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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

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

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

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

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration by Edited by David Buisseret (£62.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2007Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9780195149227]Condition: Good. Slight scuffing to the boards with a mark to the lower board of volume II and sunning to the foot of both volume's upper boards. A pleasant enough set overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. [XXI/VII] 478/501 pages. Tags: buisseret 9780195149227 explorers voyages travels travellers biography encyclopedias world islands discoveries geography
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James King R.N.: Captain Cook Is Killed But The Third Voyage Of Discovery Goes On by John Bolton King (£58.50)Publisher: South West Maritime Society — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095264553X]Condition: Near Fine.Description: No. 4 in the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “This book starts where others leave off, when Captain James Cook was murdered in Hawaii in 1779, but his third voyage of discovery went on for another 27,000 miles of often hazardous sailing. A factual, exciting, and often funny story of those adventures on land and sea as first told in the journal of Lieutenant, soon to become Captain, James King. Many others who were later renowned explorers were on this expedition, including William Bligh, George Vancouver and James Burney. Global navigation comes into this account but, perhaps for the first time, this is a book written just as much for the landsman and layman as for the seaman and naval historian. Admiral G. S. (Steve) Ritchie, Hydrographer to the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1971 and President of the Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Bureau from 1972 to 1981 has said ‘James King was a fine man and dealt with a difficult situation admirably’."Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Maritime Monograph series. 209 pages. Tags: misunderstandings misadventures bolcheretzkoi inhospitable instructions hospitality kamtschatka habitations travelling navigation waterfront discovered habitation principles provisions expedition south-east karakakooa resolution unfriendly terreoboo endeavour discovery elevation commander admiralty buffaloes practised medallion mercurial sightings nautical Pembroke krakatoa sandwich krakatau glossary epilogue portrait elements tropical twenties freezing vessels' h.m.s'.s offering conduct islands enraged condore england
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Gazetteer of Germany 1/100,000 Series-G.S.G.S. No. 4081 by Compiled by C. I. U. (£54.00)Publisher: Unstated — 1939Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. A notably dog-eared copy, mostly to the front cover and first few leaves. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Seems to be either a War Office or HMSO publication. This Gazetteer covers the whole of the Germany of September, 1939 (see also Note 5 below), and is designed to facilitate the finding of all towns, suburbs, villages, lakes, dams, islands and coastal features within the Reich as they appear on the 1/100,000 series of maps (G. S. G. S. 4081).Notes: Size: 7¼" x 11¼". Tags: reich polish corridor germany boundaries german maps outline map suburbs villages lakes dams islands coastal features compiled
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide by Philipe De montebello (£49.00)Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Small mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. Descriptive Texts Written By the Curatorial Staff of the Museum. From the introduction: “The Metropolitan museum is a living encyclopaedia of world art. Every culture from every part of the world — from Florence to Thebes to Papua New Guinea — from the earliest times to the present and in every medium is represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality and invention. The Metropolitan’s 1.4 million square feet houses what is in fact a collection of collections; several of its departments could and would be major independent museums almost anywhere else. But here musical instruments adjoin arms and armour, and forty thousand Egyptian objects are displayed on the floor directly above a collection of forty-five thousand costumes.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 448 pages. Tags: 708.147’1 american wing ancient near eastern art arms and armor asian art costume institute egyptian art european paintings european sculpture and decorative arts greek and roman art islamic art robert lehman collection the jack and belle linsky collection medieval art musical instruments art the pacific islands Africa and the americas prints and photographs twentieth century art metropolitan museum works art monet vermeer painter saul steinberg
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The Politics of Learning and Teaching in Aotearoa - New Zealand by Edited by Eve Coxon, Kuni Jenkins, James Marshall & Lauran Massey (£33.00)Publisher: Palmerston North: The Dunmore Press — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0864692005]Condition: Very Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 280 pages. Tags: childhood critical development education gender historical island islands issues maori pacific perspectives schools social theories women zealand
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
The Present Evolution of Man by G. Archdall Reid (£33.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Heavily snagged at the head of the spine. Leans notably. Boards a rubbed at extremities. Ex-library with usual marks. Top edges of text block heavily tanned. Some pages unopened.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Blind stamped border to front board. Signed by the author on the reverse of the ffep - "Thomas C. Dewey with the author's compliments" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contents: Part I. Organic Evolution: Physical Evolution; The Factors Of Evolution; Mental Evolution; Part II. The Present Evolution Of Man: Physical Evolution; Menta1 Evolution; 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 370 pages. Tags: aborigines acheulian acids adultery africanus aggression agricultural albedo alien altamira altruism amslan analysis anatomy ancient andes anhydrite antarctica antelopes ardrey ariege arrow assemblages astrology aterian aurignacian baboons baffin bakker barnett barrow barry bartholomew baumgartel behaviorist beings benign bergen bering berkeley berlyne bipedal bisexuality blanc borneo bowlby breeding broom bruckner bushmen bygott
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V-Bombers: Vulcan, Victor and Valiant - Britain's Airborne Nuclear Deterrent by Tim Laming (£33.00)Publisher: Patrick Stephens Limited — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852605294]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Vulcan, Victor and Valiant — three of the most distinctive and impressive aircraft ever to have been produced in Great Britain. Immensely capable, each of these bombers was designed with one objective in mind — to deliver nuclear bombs into the heart of the Soviet Union. Futuristic in appearance, they were developed less than five years after the end of the Second World War, when Britain was secretly preparing her first atomic weapons.

A huge fleet of V-bombers was maintained in top condition, ready to fly their deadly missions with little advance warning. Continual exercises ensured the crews were fully trained for a task which their very existence and readiness was intended to avoid. Had they gone to war, it would have been unlikely that Britain would have survived in a recognisable form by the time of their return. Their raison d’être was deterrence, and history has shown how successful this policy was. The full story is told in detail, including how and why the V-force was created, through to its demise.

