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The Naval Review Volumes IX, V & VI by W. H. Henderson (£126.00)Publisher: The Naval Society — 1919Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Private book plate to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Maps; Fold-Out Maps;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360/256/112 pages. Tags: naval review london england indexes art periodicals unit navies britain indices journals history british navy bibliographies library catalogues
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ABM ARTbibliographies Modern Volume 38 Number 1 2007 by Rachel Brockhurs; , Laura Clarke; (£37.00)Publisher: ProQuest — 2007Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) Condition: Near Fine.Description: Abstracts of the Current Literature of Modern Art, PhotographLy and Design. From the introduction: “The subject coverage starts at c.1880 (except in the case of photography which is covered from its invention), in order to include the art of the late 19th century; those artists and movements whose work represents the roots of 20th century art, and without which the latter cannot be fully studied, are also included. Within the period outlined the aim is to cover all aspects of art, crafts, design, and photography. The coverage of periodicals used to concentrate on the 12-month period prior to publication. Thus Volume 30 (1999) provided coverage of the periodical literature for 1998. However, since Volume 31, no. 1 (2000) we have aimed to become more current in our coverage, and each issue will now include journals from the current and preceding years. In cases where publication of periodicals is delayed, the most recent issue is covered; also backlog issues are sometimes included.” White boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board.Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". 694 pages. Tags: african arts american art american artist arlis/anz kunstmagazin art history aurora asian nexus backflash blueprint aesthetics photography camera obscura ceramic review connaissance des arts digital creativity arts review art magazine kunst
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George Moore Merchant and Philanthropist by Samuel Smiles (£36.00)Publisher: George Routledge & Sons — 1878Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities with some marks here and there. Heavily shaken with a couple of gathers laying proud at the leading edge. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Binding exposed at pp113 and that gather beginning to detach.Description: Portraiture frontispiece, with tissue guard, by G. F. Watts, Etched by Rajon.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 529 pages. Tags: autobiography britain businessmen essays irish journals letters merchants moore philanthropists prose reference sam smiles social values works
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Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang (£33.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with a stain to the bottom margisn of the last half of the pages, not affecting the text.Description: New Edition. [First Edition: 1844] 32pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXV] pages. Tags: anthropology apollo bull-roarer cronus cupid customs divining early essays family fetichism folklore general history hottentot infinite introduction journals kalevala letters mandragora manners method mouse mythology myths other prose psyche religion savages science social sociology sun-frog works
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The Book of Exploration by Ray Howgego (£32.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407222752]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Charts; Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

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

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

The book is organized simply and chronologically, beautifully illustrated with contemporary maps, paintings, journal entries and other artefacts, and with entertaining asides and sometimes unorthodox interpretations based on the author’s lifetime study of the subject.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10½. Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360 pages. Tags: howgego 9781407222752 exploration historical travel pioneering explorers christian missionaries unusual journeys discovery adventurers
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The Wind Commands: Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific by Harry Morton (£22.50)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851772145]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Printed by the University of British Columbia Press with Conway sticker to the title page and in the Conway dust wrapper. Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “Based on the journals of over one hundred men and women who sailed the Pacific — men as famous as Sir Francis Chichester or as notorious as William Bligh — Harry Morton’s unusual and extremely readable book is a discussion of the problems the Pacific has posed, of the hardship, courage and ingenuity associated with facing them, and of their gradual solution.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Hermansen & Paul Dwillies. Size: 10¼" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 498 pages. Tags: seventeenth-century ship-of-the-line pacific-built navigational developments sea-anchors measurement windjammers sleigh-ride instruments buccaneers starvation navigation discipline watercraft polynesian leadership particular indigenous historical psychology shipwreck nantucket grounding stability surviving endeavour seafaring whaleship materials australia shipworms mutinies steering elements greatest warships european galleons magellan problems clippers furneaux gerbault flogging mandell william iammers sailing america whaling
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Journal of Katherine Mansfield by J. Middleton Murray (£19.50)Publisher: Constable & Co. — 1933Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Faded at the spine, a little rubbed at the edges of the boards. Leans. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of the text block spotted. Light spotting throughout although text more than acceptable.Description: Grey cloth with red titling and borders to spine and upper board. KATHERINE MANSFIELD (Katherine Middleton Murry, nee Kathleen Beauchamp) was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 14, 1888. These are the journals of this author.Notes: Size: 8vo Large Post (21 x 13cm Approx.). 252 pages. Tags: mansfield writers authors magazines beauchamp wellington queen's college oscar wilde
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The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Translated from the French by W. Conyngham Mallory (£18.50)Publisher: Tudor Publishing — 1935Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily soiled and edgeworn, loss at head and tail, rubbed at the tips. Boards dull and soiled. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text more than acceptable.Description: Complete and unabridged edition. From the cover: “Widely regarded as the first modern autobiography, ‘The Confessions’ is an astonishing work of acute psychological insight. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) argued passionately against the inequality he believed to be intrinsic to civilized society. In his ‘Confessions’ he relives the first fifty-three years of his radical life with vivid immediacy — from his earliest years, where we can see the source of his belief in the innocence of childhood, through the development of his philosophical and political ideas, his struggle against the French authorities and exile from France following the publication of ‘Emile’. Depicting a life of adventure, persecution, paranoia, and brilliant achievement, ‘The Confessions’ is a landmark work by one of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, which was a direct influence upon the work of Proust, Goethe and Tolstoy among others.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6½". 1034 pages. Tags: 18th authors autobiography biography century criticism essays european french historical jean-jacques journals letters literary military other philosophers political prose rousseau works
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Collected Essays and Lectures 1937-1995 by Elliott Carter (£17.00)Publisher: Rochester & Woodbridge: University of Rochester Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1580460259]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Appendices [2]; Musical scores;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". In the Eastman Studies in Music series. [XX] 369 pages. Tags: eastman studies music elliott ives faure debussy gilbert stravinsky varese steuermann piston 1976 sessions wolpe petrassi babbitt boulez boulanger balanchine rosenfeld auden 20th century history criticism composers musicians theory musicology essays journals letters prose
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Manuscript Sources in the Library of Congress For Research On the American Revolution by John R. Sellers, Gerard W. Gawalt, Paul H. Smith & Patricia Molen van Ee (£15.50)Publisher: Library of Congress — 1975Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0844401226]Condition: Very Good. Spine and boards slightly dulled otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by elizabeth Hamer Kegan. Size: 10½" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [III] 372 pages. Tags: library congress catalogs manuscripts american washington united states history revolution 1775-1783 sources bibliography revolutionary era account books journals and diaries miscellaneous orderly each john sellers gerard gawalt paul smith patricia molen van elizabeth hamer kegan 0844401226
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Can Any Mother Help Me? by Jenna Bailey (£14.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571233139]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “In 1935, a young woman wrote a letter to the women’s magazine Nursery World:

