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Telecommunications Law and Regulation by Ian Walden (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780199559350]Condition: Very Good. Couple of small marks to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 3rd (revised) edition. Illustrated by way of: Glossary;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". [LII] 909 pages. Tags: telecommunication law legislation britain european union communications united kingdom intellectual property english england wales language arts disciplines linguistics
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A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe by John William Draper (£64.00)Publisher: George Bell & Sons — 1875Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine of both volumes. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the bindings. Front hinge starting in both. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Revised edition, complete in two volumes.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blind-stamped Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII/IX] 438/435 pages. Tags: draper culture europe history intellectual life civilization
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£54.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Bloomsbury by Quentin Bell (£53.00)Publisher: Futura — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860077012]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A closed circle of formidable talents, the fearsome combination of high intellect and high society: to the outsider, a veritable nest of snobbery and elitism. To many contemporaries, including D. H. Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis, this was how ‘Bloomsbury’ appeared. A kind of intellectual mafia upon whose whim the literary and artistic pretensions of lesser mortals either blossomed or died. Quentin Bell describes this intellectual power-house of the avant-garde early this century with sympathy and an intimate knowledge. The son of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf’s sister, he grew up in the midst of the redoubtable ‘Bloomsbury set’. Such figures as Roger Fry, Lytton Strachey and, of course, Leonard and Virginia Woolf, were almost daily visitors throughout his childhood. From this uniquely privileged position Mr. Bell explores the myth and explains the reality of an extraordinary but brilliant group. The illustrations for this paperback edition have been specially selected to include many previously unpublished personal photographs.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 94 pages. Tags: biography autobiography 9780860077015 omega books
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£44.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint toning to the top edges of the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£44.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint toning to the top edges of the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Portraits Contemporains: Littérateurs, Peintres, Sculpteurs, Artistes Dramatiques, Avec Un Portrait De Théophile Gautier D'après Une Gravure À L'eau-forte Par Luimême Vers 1833 by Théophile Gautier (£43.00)Publisher: Charpentier et Cie — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine with some marks to the boards. Private library plate to the pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Occasional spotting throughout with heavy tanning to the fly leaf at the title page. Text complete, clean and tight overall but scattered pencil underlinings and marginalia throughout. Description: 3rd edition.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IV] 464 pages. Tags: arts 19th century france artists intellectual life
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Putting Strategy to Work by Eddie Obeng (£35.00)Publisher: Pitman — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0273602659]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Examines the main areas of knowledge required to ensure your success, covering all the techniques for successful program management.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eddie Obenn. 237 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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The Portable MBA in Strategy by Liam Fahey; Robert M. Randall; (£30.50)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0471197084]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd Edition. From the cover: “The ultimate goal for all managers is to enable their organization to thrive in the marketplace — to produce offerings that customers value highly and to outperform the competition according to key metrics. The Portable MBA in Strategy, Second Edition arms you with the critical knowledge you need to make the choices that will attract and retain the most valuable customers, to experiment and adapt rapidly in continuously changing markets, and to position your organization advantageously for the future. Featuring contributions from internationally recognized leaders in strategic thought and practice, this fully updated Second Edition reflects the remarkable impact of e-business on all commercial activity, reveals the new opportunities and risks facing small business, and presents the latest methods of strategic analysis and implementation for domestic and global businesses. This unique resource offers a clear, practical guide to leading-edge strategic management practices, explains the strategic manager’s tasks and objectives, and shows how management techniques such as scenario planning can be used to develop the foresight and insight necessary for short- and long-term wealth creation in a competitive, unpredictable business environment.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 414 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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William Tyndale: A Biography by David Daniell (£24.00)Publisher: Yale University Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300061323]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the gilt titling rubbed at the authors' name. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “William Tyndale (1494-1536) was the first person to translate the Bible into English from its original Greek and Hebrew and the first to print the Bible in English, which he did in exile. Giving the laity access to the word of God outraged the clerical establishment in England: he was condemned, hunted, and eventually murdered. However, his masterly translation formed the basis of all English bibles — including the ‘King James Bible’, many of whose finest passages were taken unchanged, though unacknowledged, from Tyndale’s work.

This important book, published in the quincentenary year of his birth, is the first major biography of Tyndale in sixty years. It sets the story of his life in the intellectual and literary contexts of his immense achievement and explores his influence on the theology, literature and humanism of Renaissance and Reformation Europe.

David Daniell, editor of Tyndale’s New Testament and Tyndale’s Old Testament, eloquently describes the dramatic turns in Tyndale’s life. Born in England and educated at Oxford, Tyndale was ordained as a priest. When he decided to translate the Bible into English, he realised that it was impossible to do that work in England and moved to Germany, living in exile there and in the Low Countries while he translated and printed first the New Testament and then half of the Old Testament. These were widely circulated — and denounced — in England. Yet Tyndale continued to write from abroad, publishing polemics in defence of the principles of the English Reformation. He was seized in Antwerp, imprisoned in Vilvoorde Castle near Brussels and burnt at the stake for heresy in 1536.

