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Honest George Monck by J. D. [John David] Griffith Davies (£153.00)Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1936Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with many short nicks and chips. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “A SIMPLE soldier of fortune, Monck became one of the foremost captains of his age. Yet there was nothing of the sabre-rattling militarist about him. His pacification of the Highlands of Scotland, achieved with surprisingly little bloodshed, marked him down as a first-rate administrator. As a sailor, too, he was Blake’s equal; and to him even more than to Blake belongs the credit of having removed the Dutch naval menace. But surpassing these, the crowning glory of Monck’s work for England was the Stuart Restoration in 1660.

However, there is more in this book than a record of Monck’s political and military work. There is a clearly-cut picture of the man himself — the soldier who never asked his men to do that which he was afraid to do himself; the sailor who strove to better conditions on the lower deck; the indulgent husband and father; the faithful friend; and always the true patriot. All these aspects of Monck’s life are delightfully brought out by Mr. Davies. And perhaps for the first time he enables both students of history and general readers to understand and appreciate one of England’s greatest sons.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 365 pages. Tags: albemarle george monck duke 1608-1670 monk albemare great britain history charles 1660-1685 puritan revolution 1642-1660 john david griffith davies first editions firsts printings 1st
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Souvenir of Scotland: Its Cities, Lakes and Mountains by Anon. (£93.00)Publisher: London, Edinburgh & New York: T. Nelson & Sons — 1895Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Upper board near detached with fraying to the leather. The vingette to the upper board is now faded and somewhat rubbed. Heavy reading creases to the spine. Leans a great deal. Text complete, clean and tight but with a little light marginal spotting. Plates are nice, bright and clean. A fragile copy but uncommon in this binding. Description: Mauchline Ware binding: Wooden boards with tartan design and a chromolithograph vignette to the upper board. Contains One hundred and twenty chromolithograph views: The Forth Bridge (Frontispiece); City of Edinburgh (12); Edinburgh and Environs (15); City of Glasgow (12); Scenery Of The Clyde – 1st Series (12); Scenery Of The Clyde – 2nd Series (12); Trosachs and Loch Katrine [12); Loch Lomond [12); West Highlands (12); Caledonian Canal {12); Perth To Braemar (12);Notes: Size: 8" x 6". Tags: edinburgh clyde katrine hlghlands braemar caledonian lomond trosachs scotland travel descriptions topography travels
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“Call the Manager!”: From The Diaries Of A Hotelier by Jean Burca (£33.00)Publisher: 372 Garajau — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 972971360X]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the lower wrap. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Born in Paris from Franco-Romanian parents Jean Burca, currently honorary President of the EHMA (European Hotel Managers Association) diaries his life in hotels since the second world war. In his early life he spent his time between Paris and Bucharest, where he studied law and was involved in journalism and commercial activities. Going from being a Captain in the Free French Forces to unemployed Frenchman in London he worked his way up through the ranks from commis waiter at the Savoy, London, to manager of a hotel in Colonial Africa; General Manager of the Criterion complex in Piccadilly; General Manager of Reid’s Hotel, Madeira and Managing Director of the Hotels: Georges V, Plaza Athenee and La Tremouille in Paris. Later posts included managing the Metropole in Brussels and hotels for Baron Elie de Rothschild’s PLM chain.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 175 pages. Tags: westgate-on-sea anglo-italian chatfieldjude lollobrigida unprincipled association rothschild piccadilly d’estaing highlands chatfield metropole fulgencio criterion bougenaux mitterand sarabande nyasaland l’armure hotelier biarritz festival managers european hapsburg lisabeth madeira diaries minster houston lupesco batista lakonia athenee blandy carlos circus cannes reid’s porter zarbis murial karr’s defaut death? durban jeremy madame graham plaza monte carlo baron shire savoy atlee hotel prime saint games paris elie alec ehma jude clem pour zino cina plm sam eve
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Gretna Green by Robert Kemp (£33.00)Publisher: W. & R. Chambers — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short tears, some loss, most notably to the top corner of the lower panel. Agent's lable to the pastedown. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “When Reggie Fairfax and Katina Christodoulides met at a party in London and decided, on a brief acquaintance and in face of parental disapproval, to get married, they found that as they were both minors it couldn’t be done — not in England at least. So they set out for Gretna Green in Reggie’s old red two-seater, having been informed on the very dubious authority of a law student friend that in Scotland the law is more obliging. But Katina’s father, a shipowner of French citizenship, Greek extraction, and the outlook of a village headman, had another idea for the disposal of his daughter. How Reggie and Katina found themselves entangled not only in the law of Scotland but also in a series of petitions and counter-petitions is told in this sparkling tale of youth, which has about it all the freshness of a spring day in the Border country. When the law did not seem to be serving his purpose with sufficient speed, Mr. Christodoulides sent in his bodyguard, a formidable posse more at home in the dockland of Marseilles than the West End of Edinburgh or the Highlands of Scotland.

