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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£79.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0004120205]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page beneath his name — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Chronology Tables; Laid in publishers compliment slip and exhibition invitation.

From the cover: “S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is a celebration and appreciation of one of Britain’s foremost watercolour painters. The work of Stanley Roy Badmin is uniquely familiar and dear to the post-war generation. No other artist has had such consistent popular exposure: for forty years his beautifully detailed and romantic landscapes have graced nature books and travel guides, Puffin Picture Books, the covers of Radio Times and Reader’s Digest, and innumerable greetings cards and calendars.

S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is an authoritative and long-overdue survey of Badmin’s life and art. The text is lavishly accompanied by a selection of his book illustrations as well as a wealth of his sketches taken from over sixty years of careful work and loving observation of nature.

The text is followed by a catalogue raisonne of Badmin’s etchings, many of them reproduced here for the first time, together with full-colour reproductions of forty-four of Badmin’s best watercolours. The detailed captions to the plates are based on the artist’s own memories, giving a privileged insight into the technique and inspiration for each work. A list of exhibits and book illustrations and a full chronology complete this account of England’s most popular watercolourist.

Badmin teaches us to look again at nature, and share his pleasure in the landscape around us. His countryside is our countryside.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: beetles 0004120205 badmin stanley roy landscape painters england painting 20th century watercolorists watercolor english watercolour paintings critical topography
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Glimpses of Old Japan from Japanese Colour Prints: Figure; The Geisha; Birds & Flowers; Landscape; by C. G. [Charles Geoffrey] Holme (£72.00)Publisher: The Studio Publications — 1936Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. All volumes are heavily worn at the spine and edges of the boards. Pages lightly age-tanned but with notable spotting throughout. The pasted on plates, on different grade art paper, are well preserved. Binding copies or for reference only. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [8 per volume, pasted on with tissue guards];Notes: Size: 12½" x 10". Pictorial boards. Tags: color prints japanese birds art landscape painting japan country life pictorial works edo period 1600-1868 kesai yeisen hiroshige the second and hokusai plants figure charles geoffrey holme
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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Great Book of French Impressionism by Diane Kelder (£38.50)Publisher: Abbeville Press — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0896591514]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ with some light scratches to both panels. Bookplate to ffep. A pleasant copy that requires a concerted effort to lift…Description: From the cover: “In her thoughtful, cogent text, art historian Diane Kelder traces the development of Impressionism from its roots in landscape and Realist painting through its focus on modem urban life to its ultimate goal: to fix on canvas the fleeting moods and effects of nature in a world that stands still for no one. The author examines the lives and works of all the major Impressionists and Post- Impressionists in detail, including Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, and Cezanne, and shows how their work influenced others in the movement, ultimately giving rise to the new art of the twentieth century.”Notes: Size: 15¼" x 12". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 447 pages. Tags: edouard manet claude monet impressionist pierre-auguste renoir edgar degas henri toulouse-lautrec paul cezanne impressionism art france painting french painting modern 19th century france nd547.5.14k43 759.4 80-66527 vincent van gogh modern art
P&P: UK 1st £16.50. UK 2nd £10.35. EU Surface £50.00. EU Air £26.60. ROW Surface £27.26. ROW Air £100.00

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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Documenting more than 2,500 years of Arctic exploration, from the earliest seafarers of antiquity and the great naval and mercantile voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages, to the conquest of the North Pole and even beyond, this book is the definitive account of expeditions made throughout the great Northern polar expanse. For the first time, it brings together the major explorers from both East and West to present one of the most detailed and beautifully illustrated surveys of the region’s history ever published.

Drawing on many previously unseen charts, artworks and maps from major European museums, the extensive holdings of the Nurminen Foundation as well as private collections and archives, A History of Arctic Exploration reveals how this remote region was gradually explored and charted by men of supreme skill, courage and initiative, overcoming extreme conditions in almost incredible feats of endurance. Key figures such as Barents, Franklin, Nordenskiold, Peary, Nansen, Stefansson and Amundsen are discussed in depth, together with an evaluation of their achievements, showing how each contributed to our understanding of the Arctic. Many perished as the North defiantly held on to its secrets, ultimately proving that success could only be achieved by adapting to the extreme conditions, following the example of the indigenous peoples, who had successfully inhabited the North for hundreds of years.

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72

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Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor by Don Andrews (£34.00)Publisher: Watson Guptill Publications — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0823025489]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel and has a light stain to the reverse of the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Figure painting is considered by many artists to be the most intriguing subject matter of all. But when forced to paint the figure from a laborious, anatomical point of view; artists often become discouraged. Well-known workshop artist Don Andrews advances the idea that the figure can be approached with the same creative attitude with which artists approach the landscape or still life. His emphasis is not on what you know, but on what you see. As demonstrated by Andrews in this book, the task of the painter is to organize, not report. Not only is this method easier, it results in better paintings as well.

Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor takes on a challenging subject: showing how the figure can be painted creatively and beautifully in watercolor through simplification, interpretation, and shape-making. In explaining how to capture the essence of the human figure, Andrews provides basic information about materials and discusses such techniques as gesture drawing and gesture painting; defining the figure with light and shadow and linking darks and lights for unity; introducing backgrounds; creating visual interest; edge quality; color granulation and temperature; middle value construction of the figure; using whites to “turn on the light”; and working from the model and photographs — but leaves readers free to make their own personal statements, to develop their own “how-to”. By carefully observing, interpreting, and then painting what you see, you can achieve very convincing and appealing likenesses of people.