Daniell discusses Tyndale’s achievement as biblical translator and expositor, analyses his writing, examines his stylistic influence on writers from Shakespeare to those of the twentieth century, and explores the reasons why he has not been more highly regarded. His book brings to life one of the great geniuses of the age.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 429 pages. Tags: tyndale william 1536 more thomas sir saint 1478-1535 erasmus desiderius foxe john 1516-1587 luther martin 1483-1546 studies 1492-1536 bible english history versions translating scriptures religion lollards translators biography reformation england reforamtion christianity biographies church great britain 1500-1648 autobiography religious david daniell 0300061323 first editions firsts printings 1st
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A Cage of Arms by Sylvia Read (£23.00)Publisher: Heinemann — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly faded and very lightly spotted. Light spotting to start and finish of the text. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: From the cover: “Life in Catholic Spain is conventional and tradition-bound. But young Spaniards are questioning these traditions, eager to discover their own personalities, to assess for themselves the importance of personal morality. For a young Spaniard who comes to Britain, this quest can take place freely, and an evaluation can be made. Against an English and Spanish background, A Cage of Arms skilfully develops this theme.”Notes: Jacket designed by A. J. Darroll. Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: catholic spain personal morality talent for acting andalusian home pair london intellectual and artistic interests very english emotional reticence catholic medical student from ceylon old and the new europe
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Black Genius and the American Experience by Dick Russell (£23.00)Publisher: New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0786704551]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Faint tanning to the blanks otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The findings from wide-ranging interviews and careful historical research, Black Genius explores the roots of black achievement in America. The results are surprising and inspiring. Interweaving past and present, beginning with this country’s inception, Russell covers the importance of continuity and tradition in nurturing black artists, scientists, and leaders.

Here are memorable portraits of Wynton Marsalis, Ralph Ellison, Louis Armstrong, Toni Morrison, Duke Ellington, James Baldwin, Paul Robeson, Muhammad Ali, Lois Mailou-Jones, and other black notables. Through their eyes, we see how they were inspired, fostered, and encouraged by their mentors, how the creative tradition was passed from one generation to the next.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Alvin F. Poussaint. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black Spine Strip to Orange boards with Orange titling to the Spine. [XII] 497 pages. Tags: 0786704551 9780786704552 african americans intellectual american intellectuals artists united states afro-americans afro-american history social groups communities usa science ethnic
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Force, Fate, and Freedom: On Historical Sociology by Reinhard Bendix (£23.00)Publisher: University of California Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0520049314]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and title page. Text complete, clean and tight. A reasonable copy, uncommon in this hardback edition. Description: From the cover: “An introduction to historical sociology, Force, Fate, and Freedom also serves as a critical analysis of the belief in economic and political progress through social knowledge. The book develops the historicist approach to social change first championed by Max Weber. Following a theoretical introduction, Professor Bendix presents an overview of the foundations of political authority in Japan, Russia, Germany, France, and England, giving special attention to the development of authority in industry. Two remaining chapters analyze the problems of citizenship of the lower classes in the process of nation-building and the role that intellectual mobilization plays in the process of modernization..”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 144 pages. Tags: addresses conflict cultural essays historical history influence lectures liberty max philosophy political rationalism science sciences social sociology studies theories weber
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The History of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1793—1896) by Robert Spence Watson (£23.00)Publisher: Gregg International Publishers — 1970Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0576291579]Condition: Very Good. The pages, but not blanks and endpapers, appear to be faded by design.Description: A facsimile of the Walter Scott edition of 1897. Illustrated with black and white photographs & fold-outs.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 384 [IV] pages. Tags: britain dictionaries emley facsimiles frederick geography heslop hodgkin holmes institutions intellectual learned libraries literary literature northumberland philosophical philosophy societies society spence subscribers tyne watson welford
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Japan in Transition: Thought and Action in the Meiji Era, 1868-1921 by Edited by Hilary Conroy, Sandra T. W. Davis & Wayne Patterson (£20.00)Publisher: Rutherford, Madison & Teaneck, London & Toronto: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 083863169X]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a little tanning to the lower panel. Upper board slightly sprung. Text complete, clean and tight but with a small number of leaves creased at the bottom corner. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “This collection of essays by distinguished scholars takes us into a critical and exceptionally interesting period in Japanese history. The fourteen essays explore the evolution of social and political thought and practice during this crucial period, the question of women’s rights, the conflict between modernizers and zealots, Japan’s political, military, and diplomatic relations with other countries, and other topics.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 318 pages. Tags: history meiji period intellectual modernization japan modernisation asian middle eastern asia
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The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent by Richard Florida (£19.50)Publisher: HarperBusiness — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 006075690X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. A pleasant copy.Description: From the cover: “For the first time ever, the United States is truly in danger of losing its most crucial economic advantage — its status as the world’s greatest talent magnet — argues best-selling author and economist Richard Florida. Where America was once the first destination for foreign students and the last stop for scientists, engineers, musicians, and entrepreneurs wishing to engage in the most robust and creative economy on the planet, it has now become only one place among many where cutting-edge innovation occurs. Burgeoning global technology hotspots. The outsourcing of ingenuity. Rising intolerance. A faltering education system. Cities torn by inequality. Disconnected political leadership. According to Florida, they all point to the looming creativity crisis that is causing the decline of American economic might. In the groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida introduced the United States to the rules of engagement in the creative age. Florida’s 3 Ts of economic development — Technology, Talent, and Tolerance — took him around the world and back again, sparking an international debate over the causes and effects of long-term prosperity, development, and innovation.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey & White boards with Red titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: international 0-06-075690-x globalization 9780060756901 technological intellectual competition immigration innovations emigration conditions innovation creativity 2004060663 prosperity 331.12791 economics education business economic creative states capital florida richard aspects ability united states flight global talent 12791 class 2004 dc22 hd53 and for f65 new 331 the
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The Holocaust and Collective Memory: The American Experience by Peter Novick (£19.00)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury Books — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747547734]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 373 pages. Tags: holocaust jewish 1939-1945 public opinion american influence jews united states attitudes historiography cultural intellectual breaches international law atrocities crimes against humanity war social groups mass culture jewry historical writings european history
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Italy 1530-1630 by Eric Cochrane (£18.50)Publisher: London & New York: Longman — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0582483646]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has slipped a little, moving the titling off-centre on the spine and exposing the original fold on the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates [12]; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Italy 1530-1630 is the latest volume to appear in the distinguished Longman History of Italy, edited by Professor Denys Hay. It covers what is, for most English-speaking readers, one of the most obscure periods of Italian history. What we do hear of it is almost always pejorative, an unrelieved tale of political absolutism, rural refeudalization, economic crisis, religious repression, and cultural decline. But this picture is both incomplete and inaccurate, and in his eagerly-awaited survey Eric Cochrane has at last given the period its due. It magnificently sums up a lifetime’s study of this neglected century.

