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Fascinating Features of Fair Japan by Anon. (£253.00)Publisher: Japanese Government Railways — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Silk woven binding slightly dull, a little faded at the extremities. Binding cords also faded. All edges gilt, nicely preserved. Fly-leaf to the title page lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Full colour photographs throughout of various features of Japan with a fold-out map to the last blank. Not an overly common title. This appears to be the first, and only, edition (COPAC) it seems.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 9". 65 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch’ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency customs daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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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The International Encyclopedia of Dogs by Edited by Stanley Dangerfield & Elsworth Howell (£92.00)Publisher: Pelham — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little ruffled at the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the boards a little scuffed. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Internally bright and clean. Errata slip tipped in at title page.Description: From the flap: “Here, in one volume, is an encyclopaedia without equal as a reference book for both expert and amateur. It demands a place in every dog-lover’s library. Entirely new, it is the first work of its kind for forty years. It provides up-to-date information, alphabetically arranged, about the history of dogs, the development and characteristics of the great breeds, the world’s leading dog shows, the breed requirements, the training, care and management of dogs, and the major canine ailments. Full-colour plates are included of 125 leading breeds, and there are over 500 additional illustrations in black and white, many of which have been specially commissioned to make the book both compelling and comprehensive.”Notes: Jacket designed by George Sharp. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 480 pages. Tags: american anatomy apso australian bouvier breeders breeds canine champions charles chihuahua club clubs consultant deerhound des dictionaries dietary dog dog-racing dogs encyclopaedias encyclopedias english expert experts field flandres foxhound german greyhound gun highland hounds irish italian japanese kennel king lhasa livestock management mountain norwich otterhound papillon pointer police pyrenean racing rhodesian ridgeback saluki samoyed setter sheepdog short-haired show shows silky spaniel specialist sporting terrier terriers the tibetan training trial trials vizsla west white working world yorkshire
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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The Book of the Horse by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald (£41.00)Publisher: London & Brussels: Nicholson & Watson — 1949Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' gift inscription to the half-title page. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: 2nd edition. [First Published: 1947] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¼". Illustrated Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 879 pages. Tags: arabian horsemanship mare foal bred racehorse crabbet arab gelding horses jockeys exmoor ponies highland forest balmer shetland welsh chestnut english thoroughbred stallion yakutsh breed horse connemara mares foals dartmoor
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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Progressive Farming (4 Volumes) by J. A. Hanley (£35.00)Publisher: Caxton — 1951Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. All volumes lightly rubbed. A pleasant set.Description: The Maintenance of High ProductionNotes: Size: 9½" x 7". Tags: aberdeen alfalfa alsike ancona angus austrian auto-sexing axe aylesbury balers barley barn barnevelder bars battery beans beef beet beetle belted berkshire beulah bill-hook binders blackface blue-grey border boundaries bred breeds broccoli broiler bronze brussels buck-rake buckwheat buildings burnet butter cabbage cages calendar calving campbell carrot cauliflower cereals charolais cheese chemical cheviot
P&P: UK 1st £12.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £19.46. EU Air £19.10. ROW Surface £19.46. ROW Air £36.72

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Richard Simkin's Uniforms of the British Army: Infantry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Other Corps by W. Y. Carman (£31.00)Publisher: Exeter: Webb and Bower — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0863500315]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: 1st Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards), 1912. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Richard Simkin’s illustrations of British Army uniforms up to the First World War are well known both for their high quality and for their value to collectors, model-makers and military historians.

To follow his first volume of uniforms of the cavalry regiments, W. Y. Carman has now extended the collection to cover the infantry regiments, including the Gentlemen-at-Arms, the Royal Company of Archers (Scotland), the Foot Guards, the Infantry of the Line, the Royal Artillery, the Royal Engineers (including the Royal Military Artificers and the Sappers and Miners), the Army Service Corps.

Although Simkin’s illustrations are not available for all of the 109 infantry regiments before 1881, a brief outline of each regiment is given which includes changes of title extended to cover the Army of today so that the modern soldier may trace his ‘ancestors’. The text of uniform changes is in special sections, such as that of Highland and Lowland regiments, rifle corps, fusiliers and light infantry, while that on infantry is broken down to include musicians, pioneers and other groups.

Richard Simkin, born in 1850, was a soldier in a London Volunteer regiment before attending art schools in Kensington and Heatherley. He married in 1880 and lived in Aldershot for six years before moving to Herne Bay where he died in 1926, aged seventy-five.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 224 pages. Tags: britain army infantry regiments uniforms history military fusilier light officers non-commissioned khaki service dress train corps gentlemen-at-arms
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Chronicles of the Canongate: Second Series by Walter Scott (£24.00)Publisher: Edingburgh / London: Cadell & Co. / Simpkin & Marshall — 1828Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Poor. Leather is dried and rubbed with the spine starting to detach on volume III. Edges of the text block lightly tanned on all volumes. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of age-toning. Description: Notes: Size: 7¾" x 4¾". 336/336/348 [4] pages. Tags: aunt margaret mirror, the tapestried chamber, drovers, highland widow, books written walter scott
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A Special Corps by A. P. Coleman (£19.00)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858216060]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Edges of the textblock very lightly soiled. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: The Beginnings of Gorkha Service with the British. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This superb work traces the early recruitment of Gorkhas into the East India Company’s Bengal Army and is based on sound research and documentary evidence, a significant par of which has so far been unpublished. The work centres on the friendship of two Highland Scots: David Ochterlony, an army officer with a penchant for diplomacy, and William Fraser, a civil servant with a hankering for military command. Both were involved in the Anglo-Nepal war of 1814- 1816. Ochterlony, commanding an army division in the Cis-Sutlej Hills, employed the skills of Gorkhas and other hillmen captured from the Nepalese Army. Impressed by their military discipline and efficiency, he took the opportunity of his enforced capitulation of the Nepalese Western Army at Malaun in 1815 to enlist some 4700, of whom perhaps 1500 were Gorkhas, into the Bengal Army.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Major General D. G. T. Horsford CBE DSO. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 317 pages. Tags: bengal army hodgson kathmandu east india company nepalese authorities gorkha battalions anglo-gorkha relationship ochterlony irregular corps the khookeri kukri ghoorkha chiefs malaun hills sutlej malaun fort narain kot bhakti thapa subathu brian houghton hodgson sir henry fane henry viscount hardinge james ramsay sir charles napier kaji amar singh thapa punjab afghanistan corps goorkhas nasiris nasiri sirmoor battalions sikh army indian army sirmoor battalion
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 Master of Blantyre by ANON. (£18.50)Publisher: Thomas Nelson — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with some fraying at the tips and spine-ends. Tanning to the first and last blanks. Text complete, clean and tight if lightly age-tanned and spotted.Description: Portraiture frontispiece.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Tartan boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 97 pages. Tags: honourable walter stuart master blantyre glenelg polwarth eilanreach highland home skye sholto douglas lady seafield balmacara strome ferry loch carron mrs. gladstone duke and duchess sutherland minister kintail
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

