwall museum
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From A Collector by ANON. (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Price Clipped. Previous owner’s inscription to the title page. Tanning to the endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “While sale-room prices for antiques continue to soar, there remain many fields where the collector of limited resources can with both pleasure and profit pursue objects of beauty and interest. The articles which make up this collection are taken from the well-known weekly antique collecting column in The Times, and contain many suggestions of new lines for the collector. The scope of the book is wide, and it will be a rare reader indeed who does not find some new inspiration to goad him into fresh hunts of the shops and arcades.”Notes: Jacket designed by John Curtis. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 125 pages. Tags: decorative tiles photo engraving huys castle cork papier mache tray book fore-edge painting nutmeg grater food warmers silver spice dredgers lemon squeezers tea caddies cream jug samuel meriton knives late sixteenth century salt cellar egg frame italian fish trowels queen anne chocolate pot eighteenth-century sugar tongs cider glass orange ship’s decanters
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The Midway Campaign: December 7, 1941-June 6, 1942 Revised & Expanded Edition by Jack Greene (£11.50)Publisher: Conshohocken: Combined Books, Inc — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 093828911X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Tiny nick to the bottom corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1995, thus. 1988 New York: Gallery Books.] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black Spine Strip with Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Great Campaigns series. 263 pages. Tags: great campaigns midway battle 1942 naval forces warfare european history second war military battles maritime
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The National Gallery London by Philip Hendy (£11.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat ruffled with a ½" closed tear, now tape-repaired, to the head of the lower panel. Description: 2nd impression. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Sir Philip Hendy is the Director of the National Gallery in London. In this book, the latest of the remarkably low-priced volumes in our widely praised “World of Art” series, he reviews the rich diversity of the masterpieces housed in one of the most celebrated collections in the world — a collection which is unique in that it covers the whole history of European painting. The 341 illustrations include 101 full page colour plates reproducing great paintings by Tintoretto and Titian, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Lorrain and Poussin, Renoir, Courbet and Chardin, Constable and Turner, Hogarth and Gainsborough. Sir Philip gives a historical account of the National Gallery and there are extensive notes to each of the colour plates..”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. In the World of Art series. 320 pages. Tags: 0500180067 0500200025 art borough britain catalogs catalogues collections england european exhibits galleries gallery great guid hendy history illustrations london london. national onal painting paintings philip stock westminster world
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Writers: Photographs by Sally Soames (£11.50)Publisher: London: Andre Deutsch — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0233989056]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Norman Mailer. Size: 12" x 10". 160 pages. Tags: soames norman mailer photographs portraits gore vidal salman rushdie martin amis bruce chatwin gabriel garcia marquez william golding sally national portrait gallery london england photography 0233989056 9780233989457
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Arlott and 1man on Cricket by Gilbert Phelps (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563161159]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Price Clipped. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In this book John Arlott, Fred 1man and Gilbert Phelps set out to relate cricket to its historical and social context. They prove the truth of the old adage that cricket isn’t only a game but also an institution. Each of the contributors deals with familiar subjects in his own uniquely stimulating way. John Arlott examines not only the history and sociology of cricket, but also contributes a short essay on its future. Fred 1man, in his pen-portraits of the gallery of great players of his time provides a living context for Arlott’s reflections and assessments.

The anthology, edited by Gilbert Phelps, complements the other contributions as well as providing entertainment. The passages have been chosen not only for their literary merits—they are also funny, intriguing and provocative. Arlott and 1man on Cricket is a book all lovers of cricket will savour — and return to again and again. “
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Gilbert Phelps. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: biography cricket history miscellanea players
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Doors Open by Ian Rankin (£10.50)Publisher: Orion — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780752890715]Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and perhaps give new meaning to his existence. A chance encounter at an art auction offers him the opportunity to do just that as he settles on a plot to commit a ‘perfect crime’. He intends to rip-off one of the mo high-profile targets in Edinburgh – the National Gallery of Scotland.”.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 260 pages. Tags: self-made software mogul consortium nightclubs city life surfing valuable artwork crime edinburgh national gallery scotland rankin
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Lambert's Birds Of Shore And Estuary by Alan Mitchell (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little rubbed with a tiny nick to the head of the spine. Front flap creased. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Britain’s coasts and estuaries can boast an enviable diversity of bird life. There are few better places for the bird-watcher to spend some time. In this, his second, book Terence Lambert presents us with a gallery of portraits of the birds that can be seen wherever sea and land meet. He paints with a sure hand. Whether he is portraying a scavenging gull, a predatory skua making off with a young fledgling, a peregrine imperiously tearing at its prey, or a graceful tern returning to its mate on the nest, the birds are painted with the same superb accuracy of detail, and the same evocative power, that distinguished his earlier work. To study these paintings is to take a journey to our coast. They conjure up the sounds and smells of the sea, and the calls of birds across the bare desolation of the mudflats.

