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The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734 by Thomas Lediard (£429.00)Publisher: London: Printed for John Wilcox, at Virgil's Head, opposite the New Church, and Olive Payne, at Horace's Head, in Round Court, both in the Strand — 1735Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. Heavily rubbed at the edges of the boards, joins of the spine etc. Cords now showing at the join of the upper board. First blank creased. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. The book plate of Francis Pym to the pastedown. Description: The Naval History of England, in All Its Branches; from the Norman Conquest in the Year 1066, to the Conclusion of 1734. Collected from the Most Approved Historians, English and Foreign, Authentick Records and Manuscripts, Scarce Tracts, Original Journals, &c. with Many Facts and Observations, Never Before Made Publick. Two volumes bound as one, 394pp & 539pp. Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Chronological Tables [1]; Also laid in is a note, in script, on laid GR watermarked notepaper entitled “A Voluntary Subscription". Undated, possibly 1785, which would be during George II and addressed to The Bal of Bosworth. Most likely a draft as seems too ephemeral to be anything of great import but a curious insert none the less.Notes: Size: 14¼" x 9". 933 pages. Tags: lediard britain history naval art science england
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Letters and Journals: Written by the Deceased Mr Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow Carefully Transcribed by Robert Aiken by Robert Baillie (£406.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gray, Edinburgh; and J. Buckland and G. Keith, London — 1775Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Raised bands and spine ends worn. Marbled boards now faded and rubbed heavily. Dunnichen Library plates to both pastedowns. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank and title page. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now, with scattered spotting and some toning to the leaves. Description: Complete in II volumes. Containing an impartial account of public transactions, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662; a period, perhaps, the most remarkable that is to be met with in the British history. With an account of the author's life, prefixed; and a glossary, annexed. Baillie, Robert (1602–1662), was a Church of Scotland minister and author, son of James Baillie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Helen Gibson, and born in Saltmarket Street, Glasgow, on 30 April 1602. He attended Glasgow grammar school and between 1617 and 1620 the University of Glasgow, graduating MA.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". [VIII] 456/462 pages. Tags: baillie robert 1599-1662 correspondence family scotland history 17th century sources britain civil war 1642-1649
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British Battles on Land and Sea: Section I Vols I-IX; Section II Vols I-IX by James Grant (£300.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. All eight volumes heavily faded at the spine, less so at the margins of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Volume I has a small, tape repaired, tear to the head of the title page. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Subscribers edition, not in BL previous published by Cassell Petter & Galpin, in 2 sections each of 4 volumes. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps; All Edges Gilt;

Book I: Section I. Volume I. 300pp; Book III: Section I. Volume II. 276pp; Book V: Section I. Volume III. 293pp; Book VII: Section I. Volume IV. 310pp