Following the transfer of Britain’s nuclear deterrent from the RAF to the Royal Navy, the Vulcan and Victor remained in RAF service. Although, thankfully, neither type was ever called upon to perform its primary role, the Vulcan was at the forefront of Britain’s liberation of the Falkland Islands in 1982. A lone aircraft carried out the longest range bombing mission in history to disable the islands’ only runway. In the Gulf War of 1991 Victor tankers carried out countless refuelling missions throughout the conflict.

Today, relics of the V-force are scattered throughout the UK in the form of abandoned airfields, former bomb stores and missile sites, and a handful of aircraft which have survived as museum exhibits. Tim Laming is an experienced aviation writer and photographer with several books to his credit. He counts himself lucky to have flown as a crew member in many combat aircraft, from the Phantom and Harrier to the Jaguar, Lightning, Buccaneer and Hornet. He lives in Sheffield.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: great britain royal air force advanced striking history bombers nuclear weapons vulcan jet bomber victor valiant planes transportation europe tim laming 1852605294 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Jane's Fighting Ships 1982-83 by John Moore (£32.00)Publisher: London: Jane's Publishing Company Limited — 1982Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0867206179]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is somewhat dull. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 736 pages. Tags: warships handbooks manuals war naval operations navies yearbooks history 20th century military equipment ships falkland islands royal task force argentinian invasion surface aircraft
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Hands to Dance by Charles Causley (£31.00)Publisher: London: Carroll & Nicholson — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn with a chip to the foot of the upper panel, a stain to the foot of the lower, and tanned overall. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In this remarkable first collection of long and short stories, Charles Causley writes with wit and gusto and imaginative power not only of the Navy (in which he spent nearly six years), but also of his native Cornwall. The stories range from the deceptively peaceful market-towns of the West of England to the life of the matelot in Gibraltar, West Africa, the islands of the Mediterranean, Alexandria and Australia. He captures with zest and an infectious enthusiasm such diverse characters as the fantastic Captain Exe, Goldie: the apprehensive ex-p. o. w. , an ill-assorted Spanish family (in Adios, Gibraltar), a whole array of old Naval “sweats,” and pins them down on the paper alive and kicking.

We predict a considerable future for this lively young author whom Henry Williamson has described in The Adelphi, as “a born writer” and of whom J. C. Trewin has written in The West Country Magazine: He is a major discovery in the literature of the West of England.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 222 pages. Tags: short stories, english, naval unit histories, great britain, second world war, ranks training schools, hms royal arthur, first edition books, books written charles causley
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The Traveller's Handbook For Norway, Sweden And Denmark, Including Spitsbergen, Iceland And Other Arctic Islands with Maps, Plans and Vocabulary by Thomas Cook (£28.00)Publisher: London: Thos. Cook & Son — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Boards and spine a little dulled. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Ribbon Markers; Maps; Plans;Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 564 pages. Tags: cook scandinavia travel norway sweden denmark spitsbergen iceland arctic islands maps plans vocabulary
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Australia: Land of Many Dreams by Lyall Rowe (£27.00)Publisher: Colour Library Books For Gordon & Gotch — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 086283158X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Small crease at top edge of lower panel. Slipcase slightly scuffed in a couple of places. A pleasing copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For a country which can claim less than a century of nationhood Australia has a fantastic history which has the power to fascinate and enthral. Many thousands of years ago the very first Australians made their way to the vast southern continent on fragile rafts and boats. The nomadic Aborigines created a lifestyle which was rich in culture, but which made little use of the land's vast potential. Intriguing insights into the story of this nation and the character of the people are provided by the fascinating text and glorious full-colour photographs in this book.”Notes: Size: 11" x 13". Brown boards with Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: australia aborigines captain cook new south wales captain james cook cape york queensland van diemen’s land tasmania victoria northern territory norfolk island cocos keeling islands christmas island coral sea island macdonnell islands australian antarctic territory southern hemisphere climatic conditions western australia queensland great dividing range commonwealth parliament kanakas gold rush immigration restriction act anzac day canberra tasmania joseph lyons hobart flying doctor service qantas australian labor party burley griffin sir joseph cook sydney harbour
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The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife by Various (£27.00)Publisher: Weldon Owen — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781921530005]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the spine with a small stain to the upper panel. A nice copy else. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 13½" x 10¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 288 pages. Tags: 9781921530005 evolution threats wildlife conservation deciduous woodlands coniferous forests northern europe galapagos islands patagonia sahara sahel antarctic desert pacific ocean new guinea highlands temperate heathlands eastern forest appalachians mountains southwest china
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
Bermuda Aerial Views by Scott Stallard (£26.00)Publisher: Oakwell Boulton — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0920831129]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly loose and has a stain at the head of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by David (Dyer?), Minister of Youth Development, Sport & Recreation. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This is the third photographic portrait of Bermuda that Scott Stallard has published in book form. His preceding volumes, Bermuda and Bermuda II, depicted in vibrant colour and immediate detail the beauty of Bermuda that surrounds us everywhere on this exquisite island. Now a new dimension opens up, Bermuda seen in low flight from the air. The photographer in his helicopter passes and re-passes, circles and returns, follows as a painter follows with a brush each inlet and contour, each little revelation of the scene below.

It is remarkable that a place so small in physical size should offer such variety of visual beauty as to be a world to itself. Seen from the close range of our circling helicopter, Bermuda has all the varied intimacy that we have come to expect from Scott Stallard. He takes us back and forth, from garden to garden, house to house, from churches to harbours, looking down on Trimingham’s one minute and on the QE2at Dockyard in the next.