Andrews’ unique approach to painting the figure is designed to teach artists at every level to overcome the obstacles of figure painting. His accessible style will help watercolorists improve their handling of the medium and rendering of the figure dramatically.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: human figure art watercolor painting technique aktmalerei aquarell don andrews 0823025489
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Landscape Archaeology: An Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques on Post-Roman Landscapes by Michael Aston & James Bond (£33.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071536670X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with pulling to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Our historical landscape is under threat, and this book offers practical advice for the novice or students wishing to further their field studies in order that they may record and understand the countryside before large parts of it are gone forever. The fieldwork techniques described can be employed by individuals or groups working on areas and topics of their own choice, and the book is designed to stimulate and guide senior school, extramural, college and undergraduate studies of post-Roman landscapes in England and Wales.

The evidence of man’s past activity is so extensive that there is no region where such work will be wasted, and often areas which at first sight appear archaeologically and historically barren turn out to be of the greatest importance when examined in detail; fieldwork carried out ahead of motorway construction schemes, for example, has proved profitable.

Topics covered include a brief history of field archaeology, an explanation of simple field working techniques, how to recognise and record the shape and development of towns and villages, how to recognise medieval elements in the rural landscape arid, finally, the application of these techniques to the route of a motorway. Illustrated with over fifty line drawings and nineteen photographs..”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: antiquities archaeological archaeology areas assessment britain ca400- cities city england excavations field great handbooks history landscape layout manuals methodology planning settlements sites surveying surveys towns urban wales
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Essential Flower Gardening Encyclopedia by Anon. (£32.00)Publisher: Fog City Press — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 2004] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This inspiring compendium provides ideas and guidance for planning and planting a flower garden. Whether your aim is to create a rockery for rare and fragile plants, a formal garden with the emphasis on line and symmetry, or an exuberant cottage garden, this hook will help you achieve that goal. And whatever the size or location — a large expanse in the country or a small balcony in an inner-city area — here are ideas for adding charm, character and colour through the use of flowering plants.

The Essential Flower Gardening Encyclopaedia contains a how-to reference guide filled with practical gardening tips and techniques, plus inspirational photographs of garden styles, designs and plant options.

Colour is a key factor in a flower garden, and ‘Can he employed as accent, as background, to convey a particular mood, and to create the effect of space. A 280-page encyclopaedic section features more than 1,000 popular flowers, flowering shrubs and trees. This inspiring resource is divided into five colour groups: orange-red; pink; purple-blue; white; and yellow. Flowering time, light conditions, cultivation notes, maintenance requirements and landscape use are described alongside a photograph of each plant.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 608 pages. Tags: gardening with flowers understanding your garden preparation and planting houseplants container plants problem-solving caring for creating flower basic design creative orange-red plnk purple-blue white annuals bulbs climbers perennials shrubs trees plant hardiness zone maps anon
P&P: UK 1st £9.75. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £15.56. EU Air £15.35. ROW Surface £15.56. ROW Air £29.22

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The California Landscape Garden: Ecology, Culture, and Design by Mark Francis & Andreas Reimann (£29.00)Publisher: Berkley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520214501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in this testament to ecological gardening. The authors connect history, culture, region and design to help us understand how California and its human population have evolved historically and how individuals today can make a difference in the state’s future in the their own backyards. The authors’ goal is to bring the history of the Californian garden up to date with the ecological and cultural concerns of the late-20th century.”
Notes: Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 234 pages. Tags: natural landscaping california gardens gardening attract wildlife landscape art architecture garden design planning applied ecology descriptions history usa 0520214501
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Genus Hosta: Giboshi Zoku by Wolfram George Schmid (£29.00)Publisher: London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713470984]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This is a new revision of the genus Hosta that includes descriptions of all species, varieties and forms, all registered cultivators, and virtually all the non-registered classic hostas of historic and garden interest. This book is designed to be used as a reference work, combining the needs of the botanical, horticultural, nursery, specialist and general gardening audience, covering taxonomy, morphology, horticultural classification, nomenclatural history, cultivation and landscape uses.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 428 pages. Tags: liliaceae hosta taxonomy cultivation nomenclature vernacular hostaceae keys history propagation economic botany lilies gardening plants horticulture science sciences technology engineering 0713470984
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72
Twenty Four Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Sir Roger L'Estrange (£28.00)Publisher: Ernest Benn — 1928Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Spine and boards somewhat faded, external joint between upper board and spine has a couple of small holes. Hinges strained in the centre of the book.Description: …as rendered into English I by Sir Roger L’Estrange, Knight, with illustrations after the etchings of Marcus Gheeraerts the elder.Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 52 pages. Tags: roger l’estrange marcus gheeraerts artist draughtsman bruges painters’ guild aesop’s animal life flemish landscape prince rupert parliamentarians act indemnity der dieren amsterdam,
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Beyond The Vale by Ron Frampton (£24.00)Publisher: Churchill — 2004Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners inscription to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Limited Edition of 2500. features the work of twenty West Country photographers. The images reflect personal feelings and evoke a place of mystery, legend, history and great beauty. The images depict buildings, people and the landscape within an area of Dorset, Devon and Somerset. Eighteen Wessex tales are included, covering both people and buildings. Shepherds, fisherman, carpenters, farmers and country characters tell their stories, alongside their portraits. Mills, chapels, tithe barns, almshouses and tollhouses are amongst the buildings photographed and their stories recorded.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¾". 173 pages. Tags: West Country Wessex Devon Somerset Dorset
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook by Linden Hawthorne (£24.00)Publisher: Portland & London: Timber Press — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780881928884]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture bridges the gap between garden design books and plant reference encyclopaedias. Leading landscaper Linden Hawthorne looks at plants from a designer’s perspective, where colour is often a secondary consideration, and emphasizes the important roles of plant shape.

Part 1 reviews fine art principles and shows how they can be successfully applied to plant compositions by grouping plants into three heights: ground to knee, knee to navel, and navel to crown. She identifies different plant shapes — buns, mounds, tiers, fountains, uprights — and shows how the use of them contributes to the success of the finished design.