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Planned Beef Production by Stephen Williams; C. David Edgar; (£18.00)Publisher: Crosby Lockwood & Son — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with few marks. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a rough nearly closed tear to the leading edge of the lower panel. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THE production of beef cattle is complex and is becoming increasingly so. Technical changes have been applied to the once simple matter of having herds of breeding cattle in some places and yards of fattening bullocks in others. Sometimes they were on the same farm, but often there was a considerable distance between them and this was bridged by the cattle dealer and the store market. New concepts of breeding by artificial insemination led to the replacement of some dual-purpose cattle by some others. The reds and the roans became black and white, or just black; and the buffs are now making an appearance. Physical and chemical methods of dehorning have jostled with genetic advances in polling. Competition between the churn stand and the calf pen in a period of falling milk prices led to early weaning in its various guises and to the greater use of milk substitutes and the earlier feeding of concentrates. Multiple suckling, carefully supervised by expensive labour, has led to mass suckling with labour charges spread over more cattle. More recently there have been interesting developments with barley fed and battery beef with forage flowing untouched from silo to stock, a trickle of concentrates being fed on the way. The time has come for an appraisal of the multitude of methods in beef production and the many differing ideas regarding suitable breeds down to the introduction of the Charolais.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: acres additives adoption advisory agent agricultural agriculture alfalfa altitude analysis angus application approach arable artificial aspect association assurance attestation auctions auger automatic automation autumn bacteria balance barley barley-beef barns basic batch baths battery beef-lots beevebilde beeves behaviour belts biology bloat boards boiled bonuses book-keeping boots bowls boxes breeding breeds brewers bucket
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
The Story of the Highland Regiments by Frederick Watson (£15.50)Publisher: A & C Black — 1925Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at extremities. Slight fading at spine. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated frontispiece and other colour illustrations throughout the text.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 323 pages. Tags: the black watch flanders fontenoy ticonderoga fraser’s highlanders quebec red indian warfare american war independence highland light infantry serinrapatam abercromby egypt corunna camerons peninsular gordons quatrb bras waterloo hlghland brigade the alma balaclava cawnpore mekrut highland light infantry sutherland highlanders lucknow seaforths candahar coomassib afghanistan majuba hill tel-el-kebir omdurman chitral dargai war south africa magersfontein ladysmith paardeberg slr ian hamilton pretoria highland soldiers warfare archibald forbes european war 1914-18
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
This Place Called Kentucky by John Ed Pearce (£15.50)Publisher: The Sulgrave Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: A visually comprehensive look at this diverse state, extending from the Mississippi River in the west to the eastern highland mountains. Illustrated with colour photographs.Size: 24 x 30cm
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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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843309335]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: railroad travel voyages and travels the americas usa canada royal canadian pacific white pass yukon route denali star california zephyr peru machu picchu vistadome europe united kingdom west highland line westward across ireland cornish riviera express norway norwegian railways arctic circle germany brocken railway france petit train jaune venice switzerland swiss federal golden bernina italy sardinia narrow gauge rai ukraine ukrainian steam tour africa nambia desert south union limited thread asia pakistan bolan mail border india northern steaming into nilgiri hills china jitong australia savannahlander railtours tom savio anthony lambert 1843309335 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: New Holland — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843305976]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¾". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: railroad travel voyages and travels the americas usa canada royal canadian pacific white pass yukon route denali star california zephyr peru machu picchu vistadome europe united kingdom west highland line westward across ireland cornish riviera express norway norwegian railways arctic circle germany brocken railway france petit train jaune venice switzerland swiss federal golden bernina italy sardinia narrow gauge rai ukraine ukrainian steam tour africa nambia desert south union limited thread asia pakistan bolan mail border india northern steaming into nilgiri hills china jitong australia savannahlander railtours tom savio anthony lambert 1843309335 first editions firsts printings 1st
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 Red Army Book by Paul Danby (£14.00)Publisher: London: Blackie & Son Limited — 1904Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine a little dulled with some small marks. Previous owners' gift inscription to the reverse of the frontispiece. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [4]; Black & White Plates [32];Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Illustrated Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 315 pages. Tags: british army foundation renown royal regiment artillery history soldiers cavalry highland regiments imperial yeomanry indian
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 Bridge of Moonlight by Ewan A. Macpherson (£13.00)Publisher: Halsgrove — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1841141003]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Gently faded at the spine of the DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Signed by the author on the title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover: “In this second collection of poems Ewan Macpherson again demonstrates consummate versatility and subtlety in his range and source of subject and style. His voice is always utterly distinctive but his work never less than wholly accessible”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 94 pages. Tags: clan macpherson association kingussie badenoch poetry west country priddy bells celt mendip highland roots somerset clansman verses
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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The Fight For the Channel Ports: Calais to Brest 1940: A Study in Confusion by Michael Glover (£13.00)Publisher: Leo Cooper in association with Secker and Warburg — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436182106]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “In the summer of 1940 all British attention was focused on the Deliverance of Dunkirk as the Expeditionary Force, its communications cut, fought its way back to the coast. But since the War historians have given little thought to the British troops, including the country’s only armoured division, who were trapped in France outside the Dunkirk perimeter. The Royal Navy eventually evacuated 144,171 men but more than 20,000 failed to return. This is the dramatic story of the last actions fought by the abandoned BEF troops who struggled down the Channel coast, selling their lives dearly in a desperate attempt to reach safety. A few incidents have been told before — the defence of Calais by the Greenjackets; the trapping of the Highland Division at St. Valery: yet the Battle Honours Amiens 1940 and Abbeville are as little known as they are rare, and Doullens was not rated as an Honour despite the handsome tribute paid by the enemy to the ill-armed, undertrained Territorials (12th Eastern Division) who defended it. Now their ordeal is told in full. This is a story of muddle and confusion redeemed only by the bravery of the fighting troops. A story in which all military actions were tempered by political considerations and in which Government policy demanded a show of solidarity with France, in the hope that the powerful French navy would continue to fight on the Allied side. Thus the abandoned BEF were beset with order and counter-order and, as a result of the lack of unified command, thousands of men were lost and vast amounts of desperately needed stores and equipment had to be destroyed or left to the enemy. It was a classic example of the way in which war should not be waged.”