Book II: Section II. Volume I. 275pp; Book IV: Section II. Volume II. 299pp; Book VI: Section II. Volume III. 284pp. ; Book VII: Section II. Volume IV. 313pp;
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Bevelled Decorative Red boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: grant battles britain naval history military victorian period 1837-1901
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Gould's History of Freemasonry: Embracing An Investigation of the Records of the Organizations of the Fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies and Dominions, and the United States of America by Rev. Herbert Poole (£284.00)Publisher: London, New York, Melbourne, Toronto & Wellington: The Caxton Publishing Company, Limited — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. A pleasant four-volume set with spotting to the edges of the text blocl, tanning to the blanks and lighter spotting to start and finish of all volumes. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 3rd edition, 4th printing, Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¼". Ruled & Stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX,V,VI,V] 273,276,286,352 pages. Tags: freemasons history british stonemasons steinmetzen germany companionage les compagnons tour france masons’ marks quatuor coronati company london anqent mysteries essenes roman culdees arms masons carpente two pillars wurtzburg freemasonry
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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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All the World's Fighting Ships: All the World's Fighting Ships, Illustrated, Portrait-details of Over One Thousand Warships with Notes and Other Useful Statistics, Also Plans of All Ships Carrying Vertical Armour by Fred T. [Thomas] Jane (£254.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Rebound with the original title pasted on. Text block has a ripple throughout. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and a reasonably good copy of a less than common edition. Description: Parallel text in English, French, German & Italian; 2nd (revised and correct up to March 10th, 1898) edition, 1st printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Title Page Vignette;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Upper Board. 218 pages. Tags: jane history military naval technology engineering warships 19th century battleships drawings
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China At War by Freda Utley (£249.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss, heavy damp-marking to the reverse showing slightly at the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Endpapers and blanks a little grubby. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Map to the rear slightly mis-folded. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “Freda Utley, who has just returned from the seat of war in the Far East, gives us in this book a vivid description of the Chinese war, as she has seen it from the Chinese side, backed by a brilliant expose of the Chinese political situation. One of the very few British newspaper correspondents in the war zone (she represented the News Chronicle), the only Englishwoman to visit the Yangtze fronts, and a world-renowned authority on Far Eastern matters, Miss Utley is quite exceptionally well informed, as readers of her last book, Japan’s Feet of Clay, know. A trained and accurate observer, she allows her sympathy with the Chinese cause to warm but not to warp the truth. A naturally straightforward writer, she makes her story easy to read, deeply interesting, and therefore deeply moving.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 306 pages. Tags: china history politics government social conditions press war reporting military operations campaigns warfare battles hong kong canton hankow wuhan cities yangtze front political situation japan
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The Naval History of Great Britain from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV: A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and An Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, R. N. [6 Volumes] by William James (£230.00)Publisher: London: Richard Bentley — 1837Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn on the spine and tips of all volumes. Bookplate laid over bookplate to the pastedown of each. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting, more so at the frontispieces and titles. A decent set overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding Abstracts; Portrait to the frontispiece of each;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Tags: james royal navy britain europe politics government history naval 18th century 19th french revolutionary napoleonic wars
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Annales Caermoclenes: Or, Annals of Cartmel by James Stockdale (£229.00)Publisher: William Kitchin — 1872Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards worn and soiled with the lower board, damp stained, now detached. First blank missing. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page. Damp stain to the leading edge of the first few leaves including the frontis although the illustration is clean. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned bar the last page of the index separated with the lower board. Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Bevelled Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 595 [VII] pages. Tags: geography england lancashire cartmel parish history sources chronology eng cumbria early works
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Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Milligan Sloane (£200.00)Publisher: New York: The Century Publishing Co. — 1906Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding of all the bindings with slight fading to the spine and margins of the boards, heaviest on volume IX. Hinges weak throughout the set, although the text and plates are clean, with several gathers near detached. A fragile but eminently readable set. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Vol I: [XIV] 283; Vol II: [XII] 283; Vol III: [XII] 270; Vol IX: [XII] 313;Notes: Size: 12¼" x 8½". Blind-stamped Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: sloane napoleon emperor french 1769-1821 france history consulate first empire 1799-1815
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Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt, Duke of Vicenza, Grand Ecuyer de L'empereur by Armand Augustin Louis Caulaincourt de Duc de Vicence (£196.00)Publisher: Paris: Librairie Plon — 1933Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' name to the first blank of each volume. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Contains: French language text; Black & white plates; Portrait to the frontispiece; Marbled end papers & blanks;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 444/409/495 pages. Tags: vicence napoleon emperor french france armee napoleonic wars 1800-1815 campaigns russia history consulate first empire revolution
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British Battleships of World War Two: The Development and Technical History of the Royal Navy's Battleships and Battlecruisers from 1911 to 1946 by Alan Raven & John Roberts (£192.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853681414]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Howe and Queen Elizabeth at sea in December 1944 by John Roberts. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [4]; Diagrams; Tables; Fold-Out Maps;

From the cover: “This large and lavishly-illustrated volume presents a comprehensive account of the design and construction of the British battleships that served in the Second World War — from the Queen Elizabeth class to Vanguard. Much of the information contained in this book, which is the result of exhaustive research conducted over many years, is published for the first time, for only recently have official documents of the period been made available to the public. British Battleships of World War Two is therefore unique in making available the full story of the design and construction of every battleship and battlecruiser class of the period as first built, together with all details of the various refits and reconstructions that each vessel underwent during its service life. The contents also include a comprehensive review of developments in weapons, gunnery, fire-control, radar, protection and propulsion, taking in every aspect of battleship design and usage; and there are sections devoted to the actions involving British battleships during the Second World War, and to comparisons between the British battleships and their counterparts in other navies.