Part 2 is a plant sourcebook with plants listed alphabetically within their key plant shape categories. This innovative plant reference delivers plant information in a form that neatly dovetails with the garden design process and will inspire gardeners to look beyond colour and begin to appreciate the whole plant.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: gardens design landscape gardening plants painting horizontals tiers verticals diagonals arcs fountains clumps mounds clouds transparents garden techniques handbooks planning 9780881928884
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Studies Among The Painters by J. [Joseph] Beavington Atkinson (£24.00)Publisher: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine with the titling now effaced. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, slight fraying at the same. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Hinge strained at the plate facing page 71. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Engravings [17]; Consists mainly of collected papers written for the People's Magazine.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Bevelled Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 197 [2] pages. Tags: atkinson painting european painters europe italian spanish school dutch figure seventeenth century landscape french hogarth reynolds gainsborough wilson constable schools art
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Writer's Guide by Graham King (£24.00)Publisher: Times Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007101546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the flap: “The Times Writer's Guide is the essential single-volume guide for all who aspire to improve their writing skills. Whether you want to write a novel, draft a report for the School Board, create a compelling CV, write a letter of protest to the Council that will be taken seriously, or enter the brave new world of emoticons and e-mail, this book is for you and indeed for all the family. Divided into eight easy-to-use sections, all the advice you need from grammar and punctuation to building your vocabulary.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Philip Howard. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 832 pages. Tags: one-topic-per-page generalisations administrative encyclopaedias administration specifications brainstorming supplementary illustrations instructions hierarchical shortlisting line-parsing need-to-know completeness expressions interesting signposting non-fiction punctuation definitions informative information efficiency techniques gazetteers glossaries persuasive indefinite journalism dictionary discussion sequential semi-colon readership appendices children's paragraphs typography surprising sentences numbering objective landscape principle structure libraries recursion databases professor summaries
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The English Landscape by VARIOUS (£22.50)Publisher: Profile — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861971133]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: This book celebrates the character and richness of the English landscape. From the sweeping stretches of sandy coast in Northumberland to the high peaks of Helvellyn and Scafell Pike in the Lake District, from the rolling hills of the South Downs to the granite cliffs of the Cornish coast, the English landscape is immensely varied and distinctive. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and maps. The English Landscape is indispensable for anyone who cares about England's most precious asset. 460pp. Index. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Introduction / preface by Bill Bryson.
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Stone Universe by Carol Ballenger & John Powls (£22.00)Publisher: Tiverton: Halsgrove — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1841141348]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the Ballenger on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour frontispiece;Notes: Size: 8" x 10". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: powls landscape dartmoor widescreen panoramas rock ice water air wood vegetation 1841141348
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22
Country Holiday by Frances Woodhouse (£21.50)Publisher: C. J. Creed — 1990Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Single heavy reading crease to the spine. Glue weak at the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Set in a Dorset Village, this novel gives the feeling of the chalk landscape and the sort of people that lived there between the wars. Reprint [1935]. Portraiture frontispiece by Karen Figgis.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". 262 pages. Tags: frances woodhouse karen figgis dorset village south west england the 30s between the wars english social life the early 20th century change progress social upheaval
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Lure of the Mountains by Herbert Maeder (£20.50)Publisher: Elsevier-Phaidon — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0729000389]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at the head, tail and corners. Price Clipped. Boards faded at the margins.Description: First British Edition. Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. From the cover: “Mountains have always lured man upwards. Searching for beauty, peace and harmony, man has often found danger and death. “The Lure of the Mountains” explores this endless search in the words and experiences of some of the greatest mountaineers and writers as they confront the most challenging mountains of Europe, the Alps.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". Grey boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 138 pages. Tags: john ruskin herbert maeder edward whymper matterhorn alps jules michelet chamois marmots friedrich von tschudi rothhorn leslie stephen jungfrau alphonse daudet monch edmund von fellenberg rigi mountains mark twain alpine peak switzerland swiss mountains mountain landscape larch arolla snow-covered peaks piz bernina brandlis zinerspitz breithorns vallistornencis pratumbornum murg brook walensee weisshorn haflinger horses suretta
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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America: A Rediscovery by Lance Morrow (£20.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709031866]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, from the lights of Las Vegas to the Washington Monument, America is a landscape of the mind and spirit as well as a country of cities and towns, farms and highways, soil and rock. America is its history and its people, and all the hopes and dreams that have been brought to its shores.

This magnificent volume captures both the idea and the reality of the most powerful nation on earth. America’s diversity, its energy, its wild beauty and its excitement are shown here in over 170 full colour photographs. The accompanying text by noted journalist and author Lance Morrow explores America’s myths and history as well as evoking scenes that are uniquely American: the ranches of Texas, the skyscrapers of New York, the waters of the Florida Keys, the quiet of the small towns of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Morrow examines the country’s moments of pride and its periods of shame. He finds new meaning in the immigrant experience, in the importance of a small-town childhood, and in Texas humour. The photographs, taken by the country’s best photographers, highlight and enrich the themes of his writing.