Notes: Jacket designed by John Temple. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: glover 0436182106 britain army british expeditionary force history world war 1939-1945 campaigns france english channel 20th century french campaign operations 1940 military warfare battles western front 1914-1918 theatre second defence boulogne calais
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 Highland Regiments: Tigers In Tartan by W. [William] Pratt Paul (£13.00)Publisher: Impulse Books — 1971Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Protective mylar wrapper is a little scuffed and creased. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 220 pages. Tags: great britain army scottish regiments gordon highlanders argyll and sutherland black watch queen own soldiers scotland highlands history military highland 1970 william pratt paul first editions firsts printings 1st
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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Victorian and Edwardian Scottish Lowlands from Historic Photographs by Ian Donnachie; Innes Macleod; (£13.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713412976]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. DJ a little sunned at the margins.Description: From the cover: “Stretching from the Borders to the Highland Line, the Lowlands are an area of great diversity. They include Glasgow and Edinburgh, the farmlands of the Lothians, Fife and Angus, the characteristic coastal settlements of the east and the west, many small burghs and villages, and the lochs and mountains of the Highland foothills. Nowadays they embrace the new regions of Strathclyde, Lothian, Fife, Tayside, Central, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway. The 122 old photographs in this book do full justice to the variety of the Lowlands — arranged them under such headings as Country Life, Towns and Cities, By the Sea Shore and Leisure Hours. Scene-setting introductions to each section as well as factual commentaries (including wherever possible the date and the name of the photographer) to individual illustrations.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: lowlands borders gypsies biggar campbeltown capenoch mill girls new lanark craigflower border traditions postcards lowlanders gaelic culture galloway farmlands fife angus lanarkshire glens solway firth argyll victorian edwardian life
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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Fly Fishing is Easy by D. N. Puddepha (£12.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715342142]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small creases and nicks.Description: From the cover: “Fly fishing is easy, the author says, and sets out to prove it with easily-understood descriptions of its various forms. He deals with trout and salmon fishing under all conditions on rivers and brooks, lowland reservoirs and highland lochs with sea trout and grayling, and with the half dozen types of coarse fish which come readily to a fly. Every method of fishing wet or dry fly is discussed, the theory being first simply explained and its practical application then described in clear, straightforward instruction.”Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". 184 pages. Tags: trout river usk rainbow trout reservoirs river exe grayling devon teign sea salmon oykel fly fishing fished. fishing blythe teign dovey.
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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Promises to Keep by Alexandra Raife (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340826266]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: 2nd Impression. From the cover: “Ian and Miranda were childhood friends in Glen Maraich, and student sweethearts who married while still at Edinburgh University. But those carefree days come to an end when Miranda finds herself pregnant. AIexy is a demanding baby and, despite her parents’ best intentions, the marriage collapses under the strain of sleepless nights and domestic responsibilities. Left to bring up her daughter alone, Miranda painstakingly establishes a viable life for them both, but is forced to uproot them when she receives an imperious summons from her father-in-law.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 345 pages. Tags: edinburgh university glen kilgarth family home highland perthshire west coast scotland absorbing stories family life parent and child demanding baby student sweethearts
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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Walking in Britain by HILLABY John (£12.50)Publisher: Collins — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0004122720]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. From the cover: “Walking in Britain is both an inspiring and comprehensive guide to the great walks and finest walking country of Britain. The book is edited by John Hillaby, the country’s best known literary pedestrian, and he has assembled a collection of friends and fellow walkers, each of whom writes with enthusiasm, knowledge and a touch of humour about his or her own favourite walks. The book is beautifully illustrated with over 150 colour photographs and watercolours. The whole of Britain is covered, with many different types of walk — coastal and riverside paths, ancient tracks, newly-created long distance footpaths, walks through Peak District bogs, over Welsh and Scottish hills and mountains, and ambles through some of Britain’s most picturesque countryside.”Notes: Illustrated by David Bellamy. Size: 10¾" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: walking 796.5’0’941 thames path ridgeway path dartmoor south-west peninsula path south wales pembrokeshire coast path offa’s dyke path cotswold pennine way dales lakeland walking west highland way cape wrath fort william forests estuaries exploration walks travel book western highlands coastal riverside paths ancient tracks long distance footpaths peak district welsh scottish hills mountains lincolnshire wolds landscapes
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Container Gardening by Ray Waite (£11.50)Publisher: Mitchell Beazley — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1857329007]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This authoritative step-by-step guide to “Container Gardening”, illustrated with more than 400 2-colour diagrams and drawings, covers: Pots and Urns; Containers Under Glass; Window Boxes; Containers Outdoors; Hanging Baskets; Containers Indoors; Basic Techniques; Houseplants; Sink Gardens;Notes: Size: 9" x 6¼". In the Encyclopedia of Practical Gardening series. 192 pages. Tags: easy-to-achieve conservatories flower-filled reconstituted chrysanthemum plectostachys arrangements asymmetrical tradescantia successfully sagittifolia snake’s-head osteospermum top-dressing conditioning traditional pick-a-back suggestions wintergreen dome-shaped distressing deadheading spiderplant caryopteris propagation pelargonium houseplants lime-washed evergreens window-box paperwhite decorative proportion perennials replanting ivy-ieaved reticulate terracotta fritillaiy re-potting containers periwinkle marguerite succulents blossoming snapdragon fan-shaped nasturtium michaelmas fritillary maidenhair
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Mutiny At Salerno: An Injustice Exposed by Saul David (£11.50)Publisher: Brassey's — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857531469]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In late September 1943, nearly 200 veterans of Montgomery’s Eighth Army were arrested for refusing orders to join units of the US Fifth Army at the Salerno beachhead in southern Italy. Within six weeks, all but one had been found guilty of mutiny, their sentences ranging from five years’ penal servitude to death.

