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Greater London Plan 1944: A Report Prepared On Behalf of the Standing Conference On London Regional Planning by Professor Abercrombie At the Request of the Minister of Town and Country Planning by Patrick Abercrombie (£137.00)Publisher: London: His Majesty's Stationery Office — 1945Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards bruised and soiled. Slightly shaken. Damp stained at the foredge of the text block with some bleed onto the margins of the leaves and plates making some of the plates a little tacky. Text and plates remain bright overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [28]; Graphs; Colour Plates; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans; Folding Plan to Rear Pocket with another folded map, unlabelled, and a receipt for the original purchase; Separate folder laid in to contain maps should they detach from heavy use. A delightful glimpse of the development plans for London at the end of the 2nd World War.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 219 pages. Tags: britain ministry housing government growth outer london decentralisation survey detailed analysis population planning standards land classification agriculture industry analytical traffic flow communications railways footpaths youth hostels west ham hatfield ongar lee valley
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Greater London Plan 1944: A Report Prepared On Behalf of the Standing Conference On London Regional Planning by Professor Abercrombie At the Request of the Minister of Town and Country Planning by Patrick Abercrombie (£137.00)Publisher: London: His Majesty's Stationery Office — 1945Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is faded, heavily, at the spine and a little soiled. Front hinge more than starting. Some maps a little creased at the edges, a couple with clean and short tears but one map has a 3" tear affected some matter. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [28]; Graphs; Colour Plates; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans; Folding Plan to Rear Pocket with another folded map, unlabelled; Separate folder laid in to contain maps should they detach from heavy use which contains 1 folding map, Greater London Plan 1944 Master Plan. A remarkable glimpse into the development plans for London at the end of the 2nd World War.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". Light Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 219 pages. Tags: britain ministry housing government growth outer london decentralisation survey detailed analysis population planning standards land classification agriculture industry analytical traffic flow communications railways footpaths youth hostels west ham hatfield ongar lee valley
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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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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Capitol Records Fiftieth Anniversary 1942-1992 by Paul Grein (£76.00)Publisher: Hollywood: Capitol Records — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: A limited printing of which this is number 001, gold stamped to the first blank at the bottom corner. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Fold-Out Maps; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 11¾". Pictorial boards. 219 pages. Tags: hollywood-based record company capitol american federation musicians glenn wallichs johnny mercer buddy desylva music industry artists
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British Aircraft 1809-1914 by Peter Lewis (£74.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with a tear to the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Here presented for the first time are individual descriptions and histories of the different types of aeroplanes, and the seventeen airships, designed and constructed in Great Britain between 1809 and the outbreak of war in August, 1914.

The authoritative text, which is accompanied by 504 photographs and 106 three-view drawings, examines the various machines, both conventional and extremely unorthodox, which were used by the early British pioneers, from Sir George Cayley onwards, to lay the foundations of Britain’s prowess in the air. All types are recorded — gliders and powered, from monoplanes to multiplanes, ornithopters, seaplanes, flying-boats and helicopters. The introduction surveys the development of flying in the British Isles during the period, which is covered also by a useful chronology. This is the first time that such a comprehensive record has been made of one country’s pioneer aircraft, and it will prove to be an important addition to British aeronautical literature.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 576 pages. Tags: aeronautics planes aeronautical engineering aeroplanes aviation air lighter craft aerostats airships aircraft industry britain airplanes history
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Naval Vessels 1887-1945 Mitsubishi Zosen Built by Shizuo Fukui (£64.00)Publisher: Tokyo: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little faded and marked in places. Errata slip appears to have been clipped and pasted in where required with some photos blank, marked as photo required. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [Some pasted on]; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 8½" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 108 pages. Tags: fukui marine naval engineering ships trade industry manufacturing japan warships shipbuilding mitsubishi
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Teamwork in Industry by F. J. Burns Morton (£63.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the upper panel and closed tears to the lower. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Tanning and spotting to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “The author’s previous book, The New Foremanship, endeavoured to propound and analyse the problem of supervision in the light of present circumstances and likely trends. It was suggested that new methods of supervision were "necessary to bring social relationships, which in industry had remained static, into line with the great developments which had taken place in technical organisation; and further, what was needed in foremanship was also necessary in other managerial practices.

This present book, which is also addressed to all in authority and to those thinking employees who believe in the possibilities, of their jobs, sets out to show the direction of the second step. It examines the nature of better working relationships, and shows that harmonious, consciously directed working together leads to increased efficiency. Thus the name Teamwork in Industry.

The twelve chapters discuss such vital topics as the human factor and the influencing of human behaviour, co-operation and industrial relations, job satisfaction, selection and training of staff, incentives, leadership, supervision, discipline, absenteeism, working conditions and social organisation. The book concludes with a useful bibliography and index.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by The Lord Forrester. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 273 pages. Tags: 360-degree ability absence acquisitions activities adapting adding advertising agents analysis applications appraisal appraising approach approaches assessment avoiding benchmarking biodata branding cases causes centres claims classic commercial competency computer considerations constraints contact context contracts contractual costing counselling criteria criticisms cutting-edge debates defence defining demand demonstrating descriptions developments differences discipline dismissals documentation education
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907 Revised by Derek N. James by C. H. [Christopher Henry] Barnes (£56.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778038]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1976] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “First heard in aviation a few years before the 1914-18 war, the name of Handley Page became one to conjure with when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began in 1917 as a counter-blow to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. After the war an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly all the way from England to India, and soon afterwards Handley Page pioneered commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa.