‘Can any mother help me? I live a very lonely life as I have no near neighbours. I cannot afford to buy a wireless. I adore reading, but with no library am very limited with books … I know it is bad to brood and breed hard thoughts and resentment. Can any reader suggest an occupation that will intrigue me and exclude “thinking” and cost nothing!’

Women from all over the country wrote back expressing similar frustrations. They were full of ideas and opinions but had nowhere to express them. So they decided to start a private magazine.

The Cooperative Correspondence Club -or CCC as it quickly became known — was a place for these women to describe the subjects close to their heart: the pain and elation of childbirth, the difficulties during wartime, or the struggles and comedies of daily routine. None of the women anticipated the way that the magazine would come to play such an important part in their lives.

In Can Any Mother Help Me?Jenna Bailey presents the extraordinary group of wives and mothers whose lives connected through a magazine. Her book is an intimate and moving collection of personal stories and, above all, a portrait of inseparable friendships.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 330 pages. Tags: 9780571233137 other prose from 1900 women studies literature great britain correspondence cooperative club ccc social conditions 20th century essays journals letters works science literary collections jenna bailey 0571233139 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Marcel Proust: Selected Letters Volume 4 1918-1921 by Philip Kolb (£14.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002570327]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “This final volume of the selected letters of Marcel Proust brings to an end an unbroken correspondence lasting forty-two years, and among the most brilliantly analytical commentaries on any period in world literature. It opens a few months before the last campaigns of the First World War and ends with Proust’s premature death, at the age of fifty-two, in November 1922.

In his last years, ill and aware that death was fast approaching, Proust seldom left his apartment, working desperately to revise and complete his great novel, In Search of Lost Time, and to oversee the tortuous publication of its first volumes. Yet, although his illness and absolute dedication to his work meant that his range of human contacts — previously so broad — became increasingly constricted, Proust remained a prolific and brilliant correspondent until the very end. Through his letters he reached out to his wide circle of friends and acquaintances, to critics and fellow writers, and those letters vividly demonstrate that his great humanity, wit and linguistic virtuosity remained undimmed by his isolation and failing health. They provide an unrivalled picture of post-war French society by an enlightened and often prophetic observer, and reveal, among other things, why Proust was such a great comic writer.

As Joanna Kilmartin observes in her introduction to this volume, ‘Proust is as good company in his letters as he was in life: droll, mischievous, mercurial, his self-deprecation and ceremonious manners masking a formidable erudition’. These frank, often tormented letters, never intended for publication, lay bare and explore the complexity of Proust’s own character and, above all, those of his great fictional creations. The publication of his selected letters in English completes the remarkable self-portrait provided by In Search of Lost Time.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Joanna Kilmartin, Alain de Botton & Jocelyne Kolb. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 498 pages. Tags: proust marcel correspondence novelists french 20th century essays journals letters prose novels writers literary fiction romance 9780002570329
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The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints Volume II by Jacobus De Voragine (£14.50)Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0691001545]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [X] 400 pages. Tags: voragine legenda aurea essays journals letters prose church christian theology religion christianity history catholic saints translations english religious sainthood medieval 0691001545
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Travels with Queen Victoria by Sarah Ferguson & Benita Stoney (£14.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 029783195X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a stain, on the reverse, to the foot of the upper panel not affecting the board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs [120]; Black & White Drawings [50]; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “HRH The Duchess of York, Benita Stoney and photographer Robin Matthews set out on a royal adventure story, a journey back into the past, retracing Queen Victoria’s travels abroad to state and family occasions throughout Europe. We catch entertaining glimpses of her engaging character through many colourful and amusing letters, her assiduously kept journals and private sketchbooks which describe the people she met, the places she visited and the events of the day. Professional watercolour artists were commissioned to paint the highlights of her travels from balls and picnics to picturesque views, castles and grand houses, and one of the unknown delights of her reign is this treasure trove of watercolours and drawings preserved in sumptuously bound volumes at Windsor Castle.

The authors have immersed themselves in Queen Victoria’s travel library to reconstruct the journeys and create their own itinerary. They have followed routes she took by horse and carriage, and on the new and rapidly expanding railways of Europe. They have traced her in Rhincland palaces and fortresses, and in forgotten castles deep in middle Europe. Looking for her memory in the resorts of the French Riviera and on the Italian lakes, they visited the grand villas and chateaux, some now crumbling, some still resplendent, where the Queen enjoyed the pleasures, new to her era, of holidays in the south.