This is the work of an artist inspired by his subject. There is tremendous enthusiasm in his Introduction. He writes, ‘suddenly it is all new to me. This is the thrill of seeing Bermuda from the air. What has been viewed all our lives from one perspective is magically transformed to another. It is a discovery that this chain of islands is even more beautiful than we knew.

For all Bermudians, for those who know and love the island, for the visitor who wishes to cherish a memory of this special place, here is the completion of a unique and spectacular trilogy..”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 12". White boards with Black titling to the Spine. Tags: 0920831129 abbotts and aquamarine bermuda bermudians boaz calypso city cliff cockroach dockyard elys fly george hamilton harbour harrington hill homes inst island over pink rounding sands scott shipwrecks sighting snorkelers sound stallard visible waters wreck
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A Boat in Our Baggage: Around the World with a Kayak by Maria Coffey (£19.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. A little ruffled at the top edges. Leans very slightly. A nice copy.Description: Drinking water stright from the ganges, eating a cake made of flies or have lightening bolts sent to her from an African witchdoctor.These are the experiences told in this book. 278pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: Kayak Islands Sea 0316907707
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A Taste of Hawaii by Jean-Marie Josselin (£18.50)Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1556701918]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slightly faded at the spine, heavier so toward the top of the lower panel.Description: From the cover: “One of Hawaii's most highly acclaimed chefs, Jean-Marie Josselin, brings his classical French training to bear on the traditions of his adopted in home. Includes chapters on soups; appetizers and salads; fish and seafood; meat and poultry; vegetables and side dishes; sauces, dips, and dressings; and desserts. The recipes include such dishes as Blue Crab Bisque with Filipino Pepper Soba Noodle Salad with Sweet Shrimp Rolls, Sizzling Ginger Mahi-Mahi with Shabu Dipping Sauce, Grilled Paniolo Steak with Maui Onion Rings, and Coconut Cake with Guava Pastry Cream. In keeping with current concerns for health, recipes are low in fat and call for the freshest authentic Hawaiian ingredients, although mainland substitutions are included. Spectacular photographs, many taken on location, show the beauty of the islands and their native ingredients, transformed into delicious dishes that will transport you to a land of sun, sand, and blue waters.” Blue boards with Green titling to the Spine & Upper Board.Notes: Illustrated by Martin Jacobs (Photos.) & Coco Masuda. Size: 11¼" x 8½". 224 pages. Tags: mangos guavas vegetables seafood onions lettuce watercress papayas mangos bananas desserts avocados lychee macadamia dolphinfish swordfish mackerel tuna opihi lobsters crawfish stir-fry steaming broiling seafood noodles rice sesame seeds salads.
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Pim's Pacific by Selected & Edited by Judy Tudor (£18.00)Publisher: Pacific Publications — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some ruffling at the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “The people who have contributed to this book come from all walks of life — ex-Governors, public servants, school-teachers, journalists, crocodile-shooters, pub-keepers, master-mariners, cruising yachtsmen, traders — but they all have one thing in common: They have worked, lived and sometimes have been born in the Pacific Islands. There is something about each of them in the biographical notes that introduce each of the stories, all of which appeared in the Pacific Islands Monthly between 1950 and 1965.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". 223 pages. Tags: Pacific Islands Monthly Pacific Islands
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Planned Beef Production by Stephen Williams; C. David Edgar; (£18.00)Publisher: Crosby Lockwood & Son — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with few marks. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a rough nearly closed tear to the leading edge of the lower panel. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THE production of beef cattle is complex and is becoming increasingly so. Technical changes have been applied to the once simple matter of having herds of breeding cattle in some places and yards of fattening bullocks in others. Sometimes they were on the same farm, but often there was a considerable distance between them and this was bridged by the cattle dealer and the store market. New concepts of breeding by artificial insemination led to the replacement of some dual-purpose cattle by some others. The reds and the roans became black and white, or just black; and the buffs are now making an appearance. Physical and chemical methods of dehorning have jostled with genetic advances in polling. Competition between the churn stand and the calf pen in a period of falling milk prices led to early weaning in its various guises and to the greater use of milk substitutes and the earlier feeding of concentrates. Multiple suckling, carefully supervised by expensive labour, has led to mass suckling with labour charges spread over more cattle. More recently there have been interesting developments with barley fed and battery beef with forage flowing untouched from silo to stock, a trickle of concentrates being fed on the way. The time has come for an appraisal of the multitude of methods in beef production and the many differing ideas regarding suitable breeds down to the introduction of the Charolais.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: acres additives adoption advisory agent agricultural agriculture alfalfa altitude analysis angus application approach arable artificial aspect association assurance attestation auctions auger automatic automation autumn bacteria balance barley barley-beef barns basic batch baths battery beef-lots beevebilde beeves behaviour belts biology bloat boards boiled bonuses book-keeping boots bowls boxes breeding breeds brewers bucket
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Three Boys in a Boat by David Brook (£18.00)Publisher: London: Adlard Coles Limited — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper with fraying to the spine ends and corners. Endpapers and blanks tanned. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This is a unique human story of how a man, suddenly left with three young boys to bring up on his own, turned to yachting as a means of both bringing himself closer to them and helping them to grow up without being too acutely aware of the lack of one parent. How well he succeeded the reader will soon judge.

However, this tale is much more than a family chronicle. It is written by a very competent yachtsman who manages to convey what life on a small cruising yacht is like better than many another writer. His descriptions are often dramatic, always interesting.

Here is cruising on the East Coast, in Belgium, Holland and the Channel Islands — racing with the East Anglian Offshore fleet in which the author was third overall with Nymphet in 1963.