Complementing the text are some three hundred photographs, which in themselves constitute a history of the vessels. These are supplemented by numerous superb specially-drawn sets of plans and elevations — fully detailed and based on the official builders’ plans — comprising over three hundred individual drawings. They depict the ships not only in their “as built” configurations, but show also the many modifications and alterations carried out during their careers. British Battleships of World War Two is a magnificent volume that takes its place as the definitive work of reference on the subject.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: britain royal navy battleships history battle cruisers world war naval operations british warships design construction marine engineering ships architecture ship armament guns
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Coloured Figures Of The Eggs Of British Birds by Henry Seebohm (£187.00)Publisher: Pawson & Brailford — 1896Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards with a faint circular mark to the upper board. Bruised at the spine ends with a small snag at the head. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Frontispiece has caused offset to the title page. Spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with occasional, light, spotting. All plates have light marginal spotting or foxing. A pleasant copy overall.Description: Illustrated with colour plates.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIV] 304 pages. Tags: birds eggs great britain dyu female gamete ovum and nests hertfordshire history natural society henry seebohm bowdler sharpe first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Royal Natural History by Richard Lydekker (£169.00)Publisher: London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1893Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with wear and fading to the leather spines of all volumes. Vol. V spine strip mostly detached. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges weak on all volumes, although certainly not yet loose. A pleasant set, complete in the six volumes. Description: Contains: Engravings; Colour plates [72]; Colour frontispiece; Pagination: Volume I, Mammals: XVI, 583, Index; Volume II, Mammals: XII, 583, Index; Volume III, Mammals, Birds: XV, 584, Index; Volume IV, Birds: XV, 583, Index; Volume V, Reptiles, Fishes: XV, 584, Index; Volume VI, Invertebrate Animals: XVI, 580, Index;Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. L. Sclater. Size: 10½" x 7". 0 pages. Tags: lydekker sclater natural history mammals zoology birds fishes invertebrates amphibians reptiles section sections invertebrate animals
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The East African Coast: Select Documents from the First to the Earlier Nineteenth Century by Edited by G. S. P. [Greville Stewart Parker] Freeman-Grenville (£154.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight fraying at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans a little. Top edge of the folding map browned where not quite flush with the head of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “This work gives students and all those interested in the pre-colonial history of the East African coast translations of the principal documents on which our present knowledge is based. The object is to enable them to form their own ideas, even if they are not equipped with Greek, Latin, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Italian and Swahili. It contains most of the documents referred to by Dr. A. G. Mathew and Dr. G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville in their chapters in Vol. I of the History of East Africa, (Oxford 1962). Nothing earlier than 1500 has been excluded, and, because they reflect valuable local ideas of the history of earlier times, some late nineteenth century Swahili documents have also been included.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 314 pages. Tags: africa east history sources coasts addresses essays lectures eastern coastal regions 100- 1900 readings from contemporary greville stewart parker freeman-grenville first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Imperial Russian Navy by Anthony J. Watts (£154.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853689121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Occupying a most important place in naval history, the fleets of the Imperial Russian Navy represent a major subject for study by serving officers, senior historians and naval buffs. Few published accounts have done justice to the topic, and none has offered the range of photographic illustration presented in this volume. The three centuries of naval development covered here demonstrate that its constant need to control its own ports and precious narrow exits to the oceans, as well as its pursuit of access to the Mediterranean, has caused the Russian Navy to be regularly in combat and at the forefront of advances in design, armament and strategy. Throughout the battles with its neighbours, the Crimean, Russo-Japanese conflicts, and the First World War, the Imperial Russian Navy deployed novel ships and weapons, including early use of torpedoes and of the submarine.