The patriotism of a Fourth of July Parade, the peace of a lonely lighthouse, the garish glories of street art, and the wondrous variety of the people and the landscape — all these are in AMERICA for you to discover..”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 238 pages. Tags: 0709031866 pictorial and civilization customs description lance life morrow pictorial social states travel united works
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Sunday Times Countryside Companion by Geoffrey Young (£20.00)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780600357292]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, with a couple of small nicks at the head of both panels. Gently faded at the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: How to read the landscape to find the best of the countryside. Comprehensive coverage of natural Britain from the mountaintop communities to the sandy coasts. Four major sections covering woodlands; hedgerows; fields and meadows; uplands, lakes and rivers; and the seashore. How-to identify more than 1000 plants and animals. Numerous specialty researched diagrams and schemes to help understand the secrets of our wildlife. More than 300 superb photographs and detailed panoramic paintings. Written by top journalists in consultation with experts. Illustrated by some of Britain’s leading wildlife artistsand photographers. This is a book to read, inwardly digest, and refer to time and again – a familiar, dependable companion for those who love the British countryside.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Brian Jackson. Size: 13½" x 9½". 256 pages. Tags: uplands rivers woodlands hedgerows meadows lakes countryside walking hiking lakes rivers coasts seashore fields
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Escape To The Hills by W. A. [William Arthur] Poucher (£19.00)Publisher: Country Life — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with loss at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1943] Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “NO one has done more to reveal the beauties of Britain’s high hills than W. A. Poucher, the creator of this book. A skilled climber himself, with the eye of an artist and a complete mastery of camera-craft, he has spent countless hours roaming our northern mountains and valleys in search of his subjects; countless hours, too, in patient waiting for that exact combination of light and shadow, of sun and cloud, that gives his pictures their characteristic vitality. To him a mountain route is not a mere matter of landmarks or compass bearings; he knows by heart not only the way to take over, any peak one may name, but the time of day to take it, and which end to start at, in order to see landscape and lighting at their best. In this book are the fruits of his most recent expeditions to Snowdonia, the Lake District, and the Highlands — the most comprehensive collection of his camera studies yet published in one volume..”Notes: Size: 11½" x 9". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 216 pages. Tags: amateur arthur britain english great highlands hills lakeland mountains ofalpine photographers pictorial poucher scenes scottish snowdonia splendour william works
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How To Paint And Draw by Bodo W. Jaxtheimer (£19.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500230218]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ appears oversize and is, therefore, loose to the book with double fold to the front flap. Some edgewear. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Those with the courage to try and learn to paint will find that this book gives them just the right stimulus and practical guide they need –practical because it is fully illustrated in a very striking and helpful way with 450 illustrations, 300 of which are in colour. Apart from the many pictures which show the beginner what he can achieve and how to achieve it, there are reproductions of well-known paintings to illustrate points of composition and technique, diagrams illustrating the relationships of colours to each other, anatomical studies, examples of such techniques as etching and engraving, and illustrations showing the best way to stretch and prepare canvases.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6¾". 408 pages. Tags: rhythm composition drawing technique anatomy landscape still life sgraffito mosaics batik printing watercolor oil painting tempera fresco perspective composition
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Paul Heathcote's Rhubarb and Black Pudding by Matthew Fort (£19.00)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857025008]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Paul Heathcote is a phenomenon even among the elite band of Britain’s master chefs. Not only has he resolutely stayed put in his native Lancashire to become one of the few Michelin-starred English chefs north of Watford, but he has also achieved this while pioneering his own special brand of haute cuisine, which is quite distinctively British, if not English — even Lancastrian.

Deconstructing and elevating traditional dishes like black pudding, roast duckling with mead, pig’s trotters stuffed with ham hock, apple crumble soufflé and deep-fried Stilton fritters, Heathcote has created the sort of cuisine du terroir so characteristic of the great French chefs but hitherto virtually unknown amongst their British counterparts.

In Rhubarb & Black Pudding, Paul Heathcote and award-winning food writer Matthew Fort have gathered together the best of Heathcote’s recipes. Arranged by seasons, they include dishes as varied as Pressed Ham Terrine; Fillet of Red Bream Marinated in Whisky and Dill; Roast Rack of Spring Lamb with Hot-pot Potatoes, Braised Lentils, Roast Shallots and Rosemary Juice; Compote of Caramelized Rhubarb with Elderflower Cream; and Creamed Rice Pudding Scented with Hazelnut. Matthew’s colourful introductions to each section also vividly convey the changing seasonal landscape and the creative processes as they unfold in the kitchen.

With stunning colour photography of the food, clear black-and-white reportage of the kitchens and evocative landscapes of the Ribble Valley through the changing seasons, Rhubarb & Black Pudding provides a unique picture of a great chef at work.”
Notes: Illustrated by Tim Morris & Peter Williams (Photos.). Size: 10¼" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: 1857025008 9781857025002 heathcote paul successful chefs michelin stars lancastrian restaurant english food cooking egon ronay chef lancashire style restaurateurs britain biography photography england
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The Archaeology of Northumberland National Park by Edited by Paul Frodsham (£19.00)Publisher: Council for British Archaeology — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1902771389]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This attractively illustrated volume provides an accessible overview of a whole decade of fascinating archaeological discoveries within Northumberland National Park, ranging from the Mesolithic right through to recent times. The Northumberland National Park contains some of the finest archaeological landscapes in England, ranging from the grandeur of Hadrian’s Wall in the south to the extraordinary but little known prehistoric landscapes of the Cheviot Hills in the north. The chapters of this volume reflect the variety and quality of these landscapes as well as a broad picture of the ever-evolving landscape and its past inhabitants. The comprehensive introduction in Part I offers a complete chronological overview of the Park’s history and archaeology in its broadest context, whilst the case studies in Part II contain original new research by acknowledged experts.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". [XVIII] 382 pages. Tags: excavations archaeology england northumberland national park antiquities history region antiquties edited paul frodsham 1902771389
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The Goddess of the Stones: The Language of the Megaliths by George Terence Meaden (£19.00)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0285630318]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper pulled at the head of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 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; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Crop circles have become a feature of the British landscape during the last few summers, but they are no recent phenomenon. They have appeared each summer for thousands of years, and the sites of their ancient precursors are to be found in most isolated parts of the British Isles.

In this astounding and revelatory book, Dr Meaden, a professional physicist and meteorologist with a lifelong interest in archaeology, makes the link between the crop circles and the mega-lithic stone circles to solve a mystery that has haunted generations of antiquarians and laypeople alike.

What was the purpose of the stone circles? Why were they built where they were? What inspired their strange carvings of spirals, cup-marks and cup-and-ring marks? Why did the Neolithic peoples construct round barrows as resting places for their honoured dead?