How the lovers might have fared without the assistance of Alastair Pattullo, an apprentice in his father’s law office, or Pamela Wamphray, a girl who failed her exams but succeeded at everything else, or Captain Chisholm, the dreamy host of the Hopscotch Hotel in a forgotten square of Scotland’s capital, is a moot point. Some believe they might have got married in half the time, others in a quarter. They would certainly have missed ordeal by the law of Scotland, by the press, and by the bossy methods of the friends who espoused their cause. Love, adventure, laughter — they are all to be found in Gretna Green. And as a manual of what to do in a difficult situation, no eloping couple, whatever their nationality, ought to be without this useful handbook.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Biro. Size: 8" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 252 pages. Tags: scottish writers fiction scots plays
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The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife by Various (£27.00)Publisher: Weldon Owen — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781921530005]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the spine with a small stain to the upper panel. A nice copy else. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 13½" x 10¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 288 pages. Tags: 9781921530005 evolution threats wildlife conservation deciduous woodlands coniferous forests northern europe galapagos islands patagonia sahara sahel antarctic desert pacific ocean new guinea highlands temperate heathlands eastern forest appalachians mountains southwest china
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The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide: The Western Highlands by James A. Parker (£22.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: The Scottish Mountaineering Club — 1931Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with heavier tanning to the spine. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Blanks tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Fold-Out Maps [1];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 133 pages. Tags: mountaineering scotland highlands western climbers guides travel morvern ardgour ardnamurchan moidart locheil morar glen garry knoydart kintail moriston cluanie strathfarrar monar strathconon
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Escape To The Hills by W. A. [William Arthur] Poucher (£19.00)Publisher: Country Life — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with loss at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1943] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “NO one has done more to reveal the beauties of Britain’s high hills than W. A. Poucher, the creator of this book. A skilled climber himself, with the eye of an artist and a complete mastery of camera-craft, he has spent countless hours roaming our northern mountains and valleys in search of his subjects; countless hours, too, in patient waiting for that exact combination of light and shadow, of sun and cloud, that gives his pictures their characteristic vitality. To him a mountain route is not a mere matter of landmarks or compass bearings; he knows by heart not only the way to take over, any peak one may name, but the time of day to take it, and which end to start at, in order to see landscape and lighting at their best. In this book are the fruits of his most recent expeditions to Snowdonia, the Lake District, and the Highlands — the most comprehensive collection of his camera studies yet published in one volume..”Notes: Size: 11½" x 9". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 216 pages. Tags: amateur arthur britain english great highlands hills lakeland mountains ofalpine photographers pictorial poucher scenes scottish snowdonia splendour william works
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A Picture of Britain by David Dimbleby (£14.50)Publisher: Tate Publishing — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854375660]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Published to accompany the exhibition held at Tate Britain, 16 June-4 September 2005. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Accompanying a major new BBC1 series presented by David Dimbleby and an important exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. Written by David Dimbleby and leading experts on British art, it is beautifully illustrated with landscape photography and great works of art.