There are some tense moments in I fog and heavy weather with what is probably one of the best descriptions written of a gale at sea in a small boat with an open cockpit.

The story comes to a thrilling climax when the family nearly lose their yacht in a force 9 off Dover. There is also a moving account of how a young woman came into their lives to become not only an able yachtswoman but mother to the three boys.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Malcolm Young. Size: 8½" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: sailing narratives yachting burnham river dutch cruise thames estuary race ostend enkhuizen nymphet mavre gosselin sark voyages travels yachts
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Here's Holland: Formerly Roaming ’Round Holland by Sheila Gazaleh-Weevers (£17.50)Publisher: Self Published — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9080125520]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “Here’s Holland is meant to be fun and to make your stay here fun also. It is written from first-hand experience and a long association with Roaming ‘round Holland. By introducing visitors and new residents to this unique country, and answering some of the questions they undoubtedly have, we hope to help them feel at home here, and stimulate them to take full advantage of all it has to offer. There is definitely more to Holland than tulips and cheese! The book includes not only what readers should visit, but a choice of unique places they will enjoy visiting throughout the Netherlands ... even by bike. What makes this country fascinating is the variety of what it has to offer; its historic and exciting cities with their world class museums and their nightlife; its state-of-the-art recreation park attractions, cutting edge educational exhibits; its extensive beaches, folkloric old villages and so much more. Maps are given or each province, with directions and times for each venue all laid out in a practical way. A useful calendar lists where and when unusual or special annual events take place, with hotels and restaurants both in and out of town also included. With Here’s Holland, planning your trips will be as enjoyable as making them. Part II is a handbook providing newcomers with a wealth of information, advice and contact addresses to help them settle in and feel at home. Checking the Table of Contents will reveal how broad that information is, and what is relevant to you. We are sure you will find the Netherlands a rewarding country, rich in possibilities and experiences. Come and see for yourselves.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¾". 436 pages. Tags: aachen aalsmeer accommodation afsluitdijk alkmaar ameland amersfoort amstel amsterdam amsterdam’s anne antwerp apeldoorn arnhem arnhem’s arrival arts assen banks basics benelux bergen bergen-aan-zee bergen-op-zoom biesbos biesbosch bolsward bosch brabant breda bridge bruges brussels bulbfields burg canals cathedral central colour contexts costs costumes countries credits crime customs dam delft delftshaven delta den
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The Naval History of the World War: Offensive Operations 1914-1915 by Thomas G. [Goddard] Frothingham (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Harvard Universtiy Press — 1924Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is lightly soiled. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Tables; Fold-Out Maps [8];Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black Spine Strip to Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. [X] 349 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 naval operations cruiser pacific battle coronel falkland islands dardanelles distribution forces movements strategy british expeditionary force heligoland fisher admiralty german dogger bank chase
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History of World Exploration by John Keay (£16.00)Publisher: Mallard Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0792453255]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs, maps and drawings. From the cover: “The history of the exploration of our world is a heroic adventure, a centuries-old quest to extend the limit of our physical horizons and to test our courage and fortitude. The stories of these explorers and their expeditions have, from ancient times, inspired and embodied the ascent of man. From Marco Polo, Columbus and Cook, Livingstone, Burton and Speke, to those intrepid polar explorers Scott and Amundsen, to Edmund Hillary who scaled the peak of Everest — all are a breed apart and all have their own remarkable stories to tell.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 322 pages. Tags: royal geographical society early exploration asia africa north america central south america oceanography antarctic exploration explorers expeditions equipment expeditionary records motives for exploration discovery migrations colonization spanish conquistadores polynesians remotest islands terrestrial explorers david livingstone zambezi cartographv great geographer eratosthenes expedition earth chinese exploration zheng venetian traveller trade luxury
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The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, 1894-1945 by Edited by S. L. Mayer (£16.00)Publisher: Bison Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861241428]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, short closed and tape-reinforced to the spine ends. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1984 thus, previously published as ‘The Japanese War Machine’ in 1976] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In 1868, Japan emerged from feudalism and civil conflict as a comparatively undeveloped industrial state in an age of European imperialism in East Asia. Within a generation, Japan had risen to the ranks of the foremost industrial and military powers in the Western Pacific. A generation later, Japan had become the paramount power in East Asia, and her naval and air forces spread Japanese power across the Pacific. The formidable weapon built in the name of the Emperor swept across China and Manchuria; her air forces pummelled Pearl Harbor and Darwin; her armies marched to Singapore and the gates of India. Her navies seized some Aleutian islands and strafed the California coast. By 1942 the world had come to know the power of the most devastating force in the Pacific — the Japanese War Machine.

The force and power of the Japanese War Machine is told here by some of the world’s leading experts in guns, tanks, planes, and ships of World War II. The drama of Japan’s seizure of Manchuria, the take-over of the State by the Army, the invasion of China, the simultaneous attack on Malaya, Hawaii, the Philippines and the oil-rich Dutch East Indies is told in all the horror and shock the Japanese invader placed before Western eyes. The fall of Singapore and Hong Kong, the conquest of Burma and Indo-China took place within a hundred days. The flag of the Rising Sun ruled a maritime empire from the Russian border to the gates of Australia, from Burma to Midway.

But the strength of the Japanese War Machine depended on Japanese industrial power, which in the end, was no match for the United States and its Allies. The Japanese soldier, infused with the warrior code of Bushido fought hard and long in New Guinea’s jungles; as the struggle was brought closer to Japan’s home islands, the Japanese soldier fought on tenaciously in the Philippines and on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The air forces began suicide missions, thekamikaze, which drove into Allied aircraft, heroically and fanatically.. .but all too little, too late. The nuclear holocaust, which ended World War II, left a ruined Japan and a wrecked Japanese War Machine.

