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To Find A Golden Pony by Amanda Gavin [Clodagh Micaela Gibson Jarvie] (£278.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with corresponding grazing to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title. Description: From the cover: “This is a pony book with a difference. It deals sensitively with a young girl’s companionship with animals, and how she learns to manage them while at the same time developing self-reliance during a period of delicate readjustment. Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies, and her father wisely sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with cousins in Sussex. So, until she is ten, she comes under the spell of ponies, caring for them as well as riding them. She then returns to the farm, and her father is pleased to notice what a self-confident child she has become, with definite ideas of her own as to what she wants from life. Jo’s personality is also contrasted with all the others in the story — both human and animal — who come fully alive as individuals in this entertaining account of country life. Finally, Jo’s slow adjustment to the idea of her father’s remarriage is described with understanding and insight..”Notes: Jacket designed by Elisabeth Grant. Illustrated by Elisabeth Grant. Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers agination american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces historical history hunter imaginary invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngster youngsters youth youthful
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restoratlon of the Bourbons in 1815 by Archibald Alison (£269.00)Publisher: Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons — 1839Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Very Good. All volumes sunned a little at the spine. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank, including the note "rebacked Jan. 1958". Pages lightly age-tanned throughout, though still a nice set with a rather bland spine, unfortunately.Description: 3rd edition, printed between 1839 and 1842.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¼". Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: alison europe history atlases historical geography maps france
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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
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A Rudimentary Treatise on Geology: For the Use of Beginners by Lieut.-Colonel [Joseph Ellison] Portlock (£226.00)Publisher: John Weale — 1849Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Wrappers rubbed, frayed and somewhat soiled. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Shaken and slightly fragile. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Title page carries 1849 (MDCCC. XLIX. ) but the pasted on title plate to the upper board carries a later date of 1850. Illustrated frontispiece with further drawings through the text. This would appear to be a first edition, and uncommon as such.Notes: Size: 7" x 4¼". 182 pages. Tags: portlock geology historical stratigraphic physical
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Naval Operations Vol III (Text) & Vol III (Maps) by Sir Julian S. Corbett (£89.00)Publisher: London, New York & Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding of the text volume with some marks to the boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned and lightly spotted. Pages a little age-tanned. Map case is born and rubbed. Maps are all slightly tanned and a little spotted but remain clear. A decent set. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding-out map frontispiece; Appendices [9]; Maps in Rear Pocket [46]; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the History of the Great War Based On Official Documents series. [XIV] 470 pages. Tags: history great war based official documents committee imperial defence historical section battle falklands maps raid yorkshire coast dogger bank action preparation dardanelles campaign entry italy jutland mesopotamia
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Commentaries on the Historical Plays of Shakspeare by Right Hon. Thomas Peregrine Courtenay (£88.00)Publisher: London: Henry Colburn — 1840Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, with rubbing to the leather. Chip to the head of volume I which is held in place with tape. Ex-Public Library: Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page; Description: Contains: Marbled end papers & blanks; All edges marbled;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 4¾". Marbled boards with Gilt on Five Raised Bands titling to the Spine. [XI] 314/340 pages. Tags: william Shakespeare criticism interpretation, historical drama, english history criticism, literature history great britain, kings rulers literature, middle ages literature, great britain literature, books written right hon. thomas peregrine courtenay
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The King and His Empire by Charles W. Domville-Fife (£82.00)Publisher: Virtue & Co. — 1936Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Vols II & III in very nice condition. A couple of leaves loose in Vol I, including a one of the plates. Minor rubbing to all volumes but overall a handsome set.Description: Three Volumes. Twenty-five years of the Reign of King George V and Queen Mary together with a complete historical and descriptive survey of all the lands and peoples of the British and Indian Empires in the year of their Majesties’ Silver Jubilee. Illustrated with 1250 Photographs and Maps.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: king george queen mary silver jubilee empire world history imperial india indian empire dominions colonies great war parliament bill royal prerogative constitution home rule for ireland carson kaiser emperor william lord beresford great durbar india lytton east india company curzon navy hm.s. thunderer monarchs royalty state visit buckingham palace sandringham balmoral windsor austro-hungarian throne serajevo british expeditionary force battle jutland princess mary victorian england second boer war ottawa agreement
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Still She Wished For Company by Margaret Irwin (£80.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1963Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Jacket designed by Janet Duchesne. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Peacock Book series. 202 pages. Tags: and biographies century eighteenth enchanting english fiction future ghost-story historical himself dissatisfied into worldly project set sister texts strange the twentieth
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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Family Albums by Prince Michael of Greece (£77.00)Publisher: Tauris Parke Books — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850434948]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is very slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel and a short, closed, tear to the foot of the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “In the summer of 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, his Tsarina Alexandra and their five children were executed by firing squad at Ekaterinburg. The unique and revealing photographs in this book illustrate the intimate family life of the last ruling Romanovs from 1896, shortly after the marriage of Nicholas and Alexandra, to the family’s house arrest at Tsarskoye Selo palace in 1917, shortly before their death. These photographs have been selected from thousands taken by the Tsarina and her five children, which were mounted in their own and the Tsar’s personal albums. The albums have until now remained hidden for over seventy years in government archives in Moscow.