A new generation of twin- and four-engined monoplane bombers — Hampden and Halifax — emerged to challenge Hitler’s ambition between 1935 and 1945, giving rise in turn to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s; finally the nuclear age produced the Victor transonic bomber, which remains in service as the RAF’s long-range flight refuelling tanker A new line of smaller civil transports began with the acquisition in 1948 of Miles Aircraft Ltd and from the Reading factory stemmed the very successful Dart-Herald.

This book contains photographs, three-view drawings and data of every type of Handley Page aircraft built and flown, as well as many historic project drawings not previously published, and completes the author’s trilogy, which already includes Bristol Aircraft since 1910 and Shorts Aircraft since 1900 in the series.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Putnam Aeronautical Books series. 664 pages. Tags: bombing aircraft hampden halifax handley page airplanes history aeroplanes aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture firm united kingdom
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The Awakening World by H. E. Priestley (£56.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1966Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Overall a very pleasant set with just a hint of fading and spotting to the edges of the text block.Description: Four Volumes: Vol I - The Vision of Freedom; Vol II - The Great Uprisings; Vol III - The Balance of Power; Vol IV - The Age of Fear and Hope;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: steam power africa new ways trade liberalism growing cities free trade austrian compromise third french republic pan-slavism industrialization german empire boer briton scramble for africa russo-japanese war british isolation government international socialism gladstone’s parliamentary reform mafeking japanese troops boxer rebellion house commons dreyfus starving russian villagers suffragettes 1914-18 russian revolution
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The Car Design Yearbook 1: The Definitive Guide to New Concept and Production Cars Worldwide by Stephen Newbury (£50.00)Publisher: Merrell — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858941814]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Who hasn’t experienced that special excitement, that adrenalin rush, of seeing, for the first time, an eagerly anticipated new model from a favourite marque, or a truly head-turning design, full of surprise and innovation? Yet no publication has captured that excitement by bringing together all the latest concept and production cars that have been launched worldwide. No publication, that is, until now…

The Car Design Yearbook 1is the first in a brand new series of annual guides to every new car design that has been unveiled during the year — an easily steered A to Z of all the latest models. From the Acura RD-X to the Volvo XC90, via the Maserati Spyder, Mercedes-Benz F400 Carving and Toyota pod, close to 130 new cars are engagingly described, clearly highlighting their key stylistic features and innovations. Each vehicle is brought vividly to life in a series of stunning photographs and original renderings, showing exterior and interior design features, the car’s stylistic development and its engine layout — over 800 illustrations in all. Available data for every car is also provided, giving you all the crucial dimensions and performance figures.

Written with all the passion and detailed knowledge that only an industry insider could bring to the subject, the book begins with a brief introduction that provides an overview of all the models featured, pointing to the key trends in the styling of cars today. Profiles of three leading designers of the past year are also featured, as is detailed information on the forthcoming motor shows where you can see the very latest car designs for yourself. And just in case you’re puzzled by ‘drive-by-wire technology’, or have forgotten the meaning of ‘MPV’, we’ve included a clear and comprehensive glossary of technical terms.

The Car Design Yearbook is the most comprehensive annual reference to the latest trends in car design worldwide ever published. Whatever your interest in cars — whether as an industry insider, a designer, a student or a car enthusiast — you cannot afford to be without this definitive guide, which offers an enticing glimpse of the sort of car you might be driving tomorrow.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: automobiles design production and concept cars periodicals construction
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Project Cancelled: British Aircraft That Never Flew by Derek Wood (£49.00)Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0672521660]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sealed in mylar and a little grubby overall. Previous owners' inscription to the head of the title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and slightly musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 253 pages. Tags: great britain aeronautical engineering projects abandonment history research aeronautics aircraft industry military aspects interim fighter development the rocket fighters fairey delta 1000 and trident bomber developments tsr swing-wings supersonics hawker transonic 0672521660 first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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High Technology In Finland 1997 by Edited by Eino Tunkelo, Stina Sjoman & Tiina Huokuna (£48.00)Publisher: Finnish Academies of Technology — 1996Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9516663842]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Pictorial boards. 125 pages. Tags: finland the european community finnish industry technology research high improved technologies science parks environmental measurement system milos valmet mezzo for europe speed milling
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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War in the Air: Aerial Wonders of Our Time: A Pictured History of Flying, Past, Present and Future by J. A. [John Alexander] Hammerton (£45.00)Publisher: London: The Amalgamated Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly discoloured in places. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges lightly strained by the sheer weight, but a good copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Diagrams; Maps; Photogravures; Plans;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Patterned Green boards with Raised Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 804 pages. Tags: hammerton aeronautics aerial operations air fighting warfare domestic trade business organisation aeronautical engineering first war transport industry civil aviation airports aircraft aeroplanes craft aerostats airships military
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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Crosville: State Owned Without Tears (edited and Revised by John A. Senior) by W. J. Crosland Taylor (£44.00)Publisher: Transport Publishing Company — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0863171397]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a very small nick to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Limited edition indicated by a sticker to the pastedown. Description: First in this edition. [First: State Owned Without Tears 1948-1953 by Littlebury Bros. , 1954] Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs; A limited printing of 1750 copies of which this is number 1246.

From the cover: “State Owned Without Tears was originally published at the time when nationalisation of Crosville Motor Services was imminent, in 1953. Written by the then General Manager, W. J. Crosland Taylor, it continued the story of the Company’s history which had been taken up to 1948 in his earlier volume, The Sowing and The Harvest.