Through his understanding of the physical forces which create crop circles, the author has solved the riddle of the stones, revealing for the first time the nature of the cult which motivated the entire lives of our Stone Age forebears. He is able to explain the meaning of such mysterious monuments as Silbury Hill in Wiltshire and Newgrange in Ireland, and he unveils a religion of such power that its symbols permeated Neolithic society as did the symbol of the Cross in the early years of the Christian Church.

From the pages of this book the shadowy years of prehistory shine forth in a new light, giving us a totally unexpected insight into the lives of Stone Age people, their view of the world and natural forces and, above all, into the awesome, all-pervading presence which inspired them to unparalleled feats of engineering.

The Goddess of the Stones will startle the archaeological world and excite all those who are captivated by the mysteries of our ancient past. Illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white, and with numerous drawings, it is an outstanding breakthrough in our knowledge of prehistory.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marija Gimbutas. Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: neolithic period great britain whirlwinds spirals megalithic monuments crop circles antiquities prehistoric england bronze age cult settings europe religion circle curiosities and wonders silbury hill ireland history world fiction ancient religions mythologies united kingdom brita george terence meaden marija gimbutas 0285630318 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques by Christopher Payne (£18.50)Publisher: New Burlington — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861555407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Slightly rubbed at the spine ends. The reverse of the dust wrapper has offset from a scrape to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques presents an entirely new techniques-based approach to modelmaking. Materials, methods and components used in one area of modelmaking can often be transferred to another with very positive results. Rather than dealing with traditional subject areas, four main themes are identified — Structures, Landscapes, Figures and animals and Vehicles and machinery — and used to demonstrate the relevant techniques for a variety of materials. This approach enables the professional or hobby building modeller to access the section on figures to populate his landscape. Similarly, the military figure or vehicle modeller can find in the landscape section the secrets for placing his work in a background context.

This book also includes a brief history of models and modelmaking. A section on design looks at the different processes of research and construction and designing specifically for safety, ease of construction, display, control and operation. Comprehensive tools and materials lists identify both essential and supplementary items and ensure that you have the correct tools for your modelling projects.

Each of the four major themes is illustrated by a series of step-by-step projects, demonstrating the various techniques and materials used in professional and hobby modelmaking. An inspirational gallery of works by highly regarded modelmakers is accompanied by detailed descriptions of how the models were created. Finally, a section on presentation will show you how to make the most of your projects by displaying them to their best effect.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: models and modelmaking physical making christopher payne 1861555407 modelling toys kits mecano remote control first editions firsts printings 1st
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Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-century English Landscape by Roger Turner (£18.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297787349]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Gazetteer;

From the cover: “Throughout England, and particularly on the estates of great country houses such as Stowe, Petworth and Blenheim, are large areas of parkland which embody the ideal of the natural English landscape: pastoral scenes of lakes and streams bordered by softly undulating meadows, with clumps of broad-leaved trees casting their shade on smooth expanses of close-cropped grass. It requires a leap of the imagination to realize that such apparently artless scenes are by no means a happy accident of nature, but are the result of one man’s meticulous planning. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown created scores of parks for the English gentry and nobility in the late eighteenth century, and his talent for envisaging the ‘great capabilities’ of a piece of land, combined with the age’s passion for the ‘simple charms that genuine Art supplies’ (in the words of his epitaph), brought about a revolution in English garden design. Old fashioned knot gardens and formal parterres, gravel walks and topiary were swept away, and acres of waste land were remodelled with the blithe confidence of a landscape painter. Stiff, formal elements were softened, straight lines eliminated and every trace of geometry banished, to be replaced with meandering walks and streams, serpentine lakes and vistas of gently rolling hills and vales.

After an introduction to eighteenth-century England and gardens before 1750, Roger Turner gives a carefully researched account of Lancelot Brown’s humble origins and rising fortunes, his marriage and his family, the course of his career and the recognition it brought him, culminating in his appointment as Master Gardener to George HI. The creation of a ‘natural’ landscape involved considerable grooming and disciplining of nature: thousands of men were employed to excavate lakes, dam rivers and transplant not only mature trees but also the hills they stood on. Details of the practical and technical aspects of the work, its key characteristics and the plants and trees used, form a background to individual portraits in words and pictures of the finished — and apparently effortlessly beautiful — landscapes. Fifteen of Brown’s major works are described in full and illustrated with original plans, eighteenth-century pictures and modern photographs, showing the gardens’ development over the centuries to maturity. Having discussed Brown’s other works and appraised his astonishingly far-reaching influence, which transformed the English landscape and people’s perception of it, the author provides, finally, a gazetteer of Brown’s works. The information he provides for potential visitors includes, as far as possible, an appraisal of the present condition of each park, drawing attention to the dangers that road construction, agriculture, inappropriate planting and neglect present to these fine landscapes.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 204 pages. Tags: turner lancelot england gardens landscape design capability architects architecture history 18th century english britain garden british isles country houses 0297787349 9780297787341
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Cranford by Mrs Gaskell (£18.00)Publisher: Sands & Co — 1900Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Cover water marked, spine chipped at head. Fly leaf spotted. Top edges dusty. Rear end papers spotted. Internally clean & bright.Description: Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Illustrated by T. H. Robinson. Size: 8¼" x 5". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 316 pages. Tags: industrialisation urbanisation celebration provincial nineteenth small-town industrial revolution modernity knutsford landscape character literary cheshire timeless encroach portrait charming picture general classic customs society english country changed forever england century fiction better nature before social first rural human upon half side life town and the was
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Eveolution: The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women by Faith Popcorn & Lys Marigold (£18.00)Publisher: Hyperion — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0786865237]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1999]

From the cover: “Faith Popcorn’s name is synonymous with prediction: She has accurately foretold the business and personal trends that have defined our lives for the past two decades. Her frequent media appearances and groundbreaking national best-sellers, The Popcorn Report and Clicking, have made her familiar to most of the world. Called "the Nostradamus of marketing" by Fortune magazine, Popcorn now turns her incredible acumen to one of the most important segments in marketing: the female consumer.