The text mingles Victoria’s descriptions with the authors’ impressions of place and period, while the illustrations juxtapose contemporary photographs and Victorian watercolours to startling effect. Primarily the record of a modern adventure, the book provides a fascinating insight into the Victorian past.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Turquoise boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: 19th albert autobiography biography britain century great historical history households journeys military political queens royal royalty travel victoria writing
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for Love and Courage: The Letters of Lieutenant Colonel E. W. Hermon from the Western Front 1914 - 1917 by Edited by Anne Nason (£14.00)Publisher: London: Preface Publishing — 2008Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9781848090392]Condition: Very Good. Publishers promotional wrapper has closed tears to the lower panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [XVI] 367 pages. Tags: hermon correspondence britain army tyneside irish brigade officers war 1914-1918 campaigns western front british casualties associated conflicts accounts military history battles essays journals letters
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Kurt Cobain: Journals by Kurt Cobain (£14.00)Publisher: Penguin — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0141011467]Condition: Very Good. Wraps slightly curled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Kurt Cobain filled dozens of notebooks with lyrics, drawings, and writings about his plans for Nirvana and his thoughts about fame, the state of music, and the people who bought and sold him and his music. More than twenty of these notebooks survived his many moves and travels, and have been locked in a safe since his death. His journals reveal an artist who loved music, who knew the history of rock, and who was determined to define his place in that history. Here is a mesmerizing, incomparable portrait of the most influential musician of his time.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". 304 pages. Tags: music COBAIN Nirvana rock music business record deal artists singers writers songwriters bands
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Photography Year Book 1995 by Edited by Peter Wilkinson (£14.00)Publisher: Fountain Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863433618]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Rubbed at the top corner of the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text bright and tight but the heavy art paper has the usual occasional "stickiness" throughout.Description: 60th Anniversay Edition.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: artistic achievement photographic annuals photography yearbook professional photographic journals showcase the pictures young photographers studio portraits paul strand’s work camera technology 35mm leica slr nikon darkroom processes solarisation sabattier effect man ray photocollage photomontage monochrome images photographer photographic trends natural history photography
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Travels of Alexine: Alexine Tinne, 1833-69 by Penelope Gladstone (£13.50)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719520444]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is tanned on the verso. Boards a little faded. Pages lightly age-tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [2]; Black & White Photographs; Maps [2];

From the cover: “Dr Livingstone, writing in his journal of the eminent explorers of the Nile stated ‘that none rises higher in my estimation than the Dutch lady, Miss Tinne. Alexine Tinne was a Dutch heiress who won recognition as an explorer by her journeys with her mother, Harriet, in the Sudan. Harriet, through her family, had close connections with the Court of King William III and Queen Sophia of the Netherlands. Alexine was both ambitious and intrepid, and when, in 1861, they made an epic Nile voyage to Khartoum, travelling by dahabiah and camel, they took with them a large retinue including menservants and two lady’s maids. On reaching Khartoum they hired the only steamer in the Sudan and made the first voyage ever up the White Nile to Gondokoro. Although Alexine was the leader on the journeys, it was Harriet who dealt with the immense administrative details; and many hardships had to be endured by all.

They then set out on a massive expedition to the Bahr-al-Ghaza country, west of the White Nile. In 1869 Alexine decided to cross the Sahara, the first woman to attempt this. In spite of her seventy camel caravan she was murdered by Tuaregs on a journey to reach Central Africa from the North. Her body was never discovered.

Alexine Tinne was a remarkable woman and her story is an extraordinary one. Penelope Gladstone has based her book on material from the Royal Archives in The Hague never fully investigated before, on Harriet’s journals and letters, and she has also had access to the Tinne family papers both in the Netherlands and in England.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 247 pages. Tags: tinne journeys africa north women explorers netherlands discovery exploration nile river travel african voyage cairo khartoum gondokoro algiers sahara murzuch tuareg
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War, Ice and Piracy: The Remarkable Career of a Victorian Sailor: The Journals and Letters of Samuel Gurney Cresswell by Dominic Harrod (£13.00)Publisher: Chatham Publishing — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861761384]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The era of the Tax Britannica’ was anything but peaceful for many Royal Navy officers. But few saw as much active service as Samuel Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867). He joined the Navy at 14, serving in the Far East against Malay pirates, and then embarked on a famous four-year Arctic expedition during which he became one of the first men to navigate the long-sought North West Passage. After service in the Baltic Fleet in 1854 during the war with Russia, he obtained his first command and returned to the China station, where he was engaged in the imperial coercion that opened that country to the Western powers.

Throughout his action-packed service, he always found time to keep journals and to correspond with his family. He was an acute observer of the closed world of the Victorian navy, as well as the exotic climes he visited, and his lively first-hand accounts form the raw material for this book. He could also express his observations in highly-skilled drawings and watercolours, of such quality that he was summoned to the Palace to present his Arctic sketches to Queen Victoria, and many of these are reproduced here for the first time.