The period begins with the Sack of Rome in 1527 and the chaos of foreign invasion, and it ends with a series of destabilizing shocks — the War of Monferrato, the conflict between Pope Paul V and Venice, and the ravages of plague. Yet this century also saw the completion of the great masterpieces of the High Renaissance by Michelangelo and his contemporaries and the audacious experiments of their Mannerist and early Baroque successors. Professor Cochrane examines the achievements of these later masters with a seriousness and sympathy they have not always received from English-speaking historians. Their work, he argues, must be seen as a development, and not as a rejection, of their High Renaissance models.

But the achievements of the age were not solely artistic. The Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis in 1559 brought fifty years of peace, stability, and development — a time of political reconstruction, population increase, and industrial and commercial recovery. This was an age of profound religious piety and ecclesiastical reform: the age of Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus, of Carlo Borromeo, and above all of the Council of Trent and the Counter-Reformation. Indeed, it was also an age of intellectual ferment, before the trial and abjuration of Galileo in 1633.

The history of Italy in the century after the Renaissance is a giant puzzle. Finding all the pieces, let alone fitting them together convincingly, is a quixotic goal. Yet Eric Cochrane, in his final challenging testament, not only gives shape to the period but also brings it exuberantly alive.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Longman History of Italy series. [XIII] 313 pages. Tags: cochrane kirshner longman history italy 16th century 17th sack rome high renaissance political order european europe tridentine reform 0582483646
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Contend No More by Michael Tree (£18.00)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: From the cover: “Separated from his wife Madeleine after a quarrel, Nicholas Brelf leaves ‘party life’ in London to go, as it were, into retreat as assistant-secretary to a hospital in the Midlands. By this different environment the more aggressive side of his nature is subdued, and although he is unable to resist the advances of a young girl in the office his whole attitude to life becomes more mature. He is helped by the eccentricity of his chief, Major Batch, and by the placidity of a new friend, Roger. But his intellectual confusions have not been resolved when his wife writes to ask him for a divorce. His decision is precipitated by a visit to her.

The contrasts in this novel are sharp and entertaining. There is the contrast of the milieux in London and the Midland town of Mideistry — against smart restaurants and cocktail parties, the hospital canteen and nurses’ dances; there is the contrast of metropolitan and provincial types — against the glib, insincere utterances, the measured talk that doesn’t conceal its naivety: there is also the contrast of real character which is the making of any novel.