When Lambert’s Birds of Garden and Woodland was first published, Terence Lambert was acclaimed as a young artist of great promise. In his new book, that promise is amply fulfilled. Terence Lambert can now join the ranks of the best of the world’s bird-painters. This is a book to treasure; a delight to the eye.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 8". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: shore birds great britain pictorial works sea coastal regions alan mitchell terence lambert 000219001x
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Out of the Blue by Daniel Peltz (£10.50)Publisher: Lewes: The Book Guild — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1857768140]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies holocaust survivors art dealers paris second war nazi picassos blue period secret code auschwitz bergen-belsen london gallery horror tragedy
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Randolph Caldecott, Lord of the Nursery by Rodney K. Engen (£10.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1870630459]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly age-toned with a 1" closed, slightly untidy, tear to the head of the upper panel at the join. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “During his short life Randolph Caldecott became one of the most popular and respected illustrators of his era. Working at the height of Victorian Aestheticism and industrialisation, he turned for inspiration to nature and the stable rural society of eighteenth-century England. His skill lay in translating minutely observed scenes of people, animals and every-day events into drawings and paintings executed with a masterly economy of line and an unsurpassed feeling for colour. He had a rare humour which saw all the folly and vanity of man, yet portrayed them with frankness and love.

Rodney Engen charts Caldecott’s life from his humble beginnings in a small village and his early life as a bank clerk. His talent soon brought him commissions from the Graphic, Illustrated London News and The Pictorial World and he was a regular contributor to these and other periodicals throughout his career. Caldecott’s most important contribution to English illustration, however, was his famous series of children’s Picture Books, superb editions of illustrated nursery rhymes and stories, engraved and colour-printed by that master of his trade, Edmund Evans. The House that Jack Built and John Gilpin were published in 1878, the first of sixteen titles to appear over a period of eight years. The Picture Books were subsequently published in many editions, winning Caldecott international renown and earning him the epithet ‘Lord of the Nursery’.