THE RISE AND FALL OF IMPERIAL JAPAN is the tragic and noble history of a gallant people led into a misguided war. The millions who suffered in Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the Japanese War Machine bear silent tribute to its folly.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: accord admiral agreement aircraft airfield aizaka akagi akatsuki akitsuki alamein aleutian alliance amagi ambassador amphibious anglo-japanese anti-comintern araki archipelago arima arisaka aritomo armada arsenal auchinleck aung baldwin baltic batavia battlecruisers battles battleships bernardino biak bilateral bismarck blarney blenheim bmw bose bougainville brooke-popham burma-siam camp cape carriers chandra changi changkufeng changsha chennault
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A New History of Rome by E. Berkley (£15.50)Publisher: Thomas Laurie, Undated — 1890Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners and a little rubbed / frayed. End papers spotted. Discreet inscription on ffep. Hinges weakening. Top edges dusty.Description: Blue cloth with gold titling on spine, embossed titling and motif on front cover. Pull out map pre title page. 487pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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Tempest Over Tahiti by Charlotte [Franken] Haldane (£15.50)Publisher: London: Constable — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a short, closed, tear to the foot of the upper panel. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Plates; Maps; Genealogical Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: pomare queen tahiti george pritchard explorers eighteenth century describe pacific ocean captain thomas wallis history society islands 19th colonization french polynesia island
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Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef by T. C. Roughley (£15.50)Publisher: Angus & Robertson — 1939Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good+. A little rubbed at extremities with some bruising. Small inscription to ½ title page. Light offset to the endpapers and light spotting throughout.Description: Green cloth with now faded gilt titling to spine, embossed borders to boards. Pleasant colour frontispiece with other B&W and Colour photographs throughout.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". 282 pages. Tags: zoologist great barrier reef australia coral polyps reef coral sea-stars sea-urchins beche-de-mer turtles crabs shellfish mermaid islands fishing sea birds flotsam jetsam
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Manual of Foreign Dialects for Radio, Stage and Screen by Lewis Herman; Marguerite Shalett Herman; (£13.50)Publisher: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company — 1943Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine and the margins of the boards with rubbing to the tips. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Garson Kanin. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Tags: acting actors and australian beche bermuda british chinese cockney czech dialects english etc european filipino finnish foreign french german gilbert greek hawaiian how hungarian india irish islands italian japanese jugoslav language lithuanian manual mar mexican middle new norwegian phonetics pidgin polish portuguese pronunciation russian scottish slang spanish speakers swedish the use words yiddish zealand
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The Grandeur That Was Rome by J. C. Stobart (£13.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jacdso — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 028348456X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: This work on Roman culture and civilization has been acknowledged as a masterpiece. Few books have so successfully conveyed the scope and sweep of a period and yet retained such a scrupulous concern for scholastic accuracy. The author measures the achievements of the Romans not so much by their military success and imperial expansion, but by their cultural and political contribution to the welfare of mankind.Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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Channel Harbours and Anchorages by K Adlard coles (£13.00)Publisher: Nautical Publishing — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good.Description: With its black and white illustrations and photographs, this book gives detailed pilotage for the coasts, harbours and bays of the entire Channel Islands including Les Ecrehou and the Minquiers, the English coastline from Christchurch to Portland and the French from Barfleur to Dinard.
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Holland by Eugene Fodor (£13.00)Publisher: Fodor — 1936Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. This edition of the Fodor travel series contains a wealth of up-to-the-minute information on one of Europe's smallest, most unique countries, Holland.Tags: aachen aalsmeer accommodation afsluitdijk air alkmaar ameland amersfoort amstel amsterdam amsterdam’s and anne antwerp apeldoorn arnhem arnhem’s around arrival arts assen banks basics benelux bergen bergen-aan-zee bergen-op-zoom biesbos biesbosch bolsward bosch brabant breda bridge bruges brussels bulbfields burg canals cathedral central city colour contexts costs costumes countries credits crime customs dam
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Sea Fishing by Eric Cooper (£13.00)Publisher: Adam & Charles Black — 1957Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked and chipped at the head of the spine, stained on the reverse. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: 3rd Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. A guide to the most modem methods employed today in the capture of sea fish in British waters. Chapters describe boat fishing, rock fishing, shore fishing, harbour, pier and estuary fishing; and include sharks, tope, bass, mackerel, tunny, grey mullet, conger, bream, pollack, flatfish, skate and cod, whiting and pouting.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 186 pages. Tags: thresher-shark middlesbrough rotten-bottom paternoster fisherman's portsmouth guidebooks techniques salt-water eastbourne small-eyed cuttlefish mevagissey groundbait after-dark pirk-style stranraer tynemouth saltwater thornback porbeagle yorkshire technique lymington caithness sand-eels fishguard sting-ray edinburgh festivals dumfries shetland mackerel monkfish american plymouth coalfish keyhaven trolling flatfish spinning flounder hebrides hastings festival southend nuisance scotland skegness blue-fin estuary
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Russian Voyages Round the World by N. Nozikov (£12.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Pages lightly age-tanned with some spotting to start and finish.Description: War Economy Standard - circa 1950. Maps to the endpapers. The first Russian voyages round the world are closely linked with the activities of the Russian-American Company, the formation of which was called forth, in its turn, by the tremendous expansion of Russian possessions in the Pacific Ocean in the second half of the eighteenth century.Notes: Foreword or introduction by M. A. Sergeyev. Size: 8½" x 5½". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 165 pages. Tags: kronstadt the canary isles santa catharina washington islands nukuhiva petropavlovsk-on-kamchatka russian embassy japan kamchatka sakhalin macao russian america whampoa sunda islands indian ocean kurile islands valparaiso new archangel aleutian archipelago senyavin islands mariana archipelago famous warrior mariners russian navy russian fleet kresenstem first russian mariners sail round the world lisyansky gotovnin utke yakutsk settlement sea okhotsk chukchi peninsula pacific ocean russian voyages great kamchatka command 1716-1720 first and second bering expeditions 1725-1730 1733-1743 chukchi expedition shestakov 1727-1732 russian merchants gregory ivanovich shelekhov russian- american company
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The Living isles by Peter Crawford (£12.50)Publisher: Guild — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Text bright and tight.Description: A Natural History of Britain and Ireland. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This magnificent book is a celebration of the natural history of the British Isles. A companion to the BBC TV series, it tells, in even greater detail, the story of our changing landscape and its wildlife over the last 10,000 years. During which our ‘living isles’ have emerged from the barren terrain left by the last Ice Age. A practical feature of this exceptional book is its comprehensive regional gazetteer which is an invaluable guide to the natural history of Britain and Ireland. There are nearly 450 sites listed, all open to the public, and each one has been selected to reveal the chronological development of our islands.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: british isles natural history conservancy national trust shaping the islands primeval woodlands butterflies giant dragonflies swamplands early man grouse moors mountain corries naturalists ice age ate climate
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The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal: Exploring the Ghost Fleet of the South Pacific by Robert D. Ballard with Rick Archbold (£12.50)Publisher: New York: Warner Books — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0446516368]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily to the top corners which are near frayed, which is sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “IRON BOTTOM SOUND… IT GETS ITS NAME FROM ALL the ships that sank there. From August to November of 1942 the tropical waters off the small island of Guadalcanal were the scene of some of the fiercest sea battles of World War II. Fifty years later, Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic and the Bismarck, took his exploration team to Guadalcanal. Their goal was not one ship but an entire naval battlefield. On board were some of the men who had served on those ships that now lay beneath Iron Bottom Sound. The memories of these survivors help tell a powerful, poignant story of men and ships and war.