Fifty years on, Saul David became the first military historian to gain access to the court martial papers — normally restricted for 75 years. In addition to crucial defence documents and the testimony of eye-witnesses, these papers have enabled David to expose:

  • How poorly-equipped Eighth Army veterans, some still recovering from wounds and illness, were needlessly sent as reinforcements to Salerno when Fifth Army men were available.
  • How transit camp authorities deliberately deceived the reinforcements as to their destination.
  • How the defence team at the trial was forced, by lack of time, lack of witnesses and the hostility of the court, to offer a case based on no evidence and doomed to fail.
  • How, after the humane intervention of the Adjutant General and the suspension of sentences, insensitive staff officers and victimisation in their new units caused many mutineers to desert.
  • How, as a result of their convictions, the former war heroes were stripped of their campaign and gallantry medals and branded as cowards.

Concluding that the men were victims of a terrible injustice, Mutiny at Salerno provides a compelling case for a Royal Pardon.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ludovic Kennedy. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 240 pages. Tags: 20th 50th 51st administration armies battles breaches britain campaigns campania courts dates desertions discipline eighth european highland histories martial military mutinies mutiny offenses organisation regimental salerno sedition tees treason trials tyne
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The Empress Brown by Tom Cullen (£11.50)Publisher: The Bodley Head — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0370003233]Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several small nick, chips and creases. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Portraiture frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “After Prince Albert's death, Queen Victoria turned for comfort to the gillie who had accompanied the Royal couple on their Highland expeditions. John Brown, who had started in the Queen's employ as a stable hand, became virtual master of the Royal Household.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages. Tags: john brown highlands osborne balmoral castle royal closet windsor scandal highlander sir henry ponsonby 14th earl ofderby prince albert’s queen victoria royal family royal household
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The Lost Villages of Britain by Richard Muir (£11.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0718120361]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1984] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white, and maps. From the cover: “Few people could stand amongst the relics of a lost village and not be moved by a sense of history, melancholy and curiosity. Once regarded as rarities, it is now realised that lost villages are a characteristic feature of the British countryside.

In this beautifully illustrated book, Richard Muir describes first the deserted prehistoric and Dark Age hamlets and farmsteads, then-the medieval village and its communal lifestyle. He follows this with chapters covering the different forms of medieval desertion: the horrors of the Black Death, the land clearances by the rich sheep barons and later by the Highland chiefs, and the villages removed by greedy landowners in search of stately homes and parks. Finally, Richard Muir describes the villages lost to the march of industrial progress, like the abandoned mining villages of north-east England.

The searcher should not expect to find romantic, ivy-hung ruins at the typical lost village site for while dwellings crumbled and the church decayed, turf often spread like scar tissue to seal a deserted site. At thousands of different locations, the clues which could tell the tale of the prehistoric or medieval peasant, Highland crofter or Irish feudal villager lie entombed.

Apart from being an absorbing study of the lost village sites of Britain, Dr Muir’s new book introduces the reader to an enormously important and beleaguered facet of the British landscape. Using contemporary sources, his own research and photographs, he brings many of these sites alive again. No one can fail to be absorbed by this fascinating book yet be concerned about our future inheritance..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 285 pages. Tags: 0718120361 0750950390 9780750950398 age archaeology britain bronze castle caxton church circle cistercian cities clopton dartmoor depopulation deserted europe extinct granges great history hut isbn kingdom lilford long-houses lost medieval monastic muir new norfolk period prehistoric region richard ruins saxon science settlement social united village villages wimpole
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The West Wall by Charles Whiting (£11.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862270708]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Battle for Hitler's Siegfried Line. From the flap: “Adolf Hitler intended it to be the ultimate defender of his much vaunted 1,000-year Reich. Constructed in the utmost secrecy and at enormous cost, and dismissed by many as a ‘white elephant’, the ‘Great Wall of Germany’ very nearly lived up to the Fuhrer’s expectations, and is judged to have prolonged the war in Europe by six months. The Battle for the Siegfried Line was not only the most important of the 1944-45 campaign against Germany, it was to prove the key battle in the entire war in the west. It raged for six, long, bloody months along a front of 350 miles, and cost over a quarter of a million British, American, Canadian and French casualties.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 199 pages. Tags: ardennes arnhem 158th artillery 5th ranger 707th tank bayerlein black forest bletchley park bradley british expeditionary force bulge cheeves army air death factory gaulle deuxieme bureau austrian 2nd mountain duke cornwall’s light infantry 51st highland 52nd lowland 79th armoured 50th infantry canadian 2nd infantry french 2nd armoured german
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Walk! It Could Change Your Life… by John Man (£11.50)Publisher: Paddington Press — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0448226855]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, slight fraying at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight but slight mustiness.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “No matter what anyone tells you, running is not the only way to fitness and inner well-being. There's an easier — and for many — a safer, less strenuous and infinitely more enjoyable way to get there. Walk!”Notes: Jacket designed by Colin Lewis. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: sternocleidomastoid cross-training cardiovascular carbohydrates gastrocnemius long-distance pedestrianism strengthening pembrokeshire recreational trailwalking hill-walking orienteering overtraining osteoporosis spectacular countryside pedestrians chiropodist racewalking heel-to-toe dehydration exploration stretching travelling hamstrings treadmills podiatrist contouring south-west celebrated pedometers commission endorphins peninsula footprint strolling athlete’s footpaths britain’s beautiful cleveland diaphragm fasciitis exploring mendicant marathons exercises stretches ridgeway ordnance
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Death of a Valentine by M. C. Beaton (£10.50)Publisher: Constable — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781849010207]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Wedding bells — and murder — are in the air for Hamish Macbeth!

Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, is planning to marry at last! Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josic McSween, Hamish’s newest constable and blushing bride-to-be. While locals think she is quite a catch, Hamish has a severe case of pre-nuptial jitters… after all, if it wasn’t for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn’t be a wedding in the first place.

For it was a mysterious Valentine’s Day card, delivered to the victim before her death, which initially drew Hamish and Josic together in the investigation. And now, as they work side by side, they soon discover that the woman’s list of admirers was endless — confirming Hamish’s suspicion that love can be deaf, blind… and deadly!”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery series. 212 pages. Tags: macbeth hamish fictitious character fiction police scotland highlands beaton 9781849010207 murder mystery first editions firsts printings 1st
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Fertilizers & Profitable Farming by G. W. Cooke (£10.50)Publisher: Crosby Lockwoo — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper somewhat faded but very presentableDescription: This book not only provides a complete and practical advisory service for farmers, but also answers actual questions that have puzzled them about fertilizer application, it can truly be said to be a practical manual. Its value to farmers is incalculable because it can guide them to maximum profit through correct utilisation and avoidance of waste in their manuring programs.Tags: aberdeen alfalfa alsike ancona angus austrian auto-sexing axe aylesbury balers barley barn barnevelder bars battery beans beef beet beetle belted berkshire beulah bill-hook binders blackface blue-grey border boundaries bred breeds broccoli broiler bronze brussels buck-rake buckwheat buildings burnet butter cabbage cages calendar calving campbell carrot cauliflower cereals charolais cheese chemical cheviot
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Plant Partners by Edited by Lizzie Boyd (£10.50)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 1995Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) First Edition. [ISBN: 0276420926]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Few plants grow in isolation either in their natural environment or in the garden. They are usually surrounded by others that thrive in the same conditions and produce haphazard though often spectacular associations. When arranging plant groupings in a garden, their requirements in terms of soil, light and water are as important as their size, shape and colour.

After this, imagination and a knowledge of a plant’s performance determine whether a garden remains ‘ordinary’ or becomes an inspiring series of ‘plant pictures’. Choosing plants is always personal and subjective, so the illustrations of plant partners in this book are intended to offer suggestions and, hopefully, inspiration for experimenting with colour and form. Some plants are so outstanding that they deserve to be seen in solitary splendour, but the majority are enhanced by the company of others.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Successful Gardening series. 176 pages. Tags: abutilon african allium alpine annuals aquatic arrangements asymmetrical bamboo basil baskets blanket blossoming borders bowls bulbs busy buttercup cacti cactus camellia campanula caryopteris cauldron cherry chimney chives choosing chrysanthemum classical clay climbers clipping clivia coleus colour companion composts concrete conditioning conservatories containers copper corm courtyards cowslip creeping crocus cyclamen dahlia daisy
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Scotland in Colour by Introduction & commentaries by Wilfred Taylor (£10.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713400269]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Light crease to the upper panel with a small nick to the head of the lower panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Did not strong connexions draw me elsewhere Scotland would be the country I should choose to spend the remainder of my days in, wrote Benjamin Franklin. This book will partly explain why to one eighteenth-century visitor, as well as to hundreds of thousands since that time — and, it goes without saying, to all Scotsmen all the time — Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world.

Noel Habgood is recognised as an outstanding photographer of landscape in Britain. Here are the finest pictures he has taken of Scotland, incomparably reproduced. The selection covers the Highlands, Islands and Lochs; the cities and burghs: Edinburgh and Glasgow, of course, but, no less, Culross, Clackmannan, Dumfries and such highly characteristic fishing ports as Crail and Stonehaven; abbeys like Sweetheart and Dryburgh, and country houses and castles, among them Holyroodhouse, Eilean Donan, Abbotsford, Traquair and Inveraray; and a selection of subjects which, difficult as they may be to categorise, are an inalienable part of the Scottish scene and which include the Edinburgh Tattoo, for instance, a resplendent Highland piper, and the Forth Railway Bridge.