Every day we read about a new scientific study that confirms the physiological differences between the sexes: how women’s brains are different; how they see, hear, acquire and use language differently. What we haven’t heard is how these differences manifest themselves in the marketplace — until now.

Today, women make 80% of all purchasing decisions. In EVEolution, Faith Popcorn shows you that you cannot succeed in business or successfully start one without understanding how to market to women. Whether you make cornflakes or concrete, pillows or pixels, she reveals why women must be your chief target. Even if you just want to understand the landscape of tomorrowland, this book is a must read.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". White Spine Strip with Green boards with Green titling to the Spine. [XXV] 272 pages. Tags: women united states attitudes sex differences marketing consumers business economics finance research res faith popcorn lys marigold 0786865237
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Geography From the Air by F. Walker (£18.00)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ faded at the spine, worn at the top edge with some loss at the head of the upper panel. Ex-Millfield School Library with single stamp to ffep.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. This is the first book in English to explain and illustrate fully the use of air photographs in the study of Geography. It sets out in simple form the limited amount of technical information which is necessary in order to enjoy fully the fascinating experience of training oneself to appreciate almost every aspect of the landscape shown on vertical air photographs. Thereafter the book consists of nearly a graphs. Thereafter the book consists of nearly a hundred high quality air photographs, selected from almost every part of Britain, each of which is accompanied by a text describing in detail the features of general, as well as of geographical, interest which can be detected on the photographic prints.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 111 pages. Tags: geographical Geography
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Notes from an Italian Garden by Joan Marble (£18.00)Publisher: Doubleday — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0385600771]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Corinna Sargood. Size: 7¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 348 pages. Tags: marble joan homes and haunts italy lazio gardens landscape gardening garden design planning travel writing architecture town corinna sargood 0385600771 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Prehistoric Northumberland by Stan Beckensall (£18.00)Publisher: Tempus — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752425439]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “Stan Beckensall’s exploration of the prehistoric landscape of Northumberland through field-walking, aerial photography, excavation and research has enabled him to pull together the many strands that form the fabric of this new study.

It is a selective account of the way in which the landscape has been used since hunter-gatherers roamed the wilderness, through the great changes brought about by farming, the erection of monuments, burials, settlements and defences. The study area lies largely to the north of Hadrian’s Wall, which cuts a swathe across much older sites.

Using the material evidence, Stan explains how tools, weapons, pottery and jewellery help to build up a picture of life in prehistoric Northumberland.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 191 pages. Tags: antiquities prehistoric england northumberland prehistory history world sociology excavations archaeology ancient stan beckensall 0752425439
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Spon's Landscape Contract Manual: A Guide to Good Practice and Procedures in the Management of Landscape Contracts by Hugh Clamp (£18.00)Publisher: E. & F. N. Spon — 1986Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0419134808]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Knocked at the head of the upper board with a slight fray. Ex-company library but with only stamps to the front pastedown and first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “This manual is intended for everyone professionally involved in the landscape industry: for landscape architects, local authority parks administrators, landscape contractors, surveyors and nurserymen.

Most landscape professionals know their own duties and responsibilities in detail; few know as much about those of their clients, customers or suppliers. The purpose of this book is to explain the best practice and procedure and so ensure the satisfactory completion of landscape contracts, large or small, public or private.

The author, Hugh Clamp, is a Senior Partner of Manning and Clamp and Partners, the Richmond firm of architects and landscape consultants. He was, for twelve years, one of the RIBA representatives on the Joint Contracts Tribunal and has chaired the JCLI Contracts Subcommittee since 1977. His experience of private practice and of contract drafting makes this book an ideal mix of down-to-earth experience and an industry-wide overview.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 195 pages. Tags: landscape gardening great britain contracts and specifications city planning architecture contracting handbooks manuals design town art hugh clamp 0419134808
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Chinese Brush Painting: A Complete Course in Traditional and Modern Techniques by Jane Evans (£17.50)Publisher: London: Collins — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0004125193]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Some light spotting to the verso of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Contains advice and help on choosing and using Chinese painting materials, as well as stage-by-stage painting demonstrations and a chapter on all the different elements of a landscape painting.Notes: Size: 11" x 8". 144 pages. Tags: ink painting chinese technique brushwork landscape paintings landscapes techniques watercolours art materials china crafts hobbies brush manuals asia
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Only Man is Vile: The Tragedy of Sri Lanka by William McGowan (£17.00)Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330326791]Condition: Very Good. Top corners of upper wrap and first few pages curled. Pages lightly tanned. A nice copy.Description: Sri Lanka has long fascinated Western travellers with its tropical languor, spiritual traditions, and Raj Era allure. But beneath the superficial gentleness of the landscape and people, a complex struggle over questions of ethnicity and nationalism has turned the 'Island of Dharma' into another Lebanon. 397pp. Index. Size: 20cm / 7¾" PaperbackTags: sri lanka muslim 0330326791
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Short Cuts: People and Scenes from Gospel Stories by Terry Jones (£17.00)Publisher: National Society/Church House — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0715147846]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this edition. With the help of these figures you can tell the story of Jesus from his birth, through his ministry, to his crucifixion and resurrection. On page 56, the author shows how to incorporate the figures into craft work and how to group them realistically against a landscape background (included those, too).Notes: Size: 8¼" x 11¾". 70 pages. Tags: jesus nativity churches religion gospel prayer
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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden (£17.00)Publisher: London: Oneworld — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781780744353]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “1640s, THE NEW WORLD.