The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal re-creates the whole story of the campaign that changed the course of the Pacific war. For all the fame of its air and land battles, Guadalcanal is also a compelling story of sailors and warships. In fact, more Americans died in Guadalcanal waters than on land. The terror and confusion of night naval action is conveyed here in gripping chapters that describe first the bitter American defeat in the Battle of Savo Island and then the struggle to eventual victory in the climactic Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. We then descend in Ballard’s submarine to view scenes of American, Australian, and Japanese ships lying together on the ocean floor, their guns still eerily pointing at each other.

With over 300 illustrations, this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make bestsellers of Robert Ballard’s two previous books, The Discovery of the Titanic and The Discovery of the Bismarck. Haunting pictures of the wrecks are paired with photographs of the ships in their prime; a spectacular full-page foldout reveals the USS Quincy and the Canberra, painted in accurate detail by maritime artist Ken Marschall. Full-colour maps and diagrams plus a host of paintings and present-day photographs help to both re-create this extraordinary chapter in the history of the Pacific war and convey the excitement of modern underwater exploration.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 227 pages. Tags: underwater archaeology solomon islands guadalcanal island shipwrecks marine naval engineering ships operations actions pacific ocean second war salvage battle historic sites
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The Wildlife of the Royal Estates by Robin Page (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Hinges weak at the front flap. Tanning to the blanks and first & last few pages. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. The Royal estates of thousands of acres of land not only rich in natural beauty but remarkable havens for wildlife of all kinds. Contents: Balmoral; Sandringham; Buckingham Palace Garden; The Duchy Of Cornwall; The Duchy Of Lancaster; A Guide To The Royal Estates And Their Wildlife;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: 574-941 natural history great wildlife the royal estates wildlife habitats conservation techniques erosion litter damage public access countryside responsible land-owners estates deerstalking red deer roe deer golden eagles peregrine falcons ptarmigan crested tits salmon otters native fauna flora threatening wildlife mountains moorlands islands bogs forests fens lowlands sand dunes sea landscape birds animals plants habitat streams valleys seas harriers hunting foxes scavenging badger cubs deer browsing birds butterflies flowers collectors irresponsible birdwatchers plant thieves
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Venice: The Masque of Italy by Marcel Brion (£12.50)Publisher: Elek — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0236310305]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, notably at the top edges where we have several small closed tears.Description: From the cover: “In this sumptuous book, every aspect of Venice is explored. Marcel Brion, who has spent much of his life there, surveys the city’s history from the fifth century to the nineteenth, vividly describes its passionate way of life, and evaluates its importance in the world of art. Edwin Smith’s subtle photographs illustrate the glory of Venice and her sister islands displayed in their architecture, paintings, sculpture and glassware. Together they have created a volume which contains the whole spirit of Venice.”Notes: Size: 11" x 8". 223 pages. Tags: venice venetians piazza san marco grand canal italy byzantine car basilica della salute doge’s palace porphyrs gondolas gondolier moor fenice theatre bridge sighs rialto bridge canaletto ricci zanetti visentlni
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Inshore Sea Fishing by W. S. Forsyth (£12.00)Publisher: A & C Black — 1942Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine dull and slightly soiled. Water marking to the front pastedown. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: Black cloth with silver titling to spine. Includes a chapter on curing, smoking, drying etc. Illustrated / decorative rear pastedown. Containing 88 illustrations from drawings by the Author.Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". 104 pages. Tags: thresher-shark middlesbrough rotten-bottom paternoster fisherman's small-eyed pirk-style after-dark groundbait cuttlefish eastbourne salt-water techniques guidebooks portsmouth mevagissey thornback caithness festivals edinburgh sting-ray fishguard sand-eels stranraer technique porbeagle saltwater tynemouth lymington yorkshire hebrides hastings festival southend nuisance scotland blue-fin plymouth flounder skegness shetland flatfish trolling dumfries coalfish american monkfish mackerel keyhaven spinning pollack
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Certain Islands by David Divine (£11.50)Publisher: MacDonald — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356035956]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Slight shelf wear at edges of DJ with a small (1cm) split in reverse near edge.Description: The islands in this book have been chosen for their special characteristics - islands of discovery and of war, of refuge and terror, of pirates and of gods. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 215pp Size: Demy Octavo. Index