Whilst researching his book Imperial Palaces of Russia in the Autumn of 1990, Prince Michael of Greece was puzzled by an invitation to view material in the government archives. Thirty thick, leather-bound volumes, embossed with the Imperial monogram, awaited him -the private photograph albums, which the curators wanted to show first to a relative of the Romanov family.

Through his selection of images from the family albums, the author here tells the story of the last Tsar, one of the saddest of twentieth-century politics. Nicholas II was a man both unprepared and ill equipped to rule the greatest empire in the world, and under the influence of Alexandra, the wife he so adored, he led Russia to disaster. But theirs was also an extraordinary love story, as the three hundred photographs in this book reveal. Away from the responsibilities of Empire, we see a close and loving family of simple tastes and great candour. The photographs clearly illustrate the personalities of Nicholas and Alexandra and of their four daughters -Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia — and beloved son and heir Alexis, who suffered from haemophilia and whose every move was carefully watched.

The family were keen, and sometimes talented, amateur photographers, who took their own cameras with them everywhere, be it on family picnics or on state occasions. The book thus illustrates a fascinating transition from the joy and relaxation of the early years, through the tension caused by the Tsarevich’s illness, to the stresses and anxiety of the First World War and the coming Revolution. These photographs provide a new perspective on the life of the Imperial family, and constitute an invaluable historical document.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by B. I. Kaptelov. Size: 12" x 9¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: nicholas emperor russia pictorial works alexandra empress consort family romanov house history kings and rulers
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume II: November 1940-December 1941 by G. A. Titterton (£74.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714652059]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: First appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXII VIII] 318 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british maritime history european second military battles united kingdom britain
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The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Volume I: September 1939-October 1940 by G. A. Titterton (£73.00)Publisher: London: Whitehall History Publishing in association with Frank Cass — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0714651796]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Initially appeared as a classified document in 1952 prepared by G. A. Titterton for the Historical Section of the Admiralty. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Brown & The First Sea Lord. Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff histories series. [XXI VIII] 178 pages. Tags: whitehall histories naval staff britain royal navy history war 1939-1945 campaigns mediterranean operations british second military battles forces warfare europe sea convoy battle run gibraltar alexandria operation hat
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The Primacy of Drawing: An Artist's View by Deanna Petherbridge (£68.00)Publisher: London: The South Bank Centre — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853320781]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A national touring exhibition from the South Bank Centre, 1991. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;

From the cover: “This publication marks the first of a series of South Bank Centre exhibitions selected by artists and writers with a particular interest in drawing. Deanna Petherbridge is both an accomplished draughts-woman and an eloquent exponent of the art of drawing; her insights bring a fresh perspective to a subject which is rarely dealt with in print in other than specialist terms, of technique or historical scholarship. This exhibition is based on the notion of the primal nature of drawing, its universality and economy of means, its expressive intensity, its ability to reveal process and autograph.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Roger Malbert & Joanna Drew. Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 72 pages. Tags: drawings drawing european technique history theory british isles art artists writings
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Good Food to Fight Migraine by Hilda Cherry Hills (£54.00)Publisher: Roberts Publications — 1979Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0906185092]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Small mark to the upper wrap. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the introduction: “Since one in every five families throughout the world will have an inherited migraine problem which will be most probably related to a family history of asthma, hay fever, eczema, epilepsy, coeliac disease, urticaria, schizophrenia — all of which can be related to food sensitivity, one can only feel the deepest gratitude to Mrs. Cherry Hills for her authoritative expertise in producing such an invaluable guide to happy eating for the vast numbers of migraine sufferers. Her book represents a unique and historical contribution to the alleviation of migraine attacks for those millions of victims who have the determination and pain-induced motivation to seek a simple and commonsense means of reducing their episodes of agonising prostration which so few employers, partners or relatives even begin to understand. Modern science, it seems, is quite unable at this stage to guarantee the control of every devastating migraine attack, but the simple observation of Mrs. Hills’s suggestions in this excellent treatise will add years of attack-free days for all who follow her inspired advice.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. Wilson. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 173 pages. Tags: acids agar-agar alcohol all-bran almonds alps also ambrosia amino and apple apples apricot apricots arrowroot artichoke artichokes aubergines available avoided bag bake baked baking balls balm barbados barley bars basic batter batters bay bean beans beef beefburgers beet berry bertha better betty beverages biscuits black blackberry blackcurrant bottled braised bread breadcrumbs
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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley by Alexander Fairbairn-Dixon (£53.50)Publisher: York Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582772672]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the York Notes for GCSE series. 103 pages. Tags: advice analysis and annotated answers assignments author century certificate characters checkpoints collections commentary context coursework covering criticism curriculum dates each education end english etc events every exam examinations family for frankenstein gcse general glossary grade guides historical how juvenile key language life literary literature map marks mary model national nonfiction novels numbered other play profile prose questions quotations resources scene secondary section shelley stage studies study style summaries terms them themes timeline top tree use with wollstonecraft works writers
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A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names by James A. Jobling (£53.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0198546343]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “This dictionary gives the derivation and meaning of all valid scientific bird names. Each part of the name is defined separately so that Passer domesticus, for example, will not be found as such, but both Passer and domesticus are explained in their respective alphabetical places. The usefulness of the dictionary will thus not be affected by future taxonomic revisions of generic or species names. About 8500 names are defined, including a selection of historical synonyms.