In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. Years have passed since the murder of his family and yet they are never far from his mind. In the girl, Snow Falls, he recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter, but as he fights for her heart and allegiance, small battles erupt into bigger wars as both tribes face a new, more dangerous threat from afar.

Travelling with the Huron is Christophe, a charismatic missionary who has found his calling among the tribe and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to this new world, with its natural beauty and riches.

As these three souls dance with each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, their social, political and spiritual worlds collide — and a new nation rises from a world in flux.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 486 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st iroquois indians wyandot missions religion missionaries canada united states history colonial period france literary 9781780744353
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Boston: Then and Now by Elizabeth Mcnulty (£16.50)Publisher: Thunder Bay Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1571451773]Condition: Near Fine - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. Illustrated, laminated boards. 144pp. Index. Size: Landscape 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: boston MCNULTY, Elizabeth
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Requiem by Clare Francis (£16.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 043427044x]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight rubbing to DJ at head, tail and corners.Description: A magnificent novel , where a sense of extreme danger is combined with a matchless awareness of landscape n their relevance to today''s world. This is a story of grief and recovery, of courage and terror. Author''s signature on the title page. 728pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Jacket Designed by Slatter-Anderson.
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The Complete Guide to Photography by Michael Freeman (£16.50)Publisher: Headline — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747202060]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly spotted on the reverse. Previous owners inscription to the pastedown. Light spotting to start and finish.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY is exactly what

its title implies, Here, in 336 fact-filled pages, all aspiring photographers will find everything they need to master the techniques and tricks of the trade of this absorbing pastime, with stunning photographs of their own as the end result,

Section by section, Michael Freeman, internationally recognized as one of the world’s top professionals, explains, analyzes, and above all, demystifies every aspect of the subject, There is detailed coverage of the range of equipment currently available and an invaluable guide to basic techniques, This is followed by an A-Z analysis of key photographic themes — from aerial photography to the photographing of wildlife — and then by a series of master classes in achieving photographic style, based on the work of the acknowledged masters, Throughout, there is problem-solving advice and step-by-step practical guidance to make photography easy and effective.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Silver titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: aerial and aperture architecture arts artwork barrel basis black-and-white brightfield cad camera catadioptric cds cell combining copying darkroom digital display distortion drink equipment etc exhibition exposure films filters focusing food general handbooks illumination images landscape lens lenses lighting location manuals photographic photography portraits printing processes processing reportage shutter still-life supplies techniques the wildlife
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Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare by Dan Snow (£16.00)Publisher: HarperPress — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780007455584]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small, closed, nick to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Europe, a thousand years ago — the 1 Vikings are on the move; Christendom is militarised and looking eastwards. Amidst this simmering disquiet, a new weapon of war arises, one that will dominate the landscape and politics for hundreds of years to come: the castle.

In this action-packed and fully illustrated account, Dan Snow shows how medieval castles were not just the military ‘bones of a kingdom’, but also the heart and soul of political and cultural life. Battle Castles explores six of the world’s most important castles: Dover Castle, ‘the Key to England’, for centuries the first line of defence against the French; Edward I’s Conwy, his most formidable Welsh fortress; Chateau Gaillard, Richard I’s stronghold in Normandy; Gibralfaro, the last vanguard of Moorish rule in southern Spain; Malbork, headquarters of the Teutonic Knights in Poland; and, in Syria, Krak des Chevaliers, a feat of Crusader engineering. These castles were forged to withstand the fiercest of onslaughts and each bore witness to a pivotal field of conflict.