Anthony Watts has brought together an unprecedented collection of photographs and data to provide this new study of a most significant element of military history. Through his summary of Russian naval evolution, his compendium of technical information and the pictorial coverage, he has provided a most important contribution to naval literature, perhaps the most valuable volume on the subject for eighty years.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: russia federation history marine naval engineering unit navies imperial russian armed forces warfare maritime technology soviet union fleet warships ships
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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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French Aircraft 1939-42: Fighters, Bombers, Reconnaissance and Observation Types by Dominique Breffort (£151.00)Publisher: Paris: Histoire & Collections — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2352501970]Condition: Near Fine. Slightest rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Contrary to what was long believed and asserted, French Armée de I’Air was not crushed on the first day of the German attack, on 10 May 1940. For aircraft, France did have — and a lot! — and in particular it did have pilots who fought, who even fought very bravely, especially if you take into account the equipment they were using, that subtle blend of out-of-date and therefore vulnerable machines and new, modern aircraft with all their teething troubles which not always corrected. This book, which is actually the reissue, very substantially increased, of volumes 7 and 8 of the Planes & Pilots series bearing the same title and published by Histoire & Collections in 2004-2005, provides a comprehensive overview of military aircraft of the crucial period in the history of the Armée de I’Air extending from the beginning of World War II to the dissolution of the aviation of the Vichy regime. From Amiot to Potez, all fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and observation planes used by the Armée de I’Air between 1939 and 1942, produced in France or purchased abroad, are presented by alphabetical order, supplemented by an overview presentation of the main prototypes built and flying before the end of hostilities but which circumstances prevented from being produced in series, even though this was planned and indeed sometimes already started.”
Notes: Illustrated by Andre´ Jouineau [Profiles]. Size: 11¾" x 9". 160 pages. Tags: french france air history war 1939-1945 airplanes military 20th century aerial operations battles campaigns second vehicles forces warfare aviation europe bombers fighters pilots luftwaffe vichy regime
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 by W. F. P. [William Francis Patrick] Napier (£149.00)Publisher: London: Constable — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrappers of each volume Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very nice set. Not common in this first printing of this edition. Description: First in this edition, a facsimile of the Third Edition. [First: London: Thomas & William Boone, 1835-1836] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans; Maps; Tables;

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

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

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

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

Volume V: ISBN: 0094718806. 622pp

Volume VI: ISBN: 0094718903. 709pp
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: napoleonic wars 1800-1815 army operations spain peninsular war france warfare defence european history portugal military europe campaigns southern consulate first empire
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Italian Intervention In The Spanish Civil War by John F. Coverdale (£149.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine and creased at the join of the upper panel. Boards a little faded at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Using hitherto unavailable material from the Italian foreign ministry, Franco’s headquarters, and Mussolini’s secretariat, John F. Coverdale traces the development of Italo-Spanish relations from the beginning of the Fascist regime. His analysis reveals that traditional foreign policy outweighed ideological and internal political considerations in Mussolini’s decision making. John F. Coverdale finds that while Italy’s support was essential to Franco’s victory, Rome exercised very little influence on his decisions. The author concludes that participation in the Spanish Civil War was less important than is generally believed in determining Italy’s entrance into World War II on Hitler’s side, and that it did not significantly weaken her armed forces.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 455 pages. Tags: spanish civil war military operations history italian 20th century spain italy political unit armed forces armies august politics policy mercenaries volunteer formations
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The Marimbas of Guatemala by Vida Chenoweth (£148.00)Publisher: Lexington: University of Kentucky Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Boards slightly sprung. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Musical scores;

From the cover: “This book presents here the first report in English on the Guatemalan marimba — the only American musical instrument not imported from Europe. In Guatemala today may be found three distinct types of marimba types which reveal the probable stages of its evolution there.

To each type Miss Chenoweth has devoted a chapter of this book, in which she gives detailed descriptions of the instruments: the chromatic marimba, the modern instrument most widely seen and played; the simple miramba, which represents an intermediate stage in development; and the gourd marimba, a primitive version which is said to be common among the Indians but which required a four-month search by the author to find one still in use.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 8½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 105 pages. Tags: chenoweth marimba gourd guatemala instruments chromatic music history criticism
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The Campaigns Of Napoleon by David Chandler (£136.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small tape reinforcement to the reverse at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIII] 1172 pages. Tags: napoleon emperor french campaigns napoleonic wars history france military europe European bonaparte
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The Most Noble and Famous Travels of Marco Polo: Together with the Travels of Nicolò De' Conti Edited from the Elizabethan Translation of John Frampton by N. M. Penzer (£135.00)Publisher: The Argonaut Press — 1929Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Spine slightly soiled and creased, boards also a little soiled. Bruied at head and tail. Roughcut foredeges.Description: ¼ vellum with yellow boards, gilt titling to spine and motif to front cover. Pleasant colour frontispiece. Fold out map plus 10 others with other illustrations throughout. Limited edition of 1050 of which this is number 522.Notes: Foreword or introduction by N. M. [Norman Mosley] Penzer. Tags: penzer norman mosley oyages travels mongols history sources asia travel polo marco 1254-1323 conti nicol 15th century ramusio giovanni battista 1485-1557 frampton john 1577-1596 1892-1960
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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