Madeleine and Nicholas are a young couple very much of our time; their difficulties would not have arisen in any other than the present state of society.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Jean Brownston. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 222 pages. Tags: jean brownston first editions firsts printings 1st
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Music and Reason by Charles T. Smith (£18.00)Publisher: Watts & Co — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ faded and spotted, loss at head and tail of spine. Boards faded at head and tail of spine. Top edges of text block tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: This book reveals the truth about the art of music. It challenges the popular illusion, so ardently fostered by sentimental critics and historians, that great music is the fruit of divine inspiration. In simple language it demonstrates that all composers, from the immortals downwards, are crafts- men, applying knowledge and training on normal lines to the intellectual processes of musical expression.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". 158 pages. Tags: music writers musicians composers
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The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle Volume 27 1852 by Edited by Clyde de L. Ryals & Kenneth J. Fielding (£18.00)Publisher: Durham & London: Duke University Press — 1999Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780822324102]Condition: Very Good. Spine a little grubby. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle offer a window onto the lives of two of the Victorian world’s most accomplished, perceptive, and unusual inhabitants. Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle, attracted to them a circle of foreign exiles, radicals, feminists, revolutionaries, and major and minor writers from across Europe and the United States.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Gilt on Green Title Plate titling to the Spine. [XXIX] 426 pages. Tags: carlyle thomas correspondence jane welsh authors scottish 19th century historians britain spouses women intellectuals wives author scotland intellectual sources literary english criticism 9780822324102
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The Kairos Point: The Marriage of Mind and Matter by Alan Smithson (£18.00)Publisher: Element — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852308656]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Front fold-in a little creased. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: Amidst our material wealth and technological brilliance the cry is increasingly heard that we have lost our way. Ideas of right and wrong are confused and the power of amoral and scientific theories increases. What is needed to counter these tendencies is an intellectual vision which confronts false values and provides a firm conceptual platform; a big idea which unites the physical world of science and the world of mind and spirit. In this brilliantly written book, Alan Smithson attempts to meet this challenge. He explores a radical world view which exists in and beyond the world of science. Taking the wholeness of everything as a starting point, he puts forward the exciting proposal that the initiating reality is neither in our minds nor in the physical cosmos - but where they meet: the Kairos Point. 352pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: science spirit technology wealth health happiness 1852308656
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The Lighter Side of School Life by Ian Hay (£18.00)Publisher: T. N. Foulis — 1914Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Cover slightly rubbed and bruised. Some foredges creased due to being uncut. Internally bright and clean. Slightly fragile.Description: 12 Colour plates.Notes: Illustrated by Lewis Baumer. Size: 8½" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 227 pages. Tags: lewis baumer headmaster housemaster form-masters school stories schoolboy french master intellectual schoolgirl’s dream
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The New Priest-Hood by Joan Bakewell; Nicholas Garnham; (£18.00)Publisher: Allen Lane — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713900474]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: British Television Today.Notes: Jacket designed by Jonathan Miller. Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 314 pages. Tags: bbc television begins engineering howard bridgewater neville watson foundation itv norman collins mark chapman-walker sir lew grade billy cotton dennis main wilson ned sherrin barry took drama producers directors arts programmes melvyn bragg john culshaw humphrey burton jonathan miller ken russell information sir geoffrey cox gerald priestland current affairs desmond
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The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters: Correspondence of George Lyttelton and Rupert Hart-Davis 1955-56 by Edited By Rupert Hart-Davis (£15.50)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071953478X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fading to the spine. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Jacket designed by Ian Craig. Foreword or introduction by Rupert Hart-Davis. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 220 pages. Tags: editors britain correspondence literary criticism literature teachers publishers publishing lyttelton english letters intellectual 20th century anthologies
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One China, Many Paths by Edited by Chaohua Wang (£15.00)Publisher: London & New York: Verso — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859845371]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Top edges of both board slightly faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Charts [1]; Maps [1]; The world's largest country is now a constant topic of fascination or fear in the West, producing an ever increasing literature of scholarship, reportage and tourism. In this book, the differing voices and views of leading Chinese thinkers can for the first time be heard in English translation, debating the future of their society and its place in the world.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey Spine Strip to Dark Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 368 pages. Tags: china intellectual history civilization social conditions politics government area ideas political science essays
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And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris by Alan Riding (£14.00)Publisher: London & New York: Duckworth Overlook — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780715640678]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [1];Notes: Jacket designed by Barbara de Wilde. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 399 pages. Tags: paris france intellectual 20th century history war 1939-1945 culture art political aspects social customs german occupation artists intellectuals cultural military battles campaigns second european europe
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The Brain & Central Nervous System by Various (£14.00)Publisher: Readers Digest — 2001Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 0276424808]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Reprint, with amendments. From the introduction: “This book explores the body’s control centre, taking you on a ‘virtual journey’ to discover the enigmatic world of electrical and chemical activity that drives your movements, feelings, thoughts and memories. Packed with fascinating information and practical health advice, it can help you learn about the most vital steps to take in your life to enhance brain function and safeguard brain health. Gives you the information you need to make the most of your health. It explains how your body works, how to look after it throughout life, and what can be done about health problems if they arise.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". 106 pages. Tags: electroencephalography anti-inflammatory creutzfeldt-jakob neurotransmitters electroconvulsive antihypertensive physiotherapists oligodendrocytes antidepressants parasympathetic atherosclerosis anticholinergic anticonvulsants benzodiazepines chlormethiazole calcium-channel parahippocampal prostaglandins lipid-lowering antihistamines anion-exchange anticoagulants arteriography schizophrenia antipsychotic somatosensory hyperactivity beta-blockers sub-arachnoid motor-sensory hydrocephalus neurosurgical cerebrospinal degenerative coordinarion neurosurgery difficulties radionuclide antiplatelet safeguarding parkinsonism quadraplegia encephalitis intellectual hydrobromide hypothalamus thrombolytic fontanelles electricity neurosurgei haemorrhage
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The English Miss To-day & Yesterday: Ideals, Methods and Personalities in the Education and Upbringing of Girls During the Last Hundred Years by Alicia C. [Constance] Percival (£14.00)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy tape backing now holding it together. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “WHAT — if anything — should an Englishman’s young daughter learn? The answer to this question has advanced from prunes and prisms to the full and exacting curriculum of the modern women’s college.

Miss Percival’s well-documented and often most entertaining book traces the history of feminine education in England during the last century and up to the present time, giving vivid portraits both of the pioneers and the opponents of the great movement towards better feminine education in the mid-Victorian period, and showing how, and with what difficulty, the road was made which led the English Miss to her present intellectual liberty and equality.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: women england education great britain social conditions history girls alicia constance percival first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Illustrated Bede by John Marsden (£14.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 033347595X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with a small sticker covering the price on the flap. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “I, Bede, have composed this ecclesiastical history of Britain, and of the English people … using what information I could acquire from ancient documents, from the tradition of my elders, and from my own knowledge.

Thus Bede, writing from his monastery on the Tyne in the early eighth century ad, describes his extraordinary masterwork. The first English history to be written by an Englishman and the incomparable chronicle of Northumbria’s golden age, it has been read for more than twelve hundred and fifty years.

The Illustrated Bede offers specially commissioned new translations from Bede’s historical writings — his Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth & Jarrow as well as the great Ecclesiastical History — telling of the land and the people of ‘an island in the Ocean’, of the warlords who forged the Saxon kingdoms, and the abbots and abbesses, hermits and holy men who dominate the dawn of English Christianity

- Aidan of Lindisfarne, Etheldreda of Ely, John of Beverley, Wilfrid of Hexham, the poet Caedmon, and Cuthbert, the hermit bishop who remains the great saint of the north country.

Bede’s writings are splendidly illustrated with full-colour photographs of the wealth of masonry and manuscript surviving from his time and of landscapes that he himself would have recognised.