Battle Castles brings to life the epic sieges that these mighty fortifications endured, plunging the reader deep into the world of the Middle Ages. It explores how and why these castles were built, how daily life felt within them, how they were attacked, defended — and finally sacked. Join Dan Snow on the ramparts and in the tunnels, and experience the battle scenes that transformed empires into dust, and mortals into legends.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Light Blue titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: snow 9780007455584 fortification history greatest fortresses battles chevaliers siege warfare medieval fortifications crusader teutonic knights dover castle battle normandy gaillard castles conquest reconquest spain gibralfaro
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Farmhouse Cookery by Laura Mason (£16.00)Publisher: London: National Trust Enterprises Limited — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 070780339X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a snag at the head of the spine.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This book celebrates two things: the tradition of farmhouse cookery, and the link between landscape and food, especially as it is experienced through food produced by the tenants of National Trust properties. The Trust is more than aristocratic houses, it manages farmland scattered across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The model farm at Wimpole in East Anglia, the little fields of the Cornish coast, the deer-parks of the Welsh Marches, the mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District fells have one thing in common, which is that they have been shaped over the centuries by food production.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: mason 070780339x cooking british national cuisine united kingdom britain ethnic english scottish welsh food habits farms country history cookery
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Yesterday's Britain by Edited by Jonathan Bastaple (£16.00)Publisher: Reader's Digest — 2001Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0276423917]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. The Illustrated Story of How We Lived, Worked and Played in This Century. Reprint, with amendments. From the introduction: “Yesterday’s Britain is an intimate family scrapbook of the nation. It is full of photographs and images, incidents and anecdotes which will strike a light in the memory of anyone who has spent their life in this country. It will evoke all kinds of half-forgotten experiences, from the itch of school trousers in September to the chore of cooking by candlelight in a power cut. For those born later, Yesterday’s Britain answers the question: what was it like? What was it like to sleep in an Anderson shelter as the bombs rained down? To eat snoek? To hear rock’n’roll for the first time? To sit the 11-plus? For this generation, the book is a sort of travel guide to the country’s past. It highlights some of the things which would strike a visitor from the present day as bizarre or downright alien. Did television really stop broadcasting for an hour every evening so that parents could get the children to bed? Did men actually sit on the beach in their heavy suits with a knotted handkerchief on their heads? Was there truly a time when the motorways were as empty as the open seas?Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 320 pages. Tags: rock’n’roll threadbare half-crown inflation country’s austerity landscape seventies hopscotch victorian europeans twenties flanders flappers commuter thirties fortress national anderson election highways britain shelter general century history britons country recent heroes spirit island byways ration annual living phoney memory first years world 20th past wars this rate land war fit for the end age new gas all
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Italy by Herbert Ypma (£15.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500283478]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For this new volume of Hip Hotels, Herbert Ypma has ventured far beyond the rolling hills of Tuscany, the postcard-perfect Amalfi Coast, or the Grand Tour destinations of Venice, Florence and Rome, to introduce real discoveries in under-explored regions like Puglia, Basilicata and Le Marche. You might be inspired to visit the utterly refined Hotel Raya on the Aeolian island of Panarea, from whose all-white terraces you can watch the volcano of Stromboli spurt fiery lava into the night skies. At the opposite end of the country, in the ultra-stylish ski town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, is Hotel de la Poste, run today by the same family as when Hemingway used to drive up from Venice in the early 1930s. Or if you prefer the beach life and night life of the Adriatic Coast, then fashion designer Alberta Ferretti’s Carducci 76 makes a superslick base. Many hotels are a complete surprise: ancient cave-dwellings in the eroded rocky landscape of Basilicata, or the trulli of Puglia, centuries-old igloo-like constructions with conical slate roofs. And whether cave, abbey, olive mill, fishing hut or barefoot beachside palazzo, every one of these unique hotels is true to its locale in architecture, design and gastronomy.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 8". In the Hip Hotels series. 256 pages. Tags: abruzzi and apollo apulia archaeology art assisi baldacchiao baptistery basilica battlefields bella bernardino bologna books bronze calabria campania campo canal canopy cappella capri carezza castles cathedrals cemeteries christi churches city clothes coast construction corpus corridor corvara customs day decoration delle design doges dolomites door doric ducal duomo emilia escapist fields fiorence
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Painting on Silk by Angelika Orthaus (£15.50)Publisher: New Holland — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853683450]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. First British Edition. From the rear flap: “Packed with ideas for making attractive, imaginative and original painted silk pictures, collages, soft furnishings and fashion accessories at home. The eye-catching projects include an unusual ‘dream tree’ collage and a decorative ‘triangular bird’ painting. Aimed at all levels of expertise, from beginners to more experienced painters, the designs are clearly presented with easy-to-follow instructions explaining all the techniques required. Comprehensive guidance on choosing materials, paints, tools and understanding colour is also provided, together with advice on developing your silk painting skills and repertoire.”. Pictorial boards. In the Creative Guide series. Notes: Illustrated by Jurgen Orthaus (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 8½". 143 pages. Tags: silk nibs and pipettes frames the studio skyline salt technique watercolour primer japanese landscape mixing colours decoration collages light shade fabric design oscillations silk painting materials outliners painting silk
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Synge's Ireland: In Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara by J. M. [John Millington] Synge (£15.50)Publisher: Dublin: The O'Brien Press — 1980Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0862781221]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine and the margins of the wrappers. Edges of the text block lightly soiled. Small stain to the head of the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Essays by George Gmelch and Ann Saddlemyer. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Illustrated by George Gmelch (Photos.). Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 166 pages. Tags: ireland social customs 20th century republic rural regions conditions observer irish peasant wicklow west kerry connemara shanachie literary landscape northern mayo
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A Picture of Britain by David Dimbleby (£14.50)Publisher: Tate Publishing — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854375660]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Published to accompany the exhibition held at Tate Britain, 16 June-4 September 2005. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Accompanying a major new BBC1 series presented by David Dimbleby and an important exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. Written by David Dimbleby and leading experts on British art, it is beautifully illustrated with landscape photography and great works of art.

From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country, the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations. But the authors show how it is only in the last three hundred years, stirred up by art and poetry, that large numbers of people have come to admire and visit the wilder and more rugged vistas. In paintings, photographs and words, this remarkable book captures our rich cultural heritage, creating for the reader A Picture of Britain.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: landscape great britain landscapes exhibitions painting british art photography civilization dimbleby david brown blayney humphreys richard riding christine tate london exhibition catalogues views 18th 19th 20th centuries 21st 1700-2004 1854375660 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Britain From Above by Ian Harrison (£14.50)Publisher: Pavilion — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781862058347]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Andrew Marr. Size: 11½" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 207 pages. Tags: above aerial also and archeology been before britain britain's charting computer essays europe from general geography great heritage history industry interest its it's kingdom landscape nation natural never peoples photographs photography pictorials places regional represents see seen simulations subjects systems the themes transport travel travelogues united works
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Land Navigation: Routefinding with Map and Compass by Wally Keay (£14.50)Publisher: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award — 1989Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0905425057]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the front pastedown has scribbled out. Text complete, clean and tight else.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “AIMED at all those who wish to find their way on land, from the novice on the local common to the alpinist venturing into the mountainous regions of the world, this new book is primarily written for those travelling on foot although the techniques are equally applicable to the cyclist, the horse rider and those using canoes and boats on inland waterways. Starting with the fundamental skills required for normal country or town and progressing through to advanced techniques in wild and mountainous country, each Chapter is lavishly illustrated with explanatory line drawings and superb colour photos. Although this is a book to learn from, and acquire the art of navigation, it will also be of assistance in Outdoor Education Centres, Colleges of Higher Education and Schools as the range of the subject matter, and the style of presentation, will benefit all those who have a responsibility for teaching others.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Pictorial boards. 288 pages. Tags: about abroad access aiming allowing alternative altimeter and angled area athlete atmospheric attack avoiding backbearing bearing being britain card chain climbed cloud coarse collecting comparative compass competition competitive conditions considerations contouring conventional corridor country course cross-country dark dead developing deviation different direction distance dog-legs easy endurance errors escape estimation events exercise
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