Both books have always been regarded as classics of their kind, for Crosland Taylor, in addition to being one of the great bus men of all time, had a flair for describing the Company’s fortunes in a way which many people outside the industry found as fascinating as did those who actually worked for the Crosville organisation.

The advent of de-regulation has removed what WJC always regarded as the dead hand of government, though whether he would have approved of the Thatcher Government’s policies and their effects on the industry may be judged to be another matter.

Both books have long been out of print and in the Autumn of 1986 TPC took the decision to revise them, principally by the inclusion of the photographs which could not be included in the early post-war period of restrictions on printing. The work has been greatly assisted by present day Crosville staff and although the new editions are no longer the official versions of the Company’s history, both will be seen to have the wholehearted approval of the present management.

Produced as limited editions, both titles are expected to become sought after in the same way as did the originals over thirty years ago.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Edmund Vale. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: taylor edmund vale 0863171397 9780863171390 crosville motor services history bus lines britain transportation government ownership cheshire north wales
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
Multivariate Analysis (Second Edition) by Sir Maurice Kendall (£38.00)Publisher: Charles Griffin & Co. — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0852642644]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ a little scuffed and soiled, not repellant. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Internally bright and clean.Description: The characteristic feature of multivariate analysis is the consideration of a set of n objects, on each of which are observed the values of p variables. The set of objects may be complete or it may be a sample from a larger set. The variables may be continuous or discontinuous, and themselves may be a subset of a larger group. Given such a complex, we require to study it for a number of different purposes of which the following are the most important: Structural simplification; Classification; Grouping of variables; Analysis of interdependence; Analysis of dependence; Hypothesis construction and hypothesis testing; I have no idea what any of this means to be honest but thought you may care to have a brief excerpt from the introduction. 210pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Shorts Aircraft Since 1900 by C. H. Barnes (revised By Derek N. James) (£36.00)Publisher: London: Putnam Aeronautical Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778194]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1967] Jacket illustration: Keith Woodcock's original painting shows Short Sunderland MR 5 RN273 of No 201 Squadron, RAF, taking off one evening from Sullom Voe, Shetland, in September 1952. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “From the first spherical balloons made by Eustace and Oswald Short, the author traces the brothers’ progress as engineers to the Aero Club till Wilbur Wright’s arrival in France in 1908 and their consequent change-over from balloons to aeroplanes — a decision endorsed by their eldest brother Horace, who joined them to set up the world’s first aircraft production line.

Their rapid expansion as aircraft suppliers to the Royal Navy and their notable progress with deck-launching, folding wings, buoyancy bags and sprung floats led to enormous production of the famous Short Type 184 during World War I, in which period the firm also built rigid airships.

Oswald Short’s pioneering work with a successful series of metal hulled flying-boats is described and their operational histories recorded.

Appendices list all Shorts’ constructors’ numbers, serials and registration marks. The book contains specifications for all Short types and variants, and complete lists to date of type designations and preliminary designs.

For this new edition the section on unbuilt projects has been expanded and the post-1945 story of Rochester’s last days and Northern Ireland’s new industry has been carried down to the present. The Skyvan and Belfast chapters have been up-dated and the 330, Sherpa and 360 have been added to the aircraft coverage, as well as notes on the forthcoming Tucano.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 560 pages. Tags: short airplanes history british flying-boats firm aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aircraft aeroplanes aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture united kingdom shorts
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Armements Marseillais: Compagnies de Navigation et Navires à Vapeur (1831-1988) by Paul Bois (£34.00)Publisher: Marseille: Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Marseille — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2900732018]Condition: Good+. Knocked at the head of the spine with some fading to the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: French language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Number 2 in the series.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Histoire du Commerce et de L'industrie de Marseille XIX-XX Siecles series. 447 pages. Tags: bois 2900732018 histoire commerce industrie marseille xix-xx siecles shipbuilding industry france history shipping sailing ships steamboat lines merchant marine
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D.H.: An Outline of de Havilland History by C. [Cecil] Martin Sharp (£34.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape repairs to the reverse of the foot of both panels. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [11]; Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This full story of de Havilland marks the fiftieth anniversary of Sir Geoffrey’s first successful flight. It is probably the most complete history so far written of any organization in the aircraft industry.

Mr. Martin Sharp insists that he has recorded only the bare facts. The facts about de Havilland are rich and poignant. In not seeking to embellish them, but setting out to give them fully and objectively, he has produced a book of absorbing interest.

The reader will form his opinion of the men, their products, their industry, from what they actually did and said, and not from ideas that an author might advance. He will sense the spirit, emanating from de Havilland and the team around him, which has pervaded the whole world-wide organization. The student will find a narrative well indexed and supported by appendices of data on aircraft and engine types, lists of notable flights and records.

The story of the first jet airliner, with the technical outcome of the Comet inquiry, is authentically told for the first time.