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

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

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

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
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Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue Between Literature and Christian Doctrine by Paul S. Fiddes (£128.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333491424]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Writers of novels, plays and poems use their imagination with an evident freedom; by contrast, makers of Christian doctrine seem to impose limits, reducing the open-ended meaning of images to exact concepts and summing up the loose ends of stories in one unified Story. But the author of this study sets out to show how images and stories in literature can actually help the theologian to make doctrinal statements, while at the same time careful theological thinking can assist the critical reading of literary texts. Such a dialogue is worked out in studies of the poetry of William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Iris Murdoch and William Golding. Here the tension between the freedom of imagination and the limits of doctrine is seen to be only a part of more far-reaching tensions of freedom in human life, which account for a sense of ‘fallenness’ and which a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine can do much to illuminate. In all this, the relationship between imagination and revelation is never far from the centre of discussion.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: english literature history and criticism religion england christian doctrine bible christianity theology religious aspects special subjects viewpoints great britain paul fiddes first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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The Naval Review Volumes IX, V & VI by W. H. Henderson (£126.00)Publisher: The Naval Society — 1919Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Private book plate to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Maps; Fold-Out Maps;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360/256/112 pages. Tags: naval review london england indexes art periodicals unit navies britain indices journals history british navy bibliographies library catalogues
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The Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria by Sarah Tytler (£124.00)Publisher: London: H. Virtue & Company — 1901Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the bindings of all three volumes. Light spotting to the start and finish of all. Some tissue guards browned with offset to the margins of the plates. Volume I has a thin faint stain running near the length of the upper board. Volume III more heavily rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight overall. A nice set complete in 3 volumes. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece of all 3 volumes [Tissue-guarded]; Steel Engravings [43]; Publishing date unstated, dated from references but likely a later edition as lacks divisions (I - VI) that should be noted on spines and title pages. Each volume carries the additional half-title page with vignettes.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lord Ronald Gower. Size: 12¼" x 9¾". Decorative Bevelled Grey boards with Gilt & Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [0/IV/IV]236/238/272 pages. Tags: tytler lord ronald gower victoria queen britain 1819-1901 england history 19th century
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Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II Comprising His Diary from 1659 to 1699, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B. from the Original Short-hand MS. in the Pepysian Library by Samuel Pepys (£116.00)Publisher: Henry Colburn — 1828Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine strips on all five volumes are heavily browned and scuffed with the title lables near rubbed off. Damage to the spine ends of Volume I with hinge showing at pp. 289. All volumes spotted throughout, heavier to start and end. Possibly a rebound set with material differences to the binding but not the text.Description: 2nd edition in 5 volumes. [First Published: 1825] Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece to each volume; Facsimiles (some fold-outs); Plates; Genealogical Tables; lix, viii. 376, 451, 446, 461, 485.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Black on White Title Plate titling to the Spine. Tags: pepys richard lord braybrooke samuel britain history stuarts sources social life customs
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Honoured by the Queen: Recipients of Honours by Anon. (£115.00)Publisher: Belgravia Press — 1995Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0908578466]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine. Boards have a couple of marks. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A list of the receipients of honours bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until 1995.Notes: Size: 10½" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 1019 pages. Tags: 20th and biography britain century commonwealth countries decorations elizabeth great history honor honours nations nobility queen titles
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Schwarze Gesellen: Volume 1 Torpedoboote Bis 1914; Volume 2 Zerstörer Bis 1914 by Harald Fock (£115.00)Publisher: Herford: Koehlers — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper of both volumes. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: German language text. Two volumes, ISBN 3782202066 & 3782201930. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans; Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans [4/3];Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 328/367 pages. Tags: fock torpedo-boats history 3782202066 3782201930 destroyers warships torpedo boats