Many unusual details emerge from the author’s meticulous work in tracking down obscure meanings. A short but informative introduction explains the history and purposes of scientific nomenclature and the basic features of Latin in this context. It also discusses the ways in which birds have been named for their appearance, for a person or place, or some aspect of their habitat, behaviour, food, or voice, or with reference to their native-language name. This book should prove a valuable reference source for everyone whose work or interests bring them into contact with birds.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Anne Hopkinson. Illustrated by Richard Fowling. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIV] 272 pages. Tags: jobling richard fowling anne hopkinson 0198546343 9780198546344 birds nomenclature dictionaries latin medieval modern technical names words aves scientific axo origin classification zoological
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De Geschiedenis van Atlantis by W Scott-Elliot (£53.00)Publisher: N. V. Theosofishe Uitgeversmaatschappij — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Binding nearly shot, spine strip missing, boards a little mottled. Pages gently age-tanned. Previous owners inscription to ffep. A reading copy only.Description: Brown cloth. Fold out maps throughout. Written in Dutch. A Geographical, Historical And Ethnological Sketch, Illustrated with 4 fold-out maps of The world over Several Eras.Notes: Foreword or introduction by A. P. Sinnett. Size: 8¼" x 6". 98 pages.
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The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni (£53.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ edgeworn with several small tears, a little loss although bright. Offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: This new, complete translation of the most famous of Italian novels, I Promessi Sposi, is presented under the title of The Betrothed as the most appropriate English form. The novel lives as a straightforward historical tale which is both human and romantic, but it has great depth and breadth; the moral, religious, and political themes which are woven into it are as applicable to the controversial problems of the twentieth century as to those of the time of the Napoleonic wars, when it was written, or of the Thirty Years War, in which it was set. 591pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: Promessi Sposi Napoleonic Thirty Years War
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The Winter Queen: The Life of Elizabeth of Bohemia 1596-1662 by Rosalind K. Marshall (£53.00)Publisher: The Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0903598795]Condition: Very Good+. A very nice copy of an uncommon title. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Genealogical Tables; Published for the exhibition The Winter Queen - The life of Elizabeth of Bohemia held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 10th July – 4th October 1998.

From the cover: “The Winter Queen is the dramatic story of Elizabeth of Bohemia (1596-1662), daughter of James VI and Anne of Denmark. Regarded as one of the most romantic figures in the history of the seventeenth century, she was the crucial link between the Stewart kings and the House of Hanover. Elizabeth -was successively a royal princess in Linlithgow, then in London, an adored bride in Heidelberg, a Queen Consort in Prague, an impoverished exile in The Hague, and finally the respected aunt of Charles II in Restoration London. The author, the distinguished historian Dr Rosalind K. Marshall, has published widely on the Stewarts, including biographies of Mary of Guise and Mary, Queen of Scots.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". 111 pages. Tags: elizabeth queen bohemia 1596-1662 exhibitions consort frederick king queens czech republic biography princesses great britain portrait painting 17th century portraits royal scottish national gallery edinburgh catalogues british isles scotland autobiography 1500 1600 1700 architecture individual architect royalty historical women rosalind marshall 0903598795
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with the Carriers in Korea: The Fleet Air Arm Story 1950-1953 by John R. P. Lansdown (£44.00)Publisher: Crécy Publishing — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0947554645]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper front flap slightly creased otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Although within living memory of those who took part, and their families, the Korean war has been largely neglected in publishing. There have been only a small number of books available and these have tended to detail the actions of the British, Commonwealth and US Armies. The fact that the British and Commonwealth navies, and particularly the Fleet Air Arm, were heavily involved has been largely overlooked.

This imbalance has at last been redressed by an author who, as a Lt. Commander, served with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) in Korea on board the aircraft carrier HMS Glory. In this book, John Lansdown has produced the definitive record of this era, including a historical perspective of the period leading up to the conflict and a full and detailed history of sea and air operations in South East Asia from 1950-1953. All Royal Navy and United States Navy ships involved in the conflict are mentioned, and all the carriers which saw action are detailed in the text. This vital work of reference is enlivened by a stunning photographic content and extracts from the Squadron Diaries and Line Books, covering every day that aircraft flew into battle. A unique and absorbing book.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 520 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy fleet air arm korean war 1950-1953 aerial operations british history naval john lansdown 0947554645 first editions firsts printings 1st
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A Modern Layman's Faith (nova Religio Laici) Concerning the Creed and Breed of the Thoroughbred Man by Walter Bradford Woodgate (£43.00)Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall — 1893Binding: Hardback First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is discoloured in small areas. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Bookplate of Richard Edward Goolden, F. S. A. to the pastedown. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Appendix;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5¾". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 533 pages. Tags: woodgate theology bible theory biblical historical caste theories adamite creed redemption atonement history lord old testament history cain
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Wife To The Bastard by Hilda Lewis (£43.00)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small snag to the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Leans vaguely. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Biro. Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: first editions firsts printings 1st britain history normandy france queens fiction william conqueror medieval viking ancestors queen wielded power ruled ruthless bitterness unloved old age husband wife historical novel
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£42.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rippling to the foot of the leaves, possibly caused by slight damp at some time, but inoffensive. Description: Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Road to Prosperity: An Economic History of Finland by Edited by Jari Ojala, Jari Eloranta & Jukka Jalava (£41.00)Publisher: Helsinki: Suomaleisen Kirjallisuuden Seura — 2006Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9517468180]Condition: Near Fine. Slight bruising to the lower corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Finnish economy is a victory over hardship, a success story with few equivalents. During the period 1860-2000 the gross domestic product grew 21-fold, while EU nations on average achieved 11-fold growth. Today, Finland is known for its competitiveness, high educational standards, negligible corruption, expertise in creating and using high technology, and successful companies, most notably Nokia. This book tells how Finland astonishingly evolved from an internationally insignificant agrarian economy to the affluent, knowledge-based, welfare society that it is now. The Road to Prosperity — An Economic History of Finland offers an overview of several centuries of economic progress — with a keen eye on negative effects of growth.” Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Joel Mokyr. Size: 10½" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 343 pages. Tags: finland economic conditions 19th century open economies growth structural change agriculture trade transport labour market monetary economy government spending income distribution capital technology social historical perspective welfare state
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Chips: The Diaries of Sir Henry Channon by Edited By Robert Rhodes James (£39.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0297813803]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. First published in 1967.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robert Rhodes James. Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 469 pages. Tags: 0297813803 9780297813804 channon henry sir politics britain diaries politicians government historical political military england postwar period inter-war second world war
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Literature by Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell (£37.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1991Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 015503622X]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 3rd Edition. Reading, reacting, writing.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 2095 pages. Tags: active reading allegorical framework alliteration antagonist archetype assonance aubade audience ballad stanza black comedy canon literary caricature catharsis characterization colloquialisms closet drama comedy humours conceit couplet critical thinking defining poetry denouement deus machine didactic dramatic irony environmental staging epigram epiphany evaluating literature expressionism feminist criticism figurative language
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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