Wilfred Taylor’s contributions to The Scotsman have long been admired. Mr. Taylor has written an Introduction to this book which is un-sentimental, clear-sighted and loving. His long commentaries on each of the 42 colour plates reflect a similar freshness and originality of mind while at the same time providing that background of factual information without which any picture loses half its point.”
Notes: Illustrated by Noel Habgood (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 126 pages. Tags: 9780713400267 pictorial works scotland description and travel views introduction mentaries wilfred taylor noel habgood photos 0713400269
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The Highlands in Colour by Photographed by William S. [Sutherland] Thomson; Introduced By W. H. Murray; (£10.50)Publisher: Oliver & Boyd — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. 1" x 2" patch of loss to the head of the upper panel near the spine, 1" closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “From Argyll and Breadalbane we move up country, seeing all the classical viewpoints, and perhaps more importantly finding unusual views, sometimes showing us what the eye failed to notice. The Great Glen and Kintail, the Cairngorms and Deeside, Ross-shire and Skye, and, in fact, practically all of Highland Scotland is represented.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Blue titling to the Upper Board. 64 pages. Tags: aberfeldy amulree ard ardgour atholl awe balmoral blair bute callander castle corpach crianlarich crieff garry glen glencoe inverness kilchurn kyles leven loch lomond ness nevis onich pap pitlochry trossachs
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Walking Through Scotland by Robin Neillands (£10.50)Publisher: Warner — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0751510556]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This is the story of a summertime journey on foot through Scotland, from the English border to the far North shore. Pack on back and tongue in cheek, Robin Neillands, a returning Scot, wanders north to rediscover his homeland, along the Teviot and the Tweed and the Southern Upland Way, from Kelso to Dunbar and across the Forth Bridge into the Highlands.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 290 pages. Tags: highlands highland clans scotland southern uplands dunbar gullane auld reekie fife stirling bannockburn highland line fort william ben nevis culloden cromarty across easter ross sutherland cape wrath
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Container Gardening Through the Year by Malcolm Hillier (£9.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0751305650]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Illustrated by Matthew Ward (Photos.). Size: 9¼" x 7¼". 160 pages. Tags: easy-to-achieve conservatories flower-filled reconstituted chrysanthemum plectostachys sagittifolia asymmetrical arrangements successfully top-dressing snake’s-head conditioning osteospermum tradescantia deadheading pick-a-back suggestions wintergreen dome-shaped lime-washed distressing traditional pelargonium illustrated caryopteris spiderplant proportion decorative perennials ivy-ieaved window-box replanting paperwhite blossoming reticulate containers re-potting evergreens periwinkle marguerite succulents fritillaiy suggestion courtyards terracotta quantities fibreglass snapdragon maidenhair fritillary
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Diana: Story of a Princess by Tim Clayton; Phil Craig; (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340770805]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The life of Diana, Princess of Wales, has never before been told with such insight and authority. This book is a subtle, honest portrait, without the bias and exaggeration of the past.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 402 pages. Tags: photographers autobiography manipulation talked-about kindergarten subalterns clinically princesses treatment cathedral honeymoon chicanery household 1961-1997 interview biography saunders princess avoiding captains panorama highland marriage england spencer braemar charles highest towards britain windsor pimlico members royalty taunton failing family senior paul’s centre harvey needed guards world glenn acres great diana anger woman royal wales level games story young polo club most mark earl mad day the cup and six
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Landscapes & Memories: An Intermittent Autobiography by John Prebble (£9.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002151847]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the top corners of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “No living writer is more responsible for shaping our picture of Scotland and its past than John Prebble. With his great trilogy, The Highland Clearances, Glencoe and Culloden, he has brought alive some of the central, tragic episodes in Scottish history with an immediacy that their readers will never forget.

His new book, Landscapes and Memories, is as close as Prebble will ever come to writing an autobiography. It moves backwards and forwards, like memory itself, between the distant and the recent past, between Prebble’s recollections of his own life and of the lives and history he has written about.

Three times and places provide his focus. Like the Highlanders a century before him, whose passage to the New World he chronicled, Prebble emigrated with his parents to Canada, where they hoped to build a new life on the great prairies. Many years later, in 1945, he was a soldier in Germany looking at first hand on the horrors and absurdities of war. Above all, when afterwards he found his career as a writer, it was Scotland, looking on her landscape, thinking about her history and meeting her people, that gave him inspiration.

It is the continuity between the past and present which fascinates Prebble, and which he is able to draw out in the course of his book: the perennial qualities — the squalor, loneliness, brutality as well as the occasional exhilaration — of the military experience; the cruelty over the centuries of the oppressors of native peoples, whether Highland crofters or Plains Indians; the perpetual presence of landscape — its beauty but also its often tyrannical impact on the individual. As Prebble’s mind roams over the Scottish landscape and down the paths where memory leads him, the reader gradually realizes how inseparable past and present have become.

Gradually, too, the personality of the author emerges: meditative, romantic, dignified, melancholic and radical. This is not a conventional autobiography, and not a book to be rushed; but it reveals, in a completely original way, a man infinitely worth getting to know.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 300 pages. Tags: prebble john novelists english 20th century biography journalists great britain historians authors historiography scottish scotland
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The Diabetic Cook Book by Elizabeth Russell Taylor (£9.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1985Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0600322491]Condition: Very Good. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Pictorial boards. In the Hamlyn Cookshelf series. 128 pages. Tags: low-carbohydrate stracciatelle hypoglycaemic exchange-free taramasalata carbohydrate vinaigrette hollandaise ratatouille vichyssoise cheeseboard mayonnaise sandwiches watercress sugar-free shortcrust vegetables bearnaise marmalade spareribs pineapple diabetics raspberry artichoke reactions dressings pourgouri courgette margot’s potatoes seasoned fillings moussaka mushroom pheasant paysanne rissoles highland oatcakes nigerian tomatoes cucumber dressing herrings Diabetes beetroot protein parsley braised pudding batavia
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The Vet by George Rafferty; Jeremy Mills; (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780563207986]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Later Printing.Notes: Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Tags: grantown-on-spey veterinarians biographies veterinary delivering television much-loved biography glenlivet beautiful wildlife aviemore treating scotland highland rafferty patients medicine freezing country farming regions hamster holiday britain puppies working lambing unusual region george series donkey farmer cattle family strath treat great lewis diary spey calf shed park pets year cats isle bbc the
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The Vet: Beyond the Surgery Door by George Rafferty; Jeremy Mills; (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563207981]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 216pp.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with White titling to the Spine. 323 pages. Tags: grantown-on-spey veterinarians biographies veterinary delivering television much-loved biography glenlivet beautiful wildlife aviemore treating scotland highland rafferty patients medicine freezing country farming regions hamster holiday britain puppies working lambing unusual region george series donkey farmer cattle family strath treat great lewis diary spey calf shed park pets year cats isle bbc the
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Upland Britain by Roy Millward; Adrian Robinson; (£9.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715378236]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a knock at the bottom corner of the upper board with commensurate creasing to the dust wrapper at the same. Price Clipped. Remnants of a sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “The wild, dramatic landscapes of Britain’s upland areas have traditionally provided inspiration for artists and writers and a sense of freedom and escape for frustrated city-dwellers. Here, even today, one may walk for hours without seeing more than one or two people, close to the elements and to the tangible evidence of the past.