Every phase of the saga of half a century is here described, from the spring day in 1908 when de Havilland journeyed to Oxford and gently won his grandfather’s financial help to build a flying machine. In that moment the de Havilland Enterprise was born. Now it is building a missile capable of launching a satellite into orbit around the Earth.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 419 pages. Tags: havilland aircraft company history aeronautics business enterprises britain industry trade manufacturing aeronautical engineering aeroplane manufacture aeroplanes aviation construction engines air types manufacturer firm aerospace
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One Hundred Years of Coffee by Compiled by G. C. W. Joel (£34.00)Publisher: London, Rio de Janeiro, Santos & Paranagua: E. Johnston & Co., Ltd. — 1942Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine missing and upper board detached. Pages lightly age-tanned with light wrinkling to the plates. Description: Signed by Arthur Whitworth on the first blank, with a letter taped to the verso. Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur Whitworth. Size: 8" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. 40 pages. Tags: joel arthur whitworth johnston coffee industry britain history brazil
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming (£34.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521305535]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned. Description: From the cover: “This book examines two of the central issues facing industry — how to increase productivity without sacrificing quality, and how to capture markets from competitors. It is a practical book, with abundant illustrations, written for managers — whether in the manufacturing or service sectors. Dr Deming has a worldwide reputation for his work in establishing statistical process control techniques for quality as the route to competitive success in the new economic age. His involvement with Japanese managers is widely accepted as having contributed to their enviable reputation for quality manufactured goods.

The book provides a full account of Deming’s thinking on the primacy of management’s role in improving quality and productivity. He demonstrates what managers do wrong and how costs, dependability and quality can and must be improved. This is not just another manual of techniques; Deming provides a new theory of management which gets to the roots of the problems of industrial competitiveness which face managers today..”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 507 pages. Tags: 0262541157 0521305535 0911379010 292045x 9780262541152 9780521305532 assurance business control corporate deming economics edwards efficiency industrial industries management managment organizational production productivity products quality reference states techniques united
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The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages: Written to Commemorate the Nine Hundredth Anniversary of Foundation of the Order At Citeaux in 1098 Under the Patronage of Blessed Vincent Kadlubek, Bishop of Krakow (1208-18), Monk of Jedrzejow (1218-1223) by David H. [Henry] Williams (£32.00)Publisher: Leominster: Gracewing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0852443501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Maps;

From the cover: “The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages seeks to portray the growth, conventual, cultural, spiritual and economic life, of a religious Order which was second to none in medieval Europe. Published to mark the nono-centenary of the foundation of the order at Citeaux in France in 1098, this volume concerns itself with the first 250 years of Cistercian history, sometimes called the ‘Golden Age’ of the Order, brought to a close by the Black Death.

No less than well over six hundred monasteries of ‘white monks’ spread throughout Europe, and into the Near East, and not only endeavoured to maintain an austere life of simplicity, accompanying the daily round of worship and prayer, but also played a significant role in bringing woodland and wasteland into cultivation. Sheep-farming was one of their noted activities, but they also participated successfully in industry and trade. In all this the monks were assisted by a large number of lay-brothers (known as the converse), who often outnumbered the monks by more than two to one, and who in practice undertook much of the manual labour.