These journals and letters offer a remarkable insight into naval life of the time — especially the difficult transition from sail to steam propulsion -and provide an enthralling first-hand account of a far from ordinary officer’s career.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: cresswell samuel gurney 1827-1867 diaries correspondence sailors great britain biography dominic harrod 1861761384 first editions firsts printings 1st
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No Full Stops in India by Mark Tully (£12.50)Publisher: Viking Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0670819190]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a light water mark to the reverse of the upper panel. Several small marks to the leading edge of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1991] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “In this book by the BBC’s universally admired India correspondent, the distillation of a lifetime’s knowledge and love of a country is told in a series of stories and travel tales, which yield no single India. Tully reveals to us its beauty and terrible poverty; its corruption and the strength and dignity of its poor; its yearning for modernity and the richness of its ancient cultures existing together in the largest democracy on earth, a democracy in constant turmoil, in need of constant renewal.”Notes: Jacket designed by Rajesh Bedi (Photo.). Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Yellow titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: india civilization asian middle eastern history asia south travel essays travelogues writing politics and government social life customs economic conditions description 20th century journals letters other prose works places peoples interest cultural studies literary collections science pictorials see also photography subjects themes regional pros mark tully 0670819190
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Scott's Last Journey by Edited by Peter King (£12.50)Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715629387]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “As the years have gone by, Scott’s reputation has been weighed in the balance with Shackleton’s — and found wanting. Even the precious journals that Scott wrote on the journey are no longer in print, while photographs of the expedition have gathered dust in scientific institutes. In this new edition of the Journals, Peter King re-examines Scott’s exploits, setting his own account against modern studies of the Polar Race and thus enabling readers to make their own judgements for the first time. The text is illuminated by a selection of photographs, taken by one of the greatest Antarctic explorers, Herbert Ponting, who accompanied Scott.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Beryl Bainbridge. Size: 10" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: british antarctic expedition 1910 beardmore glacier pole oates scott great ice barrier ross island victoria land shelf brash fragments floe finnesko fur boots flense flence blubber pemmican hoosh foot polar lands shores nunatak chree indians piedmont continent norwegian skiff morainic material sennegras sastrugus snow-plain working crack experience bay whales cape
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Speeches That Changed the World: The Stories and Transcripts of the Moments That Made History by Introduced by Simon Sebag Montefiore (£12.50)Publisher: Quercus — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 184724369X]Condition: Very Good. Light rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 2nd Printing. [First: 2005] Illustrated with black and white photographs. Note: COPAC refers to a CD but this edition was not issued with one. From the cover: “This book contains over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations. “Speeches That Changed The World” includes biographies of each speaker, the history of why each speech was significant and what happened as a result. Iconic black and white photography dramatically illustrates these key figures and moments in history. This is a fascinating dip-in history title that will both inspire readers and give them a greater understanding of the events of the time.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". 224 pages. Tags: abraham addresses adolf assisi bonaparte bush chaim chamberlain charles chisholm churchill clarence cromwell curie darrow douglas eamon elie elizabeth emmeline emperor essays etc francis franklin gandhi gaulle general george golda gorbachev havel herzog hirohito history hitler indira jawaharlal jefferson jesus john joseph journals kennedy king klerk lenin letters lincoln
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Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology Volume 24 Number 1 1991 by Various (£12.00)Publisher: Oxford, New York, Frankfurt , Seoul, Sydney & Tokyo: Pergamon Press — 1991Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Wrappers lightly marked. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¼". 111 pages. Tags: art science technology journals 0024-094x international society arts sciences
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Over the Limit: My Secret Diaries 1993-8 by Bob Monkhouse (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712677070]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Bob’s journals of the last few years are interwoven with memories of a life in comedy. There are meetings with remarkable comedians — some like Paul Merton at the height of their powers, others like Dick Emery and Benny Hill in sad decline — and Bob reflects on what makes comedians great. ‘All the good stuff I couldn’t put in my autobiography because there wouldn’t have been room for me!’ There has always been room for Bob in the hearts of the British public, and this very, very funny book is just one more reason why he so richly deserves his place in our affections.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 346 pages. Tags: comedians star scandals gossip famous infamous personalities royal variety performance peter sellers rex harrison dawson elton john larry grayson bing crosby beryl reid lang luciano pavarotti police bravery awards paparazzi snap entertainment business films plays television shows celebrity squares family fortunes
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Shopping in the Santa Monica Mall by Steven Berkoff (£11.50)Publisher: Robson — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861053576]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Slight offset to the endpapers.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. The Journals of a Strolling Player. The author's name is associated with a particular vision of the world he navigates: always bizarre; often hilarious; frequently poignant; sometimes ugly but never mundane or ordinary.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 226 pages. Tags: travelling london santa monica environments diner amusement civilised living canterbury venice beach los angeles homeless vagrants welfare state social security wolfies deli miami cultures jewish american east eruropean lithuania european jewry nazis rio sydney bondi beach copacabana beach rio peter firth picturesque slums cap ferrat tel aviv venice beach boardwalk los angeles tony curtis palm springs joan collins decadence writer director
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A Good-looking Corpse by Mike Nicol (£10.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0436309866]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned, leaves tanned but less so.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The 1950s in South Africa was a time of optimism and hope that ended tragically with the massacre at Sharpeville. This book is about those years as seen through the microcosm of Drum, an illustrated magazine produced in Johannesburg for black readers. It is a record of naivety, optimism, frustration, defiance, courage, dancing, drink, jazz, gangsters, exile and death.

Although owned and edited by whites, Drum employed a group of black writers who have since become legends. The Drum writers — Henry Nxumalo, Can Themba, Bloke Modisane, Todd Matshikiza, Casey Motsisi — lived by the precept ‘Live fast, die young, and have a good-looking corpse’. In highly charged prose, these writers (joined later by Lewis Nkosi and Nat Nakasa) surveyed the world of the townships — the illegal drinking dens, the gangsters, the witchdoctors, the jazzmen, the boxers — and wrote stunning investigative journalism, exposing the realities of apartheid and charting the growing resistance movement.

Many of them fulfilled their ambition, dying from drink or violence or despair. A Good-Looking Corpse is their memorial, reproducing their finest journalism and recalling in the words of their friends and colleagues — including Anthony Sampson (who edited Drum), Nadine Gordimer, Walter Sisulu, Es’kia Mphahlele and Trevor Huddleston -their struggles, their triumphs and their tragedies. In Drum, and in the lives of these men, is revealed the story of South Africa in a decade when hope turned to bitter disillusionment.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 388 pages. Tags: africa and aspects biography blacks century conditions covered cultural dates drum edition essays general government history human johannesburg journalism journalists journals letters magazine other politics press prose race reference relations republic rights social sophiatown south studies twentieth works
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Australia in the 1960s by Leo St. Clare Grondona (£10.50)Publisher: Anthony Blond — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with loss at the spine ends and corners, with a short closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “Mr. St. Clare Grondona is a writer of an original and forthright turn of mind whose publications have been greeted by editorial applause from all the serious journals in the English-speaking world.