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

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

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
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Landscape Archaeology: An Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques on Post-Roman Landscapes by Michael Aston & James Bond (£33.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071536670X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with pulling to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Our historical landscape is under threat, and this book offers practical advice for the novice or students wishing to further their field studies in order that they may record and understand the countryside before large parts of it are gone forever. The fieldwork techniques described can be employed by individuals or groups working on areas and topics of their own choice, and the book is designed to stimulate and guide senior school, extramural, college and undergraduate studies of post-Roman landscapes in England and Wales.

The evidence of man’s past activity is so extensive that there is no region where such work will be wasted, and often areas which at first sight appear archaeologically and historically barren turn out to be of the greatest importance when examined in detail; fieldwork carried out ahead of motorway construction schemes, for example, has proved profitable.

Topics covered include a brief history of field archaeology, an explanation of simple field working techniques, how to recognise and record the shape and development of towns and villages, how to recognise medieval elements in the rural landscape arid, finally, the application of these techniques to the route of a motorway. Illustrated with over fifty line drawings and nineteen photographs..”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: antiquities archaeological archaeology areas assessment britain ca400- cities city england excavations field great handbooks history landscape layout manuals methodology planning settlements sites surveying surveys towns urban wales
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Sex and Revolution by Alec Craig (£33.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1934Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and loss at the head of the same. Boards tanned and faded. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and slightly spotted.Description: From the cover: “A study of current problems in sexual ethics treated as part of an historical dialectical process. The interrelation between sexual questions and economic or political questions and the paramount importance of facing the former in a spirit of scientific and moral honesty is the main theme. The broad theoretical sweep of the book is supported throughout by the quotation of practical examples. The author is courageously outspoken on such subjects as divorce, police-courts, abortion, Russia, home-life, nursery schools, and sex education. Although there is much trenchant criticism of existing stupidity and hypocrisy, he is by no means uncritical of the new schools of sexual morality. The book is a complete and penetrating statement of the present position in the field of sexual morals.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Yellow boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 144 pages. Tags: and britain crimes great instruction law sex
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The Politics of Learning and Teaching in Aotearoa - New Zealand by Edited by Eve Coxon, Kuni Jenkins, James Marshall & Lauran Massey (£33.00)Publisher: Palmerston North: The Dunmore Press — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0864692005]Condition: Very Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 280 pages. Tags: childhood critical development education gender historical island islands issues maori pacific perspectives schools social theories women zealand
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Britain & The Sea by VARIOUS (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Britain has a proud maritime heritage encompassing the impressive history of the Royal Navy, as well as the contribution made by civilian seafarers over the years. Yet rather than dwelling on the past, the focus of this book goes beyond the current horizon and embraces the advances that have been made in all spheres of contemporary life. Accordingly, we identified a breathtakingly diverse host of organizations and institutions, many of them international, which, through excellence in their particular spheres, continue to contribute to one common aim. That aim is to ensure that Britain remains a prosperous, outward-looking force for good in the world community, as well as a tolerant and benevolent nation which some 60 million of us are privileged to call home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 991 pages. Tags: fleet air arm royal fleet auxiliary naval historical defence procurement agency green jackets shipping atomic weapons establishment qinetiq paradigm selex defence security systems defence aerospace united kingdom hydrographic national union marine aviation and shipping transport officers shipyards buckie shipyard dockwise shipping bibby line isle man steam packet company marine
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Making History: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory by Alex Callinicos (£32.00)Publisher: Cornell University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0801421217]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small spot to the join of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a small address sticker to the pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In recent years, the problem of historical change has come to assume central importance among English-speaking social scientists and historians. Much attention has been focused on how we relate institutions and institutional change to actions, and how we think of history as the outcome of this interaction. In Making History, Alex Callinicos takes a fresh look at both Marxist and non-Marxist positions in this debate, giving close attention to theworkofE. J. Hobsbawm, E. P. Thompson, G. A. Cohen, L. Althusser, A. Giddens, J. Elster, and J. Habermas, among others. His main concern is “with the mechanisms through which human beings transform their societies, and, for better or worse, push history onwards”.