From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country, the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations. But the authors show how it is only in the last three hundred years, stirred up by art and poetry, that large numbers of people have come to admire and visit the wilder and more rugged vistas. In paintings, photographs and words, this remarkable book captures our rich cultural heritage, creating for the reader A Picture of Britain.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: landscape great britain landscapes exhibitions painting british art photography civilization dimbleby david brown blayney humphreys richard riding christine tate london exhibition catalogues views 18th 19th 20th centuries 21st 1700-2004 1854375660 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Tinker's Pride by Nigel G Tranter (£14.50)Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. DJ generally soiled, edgeworn, nicked with notable loss to lower portion of spine. Internally bright and clean.Description: Set in the wewstern highlands of Scotland "Tinker" of no fixed abode, had only his pride, he fought for and cherished it, and had it stolen from him in the end and by a woman. 224pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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A Regional Guide to Fishing in Britain by Anon. (£14.00)Publisher: Marshall Cavendish — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856856967]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little sunned at the spine, ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs, tables and maps. From the flap: “A Regional Guide to Fishing in Britain supplies all the information the angler needs to know about fishing grounds m this country, presented in an interesting and straightforward manner. Each chapter includes several detailed maps of the area concerned and colour photographs to provide a flavour of the surroundings. The book also supplies details of the roads by which access may be gained to the water, the species to be found and information on licences and tickets, local clubs, associations and tackle dealers. Whether you are planning a whole fishing holiday, a weekend or just a day out, A Regional Guide to Fishing in Britain will prove invaluable.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 317 pages. Tags: abberton annan avon ayr elms reservoirs beaulieu bolton bury canal bridgwater canal broadstairs bude canal caernarfon chelmer clwyd coniston water colne derwent dover straits duddon eire sea fishing ennerdale water fishguard fazeley canal frome grand union canal grantown-on-spey great yarmouth
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New Ways Through the Glens by A. R. B. [Archibald Richard Burdon] Haldane (£13.50)Publisher: London, Edinburgh, Paris, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Toronto & New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and a nick to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1963] Contains: Black & white plates; Fold-out maps [1]; Colour frontispiece; Appendices [4];

From the cover: “In this book the author has given the first detailed account of the great engineer Thomas Telford and his colleagues in their work in the Highlands of Scotland. He was able to do this because in his research of over seven years he discovered two large collections of contemporary material never before used, one in the Record Office of the House of Lords, and the other in the cellars of a legal office in Edinburgh.

In his book the author deals first with the history of Highland roads before 1800 and the social and economic distress which forced the government into action. He then deals with the problems which faced the Commissioners and describes the many mischances and misadventures which occurred. Finally he deals with the later history of the roads and Canal and of the benefits brought to the Highlands, and also describes the constant damage caused by wear, wind and weather.

Most of the illustrations are contemporary prints of those parts of the Highlands the book deals with ; there is also a map of 1828 showing the new roads.

This book will be of absorbing interest to students of the Highlands, to the walker, the motorist and the lover of the Highland scene. Readers will find great interest and pleasure in pages which paint with no little colour a picture of Scotland in the early years of last century and of the great work of reconstruction for the Highlands.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 247 pages. Tags: roads highlands scotland, caledonian canal, transport canal history, canals design construction history, bridges history, transportation history, highland region scotland, first edition books, books written [archibald richard burdon] haldane
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Rusty by Joyce Stranger (£13.00)Publisher: Harvill Press — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ very slightly faded with some slight wear at top edge.Description: Born in one of the worst storms the North West Highlands of Scotland has ever known, orphaned by fire, savaged by beast and man, Rusty, the red deer calf, knew little of security. .
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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
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Guide to the Archaeological Sites of Britain by Peter Clayton (£12.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Fine - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: There are in Britain over 2,000 archaeological sites - mostly prehistoric and Roman - that can be visited. They range in size from the faint indications of a partially ploughed out barrow ( ancient burial mound) to complete circuits of wall like those at the Saxon Shore fort of Pevensey. What the visitor needs, when wandering around an ancient site, is some background information which will bring the past to life. And here it is. Mono illustrations throughout.Tags: adopts ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bed bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological block boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings
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The Green Flash by Winston Graham (£12.50)Publisher: Collins — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002231034]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ with some further, very small nicks. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “The Green Flash is a masterpiece of modem story-telling. From the West End to the Western Highlands it brilliantly evokes the late 1960s and early 1970s so that you can see the nap on the lapels of the wide boys. From first page to last it grips the reader with its tension and inventiveness. And it presents one of Winston Graham’s most beguiling creations – David Abden.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 416 pages. Tags: psychiatrist killed his father perfumery business baronet’s nephew con glamour father’s drunken fall poldark
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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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A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett (£11.50)Publisher: Crown Publishers — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0517701766]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ with a tiny nick to the foot of the upper panel. faint lean. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Ken Follett’s thrilling new novel recaptures a forgotten moment in America’s history. It begins in the infernal coal mines of the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking hours. Bound to his employer for life, and threatened always by firedamp, the explosive gas that may ignite at any moment and bury him, Mack bums with the desire to escape.”Notes: Jacket designed by Robert Santora. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red / Cream boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 407 pages. Tags: coal mines scottish highlands wilful young aristocratic woman hunger for freedom conflict harsh rulers eighteenth-century britain capital crime convicts accused riots american colonies slaves london defy the british monarchy loveless marriage proud man tantalizing dream liberty colourful streets london landscapes the new world heroes villains lovers rebels hypocrites hell-raisers epic love liberty and the pursuit happiness.
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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 Mau Mau War in Perspective by Frank Furedi (£11.00)Publisher: Oxford: James Curry — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821409409]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Maps [2];