This new translation, written and researched in Jarrow and County Durham, captures the distinctive flavour of Bede’s Latin, while the location photography evokes all the atmosphere of the historic sites and holy places associated with Bede’s life and writings — from Northumberland’s coastline and countryside to Columba’s isle of lona and the martyr’s shrine at St Albans.”

The detailed and illuminating introductions draw on modern historical and archaeological research to seek out the man himself in his time

  • Teacher, poet, musician, scientist and historian
  • The scholar monk who travelled no further than York and Lindisfarne yet won renown as the most learned man in Europe
  • One of the north country’s greatest sons, still remembered with an affection that has endured for over twelve centuries as the Venerable Bede of Jarrow…
Notes: Illustrated by Geoff Green (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: bede the venerable saint 673-735 monasticism and religious orders england history middle ages 600-1500 authors latin medieval modern biography english old 450-1100 christian saints anglo-saxons intellectual life civilization anglo-saxon northumbria kingdom church historiography 1066-1485 sources 449-1066 primitive early 30-600 great britain 1066 british irish bce christianity hagiography united john marsden geoff green photos 033347595x gregoryfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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An Unfinished Autobiography; With Contributions By His Friends by Gilbert Murray (£13.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and slightly faded. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “When Gilbert Murray died in 1957, England lost its most famous Greek scholar; his 91 years had spanned and influenced a whole epoch of our cultural life, while his manifold interests, his contribution to the cause of international peace and intellectual co-operation, established him as one of the most impressive public figures of our time. His friendships were very wide and he was in contact with very many of his great contemporaries.

He left behind him this autobiographical fragment of astonishing charm, which tells of his boyhood in Australia in the mid-nineteenth century, of his life as an undergraduate at Oxford and of his early teaching days. To this have been added some Notes (Jean Smith) from his correspondence now in the Bodleian Library carrying the outline to 1957; and contributions to supplement the story of his life: The Teacher of Greek (Isobel Henderson), The Theatre and Gilbert Murray (Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson), Gilbert Murray and the League of Nations (Salvador de Madariaga), followed by Murray’s own account of the Committee for Intellectual Co-operation, and Bertrand Russell’s memories of A Fifty-Six Year Friendship. Two samples of Gilbert Murray’s Greek composition are appended.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arnold Toynbee & E. R. Dodds. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Tags: murray gilbert 1866-1957 classicists biography autobiography individual personal experiences international organisations great britain place the world 1900 present day 1919 end august 1939 league nations biographical arnold toynbee dodds jean smith first editions firsts printings 1st
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Left Bank by Kate Muir (£13.00)Publisher: Headline Review — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780755325016]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slightest rubbing at the tips otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the flap: “Enter the world of Olivia and Madison Malin, glittering inhabitants a of Paris's most exclusive neighbourhood, the stylish and intellectual Left Bank. The Malin’s life together in the grand apartment with their adorable daughter but is the stuff of dreams — and carefully selected celebrity magazines.”Notes: Size: 8" x 6¼". 377 pages. Tags: sophisticated neighbourhood intellectual inhabitants philosopher glittering apartment bourgeois exclusive adoration endanger daughter secretly american ashamed darling stylish perfect english gravely charmed events dreams craves grand paris stuff roots lives seems nanny chain texan film star bank left the new and
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A Death in Paris by Dean Fuller (£12.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0233988114]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Andrew Wilson, an elderly American aristocrat who moved in the loftiest intellectual and political circles, is found dead in the Parc de Monceau. The initial conclusion of the Paris police that it was a bungled robbery is accepted almost too gratefully by Wilson’s widow. His closest friends, too, seem eager to discourage further enquiry.”Notes: Jacket designed by Don Macpherson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 339 pages. Tags: dean fuller elderly american aristocrat intellectual political circles paris police bungled robbery criminal connections detective solve the mystery investigations unique murder weapon underworld informers unearthing secret witty characterizations europe’s most seductive city mystery world intrigue honour deception vengeance butchery carnage unlawful death contract killing manslaughter crime fiction slaughter massacre homicide killing murder mystery detective police policeman policewoman wrongdoing evidence crimes investigation legal fiction legal novels illegal activity underworld courtroom barrister slippery games british justice behind the scenes murder trial legal thriller court scenes
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Einstein A Centenary Volume by Edited by A. P. French (£12.50)Publisher: Heineman — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0435582003]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, small crease and ½" closed tear at the head of the spine. Rubbed at head and tail. Sligh lean. Text bright and tight.Description: This is a total assessment of the life and works of one of the intellectual giants of our age. Compiled to commemorate the centenary of his birth, the book portrays the many facets of this extraordinary man.Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings throughout.Notes: 332 pages. Tags: Einstein, biography, intellectual
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Samuel Johnson by W. Jackson Bate (£12.50)Publisher: New York & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0151792607]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with some nicks to the tail of the spine, short closed tears and folds to the head of the lower panel. Spine gently bowed. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Portrait to the frontispiece; From the cover: “This all-embracing narrative of Samuel Johnson’s life, character, and work brings into brilliant focus the most fascinating, influential figure of England’s cultural world in the latter half of the eighteenth-century. With complete authority and compelling perception, Walter Jackson Bate builds the dramatic and touching story of a loving man who, endowed with an erratic, unprepossessing personality, lived on the edge of painful poverty for fifty years, was beset by trial and tragedy, illness and fears, and yet, through fortitude and his monumental genius, made his life a triumph. His enormous and lasting contributions to thought and letters make him the rival of Shakespeare in our literary inheritance.