Callinicos provides an even-handed and comprehensive synthesis that combines the highly fruitful theories of agency and language elaborated in Anglo-American analytical philosophy, Giddens’s theorization of structuration, and the insights of game theory with the powerful explanatory framework of classical historical materialism. He argues that structural determinism (characteristic of the followers of Althusser), the methodological individualism of the rational-choice Marxists (such as Elster), and the various attempts to reconcile these extremes, are all untenable. In his view, structures do not simply contain or constrain us; they also serve as frameworks that can enable human action. His aim is to demonstrate that human beings possess the power collectively to make history.

Making History is a timely, highly intelligent, and eminently readable book that deserves to be widely read. It will become an important focus for debates on Marxism, theoretical sociology, and philosophy. .”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 275 pages. Tags: act agent communism communities groups historical historiography history humanism ideology karl marx marxism materialism methods movements philosophy political revolutions science sciences social sociology structuralism structure theories theory
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£32.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the bottom corner of the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2002] Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Book of Exploration by Ray Howgego (£32.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407222752]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Charts; Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A chronological tour of the history of exploration by a prolific world traveller and one of the leading experts of our time, from the pioneering excursions of the ancient Egyptians to the first surface-based crossings of the top and bottom of the world.

Before the turn of the 19th century, ventures into uncharted lands required material or spiritual reward to justify the perils of shipwreck and hostile natives, and dangers yet unknown. Until recent times exploration for the sake of knowledge alone was rare, and mostly undertaken by intrepid traders, gold seekers and valiant Christian missionaries. In this book the author selects more than 150 of those he considers to be the most influential and unusual journeys of discovery, setting each firmly in its historical context. The book chronicles the personalities and motivations, the conditions that had to be endured, and the contribution that exploration has made to our knowledge of the world. It is replete with extraordinary personalities: the heroic adventurers who set out into the unknown, battling against the elements in order to commit their findings to journals and maps; the pioneers who risked everything in search of fabled riches; and the explorers who set out to conquer the deserts, poles and oceans of the globe.

The book is organized simply and chronologically, beautifully illustrated with contemporary maps, paintings, journal entries and other artefacts, and with entertaining asides and sometimes unorthodox interpretations based on the author’s lifetime study of the subject.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10½. Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360 pages. Tags: howgego 9781407222752 exploration historical travel pioneering explorers christian missionaries unusual journeys discovery adventurers
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Chambers Dictionary of Etymology by Edited by Robert K. Barnhart (£31.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Chambers — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0550142304]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint bow to the boards caused by the sheer weight of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. A genuinely nice copy. Description: A Later Printing.

From the cover: “With over 30,000 entries, Chambers Dictionary of Etymology is a prestigious and scholarly dictionary that explains where English words come from. An important etymological resource for the expert, it is also a useful reference source for the general reader.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII] 1284 pages. Tags: barnhart 0550142304 9780550142306 english language etymology historical comparative linguistics arts disciplines
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Medieval Sculpture by Roberto Salvini (£31.00)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718105788]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge dye has run slightly on the first blank and pastedown. Slight and light spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Jacket illustration: Gothic Pieta from Seeon, Bavaria c. 1420-30. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The history of medieval sculpture in Western Europe is often described as a gradual rediscovery of technical skill and naturalism. In this volume, the author approaches his subject from a different angle, tracing the development of sculpture against a background of changing political, social and religious structures and in relation to the growth of written and spoken languages. He demonstrates that a new kind of sculpture, a humble, popular style which developed from Roman provincial sculpture, appeared and existed side by side with courtly styles which preserved or rediscovered much of the dignity of Late Classical art.

As feudalism declined, this dichotomy between the popular and courtly disappeared. The first literary Romance languages took root and regional Romanesque styles developed, identified with religious architecture and sculptors like Gislebertus, Wiligelmo and Antelami.

In the Gothic age, national idioms developed in the figurative arts as France, England and Germany became unified monarchical states. In Italy a national consciousness, on a cultural level, evolved; with it are associated the sculptors of the Pisano family and the cathedrals they decorated in Pisa and Siena.

As the Renaissance flowered in Italy and southern France, the Late Gothic style continued in the north, especially in Germany, where the work of Riemen-schneider and Veil Stoss is outstanding in this period.

This volume, spanning over 1,000 years from the fifth to the fifteenth century, contains a remarkable selection of illustrations which follow closely the historical development and represent the finest examples of Medieval art.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter & Linda Murray. Size: 9¾" x 8¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the History of Western Sculpture series. 368 pages. Tags: 0718105788 history western sculpture medieval brunelleschi donatello middle ages romanesque gothic naturalism naturalism constantinian reliefs barbaric jewellery illumination metalwork ornamentation roman byzantine art
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St John's College Cambridge: A History by Edited by Peter Linehan (£31.00)Publisher: Woodbridge: The Boydell Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781843836087]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Title page vignette; Appendices [6];

From the cover: “Within a generation of its foundation on the site of a decayed hospital at the behest of Lady Margaret Beaufort, England’s queen mother, the College of St John the Evangelist had established itself as one of the kingdoms foremost educational establishments: in the words of one notable contemporary, as ‘an university within it selfe’ indeed. And in the period thereafter — the years between 1511 and 1989, the period covered by the present volume -St John’s has continued to provide its fair share of Prime Ministers and other politicians, bishops, Nobel laureates, artists, writers, and sporting heroes, as well as irrigating the rich loam of the nation’s history in all sorts of other unexpected ways and places.