In this volume Rodney Engen has brought together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Caldecott’s work, including not only his best-known illustrations to books and periodicals, but also his less familiar oil paintings and sculpture, together with a complete catalogue of Caldecott’s oeuvre. Mr. Engen is an authority on illustrators of the Victorian era, his first book being an illustrated account of Caldecott’s contemporary, Walter Crane. His Kate Greenaway has recently been published in the same series and he is currently engaged on a full-scale, definitive biography of this artist..”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 104 pages. Tags: 0901673137 1870630459 19th and art british caldecott catalogue catalogues century city county engen england english exhibition exhibitions exhibits galleries gallery greater held illustrations illustrator illustrators manchester metropolitan names other painter painters randolph rodney
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The Megalith Builders Of Western Europe by Glyn Daniel (£10.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with short tears to both panels. Ex-RAF library numerals to the spine of the book, stamps to first blank and pastedown which has the library sticker affixed. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “This book is mainly concerned with the prehistoric collective tombs of Western Europe, most of which were built of large stones and are, therefore, usually described as ‘megalithic tombs’. The tombs of Iberia, the west Mediterranean islands, France, and the British Isles are described in a general way, and some estimate made of the origins and way of life of the megalith builders and the contribution made by them to the development of prehistoric Europe. Particular attention is paid to the evidences in art and ritual and tomb form that the megalith builders were ultimately of Minoan-Mycenean origin and brought to Western Europe traces of Aegean civilization. The relation of the west European megalith builders to other builders of megalithic structures in Europe and elsewhere is briefly discussed.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 142 pages. Tags: megalithic monuments europe the prehistoric collective tombs western free-standing gallery graves corbelled roof maia chamber portholes rock cut tomb grotte source examples art from new grange ireland and gavrinnis britanny antiquities glyn daniel first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie (£10.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224038141]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “It began with the watery disappearance of Great-Grandfather Francisco, swallowed by the bustling lagoon lapping his island mansion; and with the catastrophic family conflict that followed, an epic battle that led to torched cashew orchards, smouldering cardamom groves, and murders. Thus was a family divided, not just by greed and secrets, but by chalk lines drawn across floors, like frontiers, and spice-sacks piled up across courtyards, as though they were defences. (Years later, Bombay would also go up in flames, victim of its own fatal divisions.) Once a year, high above massed festival crowds, her white hair flying in long loose exclamations, her ankles a-jingle with silver bell-bracelets, Aurora would dance her rebellion against India’s immense perversity. And, in magical charcoal and oils, she tried to heal what-could-not-be-kept-whole, laying bare, on gallery walls, the secrets of her family and times. From the Paradise of Aurora’s legendary salon to his omnipotent father’s sky-garden atop a towering glass high-rise built by invisible men, the Moor’s breathless story unfolds his family’s often grotesque but compulsively moving fortunes, and the tragicomic transformations wrought by love.”Notes: Jacket designed by Dennis Leigh. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 434 pages. Tags: archaeological aristelon atlantis beauty bombay century continents controversial despot embroiled emotional english europe european family fiction financial for history india indic knowledge literature lost major methodology modern prize ropean scandal techniques theory union's wealthy whitbread worships
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The National Gallery Companion Guide by Erika Langmuir (£10.50)Publisher: National Gallery Publications — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 185709218X]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Previous owners' inscription and ex-libris stamp to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Plans;

From the cover: “The Companion Guide introduces art lovers to one of the richest and most representative collections of Western European paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters — Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Ingres, Degas and many others — and masterpieces by less familiar artists.

Through her commentaries on 200 of the National Gallery’s finest works of art, Erika Langmuir enables the visitor and reader to trace the history of European painting from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, to develop an eye for style, technique, imagery and genre, and to appreciate the talents of individual artists producing paintings for different locations and patrons, in a variety of artistic and cultural contexts”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 344 pages. Tags: national gallery great britain catalogs painting european england london guid art instruction architecture individual architect techniques collections exhibitions museum historic sites guides erika langmuir 0300061331
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The Pyramids: Their Archaeology and History by Miroslav Verner (£10.50)Publisher: Atlantic — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1903809452]Condition: Very Good. Knocked gently at the head of the spine.Description: First in this edition [1997].Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 495 pages. Tags: archaeological mummification sub-structure house-burials herakleopolis horse-burials casing-blocks hetepsekhemui egyptologists neferirkare’s girdle-stones hierakonpolis hetephernebti egyptologique pre-dynastic tomb-chamber portcullises djehutihotep neb-hepet-re neferhetepes architecture sekhemkhet’s construction seankh-ka-re intermediate el-eshmunem esh-shauwaf underground neb-tawi-re sebekneferu tutankhamun sarcophagus plug-blocks sennacherib exploration restoration methodology neferirkare preparation ventilation sun-temples khasekhemui connoisseur eye-sockets rediscovery antiquities elephantine oxyrhynchus orientation excavations neferu-ptah
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The Royal Horticultural Society Pests & Diseases by Pippa Greenwood & Andrew Halstead (£10.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1405300647]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight pull to the head of the upper panel and a very small nick to the top corner of the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables;

From the cover: “THE COMPLETE AND FULLY UPDATED GUIDE TO PREVENTING, IDENTIFYING AND TREATING EVERYDAY PLANT PROBLEMS

EASY-TO-USE FORMAT

The illustrated gallery of plant problems is grouped according to whether leaves, stems, flowers, roots or fruits are affected. Simply compare the photograph with the affected part of your plant to see what is wrong. Additionally, the A-Z, plant-by-plant listing catalogues general and specific ailments to which each plant is susceptible.