Bate intends more than a biography. His purpose is to shatter the stereotypes of Johnson that have too long persisted and to reveal Johnson quintessentially as a modern man speaking to modern men and women, offering a guide and lift to the human spirit. In this book that purpose is achieved.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXII] 646 pages. Tags: johnson samuel authors english 18th century biography great britain intellectual life literature biographies jackson bate
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Simone de Beauvoir: The Woman and Her Work by Margaret Crosland (£12.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434149012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Simone de Beauvoir’s biography tells how one woman moved away from the claustrophobia of the French bourgeoisie and pioneered a life of social and intellectual freedom. Throughout her fifty-year relationship with jean-Paul Sartre she retained a fiercely independent spirit. This is the first serious assessment from Britain not just of the sometimes sensational life of the high priestess of French feminism but also of her literary worth.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 463 pages. Tags: second sex simone beauvoir french intellectual life pioneering role development post-war feminism french bourgeoisie social and intellectual freedom jean-paul sartre french feminism intense femininity deeply emotional nature literary development personal and sexual history provincial boredom feminine condition josee dayan malka ribowska montparnasse carrefour vavin classless intellectual ambiance rue schoelcher café flore gege pardo jacques-laurent bost nelson algren violette leduc elounda crete
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Stevie Smith: A Biography by Frances Spalding (£12.50)Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co. — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0393026728]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Small address sticker to the first blank.Description: First U.S. Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Born in Hull. But moved to London at the age of 3 and has lived in the same house ever since, wrote Stevie Smith when asked by an editor for a biographical note. The lack of external events in her life is to many people the best-known thing about her. Yet she was far from reclusive, as this brilliant new biography shows, and was actively involved in the social as well as intellectual life of literary London, with interruptions, from the early 1930s until her death in 1971.

Frances Spalding reveals and explores the intimate relationship between the course of Stevie Smith’s life and the evolution of her art, into which she has assimilated, not simply the events and emotions of her private life, but influences on her imagination of her wide and varied reading. The ambivalence of these influences on both form and content has inhibited serious discussion of her work, and it is the strength of this book that in its sensitive unravelling of that ambivalence it enables Stevie Smiths oeuvre to be seen as a whole. While showing that the life of the mind can be a valid subject for biography, it also shows that the external events of the poet’s life do in fact provide the subject of an absorbing and entertaining narrative.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Orange titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 331 pages. Tags: 20th and autobiography biographies biography britain century covered criticism dates england english european from general great history irish kingdom literary literature poetry poets scottish smith stevie studies united welsh women
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The Deed's Creature by David Frost (£12.50)Publisher: Aquila — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1872897002]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “The Deed’s Creature is set in one of the dormitory towns surrounding London in the mid-1960s. Superficially, the novel is an intellectual murder mystery, with all the traditional merits of the form; strong (not to say bizarre) characterisation, convincing social detail, and a powerful narrative line. But it gives the reader both what the form requires and a great deal more that turns this murder mystery into a serious and powerful study of human relationships.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 263 pages. Tags: late twentieth century urban living police officer discover murderer mistress revenge-action young clergyman investigation policeman attitude life psychological origins violent crime perverse sexual relationships social and family background macabre humour lurid narrative fictional crime legal suspense courtroom thriller bizarre double murders prime suspect explosive trial lawyer’s career prosecuting guilty killer butchery carnage unlawful death contract killing manslaughter crime fiction slaughter massacre homicide killing murder mystery detective police policeman policewoman wrongdoing evidence crimes investigation legal fiction legal novels illegal activity underworld courtroom barrister slippery games british justice behind the scenes murder trial legal thriller court scenes
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The Second Culture: British Science in Crisis: The Scientists Speak Out by Clive Cavendish Rassam (£12.50)Publisher: Aurum — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854102338]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: From the cover: “This book takes the reader into the heart of one of Britain’s least understood, yet most important and influential, professions — science. It examines the personalities, motives and ambitions of the members of that “second culture”, whose language and mode of thought is so alien to the bulk of their fellow citizens. And it examines their relationship with the rest of society which is, through its industrial and governmental institutions, their ultimate paymaster. More than 70 scientists were interviewed in the course of the author’s research. Their specialisms range from astronomy and genetics to industrial chemistry, medicine and environmental conservation. Many of them have played a leading role in significant scientific discoveries and are internationally renowned. Several head universities or Oxbridge Colleges and others hold senior positions in world-class companies. Five are Nobel prizewinners and 24 are Fellows of the Royal Society. Together, they not only speak for British science; they also provide us with a unique insight into the rewards and pressures of their profession, and reveal what it is like to be a scientist, in Britain, in the final decade of the century. Clive Rassam also looks at the relationship between “UK plc” and its scientists, at what we as a nation expect from our scientists, and at why the results so often fall short of our expectations. He canvasses the views of industrialists, management consultants and cabinet advisors, as well as those of the scientists themselves, in order to discover why a nation with so successful a record in scientific innovation has failed so lamentably to reap the rewards in terms of prosperity. Finally, the book examines claims that British science is dangerously underfunded, and that national science policy lacks purpose and coherence. Almost without exception, the scientists whom the author interviewed despaired of the future of British science and, as a consequence, foresaw yet further economic decline, with only a few industries, most notably chemicals and pharmaceuticals, remaining to show what could have been achieved had the country as a whole made proper use of its scientific resources. In particular, they complain of the consequences of their profession being funded and “managed” by civil servants and politicians who have no understanding of science, and of the uncertainties and short-term considerations which paralyse policy-making in the field.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 242 pages. Tags: 20th and aspects astronomers biography biologists blueprints britain british century chemists cognitive cosmic crisis cultures detectives directorate done economics environmental establishing exploiting for future government great heal history industry intellectual introduction issues life lives machines makes man manipulating means medical minds molecular nation's nature part physicists policy profession prosperity public reflections research science scientists search seven smallest social sociology state the tradition trends two what
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Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944: The Journey to Abstraction by Ulrike Becks-Malorny (£12.50)Publisher: Köln, London, Madrid, New York, Paris & Tokyo: Taschen — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 382287079X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, a little pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “Wassily Kandinsky was undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists of the twentieth century. He brought an equal passion and commitment to his work as a painter, a theoretician and a teacher of art. After conventional beginnings in Munich, he devoted his intellectual and artistic energies to pioneering new dimensions of expression in art. He ultimately arrived at an abstract style of painting based on the inner properties of colour and form.