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

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

The book establishes a focus for discussion of these critical events through exploring the relationship between rural resistance and decolonization. The author argues that the main issue facing post-colonial policies in Kenya was to resolve the problems raised by the Mau Mau revolt. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a special emphasis on historical and political sociology, this book is aimed at students of African politics and political sociologists interested in rural revolution and revolt.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Eastern African Studies series. [XIII] 239 pages. Tags: eastern african studies history kenya 20th century squatters kikuyu mau-mau kikuyi emergency revolutionary movements civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare sociology histo 9780852550526
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A Place in History by Paul Johnson (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, tanned on the reverse. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned towared the margins.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the flap: “Scattered through Britain are places and buildings which have formed stages on, which the continuing drama of British history has been enacted. This book links thirteen such sites, which feature in the Thames Television series, ‘A Place in History’. These essays, written to accompany the television series, provide a detailed historical commentary, blending the essential facts with anecdotes, artistic analysis, eye-witness descriptions from many centuries, provocative theories about British history and society, and pen portraits of the famous who have made these places live.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: affairs ages and andrew’s andrews associations bartholomew’s beaton before berkeley big birthplace bloody brighton britain britain’s british cambrensis cardinal castle cathedral celtic channel charles coke common creevey croker crome culture custodian dark david’s development devetopment dover drake early edward english episode evelyn events evolution extinction faraday fitzharding george geraldus
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A Place in History by Paul Johnson (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297767577]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Later Printing. [First Edition: Same Year]. From the flap: “Scattered through Britain are places and buildings which have formed stages on, which the continuing drama of British history has been enacted. This book links thirteen such sites, which feature in the Thames Television series, ‘A Place in History’. These essays, written to accompany the television series, provide a detailed historical commentary, blending the essential facts with anecdotes, artistic analysis, eye-witness descriptions from many centuries, provocative theories about British history and society, and pen portraits of the famous who have made these places live.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: affairs ages and andrew’s andrews associations bartholomew’s beaton before berkeley big birthplace bloody brighton britain britain’s british cambrensis cardinal castle cathedral celtic channel charles coke common creevey croker crome culture custodian dark david’s development devetopment dover drake early edward english episode evelyn events evolution extinction faraday fitzharding george geraldus
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Death of a Kingfisher by M. C. Beaton (£10.50)Publisher: Constable — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781849010221]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “PC Hamish Macbeth can’t help but admire the resourcefulness of the Highlanders during the recession — in tough times they have to lure tourists to their sleepy towns and the quaint village of Braikie has come up with a novel solution. It really doesn’t have that much to offer apart from a place of rare beauty called Buchan’s Wood, which the clued-up local tourist board director rechristens ‘The Fairy Glen’ and highlights its beautiful kingfishers.

It isn’t long before coach tours begin to arrive but just as the town’s luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie for ever, it is up to Hamish to get involved — and his investigation quickly turns from mistreatment of birds to murder…”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery series. 200 pages. Tags: macbeth hamish fictitious character fiction police scotland highlands beaton 9781849010221 murder mystery first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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The Great Rift: Africa's Changing Valley by Anthony Smith (£10.50)Publisher: Southern Book Publishers — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1868121852]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a ¾" closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned toward the margins.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The Great Rift Valley cuts a swathe through Africa. Running south from the Lebanon for 6,500 kilometres to the Mozambique Channel, the Rift is the greatest rupture on the earths land surface. It is the only geological feature that can be seen clearly from the moon and its complex system of faults and escarpments has been evolving for some 40 million years. The geological movements which created the Great Rift have resulted in a rich diversity of terrain and wildlife, from the lush rain forests which clad the volcanic mountains, home of the magnificent mountain gorillas, to the spectacular double chain of lakes which, enriched by minerals, throng with millions of flamingos. The plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, formed by fertile volcanic ash, support the largest concentration of big animals found anywhere on earth, notably wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. Anthony Smiths superbly illustrated book, containing over 130 full colour photographs, accompanies a major BBC television series, and presents a complete picture of the Rift's spectacular story.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Burnt Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: sesquicarbonate scarlet-tufted horticulture carbonatite electricity damsel-fish continental earthquakes agriculture white-faced expeditions exploration description gakararanga lizardfish chimpanzee rhinoceros siedentopf stone-fish tanganyika ferguson's elmenteita carnations sea-weeds geothermy carbonate butterfly hand-axes spoonbill gregory's greenwood peninsula malachite crocodile evolution bee-eater highlands volcanoes friedrich serengeti ethiopian cichlids djibouti european egyptian bernhard flamingo endabash elephant scorpion rugarama
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Woodland Walks by Gerald Wilkinson (£10.50)Publisher: Guild — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and maps. From the flap: “In this comprehensive guide to the woodlands of England, Scotland and Wales, Gerald Wilkinson has explored over 400 walks through areas of outstanding interest and natural beauty accessible to the public. With full-colour Ordnance Survey maps of all the main areas, and many detail maps showing individual walks and pathways, he takes us through the uniquely varied woodland landscapes of Britain.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: little-known development description countryside information pollarding guidebooks exploring highlands woodlands creatures southwest coppicing dramatic walkers' forestry dartmoor northern pennines district scottish midlands scotland woodland pathways economic pollards insects history ecology valleys coppice walking forests scenery flowers parking england britain habitat natural country travel inland epping forest trails guides border access native wooded hidden social about great trees birds peaks small welsh woods west type dean lake many pine wild and new
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Coast: A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage by Christopher Somerville (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0563522798]Condition: Very Good+.Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Accompanying the 13-part BBC2 series, COAST is both a superbly illustrated celebration of the UK’s coastal areas and a practical guide to all that they have to offer.