At the invitation of the Australian Institute of Management he has recently made a lengthy and intensive tour of Australia, where he was born. He has seen the chief cities, the industries, irrigation settlements, hydro electric and thermal stations, forest areas, mines as well as sheep and cattle stations in the far outback.

When the early settlers arrived in Australia that Island continent was a land of no promise. There lacked grain, edible seed, nuts, fruits, vegetables and fibres. There were no hooved animals, little water away from the permanent rivers and no evidence, at the outset, of mineral wealth.

In Australia in the 1960s the author analy ses in detail a very different picture of the diverse prosperity of Australia today.

By including his proposal for the establish ment of a North Australian Development Corporation, as well as a summary of his thesis on price stability for basic commod ities — which he outlined to senators and members of the House of Representatives in Canberra — the author provides a unique, if controversial, pointer to the direction in which further development of Australia may well take.

In fact Australia in the 1960s is the only comprehensive guide to the current economy of that country and the information and prognostication it contains will be invaluable to any interested parties from the investor to the immigrant.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Anna Lovell. Foreword or introduction by R. G. Menzies. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 429 pages. Tags: agriculture and australia australians beef boon cattle coal commodity communications conditions dams description economic electric expanding external farming finance financial fisheries for forest fruits gold history improvement industries iron irrigation land livestock lure major manufactures metals minerals new non-ferrous other pastoral pasture people power prices products prosperity reservoirs resources settlement sheep soil stabilization the trade transport travel vegetables wool
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Balham to Bollywood by Chris England (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 034081988X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “For some actors, the idea of being sent to the middle of a desert in India for two and a half months to act in a Bollywood movie would send them scurrying back to their agent asking for some other work — any other work.

Not Chris England. He runs his own cricket team (modestly styled ‘An England XI’), and since the Bollywood movie in question — Lagaan, Once Upon a Time in India — would feature an epic cricket match between a British colonial army team and a small Indian village in 1893, he wouldn’t just be working. He would be representing his country at his favourite sport.

This is a cricket tour diary with a difference, as Chris England charts the progress of Lagaan from the audition — a cricket match in a Eondon park — to the film’s release eighteen months later. The author’s ability to evoke the landscape and atmosphere of India is complemented by his skill in bringing to life the bizarre and often very funny world of film making.

Balham To Bollywood is a treat for cricket lovers, film fans and those who like travel books, with a difference.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 344 pages. Tags: 9780340819883 anecdotes great britain india motion picture actors and actresses england chris travel journeys cricket pictures production direction sports recreation essays travelogues writing films cinema humour description journals letters other prose works performing arts film video 0340824816 non-fict 034081988x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Colours of Survival by Adrian Plass; Bridget Plass; (£10.50)Publisher: Marshall Pickering — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780551032514]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with colour photographs. In the first month of the first year of the new millennium they flew to Dhaka to meet Shahnaj, the little girl the authors sponsored through World Vision for the last five years. What they found in the world’s most crowded country went beyond what they could have imagined. Overwhelming generosity amongst extreme poverty. Love and joy but no sanitation or running water. Hardship but hope Bridget and Adrian’s journals bring about not only laughter but tears as they invite you to join them on their trip to Bangladesh – a journey not only of miles, but of the heart.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 139 pages. Tags: Shahnaj World Vision Dhaka Bangladesh poverty thirld world charity aids
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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives by Katie Hickman (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0002557142]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the top corner of the upper board with a split to the dust wrapper at the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A mixture of poignant biography and marvellously entertaining social history, Daughters of Britannia is the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West and Lady Diana Cooper are among the well-known wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history. Who was Mrs. Vigor, gossiping from St Petersburg in the 1730s about the intrigues of the imperial court, or Miss Tully, incarcerated in the British Consulate in plague-torn Tripoli on the eve of the French Revolution?

Drawing on letters, private journals and memoirs, as well as contemporary oral history, Katie Hickman explores not only the public pomp and glamour of diplomatic life, but also the most intimate, private face of this most fascinating and mysterious world. Far from leading lives of luxury and privilege, many women endured harsh, isolated circumstances which they met with remarkable resourcefulness and strength. Journeys could take many months to complete, medical facilities were often primitive or nonexistent and young children frequently died. There were wars, kidnappings, assassination attempts.

Katie Hickman counterpoints stories of high drama with detailed recollections of domestic life where women faced such daily challenges as getting their husbands’ shirt fronts suitably boiled and starched in the wilds of Xinkiang; or finding the right size bulletproof vest in which to do the gardening in Beirut.

Touching on die lives of nearly a hundred diplomatic wives (as well as sisters and daughters), Daughters of Britannia is a brilliant and compelling account of more than three centuries of British diplomacy as seen through the eyes of some of its most intrepid but least-known participants.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVIII] 323 pages. Tags: diplomats spouses great britain social life and customs biography british foreign countries history married women
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Following the Drum: The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters, Past and Present by Annabel Venning (£10.50)Publisher: Headline — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0755312589]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Jacket illustration: Detail from Eastward Ho! by Henry Nelson O’Neil, 1857. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Spanning four centuries, from the 1660s to the present day, Following the Drum tells the stories of the wives, daughters and mistresses of the British army who followed their military men folk to some of the most treacherous places in the world. The backdrops to their stories constitute some of the set pieces of British history, such as the battles of Blenheim, Waterloo, Balaklava and Mafeking.

Drawing on memoirs, correspondence and interviews Annabel Yenning paints a vivid portrait of the extraordinary lives of women whose courage, resilience and resourcefulness have often been overlooked. She tells of women taken captive, or forced to become fugitives in enemy territory; of women who endured long marches and harsh sieges; women who chose to follow their men on to the battlefield itself; women who had to give birth to the sound of cannon fire and then march on minutes later; women who found themselves widowed and alone in a strange land; and of women who struggled to keep themselves and their families alive as the world they knew disintegrated around them.