The Cistercians left their mark in Europe in other ways, not least in some splendid architectural masterpieces, and in their contribution to annals and chronicles which tell of the political history, as well as of climatic and tectonic phenomena of their day. This volume endeavours to illustrate, with original maps and plans, much of the white monks’ activity, nor does it neglect the hundreds of Cistercian-affiliated nunneries which sought to emulate the male communities of the Order.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 479 pages. Tags: monastic community cultural activity cistercians history cistercian order monasticism religious orders church christianity monasteries abbey buildings churches property granges pastoralism nunneries
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A Dictionary of Geography by Susan Mayhew (£31.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2009Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780199231812]Condition: Near Fine. Description: 4th edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1992] Illustrated by way of: Charts; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 551 pages. Tags: mayhew 9780199231812 human physical geography dictionaries cartography surveying meteorology climatology ecology population industry development
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The Institute Of Engineering Inspection Proceedings Session 1925-1926 by Anon. (£31.00)Publisher: Institute Of Engineering — 1927Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with some fading. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and tables. • Modern Developments In Steels Resistant To Corrosion By W. H. Hatfield • The Characteristics Of Electric Lamps In Relation To Their Testing By B. P. Dudding And G. T. Winch • The Application Of Special Cast Irons In The Engineering Industry By S. E. Dawson • Presidential Address By Reginald P. Wilson • Lubricating And Allied Oils By Elliot A. Evans • Petroleum And Its Products. By J. Venn Stevens • List Of Council, 1926-1927 •Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 175 pages. Tags: developments steels resistant corrosion characteristics electric lamps testing winch application cast irons engineering industry lubricating oils petroleum products
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Urban Estate Management by W. A. Leach (£28.00)Publisher: Estates Gazette — 1946Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, slight fraying at the spine ends. Gently faded at the spine and onto the rather dulled boards. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Loan plate to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 468 pages. Tags: compensation distribution quinquennial instructions preservation restrictions prescription agricultural overcrowding alterations sub-letting authorities trespassers development obstructive legislation enforcement boundaries structural leaseholds deductions agreements provisions structures properties rentcharge sanitation apartments licensees freeholds cesspools verminous tenancies factories ownership buildings easements furnished property drainage boundary premises invitees managers highways schedule planning purchase workers’ industry licences
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Great Breeders and Their Methods: Leslie Combs II and Spendthrift Farm by Mary Marshall (£27.00)Publisher: Neenah: The Russell Meerdink Company — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780929346823]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small area of indentation to the upper panel of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Genealogical Tables;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 177 pages. Tags: marshall 9780929346823 combs leslie horse race thoroughbred spendthrift farm-history clem brooks kentucky breeding industry vision
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The Churchill Years 1874 - 1965 by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Reprint Society — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B000NQ62NU]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head, tail and corners, laminate lifting on the upper panel at joint with spine. Faint offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text By the Times, Foreword By Lord Butler of Saffron Walden. In over 330 superb black-and-white and full colour photographs, many of them never before published, the long and incredibly active life of Sir Winston Churchill is recorded in a work of immense and enduring interest. The concise and authoritative text does full justice to the range of events in which he took part and to the breadth of his accomplishment.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". 264 pages. Tags: spencer-churchill disestablishment nationalization self-government brest-litovsk anglo-persian field-marshal correspondent greco-turkish expeditionary russo-german unemployment conservative bloemfontein lloyd-george suffragettes tel-el-kebir dardanelles by-election reparations appeasement hoare-laval westminster sudetenland independent disarmament beaverbrook chamberlain mountbatten marlborough ludendorff tripartite versailles politician opposition commission government casablanca conference depression cagoulards lease-lend massingham parliament battenburg abdication disastrous clementine montgomery chancellor leicester
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An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Analysis by Tim Coelli, D. S. Prasada Rao & George E. Battese (£24.50)Publisher: Boston, Dordrecht & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0792380622]Condition: Near Fine. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Tables;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XVI] 275 pages. Tags: 0792380622 9780792380627 production economic theory functions industrial productivity economics industry applied mathematics business industries quality control microeconomics operations research
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Promotion of Pharmaceuticals: Issues, Trends, Options by Edited by Dev S. Pathak, Alan Escovitz & Suzan Kucukarslan (£24.50)Publisher: New York, London & Norwood: Pharmaceuticals Products Press — 1992Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 156024383X]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Material originally published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management, volume 7, number 1 in 1992.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Red boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 167 pages. Tags: kucukarslan 156024383x 9781560243830 drugs marketing advertising pharmaceutical industry drug industries pharmacology sales medical pharmacy
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Freedom And Organization 1814-1914 by Bertrand Russell (£24.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1934Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with loss to the top edge of both panels and the spine ends. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “This book covers the period 1814-1914, and aims at showing the weakening of old forms of authority as a result of Liberal assaults and the more or less unintended growth of new forms of organization owing to economic and technical developments. Its subject is thus the interaction of theory and practice in the politics of the hundred years between the fall of Napoleon and the Great War. It opens with the Congress of Vienna and the Principle of Legitimacy, the Holy Alliance and the domination of Metternich. It then passes to economic theory from Malthus to Marx, as the outcome of early industrialism and the source of Radical and Socialist politics. American development is considered in two phases: the growth of democracy from Jefferson to Lincoln, and the transition from free competition to monopoly in the period from the Civil War to the Great War. Returning to Europe, the Principle of Nationality, as an outcome of Liberalism, is shown as a source of international anarchy. Bismarck, German unity, and German economic development lead to conflicts with Slav Nationalism and British trade; the British seek compensation in Africa, the Russians in the Far East. The growth of national monopolies in industry leads to economic imperialism, identifying economic and national rivalry, and increasing the importance of the State. Concentration of national power grows as International organization disappears, and war results.”Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 528 pages. Tags: russell political science history 19th century politics government liberty europe united states british socialism trade unionism marxism jeffersonian democracy jacksonian principle nationality imperialism german empire competitive capitalism approach monopoly
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Ice Cream: Revised and Augmented Edition by W. S. [Wendell Sherwood] Arbuckle (£24.00)Publisher: The Avi Publishing Co. — 1966Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine with the titling to the upper board now faded completely. Small owner's stamp to the first blank. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, tables & diagrams.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 403 pages. Tags: coloring colouring cream emulsifiers flavoring flavouring grading ices industry quality refrigeration sherbets stabilizers standards
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In the Kingdom of Shadows: A Companion to Early Cinema by Colin Harding & Simon Popple (£24.00)Publisher: London: Cygnus Arts — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 190054105X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly spotted on the verso. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: 190054105x 9781900541053 motion pictures britain history silent films criticism picture industry cinema film palaces odeons
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The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by ANON (£23.50)Publisher: Kingfisher — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856135128]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block slightly tanned. Text bright and tight. A very nice copy overall.Description: The Kingfisher History Encyclopaedia is full of information about the people, places and events that have shaped our history. 2000+ full-colour illustrations.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 492 pages. Tags: ancient world classical world early middle ages middle ages renaissance trade empire revolution independence agricultural revolution industry early revolution seven years war french revolution medieval explorers china the han dynasty aryan india ottoman empire thirty years war british india unification and colonization opium wars british empire boxer rebellion the world war world war russian revolution fascism great depression spanish civil war shoguns samurai crusade roman empire early american settlers decline rome monasticism tang china bulgars slavs anglo-saxon britain magyars bohemians habsburgs spanish armada songhai empire safavid persia phoenicians ancient egypt megalithic europe myceneans greek dark age
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Developmental Regulation of Plant Gene Expression by Don Grierson (£23.00)Publisher: Blackie — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0216929334]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Ex-company library with sticker to the spine, small stamp to ffep.Description: This volume is directed, as is the series as a whole, at scientists and technologists interested in the scientific basis of plant development and the exploitation of plants in agriculture, horticulture and the food industry. It will provide a useful reference for advanced students of plant biotechnology. Illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 226 pages. Tags: plant biotechnology agriculture food industry horticulture crops farming
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The Sea Coast by J. A. [James Alfred] Steers (£23.00)Publisher: Collins — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has been sealed in mylar which has tanned with age. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: 2nd (revised & corrected) printing. [First Published: 1953] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs [10]; Diagrams; Maps [52];

From the cover: “Are there many Britons who have never seen the sea? Everybody knows the answer to this question: the sea is part of our British life, the coast of Britain a great strip of incredible length upon which its trade, commerce, empire and industry have risen. Britain’s coast is Britain’s life. This book is a natural history of that coast — a natural history in the broadest sense.