However, not until the organisation of the College’s archives and records in the present generation has it been possible to describe in sufficient detail the full story of that progress and adequately to trace the College’s development and achievements in recent centuries. The present history, the first since the early 1700s to provide a systematic and informed account of the subject, seeks to make good this historical defect. It is published as part of the celebration of the quincentenary of the College’s foundation.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 757 pages. Tags: linehan john college university cambridge history education colleges england cambridgeshire universities polytechnics 1843836084 9781843836087
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A Thousand Mountains, A Million Hills: Creating the Rock Work of Japanese Gardens by David H. [Harris] Engel (£29.00)Publisher: Shufunotomo Co., Ltd. — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 4079760728]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, snagged at the head of the spine with a short, closed but untidy, tear at the head, a neater small tear to the bottom corner of the lower panel which has a little creasing to the head. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Who has not at times yearned to shed the burdens and stresses of daily existence, to find relief, even for a moment, in some far-off private refuge? It is an age-old longing, as true today as in ancient China and Japan, where scholars, poets and priests found peace in the seclusion of distant mountain aeries.

Those who could not leave homes and families devised a substitute. They arranged rocks to evoke those sought-after, distant landscapes. There, within the enclosed space of a garden, they could “travel” to remote mountain peaks to gain a sense of quiet and repose. It was a journey of the spirit.

In A Thousand Mountains, David Engel introduces these rock gardens, explaining the historical and philosophical background to their creation. Drawing upon professional experience of more than 30 years, he describes the processes involved in designing and building Oriental rock gardens. As he leads the reader from the drawing board right through to the finished garden, he also offers practical tips on the selection, composition and setting of rocks.

More than 150 full-colour photographs feature famous rock gardens in Japan and China, as well as contemporary rock work in the U. S.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Jean Mahoney. Size: 10½" x 8½". Pale Green boards with Dark Green titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: gardens japanese garden builders china and japan oriental rock work art asia taoism shinto rocky landscapes
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Politics UK 3rd Edition by Bill Jones; Andrew Gray; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; Anthony Seldon; (£29.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0132696061]Condition: Very Good. First few pages a little dog eared otherwise a well presented copy.Description: With additional material by Simon Bulmer, Andrew Flynn, Bill Jenkins, Jonathan Tonge, The Rt Hon. Lord Biffen, David Coates, The Rt Hon. Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Peter Riddell, David Vincent and David Walker. From the cover: “The third edition of this best selling and highly respected textbook builds on the comprehensive coverage and pedagogical innovation of previous editions, while bringing the text right up to date with the changes wrought by the 1997 general election. Politics UK 3/e covers the core elements of introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics courses — the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary. These are accompanied by chapters which look at the wider context of British political life. The political institutions are examined alongside the historical, ideological, socio-economic and cultural context, the policy making process and a number of key policy areas and political issues, including economic management, the environment, law and order and Europe. Each chapter in the third edition has been extensively revised and updated. It includes an entirely new chapter on political concepts. Its coverage of the social context in Britain is enhanced. A new guest writer, Jonathan Tonge, provides a revised and extended chapter on Northern Ireland.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". 571 pages. Tags: assessments behaviour blair britain cabinet changing civil commons communication concepts constiution contexts crown defence departments devolution economic elections environmental european explaining foreign fringes globalisation groups historical ideas ideology integration judiciary kingdom labour liberal local lords management mass media ministers parties pathways plus policy policy-making political politics pressure prime processes referenda research servants service social structure themes theory tradition united voting
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The Comfortable Arts: Traditional Spinning and Weaving in Canada by Dorothy K. Burnham (£29.00)Publisher: Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada — 1981Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0888844743]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers which are a little browned at the very margins. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa in 1981. Signed by author, 'for Ken Ponting 8/11/82. Dorothy K. Burnham'. There is also an 8 page typed introduction to the book, loosely inserted, with ms corrections, marked 'For Ken Ponting - Textile History'.Notes: Size: 10½" x 10½". 238 pages. Tags: burnham 0888844743 textile fabrics canada weaving weavers canadian spinning design textiles public technique handspinning historical knitting
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The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons by Joan Dayan (£29.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691070911]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantanamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state — all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds the civil order. Examining such troubling cases, The Law Is a White Dog tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our identities? How do its rules and sanctions make or unmake persons? And how do the supposedly rational claims of the law define marginal entities, both natural and supernatural, including ghosts, dogs, slaves, terrorist suspects, and felons? Reading the language, allusions, and symbols of legal discourse, and bridging distinctions between the human and nonhuman, Colin Dayan looks at how the law disfigures individuals and animals, and how slavery, punishment, and torture create unforeseen effects in our daily lives.