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The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings with Some Recollections by the Artist by Patience Empson (£111.00)Publisher: London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Acetate Wrapper. Wrapper is edgeworn and marked although the printed titles to the upper panel remain strong. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Wood Engravings [1000+]; Black & White Drawings; Prospectus Laid In;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Thomas Balston. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIV] 355 pages. Tags: gibbings robert wood-engraving specimens britain 20th century engravers wood england wood-engravers history english engraving
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The Cold War Years: Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1945-1975 by Tim Mason (£110.00)Publisher: Hikoki Publications — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902109112]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is pulled at the foot of the rear panel with a crease as a result. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of a not-so-common title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “This is the sequel to Tim Mason’s acclaimed story of the A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment) during World War II and picks up developments from the end of the war — the beginning of the end of the piston-engine era and the dawn of the jet age — and into the Cold War years. The aircraft tested ranged from tiny piston-engined trainers, four-engined transports and a whole spectrum of jets and helicopters, many of which still serve as current RAF and Fleet Air Arm frontline types. The Ministry of Defence has specially cleared some of the material for use in this book.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: aeroplane and armament experimental establishment great britain airplanes military flight testing history aviation air forces warfare the americas international relations postwar 20th century from 1945 2000 tim mason 1902109112 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Cardboard Crucifix: The Story of a Pilot in Spain by Oloff de Wet (£104.00)Publisher: Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons Ltd. — 1938Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine, less so to the boards which are a little dull. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Orange boards with Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 343 pages. Tags: wet oloff spain history civil war 1936-1939 air pilots britain
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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Sunrise Over Hell by Ka-tzetnik 135633 (£103.00)Publisher: London: W. H. Allen — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491017073]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Don Grant. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Salmon boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st ka-tzetnik 135633 translations english holocaust jewish 1939-1945 jews history 20th century hebrew israeli third reich racial persecution auschwitz-birkenau concentration extermination camp warsaw ghetto uprising
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Executioner: Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint (£93.00)Publisher: Harrap — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0245520708]Condition: Very Good - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and a little rubbed at the edges. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “For the first fifty-six years of this present century the name of Pierrepoint has appeared on the short Home Office list of qualified executions for Great Britain and Ireland, the list also being accepted by the Irish Republic when that territory became independent. For most that time a Pierrepoint has been nominated as the Official Executioner. These Pierrepoints have been, in succession, Henry Albert Pierrepoint, his brother Thomas William, and Henry’s son, Albert who has now written his autobiography.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: autobiography executioners pentonville billingtons executioner pierrepoint executions punishment commission biography qualified execution murderers efficient one-armed penology swiftest official resigned antiquis history william british capital swansea britain ireland albert bntain thomas office system pinion royal great strap ellis henry john list gaol home most the for man and
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Logs of the Great Sea Fights: 1794-1805 by T. [Thomas] Sturges Jackson (£92.00)Publisher: London: Printed for the Navy Records Society — 1981Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Both volumes slightly faded at the spine with light spotting to the foredge of the lower boards. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 16 & 18 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Tables; Plans [2]; Maps [9];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue Spine Strip with White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Publications of the Navy Records Society series. [XV] 342/343 pages. Tags: publications navy records society napoleonic wars naval operations sea battles howe britain royal cape saint vincent battle camperdown nile egypt copenhagen denmark trafalgar anglo-french war british history 18th century 19th
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Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference by David Williams (£92.00)Publisher: Rochester: Chatham Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very slight rippling to the last few leaves otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: The French cruiser, Gloire. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This authoritative history of camouflage is undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of the subject to date. Visual and illustrative in its approach, it concentrates on the British and US navies, but the camouflage patterns of enemy navies (and selected allies) are covered as well.

Contrary to popular belief, naval camouflage at sea was not intended to ‘hide’ ships, and an in-depth commentary explains the theory and development of visual deception, and the different ways in which it was intended to work at sea.