Apart from its length and complexity Britain’s coastline is unique in many other ways; Indeed, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. No island, no country is so rich in contrasts. The British coasts have everything, from towering cliffs rising a thousand feet and more sheer from deep water, to miles of tidal slobs and flats, restless shingle spits, shifting beaches moving sand-dunes, immobile rock headlands. The extraordinary consequences of a varied climate and a complicated geology are shown in Britain’s coasts, even more effectively than in her fascinating inland scenery.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist series. [XII] 276 pages. Tags: coasts great britain natural history sea ecology james alfred steers new naturalist
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Derby Porcelain by Franklin A. Barrett & Arthur L. Thorpe (£22.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little spotted with fading toward the top edges and darkening to the spine.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. The Derby china factory had a longer continuous existence on one site than any other English porcelain manufactory has ever had, emerging in about 1750 and flourishing until the beginning of the Victorian era. Notes: 206 pages. Tags: porcelain english 19th century figures derbyshire derby industry franklin barrett arthur thorpe first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Car Design Yearbook: 2: The Definitive Guide to New Concept and Production Cars Worldwide by Stephen Newbury (£22.00)Publisher: Merrell — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858941962]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This is the second, entirely new edition of the phenomenally successful annual guide to all the new production and concept cars unveiled during the twelve months leading up to the book’s publication. An easily navigated A-Z of all the latest models from around the world, this book engagingly describes and illustrates 110 cars, highlighting their key stylistic features and innovations. Each vehicle is brought vividly to life in a series of stunning photographs and original renderings, showing exterior and interior design features, the vehicle’s stylistic development, and its technical layout — over 800 colour illustrations in all. Available technical data for every car is also provided.

Written with the passion and detailed knowledge that only an industry insider could bring to the subject, the book begins with a brief introduction that provides an overview of all the models featured, pointing to the key trends in the styling of cars today. Also featured in this edition are profiles of three of the year’s leading designers and an overview of the design process; an appraisal of the design, marketing, and business objectives of the concept car; and an examination of the new breed of exotic luxury vehicles. There is also a comprehensive glossary of technical terms and detailed information on all the motor shows being held between September 2003 and October 2004. The Car Design Yearbook remains the most comprehensive annual reference to the latest trends in car design worldwide ever published. No one interested in cars — whether as an industry insider or a car enthusiast — can afford to be without this definitive guide.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: automobiles design production and concept cars trends highlights predictions new models key designers aerodynamics developments lighting major international motor shows
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Contemporary France: Politics and Society Since 1945 by D. L. Hanley; A. P. Kerr; N. H. Waites; (£21.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415025222]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Contemporary France aims to set the working of the French political system into its historical, social and economic context. The first section gives a succinct description of the main developments since 1944 in all major contexts — economy, society, domestic politics and foreign relations. The authors then analyse the economic, social and cultural structures of present-day France, and discuss the institutional framework of decision-making and the major political forces involved in it. There are also chapters on French external and defence policy and on the education system, all of which are set in the context of the political system as a whole. Aimed primarily at students of European history and politics or of French society and culture, the book assumes little knowledge in the social sciences and will be readily accessible to beginners in this field.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 384 pages. Tags: french experience fourth republic fifth republic gaullism giscardism socialist france mitterrand years contemporary france social stratification political culture 944.082 france politics government social conditions political framework central government french party system agricultural workers french industry french production value french exports french energy consumption french agricultural production tertiary sector defence expenditures main political forces electorate major parties french households population decline rural departments french student population socio-professional category parents
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Gramophone: The First 75 Years by Anthony Pollard (£21.50)Publisher: Harrow: Gramaphone Publications Limited — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090247099X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Front blank tanned. Rear blank slightly tacky. Solid ink half-title page has offset a little to the facing blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: pollard music 20th century recording industry history gramophone london england magazine periodicals criticism press newspaper publishing classical 9780902470996
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Making Lifelong Learning Work: Learning Cities for a Learning Century by Norman Longworth (£20.50)Publisher: Kogan Page — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749427272]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Lifelong learning is no longer merely a philosophy. As Norman Longworth shows in this lively and inspiring book, lifelong learning has now become a rapidly developing reality. Learning communities, where business and industry, schools, colleges, universities, professional organizations and local government co-operate and build a dynamic new environment to foster learning, are springing up throughout the world. The future for learning, from cradle to grave, is entering an exciting new phase.

Using many concrete examples of learning communities that are already adapting for the future, Norman Longworth also describes the circumstances under which lifelong learning can help cities, towns and regions to design and implement strategies for change. Packed with case studies and vital insights into the world of learning communities, the book provides a highly readable and thought-provoking glimpse of the future of learning within society and the city.