Moving seamlessly across genres and disciplines, Dayan considers legal practices and spiritual beliefs from medieval England, the North American colonies, and the Caribbean that have survived in our legal discourse, and she explores the civil deaths of felons and slaves through lawful repression. Tracing the legacy of slavery in the United States in the structures of the contemporary American prison system and in the administrative detention of ghostly supermax facilities, she also demonstrates how contemporary jurisprudence regarding cruel and unusual punishment prepared the way for abuses in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.

Using conventional historical and legal sources to answer unconventional questions, The Law Is a White Dog illuminates stark truths about civil society’s ability to marginalize, exclude, and dehumanize.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gloss Black titling to the Spine. [XVII] 343 pages. Tags: law social aspects united states torture civil rights persons slavery and legislation
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The Modern Piano by Lawrence M. Nalder (£28.00)Publisher: The Offices of Musical Opinion — 1927Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine strip detached but laid in, boards marked and scuffed. Shaken with the binding now loose. Pencil marginalia throughout. Text complete and clean in all other respects bar pen marks to two titles listed in the advertisements to the rear. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Musical scores; Uncommon in this edition.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 192 [2] pages. Tags: nalder construction modern piano iron frame hammer felt making toning board halberstadt keyboards problem soundboard upright grand french patents defects modem janko keyboard emanuel moor duplex coupler quarter historical pitch standards
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The Treacle Mine Affair by D. E. Tucker (£28.00)Publisher: The Book Guild — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863328407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slight tanning to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “One summer the inhabitants of Bincombe begin to behave strangely. They do not know they have been ‘pixillated’ by a peculiar effluent from the local disused lead workings, which include the oddly named ‘Treacle Mine’.

When Peg and Robin join their country cousins Helen and Adrian at Up-hill Farm for the holidays they form an intrepid team to unravel the fate of some stolen cattle and the mystery of the mine. They become entangled in an adventure much more dangerous and exciting than anything they had bargained for. For instance, Adrian’s Geiger counter shows such disturbing results on samples of water that radioactivity adds a frightening threat to the adventure. Strangers invade the village, headed by a master criminal called ‘The Octopus’. They are obviously up to no good and the daring quartet decide to infiltrate the Roman Cavern — scene of the crooks’ nefarious activities.

The boys make an horrific underground descent through a swallow-hole, but their dangerous attempt only raises more questions as to what dreadful scheme the gang are actually involved in. A good deal of hard work on a steam traction engine, plus the loyal support of their dog Shep, enables the cousins to penetrate the villains’ defences and uncover a wicked intrigue which threatens even more than the well-being of the village.

The final part of the adventure takes them into awesome underground passages, where stalagmites and stalactites provide a surrealistic setting for a crime which has distinctly contemporary significance. This thrilling narrative not only gives the reader an exciting mystery to solve — it also provides rich information on country living and on some of the environmental issues that concern us today.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Louise Gardner. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children’s childrens children's christian classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces full-length historical history hunter imaginary imagination invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystery mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngsters youth youthful
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El Greco by F. J. Sánchez Cánton (£27.00)Publisher: Oldbourne Press — 1963Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, snagged at the tail of the spine. Gently faded at the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: 44 Plates in Colour, 8 Plates in Monochrome. From the introduction: “Perhaps no other artist has caused more controversy over the years than El Greco. We might compare him with Picasso, although it is true that in Picasso’s case we lack the historical perspective. But they have one thing in common: both left their native cultures to break new artistic ground. The first known comment on El Greco’s art is in the earliest existing document referring to him, a letter written in 1570 by the miniaturist Giulio Clovio, which describes the ; artist’s self-portrait as “stupefying all the painters in Rome”.”Notes: Size: 15¼" x 11¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 55 pages. Tags: berenson greco artist prado escosura gautier paintings venetian school madrazo delacroix baudelaire cezanne chasseriau ford viardot stirling robinson justi spanish painting cossio miquel catalonia sitges ateneo madrid Colombo Burguillos Toledo colours
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Miss Cutler & The Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain by Mark Peel (£27.00)Publisher: Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780226653631]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small nick to the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Matt Avery. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Historical Studies of Urban America series. [XI] 325 [2] pages. Tags: peel 9780226653631 historical studies urban america poor services united states england australia social case work cultural history american british irish australasian pacific welfare usa kingdom britain science poverty homelessness sociology
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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Elizabeth Knowles (£27.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780199237173]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 7th (revised) edition, 2nd printing, [First Published: 1941]Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVI] 1155 pages. Tags: knowles 9780199237173 literature classic literary historical sources catchphrases film lines official advice political slogans quotations dictionaries reference english
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Commercial Aircraft by Editor-in-Chief Bill Gunston (£27.00)Publisher: Windward — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0711200602]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper and a small scuff to the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This book is a comprehensive account of all the major commercial aircraft, from the first jets like the Nene Viking and Jet Lancastrian, to possible futuristic designs like slew-winged airliners and hydrogen-fuelled aircraft. Also included are the wide-bodied giants of today, the Boeing 747 and the 11-86, together with supersonic types such as the Anglo-French Concorde and the Russian Tu-144. The latter was the first supersonic airliner to fly and enter service, even though its full-scale development began after that of Concorde.