What is it that gives upland, northern and western Britain its distinctive character, setting it apart so clearly from the lowland south and east? This wide-ranging study — profusely illustrated with informative maps and the authors’ own impressive photographs — analyses the various contributory factors of geology, climate, communications and early cultural links. The history of settlement patterns and land use is investigated in detail from the evidence which remains on the ground, in the field systems of Dartmoor or the hill-forts of North Wales; the authors are especially interested in man’s interaction with his environment, right from the earliest clearances by which our prehistoric ancestors contributed to the growth of the sterile blanket bog on our moors.

This is a strangely ambivalent story, for those very difficulties of terrain and climate which defeated settlers at so many points in history are the same which have preserved the upland country and its history for our enjoyment and instruction today. Now modern technology has solved many of the problems, and we are faced with the choice of bringing new life to the countryside, by the balanced provision of transport and services, or allowing it to be gradually destroyed by unplanned and unchecked commercial ventures.

Whether you are a geographer, a keen walker or simply an occasional visitor, this fascinating book is bound to enhance your appreciation of Britain’s hill country and to leave you concerned for its future.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 239 pages. Tags: ages ancient and britain climate column cultural description england environment exploiting features from geographical geological great high highland history hostile influence land landscapes man middle mountains prehistoric prehistory regions remoteness rock roman scotland stages stone taming the times travel uplands use ways weather western
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The Dorset Highlander by John Eastwood (£8.50)Publisher: Winterbourne Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0950828939]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “They were the “bottom of the pot”, the last reinforcements for the struggling armies on the Continent. Second-Lieutenant John Maxwell trains his platoon of eighteen-year-old Highlanders in the Scottish hills, far from his Dorset home. All of them know they are destined for embarkation leave and immediate drafting to the Front as soon as their battle-training is over. An unexpected twist of fate saves Maxwell from the Battle of the Ardennes. He falls deeply in love with a VAD, but is still resolved to join the men of his old platoon, now fighting with the Highland Division in the Reichswald. Eventually, he succeeds, and is plunged immediately into a carnage which some of his comrades do not survive. The Rhine is crossed, and the Highlanders fight on into the plains of Germany. At the back of Maxwell’s mind lies the anguish of his love for Catriona, but when the War ends there is a surprising denouement.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 160 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 51st about armed armies army britain british div divisions drama english fiction fictional forces general great histories infantry literature military narratives novelists novels personal poetry prose second unit war works world
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The Dorset Highlander by John Eastwood (£8.50)Publisher: Winterbourne Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0950828939]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “They were the “bottom of the pot”, the last reinforcements for the struggling armies on the Continent. Second-Lieutenant John Maxwell trains his platoon of eighteen-year-old Highlanders in the Scottish hills, far from his Dorset home. All of them know they are destined for embarkation leave and immediate drafting to the Front as soon as their battle-training is over. An unexpected twist of fate saves Maxwell from the Battle of the Ardennes. He falls deeply in love with a VAD, but is still resolved to join the men of his old platoon, now fighting with the Highland Division in the Reichswald. Eventually, he succeeds, and is plunged immediately into a carnage which some of his comrades do not survive. The Rhine is crossed, and the Highlanders fight on into the plains of Germany. At the back of Maxwell’s mind lies the anguish of his love for Catriona, but when the War ends there is a surprising denouement.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 160 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 51st about armed armies army britain british div divisions drama english fiction fictional forces general great histories infantry literature military narratives novelists novels personal poetry prose second unit war works world
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The Dorset Highlander by John Eastwood (£8.50)Publisher: Winterbourne Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0950828939]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “They were the “bottom of the pot”, the last reinforcements for the struggling armies on the Continent. Second-Lieutenant John Maxwell trains his platoon of eighteen-year-old Highlanders in the Scottish hills, far from his Dorset home. All of them know they are destined for embarkation leave and immediate drafting to the Front as soon as their battle-training is over. An unexpected twist of fate saves Maxwell from the Battle of the Ardennes. He falls deeply in love with a VAD, but is still resolved to join the men of his old platoon, now fighting with the Highland Division in the Reichswald. Eventually, he succeeds, and is plunged immediately into a carnage which some of his comrades do not survive. The Rhine is crossed, and the Highlanders fight on into the plains of Germany. At the back of Maxwell’s mind lies the anguish of his love for Catriona, but when the War ends there is a surprising denouement.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 142 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 british english fiction narratives personal war world
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The Dorset Highlander by John Eastwood (£8.50)Publisher: Winterbourne Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0950828939]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “They were the “bottom of the pot”, the last reinforcements for the struggling armies on the Continent. Second-Lieutenant John Maxwell trains his platoon of eighteen-year-old Highlanders in the Scottish hills, far from his Dorset home. All of them know they are destined for embarkation leave and immediate drafting to the Front as soon as their battle-training is over. An unexpected twist of fate saves Maxwell from the Battle of the Ardennes. He falls deeply in love with a VAD, but is still resolved to join the men of his old platoon, now fighting with the Highland Division in the Reichswald. Eventually, he succeeds, and is plunged immediately into a carnage which some of his comrades do not survive. The Rhine is crossed, and the Highlanders fight on into the plains of Germany. At the back of Maxwell’s mind lies the anguish of his love for Catriona, but when the War ends there is a surprising denouement.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: 1939-1945 british english fiction narratives personal war world
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The King's Jaunt: George IV in Scotland, 1822 by John Prebble (£8.50)Publisher: London: Collins — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002154048]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick at the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The visit of King George IV to Scotland in August 1822 was the first by a British monarch for almost two centuries. He was received with all the ceremony which Sir Walter Scott — the official pageant-master — could discover or devise. Scott created a ‘Plaided Panorama’, whereby an invented mythology of Highland customs and dress was accepted as ancient tradition — as it is still. The feasting, the processions, the presentations continued for ten days before the satiated monarch sailed again for London.