This book’s strength lies in its reliance on data and experience from leading-edge learning communities and a deep knowledge of the multi-faceted nature of lifelong learning. The future of learning is already here. Making Lifelong Learning Work distils the best global practices into workable local solutions and will make compelling and indispensable reading for every person, private or professional, in local government, education, industry and the community at large..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XI] 227 pages. Tags: action adult and communities community community? continuing creation education educational further government growth higher learning lifelong linking making monitoring nation nations psychology revisited schools the wealth what work workplace
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Marvels by R. E. Harrington (£20.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436191407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Appears to have had both the end papers reinforced with cloth and stitching, a neat and tidy job that does not detract from the book.Description: From the cover: “The rise of J. D. Marvel is in the classic American tradition: from hick travelling salesman to president of a giant multi-national that can rival the mighty IBM, Marvel succeeds by flouting convention and rewriting the rule-book — spurred on by gritty determination and the loyalty of those around him. But as his empire expands, so too do the pressures on his life-both professional and personal-yet, somehow, through two world wars, family tragedy, labour unrest, political chicanery and constant stress from fledgling members of his ever-growing dynasty, J.D. still manages to keep just one step ahead. Until, one day, already a grandfather and anxious about a successor, he reveals to an unsuspecting world the fruits of his hitherto secret project — the ultimate in computer sophistication, the final creative act... Both as a fictional history of the birth of the computer industry and as a gripping, powerful story of the construction of one man’s personal empire in the fast-paced world of high-tech electronics, Marvels confirms R.E. Harrington’s position in the front rank.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 421 pages. Tags: spine-tingling fear-provoking nerve-jangling machiavellian nerve-racking cliff-hanger inexplicable hair-raising calculating threatening unexplained nail-biting suspenseful trepidation page-turner compelling passionate terrifying engrossing denouement fast-paced mysterious mystifying disturbing obsessive unnerving conniving detective intricate thrilling fanatical chronicle gruesome suspense killings thriller whodunit gripping exciting alarming chilling unsolved scheming puzzling baffling fervent mystery murders fiction tension cunning devious macabre passion shadowy utterly novels grisly danger murder twists morbid sting mouse crime books moody story about turns dark plot yarn tale tail and its cat
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Scientific Principles of Feeding Farm Live Stock: Proceedings of A Conference Held At Brighton, 11-13 November 1958 by Anon. (£20.50)Publisher: Farmer & Stock-Breeder Publications — 1959Binding: 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, fading to the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This book provides the most up-to-date information that is available about the principles of feeding farm live stock. It will be of value as a standard reference book not only to research workers but to advisers and students.

After the Second World War the need for increased production of animal products, the development of agricultural chemistry and the growth of the feeding stuffs industry led to greater use of balanced rations for live stock. The proper balancing of these rations calls for a sound basis on which to’ evaluate and state the nutritional requirements of live stock, but most of the existing standards are based on research carried out half a century ago.

The principles of feeding farm live stock have lately been under review, and newer ideas have been put forward by research workers in different countries. Farmer & Stock-Breeder recently got the advisers, national and commercial, to talk over these matters with research workers and see whether any restatement of principles might be helpful to all concerned. The conference called for this purpose produced not only the many valuable papers in this book but the considerable amount of constructive discussion and suggestions recorded here.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 259 pages. Tags: beef breeding calves congresses dairy development feeding feeds laying nutrition pigs poultry rearing ruminants sheep standards stock
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Spirit of the Horse by Bob Langrish & Nicola Jane Swinney (£20.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781405498487]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “MANKIND HAS enjoyed a unique relationship with the horse from time immemorial. No other animal has provided such intelligent, loyal service, whether as a worker, conveyance, status symbol or -in today’s times — a leisure occupation. The horse has even generated an entire industry from which many people make their living. The horse has offered humans his strength and loyalty, and in return, we have bestowed upon him a status which is perhaps above that of all other animals.