As well as the action and drama, blood and battles, Following the Drum also looks at the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life in barracks: the problems of doing the laundry in the Crimea or finding food for a baby in riot-torn post-war India. There are tales of balls, moonlit picnics and illicit affairs, of pompous commanders, hostile natives and devoted servants, but most of all there are the personal tragedies, hopes and ambitions of these unsung heroines.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 372 pages. Tags: great britain army military life spouses history children personnel women and the war crimea indian mutiny letters journals interviews
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Her Majesty: Fifty Regal Years by Brian Hoey (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002570793]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Queen Elizabeth is far and away the most experienced figure in British public lire. The most famous woman in the world, she is also its most private. Now, in her fiftieth year on the throne, Brian Hoey — one of our best-informed royal chroniclers — takes a searching look at the ups and downs of Her Majesty’s long reign, and highlights the important difference in people’s attitudes towards the Queen personally and the monarchy in general. The author has had unrivalled access to past and present members of the royal staff and household, as well as to ex-Heads of State, statesmen, politicians and personal friends of the Queen. Nothing they have said is ‘off the record’. The result is a lively, authoritative and revealing portrait of the Queen’s life and work seen largely through the eyes of those who’ve known her and worked with her over the course of half a century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 377 pages. Tags: graham-hodgeson armstrong-jones gloucestershire eccentricities superintendent grandchildren grants-in-aid correspondent field-marshal modernization holyrood house russell-smith extra-marital mountbattens investitures commonwealth gainsborough metropolitan broadcasting arrangements independence bedfordshire money-saving stag-hunting douglas-home relationship twenty-first relinquishes unpopularity marksmanship homoeopathic beaconsfield chamberlains stockbrokers legge-bourke constantine maintenance conferences counsellors elphinstone squidgygate christopher forfarshire sandringham sunninghill association backbencher corporation dannenhauer mountbatten
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Johnny Panic and The Bible of Dreams: And Other Prose Writings by Sylvia Plath (£10.50)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571111203]Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily sunned at the spine and the margins of the panels with a nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Sylvia Plath commented in her journals: For me, writing verse is an evasion of the real job of writing. From her mid-teens, she wrote stories, at first easily and successfully, but then with increasing difficulty as the demands of her real vision complicated her growing ambition to make a career as a conventional story writer.

This collection contains all the stories which survive except a half dozen or so of the weakest — either very early or pastiche women’s magazine. It also includes the brilliant brief casual essays she wrote in her last year.

Directly or indirectly, all her prose writings turn out to be fragments of autobiography. Quite apart from their other qualities, they fill out our knowledge of an author who has become the centre of so much speculation.

Certain passages from her journals are also printed here, giving a truer and more vivid account of her, perhaps, than can be found in other places, and incidentally revealing the close, vital connection between her daily observations and some of her best-known poems.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ted Hughes. Size: 8" x 5¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st english prose women authors 20th century essays journals letters literary 0571111203
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Other Colours: Essays and a Story by Orhan Pamuk (£10.50)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780571236862]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Sticker ghost to the bottom corner of the upper panel. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 433 pages. Tags: novels literature stories story novella short pamuk orhan translations english authors turkish 20th century essays journals letters prose literary turkey memoirs
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Over Here by Raymond Seitz (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297815989]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: 3rd Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] From the cover: “Raymond Seitz was the first career diplomat to be appointed American Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s. He had previously served as minister at the London embassy, so his perspective on the Anglo-American connection was already broad and sophisticated. But as America’s top representative in Britain from 1991 to 1994, he deepened his familiarity with English ways, and his many friends in high places gave him easy access to Britain’s political, economic and social life. This book — part memoir and part reflection — is a synthesis of that experience. The subjects of Raymond Seitz’s scrutiny are delightfully divergent, from the most light-hearted to the most serious. But whether examining pets, the climate, the constitution or the Irish question, his comments are always insightful and his comparisons with America always illuminating. As listeners to his Radio 4 broadcasts can already confirm, the voice is elegant, knowledgeable, frank, witty and winning. Better still, it is neither sentimental nor clichéd in assessing the two o countries with their different styles and overlapping values. Progressively more serious as the book moves through cricket and baseball to the meaning of the Cold War, his opinions remain piercing and polished throughout. Neither Anglophile nor Anglophobe, Raymond Seitz offers his own distinctive blend of dry humour and distilled experience gained from his years in Washington and London. His is a critical but affectionate snapshot of the things which separate and bind our two nations.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 372 pages. Tags: characteristics cross-cultural autobiography international intellectual civilization ambassadors description historical political relations americans biography military cultural european politics journals national studies britain culture popular letters kingdom raymond foreign postwar states united essays views prose works seitz dates usa
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Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar by Edited B. Keith Sagar (£10.50)Publisher: London: The British Library — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780712358620]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Frontispiece;

From the cover: “The correspondence between the English poet Ted Hughes and the literary critic Keith Sagar began in 1969 and lasted until Hughes’s death in 1998. During that time Hughes wrote 146 letters to Sagar, which show a unique dialogue between a writer and a critic.

The correspondence between the English poet Ted Hughes and the literary critic Keith Sagar began in 1969 and lasted until Hughes’s death in 1998. During that time Hughes wrote 146 letters to Sagar, which show a unique dialogue between a writer and a critic. In the letters Hughes describes his creative process candidly and in great depth, offering exceptional insight into the poet at work. Their relationship, however, extended to many areas beyond literature, and the letters also cover such topics as Hughes’s travels, hunting, religion, education and his relationship with Sylvia Plath. Never published before in their entirety, this collection provides a significant new perspective on Hughes’s life and work.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 340 pages. Tags: sagar hughes correspondence poets english 20th century literary essays journals letters prose criticism poetry 9780712358620
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Seventeenth Century England: A Changing Culture Volume 2 Modern Stories by Edited by W. R. Owens (£10.50)Publisher: Ward Lock — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0706240898]Condition: Good. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine. Upper wrap a little curled. Light reading creases to the spine. Previous owners inscription to title page.Description: 4th Reprint. [First: 1980] From the cover: “This anthology has been designed for use by Open University students taking A203, an interdisciplinary course on the changing culture of seventeenth-century England, but it will also appeal to a wider readership interested in this period.