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Germany by Luisa Tschabushnig (£11.50)Publisher: Tiger — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781855012929]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Germany has assumed a significant political and economic role on the world stage and has asserted itself as one of the great industrial powers. However, this modern and industrial nation also contains monuments which bear witness to a rich historical and cultural past and which increase the charm of the landscape. The town of Dinkelsbuhl with its 14th-century houses, towers and ramparts, or Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its splendid Gothic cathedral, are two examples of the many city-museums to be found in Germany. The Rhine valley contains an extraordinary series of romantic, idyllic and historical landscapes and, although it is not far from the country’s modern metropolises, it often gives the impression of being an area in which time has stood still.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: germany german historical heritage german civilization cathedrals abbeys cities kirchner gropius germans thuringians bavarians saxons slavs saxon frank swabian emperors feudal framework westphalia german states bavaria prussia frederick leipzig congress vienna german confederation bismarck chancellor german economic politics rhine st. castor st. florin liebfrauenkirche romanesque architecture german towns trier
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Holiday Cruising in the Netherlands by John Oliver (£11.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071536488X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of text block slightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with plates, maps and diagrams. From the cover: “Holland is a country of water: of great commercial canals and rivers. This is a book both for the cruising man and the yachtsman. The author first explains how to get a boat to Holland, or how to hire there. Then he describes each cruising area. Notes follow on shops, eating out, entertainments, repairs and fuel. The main waterway navigation rules follow. Finally a section of useful information, a glossary of Dutch words, and some helpful appendices.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 151 pages. Tags: yachtsman schelde versemeer ijsselmeer friesland friesian islands western holland ijssel neder rijn waal maas cruise abroad waterway netherlands waterways british canal enthusiasts yachtsmen hiring boat holland gouda zeelandbrug storm gates krimpen holland’s rare deep locks waterbus amsterdam river police boat muiden jachthaven vlissingen veersemeer holiday cruising zeeschow ijssehneer lighthouse marken dyke surrounding markerward harbour volendam old harbour enlchuizen friesian farmhouse modern cantilever bridge trawlers oudeschild bridge groningen motor boats river vecht houseboat barge swing bridge radboud castle waterways navigable yachts buoys inland waterways beacons
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Jersey by Ward Rutherford (£11.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715370758]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [2];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: rutherford 0715370758 jersey channel islands description travel history
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Societe [Société] Jersiaise Annual Bulletin for 1992 by Various (£11.50)Publisher: Société Jersiaise — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340002670]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the wrappers with a heavy knock to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps & plans.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". [XIV] 165 pages. Tags: antiquities channel history islands jersey jersiaise museum periodicals societe socie´te´ societies
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The Channel Islands: A New Study by Edited by Victor Coysh (£11.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715373331]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “The Channel Islands have won fame through their natural beauty, distinctive breeds of cattle and well known produce, and also as the only piece of British soil to be occupied (1940-45) by the Germans in World War ll. This ‘New Study’ relates the historic development of the Islands, in peace and war from their geological and prehistoric foundations to the present day. The smaller islands, bird-haunted rocks and offshore reefs are not forgotten, the individual charm of each made apparent. The whole volume is well illustrated with photographs, line drawings and maps.”Notes: Size: 10" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: guernsey martello tower peter port ormer jersey bull helier sark bon air, martin’s vraic mail steamer reindeer aubin’s station creux harbour hathaway alderney bonne nuit bay fort tourgis les etacs herm chausey islands
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The Falkland Islands Mystery by SEA-LION (£11.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ faded with loss at head and tail, further closed tears and rubbing at the corners. Bruised at head, tail and corners. Pages heavily age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “wireless communication between the Admiralty and the Falkland Islands fails. The cruiser Bristol, when sent to investigate, mysteriously disappears. A gang of ex-Nazis seize the Falklands — an ideal base for their pilotless aircraft and explosive rockets by which they mean to force Britain to recognize their brutal leader.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". 192 pages.
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The Orkney Story by Liv Kjorsvik Schei (£11.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0713447710]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Book plate to the first blank. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [62]; Colour Photographs [13]; Black & White Drawings [10]; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Beyond Britannia, where the endless ocean opens, lies Orkney (Orosius, fifth century AD).