Civil helicopters play a vital role in urban communications and link remote and difficult sites like oil rigs and timber camps. The wide range of general aviation aircraft complement these helicopters, since both are used for tasks like search and rescue, crop-spraying, air-ambulances, fire-fighting, aerial photography and as executive transports.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Commercial Aircraft contains lists of specifications, three-views, cutaways and colour illustrations, as well as the historical and mechanical details of the aircraft which are changing the face of the world.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: transport planes dictionaries jet airliners civil helicopters whirlwind series westland s-51 sikorsky xingu embraer nene viking vickers-armstrong trident hawker siddeley dc-9 mcdonnell douglas concorde aerospatiale british aerospace mercure dassault-breguet conestoga aermacchi lockheed mu-2 mitsubishi bandeirante aviation fleet jetliners intercontinental journeys commercial aircraft encyclopaedias editor-in-chief bill gunston 0711200602 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery by C. D. B. [Courtlandt Dixon Barnes] Bryan (£27.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810981351]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine with a crease to the head. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “For a century the National Geographic Society has been bringing to an audience of millions the thrilling world of adventure, discovery and natural wonders. Robert E. Peary’s determined, successful struggle to be first to reach the North Pole; Hiram Bingham’s exciting discovery of the mysterious lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu; the awesome deadly eruption of the Mont Pelee volcano; the devastating San Francisco earthquake; Reinhold Messner’s superhuman solo climb to the summit of Mt. Everest — these are but a few of the spectacular events reported at first hand by the Society.

In 1888, in Washington, D. C. , thirty-three gentlemen met to consider the advisability of organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. From a membership of 165 at the time of its founding, the National Geographic Society has grown to number almost 11 million members in 170 of the 174 nations of the world.

In The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery, author C. D. B. Bryan covers the entire history of the Geographic, focusing on the guiding personalities behind it — from Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Alexander Graham Bell to three generations of the Grosvenor family; he brings to life its flamboyant explorers and innovative photographers. In this celebration of the Society’s centennial, ten lively chapters of historical narrative alternate with ten special theme sections on subjects such as polar exploration, natural disasters, glorious expeditions, war and conflict, archaeology, and space, — and each of these chapters is jam-packed with dramatic pictorial material selected from the Society’s far-ranging archives. These superb photographs and illustrations form an assemblage of images that, along with Bryan’s absorbing text, recreates the National Geographic Society’s exciting legacy of science and adventure, one that mirrors America’s changing perception of itself and the world over the past one hundred years.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 484 pages. Tags: national geographic society history studies united states geography organisations social cultural travel natural history ecology magazines periodicals
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Treasures from the National Trust by Various (£27.00)Publisher: National Trust Books — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781905400454]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower panel slightly loose. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

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

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

Objects are chosen both for their beauty and their historical interest, and range from unique clocks, unusual costumes and rare books to more eclectic objects, such as the bicycles in the Hundred Wheels attic at Snowshill Manor, or even the decommissioned atomic bomb casing at Orford Ness. These valuable articles bridge the centuries, stretching from ancient Greek vases to 20th-century modernist furniture. Featuring stunning photography, this book is an essential guide to the very best of Britain’s treasures.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Adrian Tinniswood. Size: 10¼" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Tags: 9781905400454 photo techniques art instruction photography history antiques collectibles european collections catalogs national trust great britain objects antiquities weiss gallery london england antique furniture collectables ceramics glass exhibitions furnit various adrian tinniswood first editions firsts printings 1st
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Lietuva Tevyne Musu by Juozas Polis (£26.50)Publisher: Agvila — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9986907411]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, a little dulled but not unpleasantly so. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; A tri-language (Lithuanian, English, German) photographic album of Lithuania, the authors' homeland.Notes: Size: 13¼" x 11". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 98 pages. Tags: polis 9986907411 colour photo album photographer lithuania lithuanian panoramic european land geographer traveller phenoscandian glaciers trakai castle gediminas tower vilnius departments factories cultural historical juozas
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Victorian Britain and Ireland in Colour by Janice Anderson & Reinhard Schultz (£26.00)Publisher: Carlton — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844425584]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Victorian age was one of expansion in many areas, none more so than that of JM travel. With the success of explorers worldwide people’s curiosity grew, and the advent of the railroad in Great Britain and Ireland, which at that time was part of the United Kingdom, meant that the general public could do their own exploring. Many parts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales that had, at one time, seemed remote were now within relatively easy travelling distance.

This collection of unique polychrome colour photographs, which have never been seen before, captures many of the vistas that became so popular with Victorian holidaymakers -from the quaint and picturesque snapshots of Devon and Cornwall to the tranquillity of the Irish countryside via the beautiful coastline of Wales or the hustle and bustle of London, up to the broads of Norfolk and further north to the wild, heather-strewn hills and awe-inspiring lochs of Scotland.

Many of these sites are still highly popular holiday venues and with good reason, since for the most part they have been protected for historical or environmental reasons. What they share is an abundance of charm and character and, in the cases of those rural and coastal locations, a measure of, peace and tranquillity.

Accompanied by informative, and often thought-provoking captions, these pictures will transport the reader back to a time when the pace of life was, for all its new inventions, a little calmer and more leisurely. Victorian Britain & Ireland in Colour is a thoroughly engaging window on to a bygone age that will captivate readers.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: 19th alongside and anglia britain british burgeoning century cities clydeside connacht customs dickensian docks east england english europe general great history industrial ireland irish landmarks leinster life looked lovers midlands munster newspapers north penny photographs photography pictorial scotland slums social south southeast southwest teeming the they time ulster victoriana wales wessex works
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