Let experienced natural history journalist and coastal rambler Christopher Somerville take you on a grand tour of the outer limits of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Beautiful photography, clear maps and evocative essays illuminate the majesty and variety to be found where Britain meets the sea. This is, after all, the longest coastline in Europe.

From the dramatic cliffs of Eastbourne’s Beachy Head to the spare beauty of the Norfolk saltmarshes; from storm-wracked Cape Wrath at the edge of the Scottish Highlands to the peaceful wooded creeks of Cornwall’s Helford river; from the bright lights of Blackpool to the ‘English Riviera’ of Torquay — whatever sort of coast you prefer, you’ll find it here.

For those who want to see it for themselves, COAST also features a detailed gazetteer -a region-by-region reference of places, people, activities, natural history, historic events and fascinating facts — all clearly laid out to help you plan your own trip.

Whether destined for the coffee table, your reference library or the car, COAST takes you with charm and style to where the land meets the sea.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 192 pages. Tags: coasts great britain guid description and travel social life customs british waters bbc shorelines geology foreign northern ireland traditions earth sciences geography europe science christopher somerville 0563522798
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Hilda Murrell's Nature Diaries 1961-1983 by Hilda Murrell (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0004121864]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Bruised at the bottom corners of both boards. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Hilda Murrell (1906-1984) was a well-know rose grower and a leading authority on old-fashioned roses. During her life Hilda Murrell kept separate sets of personal journals, diaries on botanical and other natural history subjects, and planting logs. This book contains the greater part of the natural history diaries for the period 1961-83, covering her holiday trips to Anglesey, Mallorca, Southwest Ireland and the highlands of Scotland, and excursions from her Shrewsbury home to places as far away as Bath or Borth, or as near as Haughmond Hill.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: sackville-west old-fashioned sub-committee observations horticulture conservation naturalists countryside independent tunnicliffe radioactive shropshire publicized protection shrewsbury management amenities southport personal unsolved sizewell Nicolson wildlife critique objector belgrano Chelsea council diaries marches natural charles inquiry england nursery britain murrell damning history mystery growers sinking harold flower murder awards branch great stark hilda roses rural trust welsh waste march freya shows vita much gold rose 1984 won the and for
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Long Days in the Hills by A. H. [Arthur Harry] Griffin (£9.50)Publisher: London: Robert Hale — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0709147198]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs;Notes: Illustrated by Geoffrey Berry & Dick Cook (Photos.). Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 188 pages. Tags: mountaineering history, mountains great britain, britain, lake district england description travel, highlands scotland travel, books written [arthur harry] griffin, books illustrated geoffrey berry dick cook
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Hamish's Mountain Walk: The First Traverse of All the Scottish Munros in One Journey by Hamish M. Brown (£8.50)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0575023627]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little sunned at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the half-title page. Description: 4th impression. [First Edition: 1978] Illustrated by way of: Appendices [5]; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 359 pages. Tags: brown 0575023627 hamish highlands scotland travel mountaineering mountaineers britain diaries munros scottish mountains climbing sports recreation 796.5 hill walking
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Flights into Yesterday: The Story of Aerial Archaeology by Leo Deuel (£7.50)Publisher: London: MacDonald — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356031527]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, sticker to the spine of the dust wrapper has been removed, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page.Description: From the cover: “Aerial photography has provided the archaeologist with one of his most effective means of research. Unlike his co-worker on the ground the aerial archaeologist is not confined to a limited area. His roving eye takes in a wide panorama at one glance and his work in recent years has frequently resulted in startling discoveries. Flights into Yesterday provides a compelling account of the science, history and personalities of aerial archaeology. It shows the close links between early military reconnaissance and aerial research and how enthusiasts borrowed time and aircraft to aid their searches. It recalls the adventures and misfortunes which early pioneers encountered in an effort to further their investigations. The flights of Colonel Charles Lindbergh over the jungles of South America, and Poidebard’s search for Byzantine camps in the deserts of the Middle East, contrast with Crawford’s patient photography of the meadows of England.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards. 302 pages. Tags: adopts aerial ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings burials
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Steam in the Landscape by Kenneth Westcott Jones (£7.50)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713705426]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with a little loss at the head of the spine and a triangular, closed, tear to the foot of the upper panel and similar, with loss, to the foot of the lower. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “It costs a lot of money and involves quite a journey to find the splendour of steam in the landscape today. Mainline steam has not existed in the British Isles since 1968 and it will soon pass from the countryside of Western Europe. This book, however, captures the evocative sights and nostalgic glories of steam as a feature of the landscape. In 96 pages of colour photographs, full justice is done to the majesty of the steam locomotive. The pictures show railways in all parts of the world as well as dwelling lovingly on the last days of steam in the British landscape; they record, too, some of the sad sights of neglect that an administration which had lost interest allowed to be seen on the tracks of Britain.