This informative guide traces the history and development of Orkney from prehistoric to modern times. Liv Schei has produced a fascinating account of the cultures, archaeology and folklore of the Islands and has also considered the way the Orcadians have adapted to the encroachments of the industrial world. Illustrated with Gunnie Moberg’s beautiful colour and black and white photographs, this book will appeal not only to the interested visitor but to all Orcadians, whose keen interest in their roots was an inspiration to the author.”
Notes: Illustrated by Gunnie Moberg (Photos.). Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 224 pages. Tags: schei liv kjorsvik orkney scotland geography history description and travel 1979 essays travelogues pictorials see also photography subjects themes regional europe great britain places peoples interest pictorial works gunnie moberg photos 0713447710
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A Lifetime of Badgers by Peter Hardy (£10.50)Publisher: Readers Union — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the head, tail and corners. Top edges of text block dusty. Gently faded at the spine of both the DJ and the book.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Brock the badger, with his white streaked head and cuddly, ungainly body, holds a special place in our affections. Yet only a year or so ago the badger population of these islands had decreased by 5-10,000 and was falling fast as a result of man’s greed and inhumanity. Fortunately the recent Protection of Badgers Act now affords them some real measure of defence. Peter Hardy, MP, responsible for the passage of this Act through the Commons and an ardent conservationist, reveals how attitudes are changing towards this much misunderstood creature and his own fascination with badgers. A comprehensive study of badgers, this humane book is also a plea for tolerance and a challenging hope for survival in a changing world.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 135 pages. Tags: badger’s head sow badger caught snare badger dig terriers baiting their prey sett boar badger skull south asian hog badger agriculture ministry badgers act badger survey devon ferret badger forestry commission hog badger nature conservancy council protection birds acts protection animals act 1911 royal society for the protection animals society for the promotion nature reserves federation for animal welfare rother valley countryside field woodland natural history conservation species
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Great Battles of the Royal Navy by Eric Grove (£10.50)Publisher: Colour Library Direct — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185833845X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Great Battles of the Royal Navy As Commemorated in the Gunroom, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. From the flap: “With 25 battles selected, discussed and assessed by an international author team and superbly illustrated by colour paintings and contemporary photographs and prints, ‘Great Battles of the Royal Navy’ is a superb visual and historical tribute to the great traditions of Britain’s navy, from the earliest days, through the long centuries when the ‘wooden walls’ both protected the British Isles from invasion and helped build a world empire, to the wars of the twentieth century. It will delight all with an interest in the sea, its ships and the greatest actions fought over 1100 years of naval warfare.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 10" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: transportation shipbuilding cunningham operations traditions finisterre copenhagen sluys1340 seafaring trafalgar duckworth falklands stopford cochrane falkland maritime jellicoe military glorious quiberon woodward british warfare passaro vincent kingdom russell pessaro defence james’s aboukir saintes sturdee history britain jutland battles islands matapan domingo harwood england general taranto united lyster armada fraser rodney nelson alfred
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Some Lovely Islands by Leslie Thomas (£10.50)Publisher: Arlington — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085140586X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled along edges with two closed, tape repaired on the reverse, tears to the upper panel. Price Clipped. Leans very gently.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “One spring Leslie Thomas took time off from writing novels and began a journey to the small islands around Britain and Ireland.

His journey was to take him to St Agnes and its adjoining island, The Gugh, in the Scillies; he visited, too, the neighbouring islands of St Mary’s and Tresco. He went on to Fair Isle, the outrider of all our islands, majestically, beautifully alone, far in the north; Caldy Island, with its friendly monks driving their yellow amphibian into the ;sea, making perfume from the flowers of their Welsh isle; Auskerry, uninhabited, wide of the Orkneys, where he journeyed with the sheep-shearers in a bucking fishing boat, where he found a wreck and an unexplained grave. Then he went across to Ireland and the lovely haunted islands of the Blaskets, bereft of their people now, but with their houses still standing in the sun; north again to Luing, tucked into the Hebrides, and then far south to the tiny Channel Isles of Herm, Sark and Alderney; finally, Btownsea Island, one of the four islands in Poole Harbour, once one of the most isolated spots in Britain.

First published in 1968, Some Lovely Islands is a richly evocative account, alive with stories of sea and storms, happy with humour and humanity. The book has since been completely redesigned, the text revised and updated to include additional islands, and Peter Cheze-Brown has embellished it with his outstanding photographs. The combination makes for an enchanting, lively and highly personal account of some of the loneliest parts of Britain and Ireland. Readers will delight in the discovery that small islands are not just rocks and calling gulls, not just silent beaches or secret inlets: they are people too, as is demonstrated by the vivid humour of the stories.

Leslie Thomas says, "Strange how loneliness is the one thing I fear in life, and yet it is the lonely places that call me, draw me, summon me to go to them and to see and share their loneliness …" This is the feeling of the book. The feeling of standing alone on an outpost of rock, facing an ocean, held by the wind. The feeling of isolation, of suspended time, of sun on the face, and the knowledge that the pavements of cities are far away.

A companion volume to the best-selling The Hidden Places of Britain, Some Lovely Islands is the tale of a journey of discovery, fulfilment and happiness. In small places..”
Notes: Illustrated by Peter Che`ze-Brown (Photos.). Size: 10" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: observations description clearisle personal auskerry skellig blasket britain islands travel lundy caldy great agnes luing herm fair gugh holy isle and the leslie thomas peter che`ze-brown photos 085140586x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Diamond Head by GILMAN Peter (£10.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1961Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good - spine slighty faded.Description: 351 pages. With its warring politicians, the bedroom brawlings of Hawaii's first families, the unceasing fight of the labour unions to smash the hold of the big sugar industries that control the islands, mixed marriages and the tension and fear over the islands volcanic threats.
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Anthem by Tim Binding (£9.50)Publisher: Picador — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0330487450]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper slightly ruffled along edges, nicked at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Tim Binding has written a novel fearless in the scale of its ambition, an anthem to the struggle for national identity, to lost hopes and tarnished glory. Enthralling, moving, darkly funny and humane, it is a triumphant account of ordinary people and war, as the lives of four families are reshaped by a dispute over a group of small, barren islands at the bottom of the world.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 407 pages. Tags: downtrodden enthralling triumphant patriotic tarnished falkland families suburban triunphs salesman national struggle idendity ordinary account aspects private display islands obscure british england revival fiction anthem modern public london social griefs darkly family crisis people humane gossip events colony moving change funny hopes glory their north life hide shoe 1982 lost tips four town the for war
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