But the Royal Visit, and John Prebble’s account of it, are more complex than they appear at first sight. When it was still no more than a hope it was disparagingly referred to in the ante-chambers of the London court as ‘The King’s Jaunt’, to distinguish it from another visit proposed to the King at the same time. This was ‘The King’s Journey’- a state visit to Vienna, where he would join the Tsar of Russia and the Emperor of Austria in disposing the affairs of Europe. His ministers, however, had no desire to let George loose on the Continent. The way in which they, his mistress and his confidants each attempted to influence the dithering, self-pitying, sybaritic royal hypochondriac is here witheringly sketched in some of John Prebble’s most memorable scenes.

There was a darker side to the tartan and the tinsel. The King’s Jaunt took place only two years after Scotland’s Radical Insurrection, when 60,000 workers struck in Glasgow, a force of armed weavers was brutally dispersed by Yeomanry, and three of its leaders bloodily executed. The Highland clans that Scott called to Edinburgh for a Gathering in honour of the King had been the victims of eviction, roof-burning, poverty and enforced emigration for more than ten years. Scott believed that his inspiring pageant would restore Scotland’s faith in herself, and that an understanding of her colourful history would help her resist the corruption of alien change.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Len Thurston. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 399 pages. Tags: george iv, king great britain travel scotland, visits state scotland history 19th century, royal visitors scotland, pageants scotland history 19th century, scotland social customs 19th century, great britain kings biography, biography autobiography, great britain kings rulers, first edition books, books written john prebble, cover art len thurston
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Bare Feet and Tackety Boots: A Boyhood On the Island of Rhum by Archie Cameron (£7.50)Publisher: Luath Press — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0946487170]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¾". 164 pages. Tags: cameron archie childhood and youth rhum isle scotland social life customs western isles conditions highland region history biographies
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Japan by David Scott (£7.50)Publisher: Automobile Association — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749516127]Condition: Very Good. Includes the original plastic protector with the map tucked into the pocket at the rear.Description: Revised edition. [First Edition: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “AA Explorer Japan unfolds the mysteries behind one of Asia’s most enigmatic countries. From the imperial city of Kyoto to the streets of Tokyo, evocative photography and informed text reveal a land of ancient tradition and startling modernity. History and culture; Wildlife and environment; Where to go and what to see; Practical information; Where to stay; What to eat and drink; Drives and walks;”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the A. A. Explorer series. 288 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch'ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquake earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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Japan by Lesley Chan (£7.00)Publisher: A. A. — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749512032]Condition: Very Good.Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white and maps. From the cover: “The Thomas Cook Traveller to Japan comes from the world’s leading travel experts and has everything you need to plan the perfect trip. It is up to date, easy to use and packed with hints and tips: What To See — the top sights and the less well known ones; First Steps — how to feel at home; Walks and tours with clear maps; Themes and lifestyle features bringing the real place alive; Getting Away From It All; A-Z practical guide; Shopping; Nightlife; Restaurants;”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Thomas Cook Travellers series. 192 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch'ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquake earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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Scotland by Richenda Miers (£6.50)Publisher: Cadogan Books — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0947754334]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: From the cover: “Swim in Loch Ness, where the monster lurks; sail past seal colonies; watch otters dive; ski in the Cairngorms; fish on the Tweed; play golf at Gleneagles; sip a dram at Glenlivet; hear Gaelic at a traditional ceilidh; mourn for the Jacobites at Culloden; see Macbeth’s witches at Forres; hear the “lone piper on the battlements” at the Edinburgh Tattoo; or just lie in the heather, serenaded by skylarks, and watch the golden eagles. PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND INSIDE TIPS — on where to stay, from ancient castles to smugglers’ inns • on where to eat oysters, Aberdeen Angus steak, haggis, and lobster • on Highland gatherings, sheepdog trials, and piping competitions • on where to buy tweed and wool, Scottish crystal, malt whisky, and smoked salmon • on regiments and clans. EASY TO USE — Designed for quick reference and leisurely enjoyment. PICK OF THE BEST — Cross the sands at low tide to romantic Castle Tioram • Marvel at Edinburgh’s “finest small art gallery in the world” • Stroll in celestial gardens at Finlaystone, on the Clyde • Buy scampi off the boats on Uig Pier • Go ghost spotting in Glamis Castle • 20 Illustrations • 400 Places to Eat and Stay • 21 Maps.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Cadogan Guides series. 526 pages. Tags: aberdeen and angus argyll ayrshire a-z biographical borders britain central chronology clans clyde colour cowal drink dumfries dundee edinburgh essay europe families fife food further galloway general glasgow glossary grampains great guidebooks guides highlands history holiday index introduction islands kinross kintyre loch lomond lothians maps monarchs notes perthshire photo practical reading regiments scotland scottish the topics travel valley
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The Highlands and Islands by F. Fraser Darling; J. Morton Boyd; (£6.50)Publisher: Fontana — 1969Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A masterly survey of the most striking area of country in Great Britain. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. First published in 1947 as ‘Natural History in the Highlands & Islands’.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Fontan New Naturalist series. 405 pages. Tags: inverness-shire oystercatcher distributions white-fronted red-breasted capercaillie regeneration distribution ardnamurchan colwnbarius generalized populations invereshie naturalist goosanders mergansers ecological kinlochewe guillemots freshwater remoteness sea-coast greenland wintering grassland isotherms highlands stonecrop stations rainfall zonation highland scottish woodland ariundle reserves outlying hebrides scotland breeding economic yearling barnacle problems national antlers heather records grounds campion english
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