The core of the book is a listing of all the major patterns and schemes, with their colours, characteristics and function. Wherever possible each is illustrated with at least one photograph providing the reader with a visual reference as well as a description; where there were variations, as many as possible are depicted.

This is a subject of immense importance and significance for all those with an interest in the warships of the two World Wars — this comprehensive reference book is simply the best available.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: warships camouflage history 20th century war naval operations marine engineering ships britain markings first schemes admiralty light disruptive patterns herzog visibility system mackay toch dazzle painting mountbatten pink purkinje effect
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The International Encyclopedia of Dogs by Edited by Stanley Dangerfield & Elsworth Howell (£92.00)Publisher: Pelham — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little ruffled at the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the boards a little scuffed. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Internally bright and clean. Errata slip tipped in at title page.Description: From the flap: “Here, in one volume, is an encyclopaedia without equal as a reference book for both expert and amateur. It demands a place in every dog-lover’s library. Entirely new, it is the first work of its kind for forty years. It provides up-to-date information, alphabetically arranged, about the history of dogs, the development and characteristics of the great breeds, the world’s leading dog shows, the breed requirements, the training, care and management of dogs, and the major canine ailments. Full-colour plates are included of 125 leading breeds, and there are over 500 additional illustrations in black and white, many of which have been specially commissioned to make the book both compelling and comprehensive.”Notes: Jacket designed by George Sharp. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 480 pages. Tags: american anatomy apso australian bouvier breeders breeds canine champions charles chihuahua club clubs consultant deerhound des dictionaries dietary dog dog-racing dogs encyclopaedias encyclopedias english expert experts field flandres foxhound german greyhound gun highland hounds irish italian japanese kennel king lhasa livestock management mountain norwich otterhound papillon pointer police pyrenean racing rhodesian ridgeback saluki samoyed setter sheepdog short-haired show shows silky spaniel specialist sporting terrier terriers the tibetan training trial trials vizsla west white working world yorkshire
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History of the Royal Society Edited with Critical Apparatus by Jackson I. Cope and Harold Whitmore Jones by Thomas Sprat (£89.00)Publisher: St. Louis: Washington University Studies; London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily damp-stained at the spine and onto the margins of the panels, faded overall with fraying to the corners and spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' notes to the first blank alongside an exhibition leaflet where the original book was displayed. Description: A facsimile reprint, with new introduction and notes, of the first edition of 1667. Originally published London: Printed by T. R. for J. Martyn, 1667, as The History of the Royal-Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXII] 438 [78] pages. Tags: sprat royal society britain london club england history societies scientific science medical organizations literary criticism
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The Decisive Battles of India: From 1746 to 1849 Inclusive by G. B. [George Bruce] Malleson (£89.00)Publisher: London: W. H. Allen & Co. — 1888Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine with rubbing to the leather at the tips and spine ends. Front hinge weakening. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 3rd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1883] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans [4]; Maps [1]; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Ruled Leather over Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine (with 5 raised bands). [XXVIII] 495 pages. Tags: malleson battles india history military progress british power
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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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Jet: The Story Of A Pioneer by Sir Frank Whittle (£88.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, rubbed at the leading edge of the flaps and loss to the tail of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. One leaf of the contents section is mis-trimmed at the top corner and stands proud of the block. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. A decent copy, uncommon in the first edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “At the Royal Air Force Station at Cranwell in Lincolnshire on the evening of the I5th May, 1941, an aeroplane of unusual type was seen to taxi to the eastern end of the runway and then, after a run of 600 yards, to rise gracefully into the air for a flight of seventeen minutes. To the distant observers one very strange thing about this beautiful little aeroplane was that it had a very short undercarriage, but an even stranger thing was that it had no propeller. The aeroplane was the Gloster/Whittle E. 28/39 — the world’s first successful jet aeroplane — making its first flight.

This book is primarily the story behind that historic event. Frank Whittle, who eleven years earlier, at the age of 22, had applied for his patent for a turbo-jet engine, here sets on record with characteristic modesty his own courageous pioneer work and that of the small company, Power Jets Ltd. , which he helped to form in March 1936 to develop the engine. The dreams of his boyhood and the plans of his youth were brought to fruition in an invention that not only revolutionised military aircraft but set Britain ahead of the world in Civil Aviation, bringing the inventor a knighthood and an award of £100,000 at the age of only forty-one.