The author’s text pinpoints the highlights of the last steam in action and exposes the factors which led to the untimely withdrawal of this form of traction from the place of its birth. In these pages we range from the Welsh Marches to the East Coast of Scotland, from the great Lickey Incline to the gentle hills of Surrey, from the High Andes of Chile to the great Hungarian Plain and from the Paris suburbs to the green highlands of Kenya; in each arresting picture Tony Hudson’s camera has recorded the passing of something once regarded by everyone as a part of their lives.”
Notes: Illustrated by A. J. Hudson (Photos.). Size: 7½" x 5¼". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 187 pages. Tags: history locomotives railroads railways steam railway authorities railwaymen american canadian
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The Highlands of Scotland: Following Road, Rail and Steamer Routes with Tours from Each Centre by Edited by Reginald J. W. Hammond (£7.50)Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706313771]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the top edge with several short tears. Leans. Price Clipped. Small sticker to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Ward Lock Red Guide series. 160 pages. Tags: description guidebooks guide-books guides highlands scotland travel visitors
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The Strathpeffer and Inverness Area: A Description of the O.S. One-inch Sheets 27 (Strathpeffer) and 28 (Inverness) by Alan Small & John S. Smith (£7.00)Publisher: The Geographical Association — 1971Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0900395354]Condition: Very Good.Description: No. 13 In the series. First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps & tables. Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". In the British Landscapes Through Maps series. 25 pages. Tags: geomorphology scotland strathpeffer region inverness landforms ross and cromarty landscape inverness-shire physical geography great britain description travel highlands alan small john smith 0900395354 british landscapes through maps
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Flights into Yesterday — The Story of Aerial Archaeology by Leo Deuel (£6.50)Publisher: Macdonald — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356031527]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, sticker to the spine of the dust wrapper has been removed, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page.Description: From the cover: “Aerial photography has provided the archaeologist with one of his most effective means of research. Unlike his co-worker on the ground the aerial archaeologist is not confined to a limited area. His roving eye takes in a wide panorama at one glance and his work in recent years has frequently resulted in startling discoveries. Flights into Yesterday provides a compelling account of the science, history and personalities of aerial archaeology. It shows the close links between early military reconnaissance and aerial research and how enthusiasts borrowed time and aircraft to aid their searches. It recalls the adventures and misfortunes which early pioneers encountered in an effort to further their investigations. The flights of Colonel Charles Lindbergh over the jungles of South America, and Poidebard’s search for Byzantine camps in the deserts of the Middle East, contrast with Crawford’s patient photography of the meadows of England.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards. 302 pages. Tags: adopts aerial ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings burials
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