It brings together a wide range of modern studies by some of the foremost authorities dealing with the significant and often controversial aspects of the history, thought and literature of this period. Twenty-six articles have been reprinted, grouped under broad subject headings. There are sections on the structure and beliefs of seventeenth-century society; on the wider European context, economic practice and theory; the developments which led up to Civil War; political thought and philosophy; the history of science and the Royal Society; and literature and the arts. The material reprinted has been taken from a variety of books and learned journals of the various disciplines represented, and there are helpful editorial notes.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Modern Studies series. 337 pages. Tags: 17th absalom addresses age agriculture and archbishop aristocracy arminianism austerity beliefs britain calvinist century change changing charles civil civilization consumer cultural culture disdain donne downfall dryden’s economics economists economy effects england england’s english essays europe execution experimental farm filmer france george great harrington’s herbert his history hobbes hobbes’s improving
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The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints Volume I by Jacobus De Voragine (£10.50)Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0691001537]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains:Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XVIII] 391 pages. Tags: voragine william granger ryan christian saints jacobus approximately 1229-1298 legenda aurea translations english christianity history religion religious sainthood medieval essays journals letters prose church theology catholic 0691001537 1800
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Writing Home by Alan Bennett (£10.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0571173888]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Bringing together the hilarious, revealing, and lucidly intelligent writing of one of England’s best known literary figures, Writing Home includes the journalism, book and theater reviews, and diaries of Alan Bennett, as well as “The Lady in the Van,” his unforgettable account of Miss Shepherd, a London eccentric who lived in a van in Bennett’s garden for more than twenty years. This revised and updated edition includes new material from the author, including more recent diaries and his introduction to his Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Madness of King George. A chronicle of one of the most important literary careers of the twentieth century, Writing Home is a classic history of a life in letters.”Tags: alan bennett biography century collections diaries dramatists english essays general journals letters literary other prose works
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800 Years of Women's Letters by Olga Kenyon (£9.50)Publisher: Sutton — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750907258]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “This comprehensive study of women’s letters is organized by subject matter and covers a wide range of topics from politics, work and war, to childhood, love and sexual passion. It reveals the depth, breadth and passion of women’s lives through the ages. Here Heloise writes to Abelard of her undying devotion. Vita-Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf correspond about life and writing. Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel about the neglect of Buckingham Palace. Many more women write letters which reveal the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the often difficult circumstances of everyday life.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. D. James. Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXII] 298 pages. Tags: and authors autobiography biography collections conditions correspondence criticism cultural english essays european general history journals letters literary literature modern novels onwards other period prose science social studies women works writers
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All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death by P. J. O'Rourke (£9.50)Publisher: Picador — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0330335030]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little edgeworn and soiled although complete. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Internally bright and clean.Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 340 pages. Tags: politically-correct multiculturalism overpopulation collections environment fashionable description government journalism developing political america’s countries journals american comedian literary politics greatest economic unfunny worries somalia ecology history century letters justice science general wastes essays humour travel saving modern famine prose humor other earth works world 20th life the and
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As If by Blake Morrison (£9.50)Publisher: Granta — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1862070032]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: A Later Printing. From the cover: “This volume seeks to expose the hollowness of condemnation divorced from understanding in relation to the Bulger murder trial. People have almost become desensitized to random murder. It is often explained away by madness, sexual fantasy or rejection. One murder in recent times reduced every person to silence: the abduction and beating to death of a helpless infant by two ten-year-old boys. How and why did two innocent boys kill another? Is childhood innocence a myth? And what punishment could fit such a crime, assuming that children are fit to stand trial for murder? Blake Morrison went to the trial in Preston, and discovered a sad ritual of condemnation with two bewildered children at the centre. He looked for possible explanations in the boys’ families, their dreary environment, their fantasies, their exposure to violent films. He evokes the worst feats of parents through candid and raw memories of his relations with his own children, and delves into his own childhood to reveal the worst thing he has ever done, to show how easy it is to go along with cruelty..”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: adolescents bobby bootle britain bulger case causes child children collections conditions crime criminology delinquents england essays great homicide infanticide james jon journals juvenile kidnapping lancashire letters literary liverpool murder other patrick prevention prose rearing science social studies thompson trials venables violence works
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Culture and Society in Britain 1850-1890: A Source Book of Contemporary Writings by Edited by J. M. Golby (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0198711123]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Corrected reprint. From the cover: “In 1850 Britain was the most prosperous and industrially advanced country in the world. There were those, including the organizers of the Great Exhibition, who saw no reason why Britain should not maintain her dominance as long as the new advances in scientific knowledge were applied increasingly to all industries and the nation’s work force remained industrious. This confidence was not shared by all. Despite material advances, poverty had not been eliminated; the new industrial processes and the resulting division of labour had made jobs monotonous and, some felt, dehumanizing. The supporters of Ruskin also contended that the use of the new mechanical techniques debased art by encouraging ornateness at the expense of beauty. The contemporary writings offered in this anthology reflect these concerns and vividly convey a sense of mid-Victorian society and the changes undergone by Britain during these forty years. Culture and Society in Britain 1850-1890 approaches the period through the arts (high and popular), philosophy, religion, and history (social and political), in a way that will appeal to the general reader as well as to a wide range of students, including those following the Open University Arts Foundation course.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XIII] 342 pages. Tags: 19th anthropology britain british century conditions contemporary covered cultural culture dates distance economic education england essays from great history irish journals kingdom learning letters moral open other prose readings reign science social sources studies united victoria works
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Fun and Games with Alistair Cooke: On Sport and Other Amusements by Alistair Cooke (£9.50)Publisher: Pavilion — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1857934539]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of DJ slightly ruffled. A nice copy.Description: An anthology of the best of sports journalism from Alistair Cooke — including pieces on tennis, golf, boxing, soccer, baseball, cricket and horse-racing.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. 255 pages. Tags: gamesmanship collections interpreter recreation journalism wimbledon blackpool ellington atlantic football kentucky baseball robinson literary sporting nicklaus gershwin journals taberley muhammad randolph america general outdoor letters cricket pieces essays sports george racing turpin soccer tennis boxing events other prose works sugar derby horse sides golf duke jack eric both ali ray the
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Godless in Eden by Fay Weldon (£9.50)Publisher: Flamingo — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 000225851X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled.Description: A selection of lectures and essays contributed to newspapers, magazines and books over recent years, revised for this volume.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 266 pages. Tags: and blair changing collections eden essays face feminisation feminism garden general godless government journals letters life literary new other politics prose the tony un-idealogical works
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I, Martha Adams by Pauline Glen Winslow (£9.50)Publisher: Arlington — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851405851]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The setting is America, the time the late 1980’s. A Soviet nuclear strike has destroyed U.S. missiles on land, in the air and at sea. The nation is rendered virtually defenceless and a stunned people have little choice but to accept the surrender and try and continue living as best they can.