Although Kandinsky may not be the first truly abstract artist, he was nevertheless the first to experiment with non-representational forms in a logical manner and to develop out of them a homogeneous style. His writings on art, including his ground-breaking work On The Spiritual in Art, have lost none of their significance, and the Compositions which caused such a furore at the first Blaue Reiter exhibition in 1911 are full of the same dazzling power and modernity today.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 199 pages. Tags: 382287079x kandinsky wassily criticism interpretation painting french 20th century france artists paintings art styles first war design graphic arts 9783822870792
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The Rise of Free Trade Imperialism: Classical Political Economy the Empire of Free Trade and Imperialism 1750-1850 by Bernard Semmel (£12.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0521077257]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly scuffed. Top edge of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1970]

From the cover: “The Rise of Free Trade Imperialism seeks to uncover some of the intellectual origins of the imperialism of the classic period, the sources from which later theories of imperialism were constructed, and the character of the ideology which underlay the dismantling of the old colonial system and the construction of the Victorian Pax Britannica.

The author discusses the development and diffusion of a number of the central arguments of the science of political economy, from the standpoint of a historian rather than an economist, which were crucial not only to the construction of theories of capitalist imperialism, but also served as a spur both to efforts at colonization, and to establishing a British Workshop of the World.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 250 pages. Tags: free trade britain imperialism protection economics history protectionism commercial policy economic capitalism political economy 18th century 19th aspects commerce british empire colonialism international isles business
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Ancients and Moderns: William Crotch and The Development of Classical Music by Howard Irving (£11.50)Publisher: Aldershot: Ashgate — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840146044]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The improvement of modem music, since the period usually assigned to its lowest stage of decline, is indescribably great; and the general advancement of the public taste in this country, and especially in this metropolis, since the commencement of the present century, clearly is perceptible.

In this manner, William Crotch, Heather Professor of Music at Oxford University, began one of his popular lecture series at the Surrey Institution in 1818. Crotch’s opening lecture continues with one of the most extensive and candid accounts by an eyewitness of a bitter and protracted quarrel between partisans supporting ancient and modern music. The ancient-modern quarrel, Crotch maintains, began perhaps as early as the late seventeenth century, and reached a resolution — one might better say, detente — in the second decade of the nineteenth century. On the surface, the debate appeared to be a straightforward argument over the merits of old and new music. As Crotch’s lectures indicate, however, the issues went much deeper and involved the question — crucial for music’s developing classical tradition — of whether the art should be regarded as a mere gratification of the sense of hearing or an intellectual art form.