In non-technical language the author describes, for the first time, his hard and often bitter struggle with engineering problems, with financial difficulties and with the frustrations arising out of official policy. He also reveals the epic story of Power Jets’ successful battle against severe engineering difficulties, in spite of serious handicaps and of its losing battle against a combination of powerful forces in Government and Industry.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: whittle frank sir knight aeronautical engineer and inventor the jet engine 1907-1996 airplanes propulsion turbojet engines history engineers great britain biography biographies first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Story of the Supremes by Daryl Easlea (£87.00)Publisher: London: V&A Publishing — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1851775528]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — dedicated to “Bob” who was the husband of the housekeeper of the Royal Crescent, Bath where Mary Wilson stayed during an exhibition at the Assembly Rooms with the promotional leaflet laid in. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “An illustrated tribute to one of the most successful musical groups of the 60s, The Story of the Supremes presents the group’s unmistakable style, from the early days when they were known as the Primettes to the glamorous height of their fame in the 60s and 70s. The Supremes were second only to the Beatles in No. 1 hits, and their success also profoundly affected racial perceptions during the time of the Civil Rights movement.

Music journalist Daryl Easlea traces the history of the Supremes through a fascinating and eclectic collection of ephemera — from billboards and posters to album covers and photographs, some of them previously unpublished. The result is a spectacular record of a group that helped define the music of an era.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Mary Wilson. Size: 9¾" x 7". Matching Pictorial boards. 95 pages. Tags: wilson supremes musical group ross ballard 20th century pop music rock fashion design genres styles soul history criticism women singers united states girl groups 1851775528 9781851775521
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The Fleet in the First World War Volume 1: Operations of the Russian Fleet by Edited by N. B. Pavlovich (£86.00)Publisher: New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & New York: Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled at the panels and faded at the spine. Boards and spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Translation of Flot v Pervoi Mirovoi Voine published by Voennoe Izdatel’stvo, Ministry of Defence, USSR, Moscow, 1964. Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Among the many works on the First World War there has been no comprehensive account of the Russian navy’s part in that epic clash of the great powers. This gap is now filled by the present volume, which takes its place as the authoritative record of the Russian fleet’s day-by-day contribution to the war at sea from 1914 through 1917, when the revolutionary Bolshevik government took Russia out of what it saw as a purely imperialistic confrontation.

The story of the tortuously slow growth of the tsarist navy is told against the background of war preparations by Germany, France and England. We learn that through the vision and persistence of a few leaders Russia’s posture both on land, at sea and in the air at the outbreak of the war could inspire a measure of confidence.

The deeds of the Russian navy are recounted on the basis of the three theatres where it operated: the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the White Sea and adjoining coastal waters. The sections under these three heads give a year-by-year account of the fighting at sea against the background of the general progress of hostilities, particularly on the land front. The account concludes with the overthrow of the Tsar, the brief transition of Bolshevik rule, and the upheaval these developments produced in the Russian navy, which played a not inconsiderable part in hastening the process.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 560 pages. Tags: naval navies operations actions russian armed forces baltic first war history fleet trebizond operation bosporus turkish anatolisk sailing ships bases enemy submarines arctic ocean flotilla
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Gypsies and Travellers in Their Own Words: Words and Pictures of Travelling Life by Peter Saunders, Jim Clarke, Sally Kendall, Anna Lee, Sakie Lee & Freda Matthews (£84.00)Publisher: Leeds: Leeds Travellers Education Service — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0950802999]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Ex-Public Library: Numerals to the spine; Scattered stamps; Lending plate remnant to the first blank; Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XVI] 254 pages. Tags: matthews romanies britain social customs 20th century conditions gypsies leeds england history travelers 0950802999 9780950802992
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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Almanacco Storico Delle Navi Militari Italiane: La Marina E Le Sue Navi Dal 1861 Al 1975 by Giorgio Giorgerini (£82.00)Publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico Marina Militare — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends and corners, heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Black & White Drawings; Tables;Notes: Jacket designed by F. Gay. Size: 11½" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 897 pages. Tags: giorgerini italy marina militare history warships naval italiana ships
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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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