The victors should be jubilant as they tighten their grip on their latest, and greatest, conquest, but a grim discovery, extorted from a tortured, dying U.S. general, shatters their confidence. Somewhere a weapon exists, so deadly it could wipe out Russia from Vladivostok to Smolensk and once again change the balance of power in the world. It was America’s best kept secret and the frantic search to find it, and discover the men who have knowledge of it, becomes the awesome task of the new rulers. It is also the obsession of the Russian Troika, appointed by Moscow to govern the defeated country; its members, Marshal Borunukov, Ramon Perez and the sinister, ambitious Virinsky, are all desperate to uncover the secret first and thereby emerge as undisputed conqueror and head of state above their colleagues.

The name of this weapon is Magnanimity. The truth is that the few men who once shared the secret are now dead. There is not one man left alive who knows the whole truth about Magnanimity. But there is a woman…”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 340 pages. Tags: adversary armaments armed arsenal artillery attack battle brutal capability century collections combat combatant commander commanding commandos conflicts covered dangerous dates defence defense enemy essays faced fighting firepower first foe forces forms general guns hardware history hostile hunter-killer inter-war journals letters literary literature major martial military militia missiles modern most munitions navy officer operations opponent ordnance other patrol period permutation pistols postwar pressure prose rebel rifles rogue sailor sas second senior situation skirmish soldier special struggle subjects sub-machine surrenders texts various warfare warrior wars weaponry weapons works world
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Janner's Complete Speechmaker by Greville Janner (£9.50)Publisher: Business Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 009173973X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: New, 3rd, Edition. From the introduction: “In business or in social life, competent speechmaking brings success. Disaster on your feet lands you on your back. This book is designed to keep you upright, articulate and successful in speech by showing you how best to think on your feet — to provide the maximum of practical help with the minimum of misery. It is based on a lifetime of experience of hugely varied audiences and of oratorical and presentational occasions in many parts of the world.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 295 pages. Tags: transparencies interruptions opportunities speechwriters presentations after-dinner speechmaking presentation construction fund-raising definitions chairperson recognition disciplines professions introducing preparation conferences tongue-tied controlling production quotations persuading situations captivated parliament government expression commercial businesses ceremonial management retellable democracy companies elections difficult handbooks audiences charities functions elocution effective anecdotal procedure seminars overseas funerals epigrams training business
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Jesus: The Son of Man: His Words and Deeds As Told and Recorded by Those Who Knew Him by Kahlil Gibran (£9.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0434290645]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with resultant slight wear to the dust wrapper which has tears and loss at the head of the spine and the top corners of both panels. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A Later Printing.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 218 pages. Tags: jesus christ character biography fiction meditations drama poetry bible history biblical events american english autobiography early church essays journals letters other prose works literary collections religion christianity kahlil gibran
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Making Sense, Shaping Meaning by Pat D'Arcy (£9.50)Publisher: Boynton/Cook — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0867092459]Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Upper wrap a little curled.Description: First in this edition. Writing in the Context of a Capacity-Based Approach to Learning.Notes: Size: 10" x 7". 163 pages. Tags: capacity-based whole-school reformulate think-books visualizing verbalizing elementary clustering capacities psychology secondary depicting education multiple thoughts regarded feelings creative approach personal journals learning teaching emergent writing schools primary centres editing meaning writers special reading mental helix stage free code logs for and why the
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The Best of Granta Reportage by VARIOUS (£9.50)Publisher: Granta — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0140142371]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans.Description: Contents: The Soccer War — Ryszard Kapuscinski • Salvador: an aide-memoire — Carolyn Forche El • The Fall of Saigon — James Fenton • The Waste Land — Marilynne Robinson • Women and Power in Cuba — Germaine Greer • Forced Busing — Joseph Lelyveld • Gibraltar — Ian Jack • Tiananmen Square — John Simpson • The Invasion of Panama — Martha Gellhorn • In Romania — William McPherson • Boys in Zinc — Svetlana Alexiyevich • The Unbearable Peace — John le Carre • Los Angeles — Richard Rayner •Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 424 pages. Tags: 20th alexiyevich american angeles carré century collections essays fenton forché from gellhorn general germaine gibraltar greer history invasion jack john joseph journalism journals kapuscinski lan lelyveld letters literary literature los martha mcpherson media modern other panama peace prose rayner reportage richard romania saigon salvador science simpson social square studies svetlana tiananmen william works world zinc
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