EXPERT, PRACTICAL ADVICE

Many common problems can be controlled by good gardening practice and simple preventative measures. RHS Pests & Diseases provides authoritative advice on chemical-free solutions wherever appropriate and identifies valuable insects and pest predators to be welcomed in the garden.

This revised and updated handbook is the standard work for all gardeners looking for answers to common plant problems.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: pests pest control gardening plant diseases vernacular names pippa greenwood andrew halstead 1405300647
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The WMC Collection of Australian Contemporary Art: Melbourne Monday, March 15, 2004 At 6.00pm by Anon. (£10.50)Publisher: Armadale: Sotheby's — 2004Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Slight spotting to the first and last few leaves otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Felicity St John Moore. Size: 10½" x 8¼". 64 pages. Tags: hugh morgan margaret contemporary art young emerging artists national gallery victoria original australian collection paintings southbank aboriginal
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Watteau 1684-1721 by C. Lewis Hind (£10.50)Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed, with loss at the head, tail and corners and notably soiled and tanned. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with eight reproductions in colour.Notes: Size: 8" x 6¼". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 80 pages. Tags: l'indifferent eighteenth embarkment collection colonnade champetre pastoral scotland national fountain antiope dulwich gallery cythera jupiter century wallace france louvre lesson paris under early pagan music ball fete and for the
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Writing for Television by Arthur Swinson (£10.50)Publisher: Adam & Charles Black — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper somewhat ruffled, overall marked and browned although complete. Boards spotted and slightly soiled at lower edges. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Browning to the pastedowns and blanks.Description: Illustrated with black and white plates and a fold-out plan. From the flap: “With the arrival of commercial television, the opportunities for writers have been greatly increased. But for a writer to be successful, he must have a knowledge of the special techniques required by Television, and to understand thoroughly the medium for which he is working. His book includes chapters on the preparation of the script, its layout and construction, dialogue and situation, drama, talks and light entertainment, and dramatised and other types of documentary, the relation between the writer and producer and a survey of the scope in Television for the writer, with helpful information of how and where work may be placed. ”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: nature television medium serious writer sound radio stage play studio equipment production submitting programme ideas dramatized documentary actuality magazine drama back projection caption control gallery in-lay camera commercial record device over-lay sequence talk-back script and writers’ association british screen film scanning-machine operator outside broadcast scene
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Antique Furniture on a Budget by Graham Shearing (£9.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. A Practical Guide to Furnishing Your Home.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century eighteenth-century mass-production cabinet-making austin-process 9780723200772 semi-precious collectibles commonwealth balance-cock powder-flask mid-georgian cromwellian hepplewhite seventeenth earthenware chamberlain accessories renaissance elizabethan chippendale mantelpiece restoration furnishings burr-walnut love-tokens secretaire portuguese chair-back gadrooning collectors sunderland sea-farers eighteenth caricature roisterers observer's calamander decorative shell-back sideboard carpentry sixteenth chocolate cupboards jewellery squeezers decanters punch-pot orangemen stretcher
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Beloved Emma: The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton by Flora Fraser (£9.50)Publisher: Papermac — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333629922]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Emma Hamilton was a legendary beauty who ranks with Helen of Troy and Nell Gwynne in the public imagination. Beloved Emma traces Emma’s life from her birth as the daughter of a Cheshire blacksmith, through her glittering success in Neapolitan society as the wife of Sir William Hamilton, and her famous romance with Lord Nelson, to her death as a pauper in Calais. Flora Fraser captures the charm and vivacity of this unusual woman and her use of contemporary sources and anecdotes brings the period vividly to life.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 410 pages. Tags: mistresses unfinished possession spinstress masquerier rothschild attributed historical nineteenth collection excavating filangieri rowlandson weidenfeld alexandria portsmouth caricature reproduced permission foundation classical relations cassandra attitudes bacchante miniature mezzotint biography agrippina dominique political antoniani engraving kauffmann courtesy maritime angelica grignion heinrich towneley trustees hawarden paradise military hamilton recently viscount heritage attitude carolina archives
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