In Part I of this book, Howard Irving details Crotch’s lecturing career and examines the influences of figures such as Charles Burney and Sir Joshua Reynolds on his approach to the ancient-modern debate. Part II makes available for the first time in a modern edition Crotch’s 1818 lecture series. These texts help to fill a gap in our knowledge of the development of musical classics, as they span a period of years that were crucial to the history of canon formation.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Music in Nineteenth-century Britain series. 284 pages. Tags: music nineteenth-century britain crotch william england 19th century history criticism musical 18th musicians composers romantic genres styles international 1840146044
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Anthony Blunt: His Lives by Miranda Carter (£11.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330367668]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “From the moment of his exposure as a former Russian spy by the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in November 1979, Anthony Blunt became a man about whom anything could be said. He was described as ‘the spy with no shame’. He was ‘an arrogant evil poseur’. He was a ‘treacherous Communist poof’. It was rumoured that at Cambridge he had seduced and blackmailed impressionable undergraduates into serving his nefarious schemes. He had been responsible for the deaths of forty-nine wartime Dutch Special Operations agents behind enemy lines; he might, indeed, have been responsible for any number of deaths. Twenty-two years after Blunt’s exposure, much has changed. Perhaps the most important of all these changes has been the end of the Cold War. The ideological polarizations which divided almost all political and intellectual life, in Britain as elsewhere, have eased. Blunt’s history can be seen in its particularity, rather than as an exemplary (to many, exemplarily hateful) general case. From this new perspective, his life vividly illustrates certain key moments and themes of twentieth-century Britain: intellectual, political, sexual and social.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 590 pages. Tags: ciifford canning traitor michael robertson the marlborough heretick cambridge venture dadie rylands cambridge bloomsbury apostles michael straight tess mayor john cornford guy burgess donald maclean kim philby arthur marshall victor rothschild portman square ona munsonsir denis mahon margaret whinney else scheerer courtauld dutch special operations spy biography anthony blunt british intelligence russian intelligence archives kgb officer cold war ideological political and intellectual life british art history homosexual homosexuality law
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Child Care And Health for Nursery Nurses by Jean Brain; Molly D. Martin; (£11.50)Publisher: Nelson Thornes — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781871402131]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: 3rd Edition. Covers subjects such as: The Baby and the Family; Common Infectious Diseases and the Sick Child; Growth and Physical Development; Cognitive Development; Social and Emotional Development; Children with Special Needs; Children under Stress; The Government and the Welfare State;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¾". 282 pages. Tags: absences abuse accidents aches activities additives administer aids ailments allegations allergies anaphylactic annual antiseptics anxiety appendicitis appetite application appraisal approach assertiveness assessing assessment assignments assistant associative assumptions asthma attachment attendance authority autism babies basics basket bathtime behaviour behavioural benefits bleach blocks bodies bonding boredom bottle breast-feeding bricks bullying burns businesses cap
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Groundwork Of Educational Theory by James S. [Stiven] Ross (£11.50)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1942Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and heavily faded. Boards and spine also heavily faded. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: alms and catastrophe curriculum discipline education educational freedom great has idealism individual intellectual movement naturalism philosophical philosophy pragmatism problem problems psychological realism religion second social study the war
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Hitler's Commanders by James Lucas (£11.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304353159]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Lower panel lightly rubbed. Top edges of text block tanned.Description: German Bravery in the Field, 1939-1945. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “The brief biographies that form the text of this book include men who advanced through the military hierarchy via all three of the routes (nobility, National Socialist fervour, heroic acts). They include the aristocratic von Amim, scion of a family which had supplied the German Army with general officers for centuries; the intellectual Westphal, who served as the la to several senior officers, and the paratroops hero Schaefer, a sergeant who held the vital position of Cactus Farm in Tunisia. It should not be a source of surprise that men of quite junior rank are recorded here, for their ability, skill and bravery demanded that they be included in these pages, just as it would be incorrect to assume that only senior commanders were capable of bringing a battle to a successful outcome.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 223 pages. Tags: von arnim eduard dietl panzertruppen heinrich eberbach panzer hermann fegelein waffen cavalry division werner kempf walter koch otto kumm kurt meyer heinrich schaefer theodor scherer ferdinand schorn johannes schuster felix steiner
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Little Essays by Logan Pearsall Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Constable & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, faded and dust-soiled at the spine and margins of the boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and spotted.Description: 5th Impression.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 290 pages. Tags: artists latin peoples romantic ignorance barbarian romanticism politics faust emerson shelley browning nietzsche ego intrinsic values heathenism neutrality materialism naturalism disillusion intuitive morality pleasures ingenuous society religion lucretius dante goethe contemporary opinion intellectual ambition self self-consciousness vanity fame false moral perspectives relativity science mind-reading comradeship love imaginative nature prosaic pathetic notions god greek original christian faith doctrine allegory epic pagan custom christianity christ virgin protestantism piety spirituality fear death psychic phenomena future life platonic immortality aesthetic feeling utility beauty art happiness poetry prose dearth great men intellect essence existence psychology kant transcendentalism egotism precarious rationalisms modern unhappiness
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Margaret Thatcher: The Woman Within by Andrew Thomson (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491034296]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Small address lable to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Takes the reader on a tour of the Thatcher years, through elections, the Falklands and beyond, describing what he saw of the different roles simultaneously performed by Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister; Member of Parliament; wife; mother; woman. This book is unique because it is written by an insider — a witness to the human elements of the Iron Lady.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 247 pages. Tags: macro-economic private-sector nuclear-energy anti-inflation communications idiosyncrasies industrialists merry-go-round public-school council-house hire-purchase bruce-gardyne communication involumeterms relationships comparability self-delusion confederation crowther-hunt autobiography public-sector stabilisation contingencies fragmentation speechwriting international privatisation supplementary power-station policy-making conciliation nationalised intellectual unemployment conservatism seton-watson government's inefficiency thorneycroft accelerators organization unpopularity achievements douglas-home post-downing productivity shipbuilders negotiations white-collar inexperience conservative
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Realising the Value of a Business by Barrie Pearson (£11.50)Publisher: Hawksmere — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185418010X]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. A nice copy but let down by the dustwrapper being mylar protected and taped to the boards. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A Buyers' and Sellers' Guide. The book offers comprehensive and practical 'how to' guidance for every step involved. It covers the sale of private companies and subsidiaries of groups, from considering alternatives to a sale through to a legally completed deal.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 144 pages. Tags: rationalisation non-executive investigation requirements fundamentals intellectual projections acquisition negotiating specialists declaration appointment accountants prospective shareholder intra-group information accountancy directors’ employment uniqueness separating compliance discounted investment techniques solicitors subsidiary approaches purchasers businesses completion downstream disclosure accounting continuity management memorandum valuation incentive effective purchaser statement interests eliminate structure agreement strategic ownership multiples negotiate
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The Custom House by Francis King (£11.50)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head and top corners, coffee-cup stain to lower wrap. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank.Description: 2nd Impression. From the flap: “The central event of this novel is a savage and seemingly inexplicable murder — about this hub revolves a panorama of life in contemporary Japan impressive in its complexity and insight. The Custom House is in some ways a saddening book, with its recurrent misunderstandings between West and East and its picture of people forever straining to rise above their limitations, the missionaries above their spiritual limitations, some of the Japanese above their intellectual limitations and others above the material limitations imposed by overpopulation and poverty. Yet since the book is like life in that it is never solely tragic, it flashes throughout its length with passages of delightful wit and humour.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 375 pages. Tags: japan far east inexplicable murder panorama life misunderstandings japanese teacher pathetic australian missionary falls love new women japan vast cartel students servants journalists police-officers bar girls strip-show girls knowledge motive and character intensely vivid picture post-war japan universal experience tragic tragedy
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