Differences in terrain, climate and man’s requirements have shaped and developed the wide variety of types and breeds of horse existing today, most of which have been extravagantly portrayed in Spirit of the Horse. Here you will find the tiny Shetland and the massive Shire, the wild horses which — despite modern-day domesticity — can still be found in every continent, the Thoroughbreds and European Warmbloods — scientifically bred for competition — as well as a fascinating variety of native ponies. The unique and much-loved characteristics of all these and more have been faithfully researched by equestrian journalist Nicola Jane Swinney and imaginatively captured by the renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish.”
Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: horses pictorial works bob langrish nicola jane swinney 9781405498487
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The World Guide to Automobiles: The Makers and Their Marques by Nick Baldwin, G. N. Georgano, Michael Sedgwick & Brian Laban (£20.50)Publisher: Guild Publishing — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 544 pages. Tags: and automobiles automotive books cars charting geniuses history hundred important issigonis iacocca makes industry most motor motoring porsche worldwide years
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Folio 50: A Bibliography of the Folio Society by Paul W. Nash (£20.00)Publisher: London: The Folio Society — 1997Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Gently faded at the spine. Slip case slightly dull. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: With essays by Sue Bradbury, Valerie Grove, Frank Delaney, Robertson Davies, Douglas Martin, Charles Ede, Quentin Blake, Roderick Cave and Paul W Nash. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 7¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 331 pages. Tags: folio society publishing industry bibliographies illustrated books social cultural history catalogues discographies united kingdom britain postwar period indexes literary criticism
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Pennsylvania by Cronan Minton (£20.00)Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0912856408]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Both flaps creased vertically. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Leans slightly. Light spotting to start and finish although text and plates more than accetapble overall.Description: 2nd Printing. From the cover: “In magnificent colour photographs by Clyde H. Smith, Pennsylvania receives the full attention it so richly deserves. From the fertile farmland of Lancaster County, where the famous Old Order Amish still plough their fields with horses and mules, to the rushing white water of the Youghiogheny River, to the Gettysburg and Brandywine battlefields and Valley Forge, to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street and Independence Hall, to Lake Erie and its unique Presque Isle, Smith captures all of Pennsylvania’s beauty during every season of the year. In an informative text which complements the photographs, Cronan Minton describes Pennsylvania as “the archetypal American state”. He traces the state’s fascinating history — from the days of its founder, William Penn through to the Revolutionary War and the Westward movement of the pioneers, up to the Industrial Revolution and the development of Pennsylvania’s canal and railroad systems, to its present status as one of America’s four greatest industrial and urban statesNotes: Illustrated by Clyde H. Smith (Photos.). Size: 14" x 10¾". Black/Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: 78-51218 philadelphia pittsburgh pennsylvania states powerful industry preindustrial americana mercer museum bucks county pennsylvania turnpike andrew carnegie morgan william vanderbilt johnstown pennsylvania’s tragic floods amish way life old world german towns riegelsville kitchen creek ricketts glen state park trail ricketts glen state park schuylkill river delaware river valley hazleton railroad age independence hall penns cave lake erie bedford tobacco plants schuylkill waters endless mountain region warren elfreth’s alley battle buff runpa welsh hill church lenoxville white pine mifflinburg brandywine
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The British Launderers' Reference Book 1961 by Edited by E. W. Swetman (£20.00)Publisher: London: The Institute of British Launderers Ltd. — 1961Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Boards a little dull with a couple of small marks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Ribbon Markers [1]; Diagrams; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 231 pages. Tags: laundry industry periodicals britain young launderers’ movement fabrics investigation committee wages council dry cleaning steam raising heat recovery services management annuals
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The Art of Paper Crafts by Cheryl Owen (£19.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856130312]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Small stain to top edge of text block near spine, text unaffected.Description: Paper is a wonderfully versatile material from which you can make a wide range of pracdcal and decoradve designs, from pictures and fi-ames to puppets and mobiles, boxes and bags to gift wraps and greedng cards. Packed with full colour throughout, this imaginative book features over 250 excidng designs to create with paper, with step-by-step photographs and detailed instrucdons showing you how to make each one. 168pp. Index. Tags: engine-sizing constituents deckle-edges paper-making philadelphia elizabethan papermaking rittenhouse hot-pressed hodgkinsons baskerville liquidizer germantown adrianople stretching carragheen advantages foudrinier watermarks variations laminating half-stuff tub-sizing stevenage frederick thickness digesting colouring lino-cuts newsprint envelopes recycling additions dickinson materials parchment adhesives hand-made hollander spreaders invention marbling dartford machines industry couching spielman gelatine couchers congreve pergamum
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The Road to Prosperity: An Industrial Policy by Ernest Marples (£19.50)Publisher: Staples Press — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a triangular tear to the head of the spine, short closed tear to the foot of the same and soiling to the lower panel. Top edge of the text block tanned. Tanning to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: From the cover: “THE ROAD TO PROSPERITYsays this book, is Industrial Co-partnership, the essential ingredients of which are Joint Consultation, Employee Shareholding and Profit Sharing. There can be no true Co-partnership whenever these three features are not working in effective combination.

The author argues that Co-partnership is the key to production, and therefore to prosperity. He rests this claim on the belief that, though human beings need material incentives to labour, they need also a satisfying spiritual climate in which to perform their labours. This satisfaction cannot be attained unless all concerned, from highest to lowest, feel for their enterprise not only an essential responsibility, but a common pride and pleasure in its success. When all have become partners, sharing the rewards and, within limits, the risks of what they do, a new relationship arises between them and a new sense of their fellowship as men. Thus, in every undertaking, spiritual and material incentives can be made to work in the same direction, and the resulting benefit will accrue not only to man as consumer but to man as man.

The author denies that there is anything Utopian in this, and the body of the book is mainly concerned to show what are the points to be watched in establishing a scheme of Industrial Co-partnership, what dangers must be avoided and what precautions taken. He draws freely on the experience of many concerns which are already operating such schemes successfully, and has reproduced in outline some of the more notable. Nor is he content, like so many, to put his trust in exhortation alone, but, like a practical statesman, suggests a way by which the tax machine can coax both sides of industry into the practice of Co-partnership.

As a politician in a democracy, he seeks also to recommend his ideas politically. They accord, he maintains, with the true philosophy of Conservatism, namely, the spreading of power and property in many independent hands, as against the Socialist philosophy, which is the centralisation of both in the small area of London known genetically as Whitehall.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Rt. Hon. Lord Woolton. Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 135 pages. Tags: employees industrial management participation policy profit-sharing representation
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Adventure in Diamonds by David E. [Esdaile] Walker (£19.00)Publisher: London, New York, Sydney & Toronto: White Lion Publishers Limited — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856177296]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: diamonds netherlands amsterdam war 1939-1945 secret service intelligence fiction rescue allied services espionage german economic trade commerce industry manufacturing naval unit navies social history civilians britain second diamond mines ships invasion 1940 dutch society germany mission hms walpole
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Hollywood, England: The British Film Industy in the Sixties by A Walker; exander Ealker; (£19.00)Publisher: Harrap — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0245543716]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This is a splendid analysis of British cinema. Reads as vividly and entertaining as a novel. 493pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Introduction / preface by Davos.
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